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RokuRobB
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

4.9 Firmware Release: Re-enabling Developer Mode

Hello Roku channel developers! As you may have seen, we rolled out firmware version 4.9 today. A firmware update means that you need to re-enable developer mode on your device in order to side load channels you are developing. This is true whether you use the browser based application installer utility or install channels using a make file. You also need to re-enable developer mode to use the application debug console (i.e. telnet on port 8085.)

To re-enable developer mode on your device, enter this key sequence on your Roku remote: Home 3x, Up 2x, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right. You will be presented with the developer settings page where you can enable developer mode on the device by clicking the “Enable installer” button. After clicking that button, you must accept the developer agreement by scrolling through to the bottom of the agreement text and clicking the I Agree button. Next, press Yes in the confirmation screen and your Roku device will restart with developer mode re-enabled.

Thanks for choosing to develop for Roku, and let us know if you have any questions!
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calvaryftl
Level 7

Re: 4.9 Firmware Release: Re-enabling Developer Mode

Interesting. I went to update my firmware only to discover that it was already up to date. And I did not have to re-enable developer mode...

When will docs for 4.9 be out?

Also, why is the SDK download giving version 4.1 instead of 4.8? How can I download 4.8?

Kenny
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TheEndless
Level 9

Re: 4.9 Firmware Release: Re-enabling Developer Mode

"calvaryftl" wrote:
Interesting. I went to update my firmware only to discover that it was already up to date. And I did not have to re-enable developer mode...

When will docs for 4.9 be out?

Also, why is the SDK download giving version 4.1 instead of 4.8? How can I download 4.8?

Kenny

The most up to date SDK documentation can be found here: http://sdkdocs.roku.com/dashboard.action
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calvaryftl
Level 7

Re: 4.9 Firmware Release: Re-enabling Developer Mode

I've seen that page. Is there a link to download the pdf's for 4.8? That's really what I'm looking for, so I don't have to refer to the website each time. Thanks. Smiley Happy
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TheEndless
Level 9

Re: 4.9 Firmware Release: Re-enabling Developer Mode

"calvaryftl" wrote:
I've seen that page. Is there a link to download the pdf's for 4.8? That's really what I'm looking for, so I don't have to refer to the website each time. Thanks. Smiley Happy

Unfortunately, not... Smiley Sad I don't think they're maintaining the PDFs anymore.
My Channels: http://roku.permanence.com - Twitter: @TheEndlessDev
Instant Watch Browser (NetflixIWB), Aquarium Screensaver (AQUARIUM), Clever Clocks Screensaver (CLEVERCLOCKS), iTunes Podcasts (ITPC), My Channels (MYCHANNELS)
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calvaryftl
Level 7

Re: 4.9 Firmware Release: Re-enabling Developer Mode

Ah! Good to know. Now I can stop looking. Smiley Happy Thanks again! You are very helpful!
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