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T8-S and T8-S Plus Owners: An OTA Update Is Ready! < Back to All

April 9, 2016

No time to read just why you might want to upgrade? Like to have the latest version of everything running on your devices? Scroll to near the end please for the link to instructions!

Please note you will need up to 2Gb free space on your device. Please follow the steps at https://droidbox.co.uk/how-to/running-low-can-bring-you-down/ if you're not sure where large (often temporary) files may be residing taking up space.

If you have a phone or tablet with Android 6 (Marshmallow), then this update for our DroidBOX® T8-S and T8-S Plus will be of interest to you. With the DroidBOX® Share update included, you will now be able to use your handheld device to control the T8-S and T8-S Plus in more ways, with more devices.


Should your mobile device of choice happen to be Lollipop (Android 5) based, then you'll find the update allows Screen Mirroring, and finally if iOS 9 powers your pocket slab of silicon, you could well be delighted that AirPlay (where apps support it) will function with the DroidBOX® now.


If Google Cast (effectively turning your DroidBOX® into a Chromecast device) grabs your attention, then proceed to the OTA Update instructions for your DroidBOX® model link below, as you can now case YouTube videos straight to your T8-S and T8-S Plus...

Other changes include:

  • Updates to DroidBOX® Control Center and DroidBOX® Marketplace.
  • DBMC 16.1.2 and Kodi 16.1 RC2 added.
  • Auto Refresh rate switching added
  • Some improvements to the Launcher.

You'll find that there is no need to carry out a reset of the device after this update. Your applications and their settings will stay in place.

If you have any questions about this update, please do e-mail us - support@DroidBOX.co.uk along with your original order number.

Read on below for how to update the T8-S and T8-S Plus.


How to update for T8-S

Please follow the below video guide on how to update your T8-S.

How to Update for T8-S Plus

If you're not sure how to update your T8-S Plus device - have a quick read through of our article here first - https://droidbox.co.uk/how-to/how-to-update-t8-s-plus-droidbox/ .

Please follow the below video guide on how to update your T8-S Plus:

The screens below show the basics, once you've open the OTA Updates application. Don't forget to untick the "Download on Wi-Fi only" option if you're using a network (ethernet) cable with your T8-S Plus. The screenshots are for an older version update, don't worry that your screen shows a more recent number.

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The screens above should match yours. Once the download starts, you can click the Hide button and wait for the file to complete transferring.