It seems that Egreat has released a new firmware for R6S and R300, Version 3.0.1.0.
This version seems to be faster in menu and boot time.

firmware3010aDownload links:
eGreat R6S v3.0.1.0_20130302
eGreat R300 v3.0.1.0_20130302
(Right click, Save As…)

Even better, CS has released his custom firmware based on this new firmware, loaded with tons of extra features.
I have used this firmware for a couple of hours and i can tell this is a stable firmware you can have without no worry.

Today, it’s the best firmware you can have on your R6S media player.

xEgreat-III-R6S-3.0.1.0-by-CSv2.4-DMD-XLCZ6.5

46 Comments

46 responses to New firmware 3.0.1.0 for R6S and R300

  1. xxxx on March 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm Reply

    please help, after update egreat stop working, after update the gadget restarting then show hello and no action.. please help, what i must to do?

  2. ngalfas on March 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm Reply

    did you try another update? even if a firmware update goes wrong, you can download some other firmware or the original one and make again a new firmware update.

    Just to be sure, try the original Egreat_R6s_2.5.6.0_100M_NoAPP_20120522

    i think you can still use the reset button and make ready the device for firmware update

  3. xxxx on March 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm Reply

    if new update from usb flash start automaticly?

  4. xxxx on March 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm Reply

    reset button dont work, only on/off button on remote control work. off – on, and the same hello.. what to do..

  5. ngalfas on March 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm Reply

    your started the update by the menu or by pressing the reset button while powering on the device?

    the most sure way to make a firmware update is this
    the device is off
    you press the reset button with a toothpick and keep it pressed, you turn on the device while the reset button is still pressed
    the device starts and the little screen says UPDATE
    you stop pressing the reset button – take off the toothpick
    now you insert the USB stick with the image file of firmware (decompressed, must be a .img file). i put it on the blue USB 3.0 port
    the device starts reading the USB stick and starts the update.

    If this doesn’t work i will be impressed, i think this is failsafe.

    If you did it from menu, try this method, it’s the best.

  6. xxxx on March 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm Reply

    updating, and no action..

  7. Perx on April 11, 2013 at 2:58 am Reply

    This worked for me. Upgraded to this version with no issue and there are lots of new and nice features in it. The only issue I noted so far is the web browser in Linux OS which does not work and returns an error. It won’t open any website as the relative module is not loading.
    Audio/Video performance is fantastic. Good firmware, needs a little more work to be perfect.
    Well done Bast Castle and thank you Ngalfas for this useful blog.

  8. Nick on April 13, 2013 at 11:37 am Reply

    i prefer using Dolphin browser on the Android environment. i use it on my phone, so i have my bookmarks etc. it’s very convinient.
    and i just bought a wifi keyboard :)

  9. bebopper on April 17, 2013 at 8:59 am Reply

    My R6S is brand new and arrived yesterday with 2.5.6.0 firmware. I’ve tried CS firmware and it didn’t work for me – I had that “hello” problem with it, so I’ve installed (with the reset button pressed) the official 3.0.1.0 firmware. It is really slow when starting and shows some green flickers for few seconds on start up. The most interesting is that now Android shows me it has 1,58 GB free internal storage while in specs there is 512 MB nand flash and before upgrade it had only about 70 MB free storage. I have no explanation for this. But I’m quite happy because there are no problems with 3D movies and subtitles.

  10. pda1971 on April 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm Reply

    I have the same problem with you xxxx.
    I’ve tried the 3.0.1.0 firmware.Player shows please wait for usb update and no other action.
    please advised

  11. Gaetan Verhegge on May 10, 2013 at 9:00 am Reply

    The custom FW builds from Cristian are indeed a nice piece of work.
    We’re running “xEgreat-III-R6S-3.0.1.0-by-CSv2.4-DMD-XLCZ6.5″ on both R6SPlus and P200 models.
    However some confusion exists as the unit still displays FW 2.3a and xLiveCZ 5.8…
    High on my wish list is for the HD4All scripts to be playing RTSP streams and m3u8 playlists…

  12. Nick Galfas on May 10, 2013 at 11:44 am Reply

    thanks for sharing that

  13. Gaetan Verhegge on May 13, 2013 at 8:25 am Reply

    Important update on my previous post wrt the versions of CS’s extensions:
    - When performing the FW upgrade through the System Menu they remain unchanged be sticking to the current version (v2.3a and XLive5.8). Only the Egreat “base-FW” is changed to v3.0.1.
    - When flashing through a “hard-reset-bootup” then CSv2.4 and XLC6.5 are installed

  14. Jokunen on May 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm Reply

    Hi!

