Amlogic S905 TV boxes are currently running Android 5.1, but a few are now getting Android 6.0 support including MXQ Plus, and soon K1 Plus. VideoStrong refused to provide the firmware for MXQ Plus as I did not own the box, but WeTek has already provided their latest beta Android 6.0 firmware to testers and reviewers working on WeTek Hub, which I plan to review next week with Android 5.1 first.
The main changes with Android 6.0, beside the expected better performance, are support audio HAL 61937 pack allowing HD audio pass-through on all apps, as well as Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 permitting Ultra HD 4K DRM video streaming.
Eventually, Android 6.0 update will be available through OTA, but currently the beta firmware (DB-J9-wetekhub-marshmallow-ota-2016-07-06_12-00-03.zip) needs to be copied to a micro SD card, and update through Recovery after wiping data and media.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
So its possible to receive an update for MXQ PRO+ ? Will be great if it will come with fixes for all the bugs it currently have.
The MXQ Pro+ was discontinued by the manufacturer according to all the posts on freaktab.
So I won’t count on it getting any updates and there are also several clone versions of the MXQ Pro & + versions which will cause further problems.
A thorough review of the WeTek Hub I would think must included its Dual Boot Android, OpenELEC- LibreELEC Kodi capabilities.
The Kodi reviewer hdmkv, achieved outstanding HD and Multichannel Audio results it seems with a v7.0.2 of LibreELEC recently.
Seems like a first for PCM Multichannel Audio output using LibreELEC Kodi on any AMLogic platform according to the developer. DolbyVision video decoding as well.
Here it is.
I had been asked not to release it yet. But I guess if somebody else does it that’s ok ?
Lol I had one of these Junk-Boxes too. Sold it as quickly as I could. I bet it will never get any firmware update or something like that.
I’m running the sd-robots firmware and I couldn’t be happier. It took me a while to get it flashed, but now I’m not looking to update this thing anytime soon.
Cool any instructions on how to do it ?
@arprip, the firmware disappeared. Any new?
I think not because he had an update June 7:
Yes the link is valid. I’ve downloaded the file and I will update the box ASAP.
MXQ Plus Android 6.0 firmware:
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1c10aoF2 password: imy8
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)
Thanks, But I don’t get the SMS for overseas account to be able to register to baidu.com and get the firmware. There is another service for file sharing ?
Don’t click on the middle button, click on the “下载 (size in MB)” button.
If the download is not reliable (interrupted), try using Baidu Exporter -> http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/01/14/downloading-files-on-baidu-or-via-http-bittorrent-or-metalink-in-linux-with-baiduexporter-aria2-and-yaaw/
I WONT DOWNLOAD the new software for ki plus amlogic s905 dvbs2/dvbt2
u can gev me link to download it the new software
K1 Plus also has Android 6.0, but i cannot find where to download it. On GB see K1 Plus TV Box EU PLUG BLACK 157339703 Android 6.0 Amlogic S905
By georgi kolchev Jun-23/2016 02:06:39
So its android 5.1 or 6.0 , and DC 12 V on pictures ot DC 5 V on discription ????
Thank you for your inquiry.
It is android 6.0,DC 12 V .
Anyone can confirm is this can refresh the usefulness of MXQ Pro+?
I’m not aware of a new Android 6.0 firmware for K1 Plus with T2/S2 yet.
VideoStrong told me it’s a presale, so GearBest is just taking pre-orders right now. They plan to send me the firmware once it’s ready.
i’ve emailed VideoStrong and received a link for k1_plus android 6 firmware (KI_PLUS-ota-20160627.165102.V0515). it took several hours, but i was able to upgrade from acemax firmware (KI_PLUS-ota-20160311.094759.V1031P2). the issue was that the previous ro.product.device=p20x, and the new firmware has a check in “META-INF/com/google/android/updater-script” (inside the zip) that makes sure ro.product.device == “ki_plus” or else it fails. first i modified /system/build.prop using buildprop editor app. side note: i gave up making /system writable with adbLink. the value held after reboot, however at bootloader it was still equal to p20x. next i unzipped the firmware; removed the check in updater-script. rezipped; renamed… Read more »
performed factory reset.
a) kodi is now 16.1
b) similar to before: 3 formats partially supported, however score increase from 915 to 935. not smooth: mp4/aac/avc, mp4/aac/mpeg-4, webm/vorbis/vp8
e) message no longer appears
h) AirPin is now Pro, instead of Lite.
i) root checker reports device is rooted but superuser never asks for root confirmation. apps do not seem to receive root privilege.
Would this firmware work for this box called H96 Plus? It has amlogic s905 too and looks like a MXQ+ Pro:
Looks identical with the MXQ+ Pro. But my advice is to look for other players.
I need help.I have problems this firmware.Maybe send my your firmware.
I also want it, maybe I can make this box to work.
