Ultimate Android TV Box Firmware Guide


Updating the firmware for your Android TV box is part blessing and part curse. On the one hand, firmware updates often give your Android box additional features or fix software bugs and help your device work better.

On the other hand, it’s often very difficult to find where to find the firmware for your particular box manufacturer.

If you’re having trouble finding the right firmware for your device, then you’ve come to the right place.

This article was created as the ultimate guide to finding the right firmware for your Android TV box. Here we list over 30 different manufacturers and provide links to take you directly to their official download pages.

Enjoy!

Manufacturers

Acemax

Acemax is a Chinese company that began back in 2002. They produce a number of Android TV boxes that look to be rebranded boxes based on designs from other manufacturers.

Their download center contains their latest firmware updates as well as links to download the AmLogic USB burning tool to install them on your TV box.

Beelink

Beelink develops and manufactures their own line of Android TV boxes and mini-PC’s. In the past few years they’ve released several extremely popular TV box models including the BT3 and GT-King.

However, Beelink uses their official forum to distribute the latest firmware updates, so it can be difficult to find the updates for specific boxes. You can find a link to the Tools Download Forum here.

Blaupunkt

Blaupunkt is a German aftermarket stereo manufacturer and has been an OEM provider for Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, among many others. Even though it’s not their usual line of business, they produced one Android TV box, the BATV7.

While they have a product page with a download section, there are no firmware updates at the time of this writing.

Cloudnetgo

Cloudnetgo was one of the first Android TV box manufacturers to include a hard drive in their devices instead of flash storage. As a result, they were able to offer one of the few TV boxes that could record TV as well.

Their Service and Support page has links to download support documents and firmware.

Dolamee

Dolamee is a budget Android box manufacturer, however they do not appear to have an official website. Additionally, their three TV boxes (D5, D6 and D9) are all out of stock on both Geekbuying and Gearbest.

DragonBox

The Dragon Box was a popular fully-loaded Kodi-box that later bundled their service with BlendTV. The company shut their doors in 2019 and is no longer offering upgrades or support.

Their website is still active and they do have a contact page. However, I was not able to get a response when I emailed.

Egreat

Egreat is an audio company that has five different models in their range. Unlike many of the other manufacturers on this list, they produce more “pro-sumer” devices like network media players.

The official support page on their website lists firmware from three of their model line. However, the latest firmware published was back in 2017.

Enybox

Enybox is an original equipment manufacturer of Android TV boxes and mini-PC’s, operating since 2005. They manufacture TV boxes using all three of the major chipsets (AmLogic, Rockchip and Allwinner).

Their official support page has firmware and documentation for their entire product lineup.

Geniatech

Geniatech develops a wide range of devices including tablets, digital signage, healthcare equipment and, of course, Android TV boxes.

Their website’s products page lists available downloads by the model number, so it’s easy to find firmware, product documentation and spec sheets. Additionally, they have a page dedicated to developers where you can download software development kits (SDK) for the different hardware components that they use.

GTMedia

GTMedia is the electronics wing of the Shenzhen Winsat Technology Development company. They produce home theatre equipment, including Android TV boxes, as well as home-health devices and other products.

They release firmware and other product updates through their official forum.

Himedia Tech

Himedia has always had great designs for their Android media centers. They were one of the first to have an all-metal case and connections for external hard drives in addition to their internal storage. They also have a Google-certified Android TV device.

Their official support page has links to download firmware updates and product documentation.

Hyfai

Hyfai is a small electronics brand headquartered in Canada and manufacturing in China. They only have two Android TV boxes that are both based n older chipsets.

Their support page includes instructions to download a firmware update as well as warranty information.

Justop

Justop is a UK company that makes a variety of small electronics products and computer peripherals. They have a couple of models of Android TV box, however they’re all out of production according to their website.

One of their boxes, the A5X has a firmware release that was updated in 2019.

Matricom

The Matricom G-Box was the first Android TV box that I ever saw, and boy did it make an impression. They continue to make Android TV boxes and accessories to this day.

The have firmware and documentation for their entire model line on their support page.

Mecool

Mecool makes several different versions of Android boxes including the KM1 which is a Google Certified TV box running Android TV.

They have some firmware updates available on their website’s official Software Updates page.

Minix

I’ve owned sex different Minix Android TV boxes over the years and they’ve always been one of my go-to manufacturers. They started rolling out OTA (Over The Air) firmware updates as far back as 2016, so the update process should be quick and easy.

