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Flashing a DM600 in 4 easy steps. - 07-November-2008, 15:34

As of yet most of the apps I have found for flashing a dreambox over LAN are not compatible with the DM-600 .NFI image format.

You can easily flash your DM-600 as follows.

Important, You must know what IP address your DB will have, post flash erase. My DB always gets the same IP address from the router when I use DHCP. The IP is assigned based on MAC address, so never changes from image to image.
If someone else can, please chip in with a way of figuring out your IP address otherwise.

1: Turn on DHCP in the communications page and note down the IP address your DB was assigned.

2: Remove the power supply lead from the back of the DB, hold in the power/standby button, plug in the power supply again (While keeping the button pressed). Give it about 15 secs and flash should be erased.

It only actually takes about 10 secs, You will notice that the flashing pattern on the LEDs will have changed.

3: Open up your favorite web browser and type in the IP address you noted earlier. You will see a green page load. Click the link labeled 'upgrade firmware' (or similar) on the bottom left of the page. Browse to and select your the NFI image file on your PC. Click the button to proceed.

4: Once the flash progress meter has reached 100%, turn the DB off then on again.

That's it, You have a new image in flash.

The proceedure is the same for the DM-800 except that this model will tell you what IP address its been assigned in the ubilt in OLED display.

Hope someone finds this useful

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(07-November-2008 14:37)
PS: Its best to have a Null Modem cable available in case of a bad network flash. I've never had any problems flashing over the network, nor have I heard of anyone having any with the DM-600, but better safe than sorry.

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Thanks my friend,
The old way with dreamup, is slow and this without a serial cable is fantastic.

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05-December-2008, 15:13

I had to flash a new DM600 recently, I couldn't get the power button method above to work with this box, I guess it was because it was still running the default dream multimedia image.

If you are in this situation and don't have a serial port, you can use 'Very Simple Flash Assistant' to flash over Ethernet.

File name: "VSFA - 600pvr_500plus.zip"

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