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  • [OTA UPDATE Stock ] 20171103 MECOOL M8S PRO AMLOGIC S912 ANDROID 7.1 TV BOX FIRMWARE

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    Glad to share the firmware for MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box

    OTA Update Firmware

    File Name: M8S_PRO-ota-20171030.162112.V0619


    Source: blog.geekbuying
    Last edited by trebor; 11-03-2017, 17:09.
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  • #2
    i have custom recovery, can you tell me how to install this update ? Flashing via twrp ?

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    • trebor
      trebor commented
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      This is a Stock OTA thru update backup.

  • #3
    If you have a custom recovery (e.g. TWRP), you'll need the .img file or a modified OTA update that fixes the environment checks in their updater script. If you give me a few minutes, I'm uploading both now to my FreakTab.org file share here.

    UPDATE: Here's the a version of the OTA update that will install with TWRP: http://freaktab.org/5d1306cce48f4c3b
    Last edited by Magendanz; 11-03-2017, 14:11.

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    • #4
      of course I can wait

      last (hopefully) question ! Τo perform the upgrade must first or after do wipe, so the box does hard reset ?

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      • Magendanz
        Magendanz commented
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        In general, yes. The only time you could potentially get away without a data wipe is for an incremental release of the same firmware. It's more problematic when switching between OEM and custom ROMs, especially when switching to and from Android TV.

    • #5
      And here's an Amlogic burn package of this OEM firmware: M8S_PRO-20171030.162112.V0619.img

      Flash burn package with Amlogic USB Burning Tool or BootcardMaker.

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      • #6
        Originally posted by Magendanz View Post
        And here's an Amlogic burn package of this OEM firmware: M8S_PRO-20171030.162112.V0619.img

        Flash burn package with Amlogic USB Burning Tool or BootcardMaker.
        it should be M8S_PRO-20171130.162112.V0619.img like as original ????

        Can you anwser me if after update do it hard reset or not ?
        Many Thanks !

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        • Magendanz
          Magendanz commented
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          Nope, original is M8S_PRO-ota-20171030.162112.V0619.zip.

          The GeekBuyring blog uses their post date, which is sometimes significantly later than the OEM firmware release date. In this case, it's only five days (20171030 -> 20171103)

      • #7
        Many thanks for those updates Magendanz. Just to make sure, are these okay to flash on my 3/32 M8S Pro? Or are they only for the 2/16?

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        • Magendanz
          Magendanz commented
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          Yes. Both DTBs are included.

      • #8
        ... And of course trebor for the original post!

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        • #9
          One more question please Megandanz. I currently only have the basic Android recovery. I have a TWRP recovery.rom which is supposed to work with the M8S Pro or any S912 chip (it was actually made for the T95Z) but I have been unable to flash it.

          If I use USB Burning Tool, can I upload the recovery along with the ROM.

          Or, do you have a TWRP version that definately works with the M8S Pro that I can download please? Any advice would be greatfully appreciated!!
          (I realise I have asked more than one question!) :-)

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          • Magendanz
            Magendanz commented
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            I usually rebuild TWRP with the latest OEM kernel when I receive updates. Here's the latest for the M8S Pro: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AoqocX31ecnXgZxsFu9QS6bno7kpKA

            It should be identical to what's in the latest release of my Nexus custom ROM for the M8S Pro.

        • #10
          Hi guys.

          Flashed the new .img yesterday. Not to my liking so I soon flashed back

          In this build, the Android bar at the bottom is no more and I couldn't see any way of recovering it in Settings. Also there is a new version of Play Store that couldn't find my VPN app, or Gmail, so no good for me. Am I missing something? Or has anyone else found this with the new build?

          No big deal as I like to tinker and get more flashing experience

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          • #11
            Can someone tell me step by step to install this OTA update via TWRP? I'm using nano stock rom by magendaz right now and I want to go back to original stock rom just to check out if there were any improvement. Thanks in advance.

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            • Magendanz
              Magendanz commented
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              The OEM OTA update has a bug in their script that prevents install on TWRP. I've posted a fixed version here: http://freaktab.org/5d1306cce48f4c3b

              Note: I've already incorporated this new OEM firmware update into my latest Nexus custom ROMs for the M8S Pro.

          • #12
            I use(d) a MECOOL M8S Pro box with S912, which is now worthless ...
            I also installed this update, and this was a big mistake. Like shaft65 it noticed that it is Android TV, and it has restriced access to the google play store. Amazon Prime Video was perfectly running with the previous version, but it stopped working after this update. I received the previous running version from the distributor with AML file, firmware ZIP and recovery.img. I copied these files on SD card. When i try to boot the recovery, the box hangs after showing the MECOOL logo. In the next step i loaded TWRP for Android 7 and tried to boot it from SD card - same problem, box hangs after MECOOL logo.
            Normal installation also fails "There is a newer version installed". Any idea, how i can flash back the previous working firmware?

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