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Hello everyone,
as a amateur radio operator, I greatly enjoy dmr. I currently use a Motorola xpr 7550 with firmware version 2.06.33. I am looking to upgrade to firmware version 2.09.1. The file is no longer available on my Motorola online account. Does anyone have it? If so, in pm i can provide an email address for where to send the file.

thanks!
 

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Rumor has it you can get it from the below, You have to join and its in communications under firmware

 

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Hello everyone,
as a amateur radio operator, I greatly enjoy dmr. I currently use a Motorola xpr 7550 with firmware version 2.06.33. I am looking to upgrade to firmware version 2.09.1. The file is no longer available on my Motorola online account. Does anyone have it? If so, in pm i can provide an email address for where to send the file.

thanks!
Since you’re a ham, using ham DMR freq’s, why do you want to upgrade? The FW in your radio is stable, & I use the same FW in my 4 Gen 2 radios. For ham radio use, the upgrade will give you nothing. If you were using the radio on a commercial Connect Plus Trunking System, there may be an improvement, but I’ve learned over the years “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Also I would never download FW off a foreign untrusted public site. You could end up with a brick. Do as you wish, but it’s good advice.
 

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V2.09 for the 7550 is the last version before CPS 2 and is considered the suggested version for Amateur use. It's in my 7550 and is rock solid.

Stay at V2.09 and *never* move from it...
 
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Since you’re a ham, using ham DMR freq’s, why do you want to upgrade? The FW in your radio is stable, & I use the same FW in my 4 Gen 2 radios. For ham radio use, the upgrade will give you nothing. If you were using the radio on a commercial Connect Plus Trunking System, there may be an improvement, but I’ve learned over the years “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Also I would never download FW off a foreign untrusted public site. You could end up with a brick. Do as you wish, but it’s good advice.
Why not upgrade? R2.09 ain't broke. R2.10 is broke. All my Gen 2 radios have R2.09 and I am more than happy with it. Not to mention the newer FW shows all the features available to the radio. R2.06.33 won't show you stuff like RX audio leveling and enhanced noise suppression, 2 very valuable EID's imho.
 

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Why not upgrade? R2.09 ain't broke. R2.10 is broke. All my Gen 2 radios have R2.09 and I am more than happy with it. Not to mention the newer FW shows all the features available to the radio. R2.06.33 won't show you stuff like RX audio leveling and enhanced noise suppression, 2 very valuable EID's imho.
The OP stated he can not find R2.09 on the Mol site. Another poster showed a foreign site that has nothing to do with Motorola where it could be found. I agree, if he could get the FW from a genuine Motorola site, there shouldn’t be a problem. However, to attempt to download the FW from a foreign, untrustworthy site, & to attempt to install it is playing Russian Roulette with his laptop, or radio. So given the choice to stay where he is, or try FW from a foreign site, I’d stay since it works. But if the OP can get the FW he wants from his Mol account, then it would be safe to download, & upgrade.
 

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The OP stated he can not find R2.09 on the Mol site. Another poster showed a foreign site that has nothing to do with Motorola where it could be found. I agree, if he could get the FW from a genuine Motorola site, there shouldn’t be a problem. However, to attempt to download the FW from a foreign, untrustworthy site, & to attempt to install it is playing Russian Roulette with his laptop, or radio. So given the choice to stay where he is, or try FW from a foreign site, I’d stay since it works. But if the OP can get the FW he wants from his Mol account, then it would be safe to download, & upgrade.
I understand that, but the way you worded your previous comment made it seem like you didnt want the OP to upgrade to R2.09 regardless of how he got the FW. If he gets it legit, I dont see why he shouldn't upgrade.
 

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I understand that, but the way you worded your previous comment made it seem like you didnt want the OP to upgrade to R2.09 regardless of how he got the FW. If he gets it legit, I dont see why he shouldn't upgrade.
I guess I’m just old fashioned. If something works, I stay with it, even if there is something newer. Look at the newest Trbo CPS. It’s to be avoided at all costs. I‘m still using CPS 13.5, & FW 2.06 because it gives me features newer FW does not allow. But again, if the OP can find a genuine FW upgrade, then do it.
 

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I guess I’m just old fashioned. If something works, I stay with it, even if there is something newer. Look at the newest Trbo CPS. It’s to be avoided at all costs. I‘m still using CPS 13.5, & FW 2.06 because it gives me features newer FW does not allow. But again, if the OP can find a genuine FW upgrade, then do it.
Color me intrigued--which features?
 

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Fair enough. TBH Enhanced privacy will do the job but if ya want AES then AES it is
40bit RC4 Is a broke joke. Less secure than 56bit DES. I would never rely on RC4 to secure voice comms. There is a thread on RR about some idiot hams pirating a Cap+ system in Ontario. They were using RC4, thought they were secure and were owned with in days of being detected. There is even audio posted in the thread.
 
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