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General VU+ Receiver Tutorials How to Flash an Image to a Vu+ Receiver

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How to Flash an Image to a Vu+ Receiver
See post #2 for 4K STB's!

To install a new image, you need a USB stick formatted to FAT32 (formatting can be done on a PC or similar).
  1. Download the desired image zip file for your model.
  2. Extract the zip file. There will be a folder called 'vuplus' & under that folder another with the name of the Vu+ model (see example screenshot below).
  3. Copy the 'vuplus' folder to root folder of your USB stick. It should look like this:
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  5. Remove any other USB device.
  6. Turn the receiver off.
  7. Insert the USB stick into the receiver (front is most convenient).
  8. Turn it on.
Vu+ Solo 4K
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When message "Update Press Power" appears in front panel display push the small grey POWER button (behind the front drop down panel) on the STB.
STB will reboot once completed (if reboot.update is present) or can be manually restarted when 'Update completed' message appears in the display.

Vu+ Solo
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Update is complete when green light on the front panel blinks.

Vu+ Duo
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'Update completed' message appears in the display.

Vu+ Solo2
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Push the POWER button on the STB when message appears in front panel display.
'Update completed' message appears in the display.

Vu+ Duo2
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When message "Update Press Power" appears in front panel display push the small white POWER button (behind the front drop down panel) on the STB.
STB will reboot once completed (if reboot.update is present) or can be manually restarted when 'Update completed' message appears in the display.

Vu+ SoloSE (Meelo)
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The Blue L.E.D will quickly flash two or three times then start to fade in and out slowly. – Once completed the Blue L.E.D will flash rapidly.


Vu+ Uno
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Press CH- on the STB when message appears in front panel display.
'Update completed' message appears in the display.

Vu+ Ultimo
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Press - on the STB (see pic below) when message appears in front panel display.
'Update completed' message appears in the display.
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Vu+ Zero
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Completed when the front panel LED begins to blinking rapidly.
 
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Adapted from instructions provided by our own Vmax:

Flash Instructions for 4K receivers.

Important: Please unpack the archive on the USB flash drive, then the directories are created correctly.
  1. Download and save image to the PC (USB version).
  2. Use a USB stick with the FAT file system or format FAT32.
  3. Copy the archive across to the stick.
  4. Unpack the file on the USB stick (eg with WinRAR, WinZip, 7zip, etc)
  5. It then has the directories created on the stick:
Code:
 / vuplus /STB4K
(STB can = solo4k or uno4k or ultimo4k) on the stick!
There are now 5 files in the directory and your USB drive should look like this:
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  1. Turn your Vu + STB off (in the Deep standby or power switch).
  2. Remove all USB devices from the box.
  3. Open the front flap.
  4. Insert USB Stick (front is most convenient for this).
  5. Power on your Vu + STB
  6. Once the solo 4K boots you will see the update message on the LCD display inviting you to "Press Power1".
  7. You must press the "power button1" within 5 sec for the flash to start.
  8. After successful flash process, the Vu + STB reboots. See video for more.
Notes:
  1. The file rootfs.tar.bz2 does NOT need to be decompressed.
  2. The power button is the circular touch button on the front and not the rocker switch on the back.
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