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Cloned Skybox f5 ?

Discussion in 'Skybox F3 - F5 - F6' started by bigbadbhoy, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. bigbadbhoy

    bigbadbhoy Member

    Is there any way to tell you have a cloned box before you start to flash it as I dont want a paper weight ?
  2. Running out

    Running out TK Veteran

    I thought ought they box's were clones of the open box
  3. mike123

    mike123 VIP Member

    you can go to skybox.cc and type in the serial number of your box that should give you an idea if it is a clone.
  4. bigbadbhoy

    bigbadbhoy Member

    Thank you I will check that out ....also if it's a clone do you flash it with a different file ?
  5. mike123

    mike123 VIP Member

    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.
  6. bigbadbhoy

    bigbadbhoy Member

    Thanks again I might get the hang of all this soon.
  7. Kremmen

    Kremmen RETIRED. INACTIVE MEMBER Forum Supporter

    Do you know which page on that site?

    I can't find where to type in the serial number.
  8. mike123

    mike123 VIP Member

    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.
  9. Kremmen

    Kremmen RETIRED. INACTIVE MEMBER Forum Supporter

    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?
  10. mike123

    mike123 VIP Member

    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
  11. Kremmen

    Kremmen RETIRED. INACTIVE MEMBER Forum Supporter

    The list of chip ID's are for the old openboxes.

    I don't think there is even a way to show the chip ID on an F5 (unless someone knows of a secret menu I don't know about).
  12. mike123

    mike123 VIP Member

    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: Jan 9, 2014
  13. Kremmen

    Kremmen RETIRED. INACTIVE MEMBER Forum Supporter

    From all the boxes I have played with, 8888 only worked with my S9/10/11 boxes.

    It doesn't work on X3, F3, F5, or F5s boxes.

    On the Information menu, my X3 does show an OEM ID of 0003, while the F3, F5, & F5s show an OEM ID of 0001. Don't know if this is significant?
  14. mike123

    mike123 VIP Member

    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.
  15. sb040

    sb040 Member

    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
  16. Bartdudecool

    Bartdudecool Member

    My box

    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.

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