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Monday, October 3, 2016

How to Update your MXiii 4k Android TV Box

This guide will show you how to update the firmware of your MXiii. It is originally written for the Tronsmart Vega S89 but it should work for all Amlogic TV Boxes

There are two ways to update the firmware for the MXiii 4k Android TV Box

1) SD Card flash method
2) USB Burning Tool with windows PC to flash

It depends on which firmware you get, if you just get one *.img file, then you should use the burning tool to flash. if you get firmware like this:

then you can use the SD card to do the update.

Now let’s check the two update methods:

1) SD Card update Method

-Download the firmware, and you will usually get three files,:factory_update_param.aml recovery.img  and one ZIP file.
- Copy all of the firmware file(factory_update_param.aml recovery.img, u-boot.bin and one ZIP file) to one sd card;
- Make sure your  device is powered off and the power cable is removed.
- Insert the SD card with the extracted files in the root directory.
- Insert a match or a toothpick to reset button – you will feel a click. (the reset button is in the AV hole in the back)
- Power on the MXiii by inserting power cable, while holding the match in the reset hole.
- It will boot to recovery and it'll start installing the ROM. Good. It will restart when finished (you can connect with HDMI cable, so you can see the update process in your tv or monitor)

And now let’s check how to use USB Burning Tool to flash the firmware.

USB Burning Tool Update Method

Download the usb buring tool HERE

extract the file:USB_Burning_Tool_v2.0.0.140306_Alpha_x86.rar
and you will get an *.exe file, run it, and follow the instruction,it will help to install the burning tool on your pc.
In order to make sure you don’t have drivers problem, we suggest you to install this tool in your pc first:

Now run the usb burning tool, you will see this:

Click “file” and choose”import image”, choose the .img file you just downloaded

Now it’s important step, Make sure your ΜΧiii device is power off, use the micro usb cable to connect MXiii with PC. use the toothpick to press the update button(hide in the AV port hole), and at the same time, connect the power adapter with vega s89, press the power on button(keep press the update button during this time), and then the burning tool will find a new usb device:

and then click start button to flash. It will take 5-8 mins to finish the flash.


  1. I'm trying to update my MXIII 4K box but the burning tool doesn't do anything like you show there! I downloaded the firmware but when I import it into the program nothing happens! If I use the adb sideload command I can communicate with the box but not with the burning tool. Any idea why the program doesn't work?

  2. In the bottom window showing HUB5-1,2,3, and 4, I dunno where you got that but there is nothing in the program like that.