Mi Box Update – Security Patches & Better USB Support

Owners of the Mi Box are being notified of a small update to their devices. The 557 MB patch will contains a “DRM patch with Netflix and CTS security patch”. The CTS refers to the Compatibility Test Suite, a series of tests which are run on Android devices to verify that common functions work as intended.

The security patch in this update appears to from October, which is a bit disappointing to those who are now three months ahead. Nougat was released publicly in August, although security patches are often published for several OSs so any OEM can quickly incorporate those.

Users on Reddit also seem to mention issues with USB storage have been fixed with this update, a bit of a belated fix to whatever firmware the Mi Box runs.

Mi Box updating

One user on Reddit pointed out an interesting custom updating animation.

Hopefully, Xiaomi can continue to work to have a very good quality, inexpensive set-top box that runs the latest software and works really well.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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  • yoloswagzoor

    “inexpensive set-top box that runs the latest software and works really well.” ?

    mibox cost about twice the price of a usual s905x 2/16 box, it’s full of problems and glitches, it don’t have the latest software and do not work really well. :/ there is dozens of reddit posts about it.

    • ike301

      “the mibox cost about twice the price of a usual S905x 2/16 box”

      You have no clue what you are talking about. The official US Mi Box runs Android TV, not a version of mobile Android on a cheaper Chinese box. Since you obviously don’t know the difference between the two, you should stay away from these kinds of discussions.

      • yoloswagzoor

        i feel pity for you. Dead brain troll.