DM800 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, 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: (same like DM8000)


 

- 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
             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.