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Astro 25 portable firmware upgrade

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Does any know if the depot tool r7 will upgrade with newer (r16) firmware and tuner in a xts2500. the zap flash method will not upgrade the tuner but i suspect the depot tool should
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zapflashed with 15 then force a plug in with depot 7 then read and rewrite with 15. Good to go.
 
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zapflashed with 15 then force a plug in with depot 7 then read and rewrite with 15. Good to go.
zapflash does not update tuner the depot software has a seprate function for tuner up date
i did by accident use cps r14 and zapflashed a xts2500 with r16 firmware and that worked except for tuner up date
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I don't think rev 7 is going to do a newer tuning partition upgrade.
 

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Of course, every time Motorola updates cps there is also a matching version of depot... Available? That's another issue
 
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