Re: New firmware for the BCD996P2 released - Version 1.09.12 Released 6/25/21

Michael WA7SKG

Just received a new BCD996P2 scanner. The serial number starts with 378Z. It came with firmware V 1.06.00. Is there a benefit or need to upgrade to this new version? If so, where do I find instructions on upgrading the firmware?


Joe M. wrote on 6/24/21 9:39 PM:

Breaking news from Uniden:
A firmware update for the BCD996P2 scanner was just released (like minutes ago).
This is entirely an update to accommodate revised hardware and adds no new features. We didn't want another issue like we had with customers semi-bricking their BC125AT earlier this year (the event that sped up my introduction on RR). I do not know when the "378A" units will hit the streets, but we are ready now for those units firmware-wise and using BC_VUP V3 will not disable your scanner by uploading older, incompatible firmware. Everyone can use this new version, but if you are updating from V1.08.01 you will not notice any new features. The BC_VUP V3 program is used to update these units. Below are the release notes:
Version 1.09.12 Released 6/25/21
Before applying this update, you should use software to back up all settings. Color Code, RAN, and Area Code will probably be changed to Search.
Please check your scanner's serial number before updating.
If your scanner's serial number starts with 378A, be sure to use ONLY this (or newer) version. The scanner will stop working using earlier versions.
If your scanner's serial number starts with 378Z, you can update to this (or newer) versions.
Housekeeping update to accommodate revised hardware - No functional change from 1.08.01
Joe M.

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