Updated January 2022,The X18S firmware has been upgraded, please download and update in time.

This update solves the problem that most consoles cannot be charged after charging to 80%. Please download the update in time.


Updated January 2022.please feel free to use it.

Please note: when you install the firmware on the console, please keep the power of your console above 35%. It takes more than 20 minutes to install, and it needs to be turned on manually after installation. In addition, when you download the firmware installation package, you don't need to decompress it, and you don't need a folder to put the installation package into the memory card.

In order to facilitate the customer's Google Play service, the firmware of X18S with GMS version has been released. Friends are welcome to download and use. Please follow the tutorial inside for the specific update operation method, which is very simple.
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Updated January 2022
Note: betools is only suitable for customers whose console reboots or cannot enter the system. If you just want to update to a stable version, I suggest you use an SD card to upgrade the firmware, thank you.

If there is anything unclear, please contact me by email: hushuhe2021@gmail.com.

X18S customers have problems updating the firmware, and betools fails to read or write files. Our engineers are already dealing with related issues. First of all, please confirm whether the read and write permissions of your computer user group are checked. If yes To check, please right-click the firmware file-Properties-Security-Select User Group-Edit-Check the corresponding permissions. Then try again, I think the problem can be solved.


Hi, my Powkiddy x18s is hard bricked any way I can fix this? I was playing Pokémon fire red on pizza boy emulator. Then I closed it and than opened it . To see only the Powkiddy logo than after dead android logo. I tried hard resetting by pressing power button and volume up button . From that I get dead android logo with the word error. Thank you I hope you can help me with this issue.

Wilson Rodriguez

Forgot to mention, press the power button after selecting “Wipe / factory reset” to start the process. The screen will stay black for several minutes.


POSSIBLE FIX FOR POWKIDDY X18S LOOP: I had the X18S logo loop. To fix, try to long press volume down – key before power up (try several times). I small list of options should show on screen. Then, I used the down arrow on the dpad to select wipe/reset factory data (press several times down, seems the cursor takes time to highlight the option). Then wait some 15-20 minutes. I had to power the X18S after some 20 minutes. Hopefully, the powkiddy will start with factory defaults. I suspect it was because I added a 256GB sandisk microSD with the “use internal storage option”. I was transferring a 1GB file when it suddenly froze and the loop started. When I resetted to factory defaults, It said SD card was incompatible, so something happened during the transfer that corrupted the SD card. Maybe its better to use SD cards as external transfer storage and images / files, don´t set your SD card for internal storage.


My x18s keeps freezing and then restarting

jacob elmer

powkiddy’s friends
please make x18s an open source console!
look for @TeamBlackSeraph on twitter he is doing a great job


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