HP Releases Firmware Update that Un-Blocks Use of Third-Party Ink Cartridges

Officejet X printer 400_500 printer

As promised HP Inc. has released a firmware update that unblocks use of non-HP, third-party ink cartridges. In September, thousands of users reported that they could no longer use non-HP ink cartridges with various HP Officejet printers and All-in-Ones, after a routine HP security upgrade over the Internet to their printers. HP subsequently apologized for the update, and said a firmware update that unblocks the use of non-HP ink cartridges would shortly be available. The firmware update is available here.

The update is available for select HP Officejet, Officejet Pro, and Officejet ProX models.


Note that you can also check for firmware updates from the control panel of your Officejet printer by tapping Setup/Web Services/Printer Update.

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