Bug #5363

Baofeng BF-888s "Radio Refused to enter programming mode"

Added by Brayden Watson over 2 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:New Start date:11/22/2017
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:MacOS
Model affected:Baofeng BF-888S


I have already used CHIRP with the same programming cable to program the UV-5R but It seems like CHIRP won't allow me to download the channels off of the BF-888S. Can anyone please help me out? I have tried to Enable developer functions and load module H777.py but it still wont download it. Doesnt appear to be the radio either as when the radio isnt even on it still shows the same message.


Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 1 month ago

  • Priority changed from High to Normal
  • Target version set to chirp-daily
  • Model affected changed from BF-888S to Baofeng BF-888S

This looks like a cable issue. Please refer to these Wiki articles:
CableGuide FTDI OEM Cables
RTSystemsCablesAndMavericks (if you're running MacOS)
If there's no solution to be found in any of them, please read: How To Report Issues and provide a debug log. Thank you!

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