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Offline SittingBear

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Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« on: July 11, 2014, 12:45:48 AM »
Hello EEVBlog forum community,
I'm hoping to get some advice as not to brick my brand new scope. I've asked the same question, but didn't receive a clear "yes" on the Rigol 'unlock' thread found here: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/sniffing-the-rigol's-internal-i2c-bus/msg472869/#msg472869

I would just want to ensure, preferably from someone that has already done it, the proper steps to take in order not to ruin my scope! On a somewhat related note: I've rooted my android phone before and have been successful in installing multiple ROMs as well. The phone would be cheap to replace if I ever broke it, so I wasn't too worried about it unlike possibly ruining this scope along with voiding the warranty!


The reason I would like to do this lies in the extreme usefulness of the SPI, and I2C decoding and triggering options which already has helped me fix an issue. The scope came with a ~48 hour trial of each option.


Thanks greatly in-advance for any help / reassurance provided!
- Bear
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 10:40:20 AM »
I unlocked mine(bought in April) using this nifty little site: http://rigol.avotronics.co.uk/mirrors/riglol/

Here's what you do:
1. Make sure your scope has the most recent firmware, when last I checked there was no update available, but just make sure that's still the case
2. On your scope, go to Utility -> System -> System Info. The little Pop-Up window tells you your Serial No, which you enter on the Keygen website
3. On the website, enter 'DSER' as your selected options, or pick the combo you fancy from the list below the entry fields(DSER gets you all available ones without the buggy 500uV range)
4. The 'Privatekey'-Field should fill itself, don't touch it
5. Click generate. Now you have a valid key to enter into the scope
6. Do the key-entering according to the normal Rigol User-manual: Utility -> System -> Options -> Setup ...
7. Be happy!  :-DMM

I guess this method has the great advantage of being pretty risk-free: Either the scope's firmware will accept the keys or it won't, I don't think you can brick anything that way.

Regards
Laertes
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 01:00:10 PM by Laertes »
 
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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 11:09:42 AM »
I unlocked mine(bought in April) using this nifty little site: http://rigol.avotronics.co.uk/mirrors/riglol/

Here's what you do:
1. Make sure your scope has the most recent firmware, when last I checked there was no update available, but just make sure that's still the case
2. On your scope, go to Utility -> System -> System Info. The little Pop-Up window tells you your Serial No, which you enter on the Keygen website
3. On the website, enter 'DSFR' as your selected options, or pick the combo you fancy from the list below the entry fields(DSFR gets you all available ones)
4. The 'Privatekey'-Field should fill itself, don't touch it
5. Click generate. Now you have a valid key to enter into the scope
6. Do the key-entering according to the normal Rigol User-manual: Utility -> System -> Options -> Setup ...
7. Be happy!  :-DMM

I guess this method has the great advantage of being pretty risk-free: Either the scope's firmware will accept the keys or it won't, I don't think you can brick anything that way.

Regards
Laertes

Most posts about this go on forever and make it difficult to find any information so thanks for this.
I'm pretty tempted to by a DS1074Z and was wondering how it was done.
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 11:12:14 AM »
I unlocked mine(bought in April) using this nifty little site: http://rigol.avotronics.co.uk/mirrors/riglol/

Here's what you do:
1. Make sure your scope has the most recent firmware, when last I checked there was no update available, but just make sure that's still the case
2. On your scope, go to Utility -> System -> System Info. The little Pop-Up window tells you your Serial No, which you enter on the Keygen website
3. On the website, enter 'DSFR' as your selected options, or pick the combo you fancy from the list below the entry fields(DSFR gets you all available ones)
4. The 'Privatekey'-Field should fill itself, don't touch it
5. Click generate. Now you have a valid key to enter into the scope
6. Do the key-entering according to the normal Rigol User-manual: Utility -> System -> Options -> Setup ...
7. Be happy!  :-DMM

I guess this method has the great advantage of being pretty risk-free: Either the scope's firmware will accept the keys or it won't, I don't think you can brick anything that way.

Regards
Laertes

Thank you so much, it worked! :)

Und nochmal auf Deutsch: vielen herzlichen Dank!
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014, 12:05:50 PM »
DO NOT use DSFR as that includes 500uV vertical which is buggy as hell.
I'm not saying we should kill all stupid people. I'm just saying that we should remove all product safety labels and let natural selection do its work.

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 09:09:32 PM »
DO NOT use DSFR as that includes 500uV vertical which is buggy as hell.

