So I’ve put together a list of all the major Android TV box manufacturers complete with all of their models and a link to their latest firmware.I’ve also included the date the firmware was released, if available.If the software on the box is changed in any way, using a generic firmware upgrade may “brick” the device. They have a community of tweakers and firmware developers that may be able to help. Custom firmware is, by its nature, more quirky than a stock firmware. Sometimes the firmware is designed to fix bugs and be more stable. But sometimes, it’s built to test the performance limits of the device. As I mentioned above, is a great resource for custom firmware. ‘Bricking’ is a term to describe when a piece of electronics (TV box, tablet, phone, etc.) won’t turn on, or turns on to a black screen. If you’ve bought a TV box that is popular enough, it’s a chance that someone developed a custom firmware for it. I have no interest in selling TV boxes, or being involved in that side of the business. They may have nothing in common with the original, or even be made by the same company.For example, you can have several different versions of the G-Box TV box – made popular by Matricom. If you bought a “G-Box TV box”, you may have a Matricom device and you may not. The box may have the same components, but there’s a good chance it won’t. Since they buy their devices in bulk from manufacturers overseas, a lot of people can sell the same box.The best bet is to contact whoever you bought it from and ask them for an update. Trust me: you don’t want me creating firmware for you. 🙂 Because the Android TV box market is so big, there are a hundreds, if not thousands, of small sellers that are looking to make a quick sale. To upgrade the firmware, you may not want the manufacturer. Here’s why: After someone buys a bulk shipment of TV boxes, they (maybe) add a custom Kodi build, or hire a developer to make some custom software for it.Then they sell it – usually on e Bay or Craigslist (see above), but maybe on their own website.
Meaning it has nothing to do with how I treat my buyers.So I thought I’d post the most frequently asked questions here to help you.For more streaming device frequently asked questions, head on over to my main FAQ page.This truly miniature multimedia computer running Android™ allows you to download a multitude of applications (Apps), and get the most from the Internet (surf, e-mail, widgets, etc.), just like you do with your desktop computer.And like your desktop computer, using one of our accessories, you can connect a keyboard and mouse.