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Firmware Links for Q7 Devices

Discussion in 'Q7' started by ChrisM, Mar 8, 2016.

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  1. ChrisM

    ChrisM Administrator Staff Member

    Please note this file was designed for the original DroidBOX Q7 device. This device was known as a CR11S.

    It should definitely not be used on a DroidBOX device other than the Q7.

    It may be compatible with devices from other manufacturers, but we can not take responsibility for any damage done. You are welcome to try, however if your box does not boot up, it will be your responsibility.

    Do not flash this file if you do not know which device you have.

    If you are on a Mac, you may need to this first: https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=31919091


    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlRdlhGu3fjihmntiYCN4mpQYf9b - AP6210

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlRdlhGu3fjihmi_dmbQpZj3XOlu - MTK

    This thread will describe the process for upgrading the firmware on your Q7 device. Sometimes known as a CR11S.

    There isn't an easy way to tell which WiFi chip is in your device, without unscrewing the case and invalidating the warranty. Instead, I'll write out the process for upgrading the firmware, and include two download links.

    Your Q7's WiFi will work if it is the right firmware. If you flash one firmware, and everything is working OK except for your WiFi, then please repeat the procedure, but use the 2nd firmware file instead this time.

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlRdlhGu3fjihmi_dmbQpZj3XOlu - If your Q7 has an MTK WiFi chip, this firmware will allow WiFi to work.

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlRdlhGu3fjihmntiYCN4mpQYf9b - This firmware works with Q7s that have AP6210 WiFi chips.

    You will need the drivers and a program to flash your Q7 from your Windows PC. They are available from https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlRdlhGu3fjihlnllfEYxvFaIuTE and https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlRdlhGu3fjihlit4Zg8z6z3vL44 respectively.

    Extract (using 7-zip (free), WinZip, WinRAR or even Windows built-in utility, ) the contents of RK Release_DriverAssistant.zip, and store it somewhere you can easily remember. Run the "DriverInstall" program and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Now extract RKBatchTool1_7.zip to a folder, and again make sure you remember where it has been placed!

    You will now need to an unusual USB lead - with a full size USB plug at each end. Plug one end into your PC, and the other into the USB socket on your device that is marked as OTG. If you don't have one (some batches from the factory include this lead in the box), then Amazon stock them here. Horvak from the old DroidBOX forum found a 5 metre long version that worked here.

    Disconnect the power lead from your Q7, hold down the RESET button on your device (a pen or thin match should do the trick) for about 5-10 seconds. If nothing happens, keep the switch held down and reconnect the power adapter for your Q7.

    Once the driver installation is complete, please open the RKBatchTool folder you previously extracted, and run RKBatchTool--1.7.exe . If the drivers have installed correctly, then under Connected Devices, "1" should be green.

    If that doesn't happen, and you're using a USB hub to connect the Q7, try a direct connection to one of your computer's USB sockets, and if you have a choice, select a USB2 (rather than USB3) socket.

    Click the ... button at the top right corner, and point it to the folder you stored the Q7_KitKat_MTK_T018.img (or DBX-Q7-AP6210-1.0.5-14.2-w2.0.2.img if you're now using the AP2610 firmware) file in, earlier on in this message. Select the IMG file and click the Restore button, and wait until the process completes.

    Once the firmware flash has completed, you can disconnect it from your PC. The first time you turn the Q7 on you will find it takes a bit longer than usual to boot up. If any set up screens are presented, complete them and select which launcher you want to use, if asked. Once you reach the Android launcher homescreen, please wait 20 minutes for applications to complete installing.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2017
  2. ChrisM

    ChrisM Administrator Staff Member

    If you are using Windows 10 on the PC you use to flash your DroidBOX device, you will need to use RKBatchTool v1.8.
    My thanks to RobertH for the heads up on this.


    If your version of Windows isn't configured to open ZIP files, you may need 7-zip (free), WinZip or WinRAR.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
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