Firmware 1.11/1.8 Released for MAX 360

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You are guys are making me think that maybe I shouldn't have updated. :( I haven't tried it out on the road yet.
 

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Leave it to escort to exacerbate a problem that they claim to fix (or largely fix) in a firmware update.

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Is that firmware downgrader still a thing? Worth giving that a try if it's even still updated?
EFL is still a thing, but you need the fw files to use it. Don't have them.
 

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I decided to give it another day or so before reloading the FW. Had 3 more laser falses on the way to work today. I'll reload the FW today and update what I see. That makes 7 laser falses since loading the FW to correct laser falses, which I never had.
Reloaded FW - 2 laser falses coming to work today...
 

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So I drove a little bit with my Max 360 last night, and drove to work this morning and to lunch and back just now. Definitely quiet.

Unfortunately, I forgot my Bushnell until I was pulling out of the driveway, so no on demand checking re a lockup, but it didn't appear that I had one (drove by the speed sign outside of Stalker HQ, then by a MicroCenter and a Walmart and got alerts).

That said, had some weird thing happen by the Stalker speed sign. I got an (half) alert when approaching it from behind. The display lighted up, showed me a K-band signal, but no audio. Drove past it and got a rear alert with some audio, but not for the distance I'm used to with the R7 (and I'm talking in City mode).

Drove 2 miles down the street and turned around. Same road I got a 2 mile detection with the R7 in City. Didn't get an alert until much closer to the sign than usual. I'll try to remember to post the video later tonight. Now, it is a speed sign, so I'm not going to take this as definitive. But it does, I think, point out the need for some K-band testing with a reliable source. BTW, this was in Hwy mode, TSR off.

Anyone else noticing reduced K-band sensitivity on the new fw? Maybe I need to reload the fw (although I did use the update all option when I updated).

Also, no laser alerts so far at all. False or otherwise.
 
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My GT360 has been- fingers crossed- rock solid since the last update. I first updated the firmware, then did the update all option. As for K-band sensitivity, I have noticed that every now and then there's a slight delay in registering the K-band signal from the Pocket Radar unit I keep to make sure it hasn't gone to sleep. Sometimes it's instantaneous, other times there's a slight delay. Once I pressed it and nothing, but on pressing it again 5 seconds later, it registered the signal. Also, I notice that it now registers locked out signals better than it did before. It does feel like the update fixed whatever niggling gremlins there were with my unit before, but it still is early...
 

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So.....v1.8 gave me two more laser false alerts today (never happened on the prior firmware).

Then I received a weak Ka 35.5 alert for a little bit, then it disappeared...then a little ways up the road was hit with a full blast of it. There were a fair amount of cars on the road and the LEO was traveling on the other side of a 4 lane road. It acted just like I/O but I have never seen them run that before in this town. Just made me question the RD a little.

Then....on the highway I suddenly got a 1 bar short of full blast K hit....and it stayed like that for about a minute.....the strength never moved.....I had just passed one car and was pulling.....no LEO's were passed. I finally hit the mute button and was about to power cycle it when it just dropped off. It was the strangest behavior I have seen from this unit yet. It acted just like the typical K-band lock up bug - but after a set time it was able to fix itself and go away - strange. (I travel the road frequently and there are no false alerts on it either)
 

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So.....v1.8 gave me two more laser false alerts today (never happened on the prior firmware).
I'm up to 9 laser falses total in the first week of this FW (never had them before). Good news - ride home yesterday and to work today no falses.

Odd behavior this morning - Passing a known X band locked out location (traffic monitor under bridge) I usually have a full ramp up to full under the bridge, then ramp down. Today was no alert up to and under the bridge and I said to myself here we go lockup. All of a sudden on the other side of the bridge - full alert and gone. Weird. Would have been a silent lockup and woke up somehow?

Last thought - BSM falses are next to non-existant. I don't know what they did there but I think I have seen 3 BSM falses in the same time frame of this FW. Traded BSM for laser - HAHA

@Brainstorm69 - you may be on to something about reduced K
 

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Seeing TRS and westwind77's posts makes me wonder if ER's solution to the silent lock-up issue with this most recent firmware update was to quietly restart the unit whenever a subroutine determined that the RD locked up- either silently or audibly. Theoretically could explain both your observations. But without having greater clarity from ER, it's just a hunch.
 

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Seeing TRS and westwind77's posts makes me wonder if ER's solution to the silent lock-up issue with this most recent firmware update was to quietly restart the unit whenever a subroutine determined that the RD locked up- either silently or audibly. Theoretically could explain both your observations. But without having greater clarity from ER, it's just a hunch.
I agree - I wish ER was a bigger participant in our discussions. We are all trying to reach a common goal...
 

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i can't believe i paid a lot of money for something that is not working properly. it's been a lot of months. warranty is already gone. got max360 replaced with another unit but same problem. they even sent me another one which i sold it and kept one but... same problem. time to find something else
 

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I had a lockup today on the way to work. Started like a regular K alert and then...signal strength grayed out on both sides of the blue (color I have my display set for) "1" (for one signal). Just kept beeping a single tone. Stayed locked for about 6 or 7 miles until I got to work. Tried hitting it with my Bushnell while it was locked up. No effect. Just kept beeping its single tone with 1 signal indicated.

