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4 X431 PRO5: Global Version 2024 New LAUNCH X431 PRO5 PRO 5 Bi-directional Diagnostic Tool with J2534 Smartlink 2.0 CANFD DoIP HD Supports Online Programming and Topology Mapping

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Product Description

  2. Upgrade Version of X431 V+/Pros Mini/PRO3/TURBO/Throttle
  3. Supports FCA AutoAuth, VAG Guided function, Benz/BMW online programming
  4. With Smartlink C2.0 J2534 interface, Supports DoIP and CAN FD Protocol
  5. Add Modules to Expand Features, IMMO, TPMS, ADAS, Battery Tester, Videoscope etc
Launch X431 PRO5 PRO 5 Full System Car Diagnostic Tool with Smartlink 2.0 Supports Topology

Upgraded from X431 V PRO/ PRO3/PROS and V+ 4.0, as a new product coming into the X431 group, LAUNCH X431 PRO5 has inherited all the strengths of its predecessors and greatly developed its advantages like J2534 Programming, 50+ Reset Functions, Bi-directional Control, Online Functions, more ECU Coding, All System Full-Function Diagnostics, etc.

Why Do You Buy Launch X431 Pro 5 from OBDII365?

  • LAUNCH official authorized dealer
  • 2 Years Free Update Online on LAUNCH Official Website, 1 Year Warranty
  • Global Version, No IP Restrictions
  • Lifetime Tech Support Online

Burst Points:

  • NEW! With new SmartLink C 2.0 Passthru. Dual diagnosis mode (local diagnosis and smartlink super remote diagnosis) Remote diagnosis (needs activation card)
  • NEW! Adds Topology Mapping function
  • NEW! Adds Benz and BMW built-in online programming till 2020 (need configuration)
  • April 2024: available to purchase Europe Professional Software License Pack in Mall (Check- How to Purchase)
  • Upgraded from X431 V+, Pros Mini, PRO3, TURBO, Throttle
  • The least expensive x431 tool that can do online programming
  • Supports WiFi wireless and USB connection (USB connection requires OTG converter)
  • Full Bidirectional Active Test, AutoVIN & AutoScan powers all-systems DTC scans that clock in at an average of < 3 minutes.
  • Full system diagnostic + ECU coding 
  • 50+ Reset Functions: Include the maximum repair functions in the aftermarket. Solve your 99% of vehicle problems and take care of every ECUs on your cars.
  • Multilingual Support: English,Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Arabic, Danish, Korean, Persian, Serbian, Finnish, Swedish, Czech, Italian
  • APP language: English, German, Russian, French, Traditional, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian
  • J2534 OEM Programming is compatible with J2534 Reprogramming, DoIP, CAN FD, and Heavy-Duty Truck (DC9-36V) protocols
  • Online Functions: Give you quick access to obtain massive online data from the OEM server. Online ECU Coding compatible with VW, Audi, BMW, Porsche. Online Calibration; Online Code Search; Online Feedback; Online Repair Resource.
  • Diagnostic Report Printing; One-click Updating; Data Recording; 4-in-1 Data Stream Display
  • Universal Vehicle Coverage: Serve passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks. Cover 99% of American, Asian, European models and 10000+ vehicles (1996-2022). Truck requires 
  • FCA AutoAuth Access: Bypass SGM in FCA vehicles seamlessly and within seconds; works on 2017 and later Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, etc. *Need AutoAuth subscriptions.
  • VAG Guided Function: Skip the routine procedure of entering the security access code & channel number for VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat vehicles.
  • Add Modules to Expand Features: ADAS Calibration Toolkit; VSP-600 VideoScope; X431 TPMS TSGUN/i-TPMS; BST360 Bluetooth Battery Tester; X-PROG & X-PROG3 Immobilizer, WiFi printer
  • Non-16pin Connectors & Cables Kit: enable to work on varied vehicles across the world.
  • Supports Immobilizer key programming and VW Audi/BMW 8HP gearbox Cloning with the x-prog3 and IMMO software package
  • Supports ADAS Calibration when working with an ADAS Mobile / ADAS PRO.
  • Optional truck license (Does not work with HDIII, you will need to purchase this license and adapters)
  • 2 Years Free Update Online, 1 Year subscription is $350/year./ 2 years subscription $450. 
*The new version of PRO5 replaces the VCI from Smartbox 3.0 with Smartlink 2.0 ( new vci same as PAD VII). Super-remote service support is available (requires additional purchase of remote service). 
*Online programming is restricted in Spain, and Portugal.
*Super remote diagnosis requires extra license. The license will is available on obdii365.com.

