Jynxbox Android HD is an Android TV box designed to run XBMC

The Jynxbox Android HD is a hackable set-top-box with an ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Android 4.0 software. It’s also one of the few devices of its type to ship with the XBMC media center application pre-loaded.

You can pick up a Jynxbox Android HD for $115, or opt for a cheaper Jynxbox Android HD mini TV stick for $85.

Jynxbox Android HD

While there are cheaper options available, the Jynxbox devices look like pretty versatile machines for turning your TV into a smart TV. AdamOutler from xda-developers has put together a video showing what the Android HD box looks like when you rip it apart, and pointing out a few other surprises.

For instance, if you stick a pin in a reset slot while connecting a power source, the Jynxbox Android HD boots into recovery mode — and from there, you’ll find an option to root your device. In fact, the only way to exit recovery is to root your device, which seems a little strange.

Once that’s done you’ll want to install SuperSU or SuperUser from the Play Store in order to make sure that apps can’t gain root permission on your device without your knowledge.

The JynxboxAndroid HD features a 1.2 GHz Amlogic AM8726-M3 processor, Mali 400 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. It has 3 USB ports, a microSD card slot, Ethernet, WiFI, and HDMI ports, and an IR sensor for a remote control.

The Jynxbox Android HD Mini has similar specs, but it has just 2GB of storage, fewer ports, and looks like a chunky USB flash drive.

Both models ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software and a version of the XBMC media center app from xbmcandroid.com.

  • lowsum

    This looks identical to a Pivos Xios…hmm smells china knock off.

  • Joel

    Any idea if it supports CEC? It doesn’t seem like many of the Android sticks have that capability.

  • cyouth858

    no bluetooth… FAIL, single core cpu and vpu.. FAIL