How to flash an Octagon SF8008

EGGMANCAN

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How to install Enigma2 satellite receiver software.
1. Format a USB stick to FAT32.
2. Download the image of your choice and extract the .zip.
3. Open the extracted folder e.g: (openvix-5.2.022.release-sf8008_mmc) you will see a folder named ‘octagon’ and a file named ‘usb_update.bin’, these are the image files. Copy the entire 'octagon' folder and 'usb_update.bin' directly to the root (top level) of your USB stick.

Flashing the Receiver
1. Power off the receiver using the back on/off switch.
2. Ensure no other USB devices are plugged in to the receiver.
3. Insert the USB stick containing the image in to the rear USB port.
4. Hold down the front Standby button, then Power the receiver on using the back on/off switch. Release the front button when ‘updt’ appears on front display of the receiver.
5. Wait for the recovery menu to appear on TV, then select ‘Recovery from USB’ and press OK on your remote.
6. You will see the progress on your TV screen and if successful the reveiver will reboot itself after the flashing process has completed.
7. Remove USB stick that contains the images files.

The flashing process should take approximately two to four minutes to complete. While the receiver is being flashed, it is important that you DO NOT power the receiver down for any reason as this can cause serious and/or permanent damage.

If the receiver bypasses the flash files on the USB stick and boots into the existing image instead you may need to format your USB to FAT32 using the 'HP Format tool' or try an alternative USB stick.

Links to software mentioned in guide below:
7zip http://www.7-zip.org
Teracopy http://codesector.com/teracopy
HP format tool http://www.pcworld.com/product/946261/hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool.html
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Here are some links to Octagon SF8008 images:
OpenViX http://www.openvix.co.uk/index.php/downloads/octagon-images/sf8008/
OpenATV http://images.mynonpublic.com/openatv/current/index.php?open=sf8008
 

steptoe

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is it really that different to any other E2 receiver.?

oh,
and I'd be careful about links of associated links to other forums, not a good idea
 

EGGMANCAN

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is it really that different to any other E2 receiver.?

oh,
and I'd be careful about links of associated links to other forums, not a good idea
nope but who knows someone might type that title in to google to find out what they need to do...
 
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