X431 Pro 5 APK Download: https://en.cnlaunch.com/download/
Launch X431 Pro5 User Manual
Launch X431 Pro5 vs X431 PAD VII

How to Change X431 Pro5 languages:

Easy switch steps: go to “Setting” -> select the language -> go to “Upgrade” -> download & install the car software pack translated in the selected language. *No costs involved.

New Pro5 Smartlink vs Old Pro5

Tablet configuration and functions are the same. New Pro5 comes with Smartlink C 2.0 passthru VCI which supports dual diagnosis mode: local diagnosis and super remote diagnosis. Smartbox 3.0 only local diagnosis. (Check Technical Support area)
launch x431 pro5 new vs old

Extension Modules:

This LAUNCH X431 Pro5 Scanner can be combined with compatible functional modules (sold separately) to meet your various diagnostic scenarios:
1) ADAS Calibration Toolkit: calibrate driver assistance systems;
2) VSP-600 VideoScope: inspect areas inaccessible;
3) X431 TSGUN: full-capacity TPMS functions;
4) BST-360 Bluetooth Battery Tester: test battery in-vehicle or out-of-vehicle;
5) X-PROG & X-PROG3 Immobilizer: key programming & ECU TCU cloning.
6) WiFi printer: print out diagnostic data and information
7). Heavy duty package: LAUNCH SmartLink C v2.0 Add-on Module is an essential truck module which can turn your X431 scan tools into full function heavy-duty truck diagnostic tools, working on both heavy-duty (Class 4 through 8) and medium-duty trucks (Such as heavy trucks, city buses, bulldozers, excavators, etc.)
8). IMMO Software pack: advanced key programming & IMMO service. (function is available with the new Smartlink, must use with X431 XPROG-3 GIII Key Matching will expand the anti-theft function just like IMMO PLUS)

launch x431 extension modules

ECU Programming

By working together with Smartlink 2.0 VCI device compliant to J2534, this J2534 programming tool plays well in emissions-based ECUs (eg. Powertrain, Engine, Transmission, Throttle Controller) and gives additional hands to Chassis and Body ECUs.

Online Programming for BMW & Benz

  • LAUNCH X431 PRO5 scanner programming tool allows you directly download OEM programming software and program data into vehicle ECUs (for BMW & Mercedes-Benz series). It takes better care of all the situations that need ECU programming and achieves dual programming (Automatic+Manual) modes to save failed programming. Whenever you need it, it will be there.
     1. Replace New Blank Modules: Some parts or modules physically need to be replaced. LAUNCH X431 PRO5 can help you to program adaptive data to make the new modules communicate with other modules.
     2. Repair ECU with Data Loss: Suit for insufficient car battery voltage resulting in module data loss.
     3. Upgrade ECU Software Version: Require upgrade to fix bugs in module software and get more new functions.
     4. Reprogramming Operation (Exclusive!): Restore original software data when module programming failed.
    Note: You need to message our post-sale for get the operation access of “Online Programming Function” for BMW & Benz.

J2534 Programming
  • Pairing with the Smartlink 2.0 device (serving as J2534-Compliant VCI), you can operate a PC or LAUNCH X431 PRO5 diagnostic tool to download OEM software and install J2534 files/tools from LAUNCH official website, to perform the J2534 programming for some vehicles. Note: Reach us to get the J2534 Operation manual.

You can apply the LAUNCH X431 PRO5 to some occasions: 1) the original vehicle module is damaged; 2) the ECU data is lost; 3) replacement of used ECUs; 4) upgrading ECU data to improve ECU performance; and more.

