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Download Type Firmware
Model name ID-52A, ID-52E
Version Version 1.23
Update 2022/05/09
Major changes

Changes from Version 1.22

- Fixed an issue where VOX Time-Out Timer (default: 3 minutes) could unintentionally work when “TX All” was selected in the Share Pictures function.

- Other minor improvements.


The CS-52 programming software used with this firmware can be downloaded here.

To update the firmware

1. Download and unzip the firmware data (for example, 52E123.dat) and copy it into the “ID-52” folder that is on your microSD card.

2. Insert the microSD card with the firmware data into the transceiver.

3. Update the firmware.

3-1. Display the SD CARD screen in the Menu.

3-2. Select “Firmware Update” on the SD CARD screen to open the FIRMWARE UPDATE screen.

3-3. Push [▼] to scroll to the end of the screen to read all the precautions, after you read and agree with all the precautions, select [YES].

3-4. The confirmation dialog recommends making a backup of the settings and memories, select [YES].

We recommend that you make a backup of them in this step, because all the settings and memories may be reset after updating the firmware.

3-5. After the backup file is made, and the firmware selection screen is displayed, select the firmware update data (for example, 52E123.dat).

3-6. Please carefully read all the precautions, and when you want to execute it, select [Yes] to start the firmware update.

3-7. When the update is completed, the transceiver will automatically restart.

If the setting data needs to be converted, it may take some time to restart.

4. If the settings and memories have been reset, load the settings and memories that have been backed up onto the microSD card.

4-1. Display the SD CARD screen in the Menu.

4-2. Select “Load Setting” on the SD CARD screen to open the LOAD SETTING screen.

4-3. Select the file name of the saved file.

4-4. Select “ALL,” and then the dialog “Keep ‘SKIP’ settings in the Repeater List?” is displayed, select [YES].

4-5. The dialog "Load file?” is displayed, select [Yes].

4-6. After the loading ends, “COMPLETED! Reboot the ID-52.” is displayed, restart the transceiver.

After updating the firmware, the Version Information in the OTHERS Set will be as follows.

Main CPU: 1.23
Sub CPU: 1.01
DSP : 1.03
GPS: 13196
Bluetooth: 1.12

File Size 8.14MB
File Type zip
Manual manual download page

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