    I just bought Egreat R6S and installed xEgreat-III-R6S-3.0.1.0-by-CSv2.4-DMD-XLCZ6.5.

    However I’m having trouble with subtitles.
    You see I’m from scandinavia and by default the device has a chinese format. I always have to change to UTF-8 but it doesn’t change the default setting… meaning I always have to change the format decoding when watching a movie.
    Neither the original or custom firmware can handle this.

    Is there a place where I can inform the ones who make the custom firmwares? Or should I contact Egreat?

  15. spirIT on May 24, 2013 at 8:15 pm Reply

    Great work with this blog! Thank you, Nick, for your contribution.

    For visitors’ information: I successfully upgraded my R6S with official fw ver. 3.0.1.0, following Nick’s recipe.

    @Nick: please consider posting MD5 sum for each firmware, so that it can possibly save someone from uploading badly downloaded img and bricking device.

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  17. £great R150 on May 30, 2013 at 2:01 am Reply

    HI.. i want to ask that can i install this new verision of egreat R6s 3.0on my Egreat R150s? i am currently on the 2.6.5 Dmd version.. Answer will be appreciated.. And Very Good effort whoever made this site.. Cheers

  18. craig on May 30, 2013 at 3:14 am Reply

    I suggest people upgrade at their own risk with these 3rd party firmwares. I just installed “Egreat-III-R6S-3.0.1.0-by-CSv2.4-DMD-XLCZ6.5″ on my new r6s plus (without wifi aerial) and worked for about 1 hour then the screen went yellow randomly during movie play now it will not power on at all. I just get a red light on the front which the remote power button will turn on and off without display from the hdmi. I don’t get welcome message. I cannot restore a previous firmware, will not enter update mode.

    Firmware here has stuffed it totally.

  19. Gurjit on June 5, 2013 at 4:22 am Reply

    For subtitle to work it should have same name as movie file and sould be in same folder.

  20. Jim L on June 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Hi,
    I installed this update on my r300 a while back, and cannot get my favorites to appear. The icon with the star does not appear. I use this device mainly to view photos and videos deep inside folders from my PC.

    Thanks,
    Jim

  21. Zone on June 25, 2013 at 8:42 pm Reply

    Hi there did anyone know how to change the proxy server
    I try to watch tv show from Hong kong
    But I need to set Hong kong IP on the egreat R6S
    please show me step by step

    thank you

  22. Agoo on June 30, 2013 at 5:28 am Reply

    Hi all
    My R6S can’t play some iso files. Someone said because it has Realtek chipset. For all iso I need Marvell chipset. Is this true? What can be done with R6S to play all iso files?

  23. Agoo on June 30, 2013 at 6:06 am Reply

    Forgot to say it plays all iso files but some in 2D. I meant what can be done to play all iso files in 3D?

    When I convert those bad iso files to side-by-side using DVDFab it plays them in 3D but have to choose side-by-side option in TV. This is not good because side-by-side resoltion is poorer and also it takes about 20 hours for each iso file to be converted to side-by-side. Any suggestion how to solve this problem beside purchasing a Marvell Chipset player?

  24. HP on June 30, 2013 at 8:24 am Reply

    Hi all,

    I bought my R300 unit recently with original FW 2.5.6 and want to update with official 3.0.1. can anyone advise me for any issues with this version. really appreciate

  25. HP on July 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Hi,

    I recently bought R300 and updated with custom SW. its wokring completely fine with my 2TB HDD. now i changed with my 3tb HDD and it doesnt recognize my 3tb hard drive. but as per spec this player should work with 3tb drive.
    also how do I connect my r300 with pc by cable. do I have to buy usb male to male to transfer my movies.please help me

  26. Caue on July 24, 2013 at 4:08 am Reply

    Is there any jukebox app for this firmware? I had to downgrade to 2.5.6 because the jukebox is an essential feature to me.

  27. bica on July 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm Reply

    hi all.i have a media player 3d bluetimes c600 (3548b)same chipset and configuration like egreat r300 so i install this customs firmware xEgreat-III-R6S-3.0.1.0-by-CSv2.4-DMD-XLCZ6.5 but now some buttons from remote dont work.what can i do ? if i buy a remote from egreat r300 will work ???

