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Berkut 5 Firmwares

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    Berkut 5 Firmware History Log Change
    Probably some menu dialogs like "Throughout Menu", "Search" were not translated correctly, I'm not a b-5 detectorist. It would be great if metal detector Berkut 5 users point me wrong translations.


    Attention!!! Berkuts 5 (firmware version 5.17.1) with serial numbers 38264 - 38294 should be upgraded at AKA facilities only. If you try to upgrade firmware locally, metal detector will not switch on afterall.

    Version 5.20 (dated 4 of May, 2018)
    ATTENTION! Once version 5.20 is installed or should you decide to roll back from 5.20 to older firmware version, a factory reset should be done. In order to do complete factory reset, switch metal detector off, keep pressing buttons "MENU" + "UP ARROW" + "GROUND BALANCE" and switch berkut on at the same time.

    After complete factory reset all coils should be adjusted from the very begining.

    What's new:
    1. Firmware ID is added to be displayed in flashing tool.
    2. EMI Filter could be preset per each hunting program now.
    3. Factory reset is available per each hunting program now.
    4. Menu "Transmitter" is inavailable now if transmitter module is not installed. In order to activate/diactivate menu "Transmitter" switch berkut on with buttons "Menu" + "Ground Balance" pressed.
    5. Factory programs parameters changed.
    6. "Fe Border" could be preset per each hunting program now.
    7. Analogue mode has been enhanced.
    8. GB is nulled even in hunting mode should button "DOWN ARROW" be long pressed
    9. Melodies could be set completely off when detector starts.
    10. Sound frequency is increased, so sound quality is better now, however it's yet to be noticed practically.
    11. Unique Device ID is now available in menu "About Device". This info could be of need in future (SuchMuch Remark: Commercial firmwares are coming soon, they will be paid, check thread: "Super Experimental Firmware for Berkut-5, Secret Code: 5.99")
    12. Night Mode (inversed color scheme) is added
    13. Once coil is adjusted after GB, phase is automatically nulled, so there is no necessity to null phase manually by pressing button "DOWN ARROW"


    Version Enhanced 5.20 beta (dated 21 of November, 2017)
    1. EMI Filter is available for each program
    2. Reset option is available for each program
    3. Transmitter is switched on by keeping buttons "Menu" and "Ground Balance" pressed and switching metal detector at the same time
    4. Factory programs are changed and given names "Comfort", "Trashy Site", "Standard", "Deep"
    5. LT Bound / Fe Border is available for each program
    6. Analogue mode is reworked
    7. In normal mode (when not adapting coil) initial phase of GB is nulled by long pressing button "Arrow Down"
    8. Melody Menu that switches melody on/off is added in order to fasten metal detector turning on and off

    Version 5.20 beta (dd 13 September, 2017)
    1. Night mode (inverted display colors)
    2. Sound quality of melodies is improved.
    3. GB is nulled when GB procedure is left after coil adaptation.
    4. Device ID is now displayed (it may be needed later).

    Version 5.19 (dd 18 January, 2017)
    1. Non ferrous signal duration menu was added
    2. Frequency of threshold could be adjusted now
    3. Menu "Sound" was rearranged
    4. Coil could be adapted by pressing button "+" and switching metal detector on at the same time. Then user will be prompted to dialogue of coil adaptation program.

    Version 5.18.1 (dd 12 July 2016)
    1. Issue with sound lost in dynamics on old versions of Berkut-5 is fixed

    Version 5.18
    (dd 12 May 2016)
    Attention! Some old B-5 detectors when upgraded to 5.18 lost ability to produce sound via dynamics
    We are figuring this issue out

    1. Switching to firmware update mode via menu of detector is added.
    2. Added field "About Detector" where firmware version, bootloader version, overall time of metal detector usage are added.
    3. Added name editor for coils
    4. When creating PIN code pressed buttons are displayed on a screen

    Version 5.17.1 (dd 15 March, 2016)
    Attention! Some old B-5 detectors when upgraded to 5.18 lost ability to produce sound via dynamics
    We are figuring this issue out

    1. Versatile firmware that suites old and restyled Berkuts 5
    2. Fixed spontaneous metal detector switching on (some particular b-5 detectors)
    3. Fixed some issues with sound settings whilst plugging/unplugging headphones
    4. Fixed issue with profile switching "Dynamics"/"Headphones"
    5. Bootloader function version 03 allows to switch metal detector Berkut-5 into mode "firmware update".
    6. This mode is yet available for users. This function could be installed at AKA facilities only

    To sum all up firmware 5.17.1 has minor bug fixes and is a step forward upcoming functionality to be added in next firmware updates

