Just wondering what your thoughts are on the safety of OBD Eleven? Have you ever had or heard of anything going wrong needing a dealer to fix?
Which App and Dongle kit is best from them?
Thanks for that. I don’t imagine I would do any long coding, I just want to change some of the Apps which are listed on the OBDEleven website for the C8.
Are there other apps you can download / use from elsewhere on the internet and for these do you need the Pro version?
Hi Guys, some really useful information, thanks very much. I think from what you have said, I will not likely be going in to long coding. That being the case I'll go for the Carista and see what that can do for me initially.
So Carista/OBD11 Apps, do they simply activate 'hidden' menus on the car's infotainment, so that you can then toggle on/off from the touchscreen in the car, or is the only way to turn the settings on and off via the OBD plug and Carista app on your phone? I'm thinking about things I may need to use frequently, like switching the headlights to LHD when crossing on to the continent - at which time you really wouldn't want to be faffing around with the OBD dongle and Carista app.
Perfect thanks for clarifying. I’ll order one and give it a go, even if the LHD headlights don’t appear to change much.
HiI’ve been using OBD eleven for the last 4 years. This is my second car from VAG group. OBD is very safe as long as you use it right. I have a professional version which apart from standard switch on/off apps (completely safe) has long coding and adaptation ability. When it comes to long coding it acts pretty much like a professional VCDS tools used by service guys. If you start changing coding randomly of course you will end up with problems. I do quiet few adaptations and long coding but I always do the back up of the pre change stage. Before I apply new coding I do proper research. Also, if you miss to backup your control unit you have a history of your changes that you can refer to so you can restore previous settings.
When it comes to which option to go for I would suggest OBD eleven pro license straight away. You will save a lot of credits by applying your own adaptations/long coding available on the internet rather than paying for ready made apps.
For example wireless CarPlay app costs 100 credits and you can change it yourself by changing 4 values in adaptations for free. Also number of ready made apps is very limited and they don’t always work as they should.
Hope this help
Enjoy your car.
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Possibly a temporary thing only. I did long coding to get wireless carplay enabled on my 2020 A6, this was done a few months ago without any dramas in OBD11. TBH you're better off sticking with the pre-programmed 'apps' in OBD11, ok they're not free but at least there's less chance of something going wrong.Hi
Just reviving this old thread...
I take delivery of new Black Edition Avant in a few weeks and I'm looking at purchasing OBD11 (probably the pro pack). Looking on their website (https://obdeleven.com/en/home/62-pro-pack-0758277987813.html) I note the following comments "The programming temporarily is not supported on models that are manufactured from 2020 and have SFD protection. The negotiation regarding the support of these models is in progress". Any idea what this means? Is long coding no longer possible on 2020 and later year models ?
Hi Psychopomp, Thanks for the reply.Possibly a temporary thing only. I did long coding to get wireless carplay enabled on my 2020 A6, this was done a few months ago without any dramas in OBD11. TBH you're better off sticking with the pre-programmed 'apps' in OBD11, ok they're not free but at least there's less chance of something going wrong.
Wait a sec, we can play videos on the screen?Video In Motion
You can indeed. It a one click app on OBD -Wait a sec, we can play videos on the screen?
What type of changes are people doing to their A6, either via a 1 click app or long coding? The interesting ones I see are
Video in Motion (quote above, didn't even know this was available whilst parked)
Turn off lane assist by default
Chirp the horn when pressing lock for when I forget where I parked