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Is there any way to tell you have a cloned box before you start to flash it as I dont want a paper weight ?
if it is a clone you will have to go to the person you bought it off for support. normaly the cloned boxes are supported however, you have to know the company who produced it as they have the software on there site.
you have to scan the qr code this is normaly on the box it should direct you to a site where you can do it.
When I scan the QR code on my F5s box, it comes up with the skybox.cc website.
Does this in itself mean that the box is genuine?
I don't have the box for my F5, so cannot check.
What's to stop the QR code being copied onto clone boxes?
if it directs to the cc.website it is supposed to be a genuine box. there is a list of chip numbers on the cc website they are supposed to be for the f5 aswell. try that
the clone models when you get the qr will normaly direct you to their site. try tools/about then press 8888 for chip ID
Last edited by mike123; 09-01-2014 at 12:46 PM.
like i said i think if the qr code directs you stright to the site it is fine. i think on the clone versions it directs you to another site.
Cloned boxes scan will take you to the hddbv...website. my first box was a clone which ive sent back today. The replacement box scan takes me to the skybox website and the menus also set out differently. The boot screen also shows the skybox website url during boot and since updating to the latest skyboxcc firmware I now have a decent epg and working netapps.
As long as it dont blow up on the 10th reboot I'll be happy
My box was a clone box but it seems to work fine. A lot of the features are blocked, it is very annoying, I'm going to sell and get another box.