new version of eMaxMobileApp 1.42 for iOS and Android released

The latest eMaxMobileApp version 1.42 is ready for download in Apple AppStore and Google PlayStore.

In 1.42, additionally to 1.41 the battery type BT-E8016 was added.

These are the changes for 1.41:

This version could be used in a LIMITED way (see more about the restrictions very below at the end of this post) with the latest motor firmware versions of DU-E50X0 (FW.: 4.4.4), DU-E61X0 (FW.: 4.7.2), DU-E7000 (FW.: 4.7.2), DU-E80X0 (4.9.0) and DU-EP800 (FW.: 4.14), see also here.

Especially for the DU-EP800 (EP8 & EP8-RS) drive unit a very individual possibility to change the “motor performance settings” of both motor characteristics profiles was integrated.

With this new functionality an increase of max. torque up to 85Nm and max. peak power up to 500W is possible also on the restricted EP8-RS drive unit. These functionality is already fully usable in the licence free version.

Take care: If the “motor performance settings” were changed individually via eMaxMobileApp and you want to change these settings later on (for whatever reason) with the E-Tube software, then most probably a warning message will be created in E-Tube. To avoid this, ideally you reset the “motor performance settings” parameters back to the default values for EP8 or EP8-RS with the related buttons and program these values to your bike before starting E-Tube.

Besides that issue, there is no problem using eMaxMobileApp and E-Tube in parallel.

Also all currently new available battery types for the STePS system had been integrated into eMaxMobileApp.

With this new version it is possible to REDUCE the max. motor support speed on an EP8 also on the latest motor firmware versions (so e.g. on the currently latest 4.1.4) via Bluetooth. In this way an EP8 bike which is already programmed to US – mode (max. 32km/h) could be e.g. restricted to 25km/h via Bluetooth if necessary.

With this version of eMaxMobileApp it is possible to access and modify also the latest motor firmware versions from Shimano, but only in a LIMITED way.

TAKE CARE: Although this version of eMaxMobileApp is partially compatible with all the latest motor firmware versions of all drive units, it is NOT possible to change bike settings in order to increase max. motor support speed via Bluetooth! Also some of the light related functionality is not or only partially available with the newest firmware versions from Shimano.

If you want to speed up your bike with the latest motor firmware versions or need special light functionality, you can use the latest version of our Windows based miniMax program in combination with a PCE interface or you can downgrade to a previous motor firmware (see documents in the support section).

new version 2.15 of miniMax released

Today we have released the new version 2.15 of our Windows based miniMax program.

This version supports the new firmware versions 4.1.4 (for DU-EP800), 4.7.2 (for DU-E6100, DU-E6110, DU-E6180 & DUE7000) and 4.4.4 (for DU-E5000 & DU-E5080) which were released today from Shimano.

new version 2.14 of miniMax released

Today we have released the new version 2.14 of our Windows based miniMax program.

With this version a very individual setting of max. torque (max. 85Nm) and max. peak power (max. 500W) is possible on EP8 drive units and especially EP8-RS drive units. For using this functionality the user does not need to enter a bike specific licence key, so using this functionality is completly free of charge;-)

If you have already chosen individual values with miniMax and want to change these values later on with the E-Tube software, then you should reset the values you have changed with miniMax to default values before! Best is to use the blue marked default button related to your bike type (EP8 or EP8-RS) for this. Otherwise E-Tube does not recognize the values read from the bike and so will not allow to program new values and instead will show a warning message.

new version 2.13 of miniMax released

Today we have released the new version 2.13 of our Windows based miniMax program.

In combination with some rare bike configurations, previous versions of miniMax were not completely resetting the bike when exiting the program. This could cause difficulties in the subsequent powering off process of the bike. This issue is solved in this new version 2.13 of miniMax.

new version of eMaxMobileApp 1.39 for iOS and Android released

We have added some new features, especially for the DU-EP800 (EP8) drive unit. See e.g. the enhanced “light settings” view on “special settings“.

With this version of eMaxMobileApp it is possible to access and modify also the latest motor firmware versions from Shimano, but only in a LIMITED way (see very below).

TAKE CARE: Although this version of eMaxMobileApp is partially compatible with all the latest motor firmware versions of all drive units, it is NOT possible to change bike settings in order to increase max. motor support speed via Bluetooth!

If you want to speed up your bike with the latest motor firmware versions, you can use the latest version of our Windows based miniMax program or you can downgrade to a previous motor firmware (see documents in the support section).

new version 2.12 of miniMax released

Today we have released the new version 2.12 of our Windows based miniMax program.

In combination with some rare bike configurations, previous versions of miniMax were not completely resetting the bike when exiting the program. This could cause difficulties in the subsequent powering off process of the bike. This issue is solved in this new version 2.12 of miniMax.

documents for downgrade via Bluetooth released

Today we have released new documents with detailed help on how to downgrade your STePS bike to a previous firmware via Bluetooth and your iOS or Android device.

See this document on how to to a downgrade via Bluetooth in combination with an iOS device (iPhone or iPad).

See this document on how to to a downgrade via Bluetooth in combination with an Android device.

new version 2.11 of miniMax released

Today we have released the new version 2.11 of our Windows based miniMax program.

There are some nice and new features (change of light output state, modification of remaining light time and light power [EP8 only] for saving battery capacity) which all could be used already in the licence free version.

new version 2.10 of miniMax released

Today we have released the new version 2.10 of our Windows based miniMax program.

There are some nice and new features (change of light output state, modification of remaining light time for saving battery capacity, change of derailleur type) which all could be used already in the licence free version.

new version of eMaxMobileApp 1.38 released

With this version it is still only possible to modify the latest motor firmware versions from Shimano in a VERY LIMITED way (see very below).

special settings” is now available also for the new DUEP800 drive unit (this is especially useful if you want to change the derailleur type from mechanical to electronical). Also the new BT-E8036 battery is added.

TAKE CARE: With the newest motor firmware versions and the current eMaxMobileApp version it is NOT possible to change settings for increasing max. motor support speed!

If you want to speed up your bike with the latest motor firmware versions, you can use the latest version of our Windows based miniMax program or you can downgrade to a previous motor firmware.