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Custom software installation problem

#1
I have downloaded the correct file:

HDR_FOX_T2_1.02.20_mod_1.15_upgrade.hdf

and renamed it to:

HDR_FOX_T2_Upgrade.hdf

Followed the instructions here:

Customised HDF file released | hummy.tv | a discussion forum and help reference for owners of Humax AV equipment

which are the same as here:

Install Modified Firmware - hummy.tv Wiki

When re-started the box just returns to the tv program - no update takes place.

Any ideas on where I have gone wrong?

I see the file named as hdr_fo~1.hdf on drive1 via flashfxp
 
OP
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makem
#3
I am just formatting anther usb drive atm

I was just saying that I can see the custom file on the usb brive when it is plugged into the humax, via ftp.
 

Brian

Administrator
Staff member
#4
Some drives are recognised for transferring files etc., but won't work to flash the firmware update. Let us know how you get on with your other drive.
 
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makem
#6
The drive was formatted FAT32 and this is flashFXP, a file transfer program:

http://www.flashfxp.com/

I have never noticed the old DOS 8 character file names before so assumed that was how the humax presented them.

First usb was 32gb busbi 2nd is cruzer 4gb but I have to wait until recording stops and future ones are not due soon.
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
#7
Right, well for one thing I don't know how good the Humax support for a 32GB UPD is. Second, why use flashfxp? The usual thing is to do a web download to PC and then a straight copy to the UPD and a file rename. You could even specify the plugged-in UPD as the download destination. It seems to me you are introducing an unknown.
 
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makem
#8
You missunderstand. I downloaded the file via firefox web browser to my lappy HDD. I copied it to the usb drive via the lappy. FTP is not needed for those operations.

When I found the update did not work on the box I was curious if ftp would allow me to see the usb drive and if so how it would appear on the humax. For this reason I ftp'd into the box and saw that the usb is seen as drive1 (new for me) and that the filename was truncated in a dos manner (new for me).

Thanks for taking an interest :)