Firmware can be used to update your TV Box device. However, please note that firmware is usually suitable to a specific hardware platform, and if you use it on another non-compatible device of TV box, you may brick your device. Here are the most popular TV Boxes in the market: Amlogic TV Box, Rockchip TV Box, Allwinner TV Box. The methods of using firmware on these boxes are different:
NO1. For Amlogic TV Box
For TV Box with Amlogic CPU, you should know this useful tool: Amlogic USB Burning Tool.
Firmware upgrade with USB Burning Tool
This method is used for most firmware distributed online. If you have a single firmware file, normally an .img file or 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. Follow the steps below.
- Download firmware file (normally .rar file).
- You may also want to install Moborobo to make sure you’ve got the right drivers.
- Extract USB_Burning_Tool (a file) and click on the setup file (an .exe file) to install the tool
Read more below, because tools are different for Rockchip or Allwinner TV Box:
NO2. For Rockchip TV Box
Read this post:
Rockchip Create Upgrade Disk Tool v1.4 Download to install firmware on Rockchip TV Box from Micro SD card
NO3. For Allwinner TV Box
PhoenixCard v3.1.0 is a firmware tool, which will help you to install firmware on your Allwinner TV Box from Micro SD card.
Allwinner TV Box’s hot models includes many, and you should make sure that your device is one of them.