Firmware Update Guide for Android TV-Box with Rockchip SoC

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Today we present a tutorial to update, recover or unbrick with a firmware file our Android TV-Box with SoC Rockchip like RK3066 / RK3368 / RK3228 / RK3229 / RK3328 / RK3399 in a simple way, we will need a PC for this firmware update procedure.

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SELECT UPDATE METHOD

  • Method 1-A = I have a single file with .img extension (you don’t need to connect the TV-Box to a PC)
  • Method 1-B = I have a single file with .img extension (you need to connect the TV-Box to a PC)
  • Method 2 = I have a single file with .zip extension you don’t need to connect the TV-Box to a PC)

! ATTENTION !

  • If the TV Box works well for our needs DO NOT UPDATE
  • If we don’t know what we are doing DO NOT UPDATE
  • If our TV-Box don’t work and does’t have reset button DO NOT TRY TO UPDATE , claim to the store.
  • Disconnect any other Android device that we have connected.
  • You always have to use a USB 2.0 connector (higher compatibility).
  • There are many TV-Boxes especially the cheap ones that are copies called ” clones ” that are incompatible with the official roms of the original models and can leave useless our TV Box or do not work the WIFI. It is impossible to know if we have a clone or not without opening the device and comparing it with another original. We recommend buying devices in the stores we recommend and if possible only known models from trusted brands.
  • If you do not find firmware for your model you may not have any brand support.

FLASH FIRMWARE WITH IMG FILE AND A SD CARD

  • Method 1-A = I have a single file with .img extension (you don’t need to connect the TV-Box to a PC)

Requirements

  • Read the first point of this guide
  • Download drivers Rockchip Create Upgrade v1.46
  • PC with Windows 7, 8 or 10.
  • MicroSD or SD card reader
  • SD card formatted in FAT32

SD card creation notes

  • If the method does not work with one card try another, some may be not compatible
  • You always have to run the program as ADMINISTRATOR
  • If this process does not work use method 1-B of this same guide

Prepare SD card to update TV-Box with SoC Rockchip

  1. Unzip the Rockchip Create Upgrade v1.46
  2. Locate where you have the firmware file in * .img format
  3. We start the Rockchip Create Upgrade program as the ADMINISTRATOR (right click on “SD_Firmware_Tool.exe”)
    In the program we select:
    – Drive where we have connected the SD card
    – Activate the SD BOOT option in the program menu
    – Path where we have the IMG file
  4. Press the RESTORE button and the process of creating the SD card will start, it may take several minutes.
  5. With the TV-Box turned off introduce the SD card.
  6. Keep the reset button pressed and without releasing it we connect the TV-Box to the electricity to boot it.
  7. Automatically the update process will start, we must have patience it can take several minutes.
  8. To the terminal the process remove the SD card.
  9. We recommend doing a factory reset when Android boot: Settings> Backup> Reset

 

FLASH FIRMWARE WITH IMG FILE USING A PC

  • Method 1-B = I have a single file with .img extension (you need to connect the TV-Box to a PC)

Requirements

Connection notes

  • Each TV-Box has a specific PC connection port.
    We have to test the flash process with all ports, USB, microUSB or USB Type-C.
  • If our PC does not detect the TV-Box we recommend using another PC
  • We may have problems with our PC if we have previously installed another program to update an Android mobile phone or other similar device.
  • If one method gives you an error try the next one.

Installing Rockchip Drivers

  1. Start the program for the Rockchip Drivers “driverinstall.exe” (execute like Administrator with right button of the mouse in Windows), press in Installrk3368-update-01
  2. In the Windows security message click on Install
    RockChip
  3. Close the drivers program
  4. Reboot the PC

1-B-1 Update Procedure for a TV-Box with RK Batch Tool

    1. Disconnect the power cord on the Rockchip TV-Box
    2. Start the program RK Batch Tool with the “RKBatchTool.exe
    3. Click on the Firmware button “…”
    4. Select the Firmware file with extension “. img “and will be loaded on the screen.
      RockChip
    5. Hold the reset button on the device and connect with a correct USB cable on our PC (buy it at Aliexpress or Amazon)
    6. The update program will detect the device almost instantly in one USB position (In the TV-Box we will have the black screen, if it enters the recovery is NOT correct)
      RockChip
    7. Select the RESTORE option and begin the update process
      RockChip
    8. When finished, a green message will appear.
      RockChip
    9. Wait for the system to restart and show us the Android desktop, this can take about 5 to 10 minutes.

