Possible to Update Scania VCI3 SDP3 Clone VCI Firmware?

When using SDP3 2.44.1 and above all Scania VCI3 device VCI firmware needs to be updated to use the latest SDP3 software. This is performed automatically by SDP3.


Q1: All Chinese VCI3 adapters fail to update vci firmware?

A1: It is a rumor that all Chinese VCI3 clone adapters fail to update and only work with old software versions. The best VCI3 (Item: SH58 and SH58-C with full chip) does allow VCI firmware online upgrade and fully compatible with the latest SDP3. 

Scania Sdp3 Pcb


Scania Vci3 Sh58 C

VCI 3 SH58-C full chip PCB



Q2: after install and activated SDP3, it can open well . but when connect vci3
it says “the software in vci is not the lastest version.click ok to install new vci software”

how to update the firmware in the VCI3  SDP3?


in the window that will appear, click update VCI until succeeded,  if not, delete the contents of the folder “vcifrimware” in scania/sdp3 directory

Q3: i read that it is compatible only with Windows 7 32 bit.

A3: It works on 64 bit whitout problems.

Windows 10 is not recommended because some of it’s releases does not support .Net Framework 4.7 that is needed to run SDP. If you are using Windows 10 make sure that .Net Framework 4.7 can be installed before bidding!

Recommended operating system: Windows 7 (the most stable – Scania dealerships use this OS)

Most issues that encounter our clients are caused by incompatibility with other software or previous versions installed on your PC. A clean installation is the best way to get a 100% working system.



Q4: After set up factory settings in my vci3 BlueTooth stops working. It updated the firmware but wi-fi not found on laptop. 

A4: You must use VCIConfigurator but only on windows 7 and configure vci to adhoc.
On Windows 10 not working adhoc.

Win7 configure vci to adhoc:
C:\Program Files\Scania\SDP3\VCIConfigurator.exe

Scania Sdp3 AdHoc

Q5:  How can I configure WiFi wireless connection for Scania SDP3 VCI3?


Connect the Scania VCI 3 scanner interface module with the vehicle via OBD diagnostic socket

1) Turn on the computer WIFI

2) Find out the VCI3 Network option

Configure Wifi Scania Vci3 1

Click “Connect”

Configure Wifi Scania Vci3 2

Go to Network settings, right click “Properties”, set the IP to “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and then choose “Obtain an IP address automatically”

Configure Wifi Scania Vci3 3

Click “Connection” tab of SDP3 software, select “Connect to wireless VCI”

Configure Wifi Scania Vci3 4

Select a VCI to connect to. Click “Connect

Configure Wifi Scania Vci3 5

The WIFI wireless connection setting is done. Check the connection status on the button of the program.

Configure Wifi Scania Vci3 6


Q6:Does the SDP3 crack requires activation and how?

A6: Yes, sdp3 software requires activation.

Scania SDP3 2.46.1 Software free download 
No need for shipping, after you download the software, please provide ID to us for activation.

Activation is not free. Buy activation service here


Scania Sdp3 Activation


Q7: Can i use the SDP3 2.46.1 with old vci2 adapter?

A7: VCI2 firmware needs to be updated to use the latest SDP3 software.  If can not update vci2 firmware, it cannot work with sdp3.



Q7: How to install and activate sdp3 for scania vci3?

A7: Here is a video reference: