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Old 04-25-2013, 5:12 PM
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Default PSR-500 firmware upgrade...yes or no?

Hi all...I've had my 500 for 2-3 years now, and I see there are some firmware upgrades out there for the scanner. I'm not having any issues, so should I do the upgrade or just let it go? Thoughts, opinions?
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Old 04-25-2013, 6:20 PM
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The GRE America web site list two firmware updates for the PSR-500 ( GRE America, Inc. - Powered By Kayako SupportSuite ). They are the U2.0 and U2.1, however only the U2.0 list what's changed. If these changes are not important to you and you're happy with the scanner the way it is, I see no pressing reason to update.

However, I would suggest that you at least download the firmware updates (they're packaged in a zip file). Just in case you need them in the future and GRE's web site goes away.
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Old 04-25-2013, 7:14 PM
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You have nothing to lose by upgrading the firmware. The file will not damage or lock up the scanner as long as power is maintained while performing the upgrade.
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I went ahead and did the update. I figured I might as well...one of the few things in life that are still free. Thanks for the responses.
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I must be missing something I dont see the updates
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Default PSR-500 firmware upgrade...yes or no?

Lowboy, read the second post again.
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Lowboy, read the second post again.
Well I did look at that page I see no update, the last one I see is for 2012. that is old info Yup I have had that for some time.
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; U; en-US) Gecko/20081217 Vision-Browser/8.1 301x200 LG VN530)

In the download section, the last 3 links that say PSR-500/600 CPU firmware 2.0 and 2.1, and the PSR-500/600C (Canadian), those are the updates. They don't say "update", but that's what they are.

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In the download section, the last 3 links that say PSR-500/600 CPU firmware 2.0 and 2.1, and the PSR-500/600C (Canadian), those are the updates. They don't say "update", but that's what they are.
This is old info
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This is old info
Correct. When you see the OP says he has had the radio for 3 years and never done an update, it seems as though he was not aware or did not know about them. That's why RDG explained how to find them and what they offered.

For the OP - this is new info.
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I get that now, its old and miss leading., folks this is old info from 2012. Welcome to 2013.
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My 500 is still running on 1.6 or somesuch. I just don't have a computer with which to download the 2.0 or 2.1. I need to find someone local who's willing to help me with that.
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Just post in the AZ sub-forum and I'm sure someone will be glad to help
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I get that now, its old and miss leading
Nothing misleading at all. I think you're missing the original intent.
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Yep the firmware is from 2012 as they are 'the latest, current updates' and undoubtedly the last in reference to GRE 's situation.
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I get that now, its old and miss leading., folks this is old info from 2012. Welcome to 2013.
yes, to all the "folks" it is old info, but not to the OP. (who this entire thread is directed to)
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Ia 500. My screen shows uP App1 V2.0, DSP App V1.4 , and DSP Voc 1.0.. The label say PSR-500, SN 002021. I am trying to upgrade to CPU 2.1, The computer recognizes it, tells me I have 2.0 loaded, but will not upgrade to 2.1. The USB cable works fine with ARC 500. What am I doing wrong?
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How do I check what version of App and DSP my PSR 500 has?
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How do I check what version of App and DSP my PSR 500 has?
Turn on the scanner and while the "Welcome/Owner" screen is being displayed press 3.
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si i baught my scanner from a store in the us, and i live in canada, what is the difference between a scanner from the us or canada as well the cpu firmware differences for each country,
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