GTMEDIA V8 NOVA BLUE FIRMWARE PROBLEM DOWNGRADE

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GTMEDIA V8 NOVA BLUE FIRMWARE PROBLEM DOWNGRADE

Post by setool » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:37 am

Hello all,
I have a problem after upgrading to the latest software version. I don't have WiFi. I want to go back to the previous version but I can't update from the bin file. After clicking USB UPGRADE -> START nothing happens. What key combination forces the update when turning on the decoder?

EDIT:
I am able to attempt to update during startup. Unfortunately, no firmware wants to move and I still have the version from 17.03.2020

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Re: GTMEDIA V8 NOVA BLUE FIRMWARE PROBLEM DOWNGRADE

Post by cpr43 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:05 pm

setool wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:37 am
Hello all,
I have a problem after upgrading to the latest software version. I don't have WiFi. I want to go back to the previous version but I can't update from the bin file. After clicking USB UPGRADE -> START nothing happens. What key combination forces the update when turning on the decoder?

EDIT:
I am able to attempt to update during startup. Unfortunately, no firmware wants to move and I still have the version from 17.03.2020
Try using the USB flash.bin recovery process. Do a search in the right upper corner
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Re: GTMEDIA V8 NOVA BLUE FIRMWARE PROBLEM DOWNGRADE

Post by setool » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:06 am

Method:
press menu when starting the decoder. And rename the firmware file to flash.bin. This method also doesn't work. Unless it's different

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Re: GTMEDIA V8 NOVA BLUE FIRMWARE PROBLEM DOWNGRADE

Post by Feralkiwi » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:52 pm

flash.bin recovery is done like this.

Place a copy of the unpacked software (the .bin file) on a USB stick and rename it "flash.bin"
With the USB in the unit, power on while repeat pressing "Menu" on the remote. You must use the V7 remote on the V7.
The unit should reload the software.

Also other users say that you must use a USB stick, not a card holder etc and that stick must be 32Gb or under.
Use the rear USB port on units that have two ports.

I have had units that will not recover.
Try using the same software as was in the unit when it crashed, not the new update software.
You must use the correct software, ie that for the V7HD for the V7HD etc, not software for any other freesat units.

Try even older software as the file for flash.bin.

Look at the LED in the USB stick. When the TV shows the message "USB Upgrade, do not turn off" you should see the LED on the USB flash as the file is loaded.
The USB LED should also flash a few times as the unit first powers on and looks at it.
Also users have said to use the rear USB port for this on V8 units.

Good luck

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