How to Update Original Autel Maxisys MS906?

By | March 22, 2017

MaxiSYS Mini helps you organize information, diagnose complex vehicle symptoms and analyze fault codes quickly, easily and efficiently. The optional connector kit (P/N: MS905-CONKIT) allows MaxiSYS Mini users to access older vehicles ABS/SRS systems that cannot be accessed through the 16-pin OBD-II DLC connector. The MaxiSYS Mini MS906 comes with the standard 16-pin OBD-II DLC connector, wireless Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI), software for Domestic, Asian, & European vehicles, and one year of FREE updates

Here is the update instruction of Autel MaxiSys MS906 Diagnostic System-the updated version of Autel DS708 scanner

The internal programming of the MaxiSys Diagnostic System, known as the firmware, can be updated using the Update application. Firmware updates increase the MaxiSys applications’ capabilities, typically by adding new tests, new models, or enhanced applications to the database

The display device automatically searches for available updates for all of the MaxiSys components when it is connected to the internet. Any updates that are found can be downloaded and installed on the device. This section describes installing an update to the MaxiSys Diagnostic System firmware. A notification message displays if an update is available when the Notifications function is enabled in the Settings application (See 7.1.4 Notification Center page 65 for details).

Figure 9-1 Sample Update Screen

1. Navigation and Controls

Home Button – returns to the MaxiSys Job Menu
Update All – updates all available updates
Search Bar – search specific update item by inputting the file name, for example: a vehicle make

2. Status Bar

Left Side – displays the MaxiSys device model information and serial number
Right Side – displays an update progress bar indicating the completion status

3. Main Section

Left Column – displays vehicle logos and update firmware version information; tap the About button displays a function list in PDF showing more details about the firmware

Middle Column – displays a brief introduction about the new changes to the firmware operation or capabilities. Tap 0i button to open an information screen to view more details, and tap the dim area around to close the window.

Right Column – according to the operation status of each firmware item, the button displays differently.
a) Tap Update to update the selected item.
b) Tap Pause to suspend the updating procedure.
c) Tap Continue to go on updating the suspended update.

To Update the Maxisys MS906 Firmware

1. Power up the MaxiSys Display Tablet, and ensure that it is connected to a power source and with steady internet connection.

2. Tap the Update application button from the MaxiSys MS906 Job Menu; or tap the update notification message when received one. The Update application screen displays.

3. Check all available updates:

1)If you decide to update all the items, tap the Update All button.
2)If you only want to update some individual items, tap the Update button on the right column of the specific item.

4. Tap the Pause button to suspend the updating process. When you tap Continue to renew the update, the updating process will resume from the break point.

5. When the updating process is completed, the firmware will be installed automatically. The new version will replace the original version if there is one.

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