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Old 10-11-2017, 3:36 PM
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I just purchased my first DMR radio, the TYT MD-2017 transceiver. I have yet to write my first code-plug. But before doing that I need to upgrade the firmware from 3.13 to 3.15. I have downloaded the .bin file from the web site, but where do I go from there? My computer (Win10) asks for an app to use. How should I be accessing this file?

Secondly is there a special turn-on procedure on the radio to put it into a firmware upgrade mode?
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I just purchased my first DMR radio, the TYT MD-2017 transceiver. I have yet to write my first code-plug. But before doing that I need to upgrade the firmware from 3.13 to 3.15. I have downloaded the .bin file from the web site, but where do I go from there? My computer (Win10) asks for an app to use. How should I be accessing this file?

Secondly is there a special turn-on procedure on the radio to put it into a firmware upgrade mode?
The current firmware is version v3.40, you place the 2017 in firmware update mode and use the Upgrade/Download program to update the firmware. TYT usually includes all of the needed programs in the ZIP or RAR file you download.

To put it in Firmware update mode press the top orange button and the PTT button while turning on the power. (The top LED will flash red/green)

Note: Be sure to use GPS version if you have GPS and NON GPS version if you don't. Also, there is a 100,000 contact version which gets rid of the RECORD function and a 10,000 contact version which has REC option.
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Thank you for your reply. I stopped working this last weekend as I was mentally exhausted. Thus the error I made in my post What I meant to ask is how to upgrade from 3.33 to 3.35, not 3.13 to 3.15 as I origionally posted. Now I will look for 3..40. I also have to update the CP from 1.16 to 1.17. Problem I am having is understanding the poor translations to English in what documentation I do have.
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Thank you for your reply. I stopped working this last weekend as I was mentally exhausted. Thus the error I made in my post What I meant to ask is how to upgrade from 3.33 to 3.35, not 3.13 to 3.15 as I origionally posted. Now I will look for 3..40. I also have to update the CP from 1.16 to 1.17. Problem I am having is understanding the poor translations to English in what documentation I do have.
Current CPS version for the MD 2017 is V1.18

Note: TYT's website went offline a while back and when it came back the updates after 8/3 disappeared. I would guess it was the last backup they had.

Check this website for TYT MD 2017 files... http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com...are-downloads/
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You certainly have shown me a lot that I had no idea existed.
QT first the upload/download program did not appear on my computer, but that has been corrected. I now have firmware 3.40 installed on the radio.

Now when I look on the radio, it shows CP1.16 installed. I have Windows software 1.17 for writing code plugs. Must I do something to install 1.17 on the radio? I see no 1.18 anywhere.

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You certainly have shown me a lot that I had no idea existed.
QT first the upload/download program did not appear on my computer, but that has been corrected. I now have firmware 3.40 installed on the radio.

Now when I look on the radio, it shows CP1.16 installed. I have Windows software 1.17 for writing code plugs. Must I do something to install 1.17 on the radio? I see no 1.18 anywhere.

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The current CPS is v1.18 which should also be on that site. When you upload and download from the computer to the radio it will update what the computer says the CPS is. The CPS doesn't actually install on the radio it just loads the codeplug. The radio is just telling you what CPS was used to upload to it.
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Post Md 2017 cps 1.18

If you need I can send you CPS ver 1.18 for the MD 2017
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I just tried updating the firmware myself and now find that the radio displays what the download document describes as "radio is chaos."

Any idea how to resolve?
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