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What's new in FORScan

July 29, 2016 - FORScan Lite v1.2.4, FORScan Demo v1.2.4 for Android are released

Vehicle database update, migration to new core (2.3.3). Stability and performance improvements in Bluetooth communication procedure

July 28, 2016 - FORScan Lite v1.3.5 for iOS is released

Vehicle database update, migration to new core (2.3.3)

July 26, 2016 - FORScan version 2.3.3 beta is released

Vehicle database update, also new service and configuration functions, fixes, improvements. Details are on the Download page.

June 07, 2016 - FORScan Lite v1.2.3, FORScan Demo v1.2.3 for Android are released

Re-added "native" USB drivers of FTDI and Prolific (removed in v1.2.2). Migration to new core, some fixes and improvements

June 01, 2016 - FORScan version 2.3.2 beta is released

New test, service and configuration functions, fixes, improvements. Also, since this version special Wine-compliant build (without Extended License support) will be released

May 20, 2016 - FORScan Lite v1.2.2, FORScan Demo v1.2.2 for Android are released

Vehicle database update, added USB support for all USB bridges (FTDI, Silicon Labs, CHxx, Prolific...), added Portuguese, added ability to move application to SD card, other fixed and improvements

May 14, 2016 - FORScan Lite v1.3.4 for iOS is released

Vehicle database update, some fixes and improvements.

April 25, 2016 - FORScan version 2.3.1 beta is released

Vehicle database update, new PATS and Service functions, multiple fixes and improvements

March 01, 2016 - FORScan Lite v1.2.1, FORScan Demo v1.2.1 for Android are released

Fixed crash bug in communication with Bluetooth and USB adapters

February 27, 2016 - FORScan Lite v1.2.0, FORScan Demo v1.2.0 for Android are released

Migration to core 2.3.0, also added: support for USB adapters (please see Release Notes), two new sizes for gauges ("very big" and "huge"), option to change gauge view in Dashboard mode (Text, Dial or Combined), Polish language, Auto-connect option, other fixes and improvements

February 20, 2016 - FORScan version 2.3.0 beta is released

Added new section "Configuration and Programming", also a set of new functions, fixes and improvements.

February 03, 2016 - FORScan Lite v1.3.3 for iOS is released

Added two new sizes for gauges (very big and huge)

January 20, 2016 - FORScan Lite v1.1.4, FORScan Demo v1.1.4 for Android is released

Migration to kernel version 2.2.11, removed PID duplicates.

January 13, 2016 - FORScan version 2.2.11 beta is released

Fixed crash bug of version for Windows on connection to vehicle (usually, after switch to MS-CAN)

January 12, 2016 - FORScan Lite v1.3.2 for iOS is released

Database update, added PID precision (digits after the decimal point), fixes and improvements, migration to core 2.2.10.

December 31, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.10 beta is released

Fixes and improvements in communication procedures, improved stability for wireless adapters (WiFi, Bluetooth)

Happy New Year to everyone!

December 27, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.9 beta is released

Improvements and fixes, database update.

December 11, 2015 - FORScan Lite v1.1.3, FORScan Demo v1.1.3 for Android is released

Fixed several bugs displaying and managing PIDs, added support for Android devices without Bluetooth (GPS navigators, 3rd party head units etc)

October 31, 2015 - FORScan Lite v1.1.1, FORScan Demo v1.1.1 for Android is released

Added scaling for Dashboard and Graphs (changing size of Dashboard and Graphs). Adding "min/max" and "precision" settings for parameters. Added translations for Finnish, Romanian, Lithuanian. Other fixes and improvements. Migration to core 2.2.8.

October 31, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.8 beta is released

Massive set of fixes and improvements in J2534 protocol support, major fixes in PATS procedures. Other new functions, fixes, improvements

October 9, 2015 - FORScan Lite v1.3.1 for iOS is released

Added iPad interface, database update, fixes, improvements, migration to core 2.2.7.

September 21, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.7 beta is released

Some kind of fix pack version - no new functions in this version, but fix of critical bugs.

September 16, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.6 beta is released

Support for Windows Bluetooth API, test for Windows 10, new service functions, fixes and improvements. Details are on the Download page.

July 20, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.5 beta is released

This version contains numerous changes, fixes, improvements and some new functions. Detail are on the Download page. It is also recommended to read release notes.

