July 6, 2015 by Ricey
Note: my guide is for AP6330 WiFi chip not bcm4335 chip !!! You need an alternative firmware !
*** USB burning tool guide inside ** thread here (mbox forum has gone replaced with this guide)
You’re here because these boxes have pretty lame support and anything you try through the updater normally ends with “This is the m8s device’s not the N200” which it is the N200 !!!
How to enter recovery this is a bit hit and miss on my box so far, the M8 is well supported and they seem to have that device cracked but beware ROMs don’t work so thinking you’re getting an updated device your wrong you’re going backwards for sure.
Recovery mode use updater if you have access to android if like me your stuck on boot logo after update its a match in the AV hole, some say click it in and power up its just trial and error (be calm it will work at some stage) hold it for 5-10 seconds screen goes out unplug, USB has been better for me over SD card (isn’t found any longer) for installing.
I’ll also add mine goes into recovery when the USB stick is OUT / UNPLUGGED !!
I’m still stuck with mount issues in SD card and the 4-5 ROMs I’ve installed only one stanes has installed but won’t over write the current rom my recovery won’t factory reset so I’m stuck until my USB a-a cable arrives to try USB disc burning software
Forum GONE !! *** Here using usb flashing tool next method (WORKS FINE) ***
I decided to try OPENELEC FOR ANDROID before the USB method and that installed with no issues see screen shot, only downside is that I can’t get back into recovery the normal way 🙂 HA hoping to wipe the device again when the USB A to A arrives (ROM HERE not sure its the latest openelec available GOOGLE CHECK)
Not sure I want just KODI but its a start back to a usable box !
SO Its October 20th 2015 and the box has been running a back dated rom, its been OK but not perfect, the main reason I use android over OpenElec is Torrent stream app (good for sports) but lately ProjectCypher is a lot better along with AceStream on the laptop
So do I revert to OpenElec AGAIN for speed ?? I think I might just move back !!!