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Customised Firmware 2.10 (for 1.02.27)

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by af123, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    I've uploaded customised firmware 2.10 which installs on top of 1.02.27. Note that 1.02.27 is still a beta release according to Humax although there is no reason to think it won't be broadcast OTA in due course, and at least one box has been shipped from Humax running 1.02.26.

    WARNING: The 1.02.27 firmware from Humax appears to put up a dialogue when new channels are found that asks if you want to retune. It defaults to yes and if you don't press anything for a while then it proceeds with a retune automatically, wiping out your schedule in the process! See http://hummy.tv/forum/threads/has-1-02-27-taken-over.1499/

    Here's what you need to do in order to upgrade from an earlier version of the firmware:
    • Run the prepare_for_upgrade diagnostic* (through the web interface, navigate to Diagnostics then type prepare_for_upgrade into the box that has general in it then click Run Diagnostic);
    • Install the official 1.02.27 firmware from http://beta.humaxonline.co.uk/freeview-hd-t2;
    • Boot the system fully (particularly important on the HD model to allow the new bootloader to be installed);
    • Install the custom firmware bundle from http://wiki.hummy.tv/wiki/Firmware_Downloads
    • Reboot twice.
    * - if you have already installed 1.02.27 without running the prepare_for_upgrade diagnostic then some packages may fail to work properly until they are re-installed (Webif->Diagnostics->Force Re-install). This includes at least redring, undelete and portal-xtra1.
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  2. screeched

    screeched New Member

    Awesome, thanks! Newbie here having finally given up on my 3view PVR. I have a HDR-FOX-T2/1TB arriving in the morning and looking forward to customising.
  3. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    I have just upgraded my first box.:) I like the extra "Cust FW 2.10" front panel message.;)
  4. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    Second box now also upgraded.:)
  5. James B

    James B Member

    Sounds a bit stupid but how do we do 'prepare_for_upgrade diagnostic*;'
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  6. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    The easiest way is to use the web interface and go to the Diagnostics page then type prepare_for_upgrade into the Run Diagnostic box and click the button.

    Alternatively, telnet to the box and just type diag prepare_for_upgrade
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  7. James B

    James B Member


    Seems to stick on 80% for a while. Flashed Official

    Will flash Custom Now. Nice to know updates are still being delivered by Humax
  8. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Yes - mine stuck at 97% for a while too.
  9. Wallace

    Wallace Slightly Pickled

    Great, smashing , super! Ditto, I also like the little extra message on boot. A big thumbs up and 12 hours early!:D
  10. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    If anyone is interested in the extra message on boot.. here are the sequences for HD & HDR - my HDR has gone green.

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  11. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Classy. I see the HDR display has a little fit before the time comes up!
  12. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    That's because mine's configured to always show the clock (through redring) so the channel name pops up briefly before being replaced.
  13. ratx

    ratx New Member

    Another upgrade with no issues here - thanks to af123 as usual!
  14. CK2011

    CK2011 Member

  15. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    Remove the ";" from the end of the link.

    Edit: I have fixed the link in post #1
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  16. CK2011

    CK2011 Member


    Thanks ..... and thanks for the quick reply :)
  17. CK2011

    CK2011 Member

    All went smooth so a big thanks to you :)
  18. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Ran through all the steps but having trouble getting the custom portal to work..

    When i try to uninstall/force reinstall of Xtra1 i get the following:
    >>> opkg remove portal-xtra1
    umount: can't umount /usr/browser/config-ocontroller-si-rootfs.txt: Invalid argument
    Removing Custom Portal Directories
    rmdir: '/mod/var/mongoose/html/portal/plugin/foscam': Directory not empty
    rmdir: '/mod/var/mongoose/html/portal/Images': Directory not empty
    rmdir: '/mod/var/mongoose/html/portal/index2.jim': Not a directory
    rmdir: '/mod/var/mongoose/html/portal/js': Directory not empty
    rmdir: '/mod/var/mongoose/html/portal/plugin': Directory not empty
    rmdir: '/mod/var/mongoose/html/portal': Directory not empty
  19. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, the portal-xtra1 script post/pre scripts aren't particularly robust. I'd remove those directories and their contents by hand (rm -rf) then reinstall.
  20. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Looks like I've got a deeper problem.. i cant uninstall anything.. and still cant get xtra1 to install..
    Tried the remove all packages & settings option under diagnostics, but on installing the webif again, the installed list is still populated with all the previous packages..

    How do i force it to start from scratch?