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    make sure you dont have any usb sticks or external drives in the back usb ports as this will stop it flashing

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    How do you flash this way, when you dont have an *.nfi image? Couldnt flash when changing file type to jffs2

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    nfi files are also available for most images and defo for vix

    just use vuutil
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    Hi,
    It looks like I need to flash my box using the vu utility, my problem is that my current laptop does not have a serial port. I it possible to use a usb cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedigree View Post
    Hi,
    It looks like I need to flash my box using the vu utility, my problem is that my current laptop does not have a serial port. I it possible to use a usb cable.
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    You could pick up a USB to serial connector on eBay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedigree View Post
    It looks like I need to flash my box using the vu utility...
    Can you explain to us why it looks that way?

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    Hi Rob.
    False alarm, It was a friends box that I thought I had bricked by auto updating without having installed the latest Bootloader.
    The box is ok now.
    Thanks for the reply.

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    Hi,

    I have tried this method and it gets to step 5 erasing flash 60% with continuing on the box display.

    But it was like that for 20 min and no change.

    The utility didnt even register that I had removed the null modem cable.

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    try flashing the USB as FAt, not FAT32

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    Hi all. My problem is that I installed flash expander from the download site, install correctly and running off my 32g pen drive. Problem now is when I come to re flash via USB it won't recognize the stick and just boots normally. Is there a way to uninstall flash expander to cure this? Thanks

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    what exact image are you using ?.

    and for the record there is no way to flash a Vu+ receiver via LAN, RS232 yes with a .nfi format image but not lan.
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    FlashExpander is only useful for people knowing their way around Linux.
    And there's no way you can de-install it: flashing the box is the only way to do so.

    I would advise to format the stick again in FAT32 to be able to use it for flashing an image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicilian View Post
    As the title, How to flash your VU+Duo with RS232 and LAN.

    Download the VuUtil HERE

    See attached PDF for guide how to use.
    the 'HERE' link is not working.

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