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gemelli47

Registered: 07/09/12
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Hello everybody

Original fw was 0.9.3290, which doesn't seem to be available for download anywhere (can anybody submit a link?).

Few days ago I turned to enigma but I found it too slow and bad reading, so I decided to go back to the original fw.

I tried many different ones loaded thru USB stick, but none was accepted except 0.9.2372 but it stopped loading at some 10% progress.
The rest was refused as "no patch retrieved" or "invalid partition of USB storage", the stick needing to be re-formatted.

Grateful for anybodys help
(please excuse poor english)


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Ok do this download the lastest firmware http://fw.azbox.ca/ from there
and rename it to patch.bin and save it on the USB drive, boot up from the USB drive that you have patch.bin on, when it boots up formate application 3 times then reboot again and this time pick upgrade once it finishes upgrading, pull the USB stick out and you should be back..
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JeffW

Registered: 11/12/10
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gemelli47,

Did you flash the original kernal back to the box before trying to load the official firmware? When going from E2 back to original firmware, there is a "back to official" patch.e2 file that needs to be applied first, using AZup or JAZup. Some of the E2 images do not include that file. I know that RTi_Core_1.7.0 does include that file as I have it saved on my computer. That could be the source of your problem.
gemelli47

Registered: 07/09/12
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Thanks to everybody.

In the meantime I solved by simply loading the file renamed "patch" instead of "patch.bin".
No matter if original 3290 is unavailable, I loaded the latest 5402.

All the best

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Registered: 10/05/10
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Originally Posted by gemelli47
Thanks to everybody.

In the meantime I solved by simply loading the file renamed "patch" instead of "patch.bin".
No matter if original 3290 is unavailable, I loaded the latest 5402.

All the best


I have been using 5402 since it came out with no problems. 

The correct complete file name is patch.bin and you can read an explanation of why "patch" worked for you here:

http://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1274223024&postcount=24

gemelli47

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Thanks RandyK.

One never ends learning.



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Wonder if you all wouldn't mind helping another student.  I've never tried to update my Az Elite firmware from a USB stick.  I used to updated it directly from the internet and struggled the few times I tried to download it to a stick in the recent past. 

I now have the latest firmware version (5402) on a USB stick and don't exactly know what to do next. 

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gemelli47

Registered: 07/09/12
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Good for you if you never had to go from enigma back to an official firmware: stay where you are and keep updating thru internet...

Anyway, USB upgrade is no trouble at all: just load fw to a USB stick formatted FAT32, (fw file may be renamed patch.bin or just patch), connect it to Azbox and select USB upgrade option.
The upgrade window will appear, select USB option with up/down keys (remote control or front panel) and click OK. Confirm upgrade in the next window and wait. At the end of the upgrade process the original window will re-appear showing the new fw installed. 

Hope this is of help.

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First try and SUCCESS!  I am very excited!  Kept my channel lists and everything!  I now have in my settings an option to "scan all frequencies".  Does this mean my Azbox Elite can now blind scan?  
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gemelli47

Registered: 07/09/12
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I wonder where you finsd such an option.
Blind scan is under "TV channel".

As for formatting fat32, I see that you don't need it anymore to run the new fw.
However keep in mind that formatting a storage device will delete all data stored, so before proceeding save all data in another stick or hard drive
Anyway, for future needs, proceed as follows.
Connect USB stick or hdd to the PC, open "computer" and right-click on the stick icon. Select "format" and "fat32" in the relevant window and click OK: a new window will warn you of losing data; if you accept, click OK. The procedure is usually fast for sticks, somewhat slow for hdds depending on their capacities.

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.... I now have in my settings an option to "scan all frequencies".  Does this mean my Azbox Elite can now blind scan?  


No.  In the Elite, you need to specify an SR and modulation type, FEC and Pilot.  Isn't very useful, and the one time I tried it, it only found 1 of 3 or 4 signals I knew were there and could lock manually.
  

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wejones, I did stay up way too late last night playing around with my new found scan function.  So with this new firmware, under Settings, TV Channel, Scan All Frequency, the Elite does provide places to enter satellite name, minimum frequency, maximum frequency, symbol rate, polarization, modulation, FEC, and pilot. 

I entered in a pretty narrow range of frequencies, provided a symbol rate, and specific modulation, FEC, and pilot settings.  What I thought I noticed was that it seemed to scan in any and all frequencies (c-band in this case), symbol rates, etc (I just did a horizontal scan).  I was looking for Comcast Sportsnet Chicago which is currently an S2-8PSK, 5/6, pilot on signal.  It scanned that in along with many others. 

So are you saying the blind scan won't work when trying to find specific frequencies, symbol rates, etc?  Last night's experiment would verify that.  I guess I at least have a way to scan a whole satellite if I want to, huh? 


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Seems like it worked better for you than for me.  But even if it works, it doesn't seem very useful if you have to give it the transponder parameters.  Perhaps on a sat like a DN sat that has most of the transponders with the same parameters it might be useful.  But this search all freqs thing just isn't a blind scan.  A real blind scan will search all freqs, then find the SR, FEC and other parameters for each freq it finds a signal on.

One thing about a blind scan or scan all freq though.  Most receivers with blind scan will search for transponders, and when they find transponders they add them to the existing list of transponders on that sat.  Then, they do what is normally called a satellite scan, which is a search for channels on the entire list of transponders, not just on the newly found transponders.  So sometimes when you do a blind scan, or in this case a scan all freq, it sometimes seems like it's finding a lot of new signals, when in fact it's working off it's existing list. I'm not sure if the Elite works that way or not.  The only time I tried the scan all freq thing was once after installing a new FW, when I didn't have any channels, and only one dummy transponder saved.  I had it on a sat which had several 30000 SR transponders, but it only found one, apparently because the other parameters were slightly different.  Anyway, I've never tried it since. 
 
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