The new IsatPhone 2 firmware update 01.08.01 is now available to download.
Inmarsats’ official statement is:
“This is a recommended firmware upgrade, meaning that the features introduced by the firmware are important but not critical for the GSPS service including the network and the IsatPhone 2 handset.”
In order to upgrade the handset’s firmware you must have a PC running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or XP. The latest version of USB drivers and IsatPhone 2’s firmware upgrade tool must be installed. These can be found on the Inmarsat Support website by visiting http://www.inmarsat.com/support/isatphone-2-support/ or you can download them directly from this blog post by clicking the links below.
Please read the installation guides for the firmware upgrade tool and USB drivers which are also downloadable from this blog post.
Download the new IsatPhone 2 firmware update here:
Upgrading your firmware
To upgrade your IsatPhone 2 firmware you will first need to install the IsatPhone 2 USB Drivers.
You then need to download the IsatPhone 2 Firmware upgrade tool.
Installing IsatPhone 2 firmware 01.08.01
To install IsatPhone 2 firmware 01.08.01:
a. Ensure that USB drivers and the firmware upgrade tool are installed on your PC
b. Double click on Inmarsat’s firmware upgrade tool and follow on screen instructions.
The firmware upgrade will take approximately between 7 and 12 minutes. After installation, you can check the firmware version by switching on the phone and selecting Menu > Settings > About > Firmware version
Fixes and enhancements in this release
Important fixes and enhancements:
Corrected Assistance Alert text in Spanish – Enabled and Disabled now displayed correctly
Removed occasional crash events in Tracking Mode, in Antenna Stow and some other occasions
Added support for UICC (3G) SIM cards that support 2G USIM application
Call duration counter information is displayed in all occasions
Resolution of occasional incorrect display of GPS Red Icon and Pointing Help
Corrected volume level Max to Min to work as expected when a headset is connected
Corrected Assistance Alert behaviour after configuration change when the previous Assistance Message sending is in progress
Prevent phone from moving to Limited Service during Idle/Standby Mode and during first registration in rare circumstances
If you have any further questions please leave them in the comments section and we will endeavour to get them answered for you.