ANDROID 9.0 TV Box Firmware Upgrade

ANDROID 9.0 TV Box Firmware Upgrade

Every so often an Android TV box will need a factory reset or the Firmware updated which is easy enough to do with a few steps.
 Let's first learn a few FAQs
What is a Factory Reset? 
A Factory Reset is putting a box back to its original settings wiping any user data.
This is usually done when selling a box to delete all your data such as apps, passwords, and so on.

What is a Firmware Update?
The Firmware is the software part of the box that controls everything such as WiFi and Video. 
A Firmware update if done wrong can brick a box making it unusable.
Using the correct Firmware version is very important even new versions of an android box can make a difference.


Should You Factory Reset or Update the Firmware? 
Factory Resetting a box sets a unit to the original state it came in deleting any settings that were changed.
Since there is no update much less can go wrong and Factory Resetting android devices such as phones is done all the time.
Firmware updates can brick a box if done wrong.
For this reason a Firmware update should only be done if absolutely necessary.
Updating the Firmware is not difficult with the main thing to usually cause problems is using the wrong Firmware file.

Steps To Set an Android TV Box in Android Recovery Mode

The first step is to set a box in Android Recovery Mode.

Basically with the power Off the reset button is held. Power is turned On while holding the reset button for 8-10 seconds and then let go.

1.Locate the Reset button and Power Plug/Button.

2. Press and hold the Reset button and plug in the box powering it on (Sometimes the power button is used). Keep pressing the Reset Button for 10 seconds and then let go.

3. The box should come up into Recovery Mode with several options.

4.Steps to Factory Reset an Android TV Box 

Once in Recovery Mode, the following steps will set the unit back to its default settings erasing all user data.

To Factory Reset the box select Wipe data/factory reset.

Steps to Update the Firmware on an Android TV Box

1. Locate and download the Firmware file for your box. Such as H96 max rk3318《Download》

Be sure to get the correct version for your box. The main reason android TV boxes get Bricked while updating Firmware is the wrong Firmware file.

2. Copy the Firmware file to an SD-card or flash drive and insert it into your box.

3. Go to Recovery Mode and click on Apply update from SD card.

4.Click on the Firmware file.

5.The box will flash the new Firmware to the unit and show the results on the screen. If it was successful or an error it will show the results.

6.If it doesn’t restart automatically select Reboot system now. Sometimes it can take a while to reboot.

Summary:

Resetting an Android TV box and erasing all the data is easy to do with a few steps.

Flashing new Firmware also is only a few steps but can Brick your box if done wrong.

When it comes to Firmware every manufacturer does things differently. Some will do updates and have a download page while others will have no information.

Often many would also like to update to the newest android version. Some boxes will not be able to update to the newest android version depending on the unit and Firmware, be sure to read the documentation.

Flashing the Firmware is done all the time even with custom versions simply be aware of what can go wrong and read forums, websites, and so on to get the best information for your H96 max rk3318 box.

All comments

  • Eduardo Martín

    Ahora Recibo Un Mensaje "Sin Señal" Desde La Pantalla De Mi Televisor. He Comprobado El Puerto HDMI En Mi Televisor Y Está Bien. Además, Me Aseguré De Que El Cable HDMI Que Venía Con El H96 Max Funcionara Y Que Esté Bien. ¿Cómo Puedo Obtener Una "Señal"? ¿Dónde Está El Restablecimiento De Fábrica En Este Cuadro?

  • İdris

    New firmeare mu download , very good but wifi connecting is problematic, does not see any of the networks, i don't understand why, maybe you can help me ???

  • Henry Przybycien

    I just setup my H96 Max RK3318_V1R0 and initially i set it up for a 12 hour front LED clock. I then turned the unit off went for lunch and when i came back the front clock was set for 24 hour format, I went into setup to change it back to 12 hour format but it won't let me change it, it's continously stuck on 24 hour format, The dcreen display shows the correct 12 hour format but the LED display shows 24 hour format. What The! never had any issues with my WD Player. Please Advise. Regards

  • Steve

    I am now getting a "No Signal" from my TV screen. I have checked the HDMI port on my TV and it is fine. Also, I have made sure that the HDMI cable that came with the H96 Max was working and it is fine. How can I get a "Signal?" Where is the Factory Reset on this box?

