How to update your TV BOX via SD Card(Rockchip), Method 1 via SD Card

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Some people may confuse about How to use the firmware to update on TV BOX via SD Card(Rockchip). Those people love the electronic product but actually, they don’t know what inside the Android TV Box. Here show you firmware upgrade via SD card.(for Rockchip)

Note: For Q1, Q2 Mini, Q2 Pro, Q3, Mxq Pro, Mxq Mini, K1, K1 Plus, K2!

Why does your Android TV Box need to update?

One day, we try to turn on our Android TV Box but it is not signal, even we check out every possible problem to fix it, but smart tv box still fail to work. We guess it dead, yet actually, update the firmware on the box may save it. However, most important please make sure it is the latest one!

For example Leelbox MXQ Pro mini(Rockchip):


No worse it is something broken on your Android box. And you try to make a factory reset but it is still get nothing better, cannot turn on normal. You may need to use the firmware to wake it up.


How to get the firmware of Android TV Box?

I suggest you not search on the website as there are supplied by different manufacturers, and those smart TV Box model change quickly. Apply Leelbox customer service for help, attach the Mac id which behind the box or if you lose it, go to setting, in the version you can see the version information about the box. It is better to give a picture of the remote. So that the customer service could give you the correct firmware(Rockchip).

Now you get the firmware, how to update?

1. Download the firmware from the link. (The customer service sent you)

Notice: There is no Burning Tool inside the Firmware File,  so you should download it firstly! Check here.

2. Make SD Startup Disk.

2-1.Copy SD_Firmware_Tool.exe to your PC, then open SD_Firmware_Tool program;

2-2. Insert SD card into the USB port of PC, choose disk or SD card, choose the file of MXQ-4K-RK3229-1G8G-6051-6.016.1-MV3-0627.img, then click Start Make, wait a moment SD Startup Disk ready.


3. Connect TV Box to TV set via HDMI Cable, Insert SD Card to SD Slot,then plug power in(turn on the box).



4. Using a toothpick (or Small wooden stick), insert into the AV port of Box



5. Press and hold the hidden button and power on at the same time( turn on the box).


6. Do not release the hidden button till you see the TV screen of Leelbox Logo.

7. The update will run automatically. When upgraded finished, unplug SD Card and restart the box.


Situation 1: Unplug SD Card until Card reader until 100%;

Situation 2:  Unplug SD Card when there comes out a message in the lower left corner.


This step may take a few minutes. Then it will go to this page.


6. Update will run automatically. When upgraded finished, the box will return automatically. You may wait for a few minutes.


Now you go the homepage of Leelbox.


Here attach the video—-How to upgrade TV BOX via SD Card(Rockchip)

See “How to upgrade Leelbox to Android 7.1 via PC.”

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

More firmware to tv boxes check here.



86 thoughts on “How to update your TV BOX via SD Card(Rockchip), Method 1 via SD Card

        1. Hi, friend, I suggest you take a photo to show me the box and the remote, also, in order to solve it more targeted, I need to know the detail message of the box, so please you go to the setting, and click on about, there will show you the detailed info about the tv box. How about you mail here: We will help you fix it.

  1. Hello,

    I am trying to update the firmware on my MXQ Pro, and using the MXQ_PRO_kodi17.1_20170523.img I am receiving an error saying opening firmware faileds! My MAC starts with 00:08

        1. We are really sorry for our late reply, my friend. Could you give me more detail ablout your tv box, your order number so that I can see the title of the mmodel you bought, for me to check when the tv box was made. Also I should know when did you buy this box. Our engineers are working day and night for the new models rush, we now contact sent you immediately. Waiting for your soon reply, apoplogise again!

  2. Hello, I have a MXQ Pro 4K, the MAC address on the back of the box is: 00:08:00:00:01:61. Currently it has Android 5.1 and I would like to upgrade it to Android 6 so I can install Kodi 17. Could you please send me the firmware? Can I install the firmware with the SD card or do I need to do it with a USB to a PC? Thanks for your help

    1. Hello, friend
      Yes, you can take this firmware for a try, both two methods you mentioned are available. It support to install the firmware with the SD card or do it with a USB to a PC. Try the below firmware, if you meet any problem, please let us know and we try our best to fix it with you together! Merry Christmas!
      MXQ PRO firmware android 6.0!hR0DVJ7S!ziRjwe_tAi_9LT-FDzvVA50gXSRcQTVBGxDsuIy9gmw

      Burning software:!VVt2WI6L!ot7uQzysPMnR8eK2iHYHe8E38QD4y2aU-3MyGuBExno

      Burning videos on youtube

        1. Hola, este artículo escribió antes de unos años, algunos firmware pueden estar desactualizados, ¿podría darnos el número de pedido y tomar un pohot de su artículo, escribir el número mac que está detrás de la caja para nosotros. Por favor envíe un correo electrónico a

    2. Hi, Pete
      How about you give me your email address? I would like to ask our customer service to help you so that u can do it in a right way. We would not disclosure your privacy. Waiting for your message. Thanks!

  3. Hi,
    I have an MXQ-PRO 4k with Android 5.1. It has a problem with the WiFi. It keeps disconnecting from wifi while my other devices (phones, laptop, tablet) are connected with no problem. I am wondering how I can fix it.
    I tried updating the firmware using both SD card and the burn image application, but none of them worked. Please let me know if I have to update the firmware for the wifi problem or there is another fix for it.


      1. Just a comment of your “support” and “no worry” so other people know how the support works.
        Your reply basically was: “your unit cannot be updated and you have to live with it”
        When I contacted you asking if there is any solution for Wifi problem, I got no reply.

