The versions 18.104.22.168 and newer of the NefMoto software currently have three features that are locked out until you purchase a premium license. The three features are fast flash writing, fast flash reading, and DTC info decoding. If you are able to perform the normal full flash write, full flash read, and DTC operations successfully on your ECU, then the premium versions will also work. The fast flash writing and fast flash reading operations work the same way as the regular free versions.
The fast flash writing premium feature allows flashing only the memory sectors that have changed instead of all memory sectors. Fast writing programs the flash memory in about 1 minute compared to about 4 minutes for writing all memory sectors.
The fast flash reading premium feature is able to read the ECU flash memory faster by reading only sectors that are not blank. Fast reading is able to read an ECU in about 2 minutes compared to about 4 minutes or reading all memory sectors. There will be a small update coming shortly that will allow the fast flash operation to only read memory sectors that are different from a reference. This should allow the flash to be read about 1 minute when using a reference file that is similar.
The DTC info decoding premium feature will show you the description of the DTC, in addition to the numeric code that the non-premium DTC reading shows. DTCs are "Device Trouble Codes" also known as "Error Codes" or "Fault Codes". Future versions will also convert the DTC status field to a human readable description.
The premium feature license for fast flash writing, fast flash reading, and decoding of DTC info is $50 US.
The license gets tied to the hardware ID inside your FTDI USB cable. If you ever lose the cable, you lose the license. There is no way of offering refunds for licenses, because once the license is created there is no way to take it back. If your cable stops working, you can send me the cable for destruction, and IF I can verify that the cable sent to me is the licensed cable, I will ATTEMPT to issue a replacement license.
To create a license file for you, I need the information from your cable. First, plug in your FTDI USB cable and run the NefMoto software. Then under the “Licensing” menu click on “Check if FTDI Devices Support Licensing”. If your cable supports licensing, then under the "Licensing" menu, click on "Save Device Info to File". This will save all of the info about the FTDI USB cable to a new file. Email the USB cable info file to firstname.lastname@example.org
along with any comments, questions, etc. A PayPal invoice will be sent back to your email address. Once the PayPal invoice has been paid, a license file will be emailed to you.
To import a license, go to the "Licenses" menu, and then click the "Import a License File" option. Then select your license file. Fast reading, fast writing, and DTC decoding should now all work as long as you have the licensed USB cable plugged in. If your licensed USB cable is not plugged in, then the premium features will remain disabled. For the premium features to be enabled, your cable must be listed in the “FTDI Devices” drop down menu in the NefMoto software.