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HT1250 Firmware Help Needed

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I have an HT1250, version 1 firmware. I want to upgrade to the latest firmware, 05.13.04. When I try, I get a checksum error from the radio. The radio is old but I called the Big /\/\ and was told that I should be able to upgrade the first HT1250 that was made to the current firmware. I do not have any firmware versions older than 5 series. I thought maybe it needed to be updated in steps? (1 to 3 to 5) or something like that.

Anyone with experience doing this have any suggestions?
 

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I got it done. For reference if anyone ever gets to this page via search or Google:

R01.xx.xx cannot be upgraded directly to R05.xx.xx. You need to go through an in-between version. I dug through our old CD's and found R03.01.03 and upgraded to that firmware which worked fine. Then I upgraded to R05.13.04 and it worked just fine.

At one point, Motorola included updated firware versions on the CPS CD's. Fortunately, I found a CD from 2002 which had the R03.01.03 version on it.
 

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I have a quick question about the HT1250 firmware. I have a R01.xx.xx radio. My dept just received a handful of new HT1250s with R05.xx.xx firmware. I don't know if we have any firmware on CDs. If we had a radio with R03.xx.xx firmware, can the firmware be pulled off the newer radios, or do you have to have a firmware file from Motorola? Thanks.
 

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TheManBornWithin said:
I have a quick question about the HT1250 firmware. I have a R01.xx.xx radio. My dept just received a handful of new HT1250s with R05.xx.xx firmware. I don't know if we have any firmware on CDs. If we had a radio with R03.xx.xx firmware, can the firmware be pulled off the newer radios, or do you have to have a firmware file from Motorola? Thanks.
You need the firmware file, you cannot copy it from an existing radio. You also need the HLN9742B flashing adapter. You can make an adapter, the pinout can be found on Batlabs. The R01.xx.xx needs to be upgraded to R03.xx.xx and then both R03.xx.xx radios can be bumped to R05.13.04. Once you bump the firmware to R05.13.04, you MUST use CPS version R06.09.06 for programming; older CPS will no longer work.
 
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Fw 1.00.00

TheManBornWithin said:
OK thanks for the info. I didn't realize how old my radio was until we got several new radios and updated CPS software, as it refused to program my radio.
I have done several of these that were R1.00.05 with lab tool. These early radios sucked but the firmware update is the way to fix it.
 
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