Uniden R7 Updated to Firmware 1.24

Uniden just released firmware 1.24 for the Uniden R7.  This is a minor update to fix some bugs and make a few small improvements. Performance, filtering, and features are otherwise unchanged.

Uniden R7 firmware 1.24

Uniden R7 running firmware 1.24

You can download the latest firmware directly from Uniden’s website.

Here’s a quick run-through of the 5 changes and improvements that 1.24 brings:

Maximum Volume Level Increased

Some people complained that the R7 wasn’t loud enough at maximum volume so now the volume can go even higher. Instead of going from 0-6, the volume levels can now go from 0-8.

Arrow Voice Bug Fixed

There was a bug with voice alerts where sometimes only the direction was spoken, but not the radar band, or it would keep repeating the same alert. Now voice alerts should work properly when detecting and alerting to a signal.

Simultaneous radar and RLC/speed cam alert bug fix

When detecting a speedcam or redlight camera simultaneously while detecting a radar signal, the R7 would previous skip alerting to the radar signal. Now the detector will alert to the speedcam / RLC ahead and then resume alerting to the radar signal.

K Block bug fixed

K Block is a feature that helps the R7 filter out false alerts from Hondas and Acuras. There was a bug where punchthroughs would sometimes happen and you’d get an alert anyways. This was the case if MRCD was enabled. Now the K Block feature will work properly while MRCD is enabled.

Power off by press and holding power button for 2 sec

To power off the detector, you now have to press and hold the power button for 2 sec. This is to avoid accidental poweroffs if you accidentally press the power button while messing with the detector or changing settings.

How to Update your Uniden R7

To update your Uniden R7, here’s a few resources for you:

Where to download the latest update.

Where to ask for help if you have trouble updating.

Video tutorial showing you how to update:

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    • Manuel Garcia on June 12, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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    Hi, the R3 needs an update, I got hit last night by KA in Florida as I was leaving the airport…the R3 did not even go off, not sure if I want to buy the R7 anymore.

    1. Sorry to hear about the ticket! I’d recommend posting about it on RDF and also including your settings (especially the Ka segmentation options you’ve chosen), letting people know if it alerts to other Ka band alerts, and so on. This way people can help you troubleshoot. https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?forums/169/

    • Mark on June 13, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    Thank you for the info Vortex. I was really hoping they will address the arrow color inconsistency.

    • D on June 13, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    Has false signal auto lockout been added yet? If not, any idea when it will be added?

    1. Not yet. I’ve asked too, but haven’t gotten an answer back yet, so I don’t know when it’ll be available.

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