Marshmallow on Amlogic SDK is advised to be built as userdebug (based on sources I have), which means core su binary is on system. To get real superuser, download SuperSU from playstore, start it and perform normal install (not TWRP/custom recovery).
The box was already in the way when I saw your comment but it’s here
It came somehow with a latest firmware:
build number: p201-userdebug 5.1.1 LMY47V 20160702 test-keys
The main menu, is the same one on MxPro+ boxes where Iron Man is touching the ground and a girl has headphones.
It has got to be the same firmware that they are using on the MxPro+ isn’t it? So they should be compatible?
Kernel is lushen-pc 3.14.29
That’s cool! Can u share your 6.0 build u succeeded to upgrade, please. Many guys and I either ))) have ki plus and want to upgrade. Woohooo!!!)))
Hi Please help I need the software update online Fund to get another update when available thank you ///ki plus t2s2///
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)
load the firmware on mega
two issues so far: 1) time is intermittently not NTP synced on boot-up. it is not remembered either — it’s dated back to 2014 every boot until time is synced. when this happens any secure connection fails. 2) kodi crashes at least once per session. not sure if it’s an add-on. i have about a dozen tombstone files in /data/tombstones. also, they may be uploaded to DropBox based on the following message in the log (i do not see the device send a dropbox DNS query however): BootReceiver: Copying /data/tombstones/tombstone_06 to DropBox (SYSTEM_TOMBSTONE) i’ll ask VS whether i can redistribute… Read more »
Please reshare firmware for all
Sorry I can’t do that, as WeTek specifically told not to release it when I got the file. It’s beta anyway, and eventually a stable version will be released.
hmm. i was told it is public firmware.
i’ve created a torrent. not sure how to neatly post a magnet link.
torrent hash is 461d447f3ff513204094bc01a207882944c33d26, from any of these trackers: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ngosang/trackerslist/master/trackers_best.txt
PS> read info.txt to DL only what you need.
hier on yandex
MXQ Plus Android 6.0 firmware:
Can’t download it by torrent software
Is this magnet
No real download action start even click on start on this magnet in utorrent
( I had also add trackers that you had said them )
Thanks. Just downloaded it. Need to figure out how to apply it.
Could you provide an alternative download link? Uploading it to mega.nz for example? The torrent is superslow.
magnet link: http://mgnet.me/bQyE9G7
@rose i’ll look into mega. which firmware are you looking for? 1) KI_PLUS-ota-20160622.190607.V1031P3(android5.1).zip >> original VideoStrong android 5.1.1 2) KI_PLUS-ota-20160627.165102.V0515(android6.0).zip >> original VideoStrong android 6.0 3) KI_PLUS-ota-20160622.190607.V1031P3(android5.1)_nocheck_signed.zip >> modified to remove device check (see below); android 5.1.1 4) KI_PLUS-ota-20160627.165102.V0515(android6.0)_nocheck_signed.zip >> modified to remove device check (see below); android 6.0 if you try the original VS firmware and the update fails with the following message: This package is for “ki_plus” devices; this is a “p20x” it is because your device is defined as p20x in /system/build.prop: ro.product.device=p20x then try the modified firmware, which has removed the device check in “META-INF/com/google/android/updater-script” inside… Read more »
to clarify.. the firmware i’ve posted is for k1_plus, NOT MXQ. be cautious of using the no_check firmware — it does not check for >correct< device before writing firmware. for me this was required because my k1_plus device was reporting itself as p20x. i have not figured the difference between p20x and ki_plus. they seem to be interchangeable. also, you may want to upgrade to 20160622.190607.V1031P3 (android 5.1.1) first and then upgrade to 20160627.165102.V0515 (android 6.0). — had i known the torrent would be so slow, i would not have bothered. DL the INFO file, read and go from there.… Read more »
Hi Bag this k1 plus firmware Works with ki plus DVB t2 s2 ?
Thanks BAG’s files.
I had unpacked them and checked there is no th_dtv.apk for turner.
So they are pure K1 Plus FW which can not used on K1 plus with turner hardware box.
Thanks. I flashed it and it works.
Could someone how still has the 5.1.1 firmware installed do a backup of it and upload it? This would be awesome.
About root, superSU tells me that there is no binary installed. I will have a look into it.
@rose Stane1983 : Marshmallow on Amlogic SDK is advised to be built as userdebug (based on sources I have), which means core su binary is on system. To get real superuser, download SuperSU from playstore, start it and perform normal install (not TWRP/custom recovery). su binary is small, with owner root:shell. you can run su under adb shell to gain root access, but not in UI. there’s even a superuser.apk installed. i did try running SuperSU app with normal install but it fails. it seems to get a bit further if /system is RW, but no go. RE:OE firmware my… Read more »
I was even able to get rw on the system but root checker was not able to see root access at all.