  28. bica on July 28, 2013 at 10:21 pm Reply

    problem resolve.i buy a remote from r300 and work fine now.all people who have bluetimes 3548b (c600) they can install this customs firmware with restore button but befoure do this be sure the firmware don’t have bootloader.this firmware don’t have booloader but in the future be sure and check befoure install it…. http://www.mediafire.com/download/2tr9zenc99r3c02/xEgreat-III-R200S-R300-3.0.1.0-by-CSv2.4-DMD-XLCZ6.5.rar and after this update the original remote will don’t work anymore,and you will need to buy a remote control from r300.good luck

  29. tato on August 4, 2013 at 11:35 am Reply

    Hello Friends , i have projector benq mx615 1.3 and Egreat-III-R6S, but I can’t see 3d it doesn’t appear in the menu to activate the 3d there is a fw, my projector is 3d but the appliance does not recognize, by hdmi or vga, thanks

  30. 3dtvlover on August 31, 2013 at 5:23 am Reply

    Where have all Links to the TV Series and Movies gone in the HD4ALL area? Does anyone know how to get them back?

  31. 3dtvlover on August 31, 2013 at 5:35 am Reply

    Links to noobroom for movies and tv series is all thats left in HD4ALL Movies Or Tv Series but you need a login and they apear to be invitation only What happened?

  32. craig on September 25, 2013 at 1:36 am Reply

    Has anyone tried firmware from AURON VOLUNTEER CREW for R6S?? Blog: http://forum.donanimhaber.com/m_74279823/tm.htm and firmware: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/ax3zp209o55a0/AURON_TEAM#leu7hzyjleytw

    looks like you need to flash the bootloader then the firmware.

  33. Calords on November 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm Reply

    Hi, I’ve tried the latest(3.0.5.5) & almost all of the firmware here & installed successfully by pressing the reset button while powering the unit & inserting the USB with img file firmware on it. It works all fine. My only issue is on the movies/concert I’ve played with DTS-HD MA audio, most of it, the audio will crash(sound was lost) after sometime during playback or when going to next chapter. my setup before is I play the movies/concerts with DTS-HD MA audio trough my laptop connected to my Receiver without issues. Anyone here have same problem? Please kindly advise what would be the solution for this or any latest firmware that will fix this. Regards to all.

  34. cristi on February 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm Reply

    i have a big problem with my Egreat R6S pro. I want to update firmware exactely all steps, on my tv screen write update complete, after restart on my device write HELLO and nothing else , an on my tv is black screen with EGREAT logo. What can i do?

  35. juan on February 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm Reply

    wait a few minutes after egreat logo..

  36. 3dtvlover on February 17, 2014 at 1:54 am Reply

    What is the best firmware available now that gives access to tv series and movies for the R6 in english?

  37. Corien on February 26, 2014 at 3:51 pm Reply

    I am trying to run the upgrade on the R6s but the “Realtek, waiting for USB update” stays on the screen no matter what. reset does not work. No buttons on remote work, only On/Off button.

  38. DEEPAK on February 28, 2014 at 6:49 am Reply

    I am facing same problem, stuck on egreat logo.I tried all Original & custom FW

  39. CEZAR NAVRUC on March 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm Reply

    Firmware 3.0.5.5 for R6S:

    http://youtu.be/to1LMyAlDUk

  40. Egreat India on March 3, 2014 at 5:11 pm Reply

    For anyone who bricked their R6S … You can revive it using the Recovery Firmware
    http://ge.tt/7d4Z1aN1

    Regards,
    Egreat India

  41. Corien on March 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm Reply

    So I’ve finally managed the update BUT when I reboot the player I still get the &^%$#^* “Please wait while the USB updates” message. I am very tempted to take the hammer to it. FYI, the recovery could possibly be pseudonym for “I am ignoring you”. Very annoying…

  42. MIKE / Canada on April 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm Reply

    Hi, Same problem. my screen just shows “waiting for update” I can not get to any other screen. I have tried unit OFF, reset button pushed in with toothpick, turn on unit, take toothpick out. NOTHING. still shows “waiting for update”. how can i get off this screen? I think the factory programming is terrible. no help at sellers site either.
    PLease advise, mike

  43. MIKE / Canada on April 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm Reply

    hi, how do you get the player to even recognize that you have a USB hooked up to it? I am stuck with a screen showing “waiting for update” and i cant reboot, cant reset, cant use USB.
    What can I do now??

  44. Olli on April 22, 2014 at 11:45 am Reply

    The links arnt working. I get page cannot be found, Can you fix them please?

  45. Hapi on May 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm Reply

    Hello, same problem here: new R6S pro with every kind of firmware only shows “egreat”-Logo and does not start.
    Is there a solution?

    Thanks
    hapi

  46. Hapi on May 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm Reply

    @Egreat India:
    Thanks for recovery-image. Player starts, but there is no possibility, to install custom firware (AEON, BastCastle,…)
    Do you have some other tricks :-) ?
    Greetings
    hapi

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