Troubleshooting

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2012 02:35 Written by admin

My NeTV stucks at firmware < 20 and doesn't auto-update

Bad news is firmware before 23 or so is looking for chumby.com.sg server, which has gone down permanently.
Good news is you can force it update to later firmware (31 or later) and bring back auto-update mechanism.

You’ll need Internet access on NeTV for this update, so first, please configure WiFi with the IR remote control or Android app.
Then follow the following steps:

  • Enable SSH under Settings menu (still using IR remote control)
  • Go into your NeTV with a SSH client (Windows users can use PuTTY, Mac/Linux users can use ssh from a terminal window)
    ssh 192.168.1.123    #substitue with your NeTV's IP address
  • Change to temp folder
    cd /tmp
  • Download new update script
    curl -o update.sh http://netv.bunnie-bar.com/updates/chumby-silvermoon-netv/update.sh
  • Make the script executable
    chmod +x update.sh
  • Execute it and wait… It may take as long as 15 minutes on a good Internet connection.
    ./update.sh

Here’s shorter version if you are a power user.

ssh 192.168.1.123    #substitue with your NeTV's IP address
cd /tmp
curl -o update.sh http://netv.bunnie-bar.com/updates/chumby-silvermoon-netv/update.sh
chmod +x update.sh
./update.sh

2 Comments

  1. taaNo Gravatar   |  Saturday, 08 September 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Could you add that the ssh login is ‘root’ and that it doesn’t prompt for a password?

  2. MattNo Gravatar   |  Friday, 01 March 2013 at 4:19 am

    Thanks to Edmund for this:
    On FW25 error’d on update.
    Edmund said to delete everything from /var/lib/opkg/tmp (i deleted directory as well).
    Update worked, on FW 43 now.

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