TV Boxes & Mini PCs

How to ROOT M8 Amlogic S802 Quad Core TV BOX?

Because there is no OTG port on M8 amlogic s802 tv box, so you can’t use the same root method on tronsmart vega s89, so here is the only method to root the device:

1) Download this zip file and put it on a SDcard. DO NOT unzip it!

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Note: It may work on the internal SDcard but I did not test it as you cant write to it from the PC as this ROM does not support Mass Storage.
2) Put the SDcard into the M8 SD slot.
3) Go into your APPs and run the update tool.
4) In the update tool click the “select” button. It should list the file Click it.
5) Now press the update button.
6) The system should reboot into recovery and automatically install the zip.
However sometimes it reboots to the recovery menu! Not sure why.
If it does, then using the mouse, select “Apply updated from EXT”
Now select SDcard. You should see the file. Select it.
Recovery will then install the update. When done select reboot system from the menu.


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  1. Hello,
    I tried your rooting way, but when it strat to install I always get na error message about signatures.
    The file is still correct?

  2. yep, same here! the firmware is 4.4.2 KOT49H, but the build date is newer, 20141113. perhaps it’s because of this. can you help please?

    Thank you!

  3. did you manage to root your box?

  4. does someone manage to root that build date number?