+ Monday August 19th, 2019

Xiaomi’s Mi Box Android TV streamer is a popular option for people who want to watch Netflix, Youtube etc but don’t have a Smart TV with these apps built-in.

A few days ago Xiaomi released an Android System update for their Mi Box 3 International MDZ-16-AB model which included several patches and upgraded the Android Security Patch Level to 1 July 2017.

Most owners including myself installed the patch and were able to use their Mi Box again 15min later.

However some unfortunate people have found that the patch didn’t install properly and ended up stuck on a “rebooting now” screen.

Mi Box user WRXTASY over on Whirlpooladvises that manually updating your Mi Box MDZ-16-AB model following the steps below should fix this problem:

  1. Download the July Marshmallow update .zip from the Google servers July 2017 MM update.zip
  2. save to a Fat32 formatted USB stick
  3. Boot into Android Recovery by: Shutting Down and Pulling the power cord.
  4. Insert USB stick
  5. Press (back + OK) on the remote
  6. Plugin Power cord again
  7. Apply update from EXT > Update from udisk > select update.zip
  8. Reboot

Neerav Bhatt   Associate


Neerav has been interested in Android phones since he bought the 1st one ever released (HTC Dream/G1). He has never bought an Apple product :-) His dream phone would have stock Android OS, fast high-res camera and swappable 4000mAh battery.

A high performer in multiple fields, Neerav has worked as an IT Support Analyst, Mainstream media writer/Photojournalist and University Research Librarian.

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my mi box3 international casting has problem. i cant cast anything from mobile to mi box.
but can stream video from phone to kodi ?
please help to fix this.


Hi my xiaomi 4k cannot connect to wifi ? pls help cos it was ok when i bring bk to the shop …….anything to do with my house wifi ? thks


you should change wifi channel to 1 or 6 .

Walter Mainville
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Hi please I need help in any way. I have the mi box but had it updated to a nougat 1028 build and it’s constantly trying to update the July security patch. However since this is a 6.0 update, it will “not” work on a 7.0 build, but will continue to try updating that fix. I can’t stop it. Is there a detailed way I can revert to 6.0 please and or bypass that July security update?


This worked like a charm, thank you so much…….


Hi. I have Mi Box 2 running on Android Kit Kat. How do I update my OS to Marshmallow? Thanks a lot.


I have side loaded apps like Xender, Share IT, Quick Pic on Mi Box 3 INT Version but it always opens up in Portrait mode on my Screen. I want that apps to be Landscape which fits on my Monitor or screen. Any solution? Your help is highly appreciated.

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