Uniden R1/R3 Change Log and Firmware Versions

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www.dropbox.com: Uniden R1-R3 Firmware

(These notes and firmware files are also available on Uniden’s website
Radar Detectors - Uniden Support)

Warning – These updates are NOT for Australia/New Zealand models.
R1/R3 (Last Updated 01/18/2019 v1.48)
  1. Ensure your R1/R3 is powered off using the power button
  2. Connect R1/R3 to PC with USB cable
  3. PC may automatically download USB drivers if needed. If message says that the device is not recognized, you can manually install the USB driver here: [ZIP] (Install drivers and then reconnect radar detector to PC)
  4. Download and install appropriate file:
    R1 – “Uniden R Series SW Download Tool and Firmware” [ZIP]
    R3 – “Uniden R Series SW Download Tool and Firmware” [ZIP]
    R1/R3 for MAC – “Uniden R Series SW Drivers, Download Tool and Firmware” [ZIP]
  5. After downloading, extract the files to a new folder.
  6. Run “Uniden R Series SW Download Tool V1.22.msi”
  7. After download tool is installed, run “Uniden R Series SW Download Tool V1.22” from newly created shortcut. Your version of firmware will appear on the application.
  8. Select the OPEN button and browse to the “R1_v148.207.000.bin” or “R3_v148.207.114.db190104.bin” file from the previously extracted files, then select START DOWNLOAD.
  9. After update is complete, close the program.
  10. Firmware/Database/Voice is all updated with a single program now.
  11. Reset the device to the factory default settings by using the menu after new firmware has been installed.
Fixes (v 1.48 – 01/18/2019)
  • Improved Laser falsing
  • Improved detection delay when MRCD is on
  • Red light database updated 1/4/2019
R3/DFR7 DATABASE UPDATE
(Last Updated 10/4/2018)
  • Database File
MAC UPDATE PROGRAM FOR R1/R3 (05/14/2018)
R1/R3 1.46
(Last Updated 10/05/2018)
  • MRCD / MRCT (Alert priority: Laser, MRCD, Ka, K, X)
  • Customizable tones for Multaradar
  • Lockouts now available for Ka band as an option, also enables MRCD lockouts
  • Ka bogey tone, alerts for new signal > 5 MHz different, customizable new bogey tones
  • TSF returned to v1.25, better for drivers in CO
  • Dark mode blinking dot
  • Brightness setting for dark mode
  • Uniden boot logo color now matches main display color
  • Default display color is now red (helps with burn-in)
  • Maximum display brightness reduced slightly
  • Voltage display location slightly shifts around over time
  • AM/PM design changed
  • R3: GPS lockouts now allow for 500 locations, up from 200
  • R3: Manual user points up to 500, up from 200
  • R3: Ability to mute a RLC alert or delete it
  • R3: Latest GPS database
R3/DFR7 DATABASE UPDATE
(Last Updated 04/03/2018)
  • Database File
R1/R3 1.37
(Last Updated 03/09/2018)
v 1.36 – 03/09/2018
  • Frequency display font size
  • Ka frequency call out(Ka frequency voice on/off)
  • R3: Auto Dim
  • R3: OverSpeed Alert Mute
  • R3: Mute memory lock outs 8 points within the same radius (previously 5)
v 1.37 – 03/09/2018
  • Shorten the gap between Ka frequency voice announcement and beep alert
  • Increase Ka frequency call out voice
  • R3: Scan mode display(using Auto Dim) bug fix
  • R3: Ka Mute memory bug fix: Users who use initial FW version(Ka mute memory firmware) might have Ka mute memory even they use the update FW because Ka mute memory is still stored in the memory.
  • R3: GPS firmware update – sometimes failure occure during GPS DB update due to communication time problem between PC and product. We fixed this problem.
  • R3: v1.37 firmware has the latest GPS DB.
  • Download program (v1.22) – Firmware/Voice/GPS now can be updated with single program. Stabilized the update during GPS DB update
Note: 1.36 was release with a bug that was fixed in 2 days and rereleased as 1.37. Any references to 1.34 were for a beta version that became 1.36.


R1/R3 1.31
(Last Updated 10/19/2017)
  • Ka band segmentation
  • White and purple display modes
  • Power cable mute button can now adjust display brightness (press and hold mute button)

R1/R3 1.30
(Last Updated 08/17/2017)
Added Database Update (08/17/2017)
  • Improvements to ghosting K -> Ka and Ka -> K
  • Display mode box color matches display color
  • Lockout range reduced from +/- 50 MHz to +/- 30 MHz (R3 only)
  • Lockouts no longer affect Ka (R3 only)
  • Delete RLC by hitting mute button twice (R3 only)
  • Altimeter changed from 4 digits max to 5 digits max (R3 only)
  • Band priority alerts (Ka priority)
  • Advanced mode (use defined sensitivity adjustments for X/K/Ka in 10% increments)
  • Mode display (can replace time or heartbeat scanner)
  • New user selectable tones for X/K/Ka/Laser
  • User selectable automute levels

R1/R3 1.26
(Last Updated 06/13/2017)
  • Improvements on ghosting, 35.5 false issues, and BSM falsing
R1/R3 1.25
(Original Release 06/01/2017)
 
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Can we get an archive of the FW versions here as file attachments? Should Uniden ever take down the older versions. It'd be nice to have them organized here.
 

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Can we get an archive of the FW versions here as file attachments? Should Uniden ever take down the older versions. It'd be nice to have them organized here.
Links are already at the top of the original post.


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I meant here on the post itself. But, at least you do have them saved somewhere. It was a nightmare for me to track down older FW versions for my blackvue so I learned to start saving all FW versions of all my devices.


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I meant here on the post itself. But, at least you do have them saved somewhere. It was a nightmare for me to track down older FW versions for my blackvue so I learned to start saving all FW versions of all my devices.


Written from my mobile device.
I’d have to embed dozens of individual files in the original post because it doesn’t let you post folders. Not going to do that and risk people complaining when they don’t download everything they need or the wrong thing. Dropbox is fine. They are also on the Uniden website too.


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Bump 1.40
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(Got Excited, Didn’t Ya LOL)


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Does anyone have a list of the revisions coming to 1.40??
 

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Does anyone have a list of the revisions coming to 1.40??
No, because nothing is official yet and we’re still not sure if it will be 1.40 or listed as something later. It’s gone back for two more sets of revisions. I’ve made note of the few confirmed things here.

Uniden R1/R3 Next Firmware 1.4X
www.rdforum.org: Uniden R1/R3 Next Firmware 1.4X

Big things are MRCD, Ka lockouts more lockouts and user marks (up to 500 each), more tones, bogey tone (each additional signal).


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No, because nothing is official yet and we’re still not sure if it will be 1.40 or listed as something later. It’s gone back for two more sets of revisions. I’ve made note of the few confirmed things here.

Uniden R1/R3 Next Firmware 1.4X
www.rdforum.org: Uniden R1/R3 Next Firmware 1.4X

Big things are MRCD, Ka lockouts more lockouts and user marks (up to 500 each), more tones, bogey tone (each additional signal).


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Thanks for the update!
 

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