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I've learned about Godox ID codes acting as a digital filter on top of the analog radio channels to stop someone else nearby on the same channel from firing my lights. I know how to set an ID on my transmitter using a custom function. But the X1R doesn't have any custom functions. How do I set it? Can the X1R do ID codes?

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Yes, it can do ID codes. And how to turn it on was not updated in the user manual, so it's kind of hidden. It's in the revision history PDFs packaged with the firmware updates since this was a feature that was added via firmware.

First, hold down the GR button while turning on the X1R to see what firmware version is loaded. For ID codes the versions you need are:

  • X1R-C: v18 or later
  • X1R-N: v21 or later
  • X1R-S: v05 or later

If it's on an earlier version, update the firmware.

If your X1R can do ID codes, to set the ID:

  1. Hold down the GR and CH buttons while turning on the unit.
  2. Use the CH (up) and GR (down) buttons to set the ID value you want to use.
  3. Wait 5 seconds. Then turn off the unit.

When you turn it back on, the ID is set.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Do you know if the current online manuals added this to their content? \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Feb 28, 2022 at 20:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelC checked before I wrote this. It's not in there. S'why I posted this. :) \$\endgroup\$
    – inkista
    Feb 28, 2022 at 21:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ When I wrote this answer to another question there used to be instructions, which I quoted in that answer, on Godox's site here, but that's a dead link now. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Feb 28, 2022 at 21:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelC exactly. A lot of Godox website links are now dead, since they've rearranged their website (eyeroll). I'm switching some links to the en.godox.com.cn website instead which looks in better shape and more complete. Also the X1R instructions were always in the firmware downloads revhists, not the manual. \$\endgroup\$
    – inkista
    Feb 28, 2022 at 21:54

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