How to Manually Update Android TV Box in 5 Minutes or Less (2022)

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This step-by-step tutorial will show you How to Manually Update Android TV Box to the latest software in 5 minutes or less.

Android TV Boxes have become some of the most popular streaming devices on the market today.

There are numerous variations that users can choose from to stream Movies, TV Shows, Live TV, and more.

Oftentimes, Stock Android Boxes do not automatically update to the latest firmware which forces users to manually install them.

We can easily do this by downloading the update from the developer’s official website and installing on our device.

In this tutorial, we provide screenshot instructions as well as a video guide that provides important details.

The following guide shows how to update Android TV Box manually using a MECOOL KM2.

However, this process is similar for any generic Android Box including X96 Max and more.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Updating generic Android TV devices oftentimes requires a factory reset of the device.


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Make sure to back up your data including Movies, TV Shows, Photos, and more to a USB drive so you don’t lose your media.

Official Android TV devices such as NVIDIA SHIELD, Chromecast with Google TV, and more typically do not factory reset when installing an update.

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How to Check for Updates on Android TV Box

1. Open Settings.

open settings

2. Choose Device Preferences.

choose device preferences

3. Click About.

click about

4. Scroll down to see the current version installed on your device.

current android version - update android tv box

5. Visit the official website of your Android Box device to find the most recent software version available.

android downloads

If you find a newer version available than the one displayed on your device, you can manually update Android TV Box using our instructions below.

How to Update Android TV Box Screenshot Guide

1. Insert USB Drive into your Android device. Click Notifications in the upper right-hand corner of your device.

click notifications

2. Click to select your Drive.

click to select your drive

3. Choose set up as removable storage.

click set up as removable storage

4. Click Format.

click format

5. Wait for USB Drive to Format.

wait for usb drive to format

6. You will encounter “USB drive is formatted” notification.


NOTE: If your device is unable to format the USB drive provided, you must format it as FAT32 using the video guide below:

How to Format USB Drive as FAT32 on PC/Mac

7. Remove USB from device and plug into your computer. Visit the official website of your Android device and click the download version for your specific device.

choose update version to update android tv box

8. Click Standard Download to download the zip file.

click standard download to update android tv box

9. Wait for file to download.

wait for file to download

10. Click OK to Save File.

click ok to save file

11. Insert downloaded file into USB Drive directory and choose Save.

choose save to update android tv box

12. Remove USB Drive from computer and insert back into Android Device.

13. On your Android device, Open Settings.

open settings

14. Choose Device Preferences.

choose device preferences to update android tv box

15. Click About.

click about

16. Choose Update.

choose update

17. Click Local Update.

click local update android tv box

18. Scroll down to find your USB Drive and select it.

select usb drive to update android tv box

19. Click Confirm.

click confirm

20. Click Update.

click update android tv box

21. Wait for update to install.

wait for update to install

22. The device will begin to reset.

device will reset and update android tv box

23. Return to the About Section to see if you have the latest version installed.

android tv update check latest version to update android tv box

That’s it! Your update is complete.

Return to the home screen to see your new Android TV Update. Enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Update my Android TV Box?

You can manually update android tv box by downloading the update from the developer’s official website.

Should I update my Android Box?

Yes it is always recommended to update your device to the latest software to get the most out of it.

What is the Best Android TV Box?

There are tons of fabulous Android Boxes including NVIDIA SHIELD, MECOOL, and more.

Does updating my Android Box reset the device?

Yes. Oftentimes updating your Android TV Box will reset the device to factory settings.

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3 thoughts on “How to Manually Update Android TV Box in 5 Minutes or Less (2022)”

  1. Pedro D Rodríguez Sr

    Hello guys and gals¡!
    I have been trying for a long time now to update my TOX1 Android box from Android 9 to 11. I have to say that the official site has been of no use in this matter. So does ANYONE here knows how to update this box to Android 11 ¿? It’s a Trust On X TOX1 with 4gb RAM and 32gb ROM . Hope someone in this community can help me. Thank You !!

  2. I have a T95X2 Android Box 8.1 and am looking for a reputable download site for the latest O/S, hopefully “10”. Model simply says TvBox, 32gb storage, 4gb Ram. I would like to do it VIA a USB Flash Drive. You were a Great Help with another Box I have been playing around with; onn. Android TV UHD Streaming Device, in which I was able to expand storage and delete bloatware per your instructions and hoping you can help me on this.
    Thank You Troy

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