Flashing Android TV box


  1. lawbet7eb

    lawbet7eb New Member

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    Thing you should know before you start :
    1- Do it at your own risk
    2- There are many type of Boxes, this one is the one 4 (host) USB ports see the picture up
    3- You may consider flashing the firmware using SD card method ( I have not tried it) see hotlink subject on upgrading the G-Box but use the inner (small) reset button.
    4- You will lose the status led ( wont work after flashing)


    Now how to flash “The One with Four USB”


    1- Open screws under the little protectors after peeling them away

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    2- Take the bottom cover off

    3- Undo more fore screws holding the PCB board

    4- Take the board off ( be Careful not to damage the WLAN adaptor as its been held to outer case by antenna cable

    5- When flipping the board you will see:

    a. Four male connector for the slave (guest) mode USB as in the picture below (colours added to show the correct order for connecting the 4 pin USB connector)
    b. A small reset button to get the device into flashing mode as in the picture below

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    6- You will need a USB A to 4 Pin USB like the one in the picture below ( or make your own)


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    7- Connect your computer to the box with the internal USB

    8- Down load the firmware from:
    g-box.zip
    this provided by hotlink

    9- Download and unpack Rockchip Flasher tool from
    http://arctablet.com/assets/tools/Firmware/Rockchip_CPU_based/Rockchip_Batch_Tool_v1.4.zip?6949c1

    10- Power up your box

    11- Execute the flashing tool RKBatchTool.exe on your computer
    On Windows Vista or Windows Seven, you will have to Right Click on the program and select Run as Administrator

    12- You need to put the box in recovery mode to download the firmware to the box with Rockchip tool.

    13- On the box, push the both reset buttons, release the big reset one and keep the inner (small) reset button pressed for about 5 ~ 10 seconds. Now you computer should pick on the box and trying to install the driver.

    14- Install the drivers on the computer ( you will find the driver inside the unpacked Rockchip Flasher tool)

    15- The flashing tool should display a green square around the number 1 in the lower left area of the Windows application. (if not disconnect the USB and reconnect)

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    16- Select the firmware file to flash using the button in the top right area of the application. Select the update.img file that you have downloaded.

    17- Push the Upgrade button to transfer the selected firmware to the box..

    18- The firmware will be copied to the Box, a progression counter will go from 0% to 100% on this step for several times, followed by a verification.
    19- You are done, let the Box reboot and update itself (you can see the progress on your TV if connected). It should take a few minutes for the flash process to finish.

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  2. evilzipik

    evilzipik Active Member

    good work man =)
    i think'd what 4 pin for rs232
  3. equancy

    equancy Member

    But it's not necessary to do that or not?
    Because I just put upgrade.img to SD card and device detect firmware self.
  4. Kasbert

    Kasbert New Member

    Thanks for this information. The upgrade from sdcard works as equancy mentioned, but I wanted to do it hard way and have a backup of the roms.

    In my unit the board version is same but it is missing the yellow circled battery. I guess it is for clock. In my unit the usb connector pins are in 2mm grid and the standard for board connectors is 2.54mm, so the cable in picture won't fit without bending the pins. I made an adaptor from a usb connector (ripped from a broken usb flash memory) by cutting the end of connector wires and bending the strips of wire slighly, so the pins will fit under the wires.
  5. md22

    md22 New Member

    Hi

    What version of Android?
  6. deliad

    deliad New Member


    mine says
    "Found a invalid firmware image file 'mnt/storage/sdcard/update.img' would you like to delete it?"

    how did you successed to flash it from sdcard?
  7. alongkot

    alongkot New Member

    your post make me cleary,thanks!
  8. sphp

    sphp Member

    Thanks for the pictures of the PCB!

    It seems that you can add some VGA Port (see attached picture on left down corner). Did somebody already try that?

    Is it possible to get some analog Audio signal from that PCB? I have some old TFT with VGA and analog Audio (Chinch, one cable for left speaker and one for right speaker) and want to connect the TV Box to this TFT.

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    Attached Files:

  9. alongkot

    alongkot New Member

    My box is freeze at boot, it showing "loading..." and can't do anyting.
  10. cwolff

    cwolff Member

  11. laziod

    laziod Active Member

    Is development dead on this box? Would love to see ICS on it.
  12. ez2kal

    ez2kal Member

  13. darebux

    darebux New Member

    the link for downloading the file g-box.zip is not working...
    could you please fix it?
    Thanks
  14. BIGPAPI1

    BIGPAPI1 New Member

    theg-box.zip shows error or is deleted. can someone point a valid website to download the update.img file???
  15. BIGPAPI1

    BIGPAPI1 New Member

    my box is freeze at boot . the same thing happened to alongnot. it displays loading... (no space blinkin afterwards) cant really set the box to recovery mode. how can u do that?? i want to fix the boot section??? can u use the sd card method???
  16. Deadmencey

    Deadmencey New Member

    where are the firmware???
  17. hschan

    hschan New Member

    I manage to get in to android system recovery utility mode, how to move down to factory reset option
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