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Title: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: hussamaldean on February 17, 2018, 07:09:21 pm
I am planning to buy this oscilloscope
the question is, am I able to hack it ?

Regards
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: sycho123321 on February 17, 2018, 07:11:14 pm
Yes, you just use your serial number and riglol.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Lightages on February 17, 2018, 07:44:00 pm
It now comes with all the decoding options for free. The only thing you need to hack is the bandwidth.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Gandalf_Sr on February 17, 2018, 08:38:00 pm
Is there something different about the DS1054Z-B like what is does the -B mean?
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: rstofer on February 17, 2018, 10:37:18 pm
Maybe it is a made up model by TEquipment to designate it as a demo unit.  In any event, TEquipment shows it as discontinued.

https://www.tequipment.net/Rigol/DS1054Z-B/Digital-Oscilloscopes/ (https://www.tequipment.net/Rigol/DS1054Z-B/Digital-Oscilloscopes/)

Nothing about it at Rigolna.com
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: hussamaldean on February 19, 2018, 04:53:43 pm
I ordered one and how can I know if the received one is original ?
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Gandalf_Sr on February 19, 2018, 05:06:36 pm
I think rstofer is right, the -B is just added by Tequipment.net to differentiate between a new one and an open-box one.  Nobody would be crazy enough to try and sell a fake DS1054Z, especially not Tequipment.net who I've bought stuff from before, they are a legitimate company that has always been reasonable to deal with.

I'm just hoping that mine comes with probes.

Being a total and utter cheapskate, I did get the 6% Tequiment.net discount so I only paid $295 for it; I couldn't resist.  I already own a Rigol MSO2072A and it's been a good scope, the serial decode is a bit slow but it does the job.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: rhb on February 21, 2018, 04:02:37 am
If you look at Dave's teardown of the DS-1054Z you'll see that the input is entirely built of discrete components.  What do you think the chances are that all those random combinations of parts fed off reels in the pick and place machine will all combine to meet the 100 MHz spec of a DS1104Z?  Do you really think that Rigol will rework all the units that don't quite meet the DS1104Z specs?  If they do, why don't they sell license keys to upgrade the BW?

These are NOT Keysight, Tektronix or Rohde & Schwartz instruments.  They are built to sell at the lowest possible price.  Lots of people have "hacked" the scopes to be "100 MHz BW".  I've not seen anyone demonstrate that the result actually has that bandwidth.  However, Leo Bodnar has an excellent little fast edge pulser for sale which will allow you to measure what you got from the factory and what you have after the "hack".

I bought a GW Instek GDS-2072E.  It's supposed to be a 70 MHz scope.  In fact it does well over 100 MHz, but the top of the step is rather ugly.  It easily meets a 70 MHz BW spec and probably 100 MHz.  But it definitely does not meet a 200 MHz spec.  You can see some comparisons here:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/yet-another-fast-edge-pulse-generator/msg1432180/#msg1432180 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/yet-another-fast-edge-pulse-generator/msg1432180/#msg1432180)

BW is  calculated using  0.35/rise time from 10% to 90% of the step.  Of the three, the DS1102E has the best step response in my view.  R&S advocates a Gaussian step response which I agree with even though I don't own one of their scopes.  The overshoot is a consequence of marketing pushing the BW spec as high as they can get away with. 

The Rigols are good scopes.  Everyone's scope has compromises.  But expecting that you can get a 100 MHz scope by buying a 50 MHz scope and "hacking" it is not realistic unless it's a scope for which the vendor sells BW upgrades as license keys.

The entire thread is quite educational.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Fungus on February 21, 2018, 10:53:16 am
If you look at Dave's teardown of the DS-1054Z you'll see that the input is entirely built of discrete components.

Just like most other DSOs.

What do you think the chances are that all those random combinations of parts fed off reels in the pick and place machine will all combine to meet the 100 MHz spec of a DS1104Z?

I think that chances of that are much higher than the chances of falling neatly into the 50-100Mhz bandwidth range.

It's much more likely that a 'scope that fails at 100Mhz also fails at 50Mhz.

