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Restyled Updating Restyled (2016 year edition) Berkut 5 Firmware

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  1. SuchMuch

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    This is the translation of Only Registered Users Can See Links.. Upgrade should be performed by qualified personnel. Neither AKAForums.com, nor author of upgrade instructions are responsible for results of upgrade, only user is responsible for upgrade results. If you are unsure how to do upgrade, pls send control box to AKA factoryfor the upgrade.

    AKA Berkut 5 latest firmware version and changes it brings, drivers and firmware files can be found in thread Berkut 5 Firmware History Log Change

    ***qte***
    Attention!!! All Berkut-5 metal detectors with serial numbers 38264-38294 having firmware version 5.17.1 on board should not be updated locally by users. These metal detectors should be updated at AKA factory only! There was a failure at factory during firmware installation. Subject metal detectors will not switch on once updated locally by user. Should this happened already and Berkut-5 isn't operational, repair service will be rendered for free at AKA facility.

    Berkut's 5 firmware version 5.12 or later versions could be updated by user locally.

    Prior to start upgrade process, read below instruction thoroughly and prepare everything you'll need. Author of this article is not responsible for upgrade results and detectors should they die during the process of upgrade. Everything you do, you do at your own risk. Guarantee doesn't cover malfunctions caused by improper upgrade handling. Service maintenance of improper upgraded detectors is not covered by guarantee.

    Restyled metal detectors AKA Berkut-5 released after 10 December, 2015 could be upgraded locally instead of sending control box to AKA factory.

    You will need blw in order to have restyled AKA Berkut 5 upgraded:
    - New special AKA usb cabel (usb/jack 3,5 mm) with integrated USB-UART interface
    USB_cable_Jack.jpg
    - Drivers installed (Windows)
    - Firmware upgrade file

    Upgrade Steps:

    ATTENTION!
    Avoid plugging USB cable into headphones nest of AKA Berkut-5 whilst metal detector is switched on. Only "upload mode" in Berkut 5 could be switched on with attached usb cabel!


    1. Download firmware version you want b-5 to be upgraded to.
    2. Make new Folder with name, for instance, Berkut-5 in root folder (E.g.: C:\), unzip downloaded file into this folder
    3. Download drivers (Windows)
    4. Plug AKA usb cabel into computer. Drivers are usually installed automatically once usb cable is plugged into computer. If they were not installed, inzip downloaded drivers and run setup executable file (CDM20830_Setup.exe)
    5. Find number COM-port corresponds with cable plugged into computer. You can find this info in Device manger -> Ports. Referring to below picture the number of COM-port is "29"
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    6. Return to folder "Berkut-5" created in root folder where firmware files were extracted to.
    Select file "upload.bat", click it with right mouse button, select "Change" and open with any text editor (E.g.: text editor integrated into "Far Manager"). Avoid using text editors like Microsoft Word.
    7. Substitute number goes after "upload.bat" with the number of COM-port. In our case number is "29". It should read finally: "prog.bat 29"
    8. Install fresh quality batteries/quality accumulators into AKA Berkut-5
    9. Plug jack end of usb cable into Berkut's 5 headphones nest. If faceplate doesn't have "arrows/headphones" sign this detector is not supposed to be upgraded this way, it could be damaged.
    10. Keep pressing button "Downward Arrow" and switch Berkut on
    11. Detector will be switched on in "upload" mode, there some chaotic information could be displayed on the screen
    12. Run file "upload.bat". The process of upgrade will commence, backlight will be blinking
    13. Once the upload process is complete, metal detector will return to normal mode
    14. Once metal detector AKA Berkut 5 has returned to normal mode (upload process is complete) plug USB cable out from computer first than remove jack end from b-5 control box
    15. It's highly recomended to reset entire detector's memory. Keep pressing 3 buttons simultenuously: button "Menu" + button "Upward Arrow" + button "Ground Balance" and switch metal detector AKA berkut 5 on
    16. Readjust all the coils you have
    7. Keep pressing button "Downward Arrow" and switch Berkut on or just enter "Update mode" in Menu.
    8. Plug jack end of usb cable into Berkut's 5 headphones nest. If faceplate doesn't have "arrows/headphones" sign this detector is not supposed to be upgraded this way, it could be damaged.
    9. Run MD Flasher programm to flash firmware into B-5
    10. Once firwmare is flashed succesfully, Berkut will be started in normal mode.
    11. Right after firmware is flashed and detector is switched on in normal mode disconnect USB cabel from Berkut-5.
    10. It's recommended (in most of the cases it's just optional) to make a complete factory reset. In order to do complete factory reset:
    1. Switch B-5 off
    2. Keep pressing 3 buttons "MENU", "ARROW UP", "GROUND BALANCE" and switch metal detector on at the same time
    11. After complete factory reset all coils should be adjusted from the very begining.

    That's All.

    ATTENTION!
    Do not attach USB cable to headphones jack of switched on Berkut-5 with no update mode activated!

    ***unqte***

    I would advise to use uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with computer whilst upgrading b-5.
     

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    Last edited: Sep 7, 2019
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Question: How does nest for new special usb cable looks like?
    K-52's Answer: Nest is 3,5 mm in diameter, it's a common 3,5 mm audio nest. It could be installed from above if headphones nest is set aside.
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    Program "MD Flasher" that is specially designed to update Berkut-5 and Piligrim-47 firmwares has been added to the first post. Pls recheck first post and find how to update firmware by means of program "MD Flasher".