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Offline Steps

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #125 on: July 23, 2018, 08:16:49 am »
Was able to successfully update to 03.05.SP3 with all installed licenses preserved. Ran self Cal and all is good :D
The same. Everything done, successfully.
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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #126 on: July 24, 2018, 10:17:22 am »
The same. Everything done, successfully.
Firmware version 00.03.05.04.00?
Аll installed licenses preserved?
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #127 on: September 17, 2018, 06:48:10 pm »
Encountered an issue with the utility where my scope showing up and I can't select next.  The device manager has the scope categorized as "USB Test and Measurement Devices --> USB Test and Measurement Device (IVI)".  Anyone have any ideas?

Firmware version update was successful
Firmware version 00.02.01
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #128 on: September 21, 2018, 12:35:58 pm »
Hello,

I bought my DS2072A last year in September from Batronix (Excellent seller, I recommend heartily this company!!). Yesterday, after many reading  on this forum and others, I decided to unlock my DS2072A to a DS2302A. With succesfull on a DS2072A SV 00.03.05.SP1 and HV is 2.3.
I used RigolBildschirmkopie to make the MemoryDump. After that with Rigup 0.4 I found the four keys from the scpi file.
I choosed to enter manually the NS8H key to unlock my Oscope to a 300MHz version. Tested with a generator, it works fine.

It remain me to thanks all the people involved in this procédure. This a very great job for the community. Thanks also to RIGOL !

Thanks a lot to all..........
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #129 on: October 17, 2018, 11:16:29 pm »
@geebd214
I had the same USB info:

and me too are not prompting any device.
I solved just detaching and attaching again the USB cable.
So i could proceed and now..it's "updated"..
thank you to all the people involved in this..
Astra.

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #130 on: December 08, 2018, 05:09:38 pm »
New guy here.  Just wanted to share my frustrating experience.  I have a 2072A HW ver 2.0  just bought it used and tried the keygen at gotroot.ca.  I followed the advice about updating firmware first and got myself into the situation where your firmware is too new to load the firmware that dumps the ROM.  I finally followed https://www.bambach.biz/projects/elektro/upgrade-rigol-ds2072a-to-ds2302a/ howto to get it done.  Honestly seems to be the easiest route, if only I hadn't found it last. The scope accepted all options and 200Mhz, the 300Mhz fails though. 

Cory
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #131 on: December 08, 2018, 06:42:25 pm »
BTO, are you still available for advice regarding Rigol scopes? I can't seem to get a valid key to change the scope features and options. Has Rigol plugged that loophole?

Ken
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #132 on: December 09, 2018, 12:29:44 am »
It appears to be known that newer firmware won't allow you to use the easy method in the beginning of this post. 
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #133 on: December 26, 2018, 02:19:43 pm »
 I follow this instrunctions on my new rigol Ds2072a... everyhing is OK in 5 minutes.  :)


Hello.
I would like to thank everyone involved in the unlocking procedure who contributed here. So, I will also give my contribution and tell my story.

A few days ago while updating the DS2072A firmware for the first time, there was a power failure and when I turned the oscope on again, it simply did not boot. Either the old firmware was corrupted of there was no firmware at all anymore. So I began to panic because tough the device was purchased in the US, it was taken to my Country and there is no RIGOL dealer around here. In the probable worst scenario, I would have to send it back to US for a reprogramming. I tried to boot with a firmware installed firmware, but it did not work.
But then, things started to get brighter for me.
Frustraded by not finding any documentation on the RIGOL side about this, and also by finding very, very few information in the internet, after days of searching, I found a post by some guy somewhere I do not remember now, in which he mentions about a procedure involving pressing the 'help' button twice for a reset. Guess what, I did it and when I inserted the pendrive, it began go flash channel 1 for about 5 to 10 minutes. And after that, I removed the pendrive, restarted the oscope and voilá... Back to life again with a new firmware!

So, I got excited in trying something I had avoided for all this time for a complete lack of time and little interest... Unlocking the hidden features to hack the oscilloscope.
In about 3 days, I could read all information about this, coming from this forum and also from SONSIVRI.
The procedures in reality were not rocket science but they were not easy either.
In fact the procedure desccribed in the sonsivri site regarding the command prompt got me stuck when I followed step 7, going back to 'rigup' to send/receive  the license and codes info I got from the command prompt.
As I had read tons of documents and visited several sites reading the posts by many people, I decided to post the procedure that worked for me and it's shorter and simpler than the one posted in the sonsivri site. Only a few steps need to be followed instead of the several listed there.