Do you really think that Rigol will rework all the units that don't quite meet the DS1104Z specs?

You seem to believe that a Rigol 100MHz 'scope is right on the edge, borderline pass/fail, no wiggle room at all in the tolerances...

I bought a GW Instek GDS-2072E.  It's supposed to be a 70 MHz scope.  In fact it does well over 100 MHz

...and at the same time that a GW Instek 70MHz isn't.

How do you hold those two beliefs in your head at the same time?  :wtf:

Lots of people have "hacked" the scopes to be "100 MHz BW".  I've not seen anyone demonstrate that the result actually has that bandwidth.

You haven't looked very hard.

FWIW: Normally the measured bandwidth is about 130MHz.

why don't they sell license keys to upgrade the BW?

Only the Rigol marketing department knows that for sure.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: ebastler on February 21, 2018, 11:05:54 am
I ordered one and how can I know if the received one is original ?

You can simply take that for granted. I am not aware of any reports at all of "fake" Rigol scopes. If it says "Rigol" on the box and behaves like an oscilloscope, I think it is safe to assume that it's a genuine Rigol.

(Those are low-cost scopes, after all. If someone really thought there was money to be made by counterfeiting scopes, they would probably buy Rigol hardware, make their own Keysight-style enclosures, patch the on-screen logo in the firmware, and try to pass it off as a Keysight. No point in faking the cheap stuff...)
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Fungus on February 21, 2018, 11:33:42 am
I ordered one and how can I know if the received one is original ?
You can simply take that for granted. I am not aware of any reports at all of "fake" Rigol scopes.

Yes, the idea is ridiculous.

Cloning a Chinese-manufactured oscilloscope where they already counted every last bean on the production line? Not going to happen.

Edit: Added the word "yes" for clarity
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: ebastler on February 21, 2018, 11:39:05 am
The idea is ridiculous.
Cloning a Chinese-manufactured oscilloscope where they already counted every last bean on the production line? Not going to happen.

Didn't I just say that? "No point in faking the cheap stuff"?
Well, those 7000+ posts don't come out of thin air... (Or maybe some of them do.)  :P
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Fungus on February 21, 2018, 11:47:59 am
The idea is ridiculous.
Cloning a Chinese-manufactured oscilloscope where they already counted every last bean on the production line? Not going to happen.
Didn't I just say that?

Yes, I'm agreeing with you.

(at least I though I was)

Try drinking less coffee.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: rhb on February 21, 2018, 04:21:07 pm
@fungus

Did you look at the step responses I linked to?  The 2072E step is not very good even if the rise time indicates  more than 70 MHz BW. There are a fair number of specs besides BW that a DSO must meet.  I do not consider the 2072E a 100+ Mhz DSO even if the rise time indicates higher BW.  It's a 70 MHz scope I bought to use for developing FOSS FW for Zynq based DSOs.  I had the good fortune to get it from Amazon for less than the price of my Zybo Z7-20 dev board.

If evaluations of scope performance before and after "hacking" are so common why have I never seen one?  Provide a link.  I've seen a lot of claims, but I've never seen even a step response, much less a full performance check.  A cal lab evaluation would cost almost as much as a new DSO, so it's quite unlikely that anyone will ever do it unless someone like Dave does.

I very much doubt that top tier scopes use entirely discrete inputs.  They do all use some discretes,  but that's a different matter.    I don't have one to open up, but I can't imagine trying to justify using all discretes for the input amplifier of a 500 MHz DSO when there are ICs that will do that consistently. 

Try building an amplifier which is flat from DC to 100 MHz or above.  If you get the first one to work build a second one and compare the results.  You'll find it quite educational.  There are no perfect parts.  And tight tolerance parts are expensive.

I've repaired several analog scopes including a Tek 465.  Doing that has given me a very healthy respect for the problems posed by the front end of a good scope.  If you read the service manual for something like a 465, you'll see lots of parts with "selected" next to the part number.

But if you want to trust that  a hacked DS1054Z meets all the specs of a DS1104Z be my guest.  Without a lot of test gear and time, you'll never know the difference.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Gandalf_Sr on February 21, 2018, 04:31:27 pm
Back to the question of the OP, yes the Rigol DS1054Z is still hackable.

