How to Update Vizio Smart TV Firmware

How to Update Vizio Smart TV Firmware


I need to know how to update Vizio Smart TV
firmware. For a lot of their TVs, assuming it is set
to automatically update, it will update on its own as long as it has a working internet
connection. It isn’t updating. I’ve heard of Vizio TVs that get stuck searching
for available updates, loading them and then starting all over. What do you do about that? The problem isn’t solved by power cycling
the router or even the TV. Well, turning off the internet might pause it at the searching
stage. But when it gets into that mode, it doesn’t
stop. You can stop it by going to menu, network,
wps, and once it starts trying to do WPS, cancel it. That kills the network connection. Yes, but you can reconnect to the network
and it should stop trying to search for updates at this point. I’d have to try to remember my network password. If you don’t have the right network password
in the network settings, it won’t be able to connect at all. That’s a problem, but different
than the one you asked me about. I could just switch to a wired connection
to get around this. If you have a wired connection, disconnecting
the ether net cable, try to connect to the internet, cancel, reconnect cable, let it
connect. I think I have an internet connection for
the TV, I just don’t know how to get it to update. If it isn’t updating on its own, you can download
the update off the Vizio website. I know you have to format the flash drive
you download that onto with a Fat 32 file system. First you want to make sure that you have
the right model number for your TV entered into the search option on the Vizio website,
because if you install the wrong update, you’ll have whole new problems. So you pick the right firmware and download
it, then save the file to the thumb drive. You should save the firmware as an img file
if it isn’t already. It downloads as an IMG file. So save it as fwsu file name, because that’s
what is most likely to work. Anything that works is progress for me right
now. The right way to do the update is turn off
the TV, plug in the flash drive to the right port, turn on the TV and it should start updating
the firmware. How do I know if it really worked? Wait until the Vizio logo shows up and everything
else disappears off the screen, because that’s the sign it is done. And then I can watch TV. And then you can power cycle the TV to make
the firmware update take effect, then push the info button to see if the firmware is
updated. That would be menu, system, system information.
And if it is the newest sequence, then I don’t have to worry about updates for a while. Or just make sure the TV has a good wifi or
wired connection so it can get the next update any time it needs it. But you may need to
manually adjust the sharpness and other factors on the TV after the update.

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