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Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by KMB » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:28 am

What is the version of PCC for Firmware of 1.16.9?
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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by Intrinsically Safe » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:55 am

PCC 1.26.0.4

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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by KMB » Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:45 am

Can I use PCC 1.24.0.8 and PCC 1.28.0.8?
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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by Intrinsically Safe » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:04 pm

I would not. There is a file format difference between them all that will most certainly cause adverse side effects.

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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by KMB » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:47 pm

Thank you for your reply.
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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by KMB » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:53 am

Will the Firmware upgrade delete the functions in the radio, such as FPP?

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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by Intrinsically Safe » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:21 am

NO
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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by KMB » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:07 am

How long it take to upgrade the firmware?
What should I need to pay attention on it?
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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by Intrinsically Safe » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:48 am

It takes around 15 minutes or so normally.
Like most companies, they come out with updates to introduce new features, enhance current ones, and more importantly fix bugs. I don't think EFJ is any different. I am a believer in keeping everything I own up to date. Others have a 'if ain't broke don't fix it mentality.' It is up to the user I guess.

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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by KMB » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:14 pm

I just a "5100 Code Updater" of v 1.18.15.
It is my first time to deal with it so I got some problems:
1. What is "Boot" upgrade?
2. What is "Application" upgrade?
3. My EFJ is v 1.16.9, do I need to upgrade both in same time or one by one?
4. Will the parameters in all zones and channels are deleted?
5. This make me worry most, the instructions said that after complete upgrade, there is "Bad_F1_Fmt" showed on display, it said "read the file out of the radio with PCConfigure and write the file back in". Does it mean the just read the radio and then write the radio soon after the reading, there is no requires of setting the parameters in channels?

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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by N3AAG » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:21 am

Intrinsically Safe,

What is the PCC verstion suitable for EFJ 5130-032 with 2.2.2 F/W?

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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by Intrinsically Safe » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:36 am

2.2.2 would need PCC 1.21.2.11

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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by N3AAG » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:00 am

Intrinsically Safe wrote:2.2.2 would need PCC 1.21.2.11

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Only this one, not greater? I own PC Configure 01.22.00.04.

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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by Intrinsically Safe » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:59 am

My guess is that you'd be OK with 1.22.0.4, but we are talking about 4 yr old software. I don't think there were major file format changes between the two, but I could be wrong.

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Re: Firmware-PCConfig Decode

Post by Intrinsically Safe » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:02 pm

KMB wrote:I just a "5100 Code Updater" of v 1.18.15.
It is my first time to deal with it so I got some problems:
1. What is "Boot" upgrade?
2. What is "Application" upgrade?
3. My EFJ is v 1.16.9, do I need to upgrade both in same time or one by one?
4. Will the parameters in all zones and channels are deleted?
5. This make me worry most, the instructions said that after complete upgrade, there is "Bad_F1_Fmt" showed on display, it said "read the file out of the radio with PCConfigure and write the file back in". Does it mean the just read the radio and then write the radio soon after the reading, there is no requires of setting the parameters in channels?

Thank you!
KMB
There are 2 firmwares installed in the radio, a Boot code and an Application Code. It is similar to the BIOS and your OS on your home computer.
Do the Boot first, then the application.
The upgrade will not affect the current programming (unless there was a file format change, then all you'd need to do to correct is to read, then write with the correct version of PCC to correct it). The upgrade will not affect any options in the radio either (e.g. OTAR, Keypad programming, etc...)

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