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XTS1500 Firmware Update

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Hi Folks,

I would like to update the firmware on my XTS1500. I am not entirely sure what I need as far as iButtons, files, etc. I do program it, but when it comes to actually updating the radio to the latest and greatest, I don't know much. My CPS version is R20.01.00. Currently, I am not able to display time on my screen, nor am I able to have the Channel Announcement enabled.

Thank you!
 

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You would need a flash dongle and the firmware file and both are available from Motorola for around $75.00 to do a FW bump. Nothing special is needed to preform the update and is accomplished in CPS.

If I recall the XTS1500 only came in a Model 1.5 that doesn't have any soft keys so you will not have a way to set the clock to the right time so the codeplug should not show it.

The question I have is do you have an A model or a B model? And what FW is currently in the radio because an A model is only capable being brought up to version 9 FW.
 

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Back in July 2016 I was told my Motorola that you can only order FW upgrades for those radios until 12/31/2016. It may be too late.
 

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I'm pretty sure that was for feature set enhancements. The FW is still available on MOL so all he has to really order is a flash dongle.

He hasn't responded with the model type or his current FW version, so until he does that there is no way to know if a FW update is even worth it.
 

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I do believe I have a "B" model. The model number is H66KDD9PW5BN. The Portable also says Bravo122, when I enter it into Service Mode.
 

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I'm pretty sure that was for feature set enhancements.
I'm not going to dispute this but I work at an /\/\ shop and called with the question "how long can I get the USB upgrade for firmware dongle for Astro series radios" and I was told 12/31/2016.

If it is still available, you should be able to get it from the Mighty /\/\. If not, you need to get it from someone who might have some dongle upgrades "sitting around".
 

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I do believe I have a "B" model. The model number is H66KDD9PW5BN. The Portable also says Bravo122, when I enter it into Service Mode.
Yes you do have a "B" model that can be updated to version 20 FW, the question is when you put into service mode what FW does it show?
 

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I'm not going to dispute this but I work at an /\/\ shop and called with the question "how long can I get the USB upgrade for firmware dongle for Astro series radios" and I was told 12/31/2016.

If it is still available, you should be able to get it from the Mighty /\/\. If not, you need to get it from someone who might have some dongle upgrades "sitting around".
Yup...there were a lot left over from Rebanding, but the question is to find someone around him that still has them available.
 

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Tuning Version: R01.09.11

All I really want to add to it is the channel announcement... :)
 

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FW could use a bump, the P25 audio quality made a drastic improvement around version 14 of the FW/DSP. As to adding features, that looks to be off the table.
 
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