Got the Xbox One update error 0x8b050033? Try these methods

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When trying to update your Xbox One console you may encounter the Xbox One update error 0x8b050033. This error occurs when the Xbox servers are down or are undergoing maintenance.

According to Microsoft, this is a common error and usually fixes itself when the services are restored. However, several users have reported that the error occurs if even all the Xbox services are up and running.

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If you are also troubled by this error, here are a couple of troubleshooting tips to help you resolve the Xbox One update error 0x8b050033.


How can I fix Xbox One update error 0x8b050033?

1. Check Xbox Live service for outage

Xbox One update error 0x8b050033

  1. According to Microsoft, this error occurs if the Xbox Live servers are down and undergoing maintenance.
  2. Microsoft allows the users to check the Xbox Live service status on the official website.
  3. Visit the Xbox Live Status page.
  4. Xbox Live Status page lists all the services and games that are facing outage.
  5. If one of them appears to be down, wait till Microsoft fixes the issue. You can subscribe to service status updates by logging in with your Xbox account.

2. Perform a quick power start

  1. Make sure the Xbox One console is powered on.
  2. Press the Xbox button on the console for 15 seconds until the console is powered off.
  3. Once powered off, disconnect all the cables connected to the console.
  4. After a few minutes, reconnect all the cables.
  5. Press the Xbox button again on the console to power on the console.
  6. Try updating your Xbox One console and check for any improvements.

If the error is not caused by a server outage, it can be due to temporary issues with the console. A quick power cycle will work as a hard reset that will resolve any firmware related issues.


The Xbox One update error 0x8b050033 is a common error and is caused by an unresponding Xbox Live server. However, if there are no server issues, try performing a power cycle and see if that helps.

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