How to Update Sky Card in Oscam: A Step-by-Step Guide
Oscam is a popular softcam software that can be used to decrypt and watch encrypted channels on satellite receivers. One of the advantages of Oscam is that it can read and update Sky UK cards, which are paired to official Sky boxes. However, updating Sky cards in Oscam requires some configuration and settings. In this article, we will show you how to update Sky card in Oscam using a white card (CAID 0960) as an example.
Before we start, you will need the following:
A satellite receiver with Enigma2 image and Oscam installed.
A Sky UK white card paired to an SD Sky box.
A card reader connected to your receiver.
An internet connection.
Here are the steps to update Sky card in Oscam:
Find out the serial number of your official Sky box. You can do this by pressing Services on your Sky remote, then System Setup, then System Details. You will see a 9-digit number under Version Number. This is your serial number.
Convert the serial number to hexadecimal format. You can use online tools such as this one to do this. For example, if your serial number is 123456789, the hexadecimal equivalent is 075BCD15.
Edit the oscam.server file on your receiver. You can use FTP or Telnet to access the file. The file is usually located in /etc/tuxbox/config/oscam/ or /usr/keys/oscam/. You can also use the web interface of Oscam to edit the file.
Find the reader section that corresponds to your Sky card. It should look something like this:
label = skyuk
protocol = internal
device = /dev/sci0
caid = 0960
cardmhz = 2700
mhz = 450
detect = cd
group = 1
emmcache = 1,3,2
blockemm-unknown = 1
blockemm-g = 1
saveemm-u = 1
saveemm-s = 1
Add a line that says boxid = followed by your hexadecimal serial number. For example:
boxid = 075BCD15
Save and exit the file.
Restart Oscam on your receiver. You can do this by using Telnet commands such as killall -9 oscam or /etc/init.d/oscam restart. You can also use the web interface of Oscam to restart it.
Check if your Sky card is updating in Oscam. You can do this by using the web interface of Oscam and going to Status -> Readers. You should see your Sky card under Label and its entitlements under EMM State. The entitlements should be updated regularly and show the expiry date of your subscription.
Congratulations! You have successfully updated your Sky card in Oscam. Now you can enjoy watching your favorite channels on your receiver.
Some of the features of Oscam are:
It supports multiple protocols such as CCcam, Newcamd, Camd3, Gbox, Radegast, etc.
It can read and write cards of various types such as Conax, Cryptoworks, Irdeto, Nagra, Seca, Viaccess, etc.
It can act as a cardserver and share cards over the network with other receivers.
It can use external modules for card emulation such as oscam-emu or oscam-icam.
It has a web interface that allows you to monitor and configure Oscam remotely.
It has a built-in anti-cascading feature that prevents card abuse by unauthorized users.
It can be tuned and customized with various options and parameters.
Oscam is a powerful and versatile softcam that can be used for various purposes. Whether you want to watch encrypted channels, share your card with others, or use card emulation modules, Oscam can do it all. However, Oscam also requires some knowledge and skills to set up and use properly. Therefore, we recommend that you read the official documentation and wiki pages of Oscam to learn more about its features and functions. aa16f39245