Just when I thought the new Radioddity beta process with the latest round of GD-77 firmware had come to the end, I started to get reports that another update had been sent to Beta testers (version 3.1.2) and had also been published to various facebook groups.
I got hold of a copy of the zip file, and it only contains a firmware update and not not the installer for the CPS.
No one seems to know what the differences are between the last officially released version (3.1.1 – released yesterday) and this new version.
The zip file does not contain my change log or “update diary”.
So if anyone has any information about whats changed in this new version, I think we’d all be keen to know.
IMHO the only reason you’d normally release a fix the very next day, would be to correct a very serious bug, but AFIK no one spotted anything particularly bad in 3.1.1 (apart from the things we already know about, e.g. the defective Factory Reset data)
Update 31st March 2018
It looks like version 3.1.2 has been released to fix the bug in 3.0.6 and 3.1.1 where the Factory Reset parameters were invalid and effectively set the PA power to around 10mW (or possibly less).
Unfortunately, from what I’ve heard this version has an even worse problem with the factory settings, so I would advise anyone not to use it.
Several people have reported that after running version 3.1.2 for a while that the power gets set to a very low value, and the normal work-around of downgrading to firmware 2.6.6 does not fix the problem. Even if a new codeplug is created for version 2.6.6
Its unclear precisely what is happening, and I will be in touch with Wilhelm, who posted about this problem, and he will hopefully be able to send me some data from his GD-77 which I can compare with my GD-77 to determine the cause of the problem.