XDH - Firmware Updates

N.B. These firmware updates are for the XDH (H.264) and not the XD (MPeg 4)
For the XD Please go to XD Firmware Updates
For the XDH CT (compact) please go to XDH CT Firmware Updates

Download and install the appropriate Firmware below. Note that the latest release uses Kernel 8, so you will need to update both the Kernel and Ramdisk.

Firmware version 1.13.12 Released: 29/05/2014

What's new in this 1.13.12 firmware version?

• Improved SATA compatibility with modern drives
 Improved Hard disk drive format speed
 Fix USB issue that could cause the backup preperation to take a long time
 Memory swap improvements
Improved recording performance/compression/quality
• Fix Audio/Video synchronization in AVI files
• USB memory sticks up to 64GB are now supported
 Fix NTP server vulnerability
 Added NTP Server enable/disable option


    Version 8: Download
    Version 1.13.12 for XDH 4 Channel: Download
    Version 1.13.12 for XDH 8 Channel: Download
    Version 1.13.12 for XDH 16 Channel: Download

Installation Instructions

Download the Kernel and the appropriate Ramdisk for your unit.
Use a FAT32 formatted USB stick. For best compatability, 4GB or less is recommended.
Copy the downloaded files so that the files on the USB stick are listed as
Once confirmed, plug the USB stick into the XDH DVR (Either the USB above the DVD drive or in the back of the DVR)

From the DVR:
- Press ‘MENU’
- Go down to ‘System Setup’ Press ‘OK’
- Go Down to ‘S/W Upgrade & etc’ Press ‘OK’
- When updating the Kernel, Press 'OK' on 'KERNEL'
- It will search the USB stick for the appropriate file and then begin the update.
- The DVR will restart.
- Then follow the same process however, Press ‘OK’ on ‘RAMDISK’
- Once Completed, the DVR will restart again.

Please note that after applying this update, you may require the latest Network applications.

Please follow the XDH Software link and download and install the latest version.

Previous releases:
V1.13.9: 27/02/2014 - Download 4;8;16
V1.13.8: 16/01/2014 - Download 4;8;16
v1.13.6: 04/09/2013 - Download 4;8;16
v1.13.5: 20/06/2013  - Download: 4;8;16
v1.13.3: 20/05/2013  - Download: 4;8;16
v1.12: 20/11/2012  - Download: 4;8;16
v1.11: 20/08/2012  - Download: 4;8;16
v1.10.3: 16/03/2012  - Download: 4;8;16
v1.10.2: 13/01/2012  - Download: 4;8;16
v1.10.1: 14/10/2011  - Download: 4;8;16
v1.9.0: 28/06/2011 - Download: 4;8;16
v1.8.1: 22/03/2011 - Download: 4;8;16
v1.8.0: 17/01/2011 - Download: 4;8;16
v1.7.4: 21/12/2010 - Download: 4;8;16
v1.7.3: 17/11/2010 - Download: 4;8;16
v1.7.1: 21/09/2010 - Download: 4;8;16
v1.7: 23/08/2010 - Download: 4;8;16
v1.6: 12/07/2010 - Download: 4;8;16
v1.5: 18/06/2010 - Download: 4;8;16
v1.4: 03/06/2010 - Download: 4;8;16

Kernel verison 7 - Download (Ramdisk 1.13.8)
Kernel version 5 - Download (Ramdisk 1.13.4 to 1.13.6)
Kernel version 4 - Download (Ramdisk 1.13.3 Only)
Kernel version 3 - Download (Ramdisk below 1.13.x)
Kernel version 2 - Download (deprecated)

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9th of June, 2014

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