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!

14 comments:

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

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

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    1. They do know the trick they just don't want you to know. They want you to pay for the technician

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    2. Correct , i had a tech come out for the first hd box then i did it myself the second box lol it blow their mind

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

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  4. 3.B. To Access Hidden Secret "Utility" Menu:

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    1. 3.B. To Access Hidden Secret "Utility" Menu:

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  5. Mine is doing nothing. I have tried 100 times.

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  6. Does this do more than what it does if I hit the "reset" button?

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  7. FYI -- this post is 7 years or so old. Things may have changed since the original post.

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  8. Also...I no longer have DirecTV.

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