Video Tutorial: How to easily update firmware on Qintaix R33 TV Dongle

Posted in Jul 4, 2018 in Tutorials, no comment

This tutorial is for Qintaix R33 TV Dongle with Rockchip RK3328 as CPU. You can buy Qintaix R33 Android 7.1 TV Dongle from Aliexpress.com for a very good price. For wholesales access this link.

Here you can read about the unboxing of Qintaix R33 TV Dongle. First impressions & Quick Review here.

 

1. OTA Firmare Update
Make sure to connect your Qintaix R33 TV Dongle to your WiFi hotspot. In the main window of the launcher open ‘OTA Update Center’ application and press in the bottom on ‘Detection of update’. If there is a new OTA update, download it and after press ‘Install now’ button. R33 TV Dongle will boot into recovery and will start to install the update. When it is done, it will reboot into new firmware. The first boot will take longer than usual. The latest OTA firmware version is now ‘R33 RK3328_ANDROID7.1.2-20180702’

1. Windows PC Firmare Update
– First download from here and install Rockchip Driver Assistant v4.5, make sure to Disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 10.  If you have problems just read here how to to easily install Rockchip Rockusb Driver for Windows 8.1 x64 bit.
– Download Rockchip Batch Tool v1.8 from here.
– Download latest Android Nougat 7.1.2 firmware for Qintaix R33 TV Dongle from here. (update_7.1.2_rk3328_QINTAIX_R33_ap6255_20180702.img)
-Next, launch Rockchip Batch Tool, press ‘…’ button and choos the firmware image update_7.1.2_rk3328_QINTAIX_R33_ap6255_20180702.img, then connect Qintaix R33 TV Dongle to PC via USB cable and press Reset button for 2-3 seconds, after the PC will detect the device, the first square in ‘Connected Device’ from Rockchip Batch Tool will become green and then you  are goo to go. Press ‘Restore’ button and wait for a few minutes until the proccess is finished. You will get the message ‘Upgrade Done Success <1>’.  Press ‘Exit’ button and you’re done. Connect Qintaix R33 TV Dongle to your TV and power it on. The first boot will take longer than usual.

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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