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How to manually upgrade/downgrade your Amazon FireTV

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By roligov, Senior Member on 26th June 2014, 09:09 PM
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1st July 2014, 06:11 AM |#31  
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So do I, I can not understand 9 step "9. wget http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16913146/command".

can you tell me more clear this step

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3&postcount=18
 
 
1st July 2014, 04:08 PM |#32  
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follow this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3&postcount=18

tks. can you give me "command". I no longer can not download it
1st July 2014, 04:39 PM |#33  
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So do I, I can not understand 9 step "9. wget http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16913146/command".

can you tell me more clear this step

A commenter on my guide suggested using this in place of that step:
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echo “--update_package=/cache/update.zip” > command
I haven't tried it but it should work.
1st July 2014, 05:42 PM |#34  
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The above should work, or you can replace step #9 with:
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curl -k https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16913146/command -o command
1st July 2014, 06:38 PM |#35  
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A commenter on my guide suggested using this in place of that step:

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echo “–update_package=/cache/update.zip” > command
I haven't tried it but it should work.

That should be --update with 2 -'s.
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1st July 2014, 07:24 PM |#36  
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That should be --update with 2 -'s.

Big thanks for catching that. My WYSIWYG editor kept converting it.
1st July 2014, 07:34 PM |#37  
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For those who are manually updating.

I did the manual update and was really pleased with the new firmware. I started having problems with WiFi dropping and I figured it was my router but decided to check with Amazon customer service to see if people had reported it. They asked me to verify my firmware version and when I did they told me I should not have received the update yet. I put on my "I don't know how this newfangled technologicky stuff works" voice and asked a bunch of stupid questions like could hooking up to a friends network or having the date set wrong have made it update. He bought it and said it appears to have happened to a few people.

He did give me the obligatory "it would void your warranty" if I installed it manually speech then verified my connection looked good and they could see my unit over the web. He asked if I waned to replace it under warranty anyway to be safe, I declined and he let me know I would hvae to go through all the steps we had again if I wanted to replace it later.

So short story long - I would keep you old version number handy if you manually update and maybe end up getting a soft brick you can't recover yourself down the road, at least until we are pretty sure the official update has gone global.
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1st July 2014, 07:41 PM |#38  
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Conclusion. I keep my old firmware.thanks a lot to share your experience

Have fun
3rd July 2014, 04:58 AM |#39  
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I used a usb thumb drive to upgrade
fyi Using the thumb drive took about 20 seconds or less to copy file to cache folder:

root@android:/sdcard/usbStorage/sda/ # cp bueller-ota-51.1.1.0_user_511069920-signed.bin /cache/update.zip

I wonder if the usb port is usb 3.0?
3rd July 2014, 05:26 AM |#40  
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fyi Using the thumb drive took about 20 seconds or less to copy file to cache folder:

root@android:/sdcard/usbStorage/sda/ # cp bueller-ota-51.1.1.0_user_511069920-signed.bin /cache/update.zip

I wonder if the usb port is usb 3.0?

check out this thread on my firmware script tool
http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...grade-t2802982
3rd July 2014, 04:37 PM |#41  
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I wonder if the usb port is usb 3.0?

Nope it's a USB 2.0 port. Here is the connectivity:
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USB 2.0
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
10/100 Ethernet
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