  • Steve

    I am now getting a "No Signal" from my TV screen. I have checked the HDMI port on my TV and it is fine. Also, I have made sure that the HDMI cable that came with the H96 Max was working and it is fine. How can I get a "Signal?" Where is the Factory Reset on this box?

  • Jems

    I have a question why there is no reset button on H96 Max 4k ultra HD or if there is any button where is it?? my h96 stopped showing the pic on the tv i tried to resetet but i can't find the reset button

  • JANET DE LAAT

    I plug in but it Will not come up when selected from input menu. On says no signal. Connected to modem with ethernet cable.

  • ümit

    Hello there. I have H96 Max rk3318 and brick. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dqhb-ylpusegzx_r5wx-qpb4cwc8ffbq Despite all efforts, it is locked, however, it cannot find the appropriate firmware for this device. Where do I get something to work on? The device does not go through the boot screen when you press and hold the AV button during boot. only the red led is on and cannot be turned on, also it is not connected to the computer, do you know where NAND SHORT PINS?

  • ümit

    Hello there. I have H96 Max rk3318 and brick. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dqhb-ylpusegzx_r5wx-qpb4cwc8ffbq Despite all efforts, it is locked, however, it cannot find the appropriate firmware for this device. Where do I get something to work on? The device does not go through the boot screen when you press and hold the AV button during boot. only the red led is on and cannot be turned on, also it is not connected to the computer, do you know where NAND SHORT PINS?

  • Bumba

    I have same issue mentioned by Derek Wilkinson on Aug 31, 2019. I use ethernet connection. But ethernet connection drops frequently. Very unstable.

  • Bumba

    I have same issue mentioned by Derek Wilkinson on Aug 31, 2019. I use ethernet connection. But ethernet connection drops frequently. Very unstable.

  • ART

    Hi, I follow the instructions to update the firmware for a tv box in title .. the unit, after restart stuck in boot phase (on blue display) a never boot except after disconnect and reconnect power. First boot after update fail system inform about that and suggest to delete the file. Any idea to successfully flas the unit ? Thansk in advance. Cheers

  • Derek wilkinson

    I have boxes, both with 4gb memory. The ethernet works when loaded then drops out when an app is loaded

  • Ste

    Help please It worked fine last night but today it seems to be stuck . It turns on and says the wrong time then a minute or so the right time appears but then the leds say boot. Then it repeats this again and again. Any ideas how I could sort this out. Cheers

  • Ste

    Help please It worked fine last night but today it seems to be stuck . It turns on and says the wrong time then a minute or so the right time appears but then the leds say boot. Then it repeats this again and again. Any ideas how I could sort this out. Cheers

  • NICK STEVENS

    Can't find it anywhere. My new unit does not boot, keeps rebooting at the android circles

  • Russ Chapman

    Cannot find the "Factory Reset" button/pin hole on the H96 Max+. Please show me with a 'picture" where I can find it. Thank you.

  • Carmelo Gambino

    H96 Max RK3318 version 9 Patch level : 5 marzo 2019 Kernel : 4.4.159 - #1 Wed May 22 23:18:43 CST 2019 Ho riscontrato un problema con il telecomando: Quando si attiva il cursore/mouse lo schermo si esplora a piccolissimi spostamenti e si blocca. Il cursore si sposta solo a piccoli tratti. Per esplorare con il cursore lo schermo intero occorre pressate centinaia di volte i tasti di direzione. Questo comportamento non mi sembra affatto normale. E' un guasto hardware ? o occorre intervenire in qualche menù di configurazione particolare ? Potete per favore darmi un aiuto ? I encountered a problem with the remote control: When the cursor / mouse is activated, the screen is explored with very small movements and stops. The cursor moves only in small strokes. To navigate the full screen with the cursor, the direction keys must be pressed hundreds of times. This behavior does not seem normal to me at all. Is it a hardware failure? or do you need to intervene in any particular configuration menu? Can you please give me some help? Thank you Regard

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