NOTE: A fee set by the OEM may apply.
launch x431 pro5 ecu coding

ECU Coding: Customize the vehicle settings within minutes

  • Online Coding: enable you to access the online data from the OEM server to do high-level repairs, such as online coding for BMW, VW, Skoda, Infiniti, Nissan, Hyundai, etc.;
  • Offline Coding/Adaptation: read the code from the original module, and then write the code to the new module, such as Offline Adaptation for Ford, Mazda, etc. Offline Coding for Vauxhall, Opel, etc.
  • Flash Hidden Functions: activate the hidden features or disable the annoying features, such as auto side mirrors folding function, automatic engine Start-Stop function, etc. Compatible with BMW, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, etc.
  • Component Matching: match adaptive data for certain components after module repairs or replacements. Compatible with Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Ford, Opel, Mazda, Chrysler, Jeep, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru…
  • Online Account Login Service: obtain a secure access code online to perform basic settings and matching for VAG vehicles. Compatible with Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, etc.
  • Online Calibration: Compatible with Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, etc.
  • Online Parameterization: Compatible with Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, etc.
  • Modify Cars: help mechanics/technicians modify the cars, like installing car courtesy lights.
  • VAG Guided Functions: The Guided Functions integrate multiple basic functions, which save the tedious process of searching for various codes. Each function provides detailed help information for operations. Different guidelines are offered for different car models. The corresponding operation prompts will automatically come out to help you perform Matching, Setting, Coding, etc.

NOTE: ECU Coding is NOT universally compatible with all vehicles, and varies depending on the make, model, and year.

OE-Level All Systems Diagnostics – Fast, In-depth, and Accurate Diagnostics &Analysis

As a higher-level automotive tool, the LAUNCH X431 PRO5 tool has the ability to operate comprehensive All Systems Full-function Diagnostics of All Models to clear all faults affecting the vehicle and drive your car to normal in minutes, including reading codes, erasing code, viewing live data stream, vehicle information, etc.

  • Actuation Test/Bidirectional scan tool – accurately figure out whether a specific system, component or subsystem in vehicles goes well and pinpoint the location of the problem by interactively operating and testing the vehicle’s related actuators.
  • Special Functions – find more reset functions for different models to do maintenance and repairs.
  • Health Report – this Launch scanner enables you to quickly access all the electronic control units of the vehicle and generate a detailed report about vehicle health, allowing you to share it with others or print it out via printer.
  • 4-in-1 Real-time Live Data can be displayed in various modes (value, graph, etc.) recorded, played back, or token screenshots, to share with others for further analysis.
  • Code Search – Launch diagnostic scanner X431 PRO5 works as a DTC dictionary to search for more information about the current DTC online, figuring out the root cause of trouble code fast.
  • Auto VIN – automatically identifies the test vehicle and allows you to detect the vehicle quickly.
  • 150+ Brands, NO IP Limited, Global Version, 99% Vehicle Coverage, DoIP / CAN FD/ Heavy-Duty Truck (DC9-36V) Protocols
  • This heavy duty truck scanner advanced car scanner supports 99% of vehicles (from 1996 to 2022), 150+ brands, including the latest models in 2022. Meantime, there’re no IP restrictions for this globe version Launch obd scanner diagnostic tool.
  • Vehicle Coverage: support query of maintenance data and testable models.
  • DoIP / CAN FD Protocols: for High-Speed CAN Cover New Vehicle Models;
  • FCA Vehicles: Support AutoAuth for FCA vehicles’ Secure Gateway module (from 2018-2022), Compatible with Fiat / with Chrysler / with Alfa Romeo / with Dodge / etc. (From 2018-2022).
  • Heavy-Duty Truck (DC9-36V) protocol: can diagnose trucks without purchasing the HD Module. *Only need to purchase the activation card & non-16pin adaptors.
  • Version Information – get the retrieved ECU information in detail.
  • Read and Clear Fault Code – know what the problem is according to the DTC and its definition.
launch x431 pro5 full system diagnostic

Active Test and Bi-Directional Control for Fast Troubleshooting

The Bluetooth Diesel Diagnostic Tool X431 PRO5 features Bi-directional Control, also known as Active Test, Actuator Test, and Inspection Tests. It can send the commands to ECUs, read the ECU data to determine the integrity of the system or parts, and monitor the operation of the actuators, letting you quickly know if a specific system, component, or subsystem is functioning properly or not.

