MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

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MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

Postby andykirby » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Guide for flashing firmware to MK802IIIS

I have attempted to create an easy user guide for those who wish to recover their MK802IIIS devices using the Flash Method.

Please note for the MK802IIIS there are 2 methods to install new firmware.

1. Using an update.img file (provided by Rikomagic support pages) which is copied onto a blank SD card and inserted into the device. The Rikomagic is then powered on and boots to Android where it will recognise the update.img file on the SD card and ask you if you want to install the upgrade. THIS IS FOR SIMPLE UPGRADING only, it will NOT recover a device that will not boot or has other issues.

2. Flashing the internal NAND of the device - this will absolutely ERASE EVERYTHING and install the Firmware fresh. This is what you need to do if your device will not boot, crashes frequently or just is plain unusable. In most cases these symptoms are a software related problem and not a hardware one.
This method requires a PC, Win XP, Win 7 and Win 8 are all known to work.
Also it is probably a good idea if you have some basic understanding of how the Windows driver system works in order to troubleshoot if things don't go to plan.


Flashing the Firmware

1. Please download the relevant Firmware from our support page: http://www.rikomagic.co.uk/support.html
2. Unzip the package to your desktop or other convenient location and locate the folder RKBatchTool1.5en - inside this folder is the flash tool program RKBatchTool and the USB drivers for the MK802IIIS - Don't open anything yet!
3. Also in the folder you should see an MK802IIIS8BT.img file or similar, this is the actual firmware file.

4. Next you need your MK802IIIS and the micro USB - standard USB cable that came with the device. You also need a small metal stick, a paperclip or sim removal tool like the one that comes with the iPhone is actually perfect.

5. See the pictures below. You need to locate the small push button switch which resides on the other side of the plastic air vent on the rear side of the MK802III.

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6. The idea here is that you need to use the metal stick to press the push button switch and whilst holding it in connect the Micro USB cable to the computer. This can be tricky to do as we only have one pair of hands! but with a bit of practice it becomes easy. I recommend first getting a feel for where the micro switch is and practice pressing the button in a few times before trying to connect to the PC as well. The micro switch should "click" noticeably when depressed.

7. When you have successfully connected your MK802IIIS to the computer you should hear a sound from windows telling you that a new device has been found. You can release the micro switch now.

8. The next bit is important… we don't want windows to try and automatically install any drivers as we want to select the ones from the RKBatchTool1.5en folder.

9. Depending on which windows version you have the next bit will be different. In an ideal world the install driver dialog will appear as shown in the picture below.

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10. You need to select the option "install from a list or specific location (Advanced)

11. At the next step you need to check the option "include this location in the search" and then browse to the folder: RKBatchTool1.5en/Driver

12. Click Next, and the driver should install. You will get a message to tell you the driver installation has been successful - or not!

PLEASE NOTE - If it didn't work or Windows automatically installed a driver you will need to completely remove the driver from the system and start over. To do this varies between systems but basically you will need to locate the device manager on your PC and find a USB device called "RK3066" or "Rikomagic" and completely remove and delete the driver from the system.

13. If the driver installation is successful you can then proceed to the firmware installation!

14. Open the program RKBatchTool and the tool will open.

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15. At the top right of the RKBatchTool Window you will see a file selector, click on this and select your Firmware file in this case: MK802IIIS8BT.img

16. If your MK802IIIS is correctly connected to the PC, the RKBatchTool program will show a green square with "1" on it. If not then you need to go back and make sure the USB driver is installed correctly.

17. Click on "Upgrade" to install the firmware!

18. The program will give an indication of what its doing with a progress percentage shown below, when its finished you will get a message like *****upgrade done success*****
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Re: MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

Postby Jay » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:55 pm

Great user guide! What about one for how to root the device, too?! :-)
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Re: MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

Postby crackinhedz » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:15 pm

Definitely much better than the user manual instructions.

What would be really helpful is picture of what the "reset" button looks like. (would have to open case up) Even though the arrow is spot on the location of this button, I found it confusing as to what im actually pushing. I could see someone pushing the white box [not the black button] the wrong way and breaking it, I had to finally open the case to understand this step.

Also if I understood the update correctly, there is a new feature to put the MK802 into usb slave mode automatically. Does this mean no more pressing reset button to connect to PC?
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Re: MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

Postby jiushibushuo » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:44 am

upgraded! MAC ID bug fixed!
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Re: MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

Postby kan » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:16 am

can i use DOK (disk on key) to update my firmware or only SD card works?
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Re: MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

Postby wahlis » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:30 am

After opening the case I managed to press button. It is very small and you need to keep it depressed for a few seconds until Windows recognises the device.

Unfortunately I am running Windows 8 and it does not seem to want to install the drivers. I get a message (unfortunately in Swedish) stating that it has found the drivers but that there is no hash value for the file in the folder. The message also says the the file is either damaged or manipulated.

Any ideas about this?
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Re: MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

Postby andykirby » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:41 am

Jay wrote:Great user guide! What about one for how to root the device, too?! :-)


The MK802IIIS is already rooted :D


crackinhedz wrote:Definitely much better than the user manual instructions.

What would be really helpful is picture of what the "reset" button looks like. (would have to open case up) Even though the arrow is spot on the location of this button, I found it confusing as to what im actually pushing. I could see someone pushing the white box [not the black button] the wrong way and breaking it, I had to finally open the case to understand this step.

Also if I understood the update correctly, there is a new feature to put the MK802 into usb slave mode automatically. Does this mean no more pressing reset button to connect to PC?


Yes it can be fiddly, I'll try to take a picture of the switch itself. It actually looks a bit like this...
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Probably with a bit less contact area though.

Also as the MK802IIIS is rooted its possible to reboot the device to the bootloader from within Android

You can download an android terminal App:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... term&hl=en

And then issue the command:

su -i
reboot bootloader

If you use this method then you will obviously need to first boot the MK802IIIS to Android whilst plugged into the computers USB slot in order to provide power to the device.
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Re: MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

Postby turkitad » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:30 pm

Thank you

Where can we find update.img file?


Thank you again.
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Re: MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

Postby andykirby » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:40 pm

turkitad wrote:Thank you

Where can we find update.img file?


Thank you again.


It doesnt exist yet ;)
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Re: MK802IIIS Flash Recovery/Upgrade Guide

Postby turkitad » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:57 pm

andykirby wrote:It doesnt exist yet ;)


Thank you.

Let us know when it available :)

Appreciate
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