        1. Apologize for this case again, we did try to solve wifi problem these few months, but it seems a tough task. The most possible is the android tv box wifi hardware damage, if it was this problem, if you bought from amazon Leelbox, and the unit still in the warranty, you should contact the customer service and ask them to give you an address to send it back to refix the box, then they may send you a replacement. In this situation, you can send the video to they, we are sorry that we can not access the store, but we stand with you. Last question, may I know when this wifi problem occurred?

          1. In response to your question, the WiFi problem started from around 4 months ago. Less than a year from purchase of the unit.

  4. Last night I tried to update the firmware of a Kingbox K1 (the MAC of the box starts with C42AF) with an image file RK-Kingbox-8703-6.0-MV7-1117.img downloaded from your “Firmware Update” page. I transferred the image file via the SD FIRMWARE TOOL onto a Sandisk SDSDQB-032G-B35 CLASS4 Micro SDHC and then I followed the instructions step by step but pressing with the toothpick and turning on the box nothing happened.
    Can you help me?
    Many thanks

    1. Hello, Mauro
      We are sorry to hear that, have you checked the firmware is in the line with your tv box or not? The method to brush tv boxes are different. It will be better to give us your email address, we will ask our customer service to give you support and try our best to fix your problem. Thank you.

        1. hi friend ,my box leelbox mxq s805 v3-1 rtl8189 unbrick .I used all the roads but did not have a red light. I do not know where the problem is

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          2018-01-09 12:47 GMT+03:00 Leelbox-tech :

          > Mauro commented: “My e-mail address is the same one I use to reply to your > blog. Many thanks” >

          1. Luay, what’s the mac number of your tv box? And I want to know what android version is your tv box? Have you ever upgraded this model? I suggest you could send your order number to the customer service if you buy on amazon shop. If your unit is the old one, the engineer may already stop the firmware upgrading.

  5. Hi, I recently purchased a Kingbox K1 Pro (Mac: C24AFE408910). It has Andriod 6 OS. Is it possible to upgrade it to Andriod 7.1. If yes, can I use the sd method?

  6. bonjour, j’ai mis a jour mes deux box. Je rencontre le probleme suivant les adresses MAC ont changé. L’application smart iptv ayant ete activé avec l’adresse MAC d’origine l’application n’est plus activé avec la nouvelle adresse mac.

  7. Hallo Leelbox.
    There are many people out there who don’t use Windows. They use Linux as the favorite os and is not in every case possible to run Windows tools under Linux. Can you please explain how they have to preparate the SD-card with Linux tools so that is possible to update the firmware of your boxes from the sd-card. I spend a lot of time at google but nothing fits realy. I have a Q1 box and want install the latest firmware release 7.1. Thanks.

    1. This is a very great and timely suggestion, Marco. We seldom consider this part, I have response your suggestion to our engineer, and we will try to work out that! Thanks a lot, and if you have any other suggestion, welcome to write to us.

      1. Leelbox thanks for the quick reply.
        I hope you found very quick a solution 🙂 not only for me. What I found at my search on google was this site: . They explain how it works for a Rochchip board and they use files that your tool also use e.g. sd_boot_config.config and the image file but I guess there is a part missing to detect the sd-card from the recovery mode for the upgrade. Another question is the correct content of the sd_boot_config.config. I tried it with …

        $ cat sd_boot_config.config
        #rockchip sdcard boot config file for factory
        loader_update = 0
        display_led = 1
        display_lcd = 1
        pcba_test = 0
        fw_update = 1
        demo_copy = 0

        but it don’t work.
        I am locking forward to your response.

        1. Hello, friend, we responded to our engineer, they met technical obstacles, temporarily unable to provide a way to use Linux, but we will seek a solution as soon as possible. Thank you for your kindly understand.

      1. Hi, having the same problem here with an MX9 pro. Rockchip RK3328. Failed to reinstalling new firmware, and now tried to follow your tutorial, but my SD_firmware_tool wont let me choose SD on step 1! Choosing firmware on step 3 it’s fine, but option on step 1 just stay blank, wont let me enter on PC…
        Another question, don’t known if I have the right firmware for this tv box rockchip, can you send me another to see if it is the same?

  8. Hi, my Leelbox Q3 with Android 5.1 needs to be update to Android 6 or 7. I saw all about how to do it but not working. Downloaded file is IMG. and Convertor from your site not working ! Can you help me ?

  9. For those having issues with mounting, after flashing. Make sure your using a SD Card without HC or XMBC technology. I was getting multiple errors. I used a 2GB standard SD card, the box flashed perfectly.

  10. Hi,

    I have the Leelbox M8S PRO with MAC C42AF. What is the latest firmware I can use? Can it be loaded via USB tool or do I need to use SD Card? When I tried making the SD card disk I get some error, not sure what it is because it’s in Chinese. Thanks for your help!

  11. Hello Friends,

    Today I tried all day to write the update image on a sd card, always aborted until I came up with idea to test different cards through. I then made it with a SDHC card 32Gb. If you use other cards, it will crash, no SDXC or similar, only SDHC or earlier will work. the support should mention that in his instructions. Thank you

  12. evening,I have problem mit MXQ pro4k ,I have bad issue in box,non stop stay mit blue light,I treid to install via sdcard firmware ,but non stop say:installacion bloked(not have map file),can help me leelbox team,

  13. I have a MXQ pro Amlogic S905x with Wifi Chip SV6051P . do you have a android 7.1 or updated firmware for that. I tried with Leelbox firmware but the remote is not working .

  14. Hi
    My tv box mxq mini does not boot anymore, may you give me a firmware to revive the tv box?
    The mac address is C42 AFE413123
    SERIAL NUMBER IS RK32291008KA 2+8
    Thank you

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