H96 Pro+ Firmware Upgrade To Android 7.1 Nougat

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H96 Pro+ Firmware Upgrade to Android 7.1 Nougat

This is a simple  step by step tutorial for the H96 Pro+ Firmware Upgrade To Android 7.1 Nougat. This firmware update is for the first release of the Alfawise H96 Pro+, as well as for similar H96 Pro+ with different branding it does not matter. So follow the steps in the video and upgrade the Android 7.1 and enjoy all the new features.

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To complete this upgrade you’d need 6 things. You would need the H96 Pro+ first model, a blank micro SD Card, at least 4GB in size, a Burn card PC software, the latest firmware, an object like a paper clip to press the reset button, and a PC or laptop with an SD card slot.

SD card process firmware Download

Burn tool Download

Latest 08/09/2017 v7.1.2 firmware link. PLEASE NOTE!!! this latest firmware can only be installed using the USB Burning tool process. And yes I have personally tested it. LATEST FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD don’t forget to copy and paste the license folder and overwrite the license folder in the USB burning tool installation folder, or else the update will not work.

New stock firmware Android 6.0 Kodi 16.1 to restore back to factory defaults. – Stock Firmware Download

Original firmware Android 6.0 in case you need to go backOriginal firmware download

Complete the following steps

  • Step 1. Download the Burn card software, and the latest firmware from the description area below this video, or from my product page.
  • Step 2. Unzip the Burn card software into a folder, this is not an installation file, just a standalone program.
  • Step 3. Unzip the firmware into a folder.
  • Step 4. Insert the SD card into the SD card slot on your PC. and take note of the drive letter.
  • Step 5. Open the folder where you unzipped the program, and run the burn card program.
  • Step 6. The program starts in Chinese, an you have to switch to English by selecting the writing in the top left corner, and select the check box where it says English version. Click OK to close the option, and then exit the program and restart it again to get it in English.
  • Step 7. Once restarted, at the top select choose disk. and select the drive that the SD card is inserted.
  • Step 8. Check the four check boxes, and click the browse button and open the firmware folder. and select the image file.
  • Step 9. Once you have selected the firmware image file, click the make button. You would be promoted to format the SD card, click the start button and wait for the card to be formatted. Once the formatting is completed, click the close button and the burn process will start automatically. Once the burn process is completed, click the OK button and close the program.
  • Step 10. Remove the SD card from the PC properly, by right clicking on the drive and selecting eject.
  • Step 11. Connect the TV box to your TV, insert the SD card into the SD card slot, and do not plug in the power cord at this time.
  • Step 12. Using your paper clip press and hold the reset button below the box. While pressing and holding the reset button, plug in the power cord and wait until you see the box starts. Release the reset button and the upgrade would begin immediately. This process takes a few minutes, and once completed the box will reboot automatically.

I hope this tutorial reaches as much people as possible as this is a great TV box and it becomes even better with the update.

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*****NEW UPGRADED H96 Pro+ Android 7.1 In Store****

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  1. Pingback: H96 Pro Plus Firmware Upgrade To Android 7.1 – tvboxstop

    • when you get a black screen after upgrading the H96 Pro+ it usually happens to the boxes with the 4K logo on it. The Alfawise models do it just fine.

      You have to perform the following steps to the letter.

      Yes its a bit different from the SD card method.

      1. Download the USB Burning tool
      2. Download Stock firmware
      3. Install USB Burning tool on PC
      4. Buy (Male to Male) USB cable. “Big size on both ends”
      5. Open TV Box by popping clips. Then remove two small screws
      6. Rest Circuit board on flat surface.
      7. Identify that there are two extra USB ports hidden on board
      8. The USB port closest to DC power jack is the OTG port
      9. Plug one end of the USB cable to the OTG on the circuit board
      10. Plug the other end to the USB port on the PC
      11. squeeze and hold the reset button on the Circuit Board
      12 While squeezing reset button and with USB cable connected plug in adapter
      13. Hold that position until you hear the “ping pong” sound the PC makes when you plug in a USB device.
      14. Once you hear that sound, release the reset button.
      15. On the USB burning tool at the top left, click the second Chinese writing and select English, and everything will change to English.
      16. Click on file and select Import Image.
      17. Browse to where you have the unzipped firmware with the extension .img (NOT .zip or .rar) you must unzip the firmware.
      18. Select firmware and wait for the checking firmware box to disappear and at the bottom it shows the location of the firmware file.
      19. In the yellow box above, you should see that is says STATUS connected. If not then it means that the box is not connected and you should connect it again from step 9 above.
      20. Once firmware is correctly loaded, and box connected, select the Reset after success check box, and the overwrite key check box.
      21. Click the start button, you should hear a couple “ping pong” sounds as it begins.
      22. Wait for process to reach 100% completed.
      23. Once completed, click stop and remove USB cable.
      24. Before mounting back up the box, plugin HDMI cable and restart box to see if any thing is working now.
      25. If during flash process it gives a KEY error then it means that you need to get a key file to add to the license folder before you flash.

