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How To Backup And Restore Android Box Firmware

Android TV Boxes have become a popular device for watching content on the big screen. These boxes can either be running Android OS or Linux, but they all can’t be used forever – at some point, you’ll need to restore your device to factory settings in order to install a new operating system. In this article, we will show you how to back up and restore Android box firmware!

What is The Android Box?

Android Boxes are small, inexpensive set-top boxes that run the Android operating system. They’re popular among cord-cutters and streaming enthusiasts who want to watch live TV and movies without having to rent or buy a separate TV and movie player.

Android firmware is the software that runs on Android Boxes. It contains the core applications, drivers, and settings that make your Android Box work as expected. The firmware also stores information about your box, such as the version of the Android operating system installed, your box’s serial number, and your box’s settings.

How to Backup and Restore Android Box Firmware

To back up and restore Android Box firmware:

  1. Open a web browser on your computer and enter into the address bar.
  2. Enter your Google account credentials (if you have them) and click Sign In.
  3. On the main page, click Back Up Your Box to start backing up your box’s firmware.
  4. If you have more than one box, repeat steps 2-4 for each box.
  5. When the backup is complete, click Backup Complete. You should see a report that indicates how much space you’ll need to store the backup.

Downloading the Latest Version of Android Box Firmware

Android box firmware can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website or by downloading an app from the Google Play Store. The firmware is typically updated monthly, but there may be times when it is updated more frequently. Follow the instructions on the manufacturer’s website or in the app to download and install the latest firmware.

Back up your Android box firmware before updating it to ensure that you have a copy of the original firmware for restoring if something goes wrong. If you are using a USB drive to store your firmware, make sure to back up your firmware first and then copy it to the USB drive.

Installing a Backup File From Your PC

Android boxes are always in a state of flux, whether it’s because of firmware updates or new games being added. This means that you might not have a complete backup of your box if something goes wrong.

Luckily, there is an easy way to back up your Android box’s firmware. All you need is a USB drive and a copy of the Android box’s firmware file. You can then restore the firmware on your USB drive if something goes wrong and you don’t have a backup. Here’s how to do it:

1) Plug in your USB drive to the Android box. If the USB drive is empty, the Android box will ask you to create a new folder on the drive. Make sure you do this; otherwise, you won’t be able to save the firmware file to the USB drive.

2) On the Android box, open up Settings and scroll down to Backup & Reset. Click on Backup Now to start backing up your box’s firmware.

3) The backup process will take some time, so be patient. When it’s finished, click on Restore from the same menu item to load the firmware file on your USB drive.

4) Plug in the USB stick to your PC and, in the My Computer window, right-click on it and select Format. Follow the instructions onscreen.

5) You should have a “new” folder filled with the firmware files. Copy that folder to another USB stick if you ever need to restore the box from its backup (which is really unlikely). If you’re using an Android TV box, you can do this too. All you need is a phone or tablet with a USB port and Google Play installed.

Restoring the Device to Factory Settings

If you have a tablet or phone that is not running the latest Android firmware and you want to go back to the factory settings, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Back up your device’s data using a reputable backup app such as Time Machine or Carbonite. This will help if something goes wrong during the restoration process.
  2. Restore your device to its factory settings using a factory resetting tool such as Factory Reset Tool for Android or Resetter for Android. Be sure to back up your data again before proceeding.
  3. Proceed with the restore process and make sure to pay close attention to the warnings that appear during the restore process. If something goes wrong, you can always restore your device from the backup you made in Step 1.


Android box firmware can be a bit of a headache if it goes wrong. Thankfully, there are a few ways to back up and restore Android box firmware in case something goes wrong. Whether you need to roll back an update or just want to make sure your device is always up-to-date, following these steps will help you safeguard your Android box firmware. Thanks for reading!

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