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Howto flash a dm800 via web browser - 22-February-2011, 18:15

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 [COLOR=#6DD0F7 ! important][COLOR=#6DD0F7 ! important]work[/COLOR][/COLOR].

You need either a DHCP server, a configured bootloader or a serial cable and a terminal [COLOR=#6DD0F7 ! important][COLOR=#6DD0F7 ! important]program[/COLOR][/COLOR]
like HyperTerm.

You need a browser, and a network cable. If you connect the Dreambox directly to the PC,
you need a cross cable, if you connect trough a switch/hub/router you need a normal
(non-cross) cable.

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 in the bootloader's serial setup.
- Power down the Dreambox, either using "shutdown" and by removing the power connector.
Standby is not enough!

- (1.) Press and hold the power button. Replug the power connector into the Dreambox.
- (3.) A text "*** STOP ***" should appear. Now you can release the button.
The bootloader entered the "waiting" mode.
- (4.) Above the "*** STOP ***" text, there should appear an IP-address
(four decimal values with a dot in between). If there appears the string "dhcp" instead,
the box still searches for a DHCP server. Wait a bit. If it doesn't change, something doesn't
[COLOR=#6DD0F7 ! important][COLOR=#6DD0F7 ! important]work[/COLOR][/COLOR] with the DHCP server. Check wether network cable is plugged in etc. If it just doesn't
[COLOR=#6DD0F7 ! important][COLOR=#6DD0F7 ! important]work[/COLOR][/COLOR], set an IP using the serial terminal

Now, open a browser on your PC.
(1.) enter in the address line "http://ip/" (where ip must be replaced with the value in the LCD).
- (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.
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04-March-2011, 21:44

Hi Bacteria
Can you tell me if the link still exists? i tried it but can't find the link "firmware upgrade".
I tried it with google.



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14-August-2011, 13:20

I tried it but the ip is not working with browser ?

I did , but not works ?

The Ethernet light is Off and box not works correctly

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14-August-2011, 14:28

Use I Explorer :)
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20-September-2011, 17:36

Just enter in boot mode (you have to push power and switch on decoder. release power button when an ip appear on display) then with google chrome will bw the best to upgrade firm.

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