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Version: V1.00.001
Revised date: 03-18-2019
Statement: LAUNCH owns the complete intellectual property rights for the
software used by this product. For any reverse engineering or cracking actions
against the software, LAUNCH will block the use of this product and reserve the
right to pursue their legal liabilities.

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  • Page 1 Statement: LAUNCH owns the complete intellectual property rights for the software used by this product. For any reverse engineering or cracking actions against the software, LAUNCH will block the use of this product and reserve the right to pursue their legal liabilities.
  • Page 2 LAUNCH is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other units. Neither LAUNCH nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this unit or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or...
  • Page 3  Do not delete unknown files or change the name of files or directories that were not created by you, otherwise the tool software might fail to work. Precautions on Using X-431 PROS MINI Before using this test equipment, please read the following safety information carefully.
  • Page 4 LAUNCH X-431 PROS MINI User Manual various poisonous compounds (hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, etc.)  Do not connect or disconnect any test equipment while the ignition is on or the engine is running.  Put blocks in front of the drive wheels and never leave the vehicle unattended while testing.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    LAUNCH X-431 PROS MINI User Manual TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 INTRODUCTIONS ..................1 ................1 RODUCT ROFILE ..................... 1 EATURES X-431 PROS MINI ............2 NOWLEDGE OF 1.3.1 Display tablet ..................2 1.3.2 VCI device (Only applies for 12V cars) ..........4 ...............
  • Page 6 4.5.4 Special function ................26 4.5.5 How to view History? ..............26 4.6 R ................27 EMOTE IAGNOSIS 4.6.1 Interface layout................27 4.6.2 How to launch a remote diagnosis? ..........28 4.7 S ................28 OFTWARE PDATE 4.8 M ................29 AINTENANCE 4.9 P...
  • Page 7 LAUNCH X-431 PROS MINI User Manual 5 OTHERS ....................... 34 5.1 E ..................... 34 MAIL 5.1.1 Configure an email account ............34 5.1.2 Add an email account ..............34 5.2 B ....................34 ROWSER 5.2.1 Open browser................. 34 5.2.2 Download files ................35 5.3 S...
  • Page 8: Introductions

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual 1 Introductions 1.1 Product Profile X-431 PROS MINI is a stylish Android-based vehicle trouble diagnostic tool. It inherits from LAUNCH’s advanced diagnosing technology and is characterized by covering a wide range of vehicles, featuring powerful functions, and providing precise test result.
  • Page 9: Knowledge Of X-431 Pros Mini

    5. Applications: other android based applications can be customized to install or uninstall. 1.3 Knowledge of X-431 PROS MINI There are two main components to the X-431 PROS MINI system: Display tablet and VCI device. 1.3.1 Display tablet Fig. 1-1 X-431 PROS MINI tablet...
  • Page 10 X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH VCI device To connect to the power adaptor/PC for Charging/Data I/O port charging/data exchange. Rear camera Slot for VCI device For housing the VCI device. In Off mode, press it to turn the tablet on.
  • Page 11: Vci Device (Only Applies For 12V Cars)

    LAUNCH X-431 PROS MINI User Manual 1.3.2 VCI device (Only applies to 12V cars) Fig. 1-2 VCI device OBD-16 diagnostic To connect on vehicle’s OBD II DLC. connector  It illuminates red when the VCI device is connected to the vehicle’s DLC.
  • Page 12: Package List

    Relative humidity 20% ~ 90% 1.5 Package List While opening X-431 PROS MINI package for the first time, please carefully check the following components. Common accessories are same, but for different destinations, the accessories may vary. Please consult from the local agency or check the package list supplied with X-431 PROS MINI together.
  • Page 13 X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH  Power adaptors  Non-16pin connectors (For connecting non-OBD II vehicle)
  • Page 14: Preparations

    LAUNCH X-431 PROS MINI User Manual 2 Preparations 2.1 Charging X-431 PROS MINI 1. Plug one end of the included power adaptor into the charging port of the tablet. 2. Connect the other end to the AC outlet. appears on the screen, it indicates it is being charged. If the logo changes into , it indicates that the battery is fully charged.
  • Page 15: Tips On Finger Operations