For deeper questions like:
- does the bandwidth hack actually do anything other than show a placebo number on the display? or
- what is the meaning to life, the universe, and everything

the answer is 42.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Fungus on February 21, 2018, 06:52:51 pm
If evaluations of scope performance before and after "hacking" are so common why have I never seen one?

Beats me.   :popcorn:

Provide a link.

The first couple of hits for a google search on these forums are:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/rigol-ds1054z-bandwidth/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/rigol-ds1054z-bandwidth/)

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/pulse-generator-rise-time-and-rigol-ds1054z-bandwidth/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/pulse-generator-rise-time-and-rigol-ds1054z-bandwidth/)

Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Gandalf_Sr on February 22, 2018, 02:35:00 am
Wow, I actually read through all those links and here's my conclusions:

1. The DS1054Z already has a -3dB bandwidth of > 50 MHz unhacked
2. Most DS1054Zs have a -3dB bandwidth of ~135 MHz bandwidth-hacked
3. The DS1054Z is a lot of performance for not a lot of money
4. Some people just like to tell you that you're wrong about <insert any subject here>
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Gandalf_Sr on February 27, 2018, 10:55:49 am
Just got back home after a vacation and my DS1054Z has arrived from Tequipment.  Everything looks good, it came with 4 x PVP2150 probes, a power cord, USB cable, and manual. 

Mine is SW Vn 00.04.04.SP3 and board Vn 0.1.4.
Everything has worked as expected, I'm a happy chappy.

[EDIT] After applying DSER, the -3dB point seemed to be around 150 MHz on a straight coax BNC-BNC cable with generator and scope set to high impedance; there was a slight dip at 100 MHz but it came back up before falling again at 150 MHz.  The scope was still usable to look at sine signals at 165 MHz.  This was 1 channel only so 1 GSps.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: ddd8130dr on April 23, 2018, 02:59:15 am
I just purchased the DS1054Z three days ago and tried using the rigol site to get the unlock key.  When i tried it, I got an error message that the key was illegal.  I followed the instructions a second time and got the same message.  I cannot unlock my scope.  running 04.04.SP3

Any suggestions????
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: ebastler on April 23, 2018, 05:01:24 am
I just purchased the DS1054Z three days ago and tried using the rigol site to get the unlock key.  When i tried it, I got an error message that the key was illegal.  I followed the instructions a second time and got the same message.  I cannot unlock my scope.  running 04.04.SP3

Any suggestions????

Please see this thread for troubleshooting suggestions:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/ds1054z-hack-still-good/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/ds1054z-hack-still-good/)

In particular:

- Make sure you do not misspell any letters when entering the serial number and key.
- Refresh the RIGLOL web page and try to generate the key again.
- Try another browser and try to generate the key again.
- Download the executable for the key generator and run it locally.

The serial number is also printed on a sticker on the scope's back -- easier to read than the small on-screen letters.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: ddd8130dr on April 23, 2018, 09:53:06 pm
Thanks for the advice.  I've been in contact with RIGOL and trying to get some information about License Activation.  I have not completed that process, and maybe that is why the "hack" does not work - I don't know.

Also, I am working with the seller to get the authorized "SOFTWARE CERTIFICATE KEY".  I need this key in order to complete the license Activation process.  So much to do with these new products that I never had to do with older equipment.

BTW: I double checked the SN on the back of the scope, the box, and from the System read-out on the scope.  that number checks and I then verified entry when using the Riglol 1.03d site to generate the key. 

If i'm doing something wrong, I don't know what it is.  If it is because I have not activated my license, then that would explain the problem.

In any event, I will update this post when I get the problem fixed.

Thanks for the advice and suggestions.  :phew:  8)
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: TK on April 23, 2018, 10:48:02 pm
I just purchased the DS1054Z three days ago and tried using the rigol site to get the unlock key.  When i tried it, I got an error message that the key was illegal.  I followed the instructions a second time and got the same message.  I cannot unlock my scope.  running 04.04.SP3

Any suggestions????
I did not know that rigol was providing unlock keys to hack their scopes
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: ebastler on April 24, 2018, 04:35:30 am
Thanks for the advice.  I've been in contact with RIGOL and trying to get some information about License Activation.  I have not completed that process, and maybe that is why the "hack" does not work - I don't know.

