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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1775 on: December 20, 2015, 04:30:06 am »
Thanks Hammy/Straycat for all your help (and helping everyone on the forum), for some reason Rigol sent me 04.02.00. I could easily see the version text strings in each firmware. not sure why he did that but I emailed him again. 

Could one of you please send me the original 00.04.02.01 FW as well (without the hack)?

I just wanted the Rigol original FW in case i had warranty issues, and had to send it back.   


 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1776 on: December 20, 2015, 06:08:32 am »
Thanks to Straycat/Hammy.. I got both the 50mhz and 100mhz firmware.. and confirmed them both with checksums.. thank you!
 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1777 on: December 20, 2015, 09:28:22 pm »
Your very welcome Medtech1. Great to see people helping each other out. And also a huge thank you to all when it comes to firmware issues or any other ds1000 problems,great to see peps getting involved. :-+
 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1778 on: December 21, 2015, 05:34:36 am »
My Personal Experiences:

As a new DS1052E owner, these are my experiences for others who have never seen this forum before, and want do try the same 50Mhz to 100Mhz conversion:
(I just recently purchased a new DS1052E in mid December from an authorized Canadian Dealer.)

I had so many questions, and was apprehensive to upgrade the FW unless I felt confident it would work (again, thanks to Straycat and Hammy).

Upgrading FW on $50K to $100K hardware is a normal part of my job at work, and I am always cautiously nervous each time (even though the hardware at my work is under support) because upgrading FW is usually the point when things go wrong, it will brick the equipment.  (note, I doubt you'd get warranty repair if you upgrade your DS1052E and it bricks it, so do at your own risk and make sure you're comfortable with doing it).

For those with the same extended system info as mine (to start) should gain some confidence that the hack does work.

My scope system info was:



You have to get into an "extended system info menu to see this information by selecting the "Utility Button", scroll down to "system info", select CH1 twice, CH2 twice, and MATH once.

The 00.04.02.01.00 100Mhz firmware available here by Hammy/Straycat with the following MD5 hash worked seamlessly:

   100mhz=5DD088F282E3D9653392E9CCBDEA6601.

(I also wanted a copy of the original 50Mhz FW to compare to).

I formatted the USB drive to FAT32, and copied the DS1000EUpdate.RGL FW file to it, and then I checked the hash (I can't stress how important this is) AFTER it was on the USB flash drive to be double sure it was non-corrupted.

Once I inserted the USB drive, the DS1052E recognized it right away and asked me if I wanted to upgrade (even though it was the same version - but was the hacked one), and I selected yes and after it was done restarted the scope.

After the reboot of the scope, you can tell if the hack was successful by going to the horizontal scale potentiometer, and turn it all clockwise all the way and it should stop at 2.000 ns (the 50Mhz scopes stop at 5.000ns).

Also note, this FW hack does not affect the serial number, nor the DS1052E model, which all remain the same. This is most likely good, as should you have warranty issues, and have to send it in, perhaps they may not notice (however the SN/model change, they definitely would notice)?

You can view the change in the FW with a hex editor at Address:  00019690


E5 01 00 A8 61 08 08 05 10 09 60 89 E6 7D 00 50

and replace with (underlined only to point out the column)

E5 01 00 A8 61 08 08 05 10 01 60 89 E6 7D 00 50

Just make sure if you view in a hex editor you don't accidently change any value without knowing, and double check the md5 checksum after to be sure.


Anyways I wanted to review this, since this thread is so long, and there is actually very valuable information thanks to a few very nice people, and it can be a bit tough to find (although working through the thread helps understand how things started and ended up with this FW hack method).

« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 06:47:17 am by Medtech1 »
 
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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1779 on: December 22, 2015, 03:18:59 pm »
I don't know where to start, 100 or more pages...

I have a very original one of these when thread was started, was about to do the hack, then lots of stuff about trigger delay problems or the like.

Can I upgrade my older 'scope without triggering problems?

