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    Just a quick update on the status of BB logging for V2.

    We are still on track to release BB logging by end of October. To use the new BB logging features will require that you update the firmware and bootblock of the FlashScan V2.
    Updating the bootblock is a one way process, once it is updated you cannot go back to the old bootblock or firmware.
    It is also a potential point of failure. If power to the V2 is interrupted during the bootblock update process it will need to be returned to EFILive to be re-programmed. The bootblock update process only takes about 2 seconds so the window for failure is extremely small.

    What that means is, if you decide to upgrade to the new BB logging enabled firmware and a problem is discovered, you will need to wait for a fix to be programmed and released. Because the technical guys from EFILive will be in the US (for SEMA and other duties) any show stopping problem(s) with the new firmware can not and will not be fixed until at least mid-late Nov.

    The reason for my concern is that I intend to make the beta BB logging firmware available to the public (as a pre-release) at the same time it is made available to the official beta testers. I made a commitment to have BB logging available by SEMA and the only way I can do that is to give you guys access to the beta firmware.

    While the beta testers will have dedicated V2 units on which to test the BB logging, the general public will not. It is up to you to decide whether you can affored to take the risk or not.

    I will post a more detailed description of the potential risks involved when we are closer to releasing the beta firmware.

    Ok, now back to my 20 hours per day getting BB logging working on FlashScan...

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    Sweet! I will defianly be in on this, as I have my old V1 for a backup
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    I know the difficulty in this is making the BB logging work with the 7.x software when it's was designed around the V8 stuff. Is this going to be the case with stand alone reading and flashing too? Or is it just going to be built and release with V8? Sorry if I come off sounding ungrateful for for BB loging, but I was just wondering....
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    I could imagine that standalone flashing isn't a problem on the PC software side, as it probably just uses a file stored on the flash card ... (or reads & stores to flash)
    For standalone flashing, the whole logic of programming the PCM (I assume) currently in the V7 software will have to be re-implemented on the V2 unit ... but then, it's already needed (and implemented?) on the autocal unit, so it should be a straight copy (more or less)
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    I will wait for one of you guys other to try it.

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    I think I will go ahead and try it, Im at school now anyway and I dont even know if I will be able to use it until after late Nov...

    But, glad to hear it looks like its gonna come out!! Cant wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacky
    Ok, now back to my 20 hours per day getting BB logging working on FlashScan...
    What are you wasting the other 4 hours on ?
    A lot of people can't wait for this , glad to here it is soon .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002_z28_six_speed
    I will wait for one of you guys other to try it.
    I'll try it!!!
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