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Old 15-06-2019, 06:12 PM   #2101
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$89 for mi box s at mi shop
1 year warranty.
No need to wait for delivery
Only for father day
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Old 16-06-2019, 01:36 PM   #2102
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Pretty simple. I usually use Burn Card Maker method without using PC.
https://androidpctv.com/firmware-upd...x-soc-amlogic/
Bro, my TX5 Max failed to boot but from what I read, the flash can be performed using USB drive as well. However, it keeps booting up in recovery even when the USB device (created from Burn Card Maker) is plugged in.

Anything I did wrongly?
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Old 16-06-2019, 02:10 PM   #2103
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Bro, my TX5 Max failed to boot but from what I read, the flash can be performed using USB drive as well. However, it keeps booting up in recovery even when the USB device (created from Burn Card Maker) is plugged in.

Anything I did wrongly?
Never used a USB drive. I do not think it will work. I always use an uSD card with USB Burn Card Maker.

If USB Burn Card Maker does not work, I will use the USB A Male to Male cable and use the Windows 10 laptop.
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Old 16-06-2019, 03:15 PM   #2104
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Hi xiaofan, just check with you izzit tvb anywhere for mobox a only for premium user? How about N shield? Thanks
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Old 16-06-2019, 04:57 PM   #2105
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$89 for mi box s at mi shop
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Which Mi shop did you buy from? TQ
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Old 16-06-2019, 06:11 PM   #2106
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Hi xiaofan, just check with you izzit tvb anywhere for mobox a only for premium user? How about N shield? Thanks
Yes, the TV version is only for paid users. It works with boxes like Mi Box S and Nvidia Shield TV.
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Old 16-06-2019, 11:13 PM   #2108
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Bro, my TX5 Max failed to boot but from what I read, the flash can be performed using USB drive as well. However, it keeps booting up in recovery even when the USB device (created from Burn Card Maker) is plugged in.

Anything I did wrongly?
Never used a USB drive. I do not think it will work. I always use an uSD card with USB Burn Card Maker.

If USB Burn Card Maker does not work, I will use the USB A Male to Male cable and use the Windows 10 laptop.
Yeah, I made another boot using MicroSD card and it didn't work (boot right into recovery).

It looks something like this



I then use a USB A cable but PC can't seem to detect the box. I'm now out of ideas how to recover the box .
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Old 17-06-2019, 12:11 AM   #2109
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Saw it at bedok mall B2 mi store.
I didn't buy. Already have a few tv box
Not sure whether it is still at this price from Monday.

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Which Mi shop did you buy from? TQ
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Old 17-06-2019, 08:33 AM   #2110
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Yeah, I made another boot using MicroSD card and it didn't work (boot right into recovery).

I then use a USB A cable but PC can't seem to detect the box. I'm now out of ideas how to recover the box .
The USB driver is pretty picky, especially with Windows 10, you may try different USB port to see if that helps. You may have to use a different PC. If you have Windows 7 PC that may help as well.

I have not tried to flash Tanix TX5 Max yet myself because there is no official FW from Tanix website yet.

But you can try this.
https://androidpctv.com/firmware-tanix-tx5-max/

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Old 17-06-2019, 08:45 AM   #2111
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Yeah, I made another boot using MicroSD card and it didn't work (boot right into recovery).

It looks something like this


I then use a USB A cable but PC can't seem to detect the box. I'm now out of ideas how to recover the box .
for some of the boxes, you just need to insert the sdcard , turn on the power, and the box will start to flash firmware . remember not to use reset button during boot.

for some version of firmware update, you can use the option [apply update from ext] in the recovery menu.

before your attempts to flash firmware, have you try doing wipe cache partition, factory reset from the recovery menu? sometimes these methods can recovery the box without flashing firmware.

if you still cannot recover the box, explain in fine details how did you create the sd card and how did you use the usb method - you might be doing the wrong way but no one in the forum can tell if you just say "use a USB A cable but PC can't seem to detect the box"
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Old 17-06-2019, 10:07 AM   #2112
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The USB driver is pretty picky, especially with Windows 10, you may try different USB port to see if that helps. You may have to use a different PC. If you have Windows 7 PC that may help as well.

