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How to flash latest image/bootloader on DM 800-S HD Clone?

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#1
I am using a DM 800 clone (Boot: 82/76?, Sim: 2.0.1, Tuner: Rev M & Current Image: The Gemini Project 2). I am worried if I try to flash latest Dream elite image my DM 800 clone will not work.
Please has anyone flashed dream elite on DM 800 clone without any problems?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Dec 2011 @ 18:06
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#2
included is a link to the best and latest image for your version of DM clone. It is based on Dream Elite but incorporates much more into the image http://www.dreamboxuk.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=199
#3
Originally posted by fintannl:
included is a link to the best and latest image for your version of DM clone. It is based on Dream Elite but incorporates much more into the image http://www.dreamboxuk.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=199
Apologies for this.
My DM 800 Clone is actually Boot: #76 not #82. Can I still flash the image from the link you provided Or do I need to upgrade the bootloader from #76 to #82 first before installing the new image? How can I upgrade the bootloader?
I am trying to flash the latest image on DM800 Clone so that I can have 7 days EPG.

I am trying to backup my current image file by using FlashWizard Pro 6.3 but When I click on "Flash Image Backup" it shows "Reading Jffs2 partition.." and nothing happens.
Please can you tell me how can I backup my current image and bootloader using my PC?

Thanks in advance for your help.
#4
I tried to flash below image from dreamboxuk for Sim 2.0.1 & boot #76.
http://www.dreamboxuk.com/forums/showth...xUK_v2-1-1_SIM2
When I try to flash the above image the web browser shows below message:
CRC check skipped.
INVALID IMAGE (OR OLD VERSION)
What should I do now?
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#5
did you extract the .nfi file before you tried to flash it. you cannot flash a zipped file as the dreambox will not understand
#6
for your information you cannot upgrade bootloader from 76 to 82 as this will not work. the bootloader in a dreambox is equivalent to bios in a computer. the bios must match the hardware config of the computer. bootloader 82 is tied to the newer version of dreambox hardware. if you loaded this bootloader and then the associated image the box would crash.

note that bootloaders however are backward compatible. this means that you can load bootloader 72 on a bootloader 76 box but if you do so you limit the functionality of the box. so if you get a bootloader 76 box I suggest you load associated compatible images (ie. ss76 images). The ss76 image you mention should work fine
#7
Thanks very much for your help & guidance.
This is how I flashed latest DM 800-S HD Clone image/bootloader by the help of B16MCC from Dreamboxuk.com.
I assume you are aware of how to flash a DM 800-S HD Clone by using web browser.
1) I am using DM 800-S HD Clone (Boot/ssl #76, Sim: 2.0.1, image =The Gemini Project 2)
2) Flash latest bootloader/ssl (for DM 800 Clone) #84A first
http://www.dreamboxuk.com/forums/showth...im-2-01-SSL-84A
3) Reboot
4) Flash below dreambxuk image (for DM 800 Clone).
http://www.dreamboxuk.com/forums/showth...xUK_v2-1-1_SIM2
5) Reboot. Your new image is ready to use.
6) If your image is not compatible with your bootloader you will not be able to flash the new image by using the web browser and will get below error
CRC check skipped
INVALID IMAGE (OR OLD VERSION)

7) You need to flash compatible bootloader first then the image.
8) I flashed new bootloader/image and everything is working fine for now.
9) I have 7 days graphical EPG now (thanks to this new image/bootloader) that is updated once a day and I do not need to go on the PC and look for TV guide anymore.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Dec 2011 @ 17:57
#8
bk, well interesting. have spent my career listening to b16mcc, well informed guy. interesting that an ss76 box can be bootloaded with ss84. good for you and good to know for me :-)
#9
Originally posted by fintannl:
bk, well interesting. have spent my career listening to b16mcc, well informed guy. interesting that an ss76 box can be bootloaded with ss84. good for you and good to know for me :-)
Thank you for helping with all of my problems.
B16MCC is really experienced and helpful just like your are.
I am really happy to flash the new image/bootloader and I now have 7 days EPG I am over the moon right now. :)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Dec 2011 @ 18:09
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