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How To Upgrade Your Dahua DVR/NVR Firmware

Dahua is a Chinese electronics company producing some of the finest surveillance systems in the world. Their video recording solutions typically use two types of data storage: hard disk and SD card. The hard disk stores HD videos recorded at a certain point, and the SD card stores lower resolution videos with event-based metadata such as camera ID, location coordinates, etc. This article provides step-by-step instructions on upgrading your Dahua DVR/NVR firmware using an official Dahua Update Tool software.

How to Upgrade Your Dahua Firmware

If you are running a Dahua DVR or NVR with firmware version 2.4 or below, you will need to upgrade your firmware before continuing. Upgrading your firmware will ensure that your DVR or NVR operates at its maximum potential and provides essential security updates. 

To upgrade your Dahua DVR/NVR firmware: 

1) Power off the device and disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet. 

2) Disconnect the network cable from the device. 

3) Remove the screws securing the cover plate to the device’s chassis. 

4) Locate and remove the flash memory card (if present). 

5) Locate and remove the firmware file. The filename is dvr_firmware*.bin on a Dahua DVR/NVR 2.4 or below, or nvr_firmware*.bin on a Dahua NVR 3+. 

6) Copy the new firmware file to a USB drive and insert it into the device’s USB port. 

7) Replace the cover plate and screw it in place. 

8) Reconnect the power cord to the wall outlet and turn on the device.

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What You Need Before Upgrading

If you have a Dahua DVR/NVR, you may want to update the firmware to improve its performance. Updating the firmware can help your DVR/NVR handle more requests and stream HD video more smoothly. Below are some things you’ll need before upgrading your firmware: 

-A computer with an internet connection

-A USB drive with the latest firmware for your Dahua DVR/NVR

-A Phillips head screwdriver

-An SD card with at least 8GB of space

-The latest version of the Dahua DVR/NVR software (available from the manufacturer’s website or via download) 

Here’s how to upgrade your Dahua DVR/NVR firmware: 

1. Download and install the latest Dahua DVR/NVR software from the manufacturer’s website or a download site. 

2. plug in your Dahua DVR/NVR and wait for it to boot up. 

3. Click on “System Update” in the main menu. 

4. On the “System Update” screen, click “Firmware Upgrade.” 

5. Insert your USB drive into a computer that

The Procedure for Upgrading Firmware

If you are looking to upgrade your Dahua DVR/NVR firmware, you will need the following materials: 

-Your Dahua DVR/NVR device 

-A Windows PC 

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-An installation CD or USB drive for your Dahua DVR/NVR device 

-Your original firmware file (if you have one) 

-An installation program for your Dahua DVR/NVR device 

-Internet access 

-A power outlet 

The following guide will walk you through the entire process of upgrading your Dahua DVR/NVR firmware.

Things to Watch Out For During the Upgrading Process

When upgrading your Dahua DVR/NVR firmware, remember a few things. 

First and foremost, always make a backup of your current footage before upgrading. It’s always possible that something goes wrong during the upgrade process, and you’ll need your old footage to restore your system.

Secondly, be sure to have your devices connected to your network before beginning the upgrade process. If any devices are not connected, the upgrade will not be able to proceed, and you’ll have to start from scratch.

Lastly, make sure that you have the latest version of the Dahua software installed on your computer before beginning the upgrade. The upgrade process may not work if the software is out of date.

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Tips on Hacking the DVR/NVR for Addition Features

If you’re itching to tinker with your Dahua DVR/NVR, there are a few ways to upgrade the firmware without contacting Dahua customer service. Here are four tips for hacking your DVR/NVR:

1. Use a third-party firmware flashing tool. Several free and paid options are available online, such as firmware flashing tools from Security Research Institute (SRI) or Dasan Security. The advantage of using a third-party tool is that you can be sure that the firmware you’re flashing is safe and secure. However, research the device before using it so you know what features it offers and how to use it properly.

2. Use an external hard drive as a storage location for the current firmware. You won’t lose footage or settings if something goes wrong while upgrading the firmware. Just connect the external hard drive to your computer and copy over the current firmware file.

3. Use a Windows 10 operating system on your computer. This method is only recommended for experienced users familiar with installing and using custom software in Windows 10. By using Windows 10, you can bypass certain restrictions imposed by Dahua on its