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

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,, recovery.img, u-boot.bin, unlock_autoscript). [Update] You can also download Amlogic Burn_Card_Maker v2.0.2 from here, this tool has more options to use.

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.

– 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.

Enjoy, share is love!
My Vigica C90T is now back to life now!

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  1. Steve says:

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

  2. Jason says:

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

  3. Michael says:


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


  4. Yolanda says:

    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. Chuck says:

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

  6. Bellbo says:

    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?

  7. Luis26 says:

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

  8. Harry says:

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

  9. mick says:

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

  10. Ian Micallef says:

    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.

  11. Antony says:

    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

  12. John says:

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

  13. Chris says:

    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

  14. A says:

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

  15. asdfrrr says:


  16. Jermaine says:

    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

  17. Mark B says:

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

  18. Rui B says:

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

  19. olivo says:

    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

  20. Klaus J. says:

    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

  21. Mike K says:

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

  22. Justin says:

    Working with S905 Devices also. T95 2G model.

  23. iCanuck says:

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

  24. Richie says:

    My Mx 111 box not reading to the computer

  25. Mc says:

    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 ?

  26. sunny says:

    can i use usb disk in doing so

  27. Eric says:

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

  28. omar says:

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

  29. sotiris says:

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

  30. Makina says:

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

  31. rami says:

    pls firmware for Amlogic S912 !

  32. jase06 says:

    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

  33. Theunbound1 says:

    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.

  34. viju says:

    My amlogic s805DVB-6212. Modal this box cccam supported software link send sir pleas

  35. olaf says:

    Hi my Box Model Number: V8 Plus DVB-S2 amlogic s805DVB-6212, cccam does not work, the program does not decrypt channel. The box is good only no decryption.
    What can I do?

  36. RAUL CRUZ says:

    Hi need help can we get a fix for the MXQ pro 4k Still having problems with the google store app .
    not working anymore the new store app getting app not compatible
    android Lollipop 5.1.1

  37. Eddy says:

    Go to Settings – More Settings – Apps – Google Play Store and press the uninstall updates button
    This worked for me

  38. gshock says:

    I am getting ” disk error” –> ” fail to partition the disk” prompt box message in the bootcardmaker main screen. how do I fix it?

  39. Oluremi Alabi says:

    My mxq pro 4K amlogic s905 tv box got damaged by electric power surge such that it no longer function. I discovered the CPU has been affected. What steps should I take to have the box repaired. Thanks

  40. Alberto Resan says:

    Is it possible to send a reset command or some code via LAN to reboot my MXQ S805 STB device.?
    When program freeze i need to go all the way downstairs to turn the device off and on again.

    Many thanks


  41. Karim says:

    Hi guys, i brick my Qbox 905xs, i also tried this but nothing. After do this operation my tv box cant detect hdmi they have not signal. What can i do please help me

  42. viju says:

    Hi my Box Model Number: V8 Plus DVB-S2 amlogic s805DVB-6212, cccam does not work, the program does not decrypt channel. The box is good only no decryption.
    What can I do?

  43. viju says:

    But bisskey working

  44. jack says:

    Great i have absolutely to try downloading the firmware for my mxq pro 4k from the entertaimentbox site 🙂

  45. kevin charlton says:

    Will there be a Mac OS X version of the Amlogic Bootcard Maker soon? I have a bricked H96 Pro Plus box and need to flash it.

  46. Marty says:

    Can’t find the files for the s912

  47. Marty says:

    I need help to find them firmwer for amlogic s912

  48. Khalil says:

    I need help.
    I have MQX TV Box – M201.
    There is a TV Channels application startup the system and when ever I restore the factory setting I still got the same application.

    How could I install a fresh firmware and make it as new?


  49. Khalil says:

    Thank you

  50. Ofer says:

    The solution did not work for me, I got the message “status 7 error”

  51. kiko says:

    Hi good night.
    I have got a bricked Vorke Z6 plus. I need u-boot.bin from this tvbox an i can´t found.
    Have you got this file to unbrick mi tv box?
    Could you help me?
    Thank´s so much.

  52. ashraf says:

    hi everybody my mxq 4k tv box stuck on android word tried downloading firmware open and copy to sd card then reboot go to update from sd card but says failed to pick up file or something like that also tried downloading burn card maker on my laptop but does not open then tried downloading usb burn tool but that doesnt pick up my tv box also my laptop running on windows 10 can anyone help been struggling for days thanks

  53. Tommy says:

    Does anyone have an easy recipe for a reboot on a to sunvell Oreo 8? I’m just not technologically capable or so it seems ?? thank you and please help ?

  54. Daniel says:

    Hi dear i looking for the files to umbrick s905w processor emmc (not nand flash)… I Will use uart conection, because it die just show red light after try downgrade to android 6.

  55. Guilherme says:

    Muito obrigado!!

    Minha box estava completamente morta, nem abria, nem conectava a TV, mas graças as suas informações deu tudo certo.

    T95z plus android 7.1.2

  56. kadir says:

    Hi I have a tablet current processor amlogic processor but i could not repair my tablet with the files you share here because turkey is an input device, the computer sees it as the drivers of the world my device but accept the files you give the program my tablet brand is casper, but my software only has an SD card software, so if I sent it to you, would you help me to write it on the computer, or please contact team viewer and help me. I’m sorry for the bad English.

  57. Bruce says:

    Hi I cannot reboot to recovery mode anymore after I try to upgrade, box stuck at the spash scene and no matter how I press the reset button no usage at all, will bootcard working in this case?

  58. docdish says:

    Hi, is it Possible to get dv8120 amlogic s905 stock firmware

  59. SABRİ says:

    GT-KİNG Pro C922H seri numaralı kutuya pc den bağlanamıyorum yeni rom ve firmware yükleyemiyorum hepsini denedim nedenini bilen varmı

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