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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, a configured bootloader or a serial cable and a terminal program
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: (
[Only Registered Users Can See LinksClick Here To Register])

- 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 ***. If it doesn't change, something doesn't
    work with the DHCP server. Check wether network cable is plugged in etc. If it just doesn't
    work, 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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DM800 Flashing with DreamUp

How to flash your Dreambox DM800 with DreamUp
You require:

[Only Registered Users Can See LinksClick Here To Register] (zip-file)



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



select: comport 1 or 2
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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