1 - Get the german app 'RigolBildschirmkopie' (sorry I have no link at hand right now, but do a google search and it will be easily found).

2 - Connect your oscope in the LAN or better, connect it to your computer via USB. (I spend like forever, trying to make the oscope visible in windows net only to find after more than 10 hours that this is actually not needed. The rigup app only needs the IP address to 'sense' your oscope. But I think using the USB procedure is more practical).

3 - Go to SCPI dump option and make the memory dump by copying the command which is featured in the app list. It will take about 1 to 2 minutes to dump the 32MB of information. Some member in a forum reported this would take 5 to 10 minutes. This is incorrect.

4 - Once you have the data, save it with whatever name you like, but make sure that you save in the same folder where the 'RIGUP ' version 0.4 is intalled.

5 - Then comes the only tricky part. DO NOT START THE RIGUP APP. It will call a command prompt and will be gone in 2 seconds. You need to call the windows command prompt and GUIDE THE COMMAND PROMPT TO EXACTLY WHERE YOUR RIGUP APP IS INSTALLED. So for instance <C:\Users\JohnDoe\Downloads\rigup-0.4\rigup-0.4> in this case, this is featured twice because the app when unzipped builds two folders.
Right after this you insert the command "rigup 2072A <your saved file.scpi>. In my case, the command was 'rigup 2072A memoryDump.scpi'.
Then a lot of data is displayed and all the codes appear with its corresponding licence keys.
 
6 - Now simply get the code you want and write down the licence key to later insert in the oscope editor. In my case it was NS8H which corresponds to a full upgrade with all features turning it in a 300MHz machine. Copy the four groups of 7 digits.
THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO GET THE IMPLEMENTATION. NO NEED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER 7 TO 8 STEPS LISTED IN THE SONSIVRI FORUM.
Start you oscope, go to system>system info>editor and insert the licence key you copied. When you are done, hit 'apply' and in less than 2 seconds a message informing it was intalled shows up in the screen. And finally go to 'intalled' option. All features show up there.
And when you return to system info, there is no DS2072A no more. NOW DS2302 IS FEATURED AS THE CURRENT MODEL.

Hope this helps a lot of people.
In case you need more details, go to the orignal sonsivri post and stop in step 7. You do not need any other steps.
Regards.
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #134 on: December 30, 2018, 04:31:25 pm »
Hello  :)

I' ve followed the instruction showed above but problem appeared an i have no idea how to solve it. Would you like to help me?
The problem is that, after i've generated codes via RIGUP and tried to type it into the scope error message appeared "used serial number!".
Every option is still in trial version so it is impossible  that the code was applied earlier. I've tried every code genetated by app.
S v:03.05.SP3
H v : 2.3

thanks for help :)
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #135 on: January 20, 2019, 03:33:25 pm »
Напишите точно что нужно писать в командной строке со всеми знаками припенания
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #136 on: December 30, 2019, 02:34:20 am »
Too bad that this topic goes old already, just got my DS a few months ago... Another success story to report, even with the latest 03.06 software version  8)
Thanks to the all hard working ppl here  :-+ 

2102A -> 2302A
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I've used rigup 4.0 (I wonder why 4.2 wouldn't work tho). I couldn't make the scope accept my license file (although it was labeled correctly - used the old .lic as a template), so I ended up punching in the characters manually. Surprisingly, it worked flawlessly that way.

I wonder how the future firmware updates will affect us... :-\
« Last Edit: December 30, 2019, 02:40:41 am by darebgd »
 

Offline BiggieJohn

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #137 on: January 02, 2020, 11:09:18 pm »
worked for me,
Model: MSO2102A
S/W version: 00.03.05.SP4
H/W version: 2.3

came with latest FW installed, but options were not unlocked as some are
now its a MSO2302A with all options unlocked.
Thank You
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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #138 on: January 02, 2020, 11:22:09 pm »
2102A -> 2302A
[attachimg=1]

how did you get SW 03.06? did yours come with it installed, that version isnt on the Rigol website.
Mine appears to have been very old stock from Amazon, cal was 2018-05-01, but had 03.05sp4 installed out of the box
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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #139 on: January 03, 2020, 01:05:06 am »
According to its released notes, firmware version 00.03.05.SP4 was first released on 2018/04/02.

