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    Cannot flash new firmware 4K solo

    Can anyone help?

    I've been trying now for days to upgrade my Vu Solo 4K box with the latest OpenVix firmware with no success. I've been using the USB method. Formatted a 2GB USB drive using the HP-usb formatter method (FAT32) as suggested. Copied all the firmware unzipped files into the root of the USB. Tried the USB stick in every USB socket on the Solo but ALWAYS it ignores the new firmware and keeps booting up into the existing old firmware (4.1.06). I've tried unplugging the Hard Drive, copying the files into Solo4K folder etc etc. Nothing works. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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    Flash online with ImageManager
    Gigablue Quad 4K & UE 4K
    .........FBC Tuners:
    ------------------> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch to 1.5M dish(28.2E)
    ------------------> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 80 cm dish(19.2E)
    .......................> FBC & DVB-S2X into 90cm dish (27.5W) Opticum robust Unicable LNB
    AX HD61, Edision Osmio 4K+, Zgemma H9Combo, Octagon SF8008 using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 C/S into Giga4K

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    You can also flash offline using ImageManager 😀

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    Thanks. Never heard of that, Imagemanager. Have to google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abu baniaz View Post
    You can also flash offline using ImageManager ��
    ...... very true! - I will stop using the word "Online" in future when talking about ImageManager.
    Gigablue Quad 4K & UE 4K
    .........FBC Tuners:
    ------------------> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch to 1.5M dish(28.2E)
    ------------------> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 80 cm dish(19.2E)
    .......................> FBC & DVB-S2X into 90cm dish (27.5W) Opticum robust Unicable LNB
    AX HD61, Edision Osmio 4K+, Zgemma H9Combo, Octagon SF8008 using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 C/S into Giga4K

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    Gosh, Just found the info on Imagemangaer. It is SO complicated. I am sure I would never be able to use it. Is there a simpler way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzerkap View Post
    Thanks. Never heard of that, Imagemanager. Have to google it.
    Menu/setup/ViX/ImageManager
    Gigablue Quad 4K & UE 4K
    .........FBC Tuners:
    ------------------> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch to 1.5M dish(28.2E)
    ------------------> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 80 cm dish(19.2E)
    .......................> FBC & DVB-S2X into 90cm dish (27.5W) Opticum robust Unicable LNB
    AX HD61, Edision Osmio 4K+, Zgemma H9Combo, Octagon SF8008 using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 C/S into Giga4K

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzerkap View Post
    Gosh, Just found the info on Imagemangaer. It is SO complicated. I am sure I would never be able to use it. Is there a simpler way?
    Why?
    Menu/setup/ViX/ImageManager

    Yellow -> download
    Blue -> flash
    Thats it
    Gigablue Quad 4K & UE 4K
    .........FBC Tuners:
    ------------------> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch to 1.5M dish(28.2E)
    ------------------> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 80 cm dish(19.2E)
    .......................> FBC & DVB-S2X into 90cm dish (27.5W) Opticum robust Unicable LNB
    AX HD61, Edision Osmio 4K+, Zgemma H9Combo, Octagon SF8008 using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 C/S into Giga4K

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    Sorry. Was looking at the wrong app. I didn't know it was already installed on the box! Silly Billy. :-) Cheers.

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    Sorry guys. El thicko here again. I tried Imagemanager and chose the yellow button (download) but there is nothing displayed to download. I am connected via Ethernet to my LAN OK as I can FTP to it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzerkap View Post
    Sorry guys. El thicko here again. I tried Imagemanager and chose the yellow button (download) but there is nothing displayed to download. I am connected via Ethernet to my LAN OK as I can FTP to it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Barry
    download latest zip from forum downloads - suggest 5.3.007 and then copy the whole zip file to your HDD into directory imagebackups.
    Then in ImageManager select in list and blue button flash
    Gigablue Quad 4K & UE 4K
    .........FBC Tuners:
    ------------------> DUR-Line DCR 5-1-8-L4 Multiswitch to 1.5M dish(28.2E)
    ------------------> Spaun SUS 5581/33 NFA Multiswitch to 80 cm dish(19.2E)
    .......................> FBC & DVB-S2X into 90cm dish (27.5W) Opticum robust Unicable LNB
    AX HD61, Edision Osmio 4K+, Zgemma H9Combo, Octagon SF8008 using Legacy ports on multiswitches
    Zgemma H9 C/S into Giga4K

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    Thanks again for your time nad advice. Something wrong though. I did what you said and downloaded vers 007 and FTP'd it into the imagebackups folder on the Solo HDD. It then appeared in the Solo list of backups but when I clicked on the blue button a little window said 'Sorry this machine is not supported yet'.

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    You must be on an old version of ViX on your Solo 4K. Confirm which image you are on please.
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    Vu+ Ultimo 4K with 3TB HDD, Dual FBC (Sat) tuners, 1x Twin Hybrid DVB-C/T/T2 tuner
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    Mut@nt HD2400 with 1TB HDD, 4x DVB-S2 tuners
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    I did mention it earlier in case it was an issue. I'm on 4.1.016. It's been on for nearly 4 years on this version I think. Cheers.

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    Is it the solo or solo 4k?
    Octagon SF8008 running OpenVIX 5.3, Darkmotor, Triax TD110 dish, Inverto Black Ultra dual lnb
    LG 50UM7450 4K TV, Pioneer VSX-534 AVR , LG UBK80 4K Bluray & a Playstation 4.

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