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

Firmware upgrade with USB Burning Tool#1

A few months ago, I have written an article showing How to upgrade firmware via SD card. Another method is Firmware upgrade with USB Burning Tool. Most firmware distributed online will probably use the method above, but if you’ve been given a single firmware file, often using the img extension, you need to use another Windows tool called USB Burning Tool. If for some reasons, your firmware is badly damaged, and can’t access the recovery mode, that may be the only way to unbrick your board. Here’s how to proceed. I also attach the video show me how to make it. See below.

Note: This method available to Leelbox Q3, M8S PRO, M8S MAX Android 6.0 tv box, and Android 7.1 Leelbox Q3, Kingbox K3.  Please check with the customer service before you upgrade firmware. More firmware of other tv boxes please check here.

Note: Leelbox Q3 Android 7.1 firmware Q3-912-7.1-Kodi-z02-1230:!U2IAEQzA!w2GNof-zNuAXkY1OLumcAoJSt0CK5u03ANEc2kXHftU

Kingbox K3 Android 7.1 Firmware:!1J0RkAhL!_uxY4Ft5M9n_vLFlWVqE9opER7iSYt8b0FDrKFG0cRs

Steps to upgrade:

1. Download USB_Burning_Tool_v2.0.9 user.rar.
2. Extract the archive and run setup_v2.0.9.exe file to install the tool.
3. Start the USB_Burning_Tool.

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4. Click on File->Import image and select your specific .img firmware for your Amlogic device.

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5. Make sure that your Amlogic device is powered off, with the USB OTG port connected to your PC. Use a toothpick to press the recovery button, and power the device. The USB burning tool should automatically detect your device.

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6. Now click on the ‘Start’ button to proceed with the firmware update which should last several minutes.

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When you click Start, press and hold the reset button in the AV, insert the USB head, the tool will automatically recognize the device, and start automatically burn the firmware, to achieve 100% of the time, burn successfully.

See “How to update firmware on TV BOX(Rockchip), Method 1 via SD Card“.

Check out “How to upgrade Leelbox to Android 7.1 via PC.

If you don’t know how to download USB_Burning_Tool, you can also contact Leelbox customer service to get one. Welcome to comment below!






  • Subhash Reddy

    I have tried flashing a firmware update (android 7) on a Leelbox M8S Max (2017) that has 2 G RAM and 16G ROM. I have followed all the steps here (both SD card and USB burning tool). SD Card technique didn’t work at all. The USB Burning Tool starts Flashing but after 2% gives me this error: Romcode/Initialize DDR/Initialize PLL/USB Control setup error. I have also tried with 3 different USB cables. My PC is a Intel 5 CPU (4th gen) and Windows 7 Pro.

    I have tried with 5 different versions of USB Burning Tool (from 2.04 to 2.09) for at least 30 times and all of them give the same errors.

    Please give me a solution. I am tired of trying! Thanks.

    Subhash Reddy


    • Hi, friend
      You should not update with the firmware on your Android 7.1 m8s pro, as I write on this article, it is for android 6.0 m8s max, m8s pro, and Q3, since the 7.1 firmware has not released, so this firmware is not available to your 7.1 tv box. Could you please let me know what’s wrong with your tv box, we will try our best to help you.


  • Tony Fernandez

    I have the new K3, what is the firmware and method to install the operative system again. I installed Xposed Framework because I could´nt install my bank app, but the module to hide Root access ruined my Tv Box, It deleted root, and now K3 does not work properly. Super Su shows every moment, block the system, and does not answer, Apps get stuck …
    I tried to wipe all data and reboot, even partition cache, but after reboot all keeps the same.
    I need urgent help please, my brand new Android Tv Box is ruined. I tried to load the “old” firmware old versions through the computer but the process stops at 2%.
    Is the new firmware going to be public soon, is there any solution to my problem?
    I hope your help,


    • Hello, Tony
      We are sorry to hear that, but not worry. We would like to give you support, could you please send us your email address? So that our customer service can give you solution, waiting for your soon news. Thanks!


      • Tony Fernandez

        Thanks a lot,
        They can send me the firmware or any other kind of solution to:
        Wishing to Hear from you.
        Tony Fernández


      • You are welcome, no worry, we have already sent your problem, they will message you in no soon, if you still have problem, please contact Leelbox do not hesitate. Thanks


  • I tried to upgrade my Q3 but tool doesn’t recognize my box

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  • I have a Leelbox Model Q3 Version 5.1.1. How do I upgrade it.


    • Hi, Paul
      We do not suggest you to upgrade the box, improper operation or the machine have been used too long, upgrade will damage the model.


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