You can get firmware version 00.03.06.00.00 from the Rigol Chinese web site:
https://supportcn.rigol.com/Support/SoftDownload/3
« Last Edit: January 03, 2020, 01:10:02 am by JDubU »
 
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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #140 on: January 13, 2020, 10:23:43 am »
Hi guys,

I unlocked my DSO2302A some time ago and all works fine, but now got MSO2302A and the "OPTIONS/INSTALLED" soft button is grayed out, so I can't check it's current state.
Any ideas why it is like that ?

UPDATE:
There was no options installed... After entering the unlocking key, menu is accesible and shows all installed options  :-DD
« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 09:37:18 am by Gostek »
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #141 on: March 17, 2020, 04:36:09 pm »
Hi I'm new to this blog. but any who...
I bought a Rigol DS2202E Software version 00.03.05.SP3 Scope little over a year ago, It came with a free 1 yr.
Bundle Option software upgrade.
Bundle Option BND-DS2000A Included all the advanced trigger and decoding options. This option has since expired.
I'm looking to get this option back. Might this procedure help me with my quest

I see there are some unit inclusions and exclusions to this firmware upgrade presented here.
I have searched this post to find the compatibility with the DS2202E scope. Not found.
What do you think?

Foremost:
Also I was wondering is there a way to backup the original firmware before making a change like this?
Murphy's law is often close by when I'm doing something important.
Thanks in advance


 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #142 on: April 26, 2020, 11:31:43 am »
Last week I decided to update the firmware of my DS2072A (was 03.05.03) to the latest available version 03.05.04.

Update process went successfully, except one thing: now the oscilloscope in its Help menu doesn't show the pictures with graphical description of measurement functions meas-F-buttons for HORIZONTAL and VERTICAL automated measurements (on the left side from the LCD). The oscilloscope did show these graphical descriptions with previous firmware version. After upgrading it shows only greenish or reddish rectangles instead of pictures.
The thing is that the oscilloscope could be hacked (to obtain optional stuff) by the previous owner - and I don't know by what method it was done. Seems that all options stay, but the pictures (which could be useful for educational purposes, for "young players") are gone.

Can I do something with it to bring that pictures with the descriptions back? Lack of them is kinda upsetting.
Thank you in advance!
« Last Edit: April 26, 2020, 11:48:44 am by antiquant »
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #143 on: April 26, 2020, 12:19:57 pm »
There is a later FW version which fixed this problem.
Ver  00.03.06.00.00  is available from here
      https://int.rigol.com/SUPPORTS/software-firmware-download_3.html
 
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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #144 on: April 26, 2020, 02:49:07 pm »
seronday, thank you so much! Everything is Hunky Dory now!

Sorry, I've forgot to say hi.

Hi everyone!
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #145 on: May 14, 2020, 10:14:32 pm »
rigup 4.2 didn't work for me, but http://www.gotroot.ca/rigol/rigup-0.4.zip worked like a charm
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #146 on: May 26, 2020, 10:29:46 pm »
There is a later FW version which fixed this problem.
Ver  00.03.06.00.00  is available from here
      https://int.rigol.com/SUPPORTS/software-firmware-download_3.html
I was unsure about installing 03.06, given that there is no release notes for that one. Good to see there is at least a change explained (fix the broken help images, which happens for my 03.05.SP4, too)

Does anyone have the 03.06 release notes? Safe to use, I assume, given that at least 2 people here seem to have it...
 

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Re: Unlocking/Hacking The Rigol DS2000A Series Scope - THE SHORT POST
« Reply #147 on: July 07, 2020, 10:27:34 pm »
I remember seeing the 3.06 on the official site, but only after you punch-in your serial number and do a proper log-in into your Rigol account. I was always wondering why I don't see my version on the official web page, thought it was a "special threat" for those who actually bought the thing. At least now I know... I have a Chinese scope regardless of the fact that I live on the opposite side of the planet :-DD or the opposite END of the planet, for those who believe in flat earth - gotta be respectful and politically correct, right ? :-//

Anyway, if I manage to remember my credentials, I'll try to dig up some release notes. I am almost 100% positive I've seen them. If it helps, I've got mine with the 3.06 preinstalled. I bought it recently, unboxed it myself.
 

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« Reply #148 on: July 08, 2020, 01:46:04 am »
You can download 3.06 without a serial number or login from Rigol's Chinese site:
https://supportcn.rigol.com/Support/SoftDownload/3

The download links are accidentally covered by a transparent tech support window on the right side of the page but, if you reduce the horizontal size of the browser, the transparent window disappears and the download links are then clickable.

The ds2000 3.06 download only includes the .gel file though.  No release notes.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2020, 01:48:37 am by JDubU »
 


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