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AT-D868UV Firmware Updates

Firmware Updating
AT-D868UV
The following was added November 24, 2017
 
Firmware update 2.18 adds radio functions that require a new version of Computer Programming Software (CPS v1.18).
This programming software also has the ability to update the radio's firmware.  Download and install this programming
software before continuing with these instructions.  CLICK HERE to download.
When you start this CPS, you may see a small window open.  This Mode Select window was added at the request
of some California users.  If this option is selected, you may use identical names for multiple Contact names and Channel names.
                                                       Mode Select image
You will also need to download the firmware file itself.   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
If you have never used software to program this radio, you will need to install a Virtual Driver before
you begin.  CLICK HERE to download this driver.  After installation, and with your radio and computer
connected via the programming cable, a virtual COM port will be assigned each time the radio is powered on.
When the radio is off, the virtual COM port will not be visible in any drop down list in the programming software.

General Information
All radios that we ship will be updated with the latest firmware that is available at the time of shipping.
It is a good habit to make sure the radio is turned OFF when connecting the USB programming cable.
After a MCU (Main Control Unit) reset, setting the internal clock is required.  Also the radio's programming
returns to the factory default and you will need to reinstall your code plug.
 

Clock Setting Procedure
clcok set procedure  
   When setting the clock DO NOT press the green button until all
   settings are correct.  The center button will change the setting up
   or down, the P1 key will step through year, month, day, hour,
   minute and second.  The green button will confirm and exit the
   clock setting function.

To determine your current Hardware and Firmware versions:
  • Select MENU, SETTINGS, DEVICE INFO then scroll down
There is some misinformation and confusion on other sites about the versions of this radio.
As of November 1, 2017 the Anytone factory provides this information:
            Hardware V1.10 is latest version and uses Firmware V2.xx
 
Firmware Update Procedure

.... if you receive a Run Time error 5 when using the built-in firmware
update tool, try running the software as administrator. You can also
download a stand alone version FROM HERE.

 
  1. Start the Anytone programming software D868UVE_1.18
  2. Connect the USB programming cable to the computer and to the radio (with radio off)
  3. Turn on the radio.  Click Set, then Set COM and choose the virtual COM port.
    (With the radio turned off, you will see COM 1,2 & 3 in the dropdown menu.  With the
    radio turned on, you will see the virtual COM port that has been assigned to the radio.)
  4. Click the Read From Radio icon (4th from the left).  Choose to read both Digital Contact
    List and Other Data.  Save the results, this is your code plug, you will need it later.
  5. Turn the radio off
  6. To update the firmware, click Tool, then Firmware Upgrade.  This will open up the upgrade
    program QX Code Update dpinst.  Click the button Open Update File in the software and
    find the latest firmware update file.  868UV_1G_V2.18.spi
  7. Press and hold, both the PTT button and the ALARM button, while powering on the radio.
    The radio's red light will slowly blink.
  8. In the firmware program, put a check by Duplex, choose the virtual COM port and click Write.
  9. After the writing process, the radio should reboot to a normal opening screen.  If it reboots to
    a screen requiring a clock reset, the procedure may have failed.  Repeat steps 7 & 8.  If it fails
    again, contact your dealer.
  10. If you return to a normal opening screen in step 9, turn off your radio.  It is now time to
    reset the MCU (Main Control Unit).  With the radio off, press and hold both the PTT & PF1
    buttons while powering on the radio.  The screen will ask if you want to Initialize Radio.  Use
    the green button to confirm and the radio will then reboot to the clock setting screen.  Reset
    the clock using the procedure shown above.
  11. The last step is to reload your code plug.  Exit the firmware updating window and open your
    code plug in the v1.18 programming software.  Choose the correct COM port (radio must be
    on) and click the Write To Radio icon (6th from the left).  After the write period, the radio
    should reboot to your saved code plug.  You can make any changes you require and write
    them to the radio.  If you do make changes, remember to save the file again.
Information about this Firmware Update
If you open an old code plug in the new v1.18 CPS (Computer Programming Software) you will need
to adjust 2 settings based on your requirements.
  • In setting, Public - Optional Settings - Alert Tone - Maximum Volume
    The default setting is 1 when opening an old code plug.  You can adjust as required.
  • In setting, Public - Optional Setting - Alert Tone - Volume Change Prompt
    Volume screen display can be set for On or Off 
Changes Made
  • Added a Man Down Delay time.  Set this delay to prevent the radio from sending the alarm
    immediately when the radio is upended.
  • Improve the Digital Monitor.
  • Address the GPS positioning issue
  • Modify ‘Slot’ to ‘Time Slot’ in the menu.
  • Add a confirm for the MCU (Main Control Unit) Reset
  • Add GPS on/off in the GPS info
  • Delete the GPS positioning message
  • Add Sub CH on/off with the option of  long key press or short key press in CPS
  • In CPU – Public – Optional Setting– Other
    Add an Analog call hold time. When the radio is in analog mode, if the sub-channel
    receives the call, you can transmit on the sub-channel when you set up the Analog call hold time.
  • Set up the auto backlight duration in CPS, when receive a call, the back light will keep on for the
    duration time when the signal is disappear.
  • Add zone indication for the channels.
  • Address the issue can not change scan list group in the radio menu.
Programming Guide v1.18 by Trygve Svard
            CLICK HERE to download



