New cable stop clones ?

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Just bought the new unlimited and registered ,
Is this cable able to stop the clones as I've seen clones already that look like the new ones ,
Is there no way to imbed something in the software to combat the clones ?
 
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Is there no way to imbed something in the software to combat the clones ?
The clones are often (usually?) sold with a CD which has hacked software on it - so putting something into genuine VCDS won't stop that.
 
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So hacked software and cloned hardware there's no stopping them, looks like it's a simple answer to any young lad looking a cheap cable to use on their cars :(
 
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Pirate units are cloned legacy Hex Can interface and though it looks like new generation of Ross-Tech hardware, they're not even close to the original. ;)
 
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I've seen clones already that look like the new ones
Looks can be deceiving.

Yes, there are plenty of clones that look like HEX-V2s, but the do not work like HEX-V2s. :)

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All the young boys over here just want to turn on their indicators US style so don't think they'll be on here
 
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All the young boys over here just want to turn on their indicators US style so don't think they'll be on here
I'm from the UK, and we get a lot more in-depth questions from other people in the UK.

BTW US style indicators would be an MOT fail, so not the greatest of ideas...
 
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I'm from the UK, and we get a lot more in-depth questions from other people in the UK.
Yeah, but you're hardly a "young boy". :cool:

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Yeah, but you're hardly a "young boy". :cool:
"Mature" in terms of years, but young in terms of mindset :thumbs:

I still mod my cars as much as I can to make them work as I want them to (while still being legal) - SWMBO has often been heard to say "what are you doing to that poor little car now?" :D
 
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Uwe what about app based software, (OBD Eleven / Carista etc) are these just as bad as cloned software?
 
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Uwe what about app based software, (OBD Eleven / Carista etc) are these just as bad as cloned software?
I'm not sure what you mean by "just as bad".

We consider the cloned VCDS software bad because it's blatantly stealing our work.

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Do you feel that these apps have also just copied VCDS then adapted your software to work via an app?
 
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Do you feel that these apps have also just copied VCDS then adapted your software to work via an app?
No, not our software. However, some of them have (at least in the past) taken our data (label files and so on).

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