Also, I am working with the seller to get the authorized "SOFTWARE CERTIFICATE KEY".  I need this key in order to complete the license Activation process.  So much to do with these new products that I never had to do with older equipment.

Hang on -- we may be talking about two different things here.

This thread is about "hacking" the DS1000Z scope, by entering an unlock key obtained inofficially via the site http://gotroot.ca/rigol/riglol/. (http://gotroot.ca/rigol/riglol/.) In contrast, you may be referring to an unlock key which came with your scope, as part of the "all options included for free" bundle which Rigol has recently offered?

Please clarify/confirm. If it's about the free key from Rigol, I am not sure what they provide and how the process works. Maybe someone who recently bought a scope with the options bundle can chime in?
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Fungus on April 24, 2018, 05:34:59 am
If it's about the free key from Rigol, I am not sure what they provide and how the process works. Maybe someone who recently bought a scope with the options bundle can chime in?

They give you an official piece of paper with a number on it. You then go to this page:

http://licenseen.rigol.com/CustomerService/ProductRight_EN (http://licenseen.rigol.com/CustomerService/ProductRight_EN)

This generates a number for you which you enter into the 'scope.

Riglol does the same, except it skips the piece of paper.

If i'm doing something wrong, I don't know what it is.


Maybe confusing a number '0' with a letter 'O' or something.

If it is because I have not activated my license, then that would explain the problem.


Nah.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: bkedwards on June 06, 2018, 07:25:40 pm
    I am not sure if your registration problem has been solved.  I did find that it seemed to be sensitive to the browser and it would get into a state where it would get an invalid code or serial number.  When it is correct it will come up with the correct software option (like the no charge software option listen when you ordered it during the current promotion).  I found that the the serial number and code they sent you had to be manually typed in, no cut and paste.  Also you won't always see extra characters in the form on the website so you won't know that it is wrong.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: DG41WV on June 07, 2018, 03:41:00 pm
Back to the question of the OP, yes the Rigol DS1054Z is still hackable.

For deeper questions like:
- does the bandwidth hack actually do anything other than show a placebo number on the display? or
- what is the meaning to life, the universe, and everything

the answer is 42.

actually 42 is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. no one knows what was the question, just the answer.

and for the 100MHz hack wouldn't calibrating the scope solve it?
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: DG41WV on June 07, 2018, 03:48:23 pm
http://beyondmeasure.rigoltech.com/acton/attachment/1579/f-0564/1/-/-/-/-/DS1000Z%20MSO1000Z%20Performance%20Verification%20Guide.pdf (http://beyondmeasure.rigoltech.com/acton/attachment/1579/f-0564/1/-/-/-/-/DS1000Z%20MSO1000Z%20Performance%20Verification%20Guide.pdf) 
 
found a way to test it.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Adrian_Arg. on June 07, 2018, 04:58:45 pm
http://beyondmeasure.rigoltech.com/acton/attachment/1579/f-0564/1/-/-/-/-/DS1000Z%20MSO1000Z%20Performance%20Verification%20Guide.pdf (http://beyondmeasure.rigoltech.com/acton/attachment/1579/f-0564/1/-/-/-/-/DS1000Z%20MSO1000Z%20Performance%20Verification%20Guide.pdf) 
 
found a way to test it.

I measure the bandwidth using this example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjVtWqpS_yI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjVtWqpS_yI)
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: TheNewLab on July 05, 2018, 01:38:38 am
Just to put it out there. I have just bought a Rigol 1054 because of the posts on this site to hack.
Mine arrived with everything activated EXCEPT the 100MHz feature.

I was really hesitant to go ahead and do the hack because of the pre-activation and upon careful inspection the firmware version was more recent than anything i could find.
After a time I just said WTF, let's see. I used the links on this forum.  entered the the code and it worked fine. Did not lose the other pre-activated features and it did add the 100MHz feature.
By-the-by, I actually used an iPhone 4s to get to this forum, followed the link to the Keygen site. carefully read the activation code generated. (made some screenshots) and then did the hack...

