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Old 01-21-2012, 02:14 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by scottjoh View Post
Has anyone who bought PA Soft 1.4 from China disregarded the note on the side of the dongle that says, "Caution: Please use software provided by us only. DON'T use software from others. DON'T update online. If use other software, hardware will be bad, Can't warranty" and downloaded the PA Soft program from www.bmw-scanner.com and used it instead? The software that comes with the dongle and from the official web site both claim to be v1.4.0, but, the version from China is 29k smaller. I'd like to know if the official software works with the Chinese dongle.
Yes, the official software works. I downloaded the software from PA soft (besides the warning of rendering the hardware useless) because the disc that came with the cable was a mini disc and I can't use mini disc in my macbook pro.

As far as piracy, its not piracy you are using the software which is free and hardware you purchased. Its a replica hardware for cheaper price. I am not trying to argue which one is better, but its basically the same hardware, may be of lower quality.

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