 
 
The following was added November 19, 2017
 
Firmware update 2.17 adds radio functions that require a new version of programming software (v1.17).
This programming software also has the ability to update the radio's firmware.  Download and install
this programming software before continuing with these instructions.  CLICK HERE to download.
You will also need to download the firmware file itself.   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD  
If you have never used software to program this radio, you will need to install a Virtual Driver before
you begin.  CLICK HERE to download this driver.  After installation, and with your radio and computer
connected via the programming cable, a virtual COM port will be assigned each time the radio is powered on.
When the radio is off, the virtual COM port will not be visible in any drop down list in the programming software.

General Information
All radios that we ship will be updated with the latest firmware that is available at the time of shipping.
It is a good habit to make sure the radio is turned OFF when connecting the USB programming cable.
After a MCU (Main Control Unit) reset, setting the internal clock is required.  Also the radio's programming
returns to the factory default and you will need to reinstall your code plug.

Clock Setting Procedure
clcok set procedure  
   When setting the clock DO NOT press the green button until all
   settings are correct.  The center button will change the setting up
   or down, the P1 key will step through year, month, day, hour,
   minute and second.  The green button will confirm and exit the
   clock setting function.

To determine your current Hardware and Firmware versions:
  • Select MENU, SETTINGS, DEVICE INFO then scroll down
There is some misinformation and confusion on other sites about the versions of this radio.
As of November 1, 2017 the Anytone factory provides this information:
Hardware V1.10 is latest version and uses Firmware V2.xx

Firmware Update Procedure
 
  1. Start the Anytone programming software D868UVE_1.17
  2. Connect the USB programming cable to the computer and to the radio (with radio off)
  3. Turn on the radio.  Click Set, then Set COM and choose the virtual COM port.
    With the radio turned off, you will see COM 1,2 & 3 in the dropdown menu.  With the
    radio turned on, you will see the virtual COM port that has been assigned to the radio.
  4. Click the Read From Radio icon (4th from the left).  Choose to read both Digital Contact
    List and Other Data.  Save the results, this is your code plug, you will need it later.
  5. Turn the radio off
  6. To update the firmware, click Tool, then Firmware Upgrade.  This will open up the upgrade
    program QX Code Update dpinst.  Click the button Open Update File in the software and
    find the latest firmware update file.  Example: 868UV.spi
  7. Press and hold, both the PTT button and the ALARM button, while powering on the radio.
    The radio's red light will slowly blink.
  8. In the firmware program, put a check by Duplex, choose the virtual COM port and click Write.
  9. After the writing process, the radio should reboot to a normal opening screen.  If it reboots to
    a screen requiring a clock reset, the procedure may have failed.  Repeat steps 7 & 8.  If it fails
    again, contact your dealer.
  10. If you return to a normal opening screen in step 9, turn off your radio.  It is now time to
    reset the MCU (Main Control Unit).  With the radio off, press and hold both the PTT & PF1
    buttons while powering on the radio.  The screen will show Initialize Radio...... and will then
    reboot to the clock setting screen.  Reset the clock using the procedure shown above.
  11. The last step is to reload your code plug.  Exit the firmware updating program and open your
    code plug in the v1.17 programming software.  Choose the correct COM port (radio must be
    on) and click the Write To Radio icon (6th from the left).  After the write period, the radio
    should reboot to your saved code plug.  You can make any changes you require and write
    them to the radio.  If you do make changes, remember to save the file again.