About kodi, I did not try it under 20160627 because there was DTV missing but using it with openelec works great.
Could you Upload a picture of the schematic of your usb cable? I thought about building one.
I’m now on the firmware from 20160627. I found that I can not boot anymore from the sdcard when pushing the button on the bottom with a toothpick. Did you see the same?
But I somehow need to boot from the sdcard. How can I revert to a previous firmware?
I managed to go back to the firmware 20160606. Does anyone else have troubles to boot from sdcard after updating to 20160627?
I have the same problem.And problem so only free storage 4.5Gb
i used USB to upgrade. i have not used SDCard function.
how about 20160622 firmware?
since downgrade is possible i think i will try that, if reinstalling kodi doesn’t work.
@BAG To downgrade via the recovery one has to remove the check within the “META-INF/com/google/android/updater-script”. There is one checking for the date. Normally you are not allowed to go back to an earlier one. The 20160622 does not contain DTV in the name, so I guess there is no DTV app? All other firmwares contain the DTV in the firmware name. For me the box renders useless without dvb. By the way, I can’t believe that this is a public firmware. There is no root and also all the preinstalled applications from 5.1.1 are missing. But this is only my… Read more »
And the MXQ Pro 4k?
plz how you do to return to 20160606 whit dtv i have a big problem now i can manage my dvb 🙁
sorry for my english but
can anybody help me i have K1 PLUS combo with DTV and i can return to 20160606 ?
the error is E:footer is wrong
🙁 🙁 🙁
if you have any firmware ready send it here plz plz plz
Please install this only on the K1 Plus S2 T2 with 1 gigabyte of ram. I removed all checks. Flash it via the update&backup tool available in your apps. Also check the options to remove data and cache.
a big thanks rose can you show how you remove all checks plz plz plz plz
you are a angel
Unfortunately I have the same problem
E:footer is wrong
E:SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FAILED
Did you erase the cache and the userdata before flashing? If it does not work initiating the flash from android reselect the file once you stuck in the recovery. This is where you see the error right?
If you are in recovery delete data and cache and try to flash again. Here is the file I used for flashing:
Check the size after download (or md5 if available), make sure your micro SD or USB drive does not contain other files, and remove all other external device (USB and/or micro SD).
yes after auto reboot in recovery mode i see the error
I’ll try when I get home with second file who you use
finaly it work thank you rose ;
now you can tel me how you do for remove this check for signature
Just remove the first commands within “META-INF/com/google/android/updater-script”.
You can identify the checks easily. They appear at the beginning of this file and they check for the date, Name, …
After that you have to save the file and sign it. Just Google how to sign Android zip files. Depending on which archiver Tool you use you can edit the file directly inside the zip file or you have to extract it first.
If you want to see the checks I removed, compare the file from within my zip file with the original 20160606 firmware.
ok thanks prof
I don’t know how to tell you this , but after all this now i know how to sign and remove all check and the firm work fine, so after i want to make firmware of ferguson avira 4k combo availabe in our k1 plus , and when the upload finish and reboot the picture become black the logo dispear and no recovery is possible; did you have any solution now like jtag , i will never try something in futur like this 🙁
I don’t know how to tell you this , but after all this now i know how to sign and remove all check and the firm work fine, so after i want to make firmware of ferguson avira 4k combo availabe in our k1 plus , and when the upload finish and reboot the picture become black the logo dispear and no recovery is possible; did you have any solution now like jtag , i will never try something in futur like this ?
Try to use the USB burning tool with an appropriate USB male to male cable. There is a post how to do on cnx.
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)
Does this firmware work for Mxq Pro?
@simo Where does the USB burning tool fail? How should I help you if I do not know what the error is? Since you want help you should try to make yourself as clear as possible. Could you verify the following? 1. You build/bought an appropriate USB male to male cable. 2. You did everything exactly as described here http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/04/16/how-to-firmware-upgrade-amlogic-s802/ 3. You read about shorting nand pins 29 & 30 and you checked if this is the same for the k1 plus. I just know there are some posts about that when people talk about using the usb burning tool.… Read more »
yes it work again the proble was in my cable USB , i change it and it work again thank you brother
what cable did you use?
please define “appropriate USB male to male cable”
USB type-A doesn’t have an ID pin, so i don’t understand all the OTG references. there’s no way to tell the type-A device to change role from host without the ID pin. am i mistaken?
I bought one for 3$ i don’y know wich type it is!!!!
Can someone give us the link for K1 EDITOR 0.4 PLZ
I am the author of this editor, and can be translated into English version 0.4. It’s fast. There is a need?
