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Motorola CM200 Firmware Updating

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Snakedoc84

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Good Morning Everyone,
Needing some help here. I have three CM200’s that I would like to update the firmware on, I have obtained the firmware update from my MOL account, so there’s nothing illegal going on here. My question here is how I get the radio into bootstrap mode? When I’m trying to update it tells me to put the radio in bootstrap mode to complete the update. Is there a special cable I need? Is there a sequence of buttons i need to push when powering on the radio? Do I need a certain type of flash adapter for this? Please let me know, and don’t hesitate to ask for more information for you to help me out. All is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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CM Series had a bootstrap pin on the programming cable, which required pin 7 to get +5v on startup to put the radio in bootstrap mode for firmware programming.

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this is a screenshot right out of the cm200 service manual, as pin 7 is exclusive for that operation, you could put a switch on your programming cable connecting pin 7 to a stable 5v and you can program firmware whenever you needed. That is what I did.
 
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