Firmware Updates

Periodically check the ADMIN>FIRMWARE tab on the web GUI to see if a new update is available.

If your firmware is really old this TAB won't appear. The build number in the top right hand corner should be there.

Once installed the Livebox, HAH firmware can be manually updated with the latest version by executing this shell script from the command line prompt. Before doing so, it's best to reboot your HAH (just to ensure that everything is 'clean'). All settings in /etc/ will be preserved.

# /etc/init.d/update
Ramdisk initialisation ...
Connecting to (
build                100% |*******************************|     4  --:--:-- ETA
Connecting to (
fcp                  100% |*******************************| 46216  --:--:-- ETA
Connecting to (
Image.bin            100% |*******************************|  5108k 00:00:00 ETA
Erasing blocks: 80/80 (100%)
Writing data: 5108k/5108k (100%)
Verifying data: 5108k/5108k (100%)

It will only download and reflash if the build is a later version. If you want to force an update, you can specify the word 'force' as a parameter e.g.

# /etc/init.d/update force

Optional commands:

  • force - reflash regardless of build number
  • clean - reset JFFS partition. /mnt/jffs2/jffs2_3 (/etc /home /root /tmp) - This will wipe all custom scripts and setting on your livebox.

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