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1780 on: January 10, 2016, 02:08:04 am »
Hi jh15. I cant see why not to upgrade. What is your firmware at the mo?. Rigol dont recommend using the latest firmware on any scope under 00.03.00. But i have done some in the past without any problems. So its down to you to take the chance. hope this helps. :-+
 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1781 on: January 15, 2016, 02:09:03 pm »
Hello,

I wouldn't use the latest, but I have way in the beginning of thread downloaded firmware to use.

I am intrigued by increasing my bandwidth, but not at expense of triggering problems.
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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1782 on: January 18, 2016, 04:25:58 am »
I guess I left it too long to upgrade my scope, but I wanted it out of warranty :-\.  None of the files I need seem to be readily available.  I have 0.2.5.2.0 at the moment. I can see some instructions from A Hellene, but I couldn't find the 2.02.02.00.rom to base them on!

Can anyone help? (and sorry if I missed a working link in all those posts, or if those instructions are now superseded for my scope).

Thanks,
Biff.

EDIT:  I figured it out.  I'd made a mistake with the header I'd created, so the checksums didn't match (x\ instead of \x ooops).  I'm including the script I used, in case it's useful for anyone else in the same boat.

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#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys, hashlib

before = file("DS1000EUpdate.RGL","rb").read()

before_dig = hashlib.md5(before).hexdigest()
print "Before:", before_dig
if before_dig.lower() != "272086b2037231c62446617436544a77":
  raise ValueError("Wrong source file, find another source firmware for 02.02 sp2")
# From the post about 00.02.05.02.00
hdr = "\x44\x53\x31\x30\x30\x30\x45\x20\x20\x20\x82\x85\x82\x84\xC3\x7B\xFF\x34\x48\xE4\x7E"
after = hdr + before[len(hdr):]
after_dig = hashlib.md5(after).hexdigest()
print "After:", after_dig
if after_dig.upper() != "F7C861576FE9EFEAF08C3E449F3527F0":
  raise ValueError("Wrong patched file, according to A Hellene")

outfile = "out.bin"
print "Written", outfile
file(outfile,"wb").write(after)

« Last Edit: January 18, 2016, 11:29:30 am by bifferos »
 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1783 on: January 28, 2016, 03:47:41 am »
I have reported two bugs to Rigol.

They are somewhat related: Long memory needs to be on
- REF will collapse if you zoom out on the waveform.
- When capturing a waveform w single shot mode trigger, and zoom out, some parts of waveform change.

Rigol Support was very helpfull, made two support tickets for me. We will see how it goes.
Just to let you know.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2016, 05:39:48 am by vasonline »
 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1784 on: February 05, 2016, 07:21:34 pm »
Some time is gone since the last firmware 04.02.01.00 came out.
What are the experiences? Did you find any problems in daily work?
BTW, I'm still on 02.06.00.01.
Thank you, Mike
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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1785 on: February 07, 2016, 06:55:18 am »
I was successful in hacking my 00.02.05 SP1 50MHz to a 00.04.02 SP1 100MHz using the methods discussed on the last 2 pages of this thread.

Thanks to all the good people who developed these methods and helped the community to succeed. 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1786 on: February 10, 2016, 06:59:27 am »
due to some visa driver issue on fw 00.02.02, so i searched for the latest fw with hope the issue will be fixed. after googling, it just direct me right back to here, i didnt notice there are so much progress during the years.. having learnt that fw upgrade is not to be taken lightly, i read almost half the thread back to the Gizmo's FW... so i byte the bullet and make the upgrade. i'm glad that i successfully upgraded my hacked 1052E (to 1102E) FW 00.02.02 to FW 00.04.01... thinking that this maybe a one way ticket, before that i upgrade again to 1152E hacked. now my scope is DS1152E on 00.04.01 FW... the attach pic are my upgrade progress...

