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    Hi All can some one please tell me thecost for a Flash Key with 3 firmware updates




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    3 x $75

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    So let me get my head around this.

    $75 per radio, per firmware version, one time only deal??

    Any with the iButton, if you have used up the upgrades in it and want to get more, do you use the same dongle or you get a new one?

    You got a pic of a iButton, never seen one before.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fozz3d View Post
    So let me get my head around this.

    $75 per radio, per firmware version, one time only deal??

    Any with the iButton, if you have used up the upgrades in it and want to get more, do you use the same dongle or you get a new one?

    You got a pic of a iButton, never seen one before.....
    Once you use up the purchased amount of flashes, you need to order a new one if you require more upgrades. Moto doesn't reuse or recharge iButtons.

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    the same is true for old Advanced System Keys. Once they hit a predetermined date, a bit is set and they can no longer be written to.

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    Thanks for the reply guys, love this forum (feels warm and fuzzy inside).

    Now to go and get a iButton from somewhere (looks left, looks right).

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    Any Authorized Motorola dealer should be able to order one in for you.


    Ill look up the part number when I get a moment.

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    Where you able to find the part # ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Notarola View Post
    Any Authorized Motorola dealer should be able to order one in for you.


    Ill look up the part number when I get a moment.

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    I I havent found it. its no listed in the usual documents. I know I have it somewhere.

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    I've never needed a part number, just ask your Motorola dealer for a firmware refresh iButton with however many flashes you're willing to pay for?

    Any dealer who doesn't know what a firmware refresh iButton is, is not worth dealing with!
    Andrew

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    good point

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    When you get a new flashkey today is it still the DS1994L iButton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw71 View Post
    When you get a new flashkey today is it still the DS1994L iButton?
    The DS1994L is usually used for FTR, depot, ASK keys, but can occasionally be a firmware/flashport upgrade key as well.

    Most firmware/flashport upgrade iButtons are the DS1963S, but when they run out of DS1963S's, the DS1994L can be substituted. They use the DS1963S because they are cheaper for Moto as they don't have a realtime clock like the DS1994L has.

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    They also use the 1963 because of the write counters that can be used to hash the data on the key.

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    If you search XTS2500 Firmware Flashkey.....You can learn how to do it with no flash key needed

    For XTS & XTL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebuff66 View Post
    If you search XTS2500 Firmware Flashkey.....You can learn how to do it with no flash key needed

    For XTS & XTL
    It looks like k101 wants to do the full update rather than the flashzap method. I prefer the proper method myself although its a pain spending the 75 everythime the firmware is updated.

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    Am I right that full cost of legit upgrade = $$ firmware + $$flashkey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tromesa View Post
    Am I right that full cost of legit upgrade = $$ firmware + $$flashkey?
    The inital $75.00 flash, or the cost of any additional flashes, includes the cost of the hardware key.