Download Android Nougat 7.1.2 stock firmware for Z28 TV Box

Posted in Jul 16, 2017 in Firmwares, TV Boxes, 15 comments

This firmware is for Z28 TV Box with Rockchip RK3328 as CPU. Flash Sale Alert! You can now buy Z28 1GB+8GB TV Box from Gearbest for only $29.99 with free shipping. You can now buy Z28 2GB+16GB TV Box from Gearbest for only $39.99 with free shipping.

Z28 TV Box

Download Android Nougat 7.1.2 stock firmware for Z28  TV Box from here, here or here.  Download previous firmware from here.

Download Rockchip Driver Assistant v4.4 from here and download Rockchip Batch Tool v1.8 from here.

Firmware details
Archive: LUSHEN_XJH_ZY168_V00_A7_1_RTL8188ETV_RKMC_Z28_20170524104049
Model: Z28  TV Box 1GB
Image file size: 504 MB
Platform: Rockchip RK3328 / RK322H
Image: LUSHEN_XJH_ZY168_V00_A7_1_RTL8188ETV_RKMC_Z28_20170524104049.img
Build number: rrk3328_box-userdebug 7.1.1 NMF26X eng.root.20170523.194754 test-keys
Firmware version: 7.1.2f
Boot version: 2.38
Company: rockchip
Model number: Z28
SDK version: RK30_ANDROID7.1.1-SDK-v1.00.00

Caution: Please do not update firmware unless you know what you are doing, you really want it or it is absolutely necessary. Firmware updates may occasionally have bad results, like bricking your device, temporarily or permanently. The firmware update process is done entirely at your own risk. Before attempting to update the firmware, back up your data.

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  1. 1 firmless said:

    This is a 1GB model firmware? My 2+16GB won’t boot/load this firmware from the SD card. And the Batch Tool does not detect my Z28.

  2. 1 Anthony said:

    This is meant to be flashed with RK batchtool, also make sure to install driver. Simply hold reset button (hole under Z28) and plug usb male to male cable into the usb 2.0 port on the box.

  3. 1 Stephane said:

    This new Z28 7.1.2 firmware is also suitable for Alfawise Z28 Pro 2/16 Go ?
    Is this new firmware correcting the 720p interface mode lock ?
    Many thanks

  4. 1 Anthony said:


    Z28 pro has a different wireless card so I don’t recommend you flash this firmware. The 720p lock is still present on this firmware.

  5. 1 firmless said:

    The Z28 acts/installed as a “portable device” if “usb connected to computer” option is selected in developer mode/options. But Batch Tool would not recognize it. Batch Tool will recognize the Z28 if the Z28 was initially powered up with the reset button depressed while plugging a USB cord from the OTG port to the computer. No need to plug in the Z28’s power cord since the usb is providing power to the box.

    Something did changed after the flash but my z28 is still on 7.1.1 according to “about”. And the “4K”intro screen repeats 3x on boot now. Is it too much to ask for >720p Youtube and online browsing?

  6. 1 firmless said:

    To stream >720p from Youtube, enter the URL/ in Chrome which will then enter “desktop” mode with higher resolution options if available. The images do looked sharper but with a lot of down sampling/decoding artifacts.

  7. 1 firmless said:

    I am able to set 1080 browsing and Youtube (available option) through ADB for my 2+16GB Z28. The swipe selection windows are a lot smaller and don’t have images. But texts are clearer and smaller as expected.

  8. 1 firmless said:

    According to AIDA64, my Z28 (7.1.1) is a rooted device.

  9. 1 firmless said:

    Apparently, setting the resolution and dpi/”density” ( my 23″ 1080 is set at 200, default is 720 at 160 ) don’t require root access.

  10. 1 victor said:

    Is the Amazon Prime Video App working on this Z28 ? I always end with “the app ha stopped” as soon as i start watching a video.

    Can some one confirm please ?


  11. 1 firmless said:

    I think the Z28 doesn’t have DRM on/enabled. It would be an issue with commercial venders.

  12. 1 Paul Johnson said:


    The comments seem mixed on whether this ROM will work for my 2GB/16GB version of the Z28. Is anyone able to confirm for certain whether this ROM/Firmware is suitable for the 2GB version please?

    Also, does it upgrade to 7.1.2? Again, views on this seem mixed.

    Thank you.

  13. 1 Paul Johnson said:

    Sorry……, another couple of questions:

    1) Does anyone happen to know the official manufacturer of the standard Z28 and is there a website?

    2) Anyone aware of any website that seems to have an active Z28 community on it?


  14. 1 Alex said:


    Can you change the build tags to “release-keys” instead of “test-keys”?
    There are a lot of apps that are blocked for testing builds.

  15. 1 Gevorg said:

    I cannot make in-app purchase for “Torrent Stream Controller” app. It says that I don’t have access to google account.

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