How to install bootmod3 on your vehicle

bootmod3 takes less than 5 minutes to install on your vehicle. You will need the following:

  • bootmod3 software license

  • OBD2 Ethernet cable and/or an appropriate laptop/smartphone adapter

  • Laptop with macOS or Windows, or bootmod3 app for iOS/Android smartphone

Website at www.bootmod3.net, or the mobile app, are two ways to interact with your bootmod3 account and get it all set up. The installation process is user-friendly, however, we have gone to great lengths to simplify the Setup Guide.  Please see below for both laptop and mobile app configurations.

Flashing the vehicle for the first time takes around 3 minutes and switching maps after takes just seconds to do.

Complete bootmod3 User Manual is quite lengthy but well worth the read. It explains all of the currently available features in detail and is available from here.



OBD Connection Guide


Wired Connection - Option 1

Connecting a laptop (macOS / Windows) directly to the vehicle

#1 Purchase a bootmod3 Software License

  • Purchase a bootmod3 software license from any of our Authorized Dealers or on our website.
  • An activation email is sent to you at the time of checkout with the activation key for your vehicle. One license per vehicle.

#2 OBD2 Ethernet Cable

#3 Laptop running macOS or Windows (For Mobile App on iOS or Android See Section Below)

  • If your laptop doesn't have an Ethernet connector on it you need to get an Ethernet to USB adapter to connect the OBD-ENET cable with your laptop.
  • Most generic ones from Amazon/eBay work on Windows
  • On macOS it's best to use the one from the Apple store, although most Belkin branded ones work as well
  • Google Chrome browser recommended

#4 Download bootmod3 OBD Agent Laptop Software

  • Agent connects your vehicle's OBD port with the bootmod3 cloud and your browser pointed at  www.bootmod3.net
  • To avoid any issues with OBD ENET cable connectivity on your laptop:
    • Disable Firewall and any antivirus software as it will interrupt flashing!
      • (Windows) On your Windows laptop, go to Control Panel → System and Security → Windows Defender Firewall →  On the left, click on 'Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off' → Click on 'Turn off Windows Defender Firewall' for both Private and Public network options.
      • (macOS) On your MacBook, Go to System Preferences → Firewall → Click on 'Turn off Firewall'
    • Disable any aftermarket add-on devices such as piggyback devices when flashing
  • Download the latest software from www.bootmod3.net/downloads and run the installer
  • Start the OBD Agent application on your laptop
    • OBD Agent connects your laptop and the vehicle's OBD port through an OBD-ENET cable and is used for programming and diagnostics in the bootmod3 system

Ready to GO! Proceed to http://www.bootmod3.net, register your vehicle and flash a tune!

#5 To Register:

  • OBD Agent software needs to be running on your laptop
  • Your laptop needs to be connected using an OBD ENET cable to the vehicle's OBD port 


  • After registration, to flash a map:
    • Click on the top left menu and click on 'OTS Maps'
    • Choose on OTS map that matches your vehicle's current modifications and octane and click on 'Get Tune'
    • Click on the acquired OTS map showing on the 'My Maps' screen and click the red 'FLASH' button
      • Choose the first option in the menu, 'Flash Now'



Wired Connection - Option 2

Connecting a smartphone (iOS / Android) directly to the vehicle

#1 Purchase a bootmod3 Software License

  • Purchase a bootmod3 software license from any of our Authorized Dealers or on our website.
  • An activation email is sent to you at the time of checkout with the activation key for your vehicle. One license per vehicle.