With this bidirectional scan tool, you don't need to struggle to disassemble individual on-board parts & ECUs to find a small problem. It also can be universally applied to all the vehicle systems like ABS, SRS, Engine, TPMS, BCM, Headlamps, Windscreen Wipers, Windows, Doors, Sunroof, Mirrors, for pinpointing problems within 5 minutes.

Here we have some examples for the Active test:

  • Switch the SRS light on and off;
  • Turn the fuel pump on and off;
  • Cycle the a/c clutch on and off;
  • Switch the cylinder on and off;
  • Conduct the injector buzz test;
  • Turn on/off the radiator fan;
  • Operate the acceleration device test;
  • Perform an evaporative emissions leak test;

launch x431 pro5 active test
50+ Hot Reset & Relearn Maintenance Services

You can easily choose multiple commonly-used service functions, and follow their clear and precise instructions to complete complex projects much faster, including but not limited to the following:

-Oil Maintenance Light Reset: reset the oil service lamp; re-calculate the optimal oil life change interval.

-Steering Angle Reset: reset the steering angle to zero to keep the car running straight.

-Injector Coding: write the new injector code into the system to correct cylinder injection quantity.

-Electronic Parking Brake Reset: help replace and reset the brake pad.

-ABS Bleeding: help exhaust the air in the ABS system in an easy way.

-Throttle Matching: initialize the throttle actuators to the default state.

-Battery Matching: register the battery after replacement.

-DPF Regeneration: help remove the particulate matter to keep the trap stable.

-Anti-theft Matching (IMMO Service): disable lost keys to prevent the car from being stolen, and add new keys. *Limited in default; can be fully upgraded with X-PROG & X-PROG3.

-Tire Pressure Reset: reset the tire pressure.

-Suspension Level Calibration: adjust the vehicle body height sensor for level calibration.

-Headlight Matching: initialize the adaptive headlamp system.

-Gearbox Matching: help complete the gearbox self-learning to improve gear shifting quality.

-Sunroof Initialization: initialize the sunroof when to be locked off, or closed.

-Tooth Learning: help to finish tooth learning after changing the crankshaft in the car engine.
And many more with expanding. Function menus vary by manufacturer, year, and model. Reach us for a compatibility check.

NOTE: Explore more service functions by accessing menus of Vehicle Brand -> System Diagnostics -> Special Function.
launch x431 pro5 special functions
4 in 1 SmartLink 2.0 Easy to Manage Wider Vehicles

LAUNCH auto scanner X431 PRO5 work with Smartlink VCI (J2534 compliant) empowers you to conduct J2534 ECU Programming, just by downloading the free OEM software (connect our post-sale team to get a link, no charge) to show the OE-level programming.

Smartlink 2.0 VCI, powered by Linux system, USB & WiFi connection.

  1. CAN-FD, J2534, DOIP protocol, connect with OEM diagnostic software to unleash programming and diagnostic communication.
  2. Heavy-duty truck protocol compliant. Support DC9-36V for HD Vehicles Diagnostics. Smartlink 2.0 VCI can also be easily expanded to a general diagnostic tool for passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks. (Pay for heavy-duty software and a non-standard 16PIN connector to use.). More powerful functions are to be discovered by working with the Launch X431 scanner.
  3. CAN-FD & DOIP protocols for high-speed vehicle diagnostic communication, compatible with Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, Holden, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, etc.
  4. J2534 protocol works for ECU programming, compatible with Toyota, Lexus, Acura, Volvo, VW, GM, Chrysler, Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, etc.

launch x431 pro5 smart box 3.0
How to Use Smartlink 2.0 (Update version of SmartBox 3.0) as a J2534 Tool?

1) Download the OEM software in Automakers' Service Webs to your computer. You can reach us to get web sites.
2) Connect the Smartlink 2.0 to your computer with the included USB cable, or via the stable and solid 5G Wi-Fi network.
3) Connect the Smartlink 2.0 to your vehicle' s DLC port with/without the included extended OBDII cable.
4) Download and install the drivers for Smartlink 2.0 at the LAUNCH official site.
5) Run "Smartlink 2.0" and there you go.

