HP: New printer firmware re-enables refill ink cartridges

[German]After a shit storm HP has released a new firmware update for its Office Jet printer, that re-enables third party refill ink cartriges.


A few days ago I published the article HP printer firmware disables refill ink cartridges. Some users of HP ink jet printers are facing problems with third party refill ink cartridges after September 13, 2016. This is a result of a firmware update for several HP printers, rolled out in March 2016. Support for third party refill ink cartridges from September 2016 onward on has been axed on the following printers so far:

  • HP Officejet Pro 8610
  • HP Officejet Pro 8615
  • HP Officejet Pro 8620
  • HP Officejet Pro 8625
  • HP Officejet Pro 8630

In an article HP apologizes, new firmware update for printers soon the company announced a revised firmware update, that shall remove the ink cartrige DRM. Now it seems, that HP has released the new firmware for some Office Jet printers. HP’s support internet page shows the following announcement:

Inkjet Printers​ :

For non-hp original ink users an optional firmware update to remove dynamic security is now available for select Officejet, Officejet Pro, Officejet ProX printers. Go to http://support.hp.com/drivers and enter your printer model number to find and download the firmware update.​

Some German users reporting, that after downloading and installing the new printer firmware, third party ink cartridges are supported again.

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