Autoelectric Minipro

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Original TL866 Software info: Google Translate


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You need to install Chinese language support in windows XP. More detailed instructions to be added.


Version Released Firmware Filename Notes
1.00 2010-06-18
5.70 2012-08-27
5.80 2012-11-01 3.2.59
5.90 2013-03-04 3.2.60
5.91 2013-03-09 3.2.61
6.00 2014-01-07 3.2.62
6.10 2014-07-16 3.2.63
6.13 2015-06-09
6.16 2015-06-12
6.17 2015-07-11
6.50 2015-12-25
6.60 2017-05-09 3.2.85
6.70 2018-03-07
6.85 2018-10-19

radioman updater firmware: 3.2.80

OSX Virtualbox Fix

On April 03, 2014 EEVblog Forum contributor rastro posted a solution to make the MiniPro software work in OSX

Finally got my MiniPro working with Mac OS 10.92 Mavericks and VirtualBox/Windows XP. Previous Post:

Initially I had the following error: Failed to attach the USB device MiniPro TL-866 Programmer to the virtual machine ...

This Was The Fix:

    Virtual Box  4.2.10 R93012 with extension pack
    Host: Mac Mini Maverick OS X 10.92
    VM:   Microsoft XP (very basic installation)
    MiniPro TL-866: assumes that vendor ID = 04D8; product ID = E11C
    Select Windows XP virtual machine and open settings => ports => USB 
    - Check 'USB Controller'
    - Check 'Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller'
    - Add a new USB filter by selecting plus "+" icon on the right of window.
    - Edit the new filter
    -- Name: ... your choice
    -- Vendor ID: 04D8
    --Product ID: E11C
    --Remote: NO
    -- NOTE ... leave all other fields blank

Leave MiniPro TL-866 unconnected from USB while starting the WIN-XP virtual machine.

After VM is completely booted and logged in plug in the MiniPro. My system then came up with a window that shows a new USB device was detected. Proceded with the normal MiniPro install and verify operation.

I was not able to get this to operate with WIN2000 but I do not think this was a VirtualBox issue since is was able to pass through the USB device.

Happy Programming


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Modern Windows GUI mod

On July 30, 2014 EEVblog Forum contributor Erwin Ried posted a modified executable for MiniPro v6.10 that upgrades the look and fixes some typos.

I added the 'modern' style to the v6.1 and fixed few typos, replace "MiniPro.exe" with:

6.10 GUI upgrade.gif

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