Valentine 1 Gen2 Firmware 4.1021

Valentine Research just released firmware 4.1021 for the Valentine 1 Gen2, bringing several important improvements to the V1.

Valentine One Gen2

Warning: Be careful with this latest update. BSM falsing has gotten quite a bit worse with 4.1021 so I’d recommend holding off on this update for the time being.

Update Dec. 16: Firmware 4.1023 has been released with fixes the BSM filtering issues and brings some additional improvements.

Firmware 4.1021 Changelog:

Here’s the full list of improvements, along with my notes (below) about the changes.

V1 Gen2 4.1021 Update Info

  • Reduces occurrence of rare and incorrect “J” responses to strong Ka-band signals
    • Avoids incorrectly reporting legitimate Ka band signals as “junk” false alerts.
  • Eliminates rare episodes of display-flicker-and-Bluetooth-dropouts
    • Improved reliability, but I haven’t seen this issue much previously
  • Guarantees fidelity to muting commands from SAVVY, Concealed Display, Remote Audio Adapter, and third-party wired devices
    • Before, sometimes the concealed display’s mute button didn’t work properly
  • Eliminates excess Bogey Counts in the presence of very strong signals.
    • The V1 used to ramp up to 9 (false) signals when only 1-2 strong Ka signals were present, especially at close range.
  • Improves muting and un-muting behavior in Ku-band.
    • Not important for North America, but helpful overseas
  • Improves signal strength responsiveness to instant-on Ka-band encounters.
    • Fix for the detector not ramping up quickly and aggressively when getting blasted by close range Ka band.

Doing a little quick bench testing, the V1 now immediately alerts full tilt against close range and strong I/O. (It also overdrives to 2 signals, but that’s normal with radar guns super close to the detector.)

These are some very helpful improvements. However, many people are now reporting increased BSM falses with this latest update, so keep an eye out for that if you do update.

To discuss the update and report your experiences, good or bad, head over to this thread.

How to Update to 4.1021

You can install the update using the V1connection app for Android or iOS.

Here’s my video tutorial walking you through how to update:

You can purchase your V1 Gen2 here.

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    • Clem on November 12, 2020 at 1:36 pm
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    Thanks Vortex for being on it so quickly!

    • Jon on November 12, 2020 at 3:27 pm
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    What, exactly, is the fix for the slow ramp up?

    • ScottS on November 13, 2020 at 7:17 pm
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    Speaking of slow!
    At least the V1 has a proven track record and is available, unlike the POS theia thing.
    All talk.

    • David K on December 4, 2020 at 9:34 am
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    Any word from Valentine on when the fix for this update will be available in the form of a new firmware update?

    • Russ on February 23, 2021 at 8:41 am
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    Anyone looking for a humorous 10 best radar detectors for 2021, check out this you-tuber. Shame people would take this advice. Vortex, can you call out some of these quacks? At least #1 is a viable budget pick. Thanks for your great how to-s and reviews.

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