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    Thumbs up How to USB flash New Multi-boot recovery menu and Image to Octagon SF8008 - New procedure 21/04/2020

    This guide shows how to USB flash the new multi-boot recovery menu and new image flashing precedure for Amiko Viper 4K, Gigablue UHD Trio 4K and Octagon SF8008.

    Recovery menu only has to be flashed once or if a new version is released, this DOES NOT have to be flashed everytime you want to flash an image. This is a basic overview how to flash the new Recovery multi-boot menu and a new image to slot one only.

    If you've already flashed the new recovery multi-boot menu or you've purchased a receiver and the new recovery menu is already installed, you can jump to 'Step 10 below'. Step 10 onwards explains how to flash the image.

    If you want to take a settings backup please do so, you can then re-store settings & plugins after you've re-flash. If you need help with this please create a new Forum thread.

    You will need a USB stick formatted FAT32. I've personally test a number of sticks from 2GB to 64GB. Some sticks can be problematic and fail to be recognised correctly. If you face an issue with the USB stick not being recognised, try formatting FAT32 with 'Mini Tool Partition Wizard' Free edition. Download via link below:
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    https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
    1) Download recovery_emmc.zip for your model receiver from www.openvix.co.uk.
    2) Extract the zip file.
    3) In the extracted file you will see the following files:
    • apploader.bin
    • bootargs.bin
    • fastboot.bin
    • imageversion
    • usb_update.bin

    4) Copy the above 5 files directly to root of your USB stick.
    5) Ensure your receiver is powered off and connect USB stick to USB port on your receiver.
    6) Amiko Viper 4K & Gigablue UHD Trio 4K hold down REAR reset button and power on while hold this down. Octagon SF8008 hold down front Stanby button and power on whilst holding this down. Once UPDT appears on front screen release reset button or power button, whichever applies to your receiver.
    Once booted into the new recovery menu you will see the screen below. ENSURE YOUR USB STICK IS FULLY MOUNTED, SEE TOP RIGHT CORNER FOR USB STICK USED IN THIS EXAMPLE. IF YOU DO NOT SEE /mnt/HDD0 XXXX free DO NOT PROCEED, YOUR USB STICK IS NOT FULLY DETECTED. TRY RE-FORTMATTING THE STICK USING 'MINI TOOL PARTITION WIZARD'. NOTE WINDOWS 10 FORMATING CAN HAVE ISSUES:

    7) IMPORTANT, YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING THE FIRST TIME TO ENSURE RECOVERY MULTI-BOOT MENU IS FLASHED TO YOUR RECEIVER & CORRECT PARTITIONS INSTALLED. SELECT 'FLASH RECOVERY IMAGE' > PRESS OK AND ANSWER YES WHEN PROMPTED.


    8) Once completed your receiver will boot into your previously flash image. If the receiver gets stuck on boot it just means you need to flash a new image. Either way NEW IMAGE HAS TO BE FLASHED.
    9) Due to flash partion re-sizing you now need to flash a new image.
    10) Power off, BUT ENSURE RECOVERY IMAGE FLASHING IS COMPLETED BEFORE POWERING OFF.
    11) Download the image ZIP file for your receiver. Image zip file ends in simply 'mmc.zip'.
    12) Copy the complete 'ZIP' file to root of USB stick, DO NOT UNZIP.
    13) Amiko Viper 4K & Gigablue UHD Trio 4K hold down REAR reset button and power on while hold this down. Octagon SF8008 hold down front Stanby button and power on whilst holding this down. Once UPDT appears on front screen release reset button or power button, whichever applies to your receiver.
    Once booted into the new recovery menu you will see the screen below. ENSURE YOUR USB STICK IS FULLY MOUNTED, SEE TOP RIGHT CORNER FOR USB STICK USED IN THIS EXAMPLE. IF YOU DO NOT SEE /mnt/HDD0 XXXX free DO NOT PROCEED, YOUR USB STICK IS NOT FULLY DETECTED. TRY RE-FORTMATTING THE STICK USING 'MINI TOOL PARTITION WIZARD'. NOTE WINDOWS 10 FORMATING CAN HAVE ISSUES:

    14) Select 'USB Multiboot Image Upgrade' > Press OK > You'll then see the following screen. At the top you will see the image zip file. In the field below you can select an eMMC slot to flash the image to. For this guide we are selecting Slot 1 where there is currently an OpenViX image installed. We will re-flash this slot. Select 'Start Upgrade' once ready and press OK.




    15) Keep and eye for the Completed notice in screenshot below, appears for couple of seconds only. If miss it, simply press EXIT on your remote for the next step.


    16) In the next screen select 'Multiboot Selector' and press OK.


    17) Select image in STARTUP_1 and press OK, your receiver will now reboot. Flashing process is completed.
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    OCTAGON SF8008 4K UHD E2 Fastboot & Recovery Update 25.04.2020


    - [SF8008] + [SF8008m] Update:

    * fixed crash driver when press any rcu key
    * fixed crash when load more as 3 Image to same time
    * add delete image from slot (Multiboot Deletion)
    * add common partition update get latest recovery menu
    * optimise install performence



    * stop der installation wenn fernbedienung betätigt wird
    * fehler bei nutzung min. 3 Images behoben
    * löschfunktion images auf slot x eingebaut (Multiboot Deletion)
    * Hinzufügen eines allgemeinen Partitionsupdates (eueste Wiederherstellungsmenü)
    * Installationsleistung optimiert


    Wenn Neue Multiboot + Recovery Image genutzt wird, reicht ein Online Update!
    If new Multiboot + Recovery Image is used, an online update is sufficient!
    Yeni Multiboot + Kurtarma Imaji kullaniliyorsa, online güncelleme yeterlidir!



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