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    So a friend of mine bought a XTS2500. The serial # on the sticker matches the internal when you put the radio into service mode but the model #'s do not. The model # on the sticker on the back of the radio is AAH79SDC9PW5BN, which in searching around the internet looks like its the model # for a PR1500 UHF Range 2. But the model # when put into service mode is AAH46SDH9PW5BN. Could he possibly have bought a hacked radio? They guy he bought it from said it was programmed last with R17.01.00. Unfortunately I have R17.00.00 and other older versions. I tried using the CpFix to roll it back, but that didnt work either. This damn radio has been my Kryponite for the last week. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks to Mars, hes looking into why CpFix wouldnt work


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    Yes, it would appear to be a hacked radio. There are sellers on a certain auction site who convert a PR1500 into an XTS2500 through various means. They hack the radio into an XTS2500 and then replace the housing with an XTS2500 housing. The radio will function as an XTS2500 but it wasn't born that way.

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    Yes more than likely the radio was upgraded from a pr1500 to a xts2500. They are the same radio internally and I would say 50-70% of the xts2500's on Ebay were not always 2500's. The seller of this one just went the honest route and left the label on and the serial number intact a lot of them get removed to hide the fact they were not always a 2500. IMHO as long as the SN matches I don't have issue with it so long as the buyer is aware that the tags do not match.

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    I wish he would've talked to me before he jumped on to a certain site and bought a radio. Its not mine so I have no problem with the fact its a hacked radio. Im just pissed I cant program the damn thing other than with FPP. If I could roll it back and use my R16.01.00 which I have NEVER had problems with

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    What happens if you try to read the radio with cps17?

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    Exactly Magnus. And its not MY radio so it really doesnt bother me at all lol. Mars i believe CC'd you on the messages back and forth I had with him earlier

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    OK, so maybe the roll back did work and i just didnt realize it. I read the radio with R16.01.00. Thanks for the help

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    Glad to hear it! As a note if you fix the radio once it should fail all but one line but it will fail every line a second or third time. So if you miss it on the first attempt, it will show all fails on additional attempts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioGuru307 View Post
    OK, so maybe the roll back did work and i just didnt realize it. I read the radio with R16.01.00. Thanks for the help


    LOL

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    I myself would prefer to have a production radio that was upgraded to a 2500 instead of an ALT radio, or a stolen unit. I'm all for leaving the tags on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS4 View Post
    I myself would prefer to have a production radio that was upgraded to a 2500 instead of an ALT radio, or a stolen unit. I'm all for leaving the tags on.

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    I also would take a field upgraded 1500 radio to a 2500 radio as opposed to a parts put together no tags unknown far east radio.

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    Ya just never know what your gonna get with some sellers. A lot of hack jobs out there. And very few reputable sellers who sell very good, legit equipment.