[chirp_users] UV82 firmware incompatible

John Hutchinson jahutch at bigpond.com
Sat Jun 13 00:04:12 PDT 2015


Thanks for the info, I'll just have to wait for the patch.
Flow of events went like this, open CHIRP get message of new version is 
available decided to pass at this stage.
Connected new UV-82 and tried to upload my img but error about firmware 
but I was able to download OK and saved that img.
Decided I should update to 0.4.1 and also installed the daily build.
After that I could not talk to the radio at all, however, I was able to 
still connect successfully with my older UV-82.
Reverted to the previous version 0.4.0 which allowed me to download but 
trying to upload the same img I get error massage about firmware, even 
though it is what I just downloaded.
I'll just have to be patient and wait for the next daily build.
Thanks gentlemen for the help
John
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 1:25 AM, John Hutchinson <jahutch at bigpond.com> wrote:
>> I have successfully programmed UV82 in the past, seven in fact with the
>> same .img file.
>> I just bought 3 more and tried to upload to the radio but got error
>> message that the Firmware version doesn't match that of the radio.
>> I could Download from that radio and saved that file.
>> Maybe upgrading CHIRP to the latest version 0.4.1 would help but didn't,
>> so also ran Daily Build install hoping but no luck.
>> I still get the same error message when trying to Upload and if I now
>> try to Download, I get a message that it's the wrong model!
>> I can still download from my older UV82.
>> I see in Settings>Other Settings it shows the Firmware Message 1&2 which
>> is different for the old and new radios but they are greyed out so can't
>> change it.
>> Older radios Firmware Message 1> ver
>> Older radios Firmware Message 2> B82525
>> New radios Firmware Message 1> N822411
>> New radios Firmware Message 2> N822411
>> What do I do? Please help.
>> John
> CHIRP uses the firmware version to identify which radio model that the
> image file was saved from. The N82 firmware numbering series is new
> and therefor was unknown to CHIRP.
>
> A patch to add this new numbering series was submitted earlier in the
> week. Once accepted, it will be available in the next CHIRP daily
> build release.
>
> Baofeng is transitioning the UV-82 firmware to be more like the UV-5R
> firmware. For example, powering the radio on with the [5] key pressed
> displays the firmware version on the B82 radios where the [3] key must
> be used on the N82 radios. Like when the UV-5R series transitioned
> from the BFB firmware to the N5R firmware, the memory layout has been
> changed and images from B82 radios are not compatible with radios
> having N82 firmware (and the other way around).
>
> To get around this, you will have to "Import" the channels from your
> master "image" or have a tab open for each firmware version so you can
> copy-and-paste between tabs.
>
> Jim KC9HI
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