V0.93-0.17K-R02 Firmware Discussion

Unication_David

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The latest Firmware has been released. The new link is available by sending an email to P25firmware@unication.com. I have included BOTH the Firmware and PPS in this link so you no longer have to contact your dealer for the firmware as I know this was an issue with many of our customers. Remember, Your dealer should always be your first line of contact for any issues. This is NOT the Phase 2 release. I just thought I would state that for the record so that all understand.
 
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The Official Latest G4/G5 Firmware and PPS Thread

The latest Firmware has been released. The new link is available by sending an email to P25firmware@unication.com. I have included BOTH the Firmware and PPS in this link so you no longer have to contact your dealer for the firmware as I know this was an issue with many of our customers. Remember, Your dealer should always be your first line of contact for any issues. This is NOT the Phase 2 release. I just thought I would state that for the record so that all understand.


I literally almost jumped in the air and screamed at work....till I saw the this is not the phase 2 update. Lol
And are the patch notes in the download?


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Thanks David. Also, thanks for all the release notes included with the firmware/pps link. Updating as we speak.
 

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Thanks David. I see that the PPS software is still limited the number of zones to 32, when it used to be 128 in the 2 versions ago, and older. Hopefully, it's something will be corrected.


The latest Firmware has been released. The new link is available by sending an email to P25firmware@unication.com. I have included BOTH the Firmware and PPS in this link so you no longer have to contact your dealer for the firmware as I know this was an issue with many of our customers. Remember, Your dealer should always be your first line of contact for any issues. This is NOT the Phase 2 release. I just thought I would state that for the record so that all understand.
 
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Thanks David. I see that the PPS software is still limited the number of zones to 32, when it used to be 128 in the 2 versions ago, and older. Hopefully, it's something will be corrected.
The pager specs have always said 256 channels (32x8). My eyes would roll back in my head if i tried to program and work with that many zones.
 

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I don't have any old documentation handy, but older versions did support more than 32 zones. I have 45 in mine. In a large metropolitan area like Dallas/Fort Worth, it's nice to have access to lots of systems without having to reprogram.

The pager specs have always said 256 channels (32x8). My eyes would roll back in my head if i tried to program and work with that many zones.
 

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If we're having trouble updating, do we still need to contact our dealer? My update sits forever on "Waiting for device" and "Processing". The update log shows this:

invalid line or is comments
2018/01/16 08:26:16

invalid line or is comments
2018/01/16 08:26:16

invalid line
2018/01/16 08:26:16

len_of_ip 10
2018/01/16 08:26:16

ini_parser return 0x00000001
2018/01/16 08:26:16

ip[0]:10.10.0.12, name_of_image=Gx_Image_MFG_V0.93-0.17K-R02.bin
2018/01/16 08:26:16

from ini: mi[0]->nand_img_name is C:\Users\jamesche\Dropbox\Unication\Tools\G_Series_UniMaintainTools (Portable_Dealer)\G_Series_UniMaintainTools (Portable_Dealer)\Gx_Image_MFG_V0.93-0.17K-R02.bin
2018/01/16 08:26:16

check_ini:5697 mi->nand_img_name is C:\Users\jamesche\Dropbox\Unication\Tools\G_Series_UniMaintainTools (Portable_Dealer)\G_Series_UniMaintainTools (Portable_Dealer)\Gx_Image_MFG_V0.93-0.17K-R02.bin
2018/01/16 08:26:16

check_ini_5698 mi->rescue_img_name is C:\Users\jamesche\Dropbox\Unication\Tools\G_Series_UniMaintainTools (Portable_Dealer)\G_Series_UniMaintainTools (Portable_Dealer)\G4_BBA_v02p23a_RESCUE_IMAGE.bin
2018/01/16 08:26:16

download_type=1, current_ip_index=0, how_may_ip_should_flash=1
2018/01/16 08:26:18

thread wake up, g_mi.is_processing = 1!
2018/01/16 08:26:18

pg_ctrl->current_ip_index = 0
2018/01/16 08:26:18
 
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Try restarting your PC. Disconnect / reconnect the pager. Try a different PC. You might also download the image file again. There is a MD5 file if you want to check it.
 

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Try restarting your PC. Disconnect / reconnect the pager. Try a different PC. You might also download the image file again. There is a MD5 file if you want to check it.
Thanks. I already tried all of those. It's weird because I've updated the firmware on this twice before without any problems.
 

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Thanks. I already tried all of those. It's weird because I've updated the firmware on this twice before without any problems.
I think I know what's wrong. I'm running the updater from the "portable dealer" update Zip. I think that's the wrong one. :) Stupid user error.
 

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Installed -- I looked through the release notes and so far the only thing I'm really seeing different is:

- background can now be set to 8 primary (blinking) colors - assigned to each group item

- ability to display system values in decimal or hexadecimal (or has that been there an I just never noticed?)

- ability to lock the programming on the radio with a password (I'm guessing some users got their hands on a PPS and decided to change the programming on their organizationally issued pager....)

I'm suspect the other items are not as obvious and/or things that all folks will notice.....

Interested in seeing this in action.... but assume based on the way it is written there is no change to the mute status.... we'll see.

Added “encryption” icon in the UI and the message box record list for received encrypted messages.
 

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This one's not going so well for me. I successfully flashed the firmware, but every time I receive a transmission, my radio crashes and reboots. I'm going to try reflashing it now to see if that helps. :(
 
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I have 2 G4 units, first one updated with no issues. second one updated and wiped all programming. Followed same procedures for both.
Not a major issue for me but thought i would chime in.

Anybody else think the audio sounds a bit better, clearer? I do.
 

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This one's not going so well for me. I successfully flashed the firmware, but every time I receive a transmission, my radio crashes and reboots. I'm going to try reflashing it now to see if that helps. :(
I had that issue with one of my G5 units in the previous firmware and had to reflash several times before it stabilized. The same happened with the new firmware but on the other G5…although this time it only needed one reflash. The 2nd reflash also erased the user memory this time, where it's not done that previously.
 
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