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This description refers to STB software Update procedure under user control on commands from menues of Embedded Portal. Update file (imageupdate) downloads to STB  from web server by HTTP.

If STB is running the standard factory made software (Public or Factory image), update in Embedded portal is permitted on Factory image only. Last stable version of Facrory image is accessible on the manufacturer's server.

Manual update in Embedded Portal by HTTP can be performed in two ways:

  • Update from Settings menu;
  • Update from System Settings menu.

Update from Settings menu

Update procedure

  • Open Settings menu of the Embedded portal;
  • Click Software autoupdate;
  • In the opened window click Update manually (F2 on RC).
  • In the opened window Software autoupdate choose the list of New versions by clicking OK - the latest available version is at the top of the list;
  • Select required firmware version;
  • Click Update (F1);
  • Wait for update to finish. The status of updating is displayed by progress bar and comments. STB will be rebooted automatically after update completing.
    Note. Do not turn off STB or torn down the network connection untill the end of update.
  Example. Software update in Settings by HTTP

Software update from Portal by HTTP

Software update from Portal by HTTP

Software update from Portal by HTTP

Software update from Portal by HTTP

Software update from Portal by HTTP

Address of update file

After update start, STB reads update_list.txt file from update server. Address of update_list.txt file, which contains information about the latest software version, is stored in STB in autoupdateURL variable. In standard software version (provided by manufacturer) the following address is specified (<Model> - Basic model number): http://update.infomir.com/mag/<Model>/update_list.txt

For example, for MAG254: http://update.infomir.com/mag/254/update_list.txt

In update_list.txt file for each new version is indicated address (URL) of imageupdate file. Manufacturer of STB specifies the following URL: http://update.infomir.com/mag/<Model>/update_list.txt

For example, for 0.2.18-r23-254 version of STB MAG254:   http://update.infomir.com/mag/254/imageupdate_0.2.18-r23-254

More detailed description how to setup update from Settings menu is given in developers section - Autoupdate module description.

Update from System Settings menu

Update procedure

  • Go to Settings System settings (or press Setup on RC).
  • Open Sofware update.
  • Set Update method = HTTP.
  • Click Verify (ОК on RC). If verification of connection to server is successful, then you'll see information about the availability of new versions of software.
  • Choose Update (F1) to start the update.
  • Wait for update to finish. The status of updating is displayed by progress bar and comments. STB will be rebooted automatically after update completing.

Note. Do not turn off STB or torn down the network connection untill the end of update.

Address of update file

In image versions provided by Manufacturer (Public and Factory images), the folowing address of imageupdate file (URL of Manufacturer) is used: http://update.infomir.com/mag/<model>/imageupdate

where <model> is a number value of STB model: 254, 322, etc.

For example, for MAG322: http://update.infomir.com/mag/322/imageupdate

Address of update file is idicated in URL option of the Software update window. The value is editable which makes it possible to change address (for test purpose or other).
The value of address of update file is stored in STB software in update_url variable.

Software update from Portal by HTTP


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