Online Functions

The usage of the J2534 reprogramming tool is not limited by the network. Both online and offline functions provide effective solutions to vehicle diagnostics.

1)Online ECU Coding: Quickly obtain the OEM online data from the server when the code data is lost. Compatible with VW, Audi, BMW, Porsche, etc.

2)Online Calibration; Online Code Search; Online Feedback; Online Repair Resource.

Topology Mapping

Update your X431 PRO 5 to V 7.03.014 to gain Topology Mapping function! 

Launch X431 PRO5 is able to support Module Topology Mapping that enable users to know all module status at a glance and root out the problems easily. As the most powerful Launch scanner, Launch X431 PRO5 scanner features the riches fault code analysis function with which you can access the most comprehensive and the latest code-specific data, TSB, DTC analysis, repair assist, repair tips, and relevant repair cases. It has been drawn from real-world shop repair orders and record data that has been thoroughly verified by automotive maintenance professionals.

This advanced feature, typically found only on tools costing over 3000USD, provides a comprehensive view of a vehicle's data bus configurations, improving repair efficiency by up to 90%. With just one click, you can gain insights into the layout of a vehicle's system and clear any troubles. Note that Topology is not a universal function and compatibility with your vehicle's brand should be verified by checking the VIN before purchasing.

launch x431 pro5 Topology Mapping

Supports Both 12V cars and 24V trucks

If you need to work with heavy duty truck vehicles, you should buy heavy duty package. 
You will get the heavy duty software and adapters.

ADAS Calibration

ADAS is a helping hand when sleepy drivers accidentally swerve out of their lane and into another car. And ADAS calibration of X431 Pro5 scanner helps you to effectively and accurately calibrate a wide range of camera-based & radar-based driver assistance systems.

It is needed during the following scenarios:

1) Windshield replacement;

2) Collision;

3) Replacement change in tires or ride height;

4) ADAS lights are on or flashing; That will make your driving experience safer than ever before.

launch x431 pro5 car and trucks

Guided Functions
Guiding you to be an expert in automotive diagnostic: compatible with Volkswagen / Audi / Skoda / Seat etc.
launch x431 pro5 guided function

Health Report Generate and Share
With LAUNCH X431 Pro 5, you can generate a full system Diagnostic Report by ONE-CLICK. The reports can be emailed to the office or directly to your customer. You can also print out the vehicle health report card.

Printer diagnostic result
You can share car diagnostic data via email, then print it via PC or optional wifi, and you can order Launch x431 mini wifi printer, then a one-key printer
Printer diagnostic result
Launch X-431 Pro 5 Vehicle Coverage 

X431 PRO5 LAUNCH automotive scanner covers 100+ makes and 10000+ vehicle models all over the world. Suiting for 99% of Asian, American, European vehicles (1996-2022). This bi-directional scanner allows you to view a list of all models that can be tested with this X431 PRO5.



Compatible with GM, FORD, CHRYSLER, etc.

Compatible with AUST FORD, AUST HOLDEN, etc.

Compatible with BRAZIL FIAT, BRAZIL GM, etc.

AutoAuth for FCA Vehicles

For the vehicle equipped with SGW (Security Gateway) module, you can lend a hand from LAUNCH X431 PRO5 car tools to login the FCA account and perform the functions such as clearing DTCs, bi-directional tests, and calibrations. Compatible with Fiat, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, etc.

Maintenance Data For 1600+ Models

X431 PRO5 auto scanner provides abundant data including online video, repair manuals, repair cases, operating tips, OBD fault codes lookup, and more for technicians to access online at any time, which helps repair professionals diagnose and repair vehicles efficiently, accurately and profitably.

