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How to Get MXQ Pro 4K Firmware Update [2022]

A guide to get the Marshmallow firmware on your MXQ Pro 4K.

MXQ Pro 4K is a streaming device that runs on Amlogic S905 with Android 5.1 Lollipop. It is one of the fewest devices that is cheaper than Amazon Firestick and other popular Android boxes like Mi Box. The ability to stream Kodi on the MXQ Pro is the highlighting feature in the streaming device as the previous versions of the device had Amlogic S805 SOC which runs with OS below lollipop and Kodi doesn’t support Android operating systems below lollipop. Though the streaming device has manual controls, you can’t update the MXQ Pro firmware to the latest software independently. You will have to go through a series of steps before you get to update the MXQ Pro 4K firmware 2019 & 2020.

The S905 is smooth and capable of easily running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Also, it can effortlessly run Nougat or Oreo. So in this tutorial, let us see how to update your MXQ Pro 4K with Marshmallow firmware.

Things you need

  • Windows PC with an internet connection
  • USB to USB cable
  • USB Burning Tool

Steps to Update MXQ Pro 4K Firmware

Step 1: On your PC, download the latest MXQ Pro Software by using the link

Step 2: Turn off the MXQ Pro device. Press and hold the reset button. Don’t release the reset button until the last step.

Step 3: Download the USB Burning Tool on your PC and connect your device to the PC using the USB port.

Step 4: Run the .exe tool and follow the on-screen instructions to install the USB Burning Tool.

Step 5: If you installed it correctly and your MXQ Pro 4K is connected correctly, you will get the following screen.

USB Burning tool

Step 6: Click the Import image under the File menu.

Update MXQ Pro

Step 7: Locate the firmware .img file and upload it.

Step 8: Untick the Overwrite key on the right side of the window.

Update MXQ Pro

Step 9: Click on the Start button to update the device.

Step 10: When the device is updated, click the Stop button.

Update MXQ Pro

Step 11: When you finish the update, release the reset button.

Why You Need to Update MXQ Pro 4K

Stock OS vs Latest OS

Each and every smart device comes with the stock OS, which may or may not be the latest version. For instance, the latest version of the iPhone, iPhone 13 Pro Max, comes with iOS 15.0, but the latest version available for iPhones is iOS 15.3.1. the same goes for MXQ Pro. The stock OS may not be the latest version. So, it is essential to update the firmware to get the latest version.

New Features

With the new update, you will get new features. You can install the old app’s unsupported apps on the new OS.


With the new OS, your device’s performance will improve. The booting time, response time, and more will improve.

Without the USB Burning tool, you can’t update the device. You can do the update only using a Windows PC, you can’t do the same in Mac Computers. Follow the above steps to easily update your MXQ Pro 4K device’s firmware.

If you have any other methods to update the streaming device, tell us in the comments below. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more tech updates.

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  1. I have done the above mentioned process and the firmware is updated but unforunately my wifi is not working. when i switch it on it automatically appears to be off.
    please guide

  2. Good firmware – fast and bring back to life this old tv box… BUT (yes there’s a BUT) no WIFI… no gamepad/keyboard support …

  3. SAme for me here…
    DEvice was successfully updated, but I lost Wifi, Bluetooth, remote control…
    Looks like I’m not the only one, but has anyone been able to fix it ?

  4. In the leaflet that came with the MXQ Pro it is mentionned that I should insert an SD card in the slot while the device is powered off and use a toothpick to reset it while powering the device back on. Of course, there has to be the update file on the SD card. There’s no mention of the USB burning program. What is the best solution? Seems to me it is simpler with an SD card but is it the right way to do it.

    1. yes i think your right i have been looking at YouTube videos on how to fix my mxq because it wont connect to the Wi-Fi anymore out of the blue and there was defiantly a video that evolved an sd card and getting the device in recovery mode with the tiny toothpick button then you can install from sd card in the recovery menu but I’ve not tried it so I’m not sure if it would work its worth a try i am about to try it hell i was about to ju8st throw the box away

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