How to reset Retevis RT82 factory setting

Recently we got some feedback from our customer who bought RT82 already, said if they can reset RT82 factoty setting.

Then do you know how to reset dual band DMR digital radio Retevis RT82 factory setting?


What you need to do.

* Retevis RT82 Dual Band DMR Radio

* RT 82 Programming software

* RT82 factory database— GPS Version, No GPS Version

* RT82 Programming cable


Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Download RT82 Programming software.


RT82 programming software





Step 2: Connect RT82 radio to your PC with programming cable.

Step 3: Open the software as below picture show , clear your previous database.

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Step 4: Open a new file. Add RT82 radio correct factory .rdt, GPS or No GPS.

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Step 5: Then write date to your radio.

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Once all the steps are complete, power the radio off and then back on again.  Now your radio should be good to go!     Other digital radio RT3 or RT8 factory reseting same steps, only different .rdt of RT3 or RT8.    As always, All of us  Retevis  colleagues

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6 thoughts on “How to reset Retevis RT82 factory setting

  1. Hi
    I have a RT8, was trying to remove backlight timer and brighten screen, but have managed to loose screen completely after a few seconds from initial start up. Sreen times out, goes blank and cannot be made to return by PTT or menue button. Can you offer advice please
    Glyn Hudson.

  2. HI, have a RT-84 and just upgrade the software so that i can program the radio.. and after the upgrade the radio is asking for a password.. i tried all sorts of but to know avail.. may i ask whats the solution or how do i reset the RT-84 THANKS

    1. Hi, is it possible to read from radio on the software?
      If yes, you can read from radio, to set the password on the software: program-read data-general setting-power on password
      If not, you can try to fill the password 00000000 to have a try.

  3. I have 2 RT81’s, yet one of them are not receiving, although all the other radio to receiving fine using the same codeplug, would you be able to help please ? can I preform a factory reset on the device ? Thanks in advance

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