Why I prefer GM MDI 2 China clone to the original

For the similarities and differences between the GM MDI 2 China clone and the original one, please look at the following comparison table:

Device GM MDI 2 (original) GM MDI 2 (clone)
Image Why-I-prefer-GM-MDI-2-China-clone-to-the-original-1 Why-I-prefer-GM-MDI-2-China-clone-to-the-original-2
Price At least 1200usd €172 (MDI2 unit) + €100 (2019.4 GDS2 & Tech2 Win software)
Speed Fast Fast
Safety Good Good
Update Ok Ok, available with newest GDS2 & Tech2 Win software in HDD
OS Win 7 8 10 etc, no limitation Windows 7 64 bit ONLY
Global TIS OK OK
Tech 2 Win OK OK
TIS2Web–SPS. OK Yes (SPS programming for existing and future SGM vehicles)
GM Diagnosis via OBD OK OK
ECU Programming OK OK
Key Programming OK OK
Pass-Thru Programming Yes, done by TIS2Web–SPS OK
Reflash the hidden features OK OK
GM car list Vauxhall Opel, Buick, Chevrolet 1996-2017-future All Vauxhall/Opel 16 pin vehicles from 1996 to 2017

To sum up:
If you have limit budget: GM MDI 2 China clone is a nice choice.

If you have GM garage: GM MDI 2 from the original dealer is a good choice.
Review 1: I am a gm trained factory-trained technician and I purchased this tool for my personal use on my own gm vehicles. I love this tool cause it not only programs the modules but also can be used as a scan tool with a pc or laptop on newer gm vehicles. its two tools into one. awesome tool and can be used wirelessly.

Review 2: Works great. Have to have the GMSI subscription to use with GM. Good for programming and as a diagnostic tool.

How do I use GM MDI 2?
Connect MDI 2 to the PC using a USB cable to complete the setup. Wireless adapters in the PC and in the Tester are incompatible with each other. Double-click the MDI Manager icon on your desktop to launch the MDI Manager software. In the MDI Manager software MDI 2 Explorer tab, select the MDI 2 in the window.

MDI2 clone software compatibility, install:
MDI 2 clone comes with one hard disk recorded the GDS2 and Tech2win software, just plug the hard disk into one computer (win7), it will be compatible with the MDI2 without activation.

Besides, GM MDI 2 China clone is compatible with the original GDS2 and Tech2win software, if you can’t, open the packed CD, run the MDI manager.

* Please make sure your computer supports Win7 64 bits system.
* Computer system requirements: the year after 2008, 4GB RAM
* If the computer failed to boot up, please enter the BOIS system and change the SATA driver to AHCI.

How to install Tech2Win on Windows 7 or XP system?
1. Run Tech2Win\AutoInstall.exe, Everything will be done.
2. install VX Manager.
3. Open VX Manager, install GM Driver.
How to install GDS2 with VMWare?
1. Install VMware-player-6.0.6-2700073.exe
2. copy GDS2 VM to hard disk.
3. open GDS2 VM with VMware Player

What is GM gds2?
Global Diagnostic System 2 (GDS2) General Motors LLC. July 1, 2015. The GM Global Diagnostic System 2 (GDS2), a PC-based software application, is designed to diagnose and repair on-board automotive electronic systems. The software application is used with a personal computer and a GM MDI or MDI 2 (or J2534-2 equivalent).

What is Tech2Win?
Tech2Win is the Tech2 emulator software for GM diagnostics. It allows you to use your J2534 pass-thru as a Tech2 on GM vehicles. The following instructions will walk you through downloading and setting up Tech2Win.

What is TIS2Web?
TIS2Web is the internet-based subscription service for GM vehicle calibrations, Global Diagnostic System software, and scan tool hardware updates.

gm mdi 2 subscription:
Here you can go https://www.acdelcotds.com/subscriptions
For diagnostic package: OK
For programming package: OK
for service information: OK

gm mdi 2 gm mdi programming
The PCMCIA card stores diagnostic information intended to diagnose powertrain, body or chassis control modules and related vehicle malfunctions. It also contains the Service Programming System (SPS) application which allows the Tech 2 to program control modules with vehicle calibration data.

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