1) original state = 1102E, FW 00.02.02 SP2
2) upgrade to 1152E using my rigupgr.exe (ver2)
3) download and flash the FW 00.04.01 from Gizmo's post

i want to go further upgrading to 4.2.1 but i think i want to play around for a moment with this FW 4.1.0 visa32.dll communication since i noticed this is another variant of visa protocol, hybrid between the original FW 0.2.2 sp2 and my newer ds1054z, incompatible between the 2. i need to study this protocol first. fwiw, my rigupgr ver2 also let the 150MHz hack on FW 00.02.02 SP2 (automatic serial editing. gosh i've forgotten how to upgrade its been many years, luckily i still have this little tool do this automatically for me). i also still keep FW 00.02.02 SP2 if anyone still interested but i kinda lose track, i have several version here including Drieg's mod that help resurect my scope, thanks again to him i always remember. thanks all for contributing...

i notice Drieg's made a post long time ago concerning trigger delay problem or somesort. so i check my delay on smallest timescale (4th pic below), around less than 1ns, so its not serious considering its in the limit of its sampling rate capability... fwiw

btw: i'm really surprised that Rigol did continue upgrading their FW until recently, thumbs up to them i hope it will be the same with my newer, buggy but bang per buck DS1054Z.

1 day update: since FW 4.1.0 is just as buggy as previous 0.2.2, then its time to get recent. i've upgraded the FW all the way up to FW 4.2 SP1. the scope seems fine after calibration... so just to let you know. 4.2 SP1 is workable on old FW 2.2 DS1052E. but i take no responsibility of the claim, its just maybe it only work with my scope... this latest FW is still buggy on long memory download to pc, but at least this unit is upgraded to the latest before i pass this down to my brother for good... fwiw..
« Last Edit: February 10, 2016, 10:52:33 pm by Mechatrommer »
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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1787 on: February 19, 2016, 06:11:46 pm »
Looking for some assistance in upgrading my older Rigol. With the older firmware should I follow Mechaatrommr's progress or is there a upgrade that I can use without  bricking it.

***UPDATE** Well, decided to just go ahead and upgrade following Mechaatrommr's above post. All went fine and looks like I have a 100Mhz scope.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2016, 08:13:25 pm by Bryan »
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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1788 on: February 22, 2016, 10:35:12 am »
>>> Does this work with 00.03.01?  This thread seems to cover multiple methods...

>>> More specifically... can I go direct from 00.03.01 to 04.02.01 using DS1000EUpdate.00.04.02.01.00.zip or do I need to downgrade, rigupr.exe business?

Indeed it does.  Horizontal timebase now goes down to 2nS/div. Splendid.
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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1789 on: March 09, 2016, 06:43:40 pm »
Hello. Attached referense hacked version Bulbul (DSP) Update_00.04.02.01.00 100MHz DS1052E (D)

MD5 original 1000E
e92489296c98852d3ac49ae3e0102303
 
MD5 original 1000D
f40fa46f2a3cd0c0401a3f4081decb5e
 
MD5 hack 1000E
5dd088f282e3d9653392e9ccbdea6601
 
MD5 hack 1000D
df924e83b3574768e0e4178c56c6346e

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« Reply #1790 on: March 23, 2016, 11:33:01 am »
OK folks, I'm new here and thought I'd post a summary of my update process for those of you who find this thread a bit overwhelming, I know I did! Below I have cut and pasted the processes I used to update to the latest firmware, which enables 100MHz capability. The model number and your serial number will stay the same. If I'm not mistaken, we have straycat to thank for this firmware! Bravo!

My scope was firmware version 00.04.00.00.01, hardware version 58.

