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Force hotspot mode

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:27 pm
by jobdone
I have a friend who has 2 77's , one has the buttons stopped working , rather than taking it apart , he wants to use 1 as a hotspot, however we cannot force the radio into hotspot mode. I remember the old versions you could force by holding the black button down whilst powering on. What was the last version that supported this or is there another work around? I ask this because he tells me he doesn't have any torx drivers to do the job.

Re: Force hotspot mode

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:13 pm
by F1RMB
Hi,
jobdone wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:27 pm
I have a friend who has 2 77's , one has the buttons stopped working , rather than taking it apart , he wants to use 1 as a hotspot, however we cannot force the radio into hotspot mode. I remember the old versions you could force by holding the black button down whilst powering on. What was the last version that supported this or is there another work around? I ask this because he tells me he doesn't have any torx drivers to do the job.
SK1 and power ON sets the hotspot to MMDVM mode.
SK1+PTT and power ON sets the hotspot to BlueDV more.
SK2 and power ON resets the settings and sets the hotspot to MMDVM mode.

Cheers
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Daniel

Re: Force hotspot mode

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:08 pm
by jobdone
Hi, Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure that still worked, but my friend managed to find a torx in his toolbox and managed to get inside the 77 to clean and reseat the cable. all good!