dreambox image backing-up and flashing

To flash an image using Telnet

This method will only work with a .img image file.

  • Rename the image file to backup.img
  • FTP the image file to the /tmp folder on the dreambox
  • Telnet to your box and paste the following command:
    cd /tmp && eraseall /dev/mtd/3 && cp backup.img /dev/mtd/3 && reboot

To telnet, click START > RUN and type Telnet ip.address.of.dreambox A command window will appear, enter username root and password dreambox.
To backup an image using Telnet

  • Telnet to the box and paste the following command:
    cat /dev/mtd/3 > /tmp/backup.img
  • FTP to the box and navigate to the /tmp
  • Here you will find the backup.img file.