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Why should I reset to factory setting AFTER a firmware update, and not before the update?
 

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Sometimes Uniden will add settings or change the way they're processed, so they recommend the factory reset to wipe those settings clean and start with a fresh set of settings appropriate for the new version.
 

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Sometimes Uniden will add settings or change the way they're processed, so they recommend the factory reset to wipe those settings clean and start with a fresh set of settings appropriate for the new version.
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When new features or option values are added to the configuration, it can make the detector behave unexpectedly if your configuration is outdated from a prior firmware version. By doing a factory reset after updating firmware, you're forcing the configuration to be recreated and ideally can avoid any of those "NULL" or "INVALID" (user selected value no longer a valid value, value options have changed) setting conditions. I've found this to be the best practice for both Escort Radar and my Uniden radar detectors, both in personal experience and in watching others troubleshoot issues on the forums.

Edit: added in explanation for invalid value possibility.
 
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When new features or option values are added to the configuration, it can make the detector behave unexpectedly if your configuration is outdated from a prior firmware version. By doing a factory reset after updating firmware, you're forcing the configuration to be recreated and ideally can avoid any of those "NULL" setting conditions. I've found this to be the best practice for both Escort Radar and my Uniden radar detectors, both in personal experience and in watching others troubleshoot issues on the forums.
Thank you. I was just a bit confused about reseting to factory after a firmware update, and not before the update.
 

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I’d you're going to reset anyway, it doesn’t hurt to do so before an update as well as after. It shouldn’t be necessary to do so before, but hey, no harm in it if it makes you feel safer.
 

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To help you remember your settings, you can use your cell phone to record a video of you flipping through the configuration of your detector. Just flip through each setting for .5 to 1 second each screen. Check your video after to make sure you kept the camera on target, that you didn't move the camera too much to make the screen go out of focus or out of view. After the update and factory reset, now you can reference the video you made of your current settings.
 

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To help you remember your settings, you can use your cell phone to record a video of you flipping through the configuration of your detector. Just flip through each setting for .5 to 1 second each screen. Check your video after to make sure you kept the camera on target, that you didn't move the camera too much to make the screen go out of focus or out of view. After the update and factory reset, now you can reference the video you made of your current settings.
Great idea. Thank you.
 

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