So I've been endlessly Google searching for two days now. I've tried everything I've been able to find online but cannot yield any results.
I have two VMedia VBox Quad+ (Amlogic s805, 1gb ddr3 ram, Android 4.4) android tv boxes that have been collecting dust and I am trying to make them useful. I haven't had any luck trying to get LibreELEC up and running though.
I've tried using Etcher to burn the img onto my micro sd card, tried updating from the zip and I've downloaded and tired anything I could get my hands on. My most recent attempts have been with LibreELEC 126.96.36.199.
With 188.8.131.52 burned onto my microSD card, the device will only either boot up normally or I can put it into recovery mode, but never will it boot from the microSD card.
I've also tried putting the img itself on the microSD card and renaming it to "recovery.img" and adding a factory_update_param file. In recovery mode when I select the sd card, it doesn't show anything. But if I load the box normally then go to settings, system updater, local updates, I can go to the sd card and select the .img. It'll then try to update using it but it fails to prepare.
I've also tried leaving the img in a zip but zips don't show up in the "apply update from EXT" area either.
I am on Windows 10 and do not have any linux environment set up so any advice would need to be Windows 10 based. I know I'm probably missing something super simple or extremely obvious but I'm new to this whole "custom firmware on crappy android boxes" world.
Let me know if any of you can spot what I am doing wrong. Any help would be much appreciated.