Version 2.00.01 of the firmware for the IsatPhone2 has been released on 24 April 2017.
This is a MANDATORY firmware upgrade and has to be done by 1 August 2017, i.e. meaning that the features introduced by the firmware are critical for the functionality of the GSPS service including the network and the IsatPhone 2 handset.
Version 2.00.03 of the firmware for the IsatPhone2 has also been released but is only a small fix for Chinese characters and not mandatory.
Due to electronic component supply issues, Inmarsat released IsatPhone2 (Model 2.1) in June 2018. The functionality stayed the same, but new USB drivers and upgrade & sync tools are required for Model 2.1.
The latest IsatPhone2 (Model 2.1) firmware: version 1.00.13. This firmware update is recommended.
Find the release notes for the 1.00.13 firmware here.
Find more details on how to do the IsatPhone2 (Model 2.1) firmware upgrades here. Select Model 2.1 under "Support tools" tab.
NOTE: The latest version of USB drivers and IsatPhone2 firmware upgrade tool must be installed.
New USB drivers and a new IsatPhone 2 firmware upgrade tool were released on the 24 April 2017.
Please uninstall the current USB drivers and firmware upgrade tool, reboot, then install the new USB drivers and new IsatPhone2 Firmware Upgrade tool (Isat2v0.10).
You need a Windows PC to use the firmware upgrade tool (you cannot use a Mac or Linux system).
Start with the USB drivers, then Firmware upgrade tool, then the latest firmware as described in the next procedure (STEP 1 to 3).
Save these compressed USB Drivers file onto your computer, then, extract (right click, "Extract All"), then run the install programs (Setup.exe).
Save the FirmwareUpgradeTool.exe file and run it (left double click).
Information on this page is for the IsatPhone2, not the IsatPhonePro. The firmware upgrade tool and firmware for these 2 phones are not compatible.
See the IsatPhonePRO_upgrade
page for the IsatPhonePro upgrade procedure.
The 24 April 2017 release has new USB drivers and a new Firmware Upgrade Tool.
Firstly, uninstall the previous USB Drivers e.g. Press the Windows Start key, then type 'program', then select 'Programs and Features', then select 'IsatPhone2 USB Drivers', then uninstall the previous drivers.
REBOOT. Yes, please REBOOT after uninstalling the previous USB drivers.
Then, uninstall the previous Firmware Upgrade Tool, e.g. Press the Windows Start key, then type 'program', then select 'Programs and Features', then select 'IsatPhone2 Firmware Upgrade Tool', then uninstall the previous Firmware Upgrade Tool.
STEP 1: USB DRIVERS
You must run the Setup.exe application from the extracted folder, not directly from the comressed zip archive.
USB Drivers are compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10.
The new USB drivers is generic and compatible with both the IsatPhonePro and IsatPhone2.
STEP 2: FIRMWARE UPGRADE TOOLDownload and install the firmware upgrade tool in the following file: FirmwareUpgradeTool-Isat2v0.10.exe
STEP 3: UPGRADE the FIRMWARE
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