Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

For the latest Droidplayer Firmware and install instructions please see below.

*The latest downloads and instructions can be found on this new page


Click on the ‘Available here’ link next to your device name to download the latest Firmware then follow the instructions below.

*To identify the model of your device, turn it upside down and inspect the model name located on the sticker.


Current firmware versions are:

(Kodi14) Droidplayer Quadcore M8N – v2.4.8           Available here                  Released: 25/02/2016
(Kodi14) Droidplayer Quadcore M8S – v1.0.1           Available Here                  Released 11/08/2016
(Kodi16) Droidplayer Quadcore MXQ – v1.8.8          Available here                   Released: 01/07/2016
(Kodi14) Droidplayer Dualcore MX2 – v1.8.3             Available here                  Released: 13/04/2016

*Please note* these are base firmware versions only. There may be a later version of firmware available to install using our OTA updater. See this post for details on using OTA updater. USING OTA UPDATER


Install Instructions

A video showing the steps you need to take for this re-install can be viewed here

Step 1.  Download the DroidPlayer firmware from the links above:

Step 2. Get an SD memory card that is at least 1GB in size Unzip or extract the downloaded firmware ZIP file to a location on your PC. Once unzipped, you will see you have 3 files. Copy these to your SD memory card.

NOTE: This step of unzipping/extracting the zip file is very important! On a PC, once you have downloaded the file, you should be able to right click on the zip file and choose ‘Extract all’ then choose a location where you want to ‘Extract/unzip’ the files to.

Step 3. You should now have 3 files on your SD card called factory_update_param.aml, and recovery.img. (You do not need to unzip the now on your card, just leave it as it is)

NOTE: Please ensure that the 3 files are in the root of your SD card, and not stored within a folder on your SD card.

Step 4. Slot your SD card into the box and get yourself a matchstick, wooden toothpick, thin jewellers screwdriver or  a paper-clip. You’ll need this to reset the box.

Step 5. At the back of the box you will see a hole labelled ‘AV’. Inside this hole, at the end, is the reset button (told you you’ll need that toothpick!) Insert your chosen device into the hole and you will feel a clicking button at the end. You will need to press and hold this button in a minute.

, Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

Step 6. Ensure you have the HDMI cable plugged in now and the power cable in easy reach with one hand whilst you use your other hand to press the rest button with your reset tool.

Step 7. Push and hold the reset button using your chosen tool then plug in the power cable, keeping the reset button pressed in during this process!

, Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

Step 8. With the reset button still pressed using your tool, the screen should flash up an opening logo. Keep the reset button pressed until you see the following image of the Android figure stood up:

, Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

Step 8. When you see the Android figure like this, you can remove your reset tool from the AV hole (and put it somewhere safe for next time). The progress bar below the Android figure will move to the right for a bit and then after about two or three minutes you will see a menu screen. Simply choose to ‘reboot now’.

Step 9. Once rebooted you will see the DroidPlayer splash screen. After about a 40 second wait you will see the welcome screen

, Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

Step 10. After this you will load into the main Android homescreen. Press SETUP on your remote or scroll along and choose SETTINGS from the main menu.

, Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

, Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

Step 11 From here tick the Wifi box (or tick ethernet and exit settings if you are cabled up) and then enter your network password and connect now. Once connected come out of settings and select XBMC from the main Android menu

, Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

Step 12 This will present you with our new installer screen. Choose to Install DP and then follow the prompts to download and install the latest config. DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR BOX OR EXIT THE PROGRAM WHILST INSTALLING

, Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

, Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

, Firmware Versions and Installing for Droidplayer

Once installation has finished it will return you back to the Android home screen. You now have our latest config.

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