2018.7 Benz Xentry C5 Manual Update, activation, LAN configuration

As the title suggest, this post is on the best quality V2018.7 Mercedes Star Diagnostic Xentry C5 user manual including advantage, update, activation, LAN configuration, Installation in various language etc.

Firstly you have to ensure the BENZ Star C5 is like this:


Here we go one by one:
LAN configuration
Installation in various language

1. 2018.7 Benz Xentry C5 Advantage
1): Hardware 1 :1 Best quality
2). Mercedes Benz Cars OK; Mercedes Benz trucks OK
3) Newest hybrid W222 OK
4). Is not packed with computer, but an internal hard disk Solid Hard Disk + one moveable hard disk.
Benz C5 2018.7 Solid Hard Disk sold at 145USD free shipping by post service.
5) Has no computer limitation only requires 4GB storage at least. You can buy the Lenovo T410 4GB or EVG7 4GB Tablet Kit or use your own laptop.
6) windows XP, win7/8/10 32bit OK
7) Multi-language available:
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional.

2. 2018.7 Benz Xentry C5 Updatemethod:
Option 1: update Benz C5 with the ISO Image file (need skills)
Note: If your C5 is bought before 2018.3 and want to update, then contact the dealer for remote assistance; if your C5 is bought after 2018.3, you can directly download the above link to update.

How to update Benz C5 with the ISO Image file?

Tools required:
IODD 2541
Xentry_Kit_09_2017.iso(copy to the folder: iodd 2541 _ISO)
Benz C5
Panasonic power adapter
SanDisk U disk 64G high speed 3.0 sales for 29.99USD free shipping by post service.
IODD 2541


Panasonic power adapter


Xentry Connect C5 multiplexer


C5 mux in standby mode
Plug the Panasonic power adapter into Benz C5
Insert IODD 2541 into the USB port on C5


Ensure Benz C5 is in a standby mode, then hold the “X” and “√” at the same time, then it will pop up “Start Update?” (if it pop up “Start XENTRY Connect?” instead, then, please wait until it disappears, then repeat the operation until it display “Start Update?”)


When you see “Start Update?”, press “√” and Connect C5 will go into the update status and IODD 2541 will light up shown as below.

Just quickly press button “5” on IODD 2541.And the cross “X” will turn a circle “O”.


Please look at the Benz C5 screen, it is updating.


The update will take 50-55 minutes to finish, after complete the system will restart.


If the system fails to restart, turn off C5 and then restart it.
When C5 starts, take out the hard disk in the C5 and install it into the laptop I.E Dell 55220. Before it, Please install the Windows machine on the U disk


Press F12 when you see the pop-up “F12 Boot Options”


Choose “USB Storage Device” and press “Enter”.


Choose [03] WIN2003 PE Classical


Go to the PE system and open “create an new user” program.

Note : Windows should be located in disk D:


After choose the path, right click on “Create a new admin account” on the left.


Input user name : C5, password: abc12345678 ( you are allowed to input any user name and password as you like).


Click on Ok
Close the application
Turn off the laptop
Take out the disk off the laptop and install it into C5 multiplexer


Option 2: ship back the disk for update which is easy to operate:

Because most users can’t update online by themselves, so you are highly advised to ship back the dealer with the internal solid hard disk as well as the external Dell hard disk, the Dell hard disk update is up to you, you can ship back or not as you like.

3. 2018.7 Benz Xentry C5 Activation

2018.07 Benz C5 activation procedure after update
Note: Before play the 2. tvs files, please install Teamviewer
Files need to activate C5:
Activation key
2018.7 key
Back list C5
PS: After complete Benz C5 update every time, paste this Benz C5 key to “StartKeyCerter” to active the diagnostic software.

4. 2018.7 Benz Xentry C5 LAN configuration

Benz C5 LAN configuration with text, English version.tvs

Benz C5 Point-to-point mode configuration.tvs

Note: Before play the 2. tvs files, please install Teamviewer

5. 2018.7 Benz Xentry C5 installation in various language

Xentry Connect C5 installation in English
Xentry Connect C5 installation in French
Xentry Connect C5 installation in German
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Italian
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Spanish
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Japanese

6. Benz C5 FAQ

Q: Can Benz C5 2018.7 work with both cars and trucks?
A: Yes.

Q: Can Benz C5 software be copied to a personal computer?
A: No, the software is bound together with the multiplexer, it can’t be copied.

Q: Can Benz C5 software support Expert DTS?
A: No, not supported so far.

Q: What’s the difference between Benz C5 and Star C4?
A: All of the Benz C5 software is free for 3 years until the account invalid. C4 upgrade needs to be cracked every time, it is very troublesome.