Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baofeng DM-5R: Radioddity Pre-Orders E-mail

I get e-mail notifications of comments and one hit my inbox regarding the DM-5R. The actual comment didn't get published - I don't know if the commenter decided to delete it or what. The comment included the text from a Radioddity e-mail regarding DM-5R pre-orders. Can anyone that ordered a DM-5R confirm they got this?
"Dear Customer,
We have an update for you on the status of the BaoFeng DM-5R. 
Your DM-5R is ready to be shipped. We are confident you will enjoy the crisp, clear sound of the DM-5R. The DM-5R comes out of the box supporting only MOTOTRBO Tier I. 
Thanks to the help of our Radioddity Review Team, we have found a bug in the software that makes updating the radio to Tier II inherently risky. If upgraded incorrectly, the user faces the possibility of disabling the radio, which would then need to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair. Radioddity does not suggest that you upgrade your DM-5R to Tier II manually. Manual upgrading should be done only by professionals. 
We are working to fix this. We will re-release the DM-5R in one month’s time with a system update. This re-release will have Tier II standard.  
Here are your options: 
Maintain your order status, receive the DM-5R with the current software in the next 5-10 days. 
Transfer your order to a DM-5R with upgraded software, for no additional price. Receive your radio October 20-30th. 
Cancel your order, receive a full refund. 
We are working to provide detailed documentation to assist in the Tier II upgrading process, to support those who wish to upgrade their DM-5R.
Please respond to this email and let us know which option you would like to take going forward. 


  1. Have you scene this?


    Pricey but potential interesting development given the SDR Android architecture.

  2. That was me with login problem. Here is their follow up email.

    "Dear Customer,

    Thank you for your reply. We'll then transfer your order to a DM-5R with upgraded software Tier II (no additional price). And we'll ship your radio once we get it in stock (probably in late October). Thank you again for your patience.

    If you have other questions, pls feel free to contact support@radioddity.com :)


    1. Thanks for sharing. Keep us posted on your experience with the DM-5R!

  3. Hello I am Detlef DF5JZ
    I have a Baofeng DM-5R
    I need the firmware update for Tier 2
    I read it should cost $ 10.
    Where can I get it and where do I have to pay.
    My email is DF5JZ@DF5JZ.de

  4. Hello i`m Peter dl9kaw,
    i have the same question as DF5JZ
    how to get TIER 2 Firmware to this
    DM-5R DMV to get compatibility to
    Mototrbo. email peter.strang add gmail.com
    Thank you, Peter