Apr 6, 2015

How to unbrick any Amlogic devices. Create an bootable magic micro SD card in minutes.

A few days ago I tried to update firmware on my Vigica C90T Android TV Box, something went wrong and I bricked it somehow. It dind't boot up anymore, I could enter the recovery menu from micro SD card with stock firmware on it, but it was impossible to flash the firmware, I got always the same errors, something like:

E:failed to mount /data (Invalid argument)
can't mount '/data' (Invalid argument)
E:failed to mount /data (Invalid argument)
E:Can't mount /data/log/recovery_log.txt

The easiest way to solve this, without need of short circuit of the NAND pins, is to use Amlogic BootcardMaker to make a bootable micro SD card with your device stock firmware, in my case I needed Vigica C90T 20150211 FW.

So download Amlogic BootcardMaker, download your device stock firmware, launch the application with administrator rights, select your micro SD card as removable disk to be used, tick 'To partition and Format', then Click 'Open' and choose u-boot.bin from your device stock firmware package. Now press 'Make' button and when it's done just copy all the firmware files to micro SD card (aml_autoscript, factory_update_param.aml, firmware.zip, recovery.img, u-boot.bin, unlock_autoscript).

Now insert the micro SD card in your Amlogic device and power on. You will be able to enter into recovery and the firmware will be flashed automatically.  When the TV BOX reboots, remove the micro SD Card, this step is very important, wait 4-5 minutes and the update will completed. Next, follow the regular procedure and flash back to your stock firmware if this was from another Amlogic device, everything should be back to normal now.

- You can simply use this method also just to update your Amlogic device firmware.
- Download Amlogic S802 firmwares from here.
- Download Amlogic S805 firmwares from here.
- Download Amlogic S812 firmwares from here.
Enjoy, share is love!
My Vigica C90T is now back to life now!

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14 comentarii:

Anonymous said...

i don't see the u-boot.bin anny where

Thufayel Ahmed said...

For M8S Box you need to hold down the reset button (located in AV) when you power ON the device.

Filipartcrew said...

I have the M8S, holding the reset button doesn't do anything. Just the blue light on front and the red light on the back.

Unknown said...

Yah mine too, I flashed new firmware and it failed now it's a black screen, blue light, and the toothpick method won't boot into recovery

Eric Gutierrez said...

where the hell do you find the uboot.bin iv been looking for 2 days now

Stefan Danut said...

Try here http://chinagadgetsreviews.com/?s=boot.bin

Stefan Danut said...

or here http://chinagadgetsreviews.blogspot.ro/search?q=boot.bin&x=5&y=11

Unknown said...

bhai logo hm b is samasya ka samadhan dhoong rhe hain

V Guerra said...

for s905 MXQ PRO 4K please?

Unknown said...

How do I find which firmware I need for my box?
It is an mx box.

Herry Johnson said...

Shenzhen Bi-Union Electronics Technology Co., Ltd was founded in 2009 and located in Bao’an district of Shenzhen. It is integrated with R&D, production, distribution &marketing .Our main products as a series of full HD box , mxq pro, DVB-C, android tv box. HDD media play ,IP TV , Internet tv box , google tv box and Tablet PCS.

Curtis Owens said...

can anyone help me to short the nand pins on amlogic s905? computer won't even see mxq pro box

Curtis Owens said...

what are the correct pins to short on amlogic s905 MXQ Pro 4K? My computer can't see the box with USB and nothing else will work Please Help!

David Marcelino said...

Where can I find the firmware files to put into micro SD card (aml_autoscript, factory_update_param.aml, firmware.zip, recovery.img, u-boot.bin, unlock_autoscript) for a Minix Neo X8-H (Amlogic S802-H)?

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