From time to time, Xbox users get notified about mandatory updates from Microsoft, which are intended to help gamers get more out of the Xbox One in terms of the gameplay experience. For some Xbox One users like this user below, installing these mandatory updates sometimes can be very frustrating with the Xbox One Update Error 0x8B05000F 0x00000000 0x90070007:
Most times, the update installs up to 47% and then freezes. It could be really frustrating, but there really isn’t much to fret about. Following our simple guide here should help you get past this hurdle.
Table of Contents
Steps to Fix Xbox One Update Error 0x8B05000F
- Now, if you’re encountering the Xbox One Update Error with the codes 0x8B05000F, the very first thing you want to do is to check if you are not dealing with a server or connection issue.
- If that’s not the case, then you might consider performing a power cycle to help clear any issues that might be caused by temporary files.
- If performing a power cycle still doesn’t solve the problem, then you should check if your console is registered to the Xbox Preview Program. If it is, you’ll need to remove it from the Xbox Preview Program by signing in to your Xbox live account through a Windows 10 console.
- If any of the above doesn’t help you eliminate the Xbox One Update Error 0x8B05000F, then you might be looking at a firmware issue. In this case, you’re left with two options;
- Install the mandatory update manually using an external disk drive or
- Reset your console to factory mode using the Startup Troubleshooter. The downside to this option is that you’ll lose every data currently on your console.
Now, let’s take a more detailed look at each of these options.
Check for Server or Connection Issues
Sometimes, the Xbox One update error 0x8B05000F occurs due to reasons beyond the user’s control. One way to confirm that the update is not failing due to a server connection error preventing your console from accessing necessary files for the update is to check the status of your Xbox live services. To do that, log on to this link on your mobile device or your PC. Be on the lookout, particularly for the Xbox Live Core Service, as you check for issues with any of your Xbox live services.
If you detect issues with any of your Xbox live services, then you should know that you can’t fix the problem by yourself. It’s an issue that Microsoft engineers will have to fix automatically.
If, on the contrary, there is no issue with any of your Xbox live services, then you can proceed to try out any of the other options below.
Perform a Power Cycle on your Console
Having confirmed that you’re Xbox, One update error 0x8B05000F is occurring locally; you should check if your console is not being affected by corrupted temporary files meddling with the installation of the new update.
Performing a power cycle on your console will help clear any such temporary files as compared to a regular console restart, it ensures that all of your console’s power capacitors are drained. Here’s how to carry out a power cycling on your console:
- Press and hold the power button on the front panel of your Xbox One console until it completely goes off. Unplug the power cable to ensure that the power capacitors are fully drained and wait for up to a minute before turning on your console again.
- Plugin your console after about a minute and press the power button, you should hear a power-up beep. Then simultaneously press the Bind and Eject buttons until you hear a second power-up beep.
- Then select the “Reset this Xbox” option upon which the troubleshooter will redirect you to a page where you are required to choose between a “full reset” and a “reset but keep content.” You should choose the latter as this allows you to retain your installed games as well as your settings.
- Proceed to install the mandatory updates again and check if you still encounter the Xbox One update error 0x8B05000F. If no, congratulations! But if yes, then do not worry, we’ve got you covered. Proceed to the next option to fix the issue.
Remove your console from the Xbox Preview Program.
Interestingly, if your console is registered on the Xbox Preview Program, then the Xbox One update error 0x8B05000F should be something you had been looking forward too. I mean, it sort of comes with the package (lol).
So, if your console is with the Preview Program, you can deregister your console on a Windows 10 PC by going using Xbox Insider Hub’s Universal Windows Platform application. Here’s how to go about that:
- Open a Run dialogue box by using the Windows key+R combination and then type in this command “ms-windows-store://home.” Click OK to launch the Microsoft store.
- Once in Microsoft store, locate the Xbox Insider Hub by searching for the title.
- Click on the “Get” option to download the Xbox Insider Hub application.
- Once the download is complete, install and launch the Xbox Insider Hub. Sign in with the same Xbox Live account associated with your Xbox One console.
- If you’re able to sign in successfully, expand the Xbox Insider action button located in the top-left of the page and select “Settings” from the dropdown.
- Also, expand the Settings menu to access a list of options. Select “Manage Devices”
- Once you’re in there, remove your Xbox account from the Preview Program. This should automatically apply to your Xbox one Console.
- With that done, Restart your console. You’d find out that your console will be prompted with a different update since it’s no longer registered with the Preview Program. This should eliminate the Xbox One update error 0x8B05000F.
If this still doesn’t work, you can now resort to updating the console’s firmware manually.
Install the Console’s Firmware Update Manually
To do this, all you simply need is a flash drive of at least a 10GB storage capacity formatted using NTFS. Once you’re sure the drive is properly formatted, proceed to download the latest version of the Xbox One console firmware using this link.
- Extract the contents of the downloaded archive to the root of the formatted flash drive. Safely eject the flash drive when that is done.
- On your console, press and hold the Bind and Eject buttons simultaneously. While doing this, punch the Xbox button once. Your console should beep consecutively twice. When you observe that, release the Bind and Eject buttons and wait for the Startup Troubleshooter to load.
- Once the Startup Troubleshooter menu loads, plug in the flash drive containing the latest version of the Xbox One console firmware and wait for the “Offline System Update” option to become available.
- Select that option and access it by pressing X on your controller. Confirm the operation and wait for the update to go through. Usually, this takes up to 12 minutes, depending on different factors.
- Your console should automatically restart once the process is completed, and the system will boot normally.
- This should solve the Xbox One update error 0x8B05000F, and if it doesn’t, your last option will be to reset your console to factory mode via the startup troubleshooter. We’ve discussed this underperforming a power cycle on your console earlier in this article, the only difference here is that you’d be performing a “full reset” meaning that you’re going to lose all your files, games and settings.
- When your console restarts, the Xbox One update error 0x8B05000F should not occur.
We hope this guide was comprehensive enough. Another common Xbox One error is the “No Signal Detected” error, and if you’re interested in finding a fix for that, we have a solution for you here.