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Northerner71

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I was just wondering, what is the difference between boot version 1.0 and 1.4? I have a 1.0 and have to use the first update, am I missing things because I do not have the 1.4 version? I had zero problems updating my 500, download was sweet and easy, I just read the few lines of instruction ( I know I usually don't read instructions but $500 is alot of cash to brick)
 

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Manufacturing differences.

The CPU 1.8 update is the same, whether you have boot 1.0, 1.1, 1.3 (Canadian), or 1.4.

EDIT: "CPU 1.8 update is the same" above refers to the functionality / features in that CPU version. Of course, the update binary you must use are different depending on boot version.
 
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So it doesn't decode faster with the higher boot version? Why wouldn't it be standard across the board?
Oh well thanks for the quick response.
 

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So it doesn't decode faster with the higher boot version?
No, the boot version has nothing to do with any kind of "decoding" speed. It's just a manufacturing difference in the boot code itself.
Why wouldn't it be standard across the board?
The manufacturing difference cited above caused an incompatibility between boot versions. Boot versions 1.0/1.1 cannot accept firmware built for boot version 1.4, and vice-versa.

Other than having to use a different "EXE" file for CPU updates, there is absolutely no difference between the 1.8 CPU versions for the various boot code versions. That is, if you have a boot 1.0 scanner and your friend has a boot 1.4 scanner, CPU 1.8 will behave exactly the same on the two radios.
 
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