How to tell if LAUNCH X431 Diagun III is clone or original

Launch is a trustworthy brand in OBD diagnosis field. There are so many Launch X431 clones, especially Bluetooth Diagun III flooding into the aftermarket. Here gives some tips on telling the original Launch X431 product from clone?

LAUNCH X431 Package Box

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  1. Original X431 package box is bright yellow color, the clone one looks tarnished;
  2. The original X431 “LAUNCH” Logo flashes in bright red, while the clone one looks darker;
  3. Original Launch X431 package box is made glossy smooth, but the clone is roughly made.

Launch X431 Super 16-PIN diagnostic connector

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  1. The original X431 Super 16-pin connector comes with Serial Number, but the clone does not;
  2. Original X431 Connector has bright QC mark, the clone look darker;
  3. Original connector’s screen print turns to grey, but the clone one is in black.
  4. The two lines below original 16-pin connector screen print marked in red, while the clone is in purple color.
  5. The SUPER 16-pin connector box has S/N mark, while the clone one does not.

NOTE: Please buy original LAUNCH X431 product from authorized dealer.

DIAGUN 3, Autel DS708 and OEMscan GreenDS GDS+3

Some discussions are given to the three universal diagnostic systems in forums. They are Launch X431 DIAGUN 3, Autel DS708 and OEMscan GreenDS GDS+3. Their similarities and differences are best list as below.

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Manufacture:
DS708 is manufactured by Autel Tech, DIAGUN 3 is one of the outstanding masterpieces of Launch X431 and OEMScan GDS+3 is made by GreenDS tech.

Vehicle coverage:
Autel DS708 covers more than 40 vehicles makes from US domestic, Asian and European. Diagun 3 can work on as many as 70 diesel and gasoline vehicle makes. OEMscan GreenDS GDS+3 supports specially American and Japanese vehicles. It is compatible with Benz and BMW connector, it is able to do 24V Benz truck.

Function:
They share same features: basic diagnostic (read/clear DTCs, read live data, display data stream etc).They all are designed with self printer which can print out the data result.

Some difference can be seen among on them. With the help of Launch DBScar diagnostic adaptor, Diagun 3 is able to carry out wireless diagnostic function. DS708 also has WIFI capacity while GDS+3 has not. Autel DS708 can also support ECU programming. GDS+3 has Oil Reset, SAS Reset, TPMS, DPF, A/C etc other special functions.

Language:

DS708 supports English only. Diagun 3 covers English/ French/ German/ Italian/ Japanese/ Russian/ Spanish/ Korean/ Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese language. GDS+3 diagnostic tool supports English/ Japanese/ Spanish language.

Update:
They all support one year free update online. DS708 charges 500 USD update fee, Diagun 3 for USD999 and GDS+3 takes 300 USD after one year free update.

For detail vehicle list, please check eobd2.fr.

How to change Launch X431 DIAGUN III car icons?

Launch X431 DIAGUN III now is up to 20 % available for €515 with authorization certificate in eobd2.fr.

The following part is the guide for how to change the Launch X431 DIAGUN III’s car brand icons to full icons. Users are required to change icons when you run an upgrade. DIAGUN 3 has 150 icons in total.

Step 1: Download the LAUNCH X431 DIAGUN 3 NEW ICONS.rar file
Step 2: Extract the rar file to Local Disk C:/
Step 3: Insert the Micro SD card into computer via USB port
Step 4: Open LAUNCH X431 DIAGUN 3 NEW ICONS.rar file located on C:/folder
Step 5: Open the “LAUNCH ICONS CHANGER.bat” file
Step 6: The car brands icon will change into full icons

PROMPT:
The process will only change full icons but nothing else will be affected. The procedure is based on English version software, if you want to change car brand icons into full icons into your language, please rename the icons rar file and bat file located in C:/LAUNCH X431 DIAGUN 3 NEW ICONS into the language you want to do.
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