1. Introduction

We have prepared for you an universal backup (with Oscam iCam v9) for any VU Plus receiver with VTi 15.0.01 firmware with MIPS or ARM cpu.

Attention! After using our backup, all data on your receiver will be deleted! Including your scanned channels, etc. Therefore, before installing, we strongly recommend that you make a full backup of your receiver!

After using our backup, you will need to make some settings – if necessary, change the configuration of your tuner, as well as specify your data for connecting to the CS server.

2. Restoring from an universal backup for any VU+ receiver with VTi firmware (MIPS and ARM)

2.1 Firmware installation on your Vu+

Firs of all you have to install ORIGINAL VTi 15.0.01 on your VU Plus receiver (if not already installed)!

  1. Format your USB stick with a FAT32 file system
  2. Download the USB image from HERE
  3. Extract the USB image (it is a .zip archive) on your PC using your favorite unzip tool to the root directory of your USB stick. The result is that you get a directory vuplus and in this directory you find a directory zero4k in which you find the necessary files.
  4. Power off the receiver.
  5. Ensure no other USB devices are plugged into the receiver while flashing
  6. Insert the USB stick containing the image files into one of the USB ports on the receiver, rear USB port is advised if possible.
  7. Power on the receiver.
  8. The WHITE VU+ logo will quickly flash two or three times then start to fade in and out slowly.
  9. Once completed the WHITE VU+ logo will flash rapidly.
  10. Power off the receiver, remove the USB stick, and power on the receiver again.
  11. Now you can start to restoring from backup (Go to step 2.2)

2.2 Restoring from the backup

  • Format your USB stick with a FAT32 file system
  • Insert the USB stick to your receiver
  • Go to MENU -> VTi -> Device Manager section.
  • Choose your USB disk and press OK button.
  • Your flash drive will be prepared for VU receiver. Please exit from the Device Manager section
  • Remove your USB flash from the receiver and insert into your PC
  • Download from our site a ready-made backup:
    • ARM processor (empty root password for ssh/telnet and web-interface)
    • ARM processor (root password for ssh/telnet and web-interface is icam2022)
    • MIPS processor (empty root password for ssh/telnet and web-interface)
    • MIPS processor (root password for ssh/telnet and web-interface is icam2022)
  • Unpack downloaded archive to your flash-disk. On your flash disk you should see only vtibackup folder
  • Insert the USB stick to your receiver
  • Go to MENU -> VTi -> Device Manager section.
  • Choose your USB disk and press OK button.
  • Press green button (Mount) – choose /media/usb line mount point and click OK button. And please exit Device Manager section

  • Go to MENU -> VTi -> VTI Panel -> VTI Software Tools -> Expert Backup/Restore -> Choose backup location section and choose /media/usb (your mounter usb-stick)
  • Go to Restore System Settings section and confirm that you want to restore settings
  • NOTE: In case there is no backup in Restore System Settings section please choose Advanced Restore section and choose vtibackup.tar.gz file!

  • Receiver will be restarted automatically.  Now you can remove the USB stick from the receiver.
  • Go to step 3

3. Setting up the receiver after flashing

3.1 Tuner Configuration

If, after flashing and turning on the receiver, the “kabel eins” channel did not work for you, then you need to change the tuner settings. To do this, go to the Main Menu -> Setup -> Service Searching -> Tuner Configuration section and configure your tuner.

3.2 Obtaining the IP address of the receiver

By default, the receiver should obtain a network address automatically (DHCP). To find out, you need to go to the section Main Menu -> Information -> About

In the Network section you will find your IP address (In my case it is 192.168.1.219)

If for some reason your receiver did not receive an address automatically, then you need to set up the network manually. This can be done in the section Main Menu -> Setup -> System -> Network -> Adapter Settings

3.3 Setting up the Oscam

After restoring the backup for the first time, you need to restart Oscam manually.

Please go to MENU -> VTi -> VTI Panel -> VTI Cam Center section. Choose Oscam 1.20 rev: 11682 and press YELLOW button (Restart Cam). Oscam will be restarted

After that you need to add your access parameters to Oscam. To do this, open the Oscam Web Interface in a browser using the IP of your receiver. Oscam Web Interface is located on port 8080. In my case it is:

http://192.168.1.219:8080/

You need to go to the Files -> oscam.server section, specify your connection data taken from the billing and click the Save button.

 

Don’t forget to click the Save button!

4. Reboot the receiver

Please reboot the receiver completely after setup. Do not turn off the receiver from the socket, but reboot it through the menu Main Menu -> Standby / Restart -> Restart

5. Choose a playlist and watch!

After rebooting the receiver, you can go to the Sky Deutschland iCAM bouquet and enjoy watching.

6. Additional Information

Installed firmware has a root password for remote access via SSH / Telnet:

Login: root 
Password: icam2022

We recommend that you change the root password, and restrict or disable remote access if you do not need it.

7. Changing ROOT password

To increase the security of your receiver, we strongly recommend that you change the root password.
In order to change the root password, log in to the receiver using SSH or Telnet using the login and password specified in paragraph 6. Enter the command:

passwd root

and set your new password