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How to determine the Firmware version in a MT2000?


Jun 18, 2017
I thought I read somewhere that said to push the side button above the PTT while the was turning on, but that isn't working for me


Mar 14, 2004
It's been too long since my MT2000 days, to remember if they did it - but the JT1000s (as confirmed by the service manual) will show the firmware version after you go thru the following process.


The JT page (not shown) preceeds this one in the service manual, however it specifically states that the JTs will show you what the MTs wont.


Sep 8, 2006
Stockholm, Sweden
As I recall you push the PTT button 3-5 times during the boot sequence to see the different firmware versions. The side button are probably just for entering service mode.