DFR7 - NZ vs USA Firmware Differences?

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Does anyone have a list of specific differences between the NZ and USA latest firmware? I couldn't find a Uniden doc listing the settings options.

Are there any enhancements that the NZ one has such as segmentation?

Is anything disabled from the standpoint of using a NZ detector in USA would cause issues aside from the red light cam db difference?

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Main difference is that the NZ/AU Firmware has K- band segments (2 segments) and can scan as low as 23.950 to cover redflex cameras.

US firmware doesn’t have K band segments and can only scan as low as 24.050.

Please note this does not apply to the R series, only the DFR AND LRD series.


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Thanks. Do you have the specific details on the segmentation? 2 K segments doesn't sound super useful.

Looks like it has more gps marking memory as well...

Just looking to determine if it is worth trying to get the NZ firmware on my US detector. Looks potentially possible by way of some hex editing...
 

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Thanks. Do you have the specific details on the segmentation? 2 K segments doesn't sound super useful.

Looks like it has more gps marking memory as well...

Just looking to determine if it is worth trying to get the NZ firmware on my US detector. Looks potentially possible by way of some hex editing...
Would be interested to see if you get this working. I have the US firmware on mine and the K band segment would come in handy to block all the false alerts
 

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Thanks. Do you have the specific details on the segmentation? 2 K segments doesn't sound super useful.

Looks like it has more gps marking memory as well...

Just looking to determine if it is worth trying to get the NZ firmware on my US detector. Looks potentially possible by way of some hex editing...
www.rdforum.org: Uniden DFR7-NZ - Setup Help
See my response above for specific settings.

Here is the NZ firmware for the DFR7- you could try update your US model- beware of bricking it though! I do not know anyone who has tried it.
 

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beware of bricking it though! I do not know anyone who has tried it.
Thanks.

Ha yeah... I'm at the point that the US update tool does recognize the NZ firmware as valid. Just trying to figure out if it is worth the risk. Additionally... It sounds like the NZ cam db is built in? Probably would need to figure out how to get the US one back on...
 

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Thanks.

Ha yeah... I'm at the point that the US update tool does recognize the NZ firmware as valid. Just trying to figure out if it is worth the risk. Additionally... It sounds like the NZ cam db is built in? Probably would need to figure out how to get the US one back on...
I think the database is a separate file. So you should be able to run the NZ firmware and the US database.
 

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Did you give it a whirl?
Any problems?
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I have a DFR7 imported from the US.... I gave it a try, no luck I'm afraid.
The US firmware update tool recognizes the detector, but refuses to use the NZ firmware file.
The NZ firmware update tool accepts the firmware file, but won't recognize the detector.

Likewise for the Database file.
If anyone has got it working, I'd be interested, but it looks to me to be hard coded.
 

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Hi guys,

@DeckardJK
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Thanks for the notification. This should be an easy fix. Just like converting the US R3 and NZA R3s over. No chance of bricking your detector as you're using the official upload tools. Therefore anything crashes just use recovery mode and then retry.

So let me get this right, you want to convert the US DFR7 running in the US to the NZ DFR7 firmware, and then install on the US database?

Until now you would have had lots of problems, as upload tools are designed not to be compatible. Also NZ GPS database format is also different.

Okay, I will need to build a conversion file, I will also need to build the US GPS database into NZ format. This is all easy to do as the software is written to do all this.


However, please can someone send me the following files:

1) NZ DFR7 upload tool.
2) US DRF7 upload tool.
3) Latest DFR7 NZA Firmware
4) A recent US DFR7 firmware

The US updated R7 GPS database I already have.


@dudeinnz. - Please could you also confirm the DFR7 can go down below 24.0? I wanted to find out if we could do the same with the DFR9. This to me would be a better detector.
 