June 29, 2015 - FORScan Lite v1.0.1, FORScan Demo v1.0.4 for Android is released

Fixed crash bug when user changes measurement unit in Settings (German language only). Added license check emulation in Demo (to indicate license problems, for example, in case of using Blackberry 10 + Snap).

June 25, 2015 - FORScan Lite v1.0.0 for Android is released

FORScan Lite for Android is finally released and available on Google Play market. Please use free FORScan Demo for Android to check compatibility with your adapter. Details are on the Download page. Also, FORScan Lite for Android documentation is released and available on the Documentation page.

May 28, 2015 - FORScan Lite v1.2.5 for iPhone is released

Migration to core 2.2.4. Support of new models, bugfix and improvements.

May 09, 2015 - Changes in external licensing procedure

Trial licenses are now issued in an automated mode, details are available here

May 08, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.4 beta is released

Added PATS programming functions for a few more popular European models and many US models of 1998-2009. Added Fuel Pump Learn service function for Transit of 2006 model year, Finnish language, support of HSCAN2 and HSCAN3 bus for the newest Ford Hybrid models, small fixes and other improvements

April 17, 2015 - Beta testing FORScan Lite for Android

Started beta testing of FORScan Lite for Android. Link to details.

March 09, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.3 beta is released

Unsheduled delivery to release fixes to major bugs found by users. We recommend to Mondeo Focus Mk1, Mondeo Mk3, Transit 2000-2005, Transit Connect 1.8 2002-2008 with TDDI/TDCI engines, and also Transit 2006-2012 owners to look at release notes.

February 26, 2015 - FORScan Lite v1.2.4 for iPhone is released

Migration to core 2.2.2. Bugfix and improvements.

February 11, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.2 beta is released

Massive set of fixes and improvements, new service functions

January 14, 2015 - FORScan Lite v1.2.3 for iPhone is released

Migration to core 2.2.1. Support of new vehicle models and PIDs, freeze frame data for DTCs on vehicles from 2007 model year, bugfix and improvements in communication procedures and content

January 7, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.1 beta is released


January 5, 2015 - FORScan version 2.2.0 beta is released

First version in a new branch, contains new functions and updates: output control function, PATS programming (for popular models for European market of 1999-2002 model years), support of J2534 (Passthru adapters), vehicle database updates, some new PIDs and other functions.

December 23, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.24 beta is released

Added Turkish and Latvian languages

Merry Christmas to everyone!

November 20, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.23 beta is released

Fixes, improvements, few new functions.

November 6, 2014 - FORScan Lite v1.2.2 for iPhone is released

FORScan Lite for iPhone is finally released and can be installed from App Store. Documentation is available here. We also recommend to read release notes.

October 27, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.22 beta is released

Support of FORScan mode added in CANtieCAR adapter, few other changes

October 08, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.21 beta is released

Urgent fix of the vehicle identification bug and bug in the Spanish language profile made in 2.1.20

October 07, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.20 beta is released

New service procedures, fixes and improvements

August 11, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.19 beta is released

New service procedures, support of OBDLink MX WiFi, small fixes and improvements

July 7, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.18 beta is released

Vehicle database update, new service procedures, functions, fixes, improvements.

June 23, 2014 - Beta testing FORScan Lite for iOS

Started beta testing of first mobile version of FORScan: FORScan Lite for iOS. Link to details and discussion.

June 21, 2014 - New article added

Added new article "Performance fix of china ELM327 WiFi adapter"

June 19, 2014 - New FORScan forum opened

We are glad to inform everyone that new forum is online. Some materials on the site, such as articles, HowTo's and FAQs will be moved there.

May 6, 2014 - Article about pre-CAN TDCi injectors' setup

The article "How to configure fuel injectors on the pre-CAN Duratorq HPCR (Puma)" is added to the HowTo chapter.

May 1, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.17 beta is released

Although this version doesn't contain a lot of new features we promised to our users, we have decided to make this release as it contains a set of expected changes, improvements and fixes. First of all - the long-suffering service procedure "Change Fuel Injector Correction Factors" for pre-CAN TDCi engines

March 21, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.16 beta is released

Vehicle database update, new service procedures, fixes, improvements.

February 12, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.15 beta is released

Mainly fixes and improvements, also experimental injector test for Mazda CAN.

