Programming Software
(for Windows)
 
Compatible with Baofeng UV-5R Series
UV5R / BFF8 / GT3

   
 

Before loading any software, you must verify your current firmware release.

This procedure for this can be found at Firmware_Release

Note: Factory Software (VIP) is NOT backward compatible.
          Load ONLY the software designed for your firmware release.
 

      
This software has been made available as a courtesy to our readers.
To the best of our knowledge, this software is correct.
We will not be responsible for damage caused by improper loading
or use of radio outside its factory specified limits.
  
136-174 / 400-520 MHz   or   136-174 / 200-260 MHz
  
Note: A 150/450 model can Not be made to operate on 150/220.
      
  
 
 
Firmware BFB290 and Older
    
1) Baofeng VIP v120304 with Installer (Chin) BF5R_VIP_v120304(VB6).zip
2) Baofeng VIP v120706 with Installer (Chin)   *  ** BF5R_VIP_v120706(VB6).zip
 
  
 
  
Firmware BFB291 and Newer       
3) Baofeng VIP v120725 BFB291 w/ Installer (Eng)   * BF5R_VIP_v120725_BFB291_ENG(VB6).zip 
4) Baofeng VIP v120725 BFB291 w/ Installer (Chin) BF5R_VIP_v120725_BFB291_CHI(VB6).zip
5) Rebranded VIP v120815 BFB291 w/ Installer (Chin) UVE5_VIP_v120815_BFB291_CHI(VB6).zip 
 
  
 
  
All Firmware releases  
6) Baofeng CPS v121025 BFBALL w/installer (Chin)  ***  UV5R_NewOldChin_v12.10.25.zip
7) Baofeng CPS v121025 BFBALL w/installer (Eng) *  ***  UV5R_NewOldEng_v12.10.25.zip
 

*      Preferred
**   Capable of expanding TX programming to 520MHz & utilizing 16 Com Ports
*** Compatible the all firmware releases, but does not include the 'Other' tab that changes
        the Power On message.     aka UV_5R_NEW_OLD

 

 
 

CONVERTING TO ENGLISH


On the Command Line at the top appears   ??  ??  ??  ??  ??  ??
Click on the 2nd ?? from the right.  This is the Language drop down.
     Select English.

Change To English


SCREEN FLASHING

Your computer screen searching for the proper COM port (1-16). If it doesn't find one, the opening screen will continuously flash and will eventually time out.

The two most common reasons for this are:
a)   The USB cable is not plugged in.
b)   The wrong cable driver is installed.   Refer to Proper_Drivers
 
 
OPTIONAL FEATURES

The Baofeng Software Optional Features Screen can be accessed through the EDIT dropdown menu.  The field descriptions of that screen can be accessed at:    Optional_Features    (PDF)
 
 

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Your Support is appreciated
 
Jason Bhalla-Gaunt, United Kingdom  
 



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