Launch X431 PRO5 Tablet Specification

Display: 10.0”, IPS 1280*800
CPU: 2.0GHz 4-core processor 
VCI: SmartLink C
Memory: 3G
Storage: 64GB (No SD card slot, cannot expand storage) 
Camera: 5MP Front camera + 8MP Rear camera
WiFi: 2.4GHz/5GHz (dual frequency)
Dimension: 267 * 191 * 33 mm

Specification for SmartLink C 2.0 VCI Connector


  3.95''  320*480





  Remote Communication        

  Local Diagnosis: WiFi/BT/USB

  SmartLink Remote Diagnosis: WiFi/Ethernet                            

  Working Voltage

  9V DC ~ 36V DC


  200*110*47 mm

Package Includes:
1pc x X431 PRO5 tablet
1pc x SmartLink C 2.0 device
1pc x US plug
1pc x EU plug
1pc x UK plug
1pc x OBD adapter
1pc x Type-C cable
1pc x USB-B cable
1pc x Ethernet cable
1pc x quick start guide
1pc x PIN envelope
1pc x user manual 

Launch X-431 Pro5 vs X431 V+
Launch X-431 Pro5 vs X431 V+


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Launch X431 Pro5 SmartLink Europe Professional Software License Pack Buying Guide

Tech Support

Part 1: Launch X431 Pro5 Smartlink vs Pro5 SmartBox

What is the difference between 2024 new Launch X431 Pro5 Smartlink and the old Pro5?

Check the table comparison below:

Item Launch X431 Pro5 SmartLink Launch X431 Pro5 Smartbox
Image launch x431 pro with smartlink pro5 with smartbox
Operating system Android 9.0 Android 10.0
CPU 1.8Ghz 8 core 2.0GHz 4-core processor
Internal memory 4GB 4GB
Storage 32GB, expandable to +128Gb 32GB, expandable to +128Gb
Screen 10.1 1920X1200 full HD 10.1 1280x800 full HD IPS
Battery 7000mAh 7000mAh
WiFi 2.4 and 5Ghz 2.4 and 5Ghz
Cameras front 5MP, Rear 8MP front 5MP, Rear 8MP
IP Restriction No IP Restrictions Global Version, No IP limitation
Full Bidirectional Active Test Yes Yes
Full system diagnostic Yes Yes
Dual diagnostic Mode Yes, local diagnostic mode and super remote diagnostic mode No, only local diagnostic mode
ECU Coding Yes Yes
Service Function 50 service reset: ABS Bleeding/TPS/Oil light service reset/EPB/TPMS/CVT/SAS/Battery Registration/IMMO/Suspension reset/Sunroof reset and etc. 50 service reset: ABS Bleeding/TPS/Oil light service reset/EPB/TPMS/CVT/SAS/Battery Registration/IMMO/Suspension reset/Sunroof reset and etc.
Online database Purchase European professional software license pack in Mall (contains CarSET Pro database) No
VCI SmartLink C 2.0 SmartBox 3.0
Super Remote Diagnostics Yes, with Smartlink 2.0 and Smartlink remote diagnosis license No
VCI Parameter


Local Diagnosis: WiFi/BT/USB Type C

SmartLink Remote Diagnosis: WiFi/Ethernet

3.97-inch TFT screen, 320*480 resolution


Linux OS

RAM 256M


WiFi: 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band

USB: Type B

Connection Bluetooth (Local diagnosis)

Ethernet (remote diagnosis)

FCA AutoAuth Access Security Gateway (SGW) Optional Optional
Passthru J2534 flashing Yes Yes
DoIP Yes Yes
Adaptation, coding Yes Yes
ADAS calibration functions Optional Optional
IMMO programming X-PROG3 X-PROG3
VAG Guided Function Yes Yes
Add Modules to Expand Features ADAS Calibration Toolkit; VSP-600 VideoScope; X431 TPMS TSGUN; BST360 Bluetooth Battery Tester; X-PROG & X-PROG3 Immobilizer ADAS Calibration Toolkit; VSP-600 VideoScope; X431 TPMS TSGUN; BST360 Bluetooth Battery Tester; X-PROG & X-PROG3 Immobilizer
HD Support optional HD truck package optional HD truck package
Update 2 Years free update 2 Years Free Update
Vehicle coverage 150+Brands Vehicles from 1996-2022, Support HD protocol – Vehicles coverage with over 100+ worldwide makes from America, Europe and Asia
AutoVIN Scan Yes Yes
WiFi Printer Optional Optional


In sum:

Pro5 tablet has the same configuration. The biggest difference is the VCI. The new X431 Pro5 comes with Smartlink C 2.0 passthru while the old comes with Smartbox 3.0 VCI.

