Troubleshooting: Update Error 0x8B05000F 0x90170007 on Xbox One

From time to time, Xbox users receive notifications of mandatory updates from Microsoft to help gamers get the most out of the Xbox One in terms of gaming features. For some Xbox One users, such as the user below, installing these mandatory updates can sometimes be very frustrating with the Xbox One update error 0x8B05000F 0x0000 0x90170007.

In most cases, the update installs at 47% and then freezes. This can be very frustrating, but there is nothing to worry about. If you follow our simple guide, you will be able to overcome this obstacle.

What is the cause of Xbox One update error 0x8B05000F 0x90170007?

If you are experiencing the same error, you may have a hardware problem. In some cases, there may be a problem with the Xbox software or a problem with the server. Whatever the cause of the update error, there are several ways to fix it.

  • It is possible that the 0x8b05000f error is caused by the Xbox server and not you.
  • The 0x8b05000f error code may be due to hardware issues, so it’s best to reboot.

How to repair Update Error 0x8B05000F 0x90170007 in Xbox One?

Check the server status

Before trying anything else, it’s important to make sure that the problem isn’t caused by something that can’t be fixed by the end-user. The update may fail due to a server problem that prevents your console from getting the files it needs to update the firmware.

To see if this scenario applies, you need to check the current status of Xbox Live services. To do this, follow this link from your mobile or desktop device and see if any services are currently experiencing problems (specifically, the Xbox Live Core service).

If your investigation did not reveal a server problem, the problem is probably occurring locally. In this case, one of the solutions below will help you solve the problem.

Resetting the console with the Startup Troubleshooter

Note that this process will delete game data, temporary files, video content, and anything else stored on the console.

  1. First, turn off the console completely and wait at least 30 seconds.
  2. Hold down the connect and eject buttons at the same time, then briefly press the Xbox button to start the Xbox One console.
  3. After you hear the second sound, release the connect and eject buttons and wait for the Xbox Startup Troubleshooter window to appear.
  4. Once in the Startup Troubleshooter, select Reset this Xbox with your controller and press the X button to start the process.
  5. In the confirmation window, select Delete All and wait for the process to complete.
  6. Once the process is complete, wait for the console to boot up normally and check if the problem has been resolved.

Perform the power off procedure

Since you have determined that the problem only occurs locally, you should first make sure that there is no temporary file on your Xbox One console that is preventing you from installing the new firmware.

The easiest way to do this is to perform a power cycle. This is more than just rebooting the console, as it drains the power capacitors and solves most firmware problems related to corrupt temporary files.

  1. Make sure your console is fully powered on (not in standby mode).
  2. Press and hold the Xbox button on your console for about 10 seconds (or until the front light stops flashing).
  3. Once the front light stops flashing, release the power button and wait a full minute before turning the console back on.
  4. During this time, you should also unplug the power cord from the power outlet to make sure that the power capacitors are fully discharged.
  5. Then briefly press the Xbox button on your console and watch the first (longer) startup animation screen.
  6. If you see this, take it as confirmation that the shutdown process has been successfully completed.
  7. After restarting your console, try installing the firmware again and see if you still see 0x8b05000f.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Reboot your Xbox One.
  2. Shut down your Xbox One from the "Something went wrong" screen.
  3. Reboot your Xbox One.
  4. Check your network connection.
  5. Try an offline update.
  6. Free up space on your hard drive.
  7. Reset your Xbox One to factory defaults.
  8. Contact Microsoft Support for assistance.

To play Xbox One games without upgrading, you'll need to log out. To do this, go to Settings -> Network -> Go offline. That's it. When you want to go back online, instead of logging out, you'll find Go Online in the same place.

A corrupted game profile can sometimes cause an update to fail. Try deleting your profile and loading it again to see if that helps. Here's how: Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the instructions.

This error means that your Xbox needs a system update, but it is not currently available. This error may occur if there is a problem with your Xbox servers. Try reinstalling the system update later. These types of errors can occur before, during, or after you run a system update.

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