C O M A G S L 5 5
F I R M W A R E U P D A T E G U I D E
What if it all goes wrong ?
Your Remote Control after the Update Important !
ALLXX Firmware (Current edition at time of writing = ALL_22) which you can get HERE
STB5518 Software – Currently there are a number of different versions of this software (e.g. adetra, dansat, FTE etc.) but most favour the SL55 version (because it allows one to download .SDX files directly) and you can download it HERE
A Null modem cable (i.e. a serial [RS232] cable with female-to-female connectors and the pins 2, 3 & 5 connected in the following way…
PIN 2 (On Computer) -to -PIN 3 on STB(i.e. Set Top Box)
PIN 3 (On Computer) -to -PIN 2 on STB
PIN 5 (On Computer) -to -PIN 5 on STB (More info on creating a cable can be found HERE)
With your computer and STB OFF (precautionary measure!) attach the cable to both.
Then boot up your computer.
Plug in your STB.
Press the power button on the front of the box.
Your STB will now be in standby and will show the clock on the front [Usually 00:00].
On yor PC, hit > SETTINGS > CONTROL PANEL > SYSTEM > HARDWARE tab > DEVICE MANAGER
> PORTS (COM & LPT) Then click on COM1 (or whatever you are using!), and ensure that the speed is set to 115200
Then double click the STB5518 icon… and the program will begin.
You will see the following screen...
Select Download software (PC---> STB)
Then Select Browse
And then select the ALLxx .bin file you downloaded (normally called mainwithkey.bin or ALLxx.bin ) and press Open.
Press START to begin.
The box will now begin to update, and the progress bar shall gradually increase.
If it gets to 100% AND your box says -End then it has updated successfully !!!
Whilst it is updating you will probably see some of the following messages on the STB...
ES---- - Erasing the flash;
FXXX - Sending the software or data.
RXXX - Receiving the software or data.
PXXX - Write the software or data. .
Turn off your STB at the switch at the back, leave if for about 5sec then turn it back on.
Important !- Your Remote Control after the Update
After you upgrade your STB, your remote control will not function correctly (if at all ! )
Don't Panic ! - This is normal and can be corrected.
Using the buttons on the front, right hand side of the STB, select...
MENU > STB SETTING > OTHER SETTING > RCU MODE > RCU4 > OK
Then your remote will then work like it did before (Thanks to cog2k for reminding me about this !)
Your box is now ready to use!!!
Happy viewing and enjoy your extra channels !
HAT IF IT ALL GOES WRONG
.• To help you diagnose what went wrong, here are a list of possible errors…
E005---serious error occured,ERASE_TIMEOUT_ERROR,can't erase the flash,the flash is damaged.
E006---serious error occured,PROGRAM_TIMEOUT_ERROR,can't program the flash,the flash is damaged.
E007---serious error occured,PROGRAM_ERROR,can't program the flash ,the flash is damaged.
E024---error occured,FLASH_ERROR, the new software is not compatible to the flash containing old software, the update will not continue.
E025---error occured,TUNER_LED_ERROR, the new software is not compatible to the tuner, the update will not continue
E026---error occured,CPU_ERROR, the new software is not compatible to the CPU, the update will not continue.
E027---error occured,HARDWARE_ERROR, the new software is not compatible to the hardware,the update will not continue.
If you do get one of these errors, have a look HERE to see how others dealt with the same problem(s).
• If all else fails you can always try ALL10 or even go back to the box’s original firmware which you can get from Comag’s website here.... http://comag.cjb.net/ (Although it is highly unlikely that you will have to do this !)