[chirp_users] BF-F8 reset

Jim Unroe
Wed Apr 1 17:46:12 PDT 2015

Yes. Read my original reply again and visit the web page that I
provided a link to.


On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 8:37 PM, W4GRJ <w4grj at satterfield.org> wrote:
> Yes, you are correct, it is a BF-F8
> I don't have an original factory image ...any other option?
> Thanks,
> Jack
> On Apr 1, 2015, at 5:27 PM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 5:07 PM, W4GRJ <w4grj at satterfield.org> wrote:
>> Is there anyway to do a complete cpu reset?
>> My radio xm it's fine but does not receive...my last thought is a hard reset.
>> Thanks,
>> Jack
>> W4GRJ
> I'm not familiar with a BF-B8. I assume that you mean BF-F8.
> The closet thing to a complete reset is to upload a CHIRP Radio Image
> file that was saved from the readio when it was new before making any
> changes.
> Now days when someones radio can't receive it is because they uploaded
> an incompatible image to the radio using an older (prior to Septermber
> 2014) daily build or the year old CHIRP stable build. The most recent
> daily builds prevent uploading incompatible image files into your
> Baofeng radio.
> The way to 'fix' the radio is to upload a "factory" image that matches
> the "real" firmware version of the radio. The "real" firmware can only
> be determined by looking at Firmware Message 1 (unless it is "VER") on
> the Settings -> Other settings page.
> See the instructions and a source for "factory" images here:
> http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/UV5R-RecoverN5R.php
> Jim KC9HI

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