[SOLVED] Unbrick Sunvell Q Plus with Allwinner H6 SoC 6k 4gb

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oVeRdOsE.

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Hi just a little thread to unbrick this kind of popular tv box that I struggle to find on the net.
I believe this will work on many cheap TV box, just find your original firmware. Since I found a tons of unsolved thread with this issue, I guess this will help.

spec :
OS: Android 9.0
CPU: Quadcore Allwinner H6 cortex-A53 (Frequency: 2GHz)
GPU: Mali-T720MP2
RAM: 4GB
ROM: 32GB

Sunvell-Q-Plus-Allwinner-H6.jpg


Issues : Bricked by rooting it. RESET button in the AV hole does NOT work (it wont boot in recovery). Side Note : DO NOT INSTALL SuperSU apk. !

Solution :
1- Use a SD card (not a usb stick, not a USB-A to USB-A.)

2- Get the PhoenixCard_V3.1.0_20130618 software

3- Get the original firmware here : https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/fr...801-sunvell-q-plus-allwinner-h6-tv-box-review

4 - On a PC get the SD card ready to flash, open PhoenixCard, load the .img file and select in ''write mode'' ""Product""

Click-on-Burn-PhoenixCard-Tool.png


5 - Unplug the TV box and place the SD card. Plug the TV BOX, wait for the progress bar to finish. (it will start automatically when the power is ON)
Progress bar should look like something like this :

maxresdefault.jpg



6- Done. This will erase all your data, but anyway you won't be able to access it.
 
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Punk_Oll

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Cheers really helped me out!

I just wish I hadn't brought it without reviewing it (impulse buy)

I've tried everything I can think of to get a decent Netflix App (not the crap tablet one) if anyone has any ideas or perhaps a way to port ATV over.
 

furqanaziz

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It worked!

Thanks a lot for this!! Really struggled to get the box working before this.
One thing I'd like to add is that once the progress bar is completed, I got a message saying "Card OK". I disconnected the power and removed the SD card. Powered it on and it worked absolutely fine :D
 

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Cheers really helped me out!

I just wish I hadn't brought it without reviewing it (impulse buy)

I've tried everything I can think of to get a decent Netflix App (not the crap tablet one) if anyone has any ideas or perhaps a way to port ATV over.

not many box will support HD netflix. Mi box, shield, z7+ and few rare are supporting or bypassing netflix. They are more expensive since thet are ''approved''.
I got mine for 40$, which is very very very cheap, and it worth the price.

Amazon reviews are very good.

This is one of the best for cheap box. Not perfect tho.

I still have issues :

1st , its advertise as 2.0ghz cpu clock and 4k output.

in fact, I only got 1.48 ghz clock and 720p output???????????????

Note that movies ''seem'' to play in 4k/1080p since the image is very very good, but the android interface is clearly in 720p, text is not sharp at all.
My sony TV detect 1080p tho...

I don't understand.

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Punk_Oll

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The leds issue and turning off make sure you do the OTA updates one after another
as that fixed the issue for me.
The box is really growning on me and I found a custom ROM with Magisk for root handling based on 7.1.1
{{https://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=952835&st=40#entry86241110}}

however it disables the USB 2.0 and for some reason only shows 2 cores and 3gb of ram (not an issue for here more of a github thing)
however the Netflix addons for xmbc do work so 1080 streaming is back on and with root hidden I can finally use UKTV play/Channel4 and iplayer apps which with the way root is enabled by default on the stock firmware I couldnt find a way to controll (SU app kills the box)

so there is a link in this post to the site I got the ROM from ive been using it for a few days now none stop as this box is my main TV driver
 
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furqanaziz

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The leds issue and turning off make sure you do the OTA updates one after another
as that fixed the issue for me.
The box is really growning on me and I found a custom ROM with Magisk for root handling based on 7.1.1
{{https://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=952835&st=40#entry86241110}}

however it disables the USB 2.0 and for some reason only shows 2 cores and 3gb of ram (not an issue for here more of a github thing)
however the Netflix addons for xmbc do work so 1080 streaming is back on and with root hidden I can finally use UKTV play/Channel4 and iplayer apps which with the way root is enabled by default on the stock firmware I couldnt find a way to controll (SU app kills the box)

so there is a link in this post to the site I got the ROM from ive been using it for a few days now none stop as this box is my main TV driver

Where do I get the updates? When I open "Wireless Update" it asks me to select the files from a local directory.
 

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Are either of you facing an issue where the box keeps automatically turning on and the LEDs are flashing erratically?

this is probably the HDMI control from the TV. When the TV is on , TV box react, and vice-versa. My box is turning ON my tv on signal detection. Ive disable all these ''auto hdmi'' option on my tv.

