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04-20-2019 02:33 PM
adboyd06 Cool thanks everyone. I ordered the Mx and got my pin from the dealer.
04-20-2019 12:21 PM
getlost4x4 I got the OBD2 reader from amazon.

here is the link.




I just used an old Android because that is what I had that wasn't apple. I used it for a travel phone in Europe when I go over there.
04-20-2019 04:47 AM
Redheadhunter21
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Originally Posted by adboyd06 View Post
Ah ok. I'm a Windows and iPhone user so I was thinking about going the Windows route. But I'm sure I could get my hands on an old Android phone or cheap tablet. When you buy the Android version for $49 does it come with the ODB reader and an access code or something to download the app?

Or do you download the app and then they ship the ODB reader? Thanks.
the OBD reader is a separate item from AlfaOBD. But is required to connect to your truck, OBDlink Mx or Mx+ from scantool is recommended.( the + just allows IOS support for other apps)

For the android version go to the google play store on your device and buy the app.

Windows I believe you have to wait for an access code
04-20-2019 04:37 AM
Redheadhunter21
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Originally Posted by gweaver View Post
That's what I figure, I just noticed several people were talking about having a separate Android device to use with AlfaOBD. I was just wondering if there was some issue I hadn't heard about.
Will probably grab that app and start playing with it. Got a couple of changes I'd like to make.
G
If I had an android phone I would have used it. I have an iphone and mac computer, to me the $40 dollar fire tablet was cheaper than a windows based item. Plus from what I have seen the android setup is a little more user friendly, and I just leave the tablet in my center console so I can read codes if needed.
04-19-2019 07:41 PM
oe542bob
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Originally Posted by gweaver View Post
That's what I figure, I just noticed several people were talking about having a separate Android device to use with AlfaOBD. I was just wondering if there was some issue I hadn't heard about.
Will probably grab that app and start playing with it. Got a couple of changes I'd like to make.
G
Iím in the Apple system. Have a PC, but didnít want to drag that out when I want to check/change something. Since there is no iOS support for AlfaOBD, I bought a Samsung Tab A. So I downloaded the Android version on the tablet. Tether it to my iPhone if I donít have WiFi. Did all my changes in my garage, so I used my home WiFi signal.
If I would have had an Android phone, that would have been fine too.
04-19-2019 05:09 PM
gweaver That's what I figure, I just noticed several people were talking about having a separate Android device to use with AlfaOBD. I was just wondering if there was some issue I hadn't heard about.
Will probably grab that app and start playing with it. Got a couple of changes I'd like to make.
G
04-19-2019 04:23 PM
Jimmy07
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Originally Posted by gweaver View Post
Is there a concern related to using AlfaOBD on a phone you use daily? I have a couple of old tablets, but none work well. I'd like to be able to use my current Android phone, rather than have a second device exclusively for AlfaOBD. Are there issues with doing that?
G
I donít see what the issue would be. Itís just an app like any other app you put on your phone.
04-19-2019 04:09 PM
gweaver Is there a concern related to using AlfaOBD on a phone you use daily? I have a couple of old tablets, but none work well. I'd like to be able to use my current Android phone, rather than have a second device exclusively for AlfaOBD. Are there issues with doing that?
G
04-19-2019 12:05 PM
adboyd06 Ah ok. I'm a Windows and iPhone user so I was thinking about going the Windows route. But I'm sure I could get my hands on an old Android phone or cheap tablet. When you buy the Android version for $49 does it come with the ODB reader and an access code or something to download the app?

Or do you download the app and then they ship the ODB reader? Thanks.
04-19-2019 11:36 AM
getlost4x4 I bought the Android version. I have an old Android phone I use. I'm an Apple computer user, so Windows is a no go for me.

I'm not sure which is better. I bought the full Android version for $49
04-19-2019 11:31 AM
adboyd06 Not to hijack, but what version of Alpha ODB did you buy? Are you using it with Android or Windows? Which is better?
04-19-2019 11:13 AM
getlost4x4 I'd love to. Mine is a 2500

I'm running 35x12.50x18 tires. Load Range F. I mostly town a car trailer and in the summer a 38.5' fifth wheel when we go camping. So I really do not need my tires set to 80 psi all the time. I usually have them set at 65 psi front and 50 psi in the rear when I'm not towing.
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