HP Prime: Firmware Update (13865, date 2018.07.06)
There is a new update to the HP Prime firmware. The new version is 13865.
You can find the file and details here:
Details and file:
Firmware download: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/calculators/Prime/
I haven’t had much chance to work with the new firmware, however according to the release information, some of the highlights are:
* There is a new red indicator when the HP Prime’s power reaches below 10%.
* All integrals in HOME mode will calculate numerical results. Previously results are returned in either numerical or exact answers. Exact answers will still be provided in CAS mode.
* You can control the amount of time until the HP Prime dims its screen. The screen is dimmed when you do nothing on the calculator after a set amount of time. The time is set in milliseconds as a base integer (30,000 in decimal or 7530_16 in hexadecimal). The variable is TDim found in the Vars-Setting menu.
* The command EVAL is said to now help INPUT with local variables. I haven’t played around with this yet.
* Updated CAS and improvements
As a note, there the HP Prime now gets a new processor G2. To find out what hardware version you have, press [Help], press the soft key (Tree), scroll up, select About HP Prime. I have hardware revision C. The threads on the MoHPC site goes into more details. The reason why I mention this is if you have trouble updating your HP Prime, the firmware files may need to be in a new folder. The folder is:
Hardware C (and I’m assuming this will work for A):
(your drive) \HP Connectivity Kit\Firmware\PrimeG1
Thank you to HP and HP Museum of Calculators!
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