Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

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Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby RickRansom » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:40 pm

My Roku 2 was previously running a 4.8 build 1184 but when I checked it earlier it seems to have updated itself to a build 3339.
That's quite a jump, wouldn't you say?

The last time release notes were mentioned was from July, so I'm really interested with what's been the improvements with the latest build that was released.

....or is this a beta build? I don't remember officially signing up for any beta tests. :mrgreen:
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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby RokuShawnS » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:11 pm

Early rollout, 20k users (well, 40k, over two sets of devices). Full rollout and release notes will show up following the full release (they'll probably be short notes though ... not many major changes IIRC)

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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby davidchance » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:42 am

It is a big number jump though. Something must be going on with it.
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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby kc8pql » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:53 am

They do a LOT of incremental testing. Large jumps in the released build number isn't uncommon.
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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby RokuMarkn » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:12 am

For a variety of reasons, we sometimes jump the build number to a larger value rather than just incrementing it. We did not do over 2000 builds between release 1184 and 3339. You shouldn't attach any meaning to the specific value of the build number.

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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby FX4 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:15 am

kc8pql wrote:They do a LOT of incremental testing. Large jumps in the released build number isn't uncommon.

Yup, they could just be trying to solve a specific problem and did a bunch of builds to see how each reacted or they could be testing new feature sets that are not released yet but causing the build number to ratchet up. I wouldn't worry about the build number too much.
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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby RickRansom » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:58 am

Good points raised, all of you. I think I my OCD habits are starting to kick in. :mrgreen:
We'll see the release notes when we see 'em then.
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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby __5 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:25 pm

This update looks good so far with hdmi/5.1 fix. :)


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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby RokuShawnS » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:50 pm

trekkeriii wrote:Netflix is remembering my last selection now, and not having the issue with the advancement to next episode (or episode selection) either. Looks like a lot of bug fixes in this release.


Can you give me an example to test? (assuming Roku 2 models)

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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby RokuShawnS » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:01 pm

trekkeriii wrote:
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trekkeriii wrote:Netflix is remembering my last selection now, and not having the issue with the advancement to next episode (or episode selection) either. Looks like a lot of bug fixes in this release.


Can you give me an example to test? (assuming Roku 2 models)

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I am watching Star Trek TNG right now. I will let you know for sure when I get to the end of the episode. I noticed initially after the update, the queue was not showing at all, but after a minute, it showed up and was on my previous selection. I played Wii for about an hour, and went back to Netflix on Roku and it still remembered the last series I was on, so it seems to be working better. Could be coincidence that Netflix fixed the problem today or something if it was not the firmware update.


Thanks! I'll double check our release notes internally. I'm not aware currently of any changes regarding this issue, so it may be something on the Netflix side. I'll report what I can when I can :) (I know you guys hate that statement lol :mrgreen:)

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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby mikeyts » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:11 pm

Is this episode advance problem specific to some series? It's always advanced to the next episodes of the things that I watch and I mainly watch television series on my Roku 2 XS. Netflix has also always returned to the previously selected item for me, between reboots of the Roku.
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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby lion7718 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:24 am

I didn't want to start a new thread, but I'm having trouble with this update, it won't finish install after reboot.
It downloads 100% reboots & sits there on the bouncing Roku, I updated again last night & this morning it was still on the Roku boot screen 6 hours later. If I pull the power plug it will start up again & go back to 4.8 B1184. Tried update at least 5-6 times...about 30 min. ago Roku rebooted itself when I was outside...so I don't know why...after 15 min. I pulled plug again & it's working...I guess it tried to update on it's own.
I have a Roku 2 XS.
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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby kc8pql » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:30 am

trekkeriii wrote:
... maybe there's just not enough memory for the update to install.

Not possible. Firmware is stored in it's own dedicated partition.
Doing a reset is a good idea though.
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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby RickRansom » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:54 am

lion7718 wrote:I pulled plug again & it's working...

Is it working now but still with the 4.8 B1184 software but always fails to update after downloading the 4.8 B3339 software?

RokuShawnS wrote:Early rollout, 20k users (well, 40k, over two sets of devices). Full rollout and release notes will show up following the full release (they'll probably be short notes though ... not many major changes IIRC)

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Could be something that Roku has to check on if they're looking for possible issues or what not.

I agree with doing a factory reset on the box to see if it can then download the latest software that's available for it.
Post back if that makes a difference. Else, contact one of the mods and see what they have to say about this.
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Re: Roku 2 firmware 4.8 b3339 release notes??

Postby falgarin » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:37 am

The only problem I seem to be having is when I use YouTube and select a selection to play it starts and then it falls back to the start screen for the selection I want to see, is this only happening to me or is it the new firmware?
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