Where do I get the updates? When I open "Wireless Update" it asks me to select the files from a local directory.

yeah, on wireless update. It should be automatic, and will say if your system is uptodate , or need to download the update.
I did't find any compatible ROM and Kernel for this box. Even the original firmware I doubt this is optimal, my resolution option menu is empty, can't change anything (both box setting or android settings)
 
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furqanaziz

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this is probably the HDMI control from the TV. When the TV is on , TV box react, and vice-versa. My box is turning ON my tv on signal detection. Ive disable all these ''auto hdmi'' option on my tv.



yeah, on wireless update. It should be automatic, and will say if your system is uptodate , or need to download the update.
I did't find any compatible ROM and Kernel for this box. Even the original firmware I doubt this is optimal, my resolution option menu is empty, can't change anything (both box setting or android settings)

It's weird that the box is not shutting down or going on standby, sending unnecessary CEC commands to the TV. I have disabled it for now, but it fixes the symptom not the problem. I'm going to try to install Android 8 on it and see if that helps.
 

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It's weird that the box is not shutting down or going on standby, sending unnecessary CEC commands to the TV. I have disabled it for now, but it fixes the symptom not the problem. I'm going to try to install Android 8 on it and see if that helps.

Mine got android 9 out of the box. The box wont sleep, but it will go on screensaver mode.

Pretty sure that you can find a 3rd party app to make the box sleep, just like windows PC.

My android car radio going into sleep when the acc is OFF. Never a complete shutdown, only sleep, so it boot back instantly.

For me its not a huge issue, since our electricity cost are ridiculously low.
 

Punk_Oll

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Did you get it sorted out?
Well when I used the guide above after the first flash I restarted then checked the wireless update and all together it updated a few times then became stable the led control was in the apps folder.

sorry for my late reply

Where do I get the updates? When I open "Wireless Update" it asks me to select the files from a local directory.
 
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furqanaziz

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Did you get it sorted out?
Well when I used the guide above after the first flash I restarted then checked the wireless update and all together it updated a few times then became stable the led control was in the apps folder.

sorry for my late reply

Sorry for the late response. I did manage to get it sorted out by uninstalling all the apps requiring root access that were not on there by default (like Root Checker, Antutu, CPUZ, etc.) and rebooted the device. Seems stable for now.

I'm thinking of flashing the ROM with Magisk that you mentioned earlier. The Starz app just refuses to playback because it detects the device is rooted.

On a side note, have any of you been able to use a custom launcher with the box? I tried installing Nova Launcher Pro, but it doesn't work.
 

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Guys, the original firmware doesn't seem to have the app to control the LED lights on the box. Any suggestions?

yes its does, or maybe after the ''wireless update'' .

- out of the box I had it.
- then when I flashed the ROM posted on freaktab, I also got the led control but ONLY on original launcher. (using niagara launcher, and LED control is missing)
 

furqanaziz

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yes its does, or maybe after the ''wireless update'' .

- out of the box I had it.
- then when I flashed the ROM posted on freaktab, I also got the led control but ONLY on original launcher. (using niagara launcher, and LED control is missing)

When I try the wireless update, it says that it's already updated to the latest version, but the the LED app is not there. Could you link the APK file?
 

geekboy2000

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Thanks so much. I too ended up in trouble by throwing caution to the wind. I was able to recover the box with 8.1 firmware, but 4K YouTube video was gone forever. In fact, 4K playback was so bad, I'd pretty much left the box to collect dust. Periodically though, I check for a version 9 ROM, and today was the day. I'm 100% back in action, thanks to your efforts and post. Thank you!
 

tellovee10

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Brick Box Q plus.

hi i need help! I installed SuperSu and the box got stuck on the home screen and doesn't go any further. I followed this guide but the green bar does not go on. how can I do?
 

Rummii

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SuperSue issue is due to Bluetooth. This device doesnt have a bluettoth, does anyone know how to make CSR Bluetooth dolgle work on the TV Box?
 

techfreak1

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I have this kind but the 4GB Ram 64GB Rom I wonder how to fix the softbrick? I did the supersu binary update then it softbricked:rolleyes:

---------- Post added at 04:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:08 PM ----------

Thanks so much. I too ended up in trouble by throwing caution to the wind. I was able to recover the box with 8.1 firmware, but 4K YouTube video was gone forever. In fact, 4K playback was so bad, I'd pretty much left the box to collect dust. Periodically though, I check for a version 9 ROM, and today was the day. I'm 100% back in action, thanks to your efforts and post. Thank you!
?? You Find the Version 9 Rom Yet?!?!

---------- Post added at 04:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:13 PM ----------

Is this for the 64GB Rom too? I Installed the SuperSU Binary and then my android TV softbricked -.- I hope theres a solution!
 
