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Offline normi

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2225 on: March 02, 2022, 01:14:23 pm »
Managed to get things working.

Get the Firmware
Download FW 00.01.03.00.01 from message 1810
Put DS5000Update.GEL on a USB stick.
Make sure it is the only file.

Load the Firmware
 Upgrade via "Secret Menu"
(Other options failed)

Power On
Wait for lights out (Before “Rigol” and progress bar)
Press [Single]

Two options are displayed
Upgrade or Restore

Select Upgrade.

Scope should now show FW 00.01.03.00.01

Get the Patch
Download zip file from message 1665
put 01_03_00_01.bspatch
and patch.txt  on a usb stick

Get DS5000Update.GEL from message 1669
Put this with the two other files

Only 3 files should be on the USB stick.

Load the Patch
Select:
Utility>System>Help>Local Upgrade>Ok

Scope should show all options:
Utility>System>Help>Option list

Self Calibration
Utility>System>Self Cal>Start

If you are checking calibration
Make sure probes are decent and are set to x1

I thought you were using the new firmware FW:01_03_00_03
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2226 on: March 04, 2022, 06:21:47 am »
No, scope originally came with FW 0A.01.03.00.01.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2227 on: March 09, 2022, 03:08:33 am »
I just put 00.01.03.00.03 on my 5074, because I couldn't find the 1.03.00.01 version.  Will the patch still work?  Or do I have to get the 01 version first?
 :-//
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2228 on: March 09, 2022, 11:06:40 am »
I just put 00.01.03.00.03 on my 5074, because I couldn't find the 1.03.00.01 version.  Will the patch still work?  Or do I have to get the 01 version first?
 :-//

The patch is individual for each version. You need to select the correct patch for the firmware version you have installed.
Firmware update resets all changes and the patch will need to be installed again.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2022, 11:20:28 am by Sergey Astakhov »
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2229 on: March 09, 2022, 11:33:12 am »
I just put 00.01.03.00.03 on my 5074, because I couldn't find the 1.03.00.01 version.  Will the patch still work?  Or do I have to get the 01 version first?
 :-//

Instructions here::
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hacking-the-rigol-mso5000-series-oscilloscopes/msg3943042/#msg3943042

Skip step 2 in your case.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2230 on: March 09, 2022, 05:26:12 pm »
Got it all working.   used the right patch everything is happy.
It's sitting running the self Cal right now.

Thanks!
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2231 on: April 03, 2022, 02:48:13 pm »
Hello

I'm wondering how to rollback the original configuration from backup I have just made using your scripts. Just in case. Is there some kind of procedure (cli commands) or script doing it automaticly ? Did someone do it before and in the worse scenario is there a chance that Rigol service will notice the scope was patched / modified.

Thanks.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2232 on: April 03, 2022, 03:12:51 pm »
Hello

I'm wondering how to rollback the original configuration from backup I have just made using your scripts. Just in case. Is there some kind of procedure (cli commands) or script doing it automaticly ? Did someone do it before and in the worse scenario is there a chance that Rigol service will notice the scope was patched / modified.

Just install the latest firmware and all changes will be reverted.
 
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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2233 on: April 20, 2022, 06:40:54 pm »
hello, has anyone tried to use this hacker this on MSO5152-e?
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2234 on: April 22, 2022, 02:58:41 am »
This could be a stupid question, given the name of the thread, but does this work for the MSO8000 series as well ? Or is there any way of making that work ?
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2235 on: May 27, 2022, 07:24:42 pm »
Hello,

I'm currently thinking of buying a oscilloscope for myself and got quite interested in the MSO5000 series. I wanted to ask a few questions regarding and hope you could help :).

Did I understood correctly that the patch can unlock every feature and can "create" a MSO5354 out of an MSO5074?

Is internet access still possible after the patch or do I need to watch out because of some communication between the oscilloscope and the Rigol server?

Can you undo the patch with the factory reset in case something happened and it needs to be send back to Rigol?

Many thanks!
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2236 on: May 27, 2022, 07:45:27 pm »
Did I understood correctly that the patch can unlock every feature and can "create" a MSO5354 out of an MSO5074?

Yes.

Can you undo the patch with the factory reset in case something happened and it needs to be send back to Rigol?

Yes.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2237 on: May 27, 2022, 09:58:01 pm »
I just put 00.01.03.00.03 on my 5074, because I couldn't find the 1.03.00.01 version.  Will the patch still work?  Or do I have to get the 01 version first?
 :-//

Instructions here::
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hacking-the-rigol-mso5000-series-oscilloscopes/msg3943042/#msg3943042

Skip step 2 in your case.
Hi
I tried this method and it is failed. In this zip we have DS5000Update.GEL file only 130 kb is it normal? I tried to copy another one 60mb from github - it is upgrading but not patching. What am i doing wrong
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2238 on: May 27, 2022, 10:40:51 pm »
Hi
I tried this method and it is failed. In this zip we have DS5000Update.GEL file only 130 kb is it normal? I tried to copy another one 60mb from github - it is upgrading but not patching. What am i doing wrong

Read the instructions again, follow them line by line, one at a time.
Post here again if you are not sure what it is telling you to do.

