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.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.
That’s one of the huge advantages of the Google Nexus line of smartphones. You see, its up to the manufacturer when they want to roll out an Operating System upgrade – if they want to at all. I hate to break it to you, but buying a TV box from someone you met at a local fair, or worse, a random person on e Bay or Craigslist is asking for trouble.
To be perfectly blunt, most manufacturers would rather spend their money developing new products than upgrading old ones. Sure, there are reputable sellers on e Bay – absolutely.
I think it sucks when I buy something and find that there’s no tech support after the sale.
Part of setting up your Android TV box is to make sure its got the latest firmware.
which is why we also recommend unlocking your phone while you're at it.
The Android that powers your phone is called, in more technical terms, firmware.
However, things do get different when it comes to Android since the entire mobile operating system is compressed and stored in a writable form called NAND flash memory.
All of this technical jargon essentially boils down to the fact that unlike your run of the mill firmware, firmware Android which is better known as Android ROM is open to modification.
If I started selling TV boxes (which I have NO plans to do – EVER), then that feedback that I earned as a buyer would carry over to my selling account.