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How to upgrade HiMedia Android TV Box firmware

HiMedia Q30 Android TV Box
HiMedia Q30 Android TV Box

Learn how to upgrade HiMedia Android TV Box firmware and keep your device up-to-date. Here is the full tutorial of how you can upgrade your HiMedia Android TV Box firmware.

HiMedia Android TV Box is one of many alternatives to IPTV solution. If you are an owner to any of HiMedia product, it is recommended for you to upgrade the firmware to its latest release.

In this post, you will learn how to upgrade your HiMedia Android TV Box:

  • Through Recovery Mode, which means all your saved data/setting/applications will be cleared or
  • Through the Settings menu which will maintain all your data (I prefer this method).

Following firmware upgrade methods are applicable for all HiMedia product including Android TV Box (Q1, Q3, Q5, Q8, Q10, H1, H8, M3, DVB-T2, Android Box (Q10 Pro, H8 Octa-core) and Android Box for Immigrant (M6).

See also how to use HiMedia remote control to control TV.

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Upgrade HiMedia Android TV Box firmware

Method 1: Through Recovery Mode

User data will be cleared.

  1. Download a new firmware and place the firmware onto the ROOT directory of a USB drive.
  2. Plug the USB drive into an empty USB HOST on the SMART TV BOX.
  3. With the SMART TV BOX turned off, use a paper clip or pen point to press and hold the small pinhole restore button on the SMART TV BOX.
  4. While pressing the restore button, turn on the SMART TV BOX. Continue to hold the restore button for 5 more seconds, then release it.
  5. The SMART TV BOX will begin upgrading the firmware from the USB drive.
  6. Wait for the SMART TV BOX to complete the upgrade. Please be patient as it may take around 5 minutes to complete.
  7. When finished, The SMART TV BOX will auto reboot.

Method 2: Through Settings menu

User data will not be cleared.

  1. Download a new firmware and place the firmware onto the ROOT directory of a USB drive.
  2. Plug the USB drive into an empty USB HOST on the SMART TV BOX.
  3. Go to Settings > System > System upgrade to select/click the letter of the USB drive.
  4. The SMART TV BOX will begin upgrading the firmware from the USB drive.
  5. Wait for the SMART TV BOX to complete the upgrade. Please be patient as it may take around 5 minutes to complete.
  6. When finished, The SMART TV BOX will auto reboot.

Note: DO NOT install previous firmware once the firmware is upgraded to the latest version.

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