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XTS2500 install more features?

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jhstaffo

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I am currently getting ready to purchase a XTS2500 for work use however I have been unable to get any good information from our radio-admin team because they are not in-house.

My specific question regards features - I know the Flashcode directly identifies the features installed on the radio.
Lets say I purchase a radio with flashcode: 501018-000488-8 but I need some features that are not included in this flashcode. Can the flashcode be changed by software or hardware change or update?


Any information is appreciated as I am just beginning to learn about the Motorola Series of radios.
 

FFPM571

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It has to be upgraded by changing the flashcode using software that is supposed to be Motorola only but has leaked out to the wild.
 

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Short answer is yes, but...

you will have to take the radio to a Motorola repair shop to have it done. A word of warning that it may be cost prohibitive for you. Motorola will require the model number of the radio and the current flashcode to be able to add features. Depending on what is already on the radio, some features may be incompatible and leave you stuck were you started. I would recommend before you buy anything to get the information about the radio you are looking at and get a repair shop to give you a quote on what it would cost to bring it up to whatever specs you want.
 

jhstaffo

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ok;

by the replies I assume use of the Depot tool is illegal and likely to get a civil/criminal record so I should either stick with motorola authorized service center or find the right radio the first time.
 

EncryptedTech

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What options do you need? Some are VERY pricy, before you buy the radio check on the options, might be cheaper to buy one with all the options
 
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