How To Update Sky HD Box Software?

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How Do I Update My Sky Hd Box Software?

You can update your Sky+HD box software by following the steps mentioned below:


Power off your Sky+HD box by unplugging it from the mains.

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Turn off other devices which are connected to the box either by unplugging from the mains or switching them “off”.


Confirm if the Sky HD box and other connected devices are turned “off”.


On the top panel of the box, press and hold the “backup” button.

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You have to keep on pressing the “backup” button.


Replug the Sky+HD box to the mains and continue holding the “backup” button.

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Continue pressing and holding the “backup” button for up to thirty seconds until all the four lights on the front panel of the box are illuminated.

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Now release the “backup” button and the box will go into the “download” mode.

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If you can’t see the light illuminated after thirty seconds, repeat the above steps.

STEP 10:

Reconnect other connected devices with your Sky+HD box and turn them “ON”.

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STEP 11:

You will get an onscreen message “Updating System Software” on your TV.

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STEP 12:

The download will take up to 10 minutes to complete. You cannot use the box while the software is downloading.

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STEP 13:

After the software has been downloaded, the box will switch “off” automatically and the single red light will be illuminated.

STEP 14:

After three minutes, press the “sky” button on the remote to switch  “on” the Sky+HD box. A green light will be illuminated on the front panel of the box.

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