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JR6

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I have a Motorola XPR4580 Two way mobile radio that appears to be bricked. A co worker said they were converting it from analog to digital when they ran into an error. It says invalid firmware and is tuck on the Flashzap Bootloader screen. It also says ready to download however my USB does not recognze it as a turbo radio.Under device manager it says "Motorola Flashzap Device." Is this radio depot bound??
 

RayAir

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I have a Motorola XPR4580 Two way mobile radio that appears to be bricked. A co worker said they were converting it from analog to digital when they ran into an error. It says invalid firmware and is tuck on the Flashzap Bootloader screen. It also says ready to download however my USB does not recognze it as a turbo radio.Under device manager it says "Motorola Flashzap Device." Is this radio depot bound??


Call Motorola and ask them. Ask for technical support.

Who programmed it? Sounds like a hack job.
What is the model number and what firmware version did you have?
 

mikewazowski

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Try using Device/Recover in CPS.

The device failed the conversion attempt and is now stuck in Bootloader mode.
 

radiomankc

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This has happened to me a few times and the ONLY resolution has been to send to MotoMex Depot. Sad, but true. I think Mot has done a great job on their high-end P25 radios to prevent this but they didn't build in the safe firmware safeguards into their DMR platform radios.
 
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