What is a FEMTO Unlock?
Firstly, the ‘FEMTO Unlock’ is an $850 mail-in DME Unlock service provided by the company Femto in Finland. At the present time, this is the only unlock option available in the world for 06/2020 and newer BMW cars. The average cost to mail the computer in is $350.
All vehicles with a production date after 06/2020 require the Femto unlock for any sort of tuning.
What is a DME Unlock?
Additionally, a DME Unlock of MEVD17.x.x and MG1 series computers enables OBD based tuning. This is a prerequisite for such platforms as Bootmod3 (www.Bootmod3.com), and MHD (https://mhdtuning.com) over the OBD Port.
Equally, this unlock works with Bootmod3 and MHD, though they are not required with our tunes.
Why do I need a Femto Unlock?
To clarify, at the start of June of 2020, all BMW DMEs produced were shipped with an updated bootloader that rendered OBD Flash Tuning using existing protocols impossible. For a short time, there was no solution for this problem.
Currently, as the community still anxiously waits for a USA Based DME Unlock for MG1 computers, there is a solution available. The company known as Femto offers a mail-in service now known as the Femto Unlock. This unlocks your DME, making OBD Flash Programming possible.
What’s the Process?
- Purchase the product from this page. When you purchase this product, you’re also purchasing your return shipping label.
- Remove your DME from your vehicle. (Contact Us for further information.)
- Purchase your Unlock from this website.
- Mail your DME to Cedar Performance Headquarters.
- Wait 8-10 Business Days.
- Receive your unlocked DME
- Reinstall in your vehicle
- Flash with the tool of your choice.
In the meantime your DME will be shipped via DHL to Finland, where it will be unlocked and returned back to Cedar Performance Headquarters. In most cases with standard shipping this is an 8-10 business day turnaround. DME’s that are received on a Monday are shipped, unlocked, and shipped back to the USA by the following Thursday. Additionally, we add Apple AirTag tracking devices to each package to ensure safe travels.
DME Unlock + Bootmod3 is ideal for Custom Tuning! CLICK HERE!
Looking for a DME Unlock for a vehicle produced BEFORE 06/2020? CLICK HERE!
- Charge is PER DME, V8 Customers will be subject to TWO Unlock charges.
- Services must be provided through the mail. Simply ship your DME/ECU to our Dallas Headquarters. We will send the DME to Finland for unlock and return it to you.
Andy Ho –
Bit more expensive than sending in myself, but DHL and Femto was a hassle. Matt made it quick, would do it again.
Alfredo Morales –
Super fast turnaround, 6 days round trip from USA to Finland, Matt had great customer service and sent me frequent updates about the DME.
Femto has a lot of sketchy requirements to send them a computer. Matt takes care of all of that, makes it a pretty simple process.
Still hope to see stateside unlocks soon! Dealing with Femto sucks! Glad Matt can handle it for us.
Abdullah Shahin –
Quick unlock. Handled with ease. I didn’t feel good about sending with DHL, I didn’t feel good about the international wire transfer to some random folks in Russia/Finland, Cedar took out all of the complications. Just ship the damn computer, send the money, and wait for it to return. No customs headaches, no problems, nothing.
Paired the unlock with a pretty sick tune for my G80, car making like 675-700 WHP on e85 without much stress. Solid.