January 25, 2014 - FORScan version 2.1.14 beta is released

This version contains massive set of fixes, improvements and new functions.

December 25, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.13 beta is released

Fix of a crash bug, new service procedure for Australian Fords, other fixes and improvements.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

December 16, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.12 beta is released

New service procedures for TDCi engines, fixes, improvements.

December 2, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.11 beta is released


December 1, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.10 beta is released

New service procedures, improvements, bugfix.

November 1, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.9 beta is released

This version contains massive set of fixes, improvements and new functions, such as vehicle database update, support of MS-CAN in OBDLink MX, new service procedures and so on.

October 1, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.8 beta is released

New service procedures, bugfix.

September 24, 2013 - Addition to the article about MS-CAN

Added "Note for Mondeo Mk3 owners" to the article "How to access MS CAN bus using FORScan v2 and modified ELM327".

September 15, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.7 beta is released

Improvements and fixes in CAN communication procedure.

September 14, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.6 beta is released

Added German language and WiFi adapters' support. New service procedure for Focus/CMax Mk2 1.6 TDCi and major bugfix.

September 1, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.5 beta is released

OBDII module and OBDKey adapter support, DTC status description, major bugfix and improvements.

August 16, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.4 beta is released

Improvements and fixes in CAN communication procedure.

August 15, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.3 beta is released

Added programming injectors for CAN TDCi engines, also some bugfix and improvements.

August 3, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.2 beta is released

New service procedure - programming injectors for pre-CAN TDCi engines, and some bugfix.

July 5, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.1 beta is released

Mainly bugfix and improvements of the existing functionality.

June 28, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.0 beta2 is released

Fixed first errors found by users but not by us

June 28, 2013 - FORScan version 2.1.0 beta is released

The version has important new functionality like first active test, first service procedure, support of STN1170 chipset. Besides, vehicle database is updated in this version - now it is relevant at the June 2013.

June 4, 2013 - FORScan version 2.0.5 beta is released

This version contains massive set of stability fixes and improvements, most important one are corrections in the HS/MS CAN procedure that fix the issue with vehicle's incorrect behaviour at the moment of switch from HS to MS (see news of 1st June). Some of other changes in this version are also quite important.

June 1, 2013 - Warning about using MSCAN bus

We get complaints from users who own latest generation of CAN vehicles (Ford Focus Mk3, Ford Mondeo Mk4, Galaxy/SMax since 2006 etc) that MSCAN functionality on their vehicles sometimes causes inadequate behaviour. So far we don't know if china apapters cause it or something else. In any case, we strongly do NOT recommend to use MS CAN functions on these vehicles until we understand the problem.

May 26, 2013 - Documentation page is changed

PID settings dialog causes a lot of confusion, so we have decided to quickly document it.

May 23, 2013 - FORScan version 2.0.4 beta is released

Fixed bugs found by users: significant error in the vehicle identification procedure, appeared on some models, such as Ford Focus 2. Fixed other bugs. Details are on the Download page.

May 22, 2013 - Article about MSCAN is added to the HowTo section

The article explains how to modify ELM327 for MS CAN support and clarifies some aspects using it with FORScan v2.

May 19, 2013 - FORScan version 2.0.3 beta is released

Small bugfix, details are on download page.

Wating feedback and logs from users on the FORScan v2.

May 17, 2013 - FORScan version 2.0.2 beta is released

Please check the Download page for more information.

March 13, 2013 - v2.0 status update

Official message from the Team:

Unfortunately we have to postpone the v2.0 delivery, so far - to 31 March, but we can not promise it will not be moved again. Main reason - lack of time developers can dedicate for this work. Although this development is in a final stage, there is still a lot of things to do.

We really appreciate for all the encouragement we get from FORScan users. We are sorry for the delay and assure that we do and will do our best to deliver new version as soon as possible. We will also look for a possibility to dedicate more resources on the project in the future.

With best regards,
FORScan Team

February 25, 2013 - FORScan version 1.3.9 beta is released

Minor bugfix.

February 08, 2013 - Re-delivery of FORScan version 1.3.8 beta

Because of error in 1.3.8 beta distributive, we have to replace the distributive with correct one (1.3.8beta2). If you have downloaded the 1.3.8beta already, please replace it with this version.

February 07, 2013 - FORScan version 1.3.8 beta is released

Quite significant pack of fixes and improvements. Please check the Download page for more information.