 

1-B-2 Update using a PC for TV-Box with Factorytool

  1. Disconnect the Rockchip device from the power and run Factorytool v1.6
  2. First we upload the firmware in IMG format (1) and change to Restore mode (2)
  3. Hold the reset button on the device and connect with a correct USB cable on our PC (buy it at Aliexpress or Amazon)
  4. The update program will detect the device almost instantly in one USB position (In the TV-Box we will have the black screen, if it enters the recovery is NOT correct)
  5. Click on the RUN button (3), at the end it will give us OK.
  6. Wait for the system to restart and show us the Android desktop, this can take from 5 to 10 minutes approximately.

 

1-B-3 Update using a PC for TV-Box with RKDevTool

  1. Disconnect the Rockchip device from the power and run RKDevtool executing AndroidTool.exe.
  2. Change to the Upgrade Firmware section.
  3. First load the firmware with *.img file.
  4. Hold the reset button on the device and connect with a cable from a USB of our TV-Box to a USB port on our PC (* See the previous connection notes if we have questions).
  5. The update program will detect the device (In the TV-Box we will have the black screen, if it enters the recovery is NOT correct).
  6. Press Upgrade button and wait to complete the operation.

UPDATE ONLY WITH ZIP FILE

  • Method 2 = I have a single file with .zip extension you don’t need to connect the TV-Box to a PC)
    1. Copy in the root of our SD or USB the .zip file of the update (depends on the TV-Box one or the other is used, try both)
    2. From the Android system of our TV-Box we go to Settings, depending on the model we have one option or another, examples:
      – Application update in the list of apps
      – Settings> About the device> Update
      – Some TV-Box with the Zip in the root of the SD or USB with the flash button pressed when starting take the update
    3. When you ask for the zip file, we select it and click on load
    4. The update process will begin on restart
    5. Once finished we recommend doing a factory reset inside Settings> Backup

IMPOSSIBLE TO RECOVER THE TV-BOX

If our TV-Box is not recovered by any flash method we may be trying to update in the wrong way, it is advisable to repeat the previous instructions step by step, if it still does not recover we recommend reading the following guide.

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John Malady

I have a MECOOL KM9 Android TV box just purchase when you go to the recovery mode it states missing text files when it comes on he has a picture but it is red lines and green lines any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated now went in recovery mode it does say writing text files but there seems to be no progress I do not have a PC all I have is a couple of Android phones is there a way to install new firmware using an Android phone

Vicente Alonso
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Vicente Alonso

Using 1-B-2 Update using a PC for TV-Box with Factorytool I could recover my T9 4GB + 64GB.
Thank you for this guide.

rivas
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rivas

saludos….
alguien tiene el firmware para mxq pro 4k 1g/8g rockchip rk322x android 7.1.2????
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yonxsk8
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yonxsk8

Hola necesito el firmware de la t9 rk3328 4gb 64gb v9 android 8.1 oreo por favor te lo agradesco

Rudy
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Rudy

difficile pour moi de trouver le firmware MXQ pro max rk3328
Quelqu’un peut m’aider?

Sérgio Mello
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Good night, I have a TV BOX A5X MAX PLUS RK3328 and it does not turn on, it is only with the red light on, I have previously reset via AV input and via SD nothing happened, checking on YouTube and other information, I knew that I could reset via card, but I do not know the correct location. Could someone help me or tell me where I can find this information. Thank you.

triplex gr
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With RK Batch Tool 1st time and RKDevTool 2nd all good but I only see it T9 logo.
What firmware is this?
I have T9 TvBox 4G and 64G
O.k i have 1st picture on my tv.
All are o.k in my box

Fabiano
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Fabiano

DOWNLOAD. firmware. Android 9.0 ZIP. TV BOX A5X MAX. ZIP. ???

