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Discussion in 'iMX6 (Android)' started by billymcintosh, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. billymcintosh

    billymcintosh New Member

    new here hi, but could someone please help me with a download link for the original firmware for xbmc (v12/frodo) for imx6 ( android )devices. or firmware that will upload to that model. thanks billy
     
  2. Nigelar

    Nigelar Well-Known Member

    Firmware is box, chipset and often supplier specific. Even if there is a droidbox imx firmware available (check the how-to pages via the main web page), there is no guarantee it will work on a generic imx6. If it is just xbmc v12 frodo you want it may still be available on the official kodi site. There are sites which also store various firmwares - can't remember their url but google may help. But again, there is a risk of incompatibiliy and bricking the box.
     
  3. billymcintosh

    billymcintosh New Member

    have tried on google cant find any firmware for box, it actually says gbox xbmc tv box. model imx6 streaming player . do you think xbmc v12 frodo firmware would work.
     
  4. Nigelar

    Nigelar Well-Known Member

    I have no idea. You will have to check the spec of a gbox xbmc tv box very carefully and compare to your box. Even then there is the risk you may brick the box so I can't recommend anything. Entirely up to you if you want to try it. Good luck.
    Btw xbmc (or even ) Kodi is not a firmware. It is an application. If that is all you want to try it will generally be safe.
     
  5. David Savage

    David Savage Moderator

    Might be time to upgrade to a droidbox and as it's soon to be black Friday you might get a bargain.
     
  6. billymcintosh

    billymcintosh New Member

     
  7. billymcintosh

    billymcintosh New Member

    thanks for trying , but mate bricked box and need original firmware to put on the amologic card to unbrick the box. i know how to install kodi each time they bring a new version out. i have a different box mines a m8 4k.if you come up with some idea be grateful.
     
  8. billymcintosh

    billymcintosh New Member

    dont need one mate , trying to to sort out box for a mate. i have m8 4k. thanks anyway
     
  9. David Savage

    David Savage Moderator

    So must be old as it's running Frodo which is nearly 4 years old approx.
    Plus the imx6 box had issues with kodi 15.0 isengard and above. That's why I mentioned about a new box.
    You have a m8 4k box that's nice, but you might have to trace were your friend brought it to get the right firmware to reflash it.

    Good luck
     
  10. toonarmy9752

    toonarmy9752 Member

    Try Matricom.net for gbox firmwares
     
  11. billymcintosh

    billymcintosh New Member

    hi there , thanks for your reply the box he says was from china but they were the selling agent for droidbox.co.uk. he has also showed me the proof that its a droidbox make..as i said need firmware to put on the amalogic boot card to unbrick the box. cheers
     
  12. billymcintosh

    billymcintosh New Member

     
  13. billymcintosh

    billymcintosh New Member

    will have a look tonight, do you think it will be compatible. cheers for reply to enquiry
     
  14. toonarmy9752

    toonarmy9752 Member

    what proof is it that shows it to be a droidbox unit
     
  15. toonarmy9752

    toonarmy9752 Member

    I remember some years back getting a box that was marked as droidbox with the familiar green droidbox label - however at its heart was an MX2 and it had mx2 matricon software in... it hence my suggestion
     
  16. David Savage

    David Savage Moderator

  17. billymcintosh

    billymcintosh New Member

    thanks for your help . probably got a point as on the site were he bought it the contact address states to get intouch with droidbox.co.uk. will try and find out what is actually on the box. thanks
     
  18. billymcintosh

    billymcintosh New Member

    tried that firmware, it only loaded as far as saying data and cache failed, thats when i tried another firmware and ended up bricking the box. but in the past using the amalogic boot card and using the right firmware it unbricks the box.thanks for advice.
     
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  19. David Savage

    David Savage Moderator

  20. David Savage

    David Savage Moderator

    Plus it's running lolipop so as it stands it's ready for kodi 17.1 krypton.

    Regards
     
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