Ever asked yourself whether it was possible to Unlock StarTimes and GoTV Decoders or any other digital decoder/digital tv to Watch All Premium and DStv Channels Free? In our respective subscriptions, we always get that at some point some channels have the little padlock or premium feature and you can’t watch it. We all wish we could access those channels which require to be paid for since not everyone can access the hefty monthly payments needed for these channels. The free to air channels are, genuinely speaking, not worth the time. Lucky for you, there is a way you can watch these premium channels on your current Gotv, Startimes or any other digital decoder or digital tv for absolutely nothing. The secret to achieving this is hidden, not really hidden, in the DTB firmware.
DTB Firmware For Decoders
DTB firmware has the ability to grant you access to the premium channels on your decoder and some of these channels are also available on DSTV. It is like installing a new software on your decoder such that your original service provider won’t catch you ‘stealing.’ Download the DTB firmware onto your Computer or Phone extract the zip folder then transfer the .bin file in it to either your flash disk or memory card. It will be only a few megabytes large thus even a small capacity storage stick will do the trick. Download DTB Firmware HERE
Requirements to Flash the DTB firmware on your Decoder
To flash the firmware on your decoder, there are a few pre-requisites. Your decoder needs to have the USB port or the memory card slot. You then need the DTB firmware downloaded above, a few remote using skills and you are all set to go premium on your decoder for free.
Unlock Digital TVs and Decoders
Follow this procedure to Unlock StarTimes and GoTV Decoders.With the memory stick or flash drive in the decoder and the decoder turned on, grab the remote and go to the settings. Go to the upgrade section and choose the USB option. Confirm that indeed you want to make the upgrade from the USB storage. The upgrade process will begin. After a few minutes, it will be complete. If you are worried about the new upgrade, be sure that you are free to restore the decoder to its factory settings anytime you feel like you wanna continue paying. Here is the vieo tutorial of the firmware in action.
Note: Some users have reported ‘no match file’ error on some decorders. Here is how to fix it. Make sure that you unzip the downloaded DTB firmware ZIP folder and only copy the .bin file in the folder into the flash drive you want to use. Another fix is too, and this was given by one of the users,
“it was just a remote control trick which i ooverlooked at first…when i went to upgrade from usb storage, i selected the .bin which i downloaded which is about ( 3.1mb) then pressed ok to begin upgrade but the error would popup…but instead of pressing ‘ok’ on the selected .bin file, there was an instruction at the botton of my screen to press a key to download from the .bin, when i did that, another separate file was created and automatically saved on my usb called ‘flashfile.bin'(8.1mb) and its the one i used to upgrade successfully.”
Completing the Upgrade of Your Decoder
When the decoder notifies you of the completion of the upgrade, turn it off then on again. After that, do an automatic scan of the channels. You will notice that you are not prohibited from viewing any channel. Just like that, you’ve saved yourself lots of monthly payments for the premium channels on your GoTv, Startimes and other digital decoders. This method can also enable access to premium channels on digital tv.
This method had previously required the use of a different decoder altogether but it is now the simplest it can get. This article is meant for educational purposes only, do proceed with caution. Remember you can still reset your TV or decoder back to its initial state. In case of questions or further clarifications, do visit our forum to ask your questions.