There has been discussion that Rigol has intentionally allowed people to hack this model..I think I have also mentioned it. It seems that Rigol is now selling them all pre-activated for all except the 100MHz because I carefully inspected the packaging. it was clear, that the it was still originally shipped from Rigol.

However don't blame me if your effort gets screwed up...it is always at your own risk,

Cheers!!

Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: alsetalokin4017 on July 05, 2018, 02:57:33 am
It has been confirmed that the 100MHz unlocking does increase the bandwidth of the scopes sold since the beginning, that only included the other options for the trial period.

I'm wondering if that still holds true for the current releases that come with all the options unlocked except for the 100MHz hack. Does the bandwidth hack still have the same effect on the new scopes as it did on the older ones?
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: ebastler on July 05, 2018, 04:54:15 am
I think I have also mentioned it. It seems that Rigol is now selling them all pre-activated for all except the 100MHz because I carefully inspected the packaging. it was clear, that the it was still originally shipped from Rigol.

Nothing mysterious about this. Rigol has offered the scopes with an "all options included" bundle for several months now -- maybe half a year, from memory? This was also discussed in multiple threads on this forum.

But the 100 MHz bandwidth upgrade was never offered as a field upgrade option, and is not included in the bundle either. Why would they sell you a DS1104Z for a DS1054Z price, after all?
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: TheNewLab on July 06, 2018, 03:34:56 am
no the total price was just over $200. a Rigol 1054 with all official upgrades except the 100MHz. The MHz was because I followed the forums here and went to the keygen site with small screen iPhone..used "expand to enter serial # and read the activation code for the 100MHz. used screen shots to save then did the code ting on the scope.

Sorry, I seem unable to keep my posts brief..
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Fungus on July 06, 2018, 07:47:29 am
Nothing mysterious about this. Rigol has offered the scopes with an "all options included" bundle for several months now -- maybe half a year, from memory?

Since December (for Christmas).
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Doogs on August 25, 2018, 01:20:44 pm
Just updated my new 1054z using the 100MHz option and it's showing as a an 1104z in Sys. Inf. Seems the Gotroot hack is still in functional as of 8/25/18.

ETA: software ver. is 04.04 SP3 and board ver. is 0.1.4.

Does this mean I'll need new probes?
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Adrian_Arg. on August 25, 2018, 01:43:17 pm
Just updated my new 1054z using the 100MHz option and it's showing as a an 1104z in Sys. Inf. Seems the Gotroot hack is still in functional as of 8/25/18.

ETA: software ver. is 04.04 SP3 and board ver. is 0.1.4.

Does this mean I'll need new probes?

no, the probes are up to 150mHz, that's what the info sheet says.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Terry01 on August 25, 2018, 08:23:48 pm
I've been going to do mine but haven't got round to it yet. Mine has everything upgraded right from the factory except the 100Mhz upgrade. I may do it over the weekend!
That's good to know the hack doesn't affect any of the stuff done already at the factory. I did wonder about that too.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: elonSmokes on September 25, 2018, 12:28:49 pm
I had this same question, but I felt confident enough to buy it, because nowadawys the 1000z series comes with all the decoders, triggers etc. excepti for the 500uV / division and 100Mhz  BW (I'm not sure if actually enlarge the bandwidth), but I've heard it has almost the same hardware of 1100 series (I didn't check this info) - if someone knows that, please confirm.


Anyway,

I've tried to hack it using the website, but it didn't work. I also used different browsers, but they generated the same key.


So, what did was download the .zip from the website and run it locally.

As the only 2 features that were not yet unlocked in my Rigol 1054z 04.04 software version are:
 - 500 uV / division
 - 100 Mhz BW

I generated one key at a time to unlock each feature, using the .exe (downloaded):
.\riglol.exe yourpartnumber DSBA     (to unlock 500uV)
.\riglol.exe yourpartnumber DSEA     (to unlock 100Mhz)



Now it works fine.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: elonSmokes on September 25, 2018, 12:30:35 pm
I had this same question, but I felt confident enough to buy it, because nowadawys the 1000z series comes with all the decoders, triggers etc. except for the 500uV / division and 100Mhz  BW (I'm not sure if actually "enlarge" the bandwidth), but I've heard it has almost the same hardware of 1100 series (I didn't check this info) - if someone knows that, please confirm.


