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HowTo flash/update Vu+ images

Discussion in 'Black Hole HowTo & Guides' started by Mito, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    To install a new image, you need an empty USB stick FAT32 formatted.
    1. Download image zip file for your Vu+ model;
    2. Unzip the zip file and you will have a folder named vuplus and under the folder, you will have another folder named after the model of your VuPlus set;
    3. Copy the vuplus folder (including all the sub folders and files in it) to root folder of your USB stick;
    4. WARNING!!! If you have any folder named vuplus on any device connected to your Vu+, delete the folder or rename it;
    5. Turn off your Vu+;
    6. Disconnect all USB flash drives connected to your receiver;
    7. If your receiver is equipped with a front USB port (Duo2, Ultimo, etc.), insert the USB stick in it, otherwise you can insert the USB stick in a rear port.;
    8. Turn on your Vu+.

    If, for any reason, the upgrade fails, first disconnect any USB devices connected to your Vu+ and then try again to install the new image.
    If the upgrade fails again, try to use another USB stick.



    Vu+ Duo
    DUO.png
    Update is done when upgrade completed message is shown on the display.



    Vu+ Duo2
    DUO2.jpg
    Push POWER button on the box (not on remote control!) when message appears on display.
    Update is done when upgrade completed message is shown on the display.




    Vu+ Solo
    SOLO.png
    Update is done when green light blinks on the front panel.



    Vu+ Solo2
    SOLO2.png
    Push POWER button on the box (not on remote control!) when message appears on display.
    Update is done when upgrade completed message is shown on the display.




    Vu+ SoloSE
    soloSE.png
    Update is done when the LED on front panel remains lit briefly and then starts blinking rapidly.




    Vu+ Ultimo
    ULTIMO.png
    Push - button on the box (not on remote control!) when message appears on display.
    Update is done when upgrade completed message is shown on the display.




    Vu+ Uno
    UNO.png
    Push CH- button on the box (not on remote control!) when message appears on display.
    Update is done when upgrade completed message is shown on the display.



    Vu+ Zero
    zero.png
    Update is done when the LED blinks on the front panel.




    Since it doesn't seems to be enough clear, we specify that to starting the Ultimo update, you have to press the button shown in the following picture.

    ultimo.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015
  2. jogatore

    jogatore Vu+ Newbie

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    :thanks:
     
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  3. kobarp

    kobarp Vu+ Newbie

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    Hi.
    i have the vu+ solo and i folowed your indications.
    nothing hapens....i mean no green blink now other color, just rebut of vu+ and nothing more.
    can you please help?
    thnx in advance
     
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  4. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    Did you try to use another USB stick?
     
  5. dimfil

    dimfil BH Lover

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    +1 to this...
    It happened many times recently for me, with some sticks from a specific company. I used other sticks and all work well...

    Also, double check that is is formatted in FAT32...
     
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  6. Duncan Sant

    Duncan Sant Vu+ Newbie

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    hi, sorry if this is silly, but do I need to back up any config file or my TV settings / channel lists before I upgrade the image? I currently have 2 boxes with 1.7.8 on them. Thanks!
     
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  7. a911

    a911 The BH Lover

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    U can if wanted !
    Only use software manager for backup!
     
  8. Duncan Sant

    Duncan Sant Vu+ Newbie

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    if i don't back up my current settings, will they be lost with the update?
    sorry for these silly questions, complete newby here! :)
     
  9. Duncan Sant

    Duncan Sant Vu+ Newbie

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    and thanks for the reply btw :)
     
  10. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    Yes, you will lost your settings.
     
  11. YipMan

    YipMan Vu+ User

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    thanks for tuto
     
  12. YipMan

    YipMan Vu+ User

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    Hi !
    Can be a weird issue can : How do I know if I have a good USB stick ?
    Thanks
     
  13. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    There is only a way to know it: try it ;)
     
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  14. dremely

    dremely Vu+ Newbie

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    think you
     
  15. patmyhead

    patmyhead Vu+ Newbie

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    i have had a vti image on my duo for some time now ,this image came as a usb file
    how do i change a image rar file to usb file, i have tried extracting the file using winzip but that does not work
    what am i doing wrong ,not that clever with using my laptop so in easy to understand help if you could please
    thanks
     
  16. a911

    a911 The BH Lover

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    Re extract the file from rar and then zip the file into a Zip-file (using zipping file)... No need to add the USB name to the file!
    It will work normally!
     
  17. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    To expand the .rar file you need a software like RarZilla, search it by google.
     
  18. a911

    a911 The BH Lover

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    Dear patmyhead,,,
    U can use the attached free unzip files,,,it will unzip rar files!
     

    Attached Files:

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  19. YipMan

    YipMan Vu+ User

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    Hi!
    For the first time I turned on my vu + SOLO2 and I as image exprimental which dates from 2012.
    So my 2 questions :
    1 / What is the version of BH can I put in my decoder ?
    A, B, C or D?
    2 / Before turning the BH version is that it is put to necassaire update online my first version of Experimental?
    thank you
     
  20. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    1) You can install the last BH image available: Black Hole Vu+ Solo2 2.0.2 Rev. D
    2) You don't need any update to install the BH image.
     
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