They all support BMW/Benz online programming and J2534 OEM programming. The Smartlink 2.0 supports dual diagnosis mode: local diagnosis and super remote diagnosis.

As for local diagnosis, they are the same.


*Super remote diagnosis requires license from Launch X431. The license will be available on obdii365.com in May or June 2024.

Part 2: Launch X431 Pro 5 vs X431 PAD VII
Item Launch X431 Pro5 Launch X431 PAD VII
Screen 10.1-Inch 1280×800 FHD IPS 13.3 inch capacitive screen, 1920*1080
Operating System Android 10.0 Android 9.0
Processor 2.0GHz 4-core processor 2.0GHz Octa cores
Memory / RAM 65G / 4GB RAM 256GB /8GB
Battery 7,000 mAh 19000mAh
Camera 8MP Rear / 5MP Front Front 8mp, Rear 13mp
Connection Bluetooth , Wifi(2.4GHz /5GHz) Bluetooth,Wifi (5G WiFi)
VCI Smartbox 3.0 Smart Link C
3-in-1 SmartLink C Device: Work as VCI to obtain vehicle data; Provide dual diagnostic modes; Act as a J2534 programming device.
IP65 waterproof & dustproof   Yes
IP limitation Global Version without IP Blocking Global Version without IP Blocking
Language English,Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Arabic, Danish, Korean, Persian, Serbian, Finnish, Swedish, Czech, Italian English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Swedish, Japanese, Polish, Czech, Russian, Dutch, Thai, Finnish, Danish, Romanian, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Croatian
Protocols CAN/CANFD/DoIP 2534/D-PDU/RP1210 CAN/CANFD/DoIP 2534/D-PDU/RP1210
Supported car brands 99% brands 99% brands (up to 200 brands)
Full-system Diagnostic Yes Yes
Active Test Yes Yes
Auto VIN Yes Yes
Scan VIN/license Yes Yes
Remote Desk Yes Yes
Actuation Test Yes Yes
SOME MEDIUM DUTY/Optional Heavy duty SOME MEDIUM DUTY/Optional Heavy duty
Basic & Special Functions American, ASIAN & EUROPEAN American, ASIAN & EUROPEAN
Service Reset Functions 21  SERVICE FEATURES 33 special functions
Smartlink remote diagnosis   Yes
Online Programming Benz Yes Yes
BMW Yes Yes
Porsche X Yes
Land rover X Yes
Jaguar X Yes
Renault X Yes
Nissan X Yes
Subaru X Yes
Infiniti X Yes
Hyundai X Yes
Kia X Yes
VW X Yes
Audi X Yes
Online Coding Mercedes (SCN) Yes Yes
BMW Yes Yes
VAG Yes Yes
Porsche Yes Yes
Renault No Yes
Offline Programming Ford Yes Yes
Mazda Yes Yes
Vauxhall Yes Yes
Opel Yes Yes
Flash Hidden Function Benz Yes Yes
BMW Yes Yes
VAG Yes Yes
Porsche Yes Yes
Jeep Yes Yes
Dodge Yes Yes
Chrysler Yes Yes
Toyota Yes Yes
Honda Yes Yes
Repair Data Benz X Yes
VW Audi X Yes
Porsche (11-) X Yes
Online FFS Activation VW/Audi No Yes
Add-on Tools
ADAS Yes, with ADAS kit Yes, with ADAS kit
TPMS Programming Yes, with TSGUN add-on Yes, with TSGUN add-on
Expandable heavy-duty truck module (HD Module) Yes, if purchase truck software kit Yes, if purchase truck software kit
VideoScope With optional VSP-600 With optional VSP-600
IMMO Programmer With optional X-prog3 With optional X-prog3
Battery Tester With optional BT506 battery tester With battery tester bst360
Wi-Fi Printer Yes Yes
Endoscope   Yes, optional S2-2 SensorBox
Oscilloscope   Yes, optional O2-1 ScopeBox, Oscilloscope
Other Function
OBD PIN Detection Yes Detect the vehicle protocols and OBDII pin voltage status to help technicians judge the OBD2 interface. Yes Detect the vehicle protocols and OBDII pin voltage status to help technicians judge the OBD2 interface.
Repair database   Thru “X-431 FIX” function, need purchase license from Mall
(How to activate X-431-FIX)
Tesla Diagnostic Yes (Purchase in the Mall) Yes (Purchase in the Mall)
Australian Ford and Holden Yes Yes
Software Updates 2 Years Free Update Online, 1 Year subscription is $350/year. 2 Years FREE, $599/year later

Note: The add-on tools are sold separately.