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH 2.4 Tips on finger operations Single-tap: To select an item or launch a program. Double-tap: To zoom in so that the text on a webpage appears in a column that fits your device’s screen.
  • Page 16: Set Standby Time

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH 2.7 Set standby time If no activities are made within the defined standby period, the screen will be locked automatically and the system enters sleep mode to save power. 1. On the home screen, tap Settings -> Display -> Sleep.
  • Page 17: Network Setup

    The tablet has built-in wireless module that can be used to get online. Once you’re online, you can register the diagnostic App, activate the VCI device, surf the Internet, get apps, send email, launch the remote diagnosis, and check for software updates etc.
  • Page 18: How To Diagnose

    Fig. 4-1 4.2 Initial Use During initial use, tap the application icon on the home screen to launch it and enter the main menu screen. 4.2.1 User registration Tap “Login” on the upper right corner of the main menu screen:...
  • Page 19 LAUNCH X-431 PROS MINI User Manual Fig. 4-2 1. If you are a new user, tap “New Registration”. See Fig. 4-3. Fig. 4-3 Note: To obtain better service, you need to provide real information. A. Create App account: In Fig. 4-3, fill in the information in each field and then...
  • Page 20 X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH Fig. 4-4 B. Activate the VCI device: In Fig. 4-4, input the Serial Number and Activation Code, which can be found in the password envelope. Product SN Product SN Activation code Fig. 4-5 Note: To exit and activate it later, tap “Skip”. In this case, you can activate your connector by tapping “Activate Connector”...
  • Page 21 LAUNCH X-431 PROS MINI User Manual Fig. 4-6 To download the diagnostic software, tap “Yes” to enter the software download page. Tap “No” to download it later. Fig. 4-7 On the download page, tap “Update” to start downloading. It may take several...
  • Page 22: Diagnostic Software Layout

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH minutes to finish it, please be patient to wait. To pause downloading, tap “Pause”. To resume it, tap “Continue”. Once download is complete, the system will install the software package automatically. 2. If you have registered to be a member, input your name and password, and then tap the “Login”...
  • Page 23: Function Menu

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH 4.2.3 Function menu It mainly includes the following items: Name Description Tradition Diagnose Configures the tablet to operate as a diagnostic tool. This option aims to help repair shops or technicians Remote Diagnosis to get the repair job fixed faster.
  • Page 24: Vehicle Connection

    LAUNCH X-431 PROS MINI User Manual access the connector. If the DLC cannot be found, refer to the vehicle’s service manual. Fig. 4-9 4.3.3 Vehicle connection The method used to connect the VCI device to a vehicle’s DLC depends on the vehicle’s configuration as follows:...
  • Page 25: Communication Setup

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH For non-OBDII vehicle, proceed as follows: 1. Locate vehicle’s DLC socket. 2. Select the corresponding non-16pin connector. 3. Plug the non-16pin end of the connector into the DLC socket, then connect the other end to the OBD I adaptor, and then tighten the captive screws.
  • Page 26: Start Diagnosing

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH digits.). Note: In case no communication setup is done before diagnostic software is launched, you can also configure it while using the software. For details on BT connection, please refer to Chapter 4.5 “Start diagnosing”.
  • Page 27 X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH The most recognizable location for this number is in the top left corner on the vehicle’s dashboard. Other locations include the driver’s door or post, and the firewall under the hood. Tap “INPUT VIN” and a screen similar to Fig. 4-14 will appear: Fig.
  • Page 28: Read Dtc

    LAUNCH X-431 PROS MINI User Manual Fig. 4-15 Fig. 4-16 3). Tap “Engine”, the system will navigate to the test function menu. See Fig. 4-16. 4.5.1 Read DTC This function displays the detailed information of DTC records retrieved from the vehicle’s control system.
  • Page 29 LAUNCH X-431 PROS MINI User Manual Fig. 4-17 Highlight a certain DTC item, and then tap to search the definition of the selected DTC online. On-screen Buttons: Exit: Tap it to return to the home screen. Report: To save the current diagnostic data.
  • Page 30: Clear Fault Memory

