Autel IM608 generate universal key hardware version type does not match the program

A customer got the universal button main menu with the latest update of Autel IM608. But it doesn’t work, tested on 3 different autel im508, im608 and 608pro, all the same with ikeyat004el universal remote, after that the remote also doesn’t work, even changing the battery, no flashing at all.

The Error an like this occurs: ”The hardware version type does not match the program used to upgrade the universal key. Use a correct universal key”.


It is not device isssue.

As the machine says you use wrong key. To generate BMW 3 series 2011-2018 smart key you need Autel BMW style remote.

You cannot generate BMW smart key with standard remote.

Autel universal keys both inside and outside are different. Autel universal keys can be divided into these types:

* Razor keys
* Premium keys
* Basic keys

All can be reused.

Razor keys: BMW style, supports all vehicle keys except 868MHz/915MHz;

Ford style: can be used on 868MHz/915MHz frequency keys only

Premium keys and Basic keys: have Chrysler Honda Ford Caddilac styles. can be used for most car brands except 868MHz, 915MHz, BMW Volvo

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