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Looking for UV-5R .img file

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KJ6YJS

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Hello,

I recently got a UV-5R, and I made the mistake of uploading an old image file to it. I looked on the KC9HI recovery site, but the version I have isn't on there. I need the N5R219 / BFB-219 version. I need the .img chirp file to restore my radio so I can actually use it.

You can check the version you have by opening your radio's .img in chirp and go to settings>other settings, it will say the firmware version on the top of the page.

If you have the correct version, please PM me and I'll give you my email.

Thanks!
 

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Hello,

I recently got a UV-5R, and I made the mistake of uploading an old image file to it. I looked on the KC9HI recovery site, but the version I have isn't on there. I need the N5R219 / BFB-219 version. I need the .img chirp file to restore my radio so I can actually use it.

You can check the version you have by opening your radio's .img in chirp and go to settings>other settings, it will say the firmware version on the top of the page.

If you have the correct version, please PM me and I'll give you my email.

Thanks!
Actually, any of the N5R-20 .img files would work to fix the issue. It is the Aux memory portion of the file that is firmware dependent and that wouldn't get transferred (which is a good thing) and portion isn't required for the repair.

That being said, I got a donation of N5R-219 and N5R2401 images and they are now available.

CHIRP Recovery Images

Jim KC9HI
 

KJ6YJS

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Actually, any of the N5R-20 .img files would work to fix the issue.
That's what I thought, but when I tried to upload it to my radio, it gave me a pop up saying " Image not supported by radio: '8v[some ascii characters]&9' ". That's why I was looking for the N5R-219 img.

I just tried to put the N5R-219 img on my radio, but it gave me an error (same as when I tried to put on the N5R-20). It told me that my radio doesn't support the N5R-219 img version, even though that's the proper version for the radio.

Any ideas?
 

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That's what I thought, but when I tried to upload it to my radio, it gave me a pop up saying " Image not supported by radio: '8v[some ascii characters]&9' ". That's why I was looking for the N5R-219 img.

I just tried to put the N5R-219 img on my radio, but it gave me an error (same as when I tried to put on the N5R-20). It told me that my radio doesn't support the N5R-219 img version, even though that's the proper version for the radio.

Any ideas?
Yes. Some how you uploaded an old image into your radio. The latest daily build of CHIRP shouldn't let you do this. Unless you were using an older version and then updated after you were having problems.

The latest CHIRP looks at the radio and the image to see if a 16 byte section matches or not. If they don't match the upload is aborted. You have the old image in your radio so CHIRP thinks you have an old radio. Now you are trying to upload the new new version and CHIRP won't let it happen (this is what it should have done before, and I sure would like to figure out why it didn't). Catch 22. What you have to do is downgrade to a version prior to this check was added, do the recovery, and then upgrade back to the latest daily build. The details are here...

UV5R F8HP Recovery Baofeng Pofung UV5R

Jim KC9HI
 
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