This post was most recently updated on October 31st, 2019
Now, we have a whole lot of fake strong decoders which of course is mostly due to the fact that most people either don’t buy their satellite products from trusted dealers or they don’t know how to detect if a particularly strong product is fake. For your information, you can check the authenticity of any decoder on the official strong website). In very rare situations, some people purposely buy fake strong products because it is relatively cheaper. Regardless of the situation, you find yourself with respect to “your fake strong decoder”, I will be teaching you the methods you can use to revive your dead fake strong decoder.
Now, let us assume you are stuck with a fake strong decoder. Before I proceed, fake strong decoders have some specific characteristics apart from you finding out on the strong website; 1. They are most common among strong decoders with the model number 466xxx meaning 4663, 4669, e.t.c. In addition, you can find fake among strong HD decoders such as 4920, 4922, 4930, 4955 e.t.c. 2. the fake strong decoders tend to have a kind of automatic OTA Software download whereby a software update is forcefully pushed to your strong decoder. Once it is updated, the strong decoder will die. This is a mechanism used it eradicating strong decoders that are fake from the market. However, if you buy a genuine strong decoder, you wouldn’t need to be afraid of any auto software download unless you initiate it manually.
Methods to Revive your Dead Fake Strong Decoder
Once you realize that you have purchased a fake strong decoder, the first thing you should do is to back up its fake software before the decoder runs into problems. you can backup the software by extracting the software that came with fake strong decoder into a USB flash drive.
Steps to back up your strong decoder’s software
- Insert your USB into the decoder
- now, goto Menu>>Storage>>Data transfer
- Next, press the blue button on your remote which indicates upload STB to extract your software and save it on your flash drive. this works perfectly with strong 4663 and 4669x. It should work with newer models of strong as well.
Steps to Wake Up a Dead Fake Strong Satellite Receiver
Unlike an original strong decoder which has several ways of waking it up when it’s dead or fried, fake strong decoders only have two ways in which they can be revived that is they will be revived in the first place;
You need to look for someone who is using a fake strong decoder of the exact model of yours. This other one must not be a soft-brick strong. You can then extract the working software from the other fake strong decoder using the steps provided above then use it to upgrade your strong decoder via strong’s PC loader. Learn how to do so here.
2. Method 2
- The second method which has no restriction is for you to locate the dealer or the person who sold it to you(the worst thing that can happen to you is to buy a second-handed fake strong product) then you will beg or implore him to do a decoder to decoder software transfer for you. He may charge you if the time frame is long but you must let him know that you have a fake strong decoder and only a fake strong software can wake a fake strong decoder. If you mistakenly attempt to wake it with the original software, you may permanently lose your decoder.
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