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Beta & Public Beta protocols

How does it work?

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Written by Régis Thomas
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The Beta AutoTuner program allows you to try read/write protocols in preview for free.


  • Users must register and sign a non-disclosure agreement to access Beta protocols, unlike Public Beta protocols which are available to everyone without conditions.

  • User participation helps to refine and improve solutions through their feedback.

  • It is advised to make a backup of the ECU before using OBD protocols in Beta and to take precautionary measures when backup is not possible.

  • The disclosure of information on unpublished Beta protocols is prohibited.

  • To join the program, contact AutoTuner with your tool's serial number and sign a non-disclosure agreement.


A Beta update is a specific form of update through which we make available to our users a solution tested and validated on a limited number of vehicles.

However, to ensure wider compatibility, it seems necessary for us to conduct in-depth trials on other vehicle models that have not yet been accessible to us.

With this in mind, we seek the assistance of the AutoTuner community to refine and improve the proposed solution.

Difference between Beta and Public Beta

In order to access a Beta protocol, the AutoTuner tool must first be registered in a specific group. A non-disclosure agreement must be completed and signed by the owner of the concerned tool. See below: "How to join the Beta testing program".

Unlike the Beta protocol, a Public Beta protocol is made available to all users unconditionally. Therefore, it is not necessary to sign the aforementioned NDA.

The AutoTuner philosophy behind Beta protocols

Including our users in the development of the AutoTuner solution has always been an important part of the way we do things and beta testing protocols is actually the main benefit we can all take advantage of.

The feedback you provide on quality and usability helps us identify issues, fix them, and make AutoTuner even better. Please keep in mind that since these protocols have not yet been officially released by AutoTuner, they may contain errors and may not function as well as officially released protocols.

Usage tips for Beta protocols

We strongly recommend making a boot or bench backup before testing any OBD protocol which is only available in Beta.

It's important to note that, unfortunately, on some ECUs, it's not possible to perform a backup because the feature isn't available. In such cases, the responsibility falls on the user to take the necessary precautions before proceeding with the tests. It is crucial for the user to carefully assess the risks and consider alternative measures to protect the vehicle and its equipment, in order to minimize the risk of damage when using protocols in the testing phase.

If you encounter any issue with a Beta protocol, it is very important that you open a support ticket so we can further investigate, test and maybe get to a working solution.

Confidentiality of the Beta Program (Not Applicable to Public Beta)

This program contains confidential information. You must accept the fact that you cannot blog, post screens shots, tweet, or publicly disclose any information regarding any Beta protocol until it has been officially released.

Should this condition be violated, AutoTuner could deactivate your device at any time, without notice.

How to join the Beta testing program? (Not Applicable to Public Beta)

  1. Get in touch with us and mention your tool serial number

  2. We will provide a non-disclosure agreement for you to sign

  3. Here you go! As soon as the document has been verified on our side, you will be able to restart your software and test the Beta protocols.

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