      Burn tool with license folder, copy folder and paste to burn tool directory and overwrite if mac says 0. unzip this download into a separate folder – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87M2DaIlMybT2hyQW9YZnMxRGs

      SD card process firmware – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87
      Burn tool – Burn-Card-Maker

      Latest 08/09/2017 v7.1.2 firmware link. PLEASE NOTE!!! this latest firmware can only be installed using the USB Burning tool process. And yes I have personally tested it. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87… don’t forget to copy and paste the license folder and overwrite the license folder in the USB burning tool installation folder, or else the update will not work.

      Original firmware Android 6.0 in case you need to go back – Original firmware download

      New stock firmware Android 6.0 Kodi 16.1 to restore back to factory defaults. – Stock firmware download

      • this was a life saver. a power outage and surge corrupted my box to a point I thought it was bricked. I did manage to get the stock firmware back on the box and all seems good as new.

        in the instructions you have the box coming apart to access the otg port. the otg is the exposed port closest to the power connector. I went through a lot of trial and error with the 2 hidden usb ports only to find out neither were otg.

        the benefit to me was once I took the case apart I cut out an opening to expose the other 2 ports, and they are both live, so I now have 4 usable usb ports.

        once I got the box back to functioning I thought I would update it to 7.1 from the file you linked to. it installed like a charm, but was very unstable on my box. most of the other files I found for this box refuse to flash.

        is the 7.1 update not compatible with the non Alphawise version of this box?

        thanks so much

        • The flashing of the non Alfawise models can be unpredictable, so it works for some people and for others it doesn’t. The USB method is supposed to do the trick on all models, but that too can have glitches. I will search to see if they released any new firmware as they stopped some time ago.

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  2. Thank you so much for your site and instructions. I updated my H96 Pro Plus to 7.1.2. (The existing 6.0 seemed buggy!) It took several tries with various images/tools (from other sites), but your pointed to image and USB tool worked the first time, I just followed the imbedded instructions.
    Thanks, again.

  3. Hi Dear I am facing follwoing errorat 7% for many firmware i have tried for H96Proplus

    “UBOOT/Disk initialize/Send command/Error result”
    plz help me

    • The SD card may be faulty try a new SD card 4GB and over, that what the UBoot error is about the box cannot boot from the SD card inserted. If that does not work try the USB burning tool method.

      Yes its a bit different from the SD card method.

      1. Download the USB Burning tool
      2. Download Stock firmware
      3. Install USB Burning tool on PC
      4. Buy (Male to Male) USB cable. “Big size on both ends”
      5. Open TV Box by popping clips. Then remove two small screws
      6. Rest Circuit board on flat surface.
      7. Identify that there are two extra USB ports hidden on board
      8. The USB port closest to DC power jack is the OTG port
      9. Plug one end of the USB cable to the OTG on the circuit board
      10. Plug the other end to the USB port on the PC
      11. squeeze and hold the reset button on the Circuit Board
      12 While squeezing reset button and with USB cable connected plug in adapter
      13. Hold that position until you hear the “ping pong” sound the PC makes when you plug in a USB device.
      14. Once you hear that sound, release the reset button.
      15. On the USB burning tool at the top left, click the second Chinese writing and select English, and everything will change to English.
      16. Click on file and select Import Image.
      17. Browse to where you have the unzipped firmware with the extension .img (NOT .zip or .rar) you must unzip the firmware.
      18. Select firmware and wait for the checking firmware box to disappear and at the bottom it shows the location of the firmware file.
      19. In the yellow box above, you should see that is says STATUS connected. If not then it means that the box is not connected and you should connect it again from step 9 above.
      20. Once firmware is correctly loaded, and box connected, select the Reset after success check box, and the overwrite key check box.
      21. Click the start button, you should hear a couple “ping pong” sounds as it begins.
      22. Wait for process to reach 100% completed.
      23. Once completed, click stop and remove USB cable.
      24. Before mounting back up the box, plugin HDMI cable and restart box to see if any thing is working now.
      25. If during flash process it gives a KEY error then it means that you need to get a key file to add to the license folder before you flash.

