Flashing a new firmware (image) by Browser
What you need to flash
You need the image file you want to flash. Image files have the extension *.nfi. You can't flash other images like *.img files. Don't try it - it won't work.
You need either a DHCP server, a configured bootloader or a serial cable and a terminal program like HyperTerm.
You need a browser, and a network cable. If you connect the Dreambox directly to the PC, you need a cross cable, if you connect through a switch/hub/router you need a normal (non-cross) cable, or patch lead.
To flash a new image, you can use the second stage loader. It must be present and not broken.
The following steps assume you have a DHCP server. If you don't have one, you have to setup an IP address in the bootloader's serial setup.
- Power down the Dreambox, using "shutdown" and by switching off the main power on the rear panel.
Standby is not enough!
Press and hold the 'Down' button on the front panel to the left of the display, marked on the picture above inRED
Switch on the power using the switch on the rear panel of the Dreambox.
A text "*** STOP ***" should appear.
Now you can release the 'Down' button.The bootloader entered the "waiting" mode.
Above the "*** STOP ***" text, there should appear an IP-address (four decimal values with a dot in between). If there appears the string "dhcp" instead, the box still searches for a DHCP server. Wait a bit. If it doesn't change, something doesn't work with the DHCP server. Check wether network cable is plugged in etc. If it just doesn't work, set an IP using the serial terminal)
Now, open a browser on your PC.
Enter in the address line "http://ip/" (where ip must be replaced with the value in the LCD).
On the bottom of the page, there's a link called "firmware upgrade". Click it.
On the next page, you can select the flash image you want to flash. be sure that it has the ".nfi" extension.
You can't flash other images (like .img)!
Click on "FLASH!" and wait. It might take some time to upload and flash the image.
When the browser shows its finished switch the box off using the switch on the rear, and then power on again. The new image should be flashed and working.