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Xts 5000 flashkey

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Sbrownmmc

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Does anyone know how I can get an upgrade my flashkey for my radio? Current flashkey will not allow me to communicate with the FD and PD in my area. For me smartnet is enabled but I need smartzone and P25 to be enabled. Please help me. Thanks

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Model Number: H18UCF9PW6AN
Current flash code: 100004-000002-2
 

TLF82

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Feature upgrade iButtons are keyed to the serial number of the radio and can only be used to upgrade those specific units. Unlike firmware refresh buttons...
 

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I live in Canton, Ohio. Will Motorola give me a flashkey without for me to use the radio for personal use and not be giving it to my FD?
 

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Sadly, FlashPORT ugprade support ended at Motorola December 31, 2016 for XTS/XTL.
 

Sbrownmmc

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I called motorola and they wants me to send the radio into them so that they can upgrade it. They said that they can't send me the software. If anyone knows anyone that can do it please let me know. Since I did not provide the serial number in my initial post here it is. 721CEQ3926. For motorola just for them to look at the radio its $150 then they tac on the cost of the upgrade. Again I live in Canton, Ohio USA. If need be I will ship the radio someplace to get the work done but I can't justify $150 for them to just look at it.
 

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I would contact this guy. Since he can upgrade the flash code to FPP, he might be able to do the flash code you need. Tell him what you need, & he may be able to help you.
 
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Sbrownmmc

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I looked at that link and he only does model III and I have a model II. Thank you anyway
 

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Yes, you obviously can only use FPP with a full keypad radio, not a limited keypad radio. My reasoning was if he can upgrade a XTS radio to FPP, he probably has the "tools" to do any flash code. So contact him, & ask. Tell him what you have, & what you need.
 

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The fellow offering upgrades via ebay is likely doing so without approval from Motorola.

Since we're getting into a very grey area of law, I'm closing this thread. You've been told how to get it legally.
 
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