If you are already using an older version of Oscam iCam and you’re happy with it, then you don’t need to upgrade your oscam to v9 :)

In any case, before installing please make a backup of your receiver’s configuration!

1. Downloading the emulator Oscam iCam v9

Binary files for ARM and MIPS receivers can be downloaded here:

v9 –

(Thanks for icb and Alex from the digital-eliteboard)

2. Installing the emulator

Oscam emulator with iCam support can be installed on almost any Enigma2 receiver, regardless of firmware. In our example, we will be installing the emulator on a Vu+ ZERO 4k receiver with VTI 15.0.0 (build 2020-09-21) firmware.

2.1 Installing the emulator through command line

To install the emulator manually, you need to have access to the receiver via telnet or ssh. You also need to have an installed version of the Oscam emulator. For example, I have oscam-stable installed. If you don’t have Oscam installed, install it via softcam menu.

Unpack the ZIP archive downloaded above on your PC. Inside the archive you will find bin, bouquets and config folders.

Next, you must replace the executable file on your receiver with a new file from the archive… First of all, find where the oscam executable file is located in your receiver. It is usually located in /usr/bin/ or /usr/softcams/ folder. In my case, this is /usr/bin/oscam_1.20-unstable-11682

Rename the local file “oscam-icam-v9_arm(vu+other).bin” (or “oscam-icam-v9_mips(all).bin” for MIPS receiver, or “oscam-icam-v9_aarch64(dreambox).bin” for AArch64 receiver like a DreamboxONE) in bin folder exactly the same as you have in the receiver. In my case, I renamed the file to oscam_1.20-unstable-11682

Upload the file to the receiver, overwriting the one that is there.

Set the permissions on the file to 755. You can do this by running the command in telnet or ssh:

chmod 755 /usr/bin/oscam_1.20-unstable-11682

Use path to your Oscam instead of /usr/bin/oscam_1.20-unstable-11682

2.2 Checking if the emulator is running

Login to the receiver using telnet or ssh. Try running the emulator. In my case, I have to run the command:


If you see an error like:

/usr/bin/oscam_1.20-unstable-11682: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory 

Then you need to put the correct link to the library To do this, depending on your firmware, you need to run the command (in my case):

ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ 


ln -s /lib/ /lib/

or  (for example for VTi)

ln -s /lib/ /lib/

or  (for example for DreamBox DM900)

ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

or  (for example for DreamBox ONE)

ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

On OpenPLI firmware I had another problem. The emulator did not start, gave an error:

/usr/bin/oscam_1.20-unstable-11682: not found

To fix this error, run the command:

ln -s /lib/ /lib/


If the emulator starts normally, you should see something like this in the console:


16:56:40 00000000 s >> OSCam << cardserver log switched, version 1.20_svn, build r11714-798 (arm-vuplus4k-linux-gnueabihf-ICAM_DVBAPI-V7-built_by_Alex)
16:56:40 00000000 s (main) System name = Linux
16:56:40 00000000 s (main) Host name = vuzero4k
16:56:40 00000000 s (main) Release = 4.1.20-1.9
16:56:40 00000000 s (main) Version = #1 SMP Thu Sep 10 18:20:41 CEST 2020
16:56:40 00000000 s (main) Machine = armv7l
16:56:40 00000000 s (main) Stb model = dm8000
16:56:40 00000000 s (main) Stb vumodel = vuzero4k
16:56:40 00000000 s (main) Stb boxtype = vuzero4k
16:56:40 00000000 s (main) creating pidfile /tmp/.oscam/ with pid 2512
16:56:40 00000000 s (emu) OSCam-Emu version 798


Press Ctrl+C to stop the emulator. Let’s move on to setting up the configuration files.

3. Setting up the Oscam configuration files

Find the location of your Oscam configuration files. They are usually located in the /etc/tuxbox/config/ folder. In my case, the files are located in the /etc/tuxbox/config/ folder.

In the previously downloaded archive in the config folder you will find an approximate configuration. In order for oscam-icam to work, you need to make changes to the following files on your receiver:

  • oscam.confopen this file, before the [dvbapi] section you must add the following lines. The iCam won’t work without them:
stream_ecm_delay = 0
stream_relay_ctab = 098D

Please do not delete [global] and [dvbapi] sections! Otherwise, you will not be able to watch non-icam channels (HD+, ORF, etc.)

In the archive you downloaded above in the config folder you will find the oscam.conf and oscam.user files which will work on most receivers. You need to make changes to the oscam.server file

  • oscam.serveropen this  file and completely replace it with the config from your billing account!


  • Please delete files oscam.dvbapi and oscam.whitelist if exist

Attention! Don’t forget to start your Oscam emulator. On VTi firmware, this can be done through the menu MENU->VTi->Softcam

4. Configuring Emigma2 parameters and changes for old iCam versions

In this version of iCam v9 and starting from iCam v7 there is no need to set any Enigma options.

However, if you have previously used an earlier version of iCam on this receiver, such as iCam v3, then you will need to make changes to the Enigma settings:

1) Disable “Include ECM in http streams” option in enigma

2) Enable “Descramble sending http streams” option in enigma

3) Remove the [radegast] section from the oscam.conf config if it exists

5. Creating a bouquet, adding a channel list.

Go to /etc/enigma2 directory on your receiver and open file, before Favorites bouquet add the line:

#SERVICE 1:7:1:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:FROM BOUQUET "" ORDER BY bouquet

Then upload the file to the /etc/enigma2 folder (In case you have Sky by cable please download pyur version)

You can also import the channel list using the DreamboxEdit program.

6. Reboot the receiver