Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

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hen201
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Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

Post by hen201 »

Right now mine is running 20081002, I would like to at least upgrade to 20081209, and even newer if possible. I bought this model new around 12 years ago, just dusted it off and it still works great, scans channels and can even record using the hdhomerun_config binary -- only problem is that software like mythtv and others that try to lock the device fail -- it always appears locked to the newer libraries.

Sorry if this belongs in the software section. Thanks in advance.

nickk
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Re: Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

Post by nickk »

2008? Wow!

The latest firmware for a legacy model is 20200225.

If running Windows or Mac the easiest way to upgrade is to install and run the HDHomeRun software for Windows or Mac:
https://www.silicondust.com/support/downloads/

For Linux the firmware file is available from the HDHomeRun Software for Linux page:
https://www.silicondust.com/support/downloads/

Nick

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Re: Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

Post by Cozz »

@nickk

The links for the legacy HD Home run app aren't working
https://info.hdhomerun.com/info/using_t ... y_hardware

The New app from the downloads page find the Quatro and Extend I have but not the Dual (its HDHomeRun Setup version 20201023)

If i browse manually to the IP of the dual its online. This is the info:
HDHomeRun DUAL
Model: HDHR-US
Device ID: 101AAACC
Firmware: 20150604

Trying to upgrade the firmware and use it with Channels DVR for a single antenna channel on a different antenna pointed another direction then my Quatro is setup for.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

Post by signcarver »

The link situation is something nickk might want to look at... it started happening about the same time that the issue with kodi and images (but that issue was fixed with a tweak, but still may be somewhat related) . From what I can tell the redirect of the generic release/beta links is causing issues with some browsers saying it can't be downloaded securely (with chrome on windows I can get it to work by right clicking the link but of course then it states such isn't secure, if I just click it, it appears to do nothing.. this applies to the main site as welk). I do believe I am guessing at the redirect issue but I base that on not having such errors if I download a version directly.

Generally SD has frowned upon posting direct links to versions in the forum (got moderated in the past for doing so) but I believe there is one in the recent installing without windows store thread to a slightly older version than today's but you can change the "date" in the link to today (20201023) since one was released today (assuming windows as you most likely will need a windows pc to apply the "hack" to make it somewhat compatible sswith the modern methods)

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Re: Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

Post by Cozz »

Thanks for the help but no luck, the link downloaded software, it ran and found the new tuners I have (Quatro, Extend, and two Primes) but it's not finding the HD Dual (first gen) even though I can browse it by IP directly.

I found several reference to even the first gen working with Channels DVR once updated however I see it won't work with HDHomeRun app

How do I upgrade the firmware if the HDHomerun setup software won't find it?

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Re: Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

Post by ebo »

Cozz wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:03 pmHow do I upgrade the firmware if the HDHomerun setup software won't find it?
If you're running Windows, download the firmware file for your model from SD's Downloads/HDHomeRun Software for Linux page. Then run HDHomeRun Config GUI, click on your HDHR's DeviceID, then on Upgrade. Enter the location of the file you downloaded and upgrade.

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Re: Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

Post by raceybe »

I'm in a somewhat similar boat trying to upgrade my tuner. I haven't used it in a few years, but I'm interested in checking out live TV again.

Model: HDHR3-US
Firmware: 20161117

When starting the HDHomeRun Setup application, it flashes the Firmware Upgrade message, but nothing on the tuner changes.

The link for the upgrade steps link (https://my.hdhomerun.com/instructions/firmware-upgrade/) shows a malformed non-functional page.

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Re: Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

Post by raceybe »

Today's beta built of the software for Windows finally updated the firmware, if this helps anyone else.

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Re: Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

Post by Cozz »

ebo wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Cozz wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:03 pmHow do I upgrade the firmware if the HDHomerun setup software won't find it?
If you're running Windows, download the firmware file for your model from SD's Downloads/HDHomeRun Software for Linux page. Then run HDHomeRun Config GUI, click on your HDHR's DeviceID, then on Upgrade. Enter the location of the file you downloaded and upgrade.
The issue is the configuration gui doesn't see my tuner at all. As I stated before I can browse to it via IP so its online but the gui doesn't discover it. It does discover all the new tuners on the network so its not a networking issue.

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Re: Firmware files for Legacy hdhr models?

Post by nickk »

If you go to the device webpage by IP, what Device ID does it report on the webpage?

Nick

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