MD380/MD390 Firmware

The patched firmware is known to work on the following devices:

  • The “D”-Version (NoGPS) for radios without GPS
    • Tytera/TYT MD380
    • Tytera/TYT MD390
    • Retevis RT3
  • The “S”-Version (GPS) for radios with GPS
    • Tytera/TYT MD380
    • Tytera/TYT MD390
    • Retevis RT8

Both types of vocoder (old and new vocoder radios) are supported.

The DMR MARC user’s database requires a 16 MByte SPI Flash memory chip. In some VHF Radios there is only an 1 MByte SPI Flash memory chip installed.

USE this firmware at your own risk 🙂

Known models

Name vocoder GPS exp FW original FW
MD-380 old N D02,D13 D02,D03
MD-380 new N D02,D13 D02,D13
MD-380G new Y D02,S13 S13
MD-390 new N D02,D13 D13
MD-390G new Y D02,S13 S13
  • RT3 = MD-380 (old)
  • RT8 = MD-390G
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△ Name ▽△ Size ▽△ Date ▽
D002.032.bin
Open | Download
971.5 KB06/04/2018
D003.020.bin
Open | Download
973.5 KB06/04/2018
D013.020.bin
Open | Download
972.5 KB06/04/2018
D13.exp.bin
Open | Download
972.5 KB06/04/2018
S013.020.bin
Open | Download
976.5 KB06/04/2018
S02.exp.bin
Open | Download
971.5 KB06/04/2018
S13.exp.bin
Open | Download
976.5 KB06/04/2018
user.bin
Open | Download
3.77 MB06/04/2018

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Compiled directly from the github repo of Travis Goodspeed
https://github.com/travisgoodspeed/md380tools

Windows Firmware Installation

You can install any of these patched firmware files into your MD380 by using the respective .bin file with the Tytera Windows firmware upgrade tool, upgrade.exe, available inside their firmware upgrade downloads. Here are the steps:

  • Turn off your MD380 using the volume knob.
  • Attach the Tytera USB cable to the SP and MIC ports of your MD380.
  • Attach the Tytera USB cable to your host computer.
  • Hold down the PTT and the button above the PTT button (not the button with the “M” on it).
  • Turn on your MD380 using the volume knob.
  • Release the buttons on the radio.
  • The status LED should be on and alternating between red and green, indicating you’re in flash upgrade mode.
  • Start the Tytera Upgrade.exe program.
  • Click “Open Update File” and choose one of the .bin files produced from the process above.
  • Click “Download Update File” and wait for the flash update process to finish. It takes less than a minute.
  • Turn off your MD380 using the volume knob.
  • Disconnect the USB cable from your MD380 and host computer.
  • Turn the MD380 back on, and you should see the welcome screen. You’re running patched firmware!