Thursday, 11 January 2018

ECUFix has been updated to v6.3.0.0


I use a small piece of excellent software to deal with the licensing within ECUFix. Up until now, various Anti-Virus programs have been flagging ECUFix as having a trojan. The security code creator has been hard at work to try and find a solution to this and I think he's succeeded!

Please download the latest version of ECUFix v6.3.0.0 HERE

Thursday, 4 January 2018

ECUFix has been updated to v6.2.6.14



Recompiled with Microsoft's latest version of Visual Studio 2017.

Tested on Windows 10 down to Windows XP.

This version has:

Added 379579 07K906032AR 2.5L
Added 363573 - VAG 1.8T

Where can I download it?

If you would like to give it a try, the new version can be downloaded direct from ECUFix's product page or from the download directory HERE.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

ZenCart Emails Fail to Send

I did an update of my Windows Server 2012 R2 with new versions of PHP (v.7.1.11) and ZenCart v1.56-Alpha.

A day ago I happened to login to the store admin area and noted there were 3 orders waiting to be dispatched but I was not notified.... oh dear.

Logging into the server via RDP and looking at the logs directory, showed me that I had a few

"SSL operation failed with code 1. OpenSSL Error"

and

"Email Error: SMTP connect() failed. https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer/wiki/Troubleshooting
in C:\Domains\ecufix.com\wwwroot\shop\includes\functions\functions_email.php on line 375"

Errors meaning that the emails were not being sent - double oh dear. To check, I logged into the ZenCart Admin console and altered the PayPal module settings and then a red banner appeared at the top of the browser telling me that there was an email sending error.

So something had changed either in PHP or ZenCart since the last time I used it. I know the ZenCart developers would never have let their code out of the door with a simple email bug. Therefore the error had to be related to PHP.

After a few hours of searching, I found the reason why emails were failing: essentially PHP now requires the CaCerts (Certificate Authority Certificates) defining in the OpenSSL section as well.

[curl]
; A default value for the CURLOPT_CAINFO option. This is required to be an
; absolute path.
curl.cainfo = "C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v7.1\Extras\SSL\cacert.pem"
[openssl]
; The location of a Certificate Authority (CA) file on the local filesystem
; to use when verifying the identity of SSL/TLS peers. Most users should
; not specify a value for this directive as PHP will attempt to use the
; OS-managed cert stores in its absence. If specified, this value may still
; be overridden on a per-stream basis via the "cafile" SSL stream context
; option.
openssl.cafile= "C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v7.1\Extras\SSL\cacert.pem"

This allows the emails to be sent again.

Remember, you can download the latest CA cert file from curl, install it somewhere accessible (for example c:/program files (x86)/php/v7.1/extras/ssl/cacert.pem) and point at it from the openssl.cafile and curl.cainfo directives in your php.ini file 

More info is available here: PHPMailer/wiki/Troubleshooting

Sunday, 12 November 2017

ECUFix has been updated to v6.2.6.12

Recompiled with Microsoft's latest version of Visual Studio 2017.

Tested on Windows 10 down to Windows XP.

The ME7.5 detection algorithm has been updated.

This version has added VAG binaries 363497, 366494, 362510 and ME72002 wasn't correcting all checksums on first pass since the last update. If you would like to give it a try, the new version can be downloaded direct from ECUFix's product page or from the download directory HERE.

Friday, 15 September 2017

ECUFix has been updated to v6.2.6.10


Recompiled with Microsoft's latest version of Visual Studio 2017.

Tested on Windows 10 down to Windows XP.

This version has added VAG binary 369321 since the last update. If you would like to give it a try, the new version can be downloaded direct from ECUFix's product page or from the download directory HERE.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Can't Send SMS Error 38 - Vodafone UK

I had a OnePlus 2 mobile phone here in the UK.

I really liked it but my Vodafone SIM wouldn't let me send SMS texts out. Since it's a dual SIM phone, I tried an EE SIM in the other slot and this worked fine.

Sending texts didn't really bother me much and, at the time in June 2017, the OnePlus 5 was due to be released so I wasn't much bothered.

OnePlus 5 in my hands and everything swapped over I randomly tried to send an SMS a few days later.... it failed with the error message "Could not send text Error 38"..... hmm, not good. I telephoned Vodafone and spent about 45 minutes on the phone with the technical chap. We tried all-sorts including disabling and re-enabling SMS from the Vodafone system app but all to no-avail. Then I found an article about a similar problem on the OnePlus 3T forums and thought I'd give it a go....

There's a (not so) secret menu available for Android phones that's accessed by typing *#*#4636#*#* from your phone's dialer. As soon as you enter the last "*", a menu pops up labelled "Testing".

Secret Menu 1
Tap on the Phone Information selection and you'll get this menu:
Secret Menu 2

In my phone, the SMSC: field was blank. The message centre for Vodafone UK is +447785016005 which needs to be added here. To add it, you must put the number in double quotes and then tap on the UPDATE button, e.g. "+447785016005" - tap UPDATE.

Tapping REFRESH should append the ",145" at the end.

Sending a test SMS to myself succeeded!
P.S. don't go changing anything else or you'll probably do more damage unless you know what you're doing. Ironically, if you know what you're doing, you wouldn't be here anyway 😃
Hope this helps someone, Andy

Sunday, 11 June 2017

ECUFix has been updated to v6.2.6.8


Recompiled with Microsoft's latest version of Visual Studio 2017.

Tested on Windows 10 down to Windows XP.

This version has added various extra binaries since the last update. If you would like to give it a try, the new version can be downloaded direct from ECUFix's product page or from the download directory HERE.