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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    How do I get signed up as a beta tester, do you know?
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    UPDATE: I received the new unit and the update went perfectly the first time. This was indeed a hardware issue. Thanks for all the help! Side question... Now that I have the firmware up to date, doesn't it show a new "heartbeat" type of scan display? How do I turn that on?
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    How to Update the Uniden R7 Firmware

    @goodtimes40 I know this is an old post, but to answer your question yes, it does come with a Micro USB Cable. Also, the issues some are noting here regarding failure to update Firmware using the Uniden provided tool (application) are real! I'm experiencing it right now on both my Mac AND me...
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    @DC Fluid I didn't try updating using the USA_format.bin after the 124.124.111 update, but like you mentioned since it never gave me a "Success" alert I doubt it completed.
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    @DC Fluid I hear what you're saying, and honestly if I was able to get one out of 12 update attempts to work I'd be ok with that. But at this point I've lost more than half a day of REAL productivity messing around with this thing and nothing to show for it except a $500 detector with broken GPS...
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    Ok, I tried one more thing, and that is to install the previous FW version on the device. To my surprise it worked (at least I think). I downloaded V 124.124.111 from the Uniden firmware page. I already had the V1.2 tool installed on my Mac. I uploaded V 124.124.111 to the device and to my...
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    @At0mic9 - on my Mac I am running V1.2 (it's the latest version available on Uniden's firmware update page) @DC Fluid You mentioned you had trouble (half dozen tries), but did you end up finally getting it to load? Also, did it fail at the same spot each time, and was that spot the same as mine...
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    @DC Fluid 100% positive I'm using data cables. I have a ton of them and tried three different ones, including the one it came with (which is a data cable). I do find it strange that it consistently craps out at the GPS DB processes AND gives a GPS Error on the detector itself. If anyone has any...
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    @Brainstorm69 Yes, I tried on both a PC and a Mac, no joy on either. I already ordered another one from Amazon. Once I get it, if I'm able to update the Firmware without issue I'll simply send this one back. If I have the same issues with the new one I'll have to assume their software is simply...
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    @DC Fluid I managed to get further by unplugging all other USB devices from my computer. The main firmware bin file got all the way to the GPS DB part of the install then crapped out! I then tried to upload the "DB USA_format.bin" file and it too crapped out, just like the firmware when it got...
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    @DC Fluid I've done all the things you noted, and in order. I've tried 20 times (literally) to install the GPS DB file and this tool simply will not upload it to the device. As I mentioned in my earlier post I'm not even certain the main update file actually completed properly and didn't get cut...
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    @ILS27L Unfortunately the Factory Reset didn't fix the issue - still getting the same alert. (BTW, is your username "ILS27L" by chance an aviation reference... ILS approach for 27 Left?) @dudeinnz I didn't install the driver since the tool recognized the detector but let me do that anyway in...
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    Uniden R7 owner having issues updating Firmware using the USB cable and software tool...

    Hi everyone! I just bought a new Uniden R7 and am having a hell of a time with firmware updates, and fear my detector may now be messed up as a result. I downloaded the "Uniden R Series SW Download Tool V1.28" tool to my PC from this site... https://support.uniden.com/radar-detectors/ This...
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    New member looking forward to contributing!

    Hi all! I own an Escort Max 360, Beltronix Max 360 and my newest addition, a Uniden R7. Looking forward to sharing on the forum! Dzyner
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