How To Upgrade The Firmware On An Amcrest DVR (AMDV5M8, AMDV5M16, AMDV5M32)

Regularly updating the firmware of your Amcrest DVR ensures optimal performance, bug fixes, and enhanced security features. This guide will walk you through the process of upgrading the firmware on your Amcrest DVR using two methods: USB and Web UI (Web User Interface). For more information on how to upgrade the firmware on your device, please refer to the information provided below. 

Method 1: Updating Firmware via USB

Note: A USB drive with at least 1GB of storage capacity. A monitor must be applied to the DVR to view the device. The latest firmware file for your Amcrest DVR (downloadable from amcrest.com/firmware)

Step 1: Extract the downloaded firmware file onto the USB drive. The firmware file is usually in a .bin format. Safely connect the USB drive to your Amcrest DVR's USB port.

Step 2: From the main menu click on Maintain. Click on Manager>>Update, then click Update to locate the firmware file. 

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Step 3: Locate the firmware file on your USB drive and click OK

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Your DVR will restart once the upgrade is complete.

Method 2: Updating Firmware via Web UI

Note: Download the latest firmware file for your Amcrest DVR (amcrest.com/firmware) to your computer. Ensure the DVR and computer are on the same network while upgrading. 

Step 1: Open a web browser and access the web user interface (web UI) for your device. For more information on how to access the web UI, click here.

Step 2: From the main menu click on Maintain. Click on Manager>>Update, then click Browse to locate the firmware file. 

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Step 3: Once the file is selected and imported into the interface, click update to upgrade the DVR. 

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Your DVR will restart once the upgrade is complete.

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