#2 OBD2 Ethernet Cable

#3 Purchase an appropriate Smartphone/Ethernet adapter

  • USB-C, Lighting, or Micro USB depending on your mobile device
  • For Android - most generic ones from Amazon/eBay will work just fine
  • For iPhone - it is best to purchase an appropriate adapter from the Apple store, although most Belkin branded ones work well

#4 Set up your smartphone for direct connection via:

  • Android Connection Manual: 

bootmod3 Android app - Ethernet and BM3_NET WiFi Settings

  • iOS Connection Manual:

bootmod3 iOS app - Ethernet and BM3_NET WiFi Settings

#5 Download bootmod3 app from the App Store:

  • iOS app:

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/bootmod3/id1170348811

  • Android app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bootmod3.mobile

#6 To register:

  • Vehicle needs to be connected to phone/tablet via OBD2 Ethernet cable + an appropriate smartphone adapter
  • Login screen will show your vehicle's VIN upon connection
  • Click on Sign-up and register for an account on bootmod3.net
  • You can use Facebook, Google and Apple logins instead of manually entering your email and password
  • Once in the app, click on your VIN to activate and enter the activation key received in the email
  • Click on the top left menu and click on 'OTS Maps'
  • Choose an OTS map that matches your vehicle's current modifications and octane - click on 'Get Tune'
  • Click on the acquired OTS map showing on the 'My Maps' screen and click the red 'FLASH' button
  • Choose the first option in the menu, 'Flash Now'

Wireless Connection - Option 3

Connecting a smartphone (iOS / Android) wirelessly to the vehicle via bootmod3 WiFi adapter

#1 Purchase a bootmod3 Software License

  • Purchase a bootmod3 software license from any of our Authorized Dealers or on our website.
  • An activation email is sent to you at the time of checkout with the activation key for your vehicle. One license per vehicle.

#2 OBD2 Ethernet Cable

#3 Download bootmod3 app from the App Store:

  • iOS app:

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/bootmod3/id1170348811

  • Android app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bootmod3.mobile

#4 OBD Agent Hardware Device:

  • Purchase OBD Agent device from any of our Authorized Dealers or on our website
  • Connect OBD ENET cable from the device to your vehicle's OBD port
  • Connect micro-USB cable to power the WiFi adapter
    • USB power from the armrest or any other convenient location will work
    • (Optional) For best performance of the agent hardware device you can use a 12v power source and a 12v to 5v converter with a micro-USB cable, click here to see an example on Amazon, and hardwire it to 12v power and ground in the footwell area or similar 
  • WiFi Connection (Wireless)
  • iOS Configuration 
  • Android Configuration:
    • Power on the BM# WiFi Adapter box
    • Wait for BM3_NET WiFi network to show up among your available networks, but DO NOT connect to it right away!
    • Click on the 'gear' icon on the right and configure its IP settings first. If you skip this part and click on it to connect it will wait a long time to try and connect. 
    • If you skipped the step above - press and hold on the BM3_NET WiFi network and click on 'Forget network' menu - this way you can try once more
    • To configure BM3_NET WiFi network and change from DHCP to Static IP and enter the following IP network information:
    • IP address: 169.254.250.250
    • Gateway: 0.0.0.0
    • This default alternative has also worked on Samsung S20 Ultra Android 10: 169.254.250.1
    • DNS (if showing): 0.0.0.0
    • Network Prefix Length (if showing): 16
    • Click on 'Save'
  •  Android Connection Manual:

bootmod3 iOS app - Ethernet and BM3_NET WiFi Settings

  • iOS Connection Manual:

bootmod3 iOS app - Ethernet and BM3_NET WiFi Settings

  • For troubleshooting any WiFi connectivity issue, please contact support@protuningfreaks.com

#5 Download bootmod3 app from the App Store:

  • iOS app:

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/bootmod3/id1170348811

  • Android app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bootmod3.mobile

#6 To register:

  • Vehicle needs to be connected to phone/tablet via OBD2 Ethernet cable + an appropriate smartphone adapter
  • Login screen will show your vehicle's VIN upon connection
  • Click on Sign-up and register for an account on bootmod3.net
  • You can use Facebook, Google and Apple logins instead of manually entering your email and password
  • Once in the app, click on your VIN to activate and enter the activation key received in the email
  • Click on the top left menu and click on 'OTS Maps'
  • Choose an OTS map that matches your vehicle's current modifications and octane - click on 'Get Tune'
  • Click on the acquired OTS map showing on the 'My Maps' screen and click the red 'FLASH' button
  • Choose the first option in the menu, 'Flash Now'