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d3f3nd3r
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:27 pm    Post subject: Firmware update? Reply with quote

I am used to doing firmware updates on a lot of my gadgets. Is there also firmware updates available for bluetooth GPS's? I have a Pretec.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Generally no. There are firmware updates available but only the manufacturers do them, most are trying to minimise returns so they don't let these out to the public but do obviously update newer factory units and also some older stock.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmm, thanks Dave. Now just gotta find out how to make friends with someone in the factory! Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2004 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have managed to get firmware updates from a number of companies but they really don't like giving them out even to me. Even then I had no instructions, and I usually don't find trouble doing these sort of things, but most of the firmware updaters consist of an executable file, an number of binaries to load and open into the executable and you then connect to the GPS and it will show you in hex the firmware, you then tell it to upload the firmware and it's done. I found I had to flash several GPS's 5 or 6 times before they took a new firmware update, so I guess I can see why they don't want to give them out to the public.
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