TVs are getting smart and now coming with all these amazing features and advancements. Just like any other smartphone, the OnePlus TV U also need software updates from time to time. This is to make sure the end-users like you and me get the best TV experience possible. Although the update process is automatic and hassle-free, but sometimes if the update is stuck or not installing, you have to update the OTA zip file manually to the OnePlus TV U. Here is how you can do that.
OnePlus is a trustful brand that gives regular software updates to all their consumer products, whether it be a smartphone or smart TV. Smart TV such as OnePlus TV U also needs regular updates in order to stay functional and for added features. In most cases, the software updates automatically without any interference from the user. But in case the OTA update is stuck in some position or not installing itself, you can always update the software manually. In this blog, we are going to tell you the process to update the OTA zip file manually on your Oneplus TV.
OnePlus TV U: How to Update OTA Zip File Manually
Firmware updates are released on a need basis for smart TV. The updates are used to enhance the features, fix bugs, and add a few apps to the devices. Recently the previous version of the OnePlus series getting an update. We are guessing that the new series is also getting periodic updates in the coming months.
OTA stands for Over The Air is let the device get the system update automatically, and there should no need to connect the device to the computer. The OTA updates are not released for everyone. It depends on the region and user base.
As nobody wants to wait, so there is an option to update your device manually. Although, OnePlus never gives you a direct option to apply the updates manually, sometimes the band and users share the OTA update zip file publically that others can install and use the new feature.
Automatic Firmware Update
First, check if you will get any official update for your region before moving forward to do it manually. Make sure your OnePlus TV is connected to the internet and follow the below steps.
- Press the Home button of the remote to go to the launcher home screen of OnePlus TV U.
- Navigate to the setting on the top right corner.
- Tap on more settings.
- After that, Go to the About section
- Then check for a system update.
- Download and install if any available update.
- Restart The TV to apply changes.
It is the official way to download updates on your TV that may contain minor bugs and offer features per users’ requirements.
How to Update OTA Zip File Manually in OnePlus TV U
The OnePlus TV U firmware can update manually by downloading the OTA Zip file available on the OnePlus official website. For the process, you need a USB flash drive with at least a size of 4 GB. It also depends on the file size of the update. Also, you will need a computer with an internet connection. Now follow the process:
Step 1 – Find your Product on the support page – First, you have to visit the official site of OnePlus and enter your smart TV model number and select it from the drop-down menu.
Step 2 – Download the Unzip File – On the support page, download the latest firmware on your system. Go to the download folder and right-click the folder, and select Extract All from the menu. Click on Extract from the pop-up dialog box.
Step 3 – Put the file on USB – Make the USB bootable, download the upgrade installation package, and rename the file to “update.zip”. Create folder name of Ota (make sure the folder name is case sensitive) in the root directory of U Disk and put the upgrade package in the Ota folder. The path of the upgrade package should be /Ota/update.zip.
Download Update on OnePlus TV U
Step 4 – Navigate to the Setting of the OnePlus TV U and click on the More setting. Then click on About after that system update.
Step 5 – Insert the pen drive to the OnePlus TV USB plug and click on Check for updates.
Step 6 – Wait for few moments till you get an option of Install Now. As it automatically selects the update file from the pen drive.
Step 7 – Restart the TV after installation complete.
Here are the steps to update the OTA Zip file manually to your OnePlus TV U. Moreover, We hope you can understand the process. If you have any question regarding the step, let us know in the comment box.