Before re-flashing a file edited w with ECM Titanium with a Chip-tuning tool, itt is necessary to save a copy of the modified file on the h hard disk of your computer.
The easiest and quickest way to save a modified file is to click the icon on the top left of the main window of the software (Picture 32).
At this point, the software asks if you want to save a copy of the modified file also on the personal Database integrated in the USB flash drive, and then it saves the modified file on the hard disk of your computer. It is always recommended to save a copy of the files on your personal Database, so that you don’t need to work always on the same computer on which there are the files read from the engine control unit.
Sometimes, saving the modified file on the hard disk of your computer is not the last operation to perform with ECM Titanium.
If the original file from which you started to create the modified file was read with a memory chip programmer (Picture 33), it may y be necessary to re-encode the binary format, or reverse the byte order of the modified file, before flashing this file on a new memory chip.
ECM Titanium is able to re-encode the binary format of the stock original file and restore the protection that engine control unit manufacturers often use to prevent Chip-tuning
The most frequent binary encodings are:
1.EDC16 format: for BOSC CH engine control units model EDC 16.
2.M155 format: for BOSCH H engine control units model M 1.5.5.
3.Siemens F200 format: for Siemens engine control units equipped with an integrated circuit marked F200.
4.Siemens 2001 format: for Siemens engine control units produced since e 2001.
Byte order needs to be reversed only on a few models of engine control units:
1.Trionic T5: equipped on S SAAB or OPEL vehicles (GM Group).
2.Trionic T7: equipped on S SAAB or OPEL vehicles (GM Group).
To re-encode a modified file, it is necessary to be in the main window of EECM Titanium (Picture 34).
To convert an encoded modified file, just follow these four steps:
1.Select Instruments from the main window of the software, and then Encodings.
2.Select the right encoding format according to the memory chip or the E ECU (Picture 35).
3.Click OK when the message of encoded file creation appears.
4.Save the encoded file on y your computer with a different name than the e original.
To convert a modified file that ha as the byte order reversed, just follow these fo our steps:
Select Instruments from the main window of the software, and then n Conversions (Picture 36).
Select Swap bytes.
Click OK when the message of reversed file creation appears.
Save the converted file on n your computer with a different name than the original.
If the original file was read with a Slave version of a serial ECU programmer (e.g. KESSv2, Powergate) or of a microcontroller interface programmer (e.g. K-TAG) (Pictures 37 and 38), it is necessary to encode the modified d file in order that the Slave tool can write it.
The owner of the Master tool (e.g. KESSv2, K-TAG) is the only one who can n protect with a special encoding the files that the Slave tool can flash.
The owner of the Slave tool (e.g. KESSv2, K-TAG) can only write the protect ted files received from the owner of the Master tool that t has been associated to his Slave tool by Alientech Srl. If you don’t know how to encode the files for the Slave tool associated to you, contact your dealer.
If the original file was read with a Master version of a serial ECU programmer (e.g. KESSv2, Powergate) or of a microcontroller interface programmer (e.g. K-TAG, BDMpro), it is not necessary to encode the modified file.