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XTL 5000 ADP encryption

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JohnPD-3

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My first time here. Apologies for my newbie inexperience. My agency (through cost-cutting measures) just purchased a batch of used XTL 5000's. I we sent them to a Moto distributor to have programmed but I'm a bit of a perfectionist and don't like the way certain things were set up. I have a MOL and have the Astro 25 CPS. I've been able to "fix" everything that I can without the original ASK except for the encryption. It is currently set to "Hardware" but our APX 4000 are programmed for simple ADP. When I try to change the XTL 5000's from hardware to ADP I get the eye glasses and can't make the change. Any help?
 

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I believe you need the hardware to remove the encryption.
 

JohnPD-3

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Thanks for the reply but I guess I don't quite follow you. What hardware are you referring to? Are you saying that an installed encryption module that may be present (and the selected encryption in the CPS) would need to be removed first?
 

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you need to have the flash code for software encryption. If you have that then you can select software encryption in the radio wide setting and reprogram your key to what you need.
 

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If the radio also uses hardware encryption, like AES, you may need a KVL with ADP to load it that way.
I know on the APX series, if you use hardware encryption also, then you can't software load the ADP key....it has to be done from a KVL.
if the radio has AES but is not used, then I don't know.
 

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Like said, either the 5000s don't have software based ADP like your APX does where you can enter it into the cps. The 5000 most likley either does nkt have ADP dsp software or it has ADP on the ucm board which in that case a kvl loader would be needed that does ADP. Since your agency does things in house it would be wise to create a chain of custody form, a secure room or area, and only 1 or 2 having access to the kvl you should acquire. Be sure to purchase a kvl that does ADP, and AES or other formats you may use on either radios down road. Once acquired do not give the keys out. Create a chain of custody form, log dates what radios were done and who has access to kvl. Having a person seeing over it such as a chief or ranking person who's credible also helps ensure the keys are not leaked to public, friends, family. If your using ADP which I don't reccomend for crack reasons, but must use it ensure the code plugs are LOCKED to prevent users, or others from monkeying around such as when a unit goes into a mechanic shop, auto shop, detail shop etc. We had caught a few places trying to read our radios before.
 

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When I worked for a Buick dealer years ago, the FBI was a customer. Whenever they had to leave a car, I would see the agent leaving the dealer with the trunk mounted radio in his hand. They had carry handles back then. They were never left in the car.
 
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