How to Update Xbox Offline Console Using Xbox Offline System Update

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The software of the devices we use are usually updated through OTA updates while we are connected to the good internet. Sometimes there comes a necessity where we are forced to update the software through offline methods. In this guide, we show you how to update the Xbox console offline using Offline Xbox System Update.

How to Update Xbox Console Offline

How to Use Xbox Offline System Update

Updating Xbox console offline using Xbox Offline System Update is a simple process. For this you need,

  • A Windows PC with a good internet connection and a USB port
  • An NTFS-formatted USB flash drive with a minimum of 6 GB of space

Also, the update process for original Xbox One consoles is a bit different from all other Xbox consoles. We show you how to update,

  1. All Xbox consoles (except original Xbox One)
  2. Original Xbox One Console

Let’s see how we can update them.

1]Update all Xbox consoles (except original Xbox One)

Offline system update

If you don’t have the original Xbox One console and have other variants, you can easily update it offline by following the steps below.

  • Download Offline System Update File
  • Update your console via Xbox Start-up Trouble Shooter

Download Offline System Update File

You need to download offline system update file OSU1 from xbox.com on your Windows PC. Next, plug in the NTFS-formatted USB drive with at least a minimum of 6GB of space. Make sure your USB flash drive does not contain any other files. Then extract the OSU1 file to your PC which creates a .postcode file on your PC. Copy the $SystemUpdate file from the extracted .postcode file to your USB drive. Then unplug the USB drive.

Update your console through the Xbox Startup Troubleshooter

  • The only way to update your Xbox console offline is to use an Xbox Startup Troubleshooter. To view the Xbox Startup Troubleshooter,
  • Turn off your Xbox console and disconnect all cables from the console. Wait 30 seconds and plug them all back in.
  • Then press the Pair button (on the left side of the console) and the Eject button on the front. Then press the Xbox button on the console. Xbox Series S and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition do not have an eject button. You can open the Xbox Startup Troubleshooter using the Pair and Xbox button. Hold Pair and Eject for 10-15 seconds until you hear two “power on” tones within a few seconds. Then it will take you to the Xbox Startup Troubleshooter.
  • Plug the USB drive into the console. Next, select Offline System Update using the D-pad and the A button on your controller. It will start updating the console. Once the update is complete, your console will restart and take you to the console home page.

Here is how you can update offline Xbox consoles using the Xbox Offline system update file.

2]Update original Xbox One console

If you have the original Xbox One console and need to update it offline using Xbox Offline System Update, there are two ways you can update it. If you can view the Xbox Startup Troubleshooter as in the previous process, you can follow the steps above. Otherwise, follow the method below.

Before jumping into updates, you need to know the OS version of your console. To know the version of the operating system,

  • press the Xbox button on the controller
  • To select Profile & system
  • Then go to Settings and then System
  • Now select Console Information

There you will see the operating system version of your console.

Check if your console OS version matches one of the below:

  • 6.2.11791.0 (xb_rel_1411.141114-2300) eng
  • 6.2.12521.0 (xb_rel_1503.150305-1449) eng
  • 6.2.12998.0 (xb_rel_1506.150601-2200) fre
  • 6.2.13326.0 (xb_rel_1508.150810-2029) eng
  • 6.2.13332.0 (xb_rel_1508.150903-2141) eng
  • 10.0.10586.1006 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151107-2322) eng
  • 10.0.10586.1016 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151118-2147) eng
  • 10.0.10586.1024 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151203-1909) eng
  • 10.0.10586.1026 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151217-1035) eng
  • 10.0.10586.1100 (th2_xbox_rel_1602.160210-2122) fre
  • 10.0.10586.1194 (th2_xbox_rel_1603.160317-1900) eng

If your console’s OS version is one of the versions above, you need to perform an offline update, if not, you need to perform two updates.

  • To update the consoles with the OS versions (mentioned above), download the offline system update file OSU1 on your Windows PC. Next, plug in the NTFS-formatted USB drive with at least a minimum of 6GB of space. Make sure your USB flash drive does not contain any other files. Then extract the OSU1 file to your PC which creates a .postcode file on your PC. Copy the $SystemUpdate file from the extracted .postcode file to your USB drive. Then unplug the USB drive.
  • Plug the USB drive into your Xbox console. Next, turn off the console and unplug all cables (except the USB drive) from the console and wait 30 seconds. Then reconnect the cables. Press and hold the Pair and Eject button then press the Xbox button. Continue to hold the Press and Eject buttons for another 10-15 seconds until you hear two “power on” tones. Then wait for the console to restart, which means the update is now complete.

If the OS version of your console does not match the versions mentioned above, you need to download two versions and update the console twice. First download, OSU3 or OSU2 depending on the OS version, and follow the process above to update the console. Then download OSU1 and follow the steps above to complete the second update.

If your console is 6.2.9781.0, then download USO3 build, if not, download OSU2.

Download Xbox system update offline at xbox.com

OSU1 | OSU2 | OSU3.

This is how you can update the original Xbox One console offline.

How do I force my Xbox One to update offline?

Before proceeding directly with the updates, you must know the OS version of your Xbox One console and download the offline update system files according to it and load them on the USB flash drive. Then follow the above methods to update Xbox One.

Lily: How to Update Xbox One Controller

Why isn’t my Xbox One updating offline?

This could be due to insufficient space on your Xbox console or you are using the wrong versions of offline system update files. You can restart the console, reconnect the USB to begin troubleshooting.

Related reading: How to update Xbox gamepad firmware on Windows.

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