MD-380 – How to reset the PC programming password

It can happen that a “PC Programming Password”, set on the Tytera MD-380/Retevis RT-3 “CPS” programming software, is lost or forgotten. If that happens, there is no way to program the radio from your PC ever again.
However, there is a simple workaround:

  1. install the md380tools by Travis Goodspeed KK4VCZ; follow carefully his instructions for installation;
  2. issue the following commands:
    ./md380-dfu read mycodeplug.img
    printf '\xFF\xFF\xFF\xFF\xFF\xFF\xFF\xFF' | dd conv=notrunc of=mycodeplug.img bs=1 seek=$((0x20a0))
    ./md380-dfu write mycodeplug.img
  3. when done, turn off the radio and back on again;
  4. your PC programming password is now empty;
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  1. Hi have DM 380 i enable program radio and my radio stop working my keyboard is look i try upgrade firmware but not fix
    original or hack i email tyt company . say u have problem with lcd but i change it by new one my main board i look keyboard i need help

  2. I have read about one firmware, v 3.14 “password delect”, that solves the problem. I do not know how to get it so if anyone has it…,please let it free for the comunity , thanks a lot, and 73

  3. I have the same problem (password required) on my Tyt md 2017 after firmware upgrade. I tried 8 times 0 and 8 times 9 but no solution. Help!

  4. I’m in need of a way to reset the password for a Retevis RT3 radio. After attempting to program my information, the radio now asks for a password upon powering on. I never entered a password and all the passwords in the operators manual do not work. HELP.

  5. Hello, I have resolve the issue, I contact the contact support from Tytera and they send me a new CPS program to delete the code after the power ON.

  6. Hi.

    MD380 programming failure. locked by password.

    How do i reset password?

    i have read this abowe “./md380-dfu read mycodeplug.img
    printf ‘\xFF\xFF\xFF\xFF\xFF\xFF\xFF\xFF’ ” and so on, but where shall i type it in?

    what program from TYT do you use when you reset the password? maybe a link?

    Best regards
    Lars Swedeen

  7. Hy everyone, I’ve the same problem MD380 request password , I can use windows or raspberry five minutes ago I sent email to Tyt.

    Can help me?

  8. Hi guys!

    I have had the problem with the locked keypad. I could write a good codeplug with md380tools into the the locked unit. That fixed the problem!

    73, Norbert – DL8LAQ

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