Best Toyota Lexus Smart Key Unlock Tools Reviews & Guide

The reason to unlock Toyota Lexus smart key is because sometimes you may waste a car blank key due to improper operation when programming key and lead the key can’t be used. After unlocking the key, you will be able to reutilize it and help you save money.

In this article, engineer put together the top best Toyota Lexus Smart Key Unlock Tools i.e Lonsdor, Xhorse VVDI Mini Key Tool, VVDI2, CN900 Mini, Tango etc.


1.How to use Lonsdor K518ISE to unlock Toyota 8A Smart Key?

In April 16, 2020, Lonsdor K518ISE released Toyota 8A smart key unlock function.

Covers Toyota 8A (39,88,A8, A8,AA,F3) original (OEM) smart key types unlock currently. (The new Toyota smart keys from 2014 and up with H chip)

***Ensure the key is fully charged.

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Identify key status

Tap Special Functions->Identify/copy chip-> Identify/copy.


Put chip into K518 host slot to be identified.


Identify chip type 8A. Key has been programmed.

Insert 8A smart key into K518 host slot.

Tap Special Function->Unlock Key->Unlock Toyota smart key-> Unlock Toyota smart key (8A)

Unlock success.

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– I did one for 2020 Toyota Prius yesterday and for 2018 Subaru today. Works great.

– Update your machine, they just fixed the unlock function and it works much better, the update was rolled out in the last day or 2
the new Toyota unlock works well.

2.Use Lonsdor KH100 to Unlock Original Toyota 8A Smary Key

Watch video for guide:

3. How to unlock Lonsdor FT01-2110 / FT01-0020 Toyota/Lexus Smart Key

Step 1: Press and hold button 1,2,and 3 at the same time (the order marked above) .

Step 2: After the indicator light is on, keep button 1 and 2 still and release button 3. After the indicator light goes off, press button 3 again.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 ten time until the indicator light dashes continuously, then release all 3 buttons. After the indicator light stops flashing, the FT key is unlocked successfully.

Look at:

1) Lonsdor FT01 Series Smart Key for Toyota/Lexus FT01-2110:


2) Lonsdor FT01 Series Smart Key for Toyota/Lexus FT01-0020:


After unlocking successfully, you can program key for Toyota / Lexus with Lonsdor K518.

4. Renew Toyota 8A Smart Key with Key Tool Max and Mini OBD.

Toyota 8A Smart Key (128bit) recognize status and renew.

Update for free!

Compatible Xhorse devices: VVDI key tool, VVDI Mini Key Tool and VVDI Key Tool Max. 


Can unlock 40, 80, 128 original Toyota smart key.

  1. Connect the battery before unlocking.
  2. Click “Unlock” button to start unlocking.
  3. During the unlocking process, the LED flashes to indicate that the unlocking is successful. Otherwise try again.

Look at Xhorse Renew Cable for VVDI Mini Key Tool:

To unlock Toyota / Lexus smart key, VVDI Mini Key Tool will work together with this Renew cable.


VVDI Key Tool Max has a pretty cool feature where it will unlock Toyota smart keys.

Guide: go to home screen, select “Special functions”, you can do Toyota smart key unlock.

And now it is unlocked. Read it again and you see it’s blank, so now we can program this to the vehicle.

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5. Use Xhorse VVDI2 to unlock Toyota Smart key 128 bit, 80bit.

Xhorse VVDI2 (since May 20, 2019) can unlock Toyota Smart key 128 bit / 80bit. It will help unlock the transponder to blank with correct crypto key.

Guide on use Xhorse VVDI2 to unlock Toyota smart key 80bit.

1). Click on “VVDI2 Quick Start” icon, select “Transponder programmer” software.

2) Click on “Autodetect transponder” to detect transponder type.

3). Select “Special Unlock Toyota Smart Key”.

4) Select “Smart 10 /80bit” or “Smart 128 bit”

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1)Test battery: test key’s battery status.

2)Check bank: Test the key is learned or not learn.

3)Unlock: Reset learned smart key to virgin one after success unlock, the LED on key will flash one time.

Battery Must be placed in key for the above operation.

6. Also, CN900 Mini can renew / virgin used Toyota Smart key.

Here you can read the operation guide:

And Tango, and more here: