How to unbrick any Amlogic devices. Create an bootable micro SD card in minutes.

Posted in Apr 8, 2015 in News, Tutorials, 36 comments

The easiest way to solve this, without need of short circuit of the NAND pins, is to use Amlogic BootcardMaker to make a bootable micro SD card with your device stock firmware

unbrick Amlogic

A few days ago I tried to update firmware on my Vigica C90T Android TV Box, something went wrong and I bricked it somehow. It dind’t boot up anymore, I could enter the recovery menu from micro SD card with stock firmware on it, but it was impossible to flash the firmware, I got always the same errors, something like:

E:failed to mount /data (Invalid argument)
can’t mount ‘/data’ (Invalid argument)
E:failed to mount /data (Invalid argument)
E:Can’t mount /data/log/recovery_log.txt

The easiest way to solve this, without need of short circuit of the NAND pins, is to use Amlogic BootcardMaker to make a bootable micro SD card with your device stock firmware, in my case I needed Vigica C90T 20150211 FW.

So download Amlogic BootcardMaker, download your device stock firmware, launch the application with administrator rights, select your micro SD card as removable disk to be used, tick ‘To partition and Format’, then Click ‘Open’ and choose u-boot.bin from your device stock firmware package. Now press ‘Make’ button and when it’s done just copy all the firmware files to micro SD card (aml_autoscript, factory_update_param.aml, firmware.zip, recovery.img, u-boot.bin, unlock_autoscript).

Now insert the micro SD card in your Amlogic device and power on. You will be able to enter into recovery and the firmware will be flashed automatically. When the TV BOX reboots, remove the micro SD Card, this step is very important, wait 4-5 minutes and the update will completed. Next, follow the regular procedure and flash back to your stock firmware if this was from another Amlogic device, everything should be back to normal now.

Mentions:
– You can simply use this method also just to update your Amlogic device firmware.
– Download Amlogic S802 firmwares from here.
– Download Amlogic S805 firmwares from here.
– Download Amlogic S812 firmwares from here.

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My Vigica C90T is now back to life now!

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  1. 1 Steve said:

    Thank-you so much for this!
    this helped me to unbrick my Amlogic S812 based M8S.

  2. 1 Jason said:

    I cant find the u-boot.bin file in the stock firmware for the s805? how do I find it.

  3. 1 Michael said:

    Hi

    Is there a way to use a USB stick? I have a brickes s806 which has no SD slot….

    BR,
    Michael

  4. 1 Yolanda said:

    Any U-boot.bin file for the CX-S806 (S812) box?
    I can’t go any further than the recovery menu, but I have no firmware, I can’t use USB Burning tool because I get the parse image burning fail message.

  5. 1 danyrolux said:
  6. 1 Chuck said:

    This worked for my M8 Box. Thank you so much.

  7. 1 Bellbo said:

    I inserted the SD card and get to the boot loader, but when it reboots, and I remove the SD Card, all I get is a purple screen.

    I also tried holding the reset button whilst powering up. I see the little Android guy and a progress bar saying “Installing”. Then it reboots. I removed the SDCard, but I’m back to the purple screen!

    Any thoughts?

  8. 1 Luis26 said:

    Help me!!! My tv box MXQ Amlogic s805 is bricked, the method bootcardmaker and flash tool not working.

  9. 1 Harry said:

    Where can I find u-boot.bin for my bricked ott amlogic s805 tv box

  10. 1 danyrolux said:

    Download several s805 firmware and search inside archives, you’ll find the file…
    http://chinagadgetsreviews.com/?s=s805

  11. 1 mick said:

    Hi ya were did you download firm ware Rom with u boot.bin .file in thanks

  12. 1 Ian Micallef said:

    Bootcard Maker worked for me. You just need to find the right firmware. Keep trying. There’s a lot of clones out there using different WiFi chips etc … so it will not work unless you get the right firmware.

  13. 1 Antony said:

    Version kot49h.20151009 test keys can not find it , where can I find it ? tanks , wifi does not work and the other firmware is not going well

  14. 1 Vince said:

    thanks

  15. 1 John said:

    uboot.bin file missing is really pissing me off looking for a needle in a haystack!

  16. 1 Chris said:

    Hi I have Megatron full rom is there anyway to change this I have um-m8 box Ian looking for another firmware hope you can help

  17. 1 A said:

    hi will this card method work even if its only red light showing, no blue light at all thanks

  18. 1 asdfrrr said:

    WHERE IS U-BOOT FOR OTT BOX YOU RETARDS!!!!!!

  19. 1 Jermaine said:

    I have ”mxq ott tv box” when i plug it inn only the red light comes on and nothing more, its not even taking the hard reset… wat can i possible do to fix my box from home so i can get it up and running again, and what are the tools that am going to need in inorder to flash the box manually etc

  20. 1 Mark B said:

    My EM6Q-MXQ box is stuck with red light on and it wont turn on. Any suggestions please

  21. 1 Rui B said:

    how to make the SD CARD? i dont find u boot and other files. anyone can help me?

  22. 1 olivo said:

    Hi people… I need real help… I need to unbrick My Amlogic 8729MX_1.1
    I was updating software and then, it went off and now is just on red light and don`t even recongnize the tv or else.
    Please help me out

  23. 1 Klaus J. said:

    Hallo,
    it works not for Vigica C100S. it´s run successful with code 01000000 . but after restart it doesn´t boot. I tryed “Amlogic usb burning tool v2.0.6.2build 2
    but it stops at 4% because my nand chip H27UCG8T2E is unknown.

    is there an other way to flash the nand or to run the image at sd card ?

    Thanks Klaus

  24. 1 Mike K said:

    OTT BOX TICTID MXQ Pro u-boot.bin file please

  25. 1 Justin said:

    Working with S905 Devices also. T95 2G model.

  26. 1 iCanuck said:

    Relax people and stop freaking out about where uboot is………take bootloader.img and rename is u-boot.bin!

  27. 1 Richie said:

    My Mx 111 box not reading to the computer

  28. 1 Mc said:

    Hi.
    The Stock Firmware I got from your site (S905) does not have u-boot.bin or a bunch of other files, only an img file.
    How do I mount this img to get the files inside ?
    thanks

  29. 1 sunny said:

    can i use usb disk in doing so

  30. 1 Eric said:

    I update ted my M8 box and my box is broken can you please help

  31. 1 omar said:

    The u-boot.bin file is in the ota zips u just extract the bootloader.IMG file and rename u-boot.bin

  32. 1 sotiris said:

    When pushing make button it shows an error message and doesn’t make my sd card bootable. Why?

  33. 1 Makina said:

    How do u change img to bin ? Tryed just just renaming it not workin ?

  34. 1 rami said:

    hi.
    pls firmware for Amlogic S912 !
    Thanks…

  35. 1 jase06 said:

    hi i have a qbox s905 2gb 16gb
    is there any other way of recovery tried bootcardmaker but didnt work tried usb to usb lead it detects it but errors on 2percent i have nothing on screen pin in the jole doesnt do anything just blue light on box itself
    hopefully you have some ideas only had it 4 days

  36. 1 Theunbound1 said:

    Had to try several different combinations of sd cards and readers to get the bootmaker to find my sdcard. eventually I put a micro sd card into a full size card adapter (so now it physically looks like a full size sdcard), then put the adapter into my full size sd card reader (not a multi-card reader, or reader that appears as an external hard disk), finally I had to rename it to SDCARD in windows file manager before the boot maker program would see it. I renamed it to BOOTME when the boot maker did the format option.


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