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  • #76
    Hi, Would the OTA firmware for the M8S Pro work on the KB2 Pro (3GB DDR4 / 32GB) ? they appear identical hardware wise and are both made by the same company (i.e Videostrong).

    Not sure why KB2 Pro is still on Marshmallow whilst the M8S Pro is on Nougat but would be good to upgrade to Nougat.

    Thanks in advance

    Shaun

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    • #77
      Originally posted by eddiepropane View Post
      Couldn't find this thread after the forum change so made a new one in the MECOOL/VORKE thread but just in case:

      Hi,

      A USB IMG has now been uploaded for the M8S PRO:

      M8S_PRO-NMF26Q-20170524.163713.V0321.img

      https://pan.baidu.com/s/1slc109B

      I am currently downloading

      Was offline most of yesterday but here you go:

      HTML Code:
      https://mega.nz/#!cSxTUTzB!o8g7nWbEBBSDi67GmPTWz9FJZS6oAZzHjbO1jZ3G-Lg
      Cheers, Bob.
      I am new in here. My box build is M8S PRO NMF26Q 20170505.084815.V0222. I downloaded the update firmware M8S PRO NMF26Q 20170524.163713.V0321.img.
      I tried the OTA update but the box couldn't find the update firmware. Therefore I wish to update through local USB. Will you please advise how to update my box with the new firmware(.img)?
      Any tools or instructions to follow so that my box will be upgraded to the new firmware? Thank you.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by ralphc View Post

        I am new in here. My box build is M8S PRO NMF26Q 20170505.084815.V0222. I downloaded the update firmware M8S PRO NMF26Q 20170524.163713.V0321.img.
        I tried the OTA update but the box couldn't find the update firmware. Therefore I wish to update through local USB. Will you please advise how to update my box with the new firmware(.img)?
        Any tools or instructions to follow so that my box will be upgraded to the new firmware? Thank you.
        When you downloaded, do you have a single zip file?

        If yes, unpack the zip file and there should be 3 files (factory update, m8spro ota zip file and recover image - Note of these 3 unpacked files do not extract this zip file)

        Copy the 3 unpacked zip files to the root directory of a clean micro SD card.

        Insert the micro sd card into the M8s Pro sd card slot and navigate to open the update apk

        Open local update and select the location of the sd card, select the zip file displayed and press update.

        Leave it to update until the update is completed.

        I have recently done it like this, but as always please read and proceed carefully and you do this at your own risk.

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        • #79
          Thank you Comeandgetme. My download(from eddiepropane) has one .img file only. What should I do? In the mean time, Is there any method to backup existing data before doing the update?

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          • #80
            Originally posted by ralphc View Post
            Thank you Comeandgetme. My download(from eddiepropane) has one .img file only. What should I do? In the mean time, Is there any method to backup existing data before doing the update?
            Download the zip from post #65
            https://yadi.sk/d/BsZXPQua3Jo4st
            Copy the "M8S_PRO-ota-20170524.163713.V0321.zip" file as is (do not uppack) onto a clean Micro SD card.
            Use the OTA updater app to flash firmware.

            To Backup your data, copy files to a USB disk using "ES File Explorer" or something similar from the play store. But the firmware update does not erase your Android STB unless you tick the factory & cache reset options.

            Be aware that there are a few issues with the 2017-05-24 update though. Have a look at Posts #70 ~ #73...

            Good luck.

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            • #81
              Thank you aspittles. I've upgraded to 20170524 firmware smoothly without any data lost.

              Thank you again to aspittles and also comeandgetme.

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              • #82
                Hi guys,
                I have one of these MECOOL M8S Pro 3 /16 Rom. I have issues with the device unable to play some of my streaming apps (The errors say that the device is rooted, even though it isn't), I am thinking of flashing the device with a Android 6 (Marshmallow) or even to 5 to get around the security issues. Has anybody either rooted this device, or know of a rom I could try?
                Thanks
                Leon (South Africa)

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                • #83
                  HI mohA2B,
                  Have you managed the root?

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                  • #84
                    Check out the post just above which relates to a 5/24 dated rom. Used this one and is not rooted. Works fine for me. It updates to android 7.1.1 Seems to work fine. Tried both roms and they work fine. The 5/24 rom works fine if you can live with the quirks of 7.1.1

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