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Escort Redline 360c Firmware 1.8

Escort has now released firmware 1.8 for the Escort Redline 360c (purchase the RL360c here).

This is a relatively minor update and is available over WiFi or via Detector Tools. Escort has posted a changelog so let’s talk about the improvements with this latest update.

Slight improvement to Ka sensitivity

We’ve seen an improvement in Ka sensitivity when firmware 1.6 was released and it looks like 1.8 also adds further improvements. Testing would be required to see how much of an improvement there is and if it applies to all Ka frequencies. Regardless though, Ka band sensitivity improvements are always welcome. 🙂

Reduced false alerts from CAS sensors in GM vehicles

Looks like we’re getting some improvements to the BSM filtering, specifically against GM vehicles. Awesome.

Escort states that is development is on-going so as they continue working on this, hopefully we’ll see even more improvements down the line.

Additional improvements for arrow transitions

The Redline 360c is also getting some improvements to its arrows. Escort has released several updates now that all featured improvements to arrows and they’re stating that development is still on-going.

With 1.8 against radar sources pointed at me, I notice improved arrow transition speeds compared to 1.7. With 1.7, the arrows would typically flip after passing a source. With 1.8, they point sideways before I pass and then flip to the rear after I pass.

When passing radar sources aiming in the opposite direction, arrow transition speed is more similar with the two firmwares.

Minor bug fixes

No details on what the bug fixes address, but these are definitely welcome nonetheless.

How to Update your Redline 360c

There’s two ways to update your detector: over WiFi or via your computer.

Redline 360c fw 1.8

If you’d like to update with your computer, make sure you download Escort Detector Tools. Plug in your RL360c via USB, and the software will update your detector.

If you’ve got your detector connected to a WiFi hotspot, it will check for the latest update on startup. When the update is available, it’ll prompt you and you can press the Vol + button to start the update process.

Once you update your detector and have a chance to run it, let me know how it works out for you, especially if you see improvements in the arrow performance.

For full discussion and testing, head over to this thread on RDF.

Finally, if you haven’t done so yet, you can purchase your Redline 360c here.

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    • brad on April 21, 2021 at 12:58 pm
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    You typed isn’t available over wi-fi or detector tools?

    1. haha whoops, yeah I posted the article originally before it was available to download. I forgot to change that text now that the update is out. Thanks for letting me know! I just took care of it.

    • professorstein on April 22, 2021 at 4:47 am
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    Mine had an update via wifi yesterday. I’ll check what firmware version it is now to see if it’s 1.8.

    • professorstein on April 22, 2021 at 4:55 am
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    I can confirm – I received the 1.8 update over wifi yesterday.

    • Wheatman on April 25, 2021 at 8:21 am
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    Getting a lot of false KA alerts on the rear antenna it looks like

    • Tyler on April 29, 2021 at 1:29 am
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    I’m having the same problem to the point I just unplug it

    • RobV on May 7, 2021 at 5:23 am
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    Has anyone seen improvement with Ka range and also I’m curious how does this detector compete against R7 & V1G2 in ka range? I was told that the R7 and V1G2 had better Ka range

    • Spencer on May 24, 2021 at 8:26 am
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    Vortex Radar did a review last year (https://www.vortexradar.com/2020/07/escort-redline-360c-max-3-testing/) on the redline 360c (software version 1.3) versus the other comparable brands. Back then on version 1.3 it did very well. If escort is continually updating sensitivity with Ka, it may very well be better than the R7 and V1G2 at this point. Also note that the RL360c has a lot more features and is the best detector on the market right now when it comes to BSM filtering and stealth.
    I hope this helps answer your question.

    • Jason on June 23, 2021 at 8:05 am
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    I just started getting non stop false alerts on rear. KA band.

    • Jason on June 23, 2021 at 8:07 am
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    Is there a fix for false rear ka alerts?

    • Billy on June 25, 2021 at 12:26 pm
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    I’m getting the rear false KA alerts after installing the 1.8 update

    • Brian on July 2, 2021 at 7:23 pm
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    Getting rear alerts like crazy too.

    • Chris on July 14, 2021 at 9:14 am
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    Escort just released the 1.9 update which should address the slow reaction times to I/O that we saw in Vortex Radar’s recent testing hopefully it’s on par with the rest now (R7/V2)
    I think a retest of all the top end detectors for this and range is needed!

    1. I’ve already retested and posted the results yesterday. No improvement. It makes me wonder if Escort was wanting to improve something other than the I/O response time.

    • Korrey on July 25, 2021 at 9:57 am
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    I’m getting the non-stop false Ka, also my Bluetooth won’t connect anymore. I’ve emailed Escort 2 weeks ago and no response.

    • professorstein on July 25, 2021 at 11:33 am
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    Hi. I noticed mine was not connecting automatically and I had to manually connect it every time. I noticed there was a setting in the app to have a 10 second Bluetooth connection delay so I’m trying that.

    • Anthony on August 23, 2021 at 2:24 pm
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    Hi Guys I am not sure what is going on with my redline 360c. It is constantly false KA front antenna with 1-3 multi radar showing in the range of 35.5-35-7 and it is really annoying. Tried calling all day for escort help line and you can not even leave a call back message.

    • Korrey on September 12, 2021 at 4:01 pm
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    I finally got through to Escort help desk. I was having false rear KA, Wi-Fi not connecting and Bluetooth not connected. After about 25 minutes of questions they said there a lot of these issues and gave me a repair order number to send in and get fixed. They said they know what the issues are and can fix it. I sent mine in to get fixed. I will update when I get it back and run it.

    • Korrey on October 20, 2021 at 2:49 pm
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    Got my detector back from Escort, took about 4 weeks.. The false rear Ka alerts have been fixed. But they did not fix the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, they still won’t connect. Guess I’ll call again and schedule another repair. Grrrrrrr!

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