How to update your TV BOX via SD Card(Rockchip), Method 1 via SD Card

Firmware upgrade Amlogic

Some people may confuse about How to use the firmware to update on TV BOX via SD Card(Rockchip). Those people love the electronic product but actually, they don’t know what inside the Android TV Box. Here show you firmware upgrade via SD card.(for Rockchip)

Note: For Q1, Q2 Mini, Q2 Pro, Q3, Mxq Pro, Mxq Mini, K1, K1 Plus, K2!

Why does your Android TV Box need to update?

One day, we try to turn on our Android TV Box but it is not signal, even we check out every possible problem to fix it, but smart tv box still fail to work. We guess it dead, yet actually, update the firmware on the box may save it. However, most important please make sure it is the latest one!

For example Leelbox MXQ Pro mini(Rockchip):


No worse it is something broken on your Android box. And you try to make a factory reset but it is still get nothing better, cannot turn on normal. You may need to use the firmware to wake it up.


How to get the firmware of Android TV Box?

I suggest you not search on the website as there are supplied by different manufacturers, and those smart TV Box model change quickly. Apply Leelbox customer service for help, attach the Mac id which behind the box or if you lose it, go to setting, in the version you can see the version information about the box. It is better to give a picture of the remote. So that the customer service could give you the correct firmware(Rockchip).

Now you get the firmware, how to update?

1.Download the firmware from the link. (The customer service sent you)

Notice: There is no Burning Tool inside the Firmware File,  so you should download it firstly! Check here.

2. Make SD Startup Disk.

2-1.Copyy SD_Firmware_Tool.exe to your PC, then open SD_Firmware_Tool program;

2-2.Insert SD card into the USB port of PC, choose disk of SD card, choose the file of MXQ-4K-RK3229-1G8G-6051-6.016.1-MV3-0627.img, then click Start Make, wait a moment SD Startup Disk ready.


3.Connect TV Box to TV set via HDMI Cable, Insert SD Card to SD Slot,then plug power in(turn on the box).



4. Using a toothpick (or Small wooden stick), insert into the AV port of Box



5. Press and hold the hidden button and power on at the same time( turn on the box).


6.Do not release the hidden button till you see the TV screen of Leelbox Logo.

7. The update will run automatically. When upgraded finished, unplug SD Card and restart the box.


Situation 1: Unplug SD Card until Card reader until 100%;

Situation 2:  Unplug SD Card when there comes out a message in the lower left corner.


This step may take a few minutes.Then it will go to this page.


6. Update will run automatically. When upgraded finished, the box will return automatically. You may wait for a few minutes.


Now you go the homepage of Leelbox.


Here attach the video—-How to upgrade TV BOX via SD Card(Rockchip)

See “How to upgrade Leelbox to Android 7.1 via PC.”

How to Upgrade Firmware on Leelbox Android Box with USB Burning Tool (2018)

More firmware to tv boxes check here.




  • i have a Leelbox M9S Pro Android 6.0 how do i updade it to 7.1 ?


  • is there new firmware for m9s box amlogic s812 with 5.1.1 installed?


  • Hello Leelbox Tech – I have an old Q1 running Android 4.4.4 – could you possibly send the update packet for 5.1.1? Just need to update Kodi to 17.3/17.4. Much appreciated


  • Could it be “android-5a4a182”?


    • Not this one, it is attached back of the box body.


      • No prob… I don’t have the unit with me right now – I’ll msg you the mac as soon as I get home – thx for your assistance really is much appreciated!


      • My box does not have a mac number on the box – i can however give you the build number from “about device” in advance settings….


      • Hi, friend, I suggest you take a photo to show me the box and the remote, also, in order to solve it more targeted, I need to know the detail message of the box, so please you go to the setting, and click on about, there will show you the detailed info about the tv box. How about you mail here: We will help you fix it.


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  • I have a Q2 Pro box with Android 6.0 -can I upgrade to 7.0 and should I? Also, I don’t have a Windoze pc I have a Mac. Can I just install the files on an SD card via USB, or maybe on the 32Gb TF card I installed? Or is there a Mac support site?


  • Hello,

    I am trying to update the firmware on my MXQ Pro, and using the MXQ_PRO_kodi17.1_20170523.img I am receiving an error saying opening firmware faileds! My MAC starts with 00:08


    • Hello, could you give me your mail address? so that I can give you the right firmware. thanks!


      • Hello, I had someone contact me last week, saying they would write me once they spoke to the engineers. I haven’t heard from them since.


