This article comes directly from a reader question…. If you’re trying to figure out what firmware version you have on your MINIX Android TV box, it turns out that it’s not so easy to tell.You can go to the Settings screen and it will tell you the date the firmware was released, but MINIX releases firmware by number not date.

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If the device is old enough, it may not even have the ability to get new updates wirelessly, Over The Air.

That’s why you may need to do a manual update before you can use the MINIX System Update App. I’ve got a walk-through video for how to do a manual firmware update on a MINIX TV box.

There is another way to find your TV box model number.

On the bottom of the device, you will see a couple of barcodes.

If you’ve got one of the Windows-based TV boxes, you don’t have to worry about this at all.

But…you may want to look at upgrading your TV box to the latest version of Windows while you’re here. Luckily, MINIX doesn’t change the hardware much (if at all) for a device from the time it launches until the time they stop making it.There are a few ways to tell which MINIX box you have.I’m going to assume that you don’t still have the box that it came in.So, you’ve already been to the Settings screen, right? MINIX doesn’t come right out and tell you what firmware version you have. From there, you would normally have to search through posts on the Official MINIX Forum to find out which firmware you had, and if any updates are available. So for now, just find the date the firmware was released, and we’ll cross-reference it in the charts below.It turns out that your MINIX firmware version is going to be here as well. You’re going to want to look at the Build Number section.I recently updated to VMware VSAN 6.2 to take advantage of some of the new features.