How to force update Astro decoder software version

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How to force update Astro decoder software version
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Keeping the decoder to the up-to-date software version is one of many ways to keep away from trouble and not to waste money and time. In this post, you’ll learn how to force update Astro decoder software version for all decoder type.

Before that, you’ll need to confirm the software version of your Astro decoder. Please click this link to see the latest software version of each Astro decoder on Astro official website.

If it is confirmed that your decoder is using the outdated software version, please proceed with the following steps, choose your decoder accordingly.

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How to force update Astro Byond decoder

  1. Perform Power reset (Reboot)
    1. switch off the main power to the decoder and
    2. turn it on again.
  2. When Boot appears, press Standby.
  3. Then press Ch + and Standby button again continuously until Auto update appear on TV and decoder’s display panel.

How to force update Astro PVR decoder

  1. Perform Power reset (Reboot)
    1. switch off the main power to the decoder and
    2. turn it on again.
  2. When Boot appears, press Standby.
  3. Then Ch + and Standby button again continuously until Auto update appear on TV and decoder’s display panel.

How to force update Astro DMT 5 decoder

  1. Perform Power reset (Reboot):
    1. switch off the main power to the decoder and
    2. turn it on again.
  2. When Boot appears, press Standby.
  3. Then Left and Up again continuously until Auto update appear on TV and decoder’s display panel.

OR

  1. Switch off the decoder.
  2. Upon rebooting, press and hold the Power/Standby button on the remote control, until the STB Options menu appear on the screen.
  3. Press 1 and then ok to proceed.
  4. The screen will show software update progress (percentage %).
  5. Once the download is completed, the page will return to normal channels.
  6. If the screen goes to new installation setting, please proceed to the New Installation Setting steps.

How to force update Astro HD Zapper decoder

  1. Perform Power reset (Reboot):
    1. switch off the main power to the decoder and
    2. turn it on again.
  2. When second red LED blinks press Standby 8 times and Auto update will appear on the TV screen.

Once the update is complete, your Astro decoder will be at the latest software version. If you have any issue, you can let me know in the comment below.

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