How to Upgrade the Firmware on a Sharp Aquos TV
Sharp Aquos TV firmware updates can improve the performance of your TV, add functionality or fix problems with the TV that weren't discovered by the manufacturer until after the TV was put into production. Firmware updates for popular Sharp Aquos models (LC-60LE650U, LC-60SQ15U and LC-70UD1U) can be installed either via a wireless Internet connection or through a connected thumb drive with the firmware update on it. The time it takes to install the firmware update on your Sharp Aquos TV depends on the size of the update and the speed of your Internet connection.
Things You'll Need
- Thumb drive
Update Over Internet Connection
Press the "Menu" button on the remote control that came with your Sharp Aquos TV and then select "Information." You must have connected your TV to a wireless Internet connection for this process to work.
Choose "Software Update" and then enter the four-digit security code you set up on your TV.
Select "Manual Update" and then select "Network Update." The Sharp Aquos scans to see if an update is available. After the scan is done, the current version of your TV's firmware and the updated version of the firmware are displayed in a dialog box.
Click "Yes" to update the TV to the latest firmware version. The file associated with the firmware update will be downloaded and the install begins automatically. A message appears on the screen telling you when the update has been successfully installed, and the TV will restart shortly after this message appears. After the TV restarts, the process is complete.
Update Through USB
Open your Web browser and navigate to the Sharp Product Downloads page (link in Resources).
Search for the model number associated with your Sharp Aquos TV. If a firmware update is available for your TV model, it will appear in the search results.
Click to download a firmware update to your computer, if one is available.
Connect a thumb drive with enough available storage to hold the firmware update you just downloaded, and then format the thumb drive to ensure nothing else is on it.
Copy the firmware update file onto the thumb drive, and then remove it from your computer.
Connect the thumb drive to an available USB port on your Sharp Aquos TV.
Press "Menu" on the TV's remote control, choose "Software Update" and then enter the four-digit security code.
Select "Manual Update" and then select "USB Update."
Push the "Enter" button when prompted to connect the memory device, as it's already connected to the TV. A message appears notifying you that the TV is scanning the connected thumb drive. After the scan is done, the current version of your TV's firmware and the firmware version detected on the thumb drive are displayed in a dialog box.
Choose "Yes" to install the firmware update from the thumb drive. A progress bar displaying the progress of the installation appears on the screen. A message appears on the screen after the installation is complete, and then the TV restarts.
Press "Enter" when a message appears after the restart telling you the update process has been completed successfully.
Remove the thumb drive.