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH Help: Tap it to view the help information. 4.5.2 Clear fault memory After reading the retrieved codes from the vehicle and certain repairs have been carried out, you can use this function to erase the codes from the vehicle. Before performing this function, please be sure the vehicle’s ignition key is in the ON...
  • Page 31 Exit: Tap it to return to the home screen. Print: Tap it to print the current screen. To perform printing, you need to purchase a MINI printer manufactured by LAUNCH separately. For details on printer setting, see Chapter 4.10.3 “Launch wireless printer connection”.
  • Page 32 X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH Fig. 4-19 On-screen Buttons: Exit: Tap to return to the home screen. Graph: After selecting, tap it to view the waveform. There are 3 types of display modes available for data viewing, allowing you to view various types of parameters in the most suitable way.
  • Page 33: Special Function

    Print: Tap it to print the current screen. To perform printing, you need to purchase a MINI printer manufactured by LAUNCH separately. For details on printer setting, see Chapter 4.10.3 “Launch wireless printer connection”. Help: Tap to view the help information.
  • Page 34: Remote Diagnosis

    4. Tap the desired system to enter and follow the instructions on the screen to proceed. 4.6 Remote Diagnosis This option aims to help repair shops or technicians launch instant messaging and remote diagnosis, making the repair job getting fixed faster. Tap “Remote Diagnosis” to enter, the screen appears blank by default.
  • Page 35: How To Launch A Remote Diagnosis

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH on the upper right corner of the tab. 4.6.2 How to launch a remote diagnosis? After adding your friend, you can tap it from the friend list to enter the instant messaging interface. Tap the input field and use the on-screen keyboard to enter the text message, and then tap “Send”...
  • Page 36: Maintenance Help

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH 4.8 Maintenance Help This option provides abundant repair case and automotive technology handbook for your reference. 4.9 Personal Center This function allows users to manage personal information, configure system settings and feedback your vehicle issues or diagnostic reports to us for analysis.
  • Page 37: Diagnostic Feedback

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH cut power or switch to other interfaces. 4.9.5 Diagnostic feedback This item allows you to feedback your diagnostic problems to us for analysis and troubleshooting. 4.9.6 Profile Use this item to view and configure personal information.
  • Page 38 X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH Fig. 4-21 A. If it is the first time you have operated this printer, please proceed the following: 2. For initial use, you are suggested to reset the printer: Press and hold [MODE] & [FEED] for 8 seconds, the following resetting command will be printed out:...
  • Page 39 X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH Fig. 4-22 Step 2: Join the printer into LAN: Tap “Scan” to select the desired local network from the list, and type in the security password (If it is an open network, password is not required), and then tap “Confirm”.
  • Page 40: Network Test

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH Now you can use the printer to print. If the printer is not found, please reset the printer to default factory settings (refer to Step 2 for details) and check whether the current device and the printer are on the same LAN.
  • Page 41: Others

    2. Tap Add account. 3. Choose the desired account type. 5.2 Browser 5.2.1 Open browser On the home screen, tap Browser to launch the browser. You can choose the desired homepage or input the website address to browse. Fig. 5-1...
  • Page 42: Download Files

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH Return to the previous page. Advance to the recently visited page. Refresh the current page. Close the current page. Create a new tab. Input a web address. Add the current page as bookmark. Open search bar.
  • Page 43: Install An Application

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH  Locate the new disc.  Copy the files. 5.3.3 Install an application Do the following steps: 1. Tap Settings -> Security, and set the “Unknown sources” to ON, which allows you to install apps from unknown sources.
  • Page 44: Faq

    X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH 6 FAQ 1. Communication error with vehicle ECU? Please confirm: 1) Whether the VCI is properly connected. 2) Whether the vehicle ignition switch is ON. 3) If all checks are normal, send vehicle year, make, model and VIN number to us using Dia.
  • Page 45 X-431 PROS MINI User Manual LAUNCH 4. Tap “Clear all data” to start resetting until the tool automatically reboots. 5. The diagnostic application is failing. 1. Press the Home key on the tool. 2. Select “Settings”-> “Apps”. 3. Select the application name from the Apps list.
  • Page 46 The exclusive remedy for any automotive meter found to be defective is repair or replacement, and LAUNCH shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages.
  • Page 47 Statement: LAUNCH reserves the rights to make any change to product designs and specifications without notice. The actual object may differ a little from the descriptions in the manual in physical appearance, color and configuration. We have tried our best to make the descriptions and illustrations in the manual as...