      Burn tool with license folder, copy folder and paste to burn tool directory and overwrite if mac says 0. unzip this download into a separate folder – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87M2DaIlMybT2hyQW9YZnMxRGs

      SD card process firmware – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87…
      Burn tool – Burn-Card-Maker

      Latest 08/09/2017 v7.1.2 firmware link. PLEASE NOTE!!! this latest firmware can only be installed using the USB Burning tool process. And yes I have personally tested it. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87… don’t forget to copy and paste the license folder and overwrite the license folder in the USB burning tool installation folder, or else the update will not work.

      Original firmware Android 6.0 in case you need to go back – Original firmware download

  4. Hi, thanks for the great tutorial.
    I have one question, is the firmware in the link you mentioned Rooted?
    The reason for the question is that I need a UNROOTED box to use the DSTV Now app (which is the reason I bought the box for). Do you have any idea if there is UNROOTED FW available and where?

    • Hi Gideon, you know that is a strange request that can only be granted by the programmers of the box. None of the firmware used in this tutorial are unrooted sorry. You would be better off purchasing a new TV box because from the launch of this box it has been rooted. A good performing TV box that is not rooted is the Minix NEo U9 H – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1PX4VOfdgQ

  5. Carlos F Vargas on

    Hi, Thanks for the tutorial. I installed the SuperSU app and when executing damage the TV box boot. How do I restore Android 7 ?, Your tutorial helps me to fix the problem?

  6. I have a big question about the Alfawise H96 relating to OTG.

    I suddenly realized that maybe not all the USB ports support OTG, which is why some of the USB hubs I buy simply do not work and one of my game controllers works in the USB 2 port.

    When I read this page, it seems there is a hidden OTG port if you open up the box, but can someone please tell me – which of the external ports (USB 2 / USB 3/ or USB Type-C) actually support OTG?

  7. Hi,
    Thanks for taking the time to do this.. I followed your guide and completed for the 7.1 firmware and have been using the h96pro+ for some time now.

    I have a question on the newer 7.1.2 firmware and process …. it may be that I had a senior moment but where is the download for the USB burning tool and where is this fabled licence folder? All I can see and download is the firmware and the burncard maker … the link I thought would contain it below (does not)

    Burn tool with license folder, copy folder and paste to burn tool directory and overwrite if mac says 0. unzip this download into a separate folder – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87M2DaIlMybT2hyQW9YZnMxRGs

    So that link only has the updated firmware 7.1.2 which I have already downloaded in one of the other links.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers

    Quazza 🙂

  8. hi
    after see the android green robot i release reset pin then screen balck
    and after want turn it on again now no signal at all!
    what should I do now?!

    • You have a wide selection of Android 7.1.2 firmware here https://mega.nz/#F!8qhRRaYJ!2ZA3VLjvLT6wg0IwsTF27g

      You have to flash via USB OTG method.

      Yes its a bit different from the SD card method.

      1. Download the USB Burning tool
      2. Download Stock firmware
      3. Install USB Burning tool on PC
      4. Buy (Male to Male) USB cable. “Big size on both ends”
      5. Open TV Box by popping clips. Then remove two small screws
      6. Rest Circuit board on flat surface.
      7. Identify that there are two extra USB ports hidden on board
      8. The USB port closest to DC power jack is the OTG port
      9. Plug one end of the USB cable to the OTG on the circuit board
      10. Plug the other end to the USB port on the PC
      11. squeeze and hold the reset button on the Circuit Board
      12 While squeezing reset button and with USB cable connected plug in adapter
      13. Hold that position until you hear the “ping pong” sound the PC makes when you plug in a USB device.
      14. Once you hear that sound, release the reset button.
      15. On the USB burning tool at the top left, click the second Chinese writing and select English, and everything will change to English.
      16. Click on file and select Import Image.
      17. Browse to where you have the unzipped firmware with the extension .img (NOT .zip or .rar) you must unzip the firmware.
      18. Select firmware and wait for the checking firmware box to disappear and at the bottom it shows the location of the firmware file.
      19. In the yellow box above, you should see that is says STATUS connected. If not then it means that the box is not connected and you should connect it again from step 9 above.
      20. Once firmware is correctly loaded, and box connected, select the Reset after success check box, and the overwrite key check box.
      21. Click the start button, you should hear a couple “ping pong” sounds as it begins.
      22. Wait for process to reach 100% completed.
      23. Once completed, click stop and remove USB cable.
      24. Before mounting back up the box, plugin HDMI cable and restart box to see if any thing is working now.
      25. If during flash process it gives a KEY error then it means that you need to get a key file to add to the license folder before you flash.

