I have read somewhere that if you try to use the newer
software from Motorcraft it will brick the Chinese units.
I know someone that has the older IDS software from before
the VCMII days when they did not have the phone home
in the software. he was able to use the older software. But with
the clone VCMII I am not willing to take a chance of bricking mine.
I did try an install of the older software and it did not connect with
the newer VCMII.It did not recognize the device.
I wished that Motorcraft would come out with a reasonable priced
<<<< Ok I know that is a funny one.
tool for the DIY guy. Maybe they could do what the tuner people
do and marry it to the VIN and if you need more than one VIN pay
a bit extra but not the $600+ per year like it is right now.
BTW my idea of reasonable price is lets say $250.00 for the tool and $25.00
and $25.00 year for each added VIN over the 1st one. Also no phone home
built into the software. I have been bit by that a few times by forgetting to
plug something into the internet or not accessing the app and having it lock up
till I reenter my password and let it connect. (sorry pet peeve)