First you should take a look at what version firmware and hardware you have on your scope:
- Go to the extended system info menu to see this information by selecting the "Utility Button", scroll down to "System info", select "CH1" twice, "CH2" twice, and "MATH" once.
- If you have an old firmware version or a hardware version other than 58, I'd do a bit more reading before proceeding on this forum before proceeding.
- Download the latest version of the hacked firmware here: http://www.linhadafrente.net/Luis/04.02.01.00.zip
- Format your USB drive to FAT32. I had some problems getting the DS1052e to recognize my USB stick. I kept getting the error: "multiple partition". I tried another USB stick, to no avail. Finally I erased and reformatted and made sure there was only one partition and it worked. Now that you know your USB stick works with the Rigol, proceed to the next step.
- Copy the DS1000EUpdate.RGL file to the USB stick. Then check the hash (I can't stress how important this is). Go the this web site: http://onlinemd5.com/ and open the firmware file, DS1000EUpdate.RGL from the utility on the website. The checksum should be 5DD088F282E3D9653392E9CCBDEA6601. If it's not, there is a problem, DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER. Only if you see the correct checksum should you proceed to the next step.
- There is no guarantee this will not brick your scope from what I've read. I only know that it worked perfectly for me.
- Power up your scope and let it boot. Insert the USB stick with the hacked firmware. It should automatically recognize the firmware on the stick and ask if you want to update. Select "OK."

That's it. It took about 2 minutes for the firmware to install. I powered down and removed the USB stick and then powered it back up. I now have a 100MHz DS1052e, sweet!
Thanks to all who made this possible and good luck to those of you who are courageous enough to give it a go.
Cheers.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2016, 11:38:50 am by massiveradiation »
 
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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1791 on: March 31, 2016, 12:55:20 am »
Can someone please upload or send me the original, unmodified 1052E firmware v04.02.01.00? Thanks in advance  :)
 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1792 on: April 04, 2016, 07:10:30 pm »
int.rigol.com -> Support -> Firmware
 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1793 on: April 18, 2016, 05:45:30 am »
I just took my old stock Rigol DS1052E scope and upgraded it to the 100MHz bandwidth firmware by Gizmo.

Before:
  - firmware 00.02.05.02.00 with minimum 5nsec time base

After:
  - firmware 00.04.01.00.02 with minimum 2nsec time base.

Worked like a charm !!!
 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1794 on: July 04, 2016, 07:39:37 pm »
please i need help on this. I want to downgrade my RIGOL DS1052E, 00.02.04.00.01, HardVersion=58 to 00.02.02 SP2. My screen goes blank on its own and can't read Positive wave signals correctly (it goes negative).
I have followed this guide, my challenge now is the system is not detecting the firmware on the flash drive. I have formatted the flash drive and being able to save file from the RIGOL DS1052E to it and open on my laptop. when i insert the flash drive the system to display install success but can't detect the firmware.
Please I need help. Thank you.
 

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1795 on: July 08, 2016, 04:33:57 pm »
@Gwin,

I had the same issue as yours, my update file was not getting detected when on the USB that i used to upgrade to the official firmware.

So I tried the other file, the one that massiveradiation has irradiated us with:

OK folks, I'm new here and thought I'd post a summary of my update process for those of you who find this thread a bit overwhelming, I know I did! Below I have cut and pasted the processes I used to update to the latest firmware, which enables 100MHz capability. The model number and your serial number will stay the same. If I'm not mistaken, we have straycat to thank for this firmware! Bravo!

My scope was firmware version 00.04.00.00.01, hardware version 58.

First you should take a look at what version firmware and hardware you have on your scope:
- Go to the extended system info menu to see this information by selecting the "Utility Button", scroll down to "System info", select "CH1" twice, "CH2" twice, and "MATH" once.
- If you have an old firmware version or a hardware version other than 58, I'd do a bit more reading before proceeding on this forum before proceeding.
- Download the latest version of the hacked firmware here: http://www.linhadafrente.net/Luis/04.02.01.00.zip
- Format your USB drive to FAT32. I had some problems getting the DS1052e to recognize my USB stick. I kept getting the error: "multiple partition". I tried another USB stick, to no avail. Finally I erased and reformatted and made sure there was only one partition and it worked. Now that you know your USB stick works with the Rigol, proceed to the next step.
- Copy the DS1000EUpdate.RGL file to the USB stick. Then check the hash (I can't stress how important this is). Go the this web site: http://onlinemd5.com/ and open the firmware file, DS1000EUpdate.RGL from the utility on the website. The checksum should be 5DD088F282E3D9653392E9CCBDEA6601. If it's not, there is a problem, DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER. Only if you see the correct checksum should you proceed to the next step.
- There is no guarantee this will not brick your scope from what I've read. I only know that it worked perfectly for me.
- Power up your scope and let it boot. Insert the USB stick with the hacked firmware. It should automatically recognize the firmware on the stick and ask if you want to update. Select "OK."

