Sunday, January 24, 2010

How to force a DirecTV update

Sometimes for various reasons you may need to force your DirecTV receiver to update itself, whether to a new version of firmware or reinstalling an old version to clear up some problems.

It's very easy.

#1 Reset your receiver. You can do this from the Settings menu on the receiver or just cycle the power.

#2 Once the first blue boot screen comes up, type 0 2 4 6 8 into the remote. Make sure you hit the keys slowly and deliberately. A software upgrade will initiate itself within a few seconds.

That's it!


  1. Thanks for tip. This works like a charm.

  2. Thanks this works great! Called Directv they didn't know the trick!

  3. I just did this myself. Weird how DirecTV doesn't know this.