Extracting .dtb file from a running Android OS


#1

Can anyone please help on how to extract the .dtb file from an Android TV Box while still running on its Android OS?


#2

If the box is rooted, install X-plore on the box and copy the image from “root/dev/dtb.img” anywhere you want.


#3

If you still have Android installed, you can boot CE from USB/SD and type dd if=/dev/dtb | gzip > /storage/downloads/dtb.img.gz on SSH, you can then download it from the Downloads folder.


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#4

This would be a good “How To” addition.


#5

Go ahead :+1:


#6

Wow, I never knew even an Android TV Box does come with unrooted (customized). Anyway, assuming for the worst case where the TV Box is not rooted, is there a better way to do this thing on a non-rooted Android TV Box?


#7

If I can boot this TV Box with CE, don’t you think doing the above from a /dev/dtb of running CE will just grab the CE (not Android) dtb file? Unless they are identical, I am interested in getting and/or extracting a dtb file from a non-rooted Android TV Box.


#8

Why would you need that?


#9

I’d root it first :slight_smile:


#10

Poida, I’m not sure how to pin the topic. Can’t seem to find a way.


#11

Not sure what you mean, you don’t know how to open a new topic (or asking how to pin a topic that you’ve opened)


#12

Making a new topic in the HowTo’s section would be the most ideal, that way everyone it is relevant to can find it easily.


#13

How to pin a topic so that it remains on the 1st page of the category. Ie this one might be valuable as a pinned topic under How To.


#14

Only moderators and admins can do this.


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