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Interestingly they now have the R7NZ up, but the firmware link takes you to the R3 NZ/A firmware file ;
Lets keep an eye on that. It may also be a trap, as they know I'm selling the R7 on trademe, and I've had a lot of unfavourable questions as well as other sellers trying to indicate my kit is all fake.
 

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I'm sure the US LRD950 would be ripe for the conversion as well, as I had mine running the latest US DFR7 firmware before I sold it
 

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Please could you also confirm the DFR7 can go down below 24.0?
@Mithheru Yes, the NZ DFR6 & 7 and LRD850 and 950 NZ/AU firmware could always detect down to 23.950.
I suppose if you could do this (get the NZ firmware for DFR7 on a US DFR7), then getting the R7 NZ firmware onto the US R7 would be easy a similar task.
 

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Yes getting R7 NZ firmware onto US R7 will be simple. We just need to extract / obtain the R7 NZ firmware first.

I can confirm blulinks R7 firmware is the R3 firmware. I have always suspected the NZA upload tool will work for the R7. My latest testing and reading of the R7 upload with the USB sniffing software confirms both the R3 and R7 have the same hardware serial drivers.

However, if you upload the R3 NZ onto an R7 I think you'll kill it. The R7 US upload tool can tell the difference so will likely avoid this potential risk.

Does anyone around Wellington have a DFR7 they could lend me? I would like to try the conversion first in person, as its a little bit of guesswork without the actual thing to hand.
 

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Lets keep an eye on that. It may also be a trap, as they know I'm selling the R7 on trademe, and I've had a lot of unfavourable questions as well as other sellers trying to indicate my kit is all fake.
@Mithheru I doubt it is Uniden/Blulink, It is more likely Graeme or his employees from Radar Direct who are probably more to point the finger at.
 

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@Mithheru I doubt it is Uniden/Blulink, It is more likely Graeme or his employees from Radar Direct who are probably more to point the finger at.
Yes, I know. Just not sure how close blulink and Radar Direct are? I had a funny conversation with a guy recently. He was going to buy one of my R7s, but had already enquired at Radar Direct. So the next day, it turns out Radar Direct had ordered the R7 and sent it to him so he was pretty much obliged to pay for it. Anyway, he called me back the other day, to say I was right, and the GPS database was pretty rubbish. Therefore he offered to buy my database and cover expenses to put it on his R7. I said was work in progress. But, yeah if we can get R7 NZ firmware, really easy to put onto US R7.

Just currently familiarising myself with how I built the conversion file. Its been a while, and I wanted to double check my notes...
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Okay, I got the NZ DRF7 firmware, could I please get a copy of the DFR7 US firmware, I don't seem to be able to find it.

I also note the NZ DFR7 firmware file has GPS database separate. Was there a version where it was combined? I would rather use this if it was ever put out there.
 
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Yes, I know. Just not sure how close blulink and Radar Direct are? I had a funny conversation with a guy recently. He was going to buy one of my R7s, but had already enquired at Radar Direct. So the next day, it turns out Radar Direct had ordered the R7 and sent it to him so he was pretty much obliged to pay for it. Anyway, he called me back the other day, to say I was right, and the GPS database was pretty rubbish. Therefore he offered to buy my database and cover expenses to put it on his R7. I said was work in progress. But, yeah if we can get R7 NZ firmware, really easy to put onto US R7.

Just currently familiarising myself with how I built the conversion file. Its been a while, and I wanted to double check my notes...
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Okay, I got the NZ DRF7 firmware, could I please get a copy of the DFR7 US firmware, I don't seem to be able to find it.

I also note the NZ DFR7 firmware file has GPS database separate. Was there a version where it was combined? I would rather use this if it was ever put out there.
Pls find attached the US firmware (with US upload tool), also the NZ firmware with NZ upload tool. I can't find any versions with the DB combined. Happy to upload the NZ and US DB's also if you need them.
In my case I have a US DFR7 with US firmware and US database. I'd very much love to install the NZ firmware and NZ database. Thanks for your time.
 

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