 

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I had a lockup today on the way to work. Started like a regular K alert and then...signal strength grayed out on both sides of the blue (color I have my display set for) "1" (for one signal). Just kept beeping a single tone. Stayed locked for about 6 or 7 miles until I got to work. Tried hitting it with my Bushnell while it was locked up. No effect. Just kept beeping its single tone with 1 signal indicated.

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Welp, I guess that answers that... :( I’m glad they’re working on it, but this is what, the third update attempting to fix the issue?
 

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Welp, I guess that answers that... :( I’m glad they’re working on it, but this is what, the third update attempting to fix the issue?
I think it's the 5th, actually. They started trying to fix the lockup problem with v1.7 for the SN#79 (BT Classic) Max 360.



But at least it wasn't a silent lockup or snoozing. :rolleyes:
 
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Anyone else noticing reduced K-band sensitivity on the new fw? Maybe I need to reload the fw (although I did use the update all option when I updated).
Brain - First straightforward answer, Yes GT360 range seems shorter. Can tell by where lockouts now kick in and where lockouts that I know should be in a location no longer show up at all.
Had two KA alerts yesterday that we not much more than line of sight. Thank God for daze
Now fur the chop bustin’ part: You of all people should be aware that No Ecort can hold a candle to almost any Uniden in range. DUDE, apples n oranges, pick your fav fruit LOL.
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Brain - First straightforward answer, Yes GT360 range seems shorter. Can tell by where lockouts now kick in and where lockouts that I know should be in a location no longer show up at all.
Had two KA alerts yesterday that we not much more than line of sight. Thank God for daze
Now fur the chop bustin’ part: You of all people should be aware that No Ecort can hold a candle to almost any Uniden in range. DUDE, apples n oranges, pick your fav fruit LOL.
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Thankfully can't say this has been my experience. Haven't noticed reduced K band sensitivity- though to be fair I haven't tested it. But did get two consecutive 3/4 mile Ka detections (same spot, two separate consecutive days). Was a straight shot, coming down a hill, could not see source until I was close. People aren't good marking things on Waze around these NJ towns, as neither one was marked on either day. Marked them both myself, including on EL. BTW, agree with you that maybe EL no longer seems to automatically update alerts? Seems they have to be manually sent though honestly I haven't checked if that's the case every time.
 

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Brain - First straightforward answer, Yes GT360 range seems shorter. Can tell by where lockouts now kick in and where lockouts that I know should be in a location no longer show up at all.
Had two KA alerts yesterday that we not much more than line of sight. Thank God for daze
Now fur the chop bustin’ part: You of all people should be aware that No Ecort can hold a candle to almost any Uniden in range. DUDE, apples n oranges, pick your fav fruit LOL.
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My Ka alerts have been sort of indeterminate. Got a nice one on the straight flat road that Stalker HQ is on, but have seen some others that were a bit lackluster.

As far as the K-band experience, the Max 360 should do better than the R7 in City mode. I've done testing that provides eveidence that you need to run the R7 at K=30% or maybe a bit higher to equal the Max 360 on K-band. The point I was making was just that some testing needs to be done with this new fw to see if the 360 seems to have lost K-band sensitivity, that all. ;)
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Seeing TRS and westwind77's posts makes me wonder if ER's solution to the silent lock-up issue with this most recent firmware update was to quietly restart the unit whenever a subroutine determined that the RD locked up- either silently or audibly. Theoretically could explain both your observations. But without having greater clarity from ER, it's just a hunch.
This wasn't the case with my audible lockup yesterday. It just kept alerting until I stopped the car and turned off the ignition. But, no lockup on the way home.
 
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I think it's the 5th, actually. They started trying to fix the lockup problem with v1.7 for the SN#79 (BT Classic) Max 360.

But at least it wasn't a silent lockup or snoozing. :rolleyes:
As a Max360c owner, I would prefer to have no lock ups at all (“traditional K-band” or “silent”, but you are right, at least it wasn’t a silent or snoozing lock up. I haven’t had the “traditional k-band lock up on my 360c in quite a while (1 on firmware 1.5 and 1 on firmware 1.8), but I had several silent lock ups on firmware 1.9 and increased laser false alarms under firmware 1.9 for the Max 360c.

It seems like this latest firmware update for the Max 360 has brought increased laser false alarms (from what I have read) to the detector like firmware 1.9 did to the Max 360c which stinks.

We all just want our detectors to just work like they are supposed to. That is all I want. No lock ups of any kind, minimum laser false alarms (minimum false alarms in general too), good to very good warning range, and decent BSM filtering.








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As a Max360c owner, I would prefer to have no lock ups at all (“traditional K-band” or “silent”, but you are right, at least it wasn’t a silent or snoozing lock up. I haven’t had the “traditional k-band lock up on my 360c in quite a while (1 on firmware 1.5 and 1 on firmware 1.8), but I had several silent lock ups on firmware 1.9 and increased laser false alarms under firmware 1.9 for the Max 360c.

It seems like this latest firmware update for the Max 360 has brought increased laser false alarms (from what I have read) to the detector like firmware 1.9 did to the Max 360c which stinks.

We all just want our detectors to just work like they are supposed to. That is all I want. No lock ups of any kind, minimum laser false alarms (minimum false alarms in general too), good to very good warning range, and decent BSM filtering.
Fortunately, so far with 1.11 my 360 hasn't had any laser falses.
 

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