      Burn tool with license folder, copy folder and paste to burn tool directory and overwrite if mac says 0. unzip this download into a separate folder – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87M2DaIlMybT2hyQW9YZnMxRGs

      SD card process firmware – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87…
      Burn tool – Burn-Card-Maker

      Latest 08/09/2017 v7.1.2 firmware link. PLEASE NOTE!!! this latest firmware can only be installed using the USB Burning tool process. And yes I have personally tested it. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87… don’t forget to copy and paste the license folder and overwrite the license folder in the USB burning tool installation folder, or else the update will not work.

      Original firmware Android 6.0 in case you need to go back – Original firmware download

    • This should solve the license key issue. You need to flash it again with the firmware below. there is a license folder that you copy and paste into the Burn tool install directory overwriting the existing license folder. Simply download and unzip into a separate folder.

      Burn tool with license folder, copy folder and paste to burn tool directory and overwrite if mac says 0. unzip this download into a separate folder – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87M2DaIlMybT2hyQW9YZnMxRGs

  9. Francisco Prado on

    Hi. A brick was produced in my H96 Pro +. I need Amlogic firmware / q9377 / q9377
    7.1.2 / NHG47L / 20171031. Or some firmware that is subsequent to that, or that can be used to reset my H96 Pro +. From already thank you very much

    • You will need to try the USB flash method.

      Yes its a bit different from the SD card method.

      1. Download the USB Burning tool
      2. Download Stock firmware
      3. Install USB Burning tool on PC
      4. Buy (Male to Male) USB cable. “Big size on both ends”
      5. Open TV Box by popping clips. Then remove two small screws
      6. Rest Circuit board on flat surface.
      7. Identify that there are two extra USB ports hidden on board
      8. The USB port closest to DC power jack is the OTG port
      9. Plug one end of the USB cable to the OTG on the circuit board
      10. Plug the other end to the USB port on the PC
      11. squeeze and hold the reset button on the Circuit Board
      12 While squeezing reset button and with USB cable connected plug in adapter
      13. Hold that position until you hear the “ping pong” sound the PC makes when you plug in a USB device.
      14. Once you hear that sound, release the reset button.
      15. On the USB burning tool at the top left, click the second Chinese writing and select English, and everything will change to English.
      16. Click on file and select Import Image.
      17. Browse to where you have the unzipped firmware with the extension .img (NOT .zip or .rar) you must unzip the firmware.
      18. Select firmware and wait for the checking firmware box to disappear and at the bottom it shows the location of the firmware file.
      19. In the yellow box above, you should see that is says STATUS connected. If not then it means that the box is not connected and you should connect it again from step 9 above.
      20. Once firmware is correctly loaded, and box connected, select the Reset after success check box, and the overwrite key check box.
      21. Click the start button, you should hear a couple “ping pong” sounds as it begins.
      22. Wait for process to reach 100% completed.
      23. Once completed, click stop and remove USB cable.
      24. Before mounting back up the box, plugin HDMI cable and restart box to see if any thing is working now.
      25. If during flash process it gives a KEY error then it means that you need to get a key file to add to the license folder before you flash.

      Burn tool with license folder, copy folder and paste to burn tool directory and overwrite if mac says 0. unzip this download into a separate folder – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87M2DaIlMybT2hyQW9YZnMxRGs

      SD card process firmware – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87…
      Burn tool – Burn-Card-Maker

      Latest 08/09/2017 v7.1.2 firmware link. PLEASE NOTE!!! this latest firmware can only be installed using the USB Burning tool process. And yes I have personally tested it. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B87… don’t forget to copy and paste the license folder and overwrite the license folder in the USB burning tool installation folder, or else the update will not work.

  10. Francisco Prado on

    Thank you. But my H96 Pro + is 3 Gb RAM and 16 GB of storage.
    The only thing I did before the BOOTLOOP was: install SUPER-SU and update BINARIOS. After that: BOOTLOOP. Excuse me, I may not explain it well before.

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