I have not tried to flash Tanix TX5 Max yet myself because there is no official FW from Tanix website yet.

But you can try this.
https://androidpctv.com/firmware-tanix-tx5-max/
I'll try it when I'm back at home. So I download the zip file and update via Ext right?

for some of the boxes, you just need to insert the sdcard , turn on the power, and the box will start to flash firmware . remember not to use reset button during boot.

for some version of firmware update, you can use the option [apply update from ext] in the recovery menu.

before your attempts to flash firmware, have you try doing wipe cache partition, factory reset from the recovery menu? sometimes these methods can recovery the box without flashing firmware.

if you still cannot recover the box, explain in fine details how did you create the sd card and how did you use the usb method - you might be doing the wrong way but no one in the forum can tell if you just say "use a USB A cable but PC can't seem to detect the box"
Hi Gregory, I tried wiping and factory reset but they all gave errors. I'll try with the microSD card without using the reset button tonight.

I followed this guide https://androidpctv.com/firmware-upd...x-soc-amlogic/ and created both the USB thumb drive and microSD card using an .img file (http://geekbuying.mediafire.com/file...90221.img/file) using Burn Card Maker. It says keep the flash mode button (reset button) pressed but it always end up booting into recovery instead of flashing.
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Old 17-06-2019, 11:35 AM   #2113
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I'll try it when I'm back at home. So I download the zip file and update via Ext right?



Hi Gregory, I tried wiping and factory reset but they all gave errors. I'll try with the microSD card without using the reset button tonight.

I followed this guide https://androidpctv.com/firmware-upd...x-soc-amlogic/ and created both the USB thumb drive and microSD card using an .img file (http://geekbuying.mediafire.com/file...90221.img/file) using Burn Card Maker. It says keep the flash mode button (reset button) pressed but it always end up booting into recovery instead of flashing.
Just to add, I've also tried this but my box just doesn't appear on my PC (Windows 10) after using the toothpick method (method 1).

https://androidpcreview.com/how-to-u...date-firmware/

Burning tool downloaded from http://www.tanix-box.com/Tanix-Files...ool_v2.1.6.zip
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Old 17-06-2019, 11:49 AM   #2114
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I followed this guide https://androidpctv.com/firmware-upd...x-soc-amlogic/ and created both the USB thumb drive and microSD card using an .img file (http://geekbuying.mediafire.com/file...90221.img/file) using Burn Card Maker. It says keep the flash mode button (reset button) pressed but it always end up booting into recovery instead of flashing.
your androidpctv site has good and complete instructions to guide you, I suggest you go through the steps again.

if using sdcard, try to get card with small capacity. If you can't boot from the card, you have to try it again by formating it first, using sd formatter from sd association

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/

if using thumbdrive, try with different usb ports.

if using usb cable, try to use older windows, best with win XP, should work on win7 too. Remember to try it on different usb ports, if you box has more than one usb port.

if you can't find laptop with old windows, read the note on the androidpctv page about the tweaks you need for win10.

last resort is to use method 3 [FLASH FIRMWARE WITH UBOOT.BIN FILE]

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Old 17-06-2019, 12:19 PM   #2115
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your androidpctv site has good and complete instructions to guide you, I suggest you go through the steps again.

if using sdcard, try to get card with small capacity. If you can't boot from the card, you have to try it again by formating it first, using sd formatter from sd association

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/

if using thumbdrive, try with different usb ports.

if using usb cable, try to use older windows, best with win XP, should work on win7 too. Remember to try it on different usb ports, if you box has more than one usb port.

if you can't find laptop with old windows, read the note on the androidpctv page about the tweaks you need for win10.

last resort is to use method 3 [FLASH FIRMWARE WITH UBOOT.BIN FILE]
Interesting.

I'll try to use a smaller capacity card (using 64GB) but doesn't Burn Card Maker format the card before creating the boot image?

I'll try to see if Windows 7 works and I've tried different USB ports on both the box and PC (Win10).

It's kind of odd why my TX5 Max just refuse to boot when my wife was using it just the night before flawlessly.
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