Resetting to Factory Default and Upgrading Firmware on a Polycom Phone Follow

Overview

Follow this article to reset your Polycom phone and install custom firmware. You should do this before provisioning your phone.

This article covers:

  1. Resetting the Phone to Factory Default
  2. Accessing the Phone's Web Interface
  3. Upgrading the Firmware Using the Phone's Web Interface

Prerequisites

Resetting the Phone to Factory Default

Note: Screenshots in this section apply to VVX series phones with a touchscreen, but the instructions apply to all supported Polycom devices.

  1. On your phone, press the Home button  then select Settings.
  2. Navigate to Advanced > Administration Settings 
    Note: You will be prompted to enter the administrator password. Try the default password of 456 or contact the phone vendor for assistance.
  3. Navigate to Reset to DefaultsReset To Factory.
  4. Press Yes to complete factory reset. The phone will restart automatically.

Accessing the Phone's Web Interface

Note: Screenshots in this section apply to VVX series phones with a touchscreen, but the instructions apply to all supported Polycom devices.

  1. On your phone, press the Home button  then select Settings.
  2. Navigate to Status > Network.
  3. Navigate to TCP/IP Parameters > IPv4 Addr and make note of the phone's IP address.
  4. Open a web browser on a computer that's connected to the same network as the phone.
  5. Enter https:// followed by the phone's IP address.
    Note: If your browser displays a security warning, add a security exception and continue.
  6. Log in to the web interface as an Admin.
    Note: The default admin password is 456. If you do not know your username or password, contact the vendor of the phone. If you set the admin password globally, you can view the password in the Zoom web portal.

Upgrading the Firmware Using the Phone's Web Interface

Note: On the Home page, check the UC Software Version. If the phone has the supported firmware version, you can skip this section.

  1. Click Utilities > Software Upgrade.
  2. Check Polycom Hosted Server and click Check for Updates.
    You will get a message saying "Successfully fetched the available versions".
  3. In the Available software versions drop-down menu, select the supported firmware version. Make sure to not select a version that has a letter at the end.
  4. Click Install. The phone will reboot during the firmware installation. The process will take 2-3 minutes.  
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