That's it. It took about 2 minutes for the firmware to install. I powered down and removed the USB stick and then powered it back up. I now have a 100MHz DS1052e, sweet!
Thanks to all who made this possible and good luck to those of you who are courageous enough to give it a go.
Cheers.

--Also, did you try re-calibrating the scope to fix the problems you are having?

--If you have warranty remaining, get the scope replaced before you try this.

--Your scope is not performing optimally, i would really ask you to reconsider this, and let it be the absolute LAST resort to fix your problems.

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1796 on: August 21, 2016, 03:05:25 pm »
Hi,

Thanks everybody for all this information, but do you know if I can upgrade an old DS1052E (HardVersion 03), that has already been hacked to 100 Mhz in the past, to the latest hacked firmware ?

My DS1052E current version is :

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Model : DS1102E

Software revision : 00.02.04.00.03
                    DSP : 02.20
                    FPGA: 02.00
                    HardVersion : 03

Installed modules : FFT, USB, P/F, RS232

Regards
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Re: DS1052e 100MHz USB stick firmware update
« Reply #1797 on: December 29, 2016, 06:44:10 am »
OK folks, I'm new here and thought I'd post a summary of my update process for those of you who find this thread a bit overwhelming, I know I did! Below I have cut and pasted the processes I used to update to the latest firmware, which enables 100MHz capability. The model number and your serial number will stay the same. If I'm not mistaken, we have straycat to thank for this firmware! Bravo!

My scope was firmware version 00.04.00.00.01, hardware version 58.

First you should take a look at what version firmware and hardware you have on your scope:
- Go to the extended system info menu to see this information by selecting the "Utility Button", scroll down to "System info", select "CH1" twice, "CH2" twice, and "MATH" once.
- If you have an old firmware version or a hardware version other than 58, I'd do a bit more reading before proceeding on this forum before proceeding.
- Download the latest version of the hacked firmware here: http://www.linhadafrente.net/Luis/04.02.01.00.zip
- Format your USB drive to FAT32. I had some problems getting the DS1052e to recognize my USB stick. I kept getting the error: "multiple partition". I tried another USB stick, to no avail. Finally I erased and reformatted and made sure there was only one partition and it worked. Now that you know your USB stick works with the Rigol, proceed to the next step.
- Copy the DS1000EUpdate.RGL file to the USB stick. Then check the hash (I can't stress how important this is). Go the this web site: http://onlinemd5.com/ and open the firmware file, DS1000EUpdate.RGL from the utility on the website. The checksum should be 5DD088F282E3D9653392E9CCBDEA6601. If it's not, there is a problem, DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER. Only if you see the correct checksum should you proceed to the next step.
- There is no guarantee this will not brick your scope from what I've read. I only know that it worked perfectly for me.
- Power up your scope and let it boot. Insert the USB stick with the hacked firmware. It should automatically recognize the firmware on the stick and ask if you want to update. Select "OK."

