Nor the Windows, nor the Mac OS firmware updater contains device product IDs for every variant. Such as the “DTLPG3_Mac_Updater.zip” and the “DTLPG3 Updater with El Capitan Fix.zip”.
For me the device productID is same as the DTVP (DataTraveler Vault) drive’s productID.
The trick is to make the firmware updater (Mac OS variant) to work:
- Find your DTLocker+G3’s productID in the System Information app, under USB.
- Change the ‘productID’ in the following file, to your drive’s one:
DTLPG3_Mac_Updater.app/Contents/Resources/devicePersonalities.plist Ex: My drive’s product is 0x160D, so I changed the ID from 0x169D to 0x160D.
- Run the firmware updater app
After this modification, the updater can find and reflash the drive.
The latest updater can be downloaded from the Kingston’s website here: https://www.kingston.com/us/support/technical/products/dtlpg3
With this update the drive can be used with the latest MacOS Catalina.