Is "500uV" marked as an option or is it something hidden? I used DSFR, though I haven't had any issues with the scope so far. However, sometimes SPI triggering only decided to trigger when the trigger level is moved up and down for a while. Had to end up using the time-out triggering as opposed to on CS.

Thanks!
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2014, 09:31:33 PM »
DO NOT use DSFR as that includes 500uV vertical which is buggy as hell.

hi echen,we talked to you via mail about this section and I took your advice about upgrading.But then I realized that my oscilloscope came with last firmware and I wanted to try 500uv section.And I clearly say it s not buggy.maybe its for old firmware.
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2014, 01:26:03 AM »
Can't you just ignore the 500uV if it's buggy?
What's the difference whether the option is turned on or not?
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2014, 01:52:52 AM »
You can also install keys using Ultra software and :SYSTem:OPTion:INSTall command. It may say Error, but after a reboot it worked.
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2014, 05:04:23 AM »
What if you only wanted some of those functions (for some reason)?
Would you need to go through that process multiple times?
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2014, 06:38:10 AM »
DO NOT use DSFR as that includes 500uV vertical which is buggy as hell.

hi echen,we talked to you via mail about this section and I took your advice about upgrading.But then I realized that my oscilloscope came with last firmware and I wanted to try 500uv section.And I clearly say it s not buggy.maybe its for old firmware.
The issue is it does not auto cal AFAIK and AC coupling does not work with it.
I'm not saying we should kill all stupid people. I'm just saying that we should remove all product safety labels and let natural selection do its work.

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2014, 08:53:03 AM »
When I disabled 500uV on mine, the scope stopped spontaneously rebooting, and many controls suddenly started working properly.

When the product page for the DS1000Z lists 500uV as a product feature, turning it on might make SOME sense. 

Until then, you don't know what the scope is doing in that setting.  At best it is digitally scaling a 1mV trace 2x vertically, and not being calibrated; at worst, there's debug testing code crap in there.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2014, 08:55:47 AM by Rigby »
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2014, 01:42:59 AM »
can anyone explain how to disable 500uv
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2014, 02:35:23 AM »
can anyone explain how to disable 500uv

According to the "sniffing" thread referenced above DSER is everything but the 500uV (and it works even though it may not be listed on the keygen page).

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2014, 08:41:56 AM »
Can anyone tell me what the latest firmware version is and where I can obtain it?

My DS1074Z-S is running V00.02.00SP1

I'm having occasional spontaneous re-booting problems and hoping later firmware will help.....

Thanks!
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2014, 12:52:30 PM »
Sorry about the DSFR thing, I actually did not know about it. Never got tempted to use the 500uV range until now.

For shits and giggles though, I just did get into it and it behaves hell of weird, so if anyone accidentally used DSFR, make sure you don't use the 500uV(or 5mV for x10 probes). It has a weird DC offset, it displays a noisefloor greater than the screen range(that one really worries me) and it seems to have some weird locking up thingies. I'm too afraid about the scope to test around anymore  :-BROKE

 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2014, 12:59:08 PM »
So how about changing you post to say DSER  instead, that way people that don't read the whole thread don't use DSFR?
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2014, 01:00:50 PM »
Sorry, I didn't think of that.
Done now.
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2014, 09:42:11 PM »
So, just to make sure... DSER would unlock everything BUT the buggy 500uV Vertical option and people are using this code on the DS1074Z successfully?

I really don't care about 500uV anyway. All the other options are more interesting.
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2014, 09:53:03 PM »
So, just to make sure... DSER would unlock everything BUT the buggy 500uV Vertical option and people are using this code on the DS1074Z successfully?

Correct.
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2014, 04:12:23 AM »
Can anyone tell me what the latest firmware version is and where I can obtain it?

My DS1074Z-S is running V00.02.00SP1

I'm having occasional spontaneous re-booting problems and hoping later firmware will help.....

Thanks!

Can anyone help?
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2014, 04:25:52 AM »
Latest is 00.04.00 and that firmware is here:
http://gotroot.ca/rigol/DS1000Z-04_00_00_00.7z



« Last Edit: July 15, 2014, 04:27:37 AM by Rigby »
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2014, 06:06:21 AM »
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2014, 01:01:52 AM »
Hi Guys,

Can I update my DS1074 firmware after I unlock it? What is the new features in last firmware?
 

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Re: Upgrading Rigol DS1074Z (1000Z series) to unlock options
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2014, 09:38:56 AM »
Yes.  Don't know about new features.  Release notes aren't Rigol's strong suit.
 


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