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Apx radios and encryption

Postby OCSD117 » Tue May 30, 2017 4:55 pm

Really dumb question but I see all these radios on eBay with every algos in them. With the cost of them, how are people getting them in the radios? Is it legit?
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Re: Apx radios and encryption

Postby sjxts3000 » Tue May 30, 2017 5:12 pm

Most of those radios come with those encryption algorithms already enabled in the MACE from the factory. Clearly, however, there are no keys loaded. Even some tagless demo radios had some algos enabled. But when you see a tagless piece of junk radio with a whored-out flash code and five algos, it's a pretty good bet it was done outside of the factory or the /\/\ depot.

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Re: Apx radios and encryption

Postby com501 » Wed May 31, 2017 1:43 pm

There are people who can load algos from KVLs that have been modified. Defnitely shadow-ware.

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Re: Apx radios and encryption

Postby motorola_otaku » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:56 am

Legit algo upgrades are shipped on CD-ROMs now with an encrypted upgrade file matching the KVL's serial number. I have no doubt someone's figured out the magic behind manipulating the upgrade files.
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