Can't download V2.1.1(20190417) [SOLVED]


The firmware update link in is not correct. Its embedded url is just “”, so when you click it, you just get a page refresh, there is no way to download the update.

Please correct this.


@Cheng You are right. no longer works, but I am pretty sure it worked. The update v2.1.1 is really amazing. If you do not want to wait until Boox fixes this problem, you can access the update file I saved in my Google Drive ( when the link worked. Please note that it is ONLY for Max 2, NOT for MAX 2 pro.


Dear user, we recently updated the firmware to version 2.1.1, which may cause bugs during use. This update has been temporarily suspended and we are currently developing a fix for these issues. The fix will be announced on our official website and social media once it is available. Apologies for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.




Is there any ETA on when the 2.1.1 firmware will be available again? I’d really love to try it out :heart_eyes:


I have and for me works well. (I use Max2 for note taking only, so I don’t know if other features are bugged…)
How can I share file? (736MB)


That’s very kind of you jack,
knightgu also shared the file some posts above so I guess I could download it there,
but since claire announced that version was somewhat “bugged” I was hoping for the final “stable” version to come out soon!


Hello, our relative colleagues are keep working. Hopefully the next firmware 2.1.2 will be released in one month.


Thank you for the heads up claire.
BTW… I couldn’t resist and downloaded the package from knightgu link above (thanks), tried it briefly (looks great!) and had no issues so far.

I don’t understand the necessity of WI-FI connection turned on to use the “handwriting recognition” function. Will it be the same on the new official update? I was very interested to try it but I have no WI-FI connection availble currently and so I couldn’t :persevere:

Anyway, t’s going to be an amazing feature, keep it on!


Probably the recognition engine is not integrated and needs the network to download the information.


Thank you jack - so it is a “one time only” download, and internet connection is not necessary on subsequent uses?
If so, I could take advantage of some friend WI-FI connection and then unlock this feature for home use.
Can anybody confirm? (sorry if this is going off-topic)


I can try tomorrow, but I think it need internet connection whenever it has to do recognition.


Hello Claire,
Perhaps you had to put a warning of this on the download page.
Surely you should have allowed the download of the old version 2.01 of the firmware (Max, Nova, etc.).
I, for example, am with the max2 and the bugged version 2.1.1 of the fw. and I don’t know how to downgrade to 2.01. How do I downgrade to version 2.01 or, better, to 1.9.x?
I look forward to the release of version 2.1.2, hoping that it is quite free bugs …
With version 2 you have changed too many things together without doing many tests; I would have inserted the new functions, gradually, keeping and slightly improving the old interface (v. 1.8.x, v. 1.9.x) which was much more flexible than the current one.
I thank Onyx anyway, I have been following for a long time (from M91 …).


Hi, thank you for your support to us all the time. You are suggested to download the AI recognition package first with the Wifi connection first time and then you could use the “handwriting recognition” without Wifi connection.


Yes, you are right. It should be downloaded first.:sunglasses:


Hello, thank you for your support to us all the time.

Generally speaking, it is not recommended to downgrade the firmware. If you downgrade the firmware, you may come across some bugs or even lose some data since there is something different in the new firmware. We will keep working and make sure that it will better in the next firmware update.


As Claire and you said, it works also without wi-fi, after one-time-only download.
Just tried.


Awesome - thank you jack and claire,
I’ll go and grab some friend’s wi-fi connection then :smiley:

And sure I’ll be catching the official upgrade as soon as it is available.
Boox keeps getting better and better with each new firmware, it improved really a lot since first releases. Great job Onyx!


Thank you for your support to us all the time!