Anyway,

I've tried to hack it using the website, but it didn't work. I also used different browsers, but they generated the same key.


So, what did was download the .zip from the website and run it locally.

As the only 2 features that were not yet unlocked in my Rigol 1054z 04.04 software version are:
 - 500 uV / division
 - 100 Mhz BW

I generated one key at a time to unlock each feature, using the .exe (downloaded):
.\riglol.exe yourpartnumber DSBA     (to unlock 500uV)
.\riglol.exe yourpartnumber DSEA     (to unlock 100Mhz)



Now it works fine.
I had this same question, but I felt confident enough to buy it, because nowadawys the 1000z series comes with all the decoders, triggers etc. excepti for the 500uV / division and 100Mhz  BW (I'm not sure if actually enlarge the bandwidth), but I've heard it has almost the same hardware of 1100 series (I didn't check this info) - if someone knows that, please confirm.


Anyway,

I've tried to hack it using the website, but it didn't work. I also used different browsers, but they generated the same key.


So, what did was download the .zip from the website and run it locally.

As the only 2 features that were not yet unlocked in my Rigol 1054z 04.04 software version are:
 - 500 uV / division
 - 100 Mhz BW

I generated one key at a time to unlock each feature, using the .exe (downloaded):
.\riglol.exe yourpartnumber DSBA     (to unlock 500uV)
.\riglol.exe yourpartnumber DSEA     (to unlock 100Mhz)



Now it works fine.
I had this same question, but I felt confident enough to buy it, because nowadawys the 1000z series comes with all the decoders, triggers etc. excepti for the 500uV / division and 100Mhz  BW (I'm not sure if actually enlarge the bandwidth), but I've heard it has almost the same hardware of 1100 series (I didn't check this info) - if someone knows that, please confirm.


Anyway,

I've tried to hack it using the website, but it didn't work. I also used different browsers, but they generated the same key.


So, what did was download the .zip from the website and run it locally.

As the only 2 features that were not yet unlocked in my Rigol 1054z 04.04 software version are:
 - 500 uV / division
 - 100 Mhz BW

I generated one key at a time to unlock each feature, using the .exe (downloaded):
.\riglol.exe yourpartnumber DSBA     (to unlock 500uV)
.\riglol.exe yourpartnumber DSEA     (to unlock 100Mhz)



Now it works fine.
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Fungus on September 25, 2018, 12:33:50 pm
I had this same question, but I felt confident enough to buy it, because nowadawys the 1000z series comes with all the decoders, triggers etc. excepti for the 500uV / division and 100Mhz  BW (I'm not sure if actually enlarge the bandwidth), but I've heard it has almost the same hardware of 1100 series (I didn't check this info) - if someone knows that, please confirm.

It's exactly the same hardware.

Unlocking 500uV is a bad idea, the hardware doesn't support it and it's easy to select accidentally (annoying!)
Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Fungus on September 25, 2018, 12:41:36 pm
You can remove upgrades by connecting to it with a LAN cable and using Telnet (port 5555). Then type:

:SYSTem:OPTion:UNINSTall

Then use Riglol to generate a key with DSER options, that's everything except 500uV. Over LAN you can install keys easily with:

:SYSTem:OPTion:INSTall RDXXXXXXYOURKEYXXXXXXXXX

Title: Re: is Rigol DS1054Z still hackable ?
Post by: Harjit on November 11, 2018, 05:43:38 pm
no the total price was just over $200. a Rigol 1054 with all official upgrades except the 100MHz. The MHz was because I followed the forums here and went to the keygen site with small screen iPhone..used "expand to enter serial # and read the activation code for the 100MHz. used screen shots to save then did the code ting on the scope.

Sorry, I seem unable to keep my posts brief..

How did you get it for just over $200?