Updating on Mac OS Big Sur

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Update: Uniden has now released updated drivers and new update software specifically for Big Sur. Be sure to install the new driver and then the update software. I've attached the new files to this post. (This new updater isn't on their website yet, but I'm sure it will be available there too at some point.)

For those of you who've updated to Mac OS Big Sur, the drivers that Uniden uses for their detectors aren't compatible with the new OS and so you're not going to be able to update.


It looks like Silicon Labs is working on an update for the driver, but until it's available, we'll need to update either on a computer still running Catalina or running Windows.
 

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Thank you @Vortex for posting this information. It's a shame that Silicon Labs apparently didn't know that Apple planned to actually release macOS Big Sur after announcing it at WWDC this past June. :eek:;)

Even their own community board users are beating them up over this.
 

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It figures. Us Apple Mac users are ALWAYS second class don't matter people. Been pissing me off since the '80's
 

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I have heard rumors that Big Sir may come bundled with bundled drivers for this chipset.

Does a device appear in /dev/ when you connect up the radar detecter via USB? If so, what's the device name? If it is true that Big Sir has a bundled driver, then it might be possible to use my hex-edit method on the updater binary to get it to see the serial device.
 

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I have been running Big Sir since the beta release in June. We have only had one update since then but I had to resort to bootcamp to get the update completed. No matter what I did, I could not see the R7. The older app started and the new file was ready, just never could see the detector so I could run the update.
 

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I hope Uniden does not ignore Mac users. No way I am buying another computer, boot camp or whatever and Windows just to update a radar detector.
 

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I simply have no choice but to hold off on the Big Sur update. R7 firmware updates are far more important to me than having a new weather icon on my desktop!
 

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Uniden now has new drivers and update software for Big Sur. I've attached them to the OP.
 

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Uniden now has new drivers and update software for Big Sur. I've attached them to the OP.
Glad you did update your OP because I just went to Uniden's website and couldn't even find them. That site is a disaster
 

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It figures. Us Apple Mac users are ALWAYS second class don't matter people. Been pissing me off since the '80's
Well maybe if Apple weren’t second class when it comes to price on their hardware then that would change...
 

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New Mac tool 1.4 also up today on Uniden site
 

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