Amlogic Bootcard Maker

For Android Set Top TV Boxes requiring a Firmware Upgrade, the Amlogic Bootcard/Burncard Maker Tool can be used to manualy download (flash) the Firmware Image to the Device when OTA updates are no longer available.

The Amlogic Bootcard/Burncard Maker Tool can also replace damaged firmware, repair a corrupted boot loader, or used to “unbrick” a device.

This tool is exclusively for devices. It is used to upgrade and/or restore Vendor firmware and as an alternative to Amlogic USB Burning Tool. The tool only runs under Microsoft Windows.

  • insert (μ)SD Card in Memory Card Reader
  • run BootcardMaker.exe

  • select destination in Choose disk
  • select Open
  • select the firmware image for the device
  • press Make

It can take several minutes for the process to finish.

If Bootcard Maker is unable to create the (μ)SD Card because of newer hardware, try Burncard Maker instead

  • select Help from the the upper left menu item
  • select Language from the second option of the dropdown menu

  • select language

  • click Ok
  • exit application

Ensure the device is powered off.

  • insert (μ)SD Card into device SD slot
  • power on the device

The device goes into recovery mode, and the firmware will be flashed automatically.

  • remove the (μ)SD Card

The screen may go blank for a long time, but eventualy the device should boot to Android.

  • wait at least 15 minutes before powering the device off

When the device is unresponsive to the reset button, the eMMc module can be short circuited to boot to recovery.

Please only attempt this when fully understanding the risks associated with opening up electronics

Team CoreELEC takes NO responsibility for any issues that may arise from following this guide

  1. ensure the device is powered off
  2. open the device
  3. insert the (μ)SD Card
  4. locate the eMMc module
  5. use a small screw driver to shorten two pins at a time
  6. with the pins shorted, power on the device
  7. repeat steps 1, 5 & 6 till the pair of pins is found that boots the device into recovery mode

Be aware this method can cause the solder to melt and the pins to become permanently soldered together, rendering the eMMC module unusable.

Use extreme caution when shorting the pins and verify none remain permanently connected.

Video Tutorial

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Video by the MXQ Project.


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