In Sum:

PAD VII has better hardware, larger RAM ROM.
X431 Pro5 newly add BMW and Benz online programming in 2023, but only do BMW and Benz, PAD VII will do online programming for more brands, Jaguar, Nissan, Renault, Land rover, Subaru, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Porsche.
PAD VII will do VW, Audi online Parameterization and Renault online coding, Pro5 cannot.
They have similar add-on modules, PAD VII supports additional Endoscope and Oscilloscope add-on, Pro5 does not.
X-431 Fix database has added to the X-431 PAD VII global version device, Pro5 does not.
Pro5 yearly subscription is cheaper than PAD 7.

Part 3: Launch X431 Pro5 vs Launch X431 Pro3S+
Item Launch X431 Pro3S+ Launch X431 Pro5
Processor 8-core 1.8GHz 2.0GHz 4-core processor
ROM 32G 64G
Battery capacity 7000mAh/3.8v



Andriod Version Android 9.0 Android 10.0
Screen Size 10.1 inch 10.1 inch
Screen resolution 1920×1200 1280×800
Wi-Fi 2.4 & 5 GHz



2.4 & 5GHz
Camera 5.0 MP Pixel Rear Camera
Rear 8.0 MP/ Front 5.0 MP  
Communication VCI USB/Bluetooth



VCI DBScar VCI SmartBox 3.0
Basic Functions


(Read & Clear the codes and data stream)

Yes Yes
Service Functions 35+ 50+
Full system diagnostic Yes Yes
Active Test Yes Yes
Auto VIN Yes Yes
Scan VIN/License Yes Yes
Remote Desk Yes Yes
Topology Yes Yes
Online Programming NO Yes, built-in BMW and Benz online programming
Online Coding Yes Yes, BMW, Benz and VAG online coding
Online FFS Activation Yes Yes
Online Calibration & Matching Yes Yes



Yes Yes



Yes Yes
Flash Hidden Function Yes Yes
TSGUN TPMS module Yes, with TSGUN Yes, with TSGUN
X-prog3 IMMO programmer Yes, with X-prog3 Yes, with X-prog3
Battery Test Yes, with BST-360 battery tester Yes with BST-360 battery tester
ADAS Yes Yes
Videoscope Yes with VSP600 Yes with VSP600
Heavy duty module Yes with HDIII Yes, with HD set
Diagnostic Protocols:
Bus Protocols:



FCA AutoAuth Yes Yes
Tesla software Yes, purchase from Mall Yes, purchase from Mall
Update 2 Years Free Update, $450 per year later 2 Years Free Update, $450 per year later

In Sum: 

Pro3s+ and Pro5 have different VCI. Pro3s+ has DBscar VII Bluetooth connector while Pro5 has SmartBox VCI. Smartbox has D-PDU/J2534/RP1210, CAN FD DoIP protocols for newer vehicles. They have same diagnostic function. Pro5 can do Benz and BMW online programming, Pro3s+ cannot. Smartbox 3.0 can also be used as j2534 passthru for official brand software.

They all supports x-prog3, tsgun, bst-360, vsp600, but use different heavy duty module, pro3s+ use HDIII while PRO5 use HD kit with license.

Part 4:  
Here comes the comparison table among Launch X431 Pro GT, X431 Pro V4.0, X431 Pro4 V4.0 and X431 Pro5.
  • Only X431 Pro5 comes with Smart Box. It will add SmartLink Remote diagnosis in the feature.
  • Pro5 is the new tablet that supports DoIP and CAN FD protocols.
Launch X431 Pro5 vs X431  Pro vs X431 Pro3 vs X431 Pro GT 1
Launch X431 Pro5 vs X431  Pro vs X431 Pro3 vs X431 Pro GT 2
Launch X431 Pro5 vs X431  Pro vs X431 Pro3 vs X431 Pro GT 3