After step 2, go to your info page and it should say "firmware version v00.01.03.00.03"
Patch is 130kB yes.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2239 on: May 28, 2022, 05:36:50 pm »
i ordered oscil with latest FW and skipped 2 steps. downloaded patch within 3 files inside. extracted them and puted into usb. it show error no usb mounted (attaching photo). but when i changed DS5000Update file to other with 60 mb it is updating without patching. And also whrn you reject usb from oscil to PC it show that usb has errors)need to correct them no matter tried different usb flashes.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2240 on: May 29, 2022, 03:00:51 pm »
solved th problem. The problem was that when i unziped  this files 01_03_00_03.bspatch file unziped uncorrectly. do not why. when it is correct it shows like txt file when not - like file.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2241 on: May 30, 2022, 04:11:24 pm »
Worked perfectly. Note both the FW version and the date must match:

Quote
FW:01_03_00_03
Build: 2021-10-18

For some reason I had a MSO5074 with the same FW but a slightly older date. The patch failed on the checksum match and I had to "update" to the official FW. I downloaded that from https://gitlab.com/riglol/rigolee/firmware/-/tree/MSO5000/GEL because two different links on the Rigol site kept timing out.

Otherwise, piece of cake. Didn't need to wipe the USB stick in between either. Just make sure the correct files are at root level.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2242 on: June 12, 2022, 02:23:33 pm »
Wife got me a 5074 for my birthday.  I really want the increased bandwidth, but I am terrified of bricking the scope.   I haven't let it update itself over the internet yet, for fear of it loading a version of FW that isn't hackable.  I'll do a lot more reading of this thread before I do anything, but is there any last minute stuff I need to know before trying this?  It looks like this process is continually evolving as each newer firmware
version comes out.  Thanks for reading.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2022, 02:25:07 pm by AFremont »
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2243 on: June 12, 2022, 04:01:07 pm »
I'm not sure it's possible to brick it. You can reset it to the factory firmware with a suitable USB stick.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2244 on: June 18, 2022, 10:05:28 am »
Bought my MSO5074 this month from Batronix with 2022/01/22 factory calibration date

I actually applied included promo bundle (all options except memory and bandwidth upgrade) first.
Then followed this guide: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hacking-the-rigol-mso5000-series-oscilloscopes/msg3943042/#msg3943042 (skipped FW upgrade because I had already latest one)

Everything worked as described!

Now any ideas how to patch tastefully RIGOL sticker label on unit? 
Edit: It looks we have: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hacking-the-rigol-mso5000-series-oscilloscopes/msg3522284/#msg3522284  8)
« Last Edit: June 19, 2022, 10:36:16 am by vutt »
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2245 on: June 26, 2022, 06:21:58 am »
My hacked 70MHZ MSO5702 shows all the options as permanent. Yet I measure a 3db bandwidth of 106MHZ. This sounds about right for a 70MHZ model.

The FW was 01.03.00.01 build 2020-05-18. I used the Liberator .7z archive and everything ran in with no issues. This was followed by a Self Cal. Everything else seems to work. Any ideas???
« Last Edit: June 26, 2022, 06:14:56 pm by gb243 »
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2246 on: June 27, 2022, 11:59:07 pm »
My hacked 70MHZ MSO5702 shows all the options as permanent. Yet I measure a 3db bandwidth of 106MHZ. This sounds about right for a 70MHZ model.

The FW was 01.03.00.01 build 2020-05-18. I used the Liberator .7z archive and everything ran in with no issues. This was followed by a Self Cal. Everything else seems to work. Any ideas???

What device are you using to measure the bandwidth, do you have a 150MHz+ signal generator?
You don't have 100MHz bandwidth filter on?
Same on another channel right?
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2247 on: June 28, 2022, 01:05:24 am »
Is it just me, or maybe a more thorough overall controll of the unit after the hack... but - i've seemed to notice that a scope after a hack to full options upgrade runs way more hotter than as it was before the upgrade. Did anyone else noticed something similar?

Perhaps it has something to do with fan speed profile in the firmware?

P.S. Do i understand correctly that there is NO brightness control? I have an old analogue scope that has brighter CRT...
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2248 on: June 28, 2022, 01:10:46 am »
Is it just me, or maybe a more thorough overall controll of the unit after the hack... but - i've seemed to notice that a scope after a hack to full options upgrade runs way more hotter than as it was before the upgrade.

The only thing the bandwidth hack does is disconnect a capacitor from the input.
 

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Re: Hacking the Rigol MSO5000 series oscilloscopes
« Reply #2249 on: June 28, 2022, 06:02:09 am »

P.S. Do I understand correctly that there is NO brightness control? I have an old analog scope that has a brighter CRT...

I do not think there is brightness control. I know one issue when this scope first was released was the screen was really dim. Supposedly one of the firmware updates fixed this issue. I keep hearing mixed feedback as to whether this scope is now bright enough. It's the one thing holding me back from buying one.
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