I don't believe I am missing any point on this thread as I am the OP who started the thread almost a year ago and I have read every posting (1300+ and counting) on it since then. Also, for a point of reference, my PRO-668 scanner is at Whistler right now receiving the official paid upgrade.That along with trp2525's last comment is completely missing the point, you should at some level be thanking Whistler. What Whistler is doing helps to preserve the hobby against the hack attack by Eric and Doe from unintended consequences. It has nothing to do with any of the comments here that mostly flip things upside down, cause vs effect, well except for noting Whistler warnings, etc.
Tried the roll back to 4.5 but it wouldn't let me do that. The DSP is 3.1 installed in mid-May. I keep getting a CPU Update error and the scanner disconnects from USB.You may be able to roll it back to 4.5 with the GREFWTOOL
If the dsp is at 3.1 and installed when that version first came out, My understanding is it should not be a problem. Use this info at your own risk as nobody really knows for sure.
Sending it to whistler is the best choice now and especially for future updates.
Not really that clear. If it had said WARNING: We will implement code that removes the DMR functionality and prohibits you from rolling back to stock firmware that'd be a different story.The warning on Whistler's web site is pretty clear.
This*software is*intended for use with Whistler brand products only. Attempting to update any other brand of scanner with Whistler software/firmware will*cause the scanner to stop functioning.
Incorrect. They also removed the ability to roll the firmware back to stock prior to resale of the scanner. If they hadn't done that I wouldn't be upset.Whistler did NOT break anyone's scanner, and the only thing malicious about the Whistler code was the fact that it took away DMR from scanners that were never meant to receive DMR.
For those that say they won't support Whistler because of their "malicious code", get over it!
You made the decision to use unofficial tool to upgrade you're scanner. Just like the rest of us did. Don't blame Whistler now that you can't roll back to the stock firmware.Incorrect. They also removed the ability to roll the firmware back to stock prior to resale of the scanner. If they hadn't done that I wouldn't be upset.
Thanks Eric. Sorry for the additional questions, but I'm just trying to do each step in the correct order, to make sure that I don't have 2 radios without DMR.Hello,
You need to copy the CONFIG__.BIN file from your 800 to both your 668 and Ez-Scan directory (Documents/WS1080 Digital). Ez-Scan will copy the CONFIG__.BIN file, which is the DSP code, to the SD Card when you update the programming.
Hello,Thanks Eric. Sorry for the additional questions, but I'm just trying to do each step in the correct order, to make sure that I don't have 2 radios without DMR.
My confusion is do I copy the config.bin file from my 800 to the 668 before or after I copy the configuration from the scanner to the computer using WS1080 EZ Scan?
Here's my understanding. Please tell me if this is wrong.
1. Copy the config.bin file FROM the 800 to both the 668 and the EZ-Scan directory
2. Copy the configuration FROM the 668 to the computer using WS1080 EZ-Scan
3. Copy the configuration TO the 800 using WS1080 EZ-Scan
Also, does it matter if I do this procedure with the SD card in or out of the scanner?
Sorry for the confusion.
That's correct. I'm using WS1080 EZ-Scan for both scanners. I just didn't know whether to copy the 800 config.bin before or after I upload the configuration from the 668 to EZ-Scan.Hello,
I assume you were using one version of EZ-Scan for both scanners. You need to copy the file from the 800 to the 668 and any directories used by any WS1080 Ez-Scan on the computer. You can either have the SD Card in the scanner or in a card reader.
That tool doesn't merely let you run scanner A's firmware on scanners B, C, and D. It also modifies the executable code (that Whistler put in place as a deterrent) so that you're really not running scanner A's firmware. You're running a changed version that was never released by Whistler.You made the decision to use unofficial tool to upgrade you're scanner.
Yes, you were very careful to avoid sharing, distributing, #including, etc.Whistler's code.From the outset I tried to follow copyright and fair use
Thanks Don. I'd like to add that Eric's last post says it all, "pissing off a Mfgr and developer". What a resume Eric! You lack specific experience as to what I may know and are making assumptions that aren't true. Let me send a PM. As in one of my previous posts, I recommend to use your talents for something like making an incredible App for the new remote control protocol. I'm sure you would do an incredible job.Yes, you were very careful to avoid sharing, distributing, #including, etc.Whistler's code.
Your "transcoding" function and tables were carefully crafted so that no "raw" version of Whistler's code ever exists, even in a RAM buffer. This care was obvious from a cursory examination of your source many months ago.
(Based on your posts, it looks like you've also been very careful to avoid using the word "encryption", instead using the term "obfuscation". This was almost certainly intentional. You know where that particular line is, and you've been careful to keep your toes barely on the right side of it.)
However, the latest release of your tool, supporting Whistler's WS1080/88 CPU version 4.6, absolutely depends on people sharing a decrypted copy of Whistler's code - rather than just downloading the "obfuscated" version directly from Whistler's web site. You didn't support that version until someone else decrypted and posted it.
You can say that you "follow copyright", and such a position is likely defensible (i.e. you didn't actually copy anything). It's patently obvious, though, that you don't really respect the concept. From its very first release, your tool had no purpose other than defeating the copy and use protections Whistler had put in place on their code.
Then, of course, there's the fact that your tool has been modifying Whistler's code since Feb 2017. What your users' CPUs are running is not what Whistler released.
They are getting $60 for a process which, after research, probably costs them pennies since one tech earning whatever they earn per hour can probably do 10-20 at the same time.Maybe. Depends on how many people:
* hacked their old scanners to get DMR
* would have purchased a WS1080/88 (or later) absent the hack
* are now paying for the WS1080/88 upgrade to their old scanners
Thanks Don. I'd like to add that Eric's last post says it all, "pissing off a Mfgr and developer". What a resume Eric! You lack specific experience as to what I may know and are making assumptions that aren't true. Let me send a PM. As in one of my previous posts, I recommend to use your talents for something like making an incredible App for the new remote control protocol. I'm sure you would do an incredible job.