xDelete - Introduction


About xDelete

xDelete is a Smartphone/Tablet App to configure the xDrive/xi AWD-System of your BMW! xDelete lets you turn OFF your xDrive system within 30 seconds!

What’s that good for? Well, BMW’s with xDrive are great vehicles, except when it comes to having fun with your car. The steering response is dull compared to their RWD counterparts, the power distribution to the front wheels makes them less eager to turn in and on corner exit you may get lots of understeer when going on the throttle. This behaviour is different per model. Despite BMW advertising a 70% Rear/30% Front base split for xDrive, the actual torque split varies a lot between models and driving situation. Even the same car but with different engine gets a different setup through the electronic-controller of the transfer-case. Some are 70/30, others are more like a permanent 50/50. Some are configured to be a bit more responsive, others are setup to have safer driving dynamics (and to be more boring to drive). This versatility of the xDrive System is exactly what we use for xDelete!

Ok, but anyway, why would I need that? Well, there are lots of reasons. We started development of this App, because of the experiences made with our 335i xDrive E92, used for developing xHP Flashtool. (if you don’t know it yet...check it out on Google Play now!) It’s a great car to daily drive, but when pushing it, it has all the drawbacks often inherently married to AWD cars and mentioned above. Also, you are unable to just hoon it around or even have the small rewarding moments when a vehicle’s tail gets loose on corner exit. This applies to wet and dry conditions and to some degree also on snow. With xDrive your car may understeer, or snap oversteer when going on the throttle hard in winter conditions. In RWD mode it will always do the same and is therefore much more predictable to drift for beginners. It may sound crazy, but for learning how to drift on Snow it’s safer to do that with an RWD car. Still not convinced? Check out our FAQ to see all benefits!

xDelete just lets you have two cars in one and that alone is a good reason to have it!


Overview

This manual will guide you through the process, how to flash your Transfer-Case (xDrive) with xDelete. We’ve done everything to make this process as easy, safe and smooth as possible. However, tuning a vehicle and flashing control units inside of a car always requires paying attention to certain things and prerequisites. You won’t be able to create permanent damage through misuse, but you will just safe yourself some time by obeying the things outlined below. On the next pages, we will list the prerequisites needed and how to avoid any problems, before they can occur.

The flash method used by xDelete is 100% safe for your car! You won’t be able to brick it.

Prerequisites

In order to safely flash your xDrive, it is mandatory to use the right hardware and prepare your vehicle. Please make sure, you don’t have any mechanical problems on your xDrive System. We cannot guarantee trouble-free operation of xDelete with your car, if you already have stored fault codes! Additionally, xDelete will not flash xDrive controllers outside of the car. (Bench flashing) The operation is solely restricted to in-car usage on supported BMW vehicles.

Supported vehicles

xDelete is developed for flashing xDrive-Systems in BMW vehicles. It won’t connect nor operate on other vehicle brands using similar AWD drivetrains. We support most E-Series and F-Series cars. For a precise check, please visit our website www.xdelete.app or lie us on FaceBook to get the latest updates!


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