Firmware Updates


Notice of Firmware Update for TX-8050

A firmware update for the TX-8050 network stereo receiver is available through the unit’s network connection or USB input. Please note that new firmware updates replace, and include all content from, previous updates. The latest update includes the following content:

Latest Firmware Number (16 digits): 1041-1000-0000-0000

As of 3 December 2013

  • Improves the playback stability of FLAC files via Network/USB;
  • Corrects lock up failure when using Telstra T Box or MiCasaVerde Vera Lite controller on the same network;

As of 6 August 2013

  • Stabilizes the operation of remote control when using Onkyo remote App;

As of 5 July 2012

  • Stabilizes audio playback of iPod/iPhone via USB port;

As of 16 March 2012

  • Improvement of WEB Setup Menu accessibility when using UWF-1;
  • Change default maximum volume level(DMR Max Volume) in Web Setup Menu from 82 to 64;
  • Also changed configurable maximum volume level from 100 to 80;
  • If current maximum volume level is set over 80, it will automatically be set to 80 as maximum volume level after updating;

As of 15 December 2011

  • Supports Onkyo Remote App for Android version: 1.00 or later;
  • *it is also necessary to update the App.

As of 16 November 2011

  • Improves the playback of AAC files from USB memory/DLNA server;

As of 15 September 2011

  • Stabilizes continuous playback from USB memory/DLNA server.

As of 8 August 2011

  • Adds support for AUPEO! Personal Radio, Internet Music Service;
  • Enhances operability with the Remote App for Android.

As of 15 July 2011

  • Improves UWF-1 connectivity.
  • Supports access points with non-alphanumeric SSID. (e.g. !, #, &, etc...)
  • Improves update functionality.

As of 17 May 2011

  • Supports manual setting of hexadecimal WEP keys for UWF-1.
  • Please input the WEP key again after updating firmware.

How to Check if Your Firmware Version is Up To Date

To Check if your firmware is up to date, go into Setup -> Hardware Setup -> Firmware Update and check the 16-digit number (xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx). If any numbers differ from the latest version available, please update your unit.

Precautions for TX-8050 Firmware Update

  • Please read the update instructions carefully before beginning.
  • The firmware update should take 30 to 40 minutes. Once the update begins, don't turn off the power supply to the receiver until it is time to restart it.
  • Depending on the conditions of the network, a firmware update via a network may take more than one hour or even fail to finish. If the update is not completed within two hours, turn off the power supply by pushing the ON/STANDBY button and then try updating again from the beginning.
  • Updating the firmware and adjusting the settings will be done automatically, but may take some time to complete. Please follow the procedures as instructed when you update. Note that the update may fail, or cause problems for your receiver, if you do any of the following:
  • Pull out the receiver’s power cord;
  • Interrupt the power supply to the receiver (e.g. if the breaker is tripped or if there is an electrical outage);
  • Insert or remove the LAN cable from a device in your network when updating over a network;
  • Insert or remove a USB memory device from the receiver when updating via USB;
  • Operate components connected to the receiver, such as a TV, a recording device, or a PC.

If your receiver is damaged for any of the reasons above, an Onkyo service center will repair the unit for a fee.

How to Install Firmware Update for TX-8050

Click below for instructions on how to install the update. Instructions cover (1) direct update over network connection and (2) update via USB.

Click below to download the firmware update to your PC, for subsequent installation on your receiver via its USB port.

Please click here for the details about Open Source Software.