 
 

The following was added November 18, 2017
 
To determine your current Hardware and Firmware versions:
  • Select MENU, SETTINGS, DEVICE INFO then scroll down
There is some misinformation and confusion on other sites about the versions of this radio.
As of November 1, 2017 the Anytone factory provides this information:
Hardware V1.10 is latest version and uses Firmware V2.xx  (Hardware V1.00 is a older radio model and uses Firmware V1.xx)

Driver Information:
Both the channel programming software and the firmware updating software require a virtual COM port driver to be installed.
CLICK HERE to download this driver.  After installation, and with your radio and computer connected via the programming
cable, a virtual COM port will be assigned each time the radio is powered on.  When the radio is off, the virtual COM port will
not be visible in any drop down list in the programming software.

Firmware updating software:
The program used to update firmware is named QXCodePro_Update.  CLICK HERE to download this program.

Firmware Updating Instructions:
  1. Attach your radio to your computer with the USB programming cable
  2. If you have previously programmed channels into your radio, use the channel programming software to read 
    your radio and SAVE the results.  You will need to reinstall it later
  3. Start the firmware updating program QXCodePro_Update
  4. Press and hold, both the PTT button and the ALARM button, while powering on the radio.  The radio's red light will blink
  5. Click the button Open Update File in the software and find the latest firmware update file.  Example: 868UV.spi
  6. Choose the correct Com Port from the drop-down list in the software
  7. Tick the Duplex box and set the Com Speed to 921600
  8. Click the Write button to update the firmware
  9. Reboot (turn off/on) the radio when the update has finished
  10. The next step is to reset the Main Control Unit (MCU)
  11. With the radio turned off, press and hold both the PTT button and the PF1 button while powering on the radio
  12. The display will show "MCU Reset" or "Initialize Radio"
  13. Do not turn off the radio, it restarts on its own
  14. You will need to reset the Date and Time after the radio restarts
  15. Some firmware updates add new radio functions which may require using newer versions of programming software
   

Icon Updating  (this step is not always required)
Icon Updating is only necessary if Anytone provides such an update.  This would normally come as an additional file
supplied with a firmware update.  An example of the file name is D868_new_usb.spi.  Do not use the same .spi file
that was used to update your firmware as an Icon Update.  The procedure is as follows:
  1. Attach your radio to your computer with the USB programming cable
  2. Press and hold, both the PTT button and the PF2 button, while powering on the radio.  The radio's screen will display UPDATE MODE
  3. Start the firmware updating program QXCodePro_Update
  4. Click the button Open Update File in the software and find the latest firmware update file.  Example: D868_new_usb.spi
  5. Choose the correct Com Port from the drop-down list in the software
  6. Tick the Duplex box and set the Com Speed to 921600
  7. Click the Write button to update the firmware
  8. After the update is finished, reboot your radio by powering it off and back on again
  9. If you accidentally used the wrong .spi file during Icon Updating, all is not lost.  CLICK HERE to download a .spi file that is up to date
    as of November 11, 2017
Firmware Updates Available
November 11, 2017  firmware update v2.17 ---  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD        


 

 

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