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Offline ve2mrx

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1800 on: June 03, 2020, 05:46:55 pm »
Hi AlexS,

Go read https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hacking-the-rigol-mso5000-series-oscilloscopes/msg3076547/#msg3076547. I was on the previous page, please read a little bit more next time?

Have fun!
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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1801 on: June 04, 2020, 08:02:15 am »
Thanks to all for help!
I did do that. I was right everywhere and it was just a problem with USB Stick. I've purchased a new one 4GB and everything done with first try.
You are awesome guys. Good luck to all, colleagues! :-+
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1802 on: June 05, 2020, 11:16:08 am »
Hi, friends!

I'm create new topic with EasyEDA project low cost logic analyzer probe for Rigol MSO5000 here:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/low-cost-logic-analyzer-probe-for-rigol-mso5000-easyeda-project/
And sorry for my English.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1803 on: June 10, 2020, 02:11:55 pm »
thanks.
All Options is enable now!

tips:
upgrade method is normal Local upgrade(NOT boot&push SINGLE button method),DO help->Local upgrade
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1804 on: June 10, 2020, 09:55:30 pm »
ALL YOUR OPTIONS ARE BELONG TO US!
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer
 
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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1805 on: June 11, 2020, 05:57:53 am »
I'd still prefer a keygen ;-)
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1806 on: June 16, 2020, 03:47:08 pm »
Hi, I've bought a new 5074 and now I'm thinking about enabling all options using your firmware. The only thing is on the top of the scope is a label, which shows the original scale. ^^ Has someone replaced it by a 350MHz label? Do you know, where I can buy such labels? ^^
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1807 on: June 16, 2020, 08:44:20 pm »
I found it enough to just enable the options, not needing confirmation by some label.
If you can't do without the aesthetics, you could always print a label yourself.
I have no idea what an original label on the black market would do. It would probably set you back the amount you'd have to pay for all the upgrades.  8)
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1808 on: June 16, 2020, 08:54:37 pm »
True, but also I can understand him.
Having the 350Mhz and only 5074 on the front.....As I owned this one, it annoys a little bit.
Bust just only a little bit.. ;)

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1809 on: June 17, 2020, 03:15:20 am »
I successfully unlocked all the features on my new MSO5074 today. Thanks for the help :)

One question: if Rigol releases a new firmware and I update with it, will I lose all the unlocked features?
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1810 on: June 17, 2020, 04:47:21 am »
I successfully unlocked all the features on my new MSO5074 today. Thanks for the help :)

One question: if Rigol releases a new firmware and I update with it, will I lose all the unlocked features?

Congrats on your 'new baby' (MSO5074) - hope it grows-up and behaves :P

I highly recommend that you read through the entire forum thread - not only will you learn the whole theory about the Rigol 5000 series licensing and 'hack' but also the numerous 'titbits' of priceless knowledge - well documented - on the 'patch' evolution and how to protect the 'enhancements' when there is a new FW release and you decide to upload to the 5074.

To directly answer your question - YES if you 'update' with it ...
« Last Edit: June 17, 2020, 04:51:07 am by noreply »
 
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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1811 on: June 25, 2020, 08:43:30 pm »
JUST ran the hack STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS.  It was simple and successful. 

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK MAKING THIS AVAILABLE.  Not your day jobs, but GREATLY appreciated!  :-+

Folowing was copied from another post.  I added the numbers to the steps since being in my 70's I'm easily confused.  Yes folks, I worked for Tektronix when the 465 475 were introduced...

Begin Copied Material:

Roughly this is what worked for me,
Get a new, brand name usb stick.

1)  Go to the Rigol site and download the latest firmware. version: 01.03.00.01
Download the .GEL flie from the zip file to your usb stick, then do a local upgrade.
once complete, clear the data off the usb stick

2)  Go here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hacking-the-rigol-mso5000-series-oscilloscopes/msg3024342/#msg3024342

download the zip file in that post. unzip the contents, (2 files) to your USB stick

3)  Go here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hacking-the-rigol-mso5000-series-oscilloscopes/msg3025330/#msg3025330

download the file. rename it, removing the .DOC, copy that to your usb stick.

