If you want to update DroidBOX Media Centre (DBMC) to 16.7-00 and own an Android device running Marshmallow (5.0) or higher, this post details how to do so.

Please open the DroidBOX Market application on your device. It can be found in the app drawer, the shortcut for which is normally a circle with six dots, found in your homescreen.

If the theme is in general dark (see above), visit https://droidbox.co.uk/blog/droidbox-market and update to the more recent version of the DroidBOX Market first, before returning to this post.

  

If you own a DroidBOX device then check your OTA Updates application for a firmware update.

If DroidBOX Market’s interface is light, scroll to the right, then down to the TV & Movies section.

From here, click on the Kodi DBMC SPMC area.

Now click the DBMC entry and you should see a screen similar to the one shown here.

Select the Update option and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update.

 Confirm Update Installation

The first time DBMC is run after this update, you will see a progress bar. If you are greeted with a query whether to Wait or Close, please select Wait.

 

The first run there may be some updates that take place, if possible give the device three or four minutes to complete these now.

 

When you check the System Info entry under the SYSTEM menu in DBMC’s homescreen, it should now show DBMC 16.7-00

If you still see 16.6-0 or similar, go back to the DroidBOX Market and check if the Update button is still shown. If it is available, please try again.

 

Changes

The changes found since 16.6.0 are Python has been updated to 2.7 and the Kodi ZIP security vulnerability has been addressed.

 

Repositories that misbehaved (could not be contacted or did not reveal full contents) in earlier versions of DBMC should now function as expected.

 

Don’t forget that lots of add-ons and repositories are offline right now, check https://DroidBOXForums.com for more info in the Wizards and Add-ons areas. To keep good care of your device, ensure you always close the program down properly, before powering off the system.

If your device has Android 4.4 or earlier installed, DBMC 16.3.0 is the latest version that is compatible.