    Version 5.17 (dd 04 December, 2015)
    1. Once you've started GB procedure Gain is set on 20 automatically. This is done in favour of GB process.
    2. Economy mode could be switched on in static mode
    3. Screen lighting could be switched on/off in static mode
    4. 1 tone sound scheme had 2 tones by fact in previous versions. Fixed
    5. This version has not been tested with old Berkut 5 versions. Once tests are performed firmware will be available to download

    Version 5.16 (dd 23 April, 2015)
    1. New filter added: EMI Filter. it's located in menu "Search"
    2. Target's rating added. it's located in menu "Display"
    3. PIN code security feature added. PIN code should be entered in order to switch detector on
    4. Reseting to defaults will be done after user confirmation only
    5. Once coil is adjusted exiting GB mode leads to automatic save of all coil settings
    6. Gain is set on higher in GB mode
    7. Entering GB mode sets EMI Filter on 3 in favour of GB process and then is restored back once GB mode is switched off

    Version 5.15.2 (09 September, 2014)
    1. Reset to default didn't lead to reset of settings "Throughout Menu" and "Language" in firmware versions older than 5.15 (dd 16 January, 2014). Fixed

    Verdion 5.15.1 (dd 04 July, 2014)
    1. Click sounds in headphones and speakerphone whilst detector is being switched on. Fixed
    2. Default settings were slightly changed. Now they correspond with manual

    Version 5.15 (dd 16 January, 2014)
    1. Berkut 5 can work with coils running up to 25 kHz now
    2. Amperage levels corrected for 3F coils to make process of frequency switching more stable
    3. Coils running with frequencies over 15 kHz are indicated as «V» (Very High) now
    4. Brightness of lighting on maximum (9) is increased by almost 2x times
    5. Minor corrections in English language
    *New firmware requires all the coils to be readjusted

    Version 5.15 (dd 02 December, 2013)
    1. Hodograph visualization & Hodograph ratio visualization are enhanced
    2. Backlight brightness changed
    3. English language added
    *New firmware requires all the coils to be readjusted if previous firmware was 5.13 or earlier

    All previous firmware updates deal with Russian language only.
     

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    Mr. K-52, AKA Berkut engineer, advised firmware version 5.18 is being tested nowadays
     
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    K-52's post translation:

    ***qte***
    AKA Berkut's 5 firmware version 5.18 will be almost equal to 5.17 but with minor changes. Firmware v.5.18 will be versatile and could be installed on old and restyled Berkuts. Starting from version 5.18 firmwares will be versatile and will fit all kind of Berkuts those could be upgraded locally.

    Special software will be released soon in order to simplify the process of upgrade, it's being tested nowadays.
    ***unqte***
     
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    ***qte***
    Question to K-52: Pls advise when firmware 5.18 will be available?
    K-52's Answer: I think it will be available by April, 2016 or, may be, earlier.
    ***unqte***
     
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    Version 5.17.1 (dd 15 March, 2016) has been released today. There are no significant changes from firmware versions 5.16 and/or 5.17
     
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    Firmware versions 5.18 (dd 12 May 2016) and 5.18.1 (dd 12 July 2016) were added to the first post
     
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    Firmware version 5.19 Beta (dd 07 November 2016) was added to the first post
     
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    Still nothing for Sorex :( ...it is very strange...looc that can not be nothing improved on Sorex or what is reason .
     
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    how do I physically upload the updates to my detector I see no usb port etc..??

    any info appreciated !!

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    thanks SuchMuch got the link on Berkut update, I didn't get a cable with mine guess I will keep my eyes open if one is around.

    I have to have a look inside anyway as my external speaker stopped working pretty sure there isn't a setting for that o_O but I been wrong before :Greeting:

    thanks again

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    There is a warning to avoid using non AKA cables!
    If you use non AKA cable, metal detector could never turn on and you'll have nothing but to send control box to AKA facilities to restore unit.
     
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    agree I would only use an AKA cable.

    AJ
     
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    Firmware version 5.20 Beta (dd 13 September 2017) was added to the first post.
    Firmware version 5.19 Beta (dd 18 January 2017) was substituted with 5.19 stable version.
     
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    Firmware version Enhanced 5.20 beta (21.11.2017) was added to the first post
     
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    I really like the Berkut options and software updates they are bringing out every time :)
     
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    Berkut-5:
    Restyled (5.20)
    How can I buy the original AKA upgrade cable for Berkut? If someone is have one to sell, please contact me on the Conversation....Thanks.....
     
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    Start the classified with prefix "wanted"
     
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    I heard someone speaking about version 5.21, does that mean there is a newer version of the berkut that is not named here @SuchMuch ?