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Arrow How to flash your DM500 HD with DreamUp or with Browser - 16-July-2010, 10:46

DM500 HD Flashing firmware by Browser

Flashing a new firmware by Browser

What you need to flash

You need the image file you want to flash. Image files have the extension *.nfi. You can't flash other
images like *.img files. Don't try it - it won't work.

You need either a DHCP server and a configured bootloader

You need a browser and a network cable. Connect your Dreambox to a switch/hub/router in your lokal LAN.

To flash a new image, you can use the second stage loader. It must be present and not broken.

The following steps assume you have a DHCP server.
If you don't have one, you have to setup an IP address (klick) in the bootloader's serial setup.

- Power down the Dreambox, either using "shutdown" and by switching off by the power switch.
Standby is not enough!

- (1.) Press and hold the power button.
- (2.) Switch on your Dreambox.
- (3.) Your Dreambox will get the next free DHCP IP address from your router.

- Now, open a browser on your PC.
(1.) enter in the address line "http://ip/" .
- (2.) on the bottom of the page, there's a link called "firmware upgrade". Click it.

- On the next page, you can select the flash image you want to flash. be sure that it has the ".nfi" extension.
You can't flash other images (like .img)!
- Click on "FLASH!" and wait. It might take some time to upload and flash the image.
- Switch the box off again, and on again. The new image should be flashed and working.


DM500 HD Flashing with DreamUp

How to flash your Dreambox DM500 HD with DreamUp

You require:

DreamUP-Download HERE

First disconnect the box from main power
start the program "DreamUp

select your comport
maybe use network
if network: enter the local IP from your PC, enter a remote IP for your Box

press the "Connect" - button
and then connect the box to main power
please wait now

after the flash loader is transfered into the Box select the firmware by pressing
the "Flash" - button

select the firmware and click "open"

upload starts now, please wait

Box is flashing the new firmware into the flash memory, please wait

flashing done, press "OK"
press "disconnect then exit"
restart the box

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21-July-2010, 21:40

I'm trying to flash a new out of the box DM500HD with Dream UP.

But after I select any image I get the following error:

9:38:05 PM box type: DM500HD
9:38:35 PM Calculating checksum...
9:38:37 PM Got wrong response from box: HTTP/1.0 400 Bad Request
Content-Type: text/plain
Server: yahd v1.0

entering serial loop...

How can I solve this?

Update: With the Web Flash It worked.......

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