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    Firmware Update Mini M8S II 4K Smart TV Box Amlogic S905X 2/8GB WiFi 10/100 LAN BT


    Thanks to Lin at Gearbest for chasing up the current update.zip 20160719,
    Extract, place on SD Card, update/backup select update.zip
    Cheers





    29th July 2016

    Some Have Mentioned a problem with Language change to Japanese when set to Spanish

    Regarding the language problem. the manufacturer provided one solution.
    You can get the by visiting the link below.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-...jFtT0tQY2FIUFk
    Then please update via TF card in the format of FAT 32.




    Discussion for this Media Player
    Mini M8S II 4K
    Last edited by trebor; 07-29-2016, 08:30.
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    #2
    First of all, thanks a lot for this.

    I've followed the instructions, the box restarted and now it's not outputting any image to the TV but it's still on. It has been like this for 3/4 minutes now. Is this expected behaviour?

    --EDIT--

    Nvm, unplugged it, rebooted, repeated the process and now it's updating. I need to get used to these things failing constantly lol.

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      #3
      Latest firmware in another thread. I wonder why it doesn't show with the update tool.
      http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-...-10-100-lan-bt

      Proceed with caution, have a backup first.

      Also, I switched to libreelec and I'm quite pleased with the result. Usb audio works and everything else. And since I didn't need android or any apps on that box, I get tje kodi only I needed.

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        #4
        Also, it cleared the constant buffering issues I had with the tvheadend client...

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          #5
          Originally posted by Tidav7578 View Post
          Latest firmware in another thread. I wonder why it doesn't show with the update tool.
          http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-...-10-100-lan-bt

          Proceed with caution, have a backup first.

          Also, I switched to libreelec and I'm quite pleased with the result. Usb audio works and everything else. And since I didn't need android or any apps on that box, I get tje kodi only I needed.
          Could you please point me towards any documentation that helps me do this and answers some questions I might have? I'm not new to Android but I'm new to Android TV boxes so there are lots of things I'm still unaware of like what libreelec is. But, I'm having lots of issues with DD and DTS 5.1 passthrough in Kodi and I need that to work so I'd be willing to sacrifice Android if that fixed my issues.

          Sorry for OT.

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            #6
            What I did:
            I only followed the toothpick method in the firdt link as the script got the remote.conf from the android system.
            I have libreelec on a spare sdcard I prepared with rufus on windows
            I did a full backup from the android system in twrp recovery mode
            I did not need any kind of specific wire
            Libreelec boots from the external sdcard, so the android system is safe
            Libreelec further updates are as easy as puting the new images in the update folder: really an easy task

            First link with the global procedure:
            https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-524.html

            Second link on how to prepare the sdcard:
            https://wiki.libreelec.tv/index.php?title=Installation

            Third link with the img.gz files, I used version 5 as of this writing.
            http://kszaq.libreelec.tv/s905/
            Last edited by Tidav7578; 07-24-2016, 06:41.

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              #7
              I can't update my MiniM8S II with this file (1st post).
              Do I have to root before ?

              I have some errors like can't mount misc

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                #8
                Hi & welcome to freaktab

                No you don't need root to update the firmware..


                Download the update zip in the first post

                Unzip it

                Put the extracted 3 files on a sd card or a usb stick (factory_update_param.aml,recovery & the update.zip)

                Insert the sd card or usb stick into the box

                Now use the update/backup app & select update.zip

                Box should update & reboot
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                  #9
                  Yes blinkone,
                  I did this but when the box restart, I see the logo of Android with progress bar Installing... and 2-3 secs after I see this screen

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                    #10
                    Yep, I'm seeing the same problem. "Cannot load volume /misc!" For a while, this update was available OTA, and I hit the same issue. I'm assuming that's why they took it down.

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                      #11
                      Make sure you are selecting update.zip from sd card and not form system as you may have older update.zip.
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                        #12
                        Yes trebor, I select update.zip of my sd card well, but nothing.
                        After this update what can you see in information in settings about ?
                        I have this informations actually

                        Version : 6.0.1
                        Build : p212-userdebug 6.0.1 MHC19J20160706 test-keys
                        Kernel version : 3.14.29 Wd Jul 6 10:48:26
                        Rom version : 101

                        When I received and plugged my box, an update OTA has been show, I did it. This update is it the same with this of the 1st post ?

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                          #13
                          Could be error with SD or file corrupt during download unsure, many have used with 100% Ok
                          Don't Give up,
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                            #14
                            There is a limit with sd card ? Size, type ?
                            Mine is Lexar MicroSd XC class 10 64gb
                            And in which format did you format it ?

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                              #15
                              I think you will find 32Gb is the max according to Gearbest http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_390235.html.
                              Format fat32 look for SD Format https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
                              Cheers
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