Fish finder update (usa model in europe will work?) 998si

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peterv6i
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Fish finder update (usa model in europe will work?) 998si

Post by peterv6i » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:43 am

I recently bought a sonar for the U.S. market (998si) model..
It has a 5.700 software version on and it work without any problems in europe (only depth is in feet)..

I have a question about software updates... What will happen if I install latest update on it? (I have registered to humminbird site and received update version 6.740)..
Will sonar / gps work in europe after update?

Does someone have update version 5.700 for U.S market? (just for "downgrade")

What is the latest "update" that I can put on this model and that will work in europe? (6.180, 6.420, ... ?)

thank you for any response

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Re: Fish finder update (usa model in europe will work?) 998s

Post by Wayne P. » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:56 am

The last stable update was 6.490.
Ones after that added the software for the 360 accessory and that degraded the 2D performance so much that those that don't have that accessory went back to 6.490.

You can get most software versions from the sideimagingsoft web site.

Software changes don't affect where the unit is operated, just what it does.
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Re: Fish finder update (usa model in europe will work?) 998s

Post by peterv6i » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:19 am

Wayne P. wrote: Software changes don't affect where the unit is operated, just what it does.
hmm.. what about this:
"Products with GPS functions do not allow for time zones to be reset outside of the US time zones. This will affect your ability to acquire satellites. In addition we do not send software to update the product. "

I'am scared that after Update of my 998 (bought in USA) will not work...?!

Is there a possibility to go back to old version if something is not working well? (for example I patch the 998 with 6.490 version and after that for example my gps is not working.. Can I patch my sonar with patch version 5.700 ?

thank you for any info..

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Post by Wayne P. » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:14 pm

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Re: Fish finder update (usa model in europe will work?) 998s

Post by Humminbird_Greg » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:12 am

peterv6i wrote:
Wayne P. wrote: Software changes don't affect where the unit is operated, just what it does.
hmm.. what about this:
"Products with GPS functions do not allow for time zones to be reset outside of the US time zones. This will affect your ability to acquire satellites. In addition we do not send software to update the product. "

I'am scared that after Update of my 998 (bought in USA) will not work...?!

Is there a possibility to go back to old version if something is not working well? (for example I patch the 998 with 6.490 version and after that for example my gps is not working.. Can I patch my sonar with patch version 5.700 ?

thank you for any info..
Not sure where you saw that statement but it basically means that US version units (we call them “domestic”) do not have time zones for outside of the U.S.A. and updating the software will not change this. We have never used any sort of geo-fencing in our units. Not sure who it was that started that rumor but it is wrong. Updating the software in your unit will not change the way that the GPS works outside the U.S.A.

Yes you can go back to an older version software – just as long as it is not older than what the unit was originally built with. Doing so may render your unit inoperable.
Greg Walters at Humminbird
gwalters@johnsonoutdoors.com
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Re: Fish finder update (usa model in europe will work?) 998s

Post by peterv6i » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:18 am

Thank you!
I have updated my 998 and all works fine ;)

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