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Bricked MT1500

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K2NEC

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So my friend has an MT1500 and he went to upgrade the firmware however he flashed the xts2500 firmware R20.xx.xx into the radio. He unfortunately bricked it but to make matters worse he uploaded the wrong codeplug into the radio as well. He uploaded a BN codeplug to an AN radio. Is there any way to reverse this (by flashing R09.xx.xx back into the radio for example) or is the radio now a paper weight? Thanks
 

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I love Depot stories, this is why people should not mess with it unless you are 100 % on what you are doing. If the radio will still communicate with the pc try and flash it back to its original configuration, but I'd the pc cannot communicate with the radio you maybe SOL. There are tools other than depot that may fix it but they are far more advanced and dangerous than depot also they are harder to find on the wild. Trying to return it to its original model and firmware would be your best bet at restoring it.


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I love Depot stories, this is why people should not mess with it unless you are 100 % on what you are doing. If the radio will still communicate with the pc try and flash it back to its original configuration, but I'd the pc cannot communicate with the radio you maybe SOL. There are tools other than depot that may fix it but they are far more advanced and dangerous than depot also they are harder to find on the wild. Trying to return it to its original model and firmware would be your best bet at restoring it.


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The only problem is that he doesn't have the firmware for R09.xx.xx
 
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