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Bird doesn't use custom B<S firmware, it seems to only be Jump that does that.MD_R wrote: ↑Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:33 pmOk a bit more info.
The bird es4 external battery has the stock firmware, no need to flash. The pain with it though is instead of using a standard hex key size (like the consumer version of the external battery) it used a "security bit" type with a hole in the middle, also know as "tamper proof hex" to mount to the neck. The cage itself mounts using the normal torx tamper proof type to mount.
Only visual difference I can tell between a consumer battery and the bird one - is the "Powered by segway" with the little circle appears on the consumer version, while on the bird version it seems to just have the words "by segway" in a normal font there.
According to the segway app the firmware is 0.1.3.6 on this particular models external battery.
Only other difference I saw is the plugs that fit into the holes after mounting are longer than the ones I got with the consumer versions - about 3 times longer - and so they seem nicer in that aspect as it fits more tightly and is removed more easily with a small flathead screwdriver (while the consumer ones that are smaller easily flip over while you try to remove them with a flathead).
Hope this info helps you decide which to buy, and what to look for on the auction sites and such so you don't end up with the rental battery - of course in the case of bird it wouldn't matter aside from the fact it will probably be heavily used, but perhaps other rental brands with modified firmware also have the visual different on the sticker.
I am curious though if this is the same with 100 percent of the bird es4's or perhaps if it may be different in certain areas or certain models - but as far as I can tell they are stock.
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