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Warning: RomRaider is intended for use only by experienced tuners who understand the consequences. As with any tuning solution, the potential for engine damage is very high when altering your ECUs hard coded values. The use of appropriate equipment (ie, knock sensor, wideband oxygen sensor) is extremely important. By downloading RomRaider, you agree to assume all risks and accept its license. Use at your own risk.

Download RomRaider 0.5.7 Release Candidate 2 (2013–08–28)

The latest release of RomRaider is available here for Windows and here for Other Platforms. Both variants are installers (ZIP archives also available - see below) and require the latest 32bit (x86) version of Java SE JRE to already be installed.

Windows ZIP | Linux ZIP

This version of RomRaider does NOT ship with ECU or logger definitions. You are required to download and install both sets of definitions in order for RomRaider to be functional. You can find the latest ECU definitions HERE and the latest logger definitions HERE.

Archived versions can be found HERE

Release Notes

0.5.7 Release Candidate 2 Notes (08/28/2013)

This is the latest version of RomRaider from the GitHub repo (Please read the change list carefully!).

0.5.7 Release Candidate 2 Known Issues


  • Pasting table data can cause hangs under certain circumstances


  • Gauge min/max/step limits incomplete in logger.xml
  • ECU connections under Linux are flaky (start the logger after you’ve started the engine)
  • Update latency via injector tab broken for some models (eg. 2007 2.5i)

Git bug list

Change Log

0.5.7 Release Candidate 2 Build#561 (08/28/2013)

[1] New Logger features require added parameters in the logger definition file. Therefore the minimum version of logger.xml is 155. A warning will be displayed if the version is below this prompting the user to update.

[2] The settings XML file can be stored in the RomRaider directory as an alternate location. This allows multiple customized installations to exist each with their own settings.


  • no changes


  • Added feature to read DTC via SSM connection [*1]
  • Added feature to adjust the global timing and AC on/off idle RPM values [*1]
  • Added feature to read ECU specific Learning Table Values [*1]
  • Added feature to allow user to define conversion formulas for Phidget sensors
  • TXS plugin update: by nitros
  • changed QueryManager to break TCU queries up as TCU doesn’t support long CAN queries
  • support for signed integer values added [*1]
  • support for non-contiguous multi-byte parameters added [*1]
  • corrections to ISO15765 support, fixed debug messages and array index problem.
  • changed SSM test application to write bytes rather than blocks
  • changed SSM test application to allow selection of byte or block reads
  • update PLX sensor types to drop data for unknown sensor address 4032
  • force some font styles to plain as Linux seems to use bold as default
  • fix issue with Learning Table Values reading 6-cyl ECU def.

Operational Notes

  • Since RomRaider relies on various externally provided classes and vendor libraries, the 64bit Java VM is not supported. The RomRaider installer and Editor will issue warnings if a 64bit Java VM is detected and advise the user to uninstall it and install the 32bit Java VM. It is unlikely that 64bit Java VM will even be supported as all external classes and vendor libraries must be compiled for native 64bit operation. See note 3 for an example.
  • To log External sensors only, un-select both the ECU and TCU checkbox on the Logger menu bar. Then switch to the Externals tab and check the items to be logged. The log Externals only setting is not retained between logging sessions.
  • The use of ISO15765 requires a J2534 compliant cable. Since the J2534 specification only defines Windows 32bit systems as a valid platform, Linux systems are not officially supported. When/if a Linux J2534 driver becomes available then support can be enabled for non-Windows platforms.
Download RomRaider ECU and Logger Definitions

The latest RomRaider ECU and logger definitions, which may be updated independently of the software, can be found here: ECU definitions and Logger definitions. Definition updates can include additional table, parameter and ROM support as well as important bug fixes and other improvements.

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RomRaider is developed and supported by volunteers working on their own time. To support their efforts please consider making a donation.

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