Fabiano
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Fabiano

Firmware A5x Max Android 9.0. ZIP. Download ?????

Jeff Halmos
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Jeff Halmos

Is it possible to do this update with only Macs?

Guovanni
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Guovanni

Hi my box isx96 my methaboar is X96_mini_v1 no amlogic chip but is rockchip rk3229 whit 2g 16g where is the firmware for my box? Please help my thanks

Guovanni
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Guovanni

Hello everyone I hope to be in the right place, I have a problem with my box, I should restore it but I need the firmware, the box is this: X96_mini_v1 Nucleo: Quad core
CPU: ARM Cortex-A7
GPU: Mali-400 MP
Modello: X96
RAM: 2G RAM
Tipo RAM: DDR3
ROM: ROM 16G
Tipo di Sciarba: TV Box
Processore: Rk3229
Help me for the firmware thanks

Sarah
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Sarah

Someone please help me. I can’t get my H96 max+ 4k64gb TV box to work. It works for some things but not others. When I open Netflix it won’t let me scroll down or over I’m just Frozen on the same screen. But it will let me hit the back button or the home button to get out of it. And on YouTube I can scroll through and look at what I want, but I can’t search for anything. And how do I get the keyboard to work?

roberto
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roberto

trouble finding firmware for mxq pro 4k rk3229 android 7 any help

MICHELE DELL'ANNA
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MICHELE DELL'ANNA

WiFi and Bluetooth no more working after firmware update.

I flashed all of the available firmware images:
– RK3328_DC_H96_MAX+_noaddon_SSV6051_RTL8189_8.1.0_20181215.1524.img
– RK3328_DC_H96_MAX+_SSV6051_RTL8189_8.1.0_20181117.1536.img
– RK3328_H96_MAX+_SSV6051_RTL8189_8.1.0_20181008.2258.img

But nothing changes. Wifi and Bluetooth still doesn’t work. When I try to turn on WiFi switch on Android menu it turns off itself.

Tony Mee
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Tony Mee

Hi Michele. I had the exact same problem, but after much trawling of google, I found a whole bunch of firmwares at the following address https://mega.nz/#F!B8gBhAKD!bZHKBR5FhfIAc93zd0aE6Q.
The one that worked for me was RK3328_DC_H96_MAX+_HS2734_8.1.0_20181108.2206
Hope this helps.

Eckart
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Eckart

Hello ,
thanks for the detailed description, but unfortuneately , none of the options works for me .
i tried to upgrade a T9 Rockchip 3328 Device , but in the androidtool , factory tools etc . the device appaers only for 1-2 seconds as adb device then it disappears immediately and i cannot start the upgrade
does anyone knows how to fix this ?

best regards

LLopbal
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LLopbal

A5X MAX 4GB / 32GB RK3328 4K TV BOX 7.1 – FIRMWARE UPDATE 20180613 (OREO 8.1)

I just installed this new firmware and without any problems with tools , but at the time of restarting the TV box with the 8.1, the red light turns blue but only about 5 seconds and returns to the red color, not restarting the firmware . It’s like checking the new firmware some hardware is not correct and does not let restart, I think.
Any solution ?

Matias Ariel Seoane
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Hi
i´ve done everything but my box still doesnt turn on (still just blue light). I´m kind of freaking up

Any ideas?

somchart
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somchart

i’m looking for firmware for recovery i68 chip rk3368 android tv box which it does not work. the original rom 5.1.1 is…LMY49F.eng.jw20160602.183532release
thank you very much if you can provide to me.
tks
somchart

DioneX
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DioneX

Did you try inserting a toothpick in the av socket while unplugged and holding it and connecting the power cable and powering it on?

Sammy Lee
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Sammy Lee

Hi, is it at all possible to flash the firmware if my box does not have a reset button or a hole? I have a MX10 box that has this chipset, but it does not have a reset button or a hole. I have tried the first method but nothing happens. I can’t try the second method since it does not boot up at all. thank you.

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