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    Hi just a little thread to unbrick this kind of popular tv box that I struggle to find on the net.
    I believe this will work on many cheap TV box, just find your original firmware. Since I found a tons of unsolved thread with this issue, I guess this will help.

    spec :
    OS: Android 9.0
    CPU: Quadcore Allwinner H6 cortex-A53 (Frequency: 2GHz)
    GPU: Mali-T720MP2
    RAM: 4GB
    ROM: 32GB

    Sunvell-Q-Plus-Allwinner-H6.jpg


    Issues : Bricked by rooting it. RESET button in the AV hole does NOT work (it wont boot in recovery). Side Note : DO NOT INSTALL SuperSU apk. !

    Solution :
    1- Use a SD card (not a usb stick, not a USB-A to USB-A.)

    2- Get the PhoenixCard_V3.1.0_20130618 software

    3- Get the original firmware here : https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/fr...801-sunvell-q-plus-allwinner-h6-tv-box-review

    4 - On a PC get the SD card ready to flash, open PhoenixCard, load the .img file and select in ''write mode'' ""Product""

    Click-on-Burn-PhoenixCard-Tool.png


    5 - Unplug the TV box and place the SD card. Plug the TV BOX, wait for the progress bar to finish. (it will start automatically when the power is ON)
    Progress bar should look like something like this :

    maxresdefault.jpg



    6- Done. This will erase all your data, but anyway you won't be able to access it.
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    My TV box is apparently a standard Q+ (but 64 GB are fake), the problem is that I did not manage to flash any image in memory, with all methods suggested in this forum and elsewhere I could manage to find hints (actual software version is Qplus-H6-9.0-2.1.17), if I try to load any image into system with SD card prepared with PhoenixCard_V3.1.0_20130618 software leds lights are static but nothing appears on screen, reset button on AV port works, but switching on device woth button pressed makes it also unactive and led is off, fastboot mode is not working beacuse I installed ADB drivers but not fastboot drivers (PhoenixSuite latest version and other tools such as Livesuit flash tools does not works and embedded drivers do not install in windows 10, too); I set all Developers options suggested but device seems not to accept upgrades from and within Android and externally), is it locked?
    https://file.turewell.com/Firmware upgrade tool-Allwinner.rar and https://file.turewell.com/全志/Qplus-H6-9.0-2.1.16.img links are dead...
    Please help me because I rooted uninstalled some system apps to manage Google Play Store updating and download apps and now Google Play does not see any installed apps (Lucky Patcher fails to install original and modded version).
    PhoenixCard_V3.1.0_20130618 software flashing SD card with "Startup" option succeeds to create a bootable system, but it is not resident in standard device memory so it is very slow.
    Thank you for your kind assistance, I am honestly helpless, I love this device I don't want to trash it...

    Hi, soon after posting this I found the solution for my Q Plus(4+64) (definitively fake with only 2 GB ram instead of 4 GB and 16 GB rom instead of 64 GB...), finally, after 1 week of sleepless nights.
    All tools necessary to succesfully upgrade to software version "Qplus-H6-9.0-2.1.21-N-CV200-0125 .img" are at this links:

    General page:

    Most recent firmware "Qplus-H6-9.0-2.1.21-N-CV200-0125 .img":

    Upgrade instructions (I solved by flashing new OS version from SD card):

    Now system is live and it remains "only" to solve Google Play Store update issue, luckily this time with Lucky Patcher from:
    Mod Edit: Link removed

    Thank you all, however, for your suggestions in this forum, I hope to help other people with same problems.
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    The leds issue and turning off make sure you do the OTA updates one after another
    as that fixed the issue for me.
    The box is really growning on me and I found a custom ROM with Magisk for root handling based on 7.1.1
    {{https://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=952835&st=40#entry86241110}}

    however it disables the USB 2.0 and for some reason only shows 2 cores and 3gb of ram (not an issue for here more of a github thing)
    however the Netflix addons for xmbc do work so 1080 streaming is back on and with root hidden I can finally use UKTV play/Channel4 and iplayer apps which with the way root is enabled by default on the stock firmware I couldnt find a way to controll (SU app kills the box)

    so there is a link in this post to the site I got the ROM from ive been using it for a few days now none stop as this box is my main TV driver
    1
    Did you get it sorted out?
    Well when I used the guide above after the first flash I restarted then checked the wireless update and all together it updated a few times then became stable the led control was in the apps folder.

    sorry for my late reply

    Where do I get the updates? When I open "Wireless Update" it asks me to select the files from a local directory.
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    Hello I have your same TV box "LLIN-IT Q+", and I also had the same problem as you, that is, the Google Play did not download anything giving various error codes. I solved it by updating the firmware "Qplus-H6-9.0-2.1.21-N-CV200-0125 .img" from PC and magically everything started including the correct functionality of Google Play. I hope I was helpful.
    Hi,
    so it's not a mistake that it was 16Gb instead of 32Gb, because it was a fake 32Gb