Today DroidBOX are happy to announce OTA Updates for both our DroidBOX® T8 Mini and iMXQpro models
First we'll cover the T8 Mini changes to be found in this new firmware. Once installed, you will find that both DBMC (now updated to 16.3.0 with the TDB Maintenance tool add-on built in) and the Remotr applications are ready to use.
You can read more about the Maintenance tool at https://droidbox.co.uk/blog/dbmc-16-3-0-with-tdb-maintenance-tools/ or watch the video below. DBMC's compatibility with librtmp streams has been improved, as well as a memory leak that is now plugged.
If you missed our post on using Remotr to play your PC's games on your living room TV, you can catch up with it here - https://droidbox.co.uk/blog/droidbox-and-remotr-announce-integration-partnership/ , where you will also find two further videos covering what it does, how to install it, and a demonstration of it in action.
We've also updated OpenELEC; a cleanup of the interface in places, tweaks have been applied to a few functions, and a bug found in some situations when the resolution was switched has been squished.
Finally, if you previously had difficulty accessing Android's Recovery menu then this latest OTA update should resolve that for you.
Secondly, we have a similar update for our iMXQpro model, see above for greater detail, but you will also find Android's DBMC has been bumped to 16.3.0 with the same TDB Maintenance Tool add-on included, and the same librtmp stream compatibility and memory optimization is in place.
How To Update
For both models, power up your device and then bring up the list of all installed applications (don't forget to ensure you're in Android if you own a T8 Mini!) and start the OTA Updater app.
You should see a notification about this new update being available, if not click the bottom entry to force a re-check. You can now click the download button.
As the firmware downloads, you can close the initial pop up window, as the progress bar is more reliable in the main screen. Once the download has completed, you'll be asked if you want to install it (click the Install button). Please watch the screen carefully as you may see a request similar to the one below. You need to click the Grant button for the device to proceed with installing the update.
Now leave your device alone as it installs the update and boots up for the first time. After it loads, and you can see the launcher's homescreen once more, check the box is connected to the internet, and then wait for 10 minutes. PLEASE DO NOT REBOOT OR POWER OFF until 10 minutes has passed. You can now start using the box.