FRS Forcing update to 3.0?

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I've been using V 2.5.1 for several weeks with my 6700 on SSDR, Maestro and SSDR iOS. This morning I turned on the radio and the Maestro. The Maestro presented a radio selection screen. I selected my radio (the only shown) and the Maestro displayed a Select a Version screen. I selected 2.5.1 which had no icons. 

The Maestro began downloading.  I had to walk away, but when I came back, it looks like the Maestro had downloaded V 3.0.27 and also updated my 6700. Now the screen on the Maestro says BUY. I launched SSDR V 2.5.1 on my PC and it indicated that the radio needed to be upgraded.

Is Flex pulling a Microsoft and forcing upgrades on us? At least Microsoft doesn't force us to buy the upgrades.
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Mark Erbaugh

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Posted 2 months ago

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Michael Walker, Employee

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Official Response

No change.  You get to select the version you want to run.

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Dan Quigley N7HQ, 4O7HQ, Service/Support Manager

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Hello Mark,

Thank you for posting this. 

Flex does not force upgrades for our firmware or software. I think your second post is the more likely cause.  I've learned my fat fingers are sometimes not reliable, especially for routine tasks.  Upgrade and other visual confirmations are good ideas and are on the list of UI enhancements we are considering for a future release.  Full disclosure;  enhancements like this are a usually lower priority relative to features ranked in our last survey, for example. 


Dan, N7HQ