Occasionally they do release firmware updates on their official forum and not directly through the OTA Update app.

MXQ

MXQ was an entry level Android TV box that sold extremely well in many countries. However, their support after the sale was frustrating to many of their fans. At the time of this writing, their latest device is several years old and there is no official firmware support.

Nagrace

Nagrace is a general consumer electronics company manufacturing home security cameras and video conferencing equipment. Their last attempt at a streaming media player was back in 2017.

Their download page has firmware updates for their devices. Since the company has shifted their focus away from Android TV boxes, their devices are no longer supported.

Nexbox

Nexbox was a popular entry level Android TV box manufacturer in 2016\2017. Although there is no official firmware support, there are custom firmware updates available on Freaktab for the Nexbox A95X.

ProBox

The first ProBox came out right at the beginning of Android TV Stick’s rise in popularity back in 2014. Over the next few years they released several other Android devices culminating with the ProBox Air.

ProBox maintains a list of the latest firmware updates for their entire model line on their Support page.

Qintex

I’ll admit that I’d never heard of Qintex Android TV boxes before. They were founded in 2015 and have developed several TV boxes and home theater products.

Their Download page provides firmware updates for every model in their lineup.

Rikomagic\RKM

Rikomagic has been around since the beginning. The first Android Stick PC that I saw was a Rikomagic device and they’ve continued making streaming players to this day. In the past several years they’ve branched out to Windows mini-PC’s and Linux devices.

They have flashing tools and firmware upgrades on their Download page.

SkyStream

Skystream has moved to a one-touch app for firmware and software updates. You can find my detailed tutorial for how to use the SkyStream Updater App here. They do not have any firmware updates on their website.

Sunchip

Sunchip Technology has one of the widest ranges of products available. In addition to Android boxes, they also manufacture Windows mini-PC’s, laptops, ultrabooks and Miracast streaming sticks.

They offer downloads for many of their products, including firmware updates on their official Download Center.

Sunvell

Sunvell has a history of manufacturing really unique Android TV boxes. Whether it’s their brushed aluminum cases or their multi-colored Lego-style design, they were always a center-point of the room.

However, they have no official website and no user-forum for firmware updates.

Tanix

Tanix manufactures a complete line of Android TV boxes. They have a Firmware Downloads page that has updates for several of their most popular devices on their website.

Tronsmart

For years, Tronsmart was one of the major players in the TV box industry. While they’ve moved on to general consumer electronics like noise cancelling headphones, gaming accessories and power bricks.

You can find firmware updates for their older Android TV boxes on their download center.

Ugoos

Ugoos consistently makes some of the best performing Android TV boxes, although that performance comes at a premium. While they’re some of the more expensive Android TV boxes, they normally receive firmware updates long after they’re released.

You can usually find several firmware versions as well as spec sheets and documentation on their download center page.

Uniuga

Uniuga sells several Android TV boxes based on the AmLogic 905 chipset. Firmware updates for several of their devices are available on their Download page.

Vorke

Vorke manufacturers several models of TV boxes, Mini-PC’s and accessories. You can find firmware updates and manuals for several models in their lineup on their Support page.

WeChip

WeChip has been making Android TV boxes for over a decade and has since expanded out to projectors and Windows mini-PC’s.

You can find several firmware updates on their Support page.

Xiaomi

Xiaomi is one of the biggest names in the industry, but you’ve probably only heard of them simply as Mi.

The Mi box was one of the first Android TV boxes to be sold in a mainstream retailer (Wal-Mart) in the United States.

While they do not have an official download page, there is a great unofficial repository of Xiaomi firmware on Mifirm.net.

Yundoo

Yundoo is a small manufacturer that produced a handful of Android TV boxes. Their latest model, the Y8, came out several years ago and it looks like their official website has not been updated since late 2017.

They have no download page and the link to their official support forum is broken.

Zidoo

Instead of the small TV boxes that most manufacturers produce, Zidoo focuses on media streamers that would fit in with your other home theater products.

They have firmware and other utilities available for their entire model link on their official Download Center.

Tim Wells

Tim Wells got his first computer at the age of ten and hasn't stopped tinkering ever since. After discovering Android TV boxes in 2013, he created a popular Android PC Review website and guided it to over 8 million pageviews before selling it in 2018. After a brief hiatus from the industry he's back at the helm of AndroidTVNews.com to bring Android TV boxes to the forefront of the streaming world. When he's not writing, he spends as much time as he can with his beautiful wife and his bulldog.

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