Originally Posted by Stephen Patterson
I have a Yamaha RX-A2070, now with notification to update from 2.6 to 2.65 firmware. I tried using network update, but it just showed "verifying..." for about an hour or so and I finally tapped the power button to exit the update process.
Downloaded the file from Yamaha (R0436-0265.bin) and placed the .bin file on a clean 8 gb USB stick, no copy protection stuff, and file in root drive. Followed all instructions. Inserted USB, entered USB update via Advanced Menu, and once again it does "Verifying..." for over an hour, no progress, no installation.
At my wits end! How do I get this thing to update properly??
Any help appreciated!
***Please note that for some reason, my receiver is not being recognized by the Yamaha app any longer. It won't even recognize if I put in the IP address of the amp***
The latest firmware is 2.70, not 2.65.
As for the network issue I had that problem a couple of weeks ago (had 2.65 since released for a long time before this happened so not a firmware related issue)... the solution was turning off and then disconnecting the AVR and my Xfinity Wireless Gateway (cable modem and router in one) waiting 10 minutes or so then plugging in the Wireless Gateway and letting it fully reboot and then same with AVR.
That got everything working again.
BTW, I was probably the first to install 2.70 and for my usage of PS4 slim, original Xbox One, Xfinity X1 cable STB, and Netflix, and Amazon via TV apps and ARC (DD+ 5.1), so far all is well.
Also, have used the built-in Pandora app in AVR and AV controller app on my android phone extensively without issue.
I wouldn't say at this time most are experiencing issues with 2.70 on the 2017 Yamahas in this thread. However, any firmware update always comes with risk so wait if you want. I didn't because I have applied many updates since it was bought in July 2017 and none had issues that showed up in my normal usage. So, I had no reason to wait.