EFILive V7.5 and V8 Release Notes

June 2019 - Public Release

 

Version Numbers

         V7.5 Software: V7.5.28

         V8 Software: V8.2.24

         FlashScan/AutoCal Firmware: V2.07.140 (May 26, 2019)

         FlashScan/AutoCal Boot Block: V2.07.008 (July 4, 2018)

 

Updates and changes since Feb 2019 - Public Release

EFILive V7.5

Calibration Updates:

Dodge Cummins

         None.

 

Cummins Heavy Duty

         Added support for multiple CM850 hardware variants.

         CM2350A - added support for new OS's

         CM2220 - added support for new OS's.

GM Gas

         E82 - added support for new boot block 12684963.

         E82 - added support for new OS.

         E39 - updates to existing OS's.

         E78 - updates to existing OS's.

         E80 - support for new OS.

         E84 - support for new OS and updates to existing OS's.

         E92 - support for 2 new OS's.

GM Diesel

         E98 - added support for new OS.

Transmission

         T76 - support for new OS and updates to existing OS's.

Enhancements:

         Updated tune file security. Tune files created or re-saved with this version cannot be used with previous software or firmware versions.

Bug Fixes:

         Previously, *.cax files were being identified and loaded based only on the controller's operating system number. That has now changed to use the same file name as the EFILive defined *.calz calibration file. This change is necessary because some controllers use the same operating system number for different calibration layouts and EFLive automatically adjusts the *.calz filename to suit each calibration layout. That same adjustment will now be applied to the user defined *.cax filenames.

         When saving tune files, the controller's serial number stored in the tune file's meta data (used for display and security validation) may become corrupted. The actual serial number embedded in the binary image is unaffected.

 

Known Issues:

         None.

EFILive V8

Enhancements:

         The auth-codes used to validate VIN license purchases have been updated for compatibility with the new EFILive online store. Once the new online store is operational, all VIN license purchases will be validated before VIN Licenses can be added to a shopping cart (instead of after the payment).

         Updated tune file security. Tune files created or re-saved with this version cannot be used with previous software or firmware versions.

         The [F8: Tools] -> [F6: Bulk Files] can now update *.coz and *.ctz files that exist inside *.bbx files. Now you can bulk update your *.bbx files without recreating each *.bbx file.

         Added warning to the BBX PID selection that shows when too many PIDs have been selected. The limit for black box logging is 128 PIDs. That limit includes all PIDs from both controllers, including calculated and external PIDs.

         Added DMA PID support for new E98 operating systems.

 

Bug Fixes:

         Fixed "Remote 2-byte Key" option not working when black box flashing.

         Fixed "Integer Overflow" error when loading log files that contain stored trouble codes.

         When a controller that does not support "Test Flashing" is flashed and the "Perform Test Flash Only" checkbox is disabled but still checked (from when it was enabled for a previous controller that does support test flashing), then the "Test Flash" warning dialog is displayed indicating that a test flash is about to be performed when in fact a real flash is about to be performed.

 

Known Issues:

         When logging DMA PIDs (i.e. PIDs whose names end with "_M" or "_DMA"), if the ignition is switched off for an extended period while data logging but data logging is not terminated, then when the ignition is switched on again the data log automatically continues. However, the DMA PIDs may no longer return valid data.

Workaround: EFILive recommends stopping the data log and restarting the data log when switching off the ignition for extended periods.

         When Black Box Logging PIDs from an ECM and TCM simultaneously and a PID is selected from the transmission controller (TCM) that has an identically named PID in the engine controller (ECM), (i.e. RPM) then when the log file is opened in the V8 software for viewing, the TCM PID will be displayed as if it originated from the ECM. The PID's data will have correctly been logged from the TCM, only its name will appear to indicate that it was logged from the ECM.

Workaround: None. It is a restriction of the *.efi (V7.5 log file format). That restriction will be removed and the TCM PIDs will display their true origin once the V8 scan tool software is available.

FlashScan/AutoCal

Enhancements:

         Updated tune file security. Tune files created or re-saved with this version cannot be used with previous software or firmware versions.

         Updated controller operating system compatibility matrix for E80.

         Updated USB reliability and error checking.

Bug Fixes:

         None.

Known Issues:

         None.

Documentation Updates

         None.

 

Knowledgebase Updates

         VIN License Order Validation
https://support.efilive.com/kb_article.php?ref=8654-WTHV-7936

         License Purchases & Activation Codes FAQ
https://support.efilive.com/kb_article.php?ref=3265-QEFL-6051

         VIN Slot Limits
https://support.efilive.com/kb_article.php?ref=4371-WESM-3655.