      • We are really sorry for our late reply, my friend. Could you give me more detail ablout your tv box, your order number so that I can see the title of the mmodel you bought, for me to check when the tv box was made. Also I should know when did you buy this box. Our engineers are working day and night for the new models rush, we now contact sent you immediately. Waiting for your soon reply, apoplogise again!


  • Hello, I have a MXQ Pro 4K, the MAC address on the back of the box is: 00:08:00:00:01:61. Currently it has Android 5.1 and I would like to upgrade it to Android 6 so I can install Kodi 17. Could you please send me the firmware? Can I install the firmware with the SD card or do I need to do it with a USB to a PC? Thanks for your help


  • Hi,
    I have an MXQ-PRO 4k with Android 5.1. It has a problem with the WiFi. It keeps disconnecting from wifi while my other devices (phones, laptop, tablet) are connected with no problem. I am wondering how I can fix it.
    I tried updating the firmware using both SD card and the burn image application, but none of them worked. Please let me know if I have to update the firmware for the wifi problem or there is another fix for it.



    • The device MAC is: C45E1080B15F.


    • Hello, friend, do you have to forget the wifi then connect again? How about you give me your email address? I ask our customer service to give you support, thanks!


      • When this problem happens, I have to turn off the unit and turn it back on. Usually when this happens, I see some weird behaviour similar to what is shown in this youtube video:

        Sometimes it detects wifi network, but it cannot connect to it. So I have to restart the unit.
        It almost happens every time I use the unit.
        My Email is:



      • Will give you support today, no worry, we will solve the problem for you.


      • Just a comment of your “support” and “no worry” so other people know how the support works.
        Your reply basically was: “your unit cannot be updated and you have to live with it”
        When I contacted you asking if there is any solution for Wifi problem, I got no reply.


      • Apologize for this case again, we did try to solve wifi problem these few months, but it seems a tough task. The most possible is the android tv box wifi hardware damage, if it was this problem, if you bought from amazon Leelbox, and the unit still in the warranty, you should contact the customer service and ask them to give you an address to send it back to refix the box, then they may send you a replacement. In this situation, you can send the video to they, we are sorry that we can not access the store, but we stand with you. Last question, may I know when this wifi problem occurred?


      • In response to your question, the WiFi problem started from around 4 months ago. Less than a year from purchase of the unit.


  • hallo pleased i need help i have leelbox mxq s805 not firmware


  • hello, on my leelbox s1, while trying to mount the img file on sd the software says it can’t nount, what can i do?


  • Last night I tried to update the firmware of a Kingbox K1 (the MAC of the box starts with C42AF) with an image file RK-Kingbox-8703-6.0-MV7-1117.img downloaded from your “Firmware Update” page. I transferred the image file via the SD FIRMWARE TOOL onto a Sandisk SDSDQB-032G-B35 CLASS4 Micro SDHC and then I followed the instructions step by step but pressing with the toothpick and turning on the box nothing happened.
    Can you help me?
    Many thanks


    • Hello, Mauro
      We are sorry to hear that, have you checked the firmware is in the line with your tv box or not? The method to brush tv boxes are different. It will be better to give us your email address, we will ask our customer service to give you support and try our best to fix your problem. Thank you.


      • My e-mail address is the same one I use to reply to your blog.
        Many thanks


      • hi friend ,my box leelbox mxq s805 v3-1 rtl8189 unbrick .I used all the roads but did not have a red light. I do not know where the problem is

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        2018-01-09 12:47 GMT+03:00 Leelbox-tech :

        > Mauro commented: “My e-mail address is the same one I use to reply to your > blog. Many thanks” >


      • Luay, what’s the mac number of your tv box? And I want to know what android version is your tv box? Have you ever upgraded this model? I suggest you could send your order number to the customer service if you buy on amazon shop. If your unit is the old one, the engineer may already stop the firmware upgrading.


  • Hi, I recently purchased a Kingbox K1 Pro (Mac: C24AFE408910). It has Andriod 6 OS. Is it possible to upgrade it to Andriod 7.1. If yes, can I use the sd method?


  • But I don’t see this product in Amazon anymore. It seems there is no further support for this unit.


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  • I have Leelbox M9S Pro TV Box S912 Octa-Core/2GB/16GB/Android 6.0/2.4GHz/5.0GHz Dual-WIFI/LAN 1000M, Can I upgrade to 7.1?


    • Hell, kiouji, we are still try to make a firmware for the m9s pro, but now you still can not upgrade to android 7.1, keep it at android 6.0, or will damage the box.


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