4)  Your usb stick's contents should look like the file listing here, https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hacking-the-rigol-mso5000-series-oscilloscopes/msg3077233/#msg3077233

5)  So, now you have a freshly upgraded scope that has been rebooted.
Insert your usb stick.
6)  Select local upgrade.
. The screen should turn white with black text. It should ask you to press a button on the scope to upgrade.
After this completes, i think you have to press any button twice.

End Copied material

May you all remain well during the trying times we're experiencing!



« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 12:26:23 am by srjaynes49 »
Nothing clever to read here...
 
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Offline srjaynes49

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1812 on: June 25, 2020, 08:57:52 pm »
Hey, is like a 1969 Chevy Nova "sleeper with the high HP options.  Looks like mom's car, runs like it belonged to a retired Nascar driver...  Fun when the other folks just don't know...  :-DD
« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 12:22:50 am by srjaynes49 »
Nothing clever to read here...
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1813 on: June 26, 2020, 02:15:16 am »
I've tried to follow the last steps to upgrade my scope and i think that i've bricked because it do not advance since it finish the loading message of rigol.
How can i do to restore it?
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1814 on: June 26, 2020, 02:37:17 am »
Un-bricking is not my expertise. 

However, did you do a fresh format on your USB drive before you copied the installation files to it?  If not, and your scope will re-boot, I'd follow the instructions carefully, reformatting the USB drive FAT32 before you copy any files to it.  IF that doesn't help, as many others have reported in the threads, try a different USB drive.  I had the good fortune to have a USB drive that I had used successfully to install the latest firmware so I knew it worked correctly. 

Best of luck!  Hope it's not truly bricked.   :(
Nothing clever to read here...
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1815 on: June 26, 2020, 02:49:57 am »
Thanks for your response but when i restart my oscilloscope it stays stucked in the message of rigol, i've nand backup, memdump and other files that i saved with scripts of this thread but i dont know how can i use it.
 

Offline ve2mrx

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1816 on: June 26, 2020, 03:06:36 am »
Hi t4rmo,

Search this thread for the "single" key press on startup. There is a secret boot menu that could get you out of trouble ;-)

Martin
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1817 on: June 26, 2020, 04:20:25 am »
Copy the official firmware to a usb key. Stick it in the scope.
While powering on the scope, keep pressing the single button.
You'll see two options show up and you should be able to flash back to the official firmware.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1818 on: June 26, 2020, 08:39:49 am »
I' have accesed to the "secret menu" at startup but i can't install the official firmware it appears a meesage saying "Upgrading failed,please check the package."
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1819 on: June 26, 2020, 10:05:53 am »
Update: I've changed of memory usb and i've achieved install the last version. Thanks for all, now i'm going to install the patched version.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1820 on: June 26, 2020, 10:33:19 am »
Update: I've changed of memory usb and i've achieved install the last version. Thanks for all, now i'm going to install the patched version.
I'm glad you sorted it out. 99% of the time, situations like yours are fixed by using a different USB drive.  I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago.
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1821 on: June 27, 2020, 08:28:55 pm »
I wonder: what is the size of the built in storage C: ?
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #1822 on: June 29, 2020, 03:24:26 pm »
Thank you all for the great work !   :-+ :-+

Small contribution from my side:
Using this method to prepare my USB stick, I did not have problems, or maybe I was just lucky:
(Assuming you have access to a Linux environment)


1: Use fdisk to check/correct the partition
    I used FAT32 LBA as the primary partition.

You might see something like:

Code: [Select]
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sdb: 7.2 GiB, 7756087296 bytes, 15148608 sectors
Disk model: DataTraveler 2.0
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1        2048 15148607 15146560  7.2G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)


2: Format as FAT32 using:

Code: [Select]
mkfs.fat -F 32 -I /dev/sdb1
 


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