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Hey guys,

Does anyone have a copy of that old CPfix utility for astro 25 CPS radios? I'm programming a couple of prtables for my father, who bought them from ebay used, but they've been programmed with a newer version than I own. I had the utility once before, but cant find the stupid thumb drive....
 

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What's the latest version? I've been out of touch with this stuff for a long time.
 
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The eBay seller probably just got the software when some site had a bunch Moto CPS. They made the disc with pretty nice Motorola images on it. The one being sold was the last version that was pirated CPS that the . I am surprised Motorola has not shut this down and I wish they did since the rest of us have paid the $100-$200 for the legit CPS. Hope that seller has a good lawyer when Motorola comes a knocking.
 
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But it seems Moto does not care. Look how many sales these sellers have. If Moto cared, they would complain to E-Bay. Right?
That's what I was thinking. There are a ton of websites and torrents that have lot's of Moto CPS and they are never taken down by the Moto legal team. Had this been a few years ago, they might of cared but today they don't. You have to admit Motorola is the gold standard of business/public safety radios so you would think they would care if the CPS they sell for let's say $250 and that same CPS is on eBay for $20. Somebody in Chicago must be smoking something strange not to care about pirated software. Other radio manufacturers do with programming software that is tied to one machine, requires a dongle, or phones home to activate it.
 
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Another possibility. R20.01.00 was distributed to most originally by disc. Now it's accessible for download via MOL so some simply sold the disks they had gotten from Motorola.


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Astro25 series portables. Its an app called CPFix but its different than the one floating around that fixes an ABC switch issue. Thats NOT the one I need.
 
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