You can give the link for this plz
K1_PLUS_EDITOR_0_4_1.exe or K1_PLUS_EDITOR_0_4.exe
because i can’t download it from 4PDA
You can find it @ http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/08/10/dvb-channel-editor-tools-for-k1-plus-t2-s2-android-tv-box/#comment-530312
A big thanks i got it
No need for any ID pin, OTG can be handled by the box itself. It is a normal A-A USB cable. I never did it so I’m only 99% sure. I read the people build it simply from two old USB cables. Normally those do not have OTG functionality.
Did you succeed to properly root your 6.0 rom on the ki plus? I really can’t find a way….
ANDROID 6.0 work fine on k1 plus but no dvb and no dtv!!!!!!
Hi simo.Perhaps you can try this new update. It is for the dtv version : http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s905/others-ac/533234-k1-plus-amlogic-s905-4k-kodi-tv-box-android-5-1-1g-8g-2-4g-wifi-lan-hdmi2-0-3d-dlna-airplay-miracast?p=595996#post595996
You could flash this recovery http://www.freak-tab.de/abdul_pt/aml/TWRP_MiniMX.img and then you should be able to flash https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/supersu/download/zip/SuperSU-v2.78-201609011115.zip
I do not have a proof that it works because I never tried.
Also this should work to root your k1 plus…http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s905/tronsmart-ac/firmware-roms-tools-at/544216-new-ez-root-zip-for-all-s95-devices
Thanks Rose, but I decided to test xtreamer Android version and dislike it. After I flash back the ki plus signed firmware of Bag above (before I could only flash the not signed version). With the signed version ezroot method worked flawlessly. Regards.
Friend rose what method should I do to extract the firmware from KI Plus!
I would like to extract it from the box!
Need the folder’s dev
I am using other means more without success!
I have not tested this method yet, what do you think?
Details of what we need
If we can help, we’ll be grateful.
Personally I would install TWRP as recovery and then create a backup of the box. From that you Can extract anything. There is a a TWRP for the K1 Plus available.
Good teacher has some practical tutorial
A detailed path?
To avoid mistakes?
Howto install TWRP:
Good friend I have tried many but without success!
As well as this one here I do not see the TWRP logo
I even found one here worked.
I can not copy some folders
I always have an error
This encryption is very strong or TWRP does not work 100%
If anyone here succeeds please help
Folder can not extract or copy
Can’t you do a TWRP backup and extract the data you want from it.
Also since you have installed TWRP now, could you try if you still can boot from the SDCARD by hitting the button at the bottom with a toothpick? Wonderding since long if this still works afterwards.
Now how to unpack?
Which tool to use
And find the dev folder?
I see that there is little left now!
Which tool to use
Thanks for your help!
No words to thank.
has anyone tried this on mxq pro 4k (p201)?
Could anybody tell me if I can update the mxq pro 4k s905 Android 5.1.1 to the firmware of s905x Android 6.0.1 and be sure that it will work? Any advice greatly appreciated.
Sorry, this won’t work.
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft) what would you recommend for this tv box? I am having freezing issues and at times some applications are terminated as soon as I launch them. I have read so many articles that I am getting overwhelmed with all. At some point, I read that vendors were using the firmware from S905X into S905 devices and that it was going to work.
Here is the narrative I found regarding the S905 getting marshmallow update.
“Please note that currently most S905 TV boxes run Android 5.1, while Amlogic S905X devices are already running Android 6.0, so the latter may benefit from some small performance boosts due to more recent firmware. But in any case, that represents a side-by-side comparison of what you can expect from devices sold on July/August 2016, although some Amlogic S905 devices are now getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware updates.”
Here are the info in the About screen for MXQ Pro S905 I owe, which works wonderfully:
Android Security Patch: August 1, 2016
Build: p212-userdebug 6.0.1 MHC19J 20161101 test-keys
I bought a second one, which does not reflect the info. above and has issues so I thought vendor used the firmware of a S905X
Emphasis on “some” devices, as the manufacturer needs to port Android 6.0.1 to their hardware like WeTek did for WeTek Hub.
Hola Miguel, tengo este bicho.
Me podrías decir donde descargar android 6 para el MXQ Pro ?, gracias.
Hi friends, is there any (custom) firmware of Android 6 for amlogic s905 (like T95N) ?? if so I ask for the link….
stop screen on mbok of start system ..can you tell my at download frimwaer 6.0.1 please….
Android 6.0 for WeTek Hub has been released. Via email: WeTek has released the WeOS 3.0 operating system based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) for WeTek Hub, along with the re-stock of this highly sought after device. With the arrival of this new WeOS iteration users now will be able to experience Netflix in 4K directly from the WeTek Hub after downloading its AndroidTV version from the Aptoide apps marketplace. Other improvements include greater speeds and overall system stability. New units of WeTek Hub are now available at WeTek’s webshop. Users can now upgrade their devices to the latest operating system… Read more »
Can I installed the ported Android 6.0.1 M of WeTek s905 box on my MXQ Pro 4K S905 box?