That's it. It took about 2 minutes for the firmware to install. I powered down and removed the USB stick and then powered it back up. I now have a 100MHz DS1052e, sweet!
Thanks to all who made this possible and good luck to those of you who are courageous enough to give it a go.
Cheers.
This worked perfectly for me today
My scope was firmware version 00.04.02.00.01, hardware version 58. bought a few days ago from Batronix in Germany.....
Thanks a lot! :-+
 

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Re: DS1052e 100MHz USB stick firmware update
« Reply #1798 on: January 01, 2017, 06:12:56 pm »
Hi All
Thanks massiveradiation and others for the USB upgrade notes.
I just upgraded my DS1052E (bought in late 2014) from 50Mhz Firmware 00.04.01.00.02 (DSP: 00.01, FPGA:03.07, HardVersion:58) to 100Mhz Modified Firmware 00.04.02.01.00 (DSP:00.00, FOGA:03.07, HardVersion:58).
I did everything as per the steps described, then had a small heart attack when I pressed OK for the upgrade and the screen went into a weird pattern instantly.  I waited 30 minutes, swore a lot, then powered down, removed the USB and powered back up.  Phew, the DS1052E wasn't bricked, but no upgrade.  Feeling I'd cheated death I tried again.  Same.  Then I thought, it is an old USB stick and whilst it might have passed the MD5 checksum perhaps it's not happy chatting to the Rigol.  I used a newer memory stick and it worked fine.  I now have a 100Mhz DS1052E.
FYI Ultrascope V1.07 still seems to work OK and will set timebase down to 2ns.
Thanks again to all have contributed to this topic.
Hopefully the slight nuance regarding my issue when using an older USB abd getting a potential screen of death will help others.

OK folks, I'm new here and thought I'd post a summary of my update process for those of you who find this thread a bit overwhelming, I know I did! Below I have cut and pasted the processes I used to update to the latest firmware, which enables 100MHz capability. The model number and your serial number will stay the same. If I'm not mistaken, we have straycat to thank for this firmware! Bravo!

My scope was firmware version 00.04.00.00.01, hardware version 58.

First you should take a look at what version firmware and hardware you have on your scope:
- Go to the extended system info menu to see this information by selecting the "Utility Button", scroll down to "System info", select "CH1" twice, "CH2" twice, and "MATH" once.
- If you have an old firmware version or a hardware version other than 58, I'd do a bit more reading before proceeding on this forum before proceeding.
- Download the latest version of the hacked firmware here: http://www.linhadafrente.net/Luis/04.02.01.00.zip
- Format your USB drive to FAT32. I had some problems getting the DS1052e to recognize my USB stick. I kept getting the error: "multiple partition". I tried another USB stick, to no avail. Finally I erased and reformatted and made sure there was only one partition and it worked. Now that you know your USB stick works with the Rigol, proceed to the next step.
- Copy the DS1000EUpdate.RGL file to the USB stick. Then check the hash (I can't stress how important this is). Go the this web site: http://onlinemd5.com/ and open the firmware file, DS1000EUpdate.RGL from the utility on the website. The checksum should be 5DD088F282E3D9653392E9CCBDEA6601. If it's not, there is a problem, DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER. Only if you see the correct checksum should you proceed to the next step.
- There is no guarantee this will not brick your scope from what I've read. I only know that it worked perfectly for me.
- Power up your scope and let it boot. Insert the USB stick with the hacked firmware. It should automatically recognize the firmware on the stick and ask if you want to update. Select "OK."

That's it. It took about 2 minutes for the firmware to install. I powered down and removed the USB stick and then powered it back up. I now have a 100MHz DS1052e, sweet!
Thanks to all who made this possible and good luck to those of you who are courageous enough to give it a go.
Cheers.

Cheers
Mulch
 

Offline pomonabill221

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Re: changing the rigol DS1052E to DS1102E using USB , the dummy guide
« Reply #1799 on: January 11, 2017, 09:09:30 am »
I bought a 1052E several years ago and performed the hack (the early hack... change the serial number), and it worked great.
The ONLY problem I had is in the extended screen, the hardversion is garbage... no number or characters at all!
The firmware version now is: 00.02.04.00.03
DSP 02.20
FPGA 02.20
hardversion (looks like $$$$$, but isn't anything readable)

Is there any way to find the hard version or correct it in firmware?
I don't want to try and do any more FW upgrades if the upgrade isn't compatible with my hardware, or even IF I need to.
 


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