January 18, 2013 - FORScan version 1.3.7 beta is released

Fixed major bug which sometimes caused FORScan freezing on bluetooth adapters. Also, few minor changes applied.

January 11, 2013 - FORScan version 1.3.6 beta is released

Set of fixes and improvements, mainly related to Mazda. Please check the Download page for more information.

December 19, 2012 - Development of FORScan v2.0 is officially started

The new version should contain a set of new features and major improvements, such as:

  • New GUI
  • Brand new vehicle communication procedure - very fast and precise detection of the vehicle configuration for majority of models
  • Brand new DTC database which counts differencies between models and has translations to all supported languages
  • MSCAN support (requires ELM327 modification)
  • New tests, PIDs, modules
  • Optimized communication procedure with ELM327 - faster and stable
  • Session log

    and other features, including ones requested by users. Sheduled ETA for the new version is 2013-02-28.

    December 05, 2012 - FORScan version 1.3.5 beta is released

    Added controls to manage Oscilloscope background color and graph line width.

    December 04, 2012 - FORScan version 1.3.4 beta is released

    Changed Oscilloscope background and colors. Fixed two bugs found on pre-CAN Mazda.

    November 27, 2012 - FORScan version 1.3.3 beta is released

    Added new language, Spanish (except DTC). Added selftests for secondary modules on ISO and J1850PWM bus. Added a new module support and few PIDs. Details can be seen on the Download page.

    November 13, 2012 - FORScan version 1.3.2 beta is released


    November 12, 2012 - FORScan version 1.3.1 beta is released

    Added new language, Italian (except DTC). Added a new module, fixed few bugs reported by users. Details can be seen on the Download page.

    October 18, 2012 - FORScan version 1.3.0 beta is released

    Added multilingual support and two new languages, Russian and Polish (except DTC). Fixed several bugs and added Time Base control in the Oscilloscope. Fixed a bug with detection some newest vehicles. Added a new pid.

    September 27, 2012 - FORScan version 1.2.2 beta is released

    Added support of imperial units in the Oscilloscope mode, also few small improvements and fixes. Details can be seen on the Download page.

    September 21, 2012 - FORScan version 1.2.1 beta is released

    Added over 200 PIDs and support for Mazda ISO PCM, also a bugfix package. Details can be seen on the Download page.

    August 14, 2012 - FORScan version 1.2.0 beta is released

    Version with displaying PIDs in a graphical mode (so-called "Oscilloscope mode").

    July 12, 2012 - FORScan version 1.1.3 beta is released

    This version contains a fix for the problem reported by one of our beta-testers: some modules on older vehicles were detected and displayed on the Vehicle screen, but not processed properly (no serial or DTC reading, as well as DTC reset). The problem was confirmed for ABS module on the following vehciles: Ford Scorpio'94, Ford Explorer'96 and Ford Fiesta 2000, but may be applicable to other modules and models as well.

    June 14, 2012 - FORScan version 1.1.2 beta is released

    This version contains a workaround for a correct Dashboard's work with pre-CAN diesel engines. Engine tests for diesel engines are disabled. This version also contains few small improvements and fixes for several bugs reported by users. Details can be seen on the Download page.

    April 04, 2012 - FORScan version 1.1.1 beta is released

    The version contains fixes for several bugs reported by users. Most important were:

  • Wrong detection of Bluetooth ELM adapters
  • Incorrect support of non-English (national) characters in name of files.

    March 22, 2012 - Updated version of the site

    Site is updated to reflect changes in the latest version.

    March 21, 2012 - FORScan version 1.1.0 beta is released

    Some features of the new version:

  • Support of Ford CAN vehicles up to 2012 MY
  • Automated connect option
  • More ECUs, DTCs, tests and PIDs supported
  • Improved stability
  • A lot of small fixes, changes, improvements

    Many thanks all of our numerous volunteers from all parts of the world who made this beta possible at all!

    November 3, 2011 - Russian version of the site

    Launched Russian version of the site.

    September 16, 2011 - FORScan version 0.9.2 beta is released

    Improved vehicle detection procedure.

    September 9, 2011 - FORScan version 0.9.1 beta is released

    Set of changes and fixes, implemented based on first feedback from users.

    September 2, 2011 - FORScan version 0.9.0 beta is released

    First official (public) release, launch the project web site.

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