Cant root/update f16ref box


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  1. capitalj

    capitalj New Member

    I bought this box, cant root or update the firmware.

    Android 4.0 Google TV Player w/ Wi-Fi / 1GB RAM / 4GB ROM - Black - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

    Model number: MBX reference board (f16ref)
    Android version: 4.0.4
    Kernel version: 2.6.34-gc76d0c1-dirty
    Build number: ICS.MBX.20120926

    I get E:verification signature failure when the box boots up to update.

    First started with issue of black status bar showing up in MX Player when paying video. MK802 stick I have doesnt have this issue.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. capitalj

    capitalj New Member

    Upon more research, it appears that this box is a G-Box Midnight. Not sure if a clone or just unlabelled from DX. Opening the box, it shows v2.1 on the board. I flashed it with the newest ROOTED firmware for the Midnight from G-Box site and it works great!
  3. kozmo2k4

    kozmo2k4 Member

    Glad to hear you found a solution!
    I have the "Midnight" branded version, nice little box. After the 12/4 update it works well with just about anything you throw at it, except Netflix (no picture). Hope they'll resolve that issue with next update.
  4. webheadx1

    webheadx1 Member

    hi i have same type board but i havent got a reset switch where is your many thanks.
  5. themaineman

    themaineman New Member

    Hi. I have the same tv box you have and would like to know how you ROOTed the device and what site did you find the FW and all?
  6. themaineman

    themaineman New Member

    The unit I have is not ROOTED. Does the FW ROOT it?

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