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Android 7.1.2 update T8 V box upgrade and run Android 7.1.2

Latest Android 7.1.2 update T8 V box

We are pleased to announce our much loved T8 V is getting a makeover. Today we release the 7.1.2 Android update for the T8 V.  If you would like to upgrade an EBox T8 V, you will need. A Windows PC and a USB to USB cable. At this time we are unable to use the OTA (over the air updates) to upgrade to 7.1.2 due to all the changes, we have had to make with the OS. You do not need to upgrade to 7.1 this is optional. You could quite happily stay on Android 6.1 and the EBox T8 v will continue to work and receive OTA updates as normal. Any T8 V TV boxes that are ordered will be shipped with the Android 7.1.2 update from today.
EBox T8 V TV box 7.1.2
EBox T8 V TV box 7.1.2

How to update T8 V TV box from Android 6.1 to Android 7.1.2

Steps

  • Download the T8 V 7.1.2 firmware image from here
  • Download the NEW USB_Burning_Tool.zip
  • Connect the T8 V to the PC using A USB to USB cable (use the OTG USB port on the back of the T8 V)
  • Open the .zip that you downloaded and move the USB_Burning_Tool folder, to the PC desktop
  • Open the folder “WorldCup_Device” and click “InstallDriver.exe”
  • Now click on the USB_Burning_Tool.exe file to start the burning tool
  • Click the second tab in the top left-hand corner. To change the language to English
  • Now click on File and import
  • Use the file browser to locate the T8 V firmware image downloaded in step 1
  • Once the image has finished importing, click start
  • The update will now start once compleated disconnect from the PC
  • Finished the T8 V will be running Android 7.1.2

Full detailed instructions

Click here to download the Amlogic USB burning tool.

Once you download the NEW_USB_Burning_Tool.zip, extract the USB_Burning_Tool folder to your PC’s desktop.

Connect your T8 V box to your PC

Before installing the USB burning tool, make sure your T8 V is connected to your PC using a USB to USB cable. The USB burning tool will install the drivers that your PC will need to have in order to communicate with the T8 V box.

Install drivers for your T8 V

If you open the folder WorldCup_Device, you will see the InstallDriver.exe. This will install the required drivers for the T8 V. First, connect your device to the PC then click the Driver Installation wizard, your TV box needs to be connected to the tool to know what drivers your TV box needs.

Install the Amlogic USB Burning Tool on your PC

Open the folder “USB_Burning_Tool” then click the “USB_Burning_Tool.exe” to start the USB burning tool.Once the setup wizard opens click yes to all the options.

Change the language on the Amlogic burning tool

Click the second icon on the top bar to reveal the option for changing the language.
 

Import the T8 V 7.1.2 firmware image

Locate the T8 V Firmware you downloaded using the file tab/ Import images on the top left-hand side.

Untick the overwrite key

It is important that you untick the overwrite key box on the right-hand side of the screen as in the image below

Click start to update The T8 V

Click start and the upgrade process will start.

 Click stop when it shows 100% burning successfully. The T8 V box has finished updating.

Conclusion

This is an easy tutorial that shows you where to download the USB burning tool and how to use it. You can use the Burning tool to upgrade or update an Amlogic TV box. If your TV box has any issues you can always follow this guide that will show you how to fix a TV box the easy way.

Pros

Latest Android 7.1.2 EBMC based Kodi 17.6 Update Android 6.0 to Android 7.1.2 TV box

Cons

You need A windows PC

Welcome Android 7.1.2 update for the T8 V box
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15 Comments

  1. 2simpe

    Is there a way to root the box? Need to use a few apps which require root access.

  2. gqhoon85

    P.S just to clarify I already manually installed the 7.1.2 update, the recent OTA update pushed out to fix some bugs is the one I’m having trouble with, just wondering if anyone else has had the same issues with OTA application crashing when trying to install update. Cheers

  3. r.mah

    Kind of sad that you need a Windows PC to do this upgrade, why no Mac?
    The world is not just Windows

  4. david.robertson40

    im just getting a corrupted file when i download the image

  5. kevcooper60

    After upgrading to this firmware my T8 is now painfully slow , does not load my build correctly…hangs on working when trying to open an add-on . I have to keep clearing cache etc. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks

    1. fender62

      did you reset the box after flashing nougat ? you should

      1. kevcooper60

        Thank you . This seems to have sorted it. 👍👍

      2. kevcooper60

        Sorry I was premature with reply . Yes it worked 1st time after reset . But now gone back to being painfully slow again. Seems to be on every 2nd reboot ( start-up) . Thanks

        1. fender62

          i went into settings/apps and uninstalled some of the apps i have no use for, i also installed root uninstaller, to remove even more useless apps in my op, some were running in the background, so i zapped them. if you make a mistake you can always reset back, aptoid, plex, netflix, ipvanish, voice search, …to name a few, i also installed ccleaner.

  6. fender62

    remember the usb will power the box to install the firmware, so unplug the box’s power supply

  7. kevcooper60

    T8 V will not connect to pc/usb burning tool. I’ve done this process many times before so I’m a bit miffed. Any Suggestions. Thanks in advance.

    1. EntertainmentBox Post author

      Try a different USB to USB cable, you need to use one that has also supplies power.

      1. kevcooper60

        Hi , thanks for reply. I have tried 3 usb to usb cables…on all three the box go from nothing lit to red standby is this correct or should the power light be blue. Thanks again.

    2. fender62

      you dont need a fancy over priced usb cable, paid a £1 on ebay..and no it’s not powered, whatever that means..

    3. gqhoon85

      The Ota update for the T8-V also does not work to update 7.1.2, says its ment to stop all the app crashing but ironically the Ota application always crashes at last install button selection, have reset all the apps, even factory restored but same problem, have chatted with staff twice and they said they would get back to me but nothing yet, love the box but crashes like crazy even when all applications have permissions enabled. Any help appreciated. (Paul)

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