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  • Firmware updating problem

    When I try to update the Black Box to v. 1.1.1 by copying the new firmware to the original SD card and then put it in the Black Box, following the steps of holding both BACK-button and INFO-button it will says "erasing". I then wait for will wait for the upgrading screen according to the instructions by the "How to install New Firmware on the Black Box" guide. It will never reach that screen. Then I have to pull the plug and restart the Black Box and it has v. 1.1.1. Is there a new way to upgrade the firmware that I have missed. I even formated the SD card (original, FAT 32) and copy all files back again to the SD card.

    Why does the Firmware upgrade go wrong when I have followed your guide? Anyone else with the same problem?

  • #2
    Are you letting go of BACK and INFO when the "erasing" screen appears? I kept them held in the first time and that doesn't work.


    • #3
      Did not let them go as instructed.


      • #4
        You can let go as soon as you see the firmware programming screens.


        • xeamus
          xeamus commented
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          Ok, thanks!

      • #5
        I'm also having problems. When i put 1.1.1 bin file onto the provided micro SD do i replace the existing bin file on the SD?
        i did this...
        when i power up and hold back & info buttons my BB doesn't go to the screen described in instructions.


        • #6
          Please try it a few times and make sure you are holding the buttons down firmly. Yes you need to overwrite the BLACKBOX.BIN file on the micro SD card.


          • #7
            I've tried multiple times Aaron. What do you recommend i do next?


            • #8
              For the sake of completeness, here are the instructions:

              If you aren't seeing the programming firmware screen, what are you seeing?

              Please be sure to hold HOME and INFO first, then connect the power.

              After that, common mistakes include copying the wrong BLACKBOX.BIN file and getting confused about ZIP files. Some browsers, most notably Safari, will unzip automatically and make life more confusing.


              • #9
                Aaron sir, you r a genius. Got it working. Holding buttons first then connecting power must be the key as worked 1st time. Cheers mate