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5th September 2013, 05:20 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by BenniBenassi

Yes I can.

It is a Generic MX Droid-TV (AML8726-MX G18REF) box, now with AndroidGadget ROM.

I used this program below to create a special SD card (with a new image), which booted and fixed my box, with AndroidGadget ROM.

FILE: DD
FILE: IMAGE
FILE: ROM (pw: androidgadget.co.uk)

The DD program used to create the special bootable SD only works under Win XP (Under VMware is also OK)

I hope it will be of help.

If anyone makes a kernel for this that supports CWM, CPU speed mod and CyanogenMod, I'd be grateful

Thank you very much
11th September 2013, 06:01 PM |#12  
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WARNING, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, THEN DO NOT DO IT.

1) THE PROCESS IS ENTIRELY AUTOMATED.
2) NO NEED TO MANUALLY INSTALL ANYTHING ONCE THE PROCESS IS STARTED.
3) THE 2 ERRORS COMING AT THE END OF THE RECOVERY PROCESS ARE PART OF THE PROCESS.

AN IMPORTANT REMINDER:

If you can not follow the instructions correctly or you do not understand them, ASK BEFOREHAND on the FORUM and UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES PERFORM THE RECOVERY.

Under no circumstances should you do any manual installation of any of the files located on the recovery sd card.

The result may be a permanently bricked box with no way to recover.


Here is an almost-idiot proof ROM install and UNBRICK method instruction for AML8726-MX (M6) Android TV Box (1gb / 8gb dual core):
If you manage to brick your box, it is your fault entirely. I did the recovery image for myself and decided to share it with community. Use at your own reponsibility.


Also known as:
G18REF
DROIDBOX iMX6
DROIDTV MX
MX2REF
MATRICOM G-BOX MX2
or any generic Android MX Media Box with same hardware, AML8726MX 1G/8G set top box
HD18 V2.2
HD18 V2.21
HD18 V2.22


I created an easy-install SD Card image from this ROM: Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 v1.1.5+ (ROM DATE = 9th of August 2013)

The ROM was used for creating the special install SD card.

It is very simple to install, just insert a 4gb or larger SD CARD into Windows PC and use this program to set up the card:

DOWNLOAD THIS:
http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-Raw-...02Portable.exe

Then use the extracted sd card image file as a source and set a target to your sd card (4 gb), it writes the image, close the HDD RAW COPY program and eject the card (SAFELY - choose eject from PC, right click menu + eject).

DOWNLOAD THIS:
FILE: Matricom Midnight G-BOX MX2 v1.1.5+ image (August 9th, 2013)


WARNING: THIS METHOD WILL ERASE EVERYTHING FROM YOUR MX BOX AND INSTALL A NEW ROM. USE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.

As an added BONUS this will UNBRICK your device in case it is bricked.


Matricom image (Android 4.2.2): OTA works for XBMC etc
- Make sure MX device is powered off and power cable removed.
- Insert SD card you just created.
- Insert a match or a toothpick to reset hole - you will feel a click. (it is the AV hole in the back)
- Power on the MX box by inserting power cable, while holding the match in the reset hole.
- It will boot to recovery and start installing ROM.
- After finishing it will give 2 errors - these do not matter.
- Remove power cable and insert it again, the device will boot as MATRICOM MIDNIGHT G-BOX MX2

This is how the board looks from inside: (NO NEED TO OPEN FOR INSTALLING)

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17th September 2013, 03:41 PM |#13  
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Originally Posted by BenniBenassi

Here is an almost-idiot proof ROM install and UNBRICK method instruction for AML8726-MX (M6) Android TV Box (1gb / 8gb dual core):

Also known as:
G18REF
MX2REF
GENERIC MX MEDIA BOX
HD18 V2.2
HD18 V2.21

I created an easy-install SD Card image from this ROM: Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 v1.1.5+ (ROM DATE = 9th of August 2013)

The ROM was used for creating the special install SD card.

It is very simple to install, just insert a 4gb or larger SD CARD into Windows PC and use this program to set up the card:

DOWNLOAD THIS:
http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-Raw-...02Portable.exe

Then use the extracted sd card image file as a source and set a target to your sd card (4 gb), it writes the image, close the HDD RAW COPY program and eject the card (SAFELY - choose eject from PC, right click menu + eject).

DOWNLOAD THIS:
FILE: Matricom Midnight G-BOX MX2 v1.1.5+ image (August 9th, 2013)


WARNING: THIS METHOD WILL ERASE EVERYTHING FROM YOUR MX BOX AND INSTALL A NEW ROM. USE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.

As an added BONUS this will UNBRICK your device in case it is bricked.


Matricom image (Android 4.2.2): OTA works for XBMC etc
- Make sure MX device is powered off and power cable removed.
- Insert SD card you just created.
- Insert a match or a toothpick to reset hole - you will feel a click. (it is the AV hole in the back)
- Power on the MX box by inserting power cable, while holding the match in the reset hole.
- It will boot to recovery and start installing ROM.
- After finishing it will give 2 errors - these do not matter.
- Remove power cable and insert it again, the device will boot as MATRICOM MIDNIGHT G-BOX MX2

This is how the board looks from inside: (NO NEED TO OPEN FOR INSTALLING)

Thanks for this

Question, I thought Matricom prevented loading their firmware on non Matricom boxes, will this definitely work on a DroidTV MX?

Thanks
18th September 2013, 05:54 PM |#14  
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Thanks for this

Question, I thought Matricom prevented loading their firmware on non Matricom boxes, will this definitely work on a DroidTV MX?

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IF IT IS one of these and the board looks like the one on the picture:

G18REF
MX2REF
GENERIC MX MEDIA BOX
HD18 V2.2
HD18 V2.21

Make sure you check it is the correct hardware.
Don't forget to back up anything you need from it, since this will format everything and install a new rom.


ANSWER IS: YES

This is a special AMLogic Boot SD card image and YES it works.



This is how the MX box looks like:

MX Android 4.2.2 TV Box XBMC Amgloic 8726-MX Dual Core Unboxing



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19th September 2013, 01:32 PM |#15  
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Unhappy can not to flash the firmware with usb metode
Hi to all!

I have a problem with my eboda e300 tablet!

Tablet is bricked and works strange!!

With tablet off when connect this to pc into amlogicburnning software is detected like "standard enhanced" without press the button power and home.

My problem : can not to flash this tablet with original firmware!

Log is:
W/ Import upgrade file E:\Android\AML8726MX\eboda E300_SW-pc-1113-RD_20121129.zip
W/ [P3][20:50:01]Loading spl ...

W/ [P3][20:50:02]Transfer Complete! total size is 18556 Bytes

W/ [P3][20:50:04]Transfer Complete! total size is 500204 Bytes

W/ [P3][20:50:16]After load uboot, disconnect, mBurnWaitCount: 9

W/ [P3][20:50:19]After load uboot, disconnect, mBurnWaitCount: 12

W/ [P3][20:50:21]wait uboot run ,scan system again!!!

W/ [P3][20:50:22]After load uboot, disconnect, mBurnWaitCount: 15

W/ [P3][20:50:25]After load uboot, disconnect, mBurnWaitCount: 18

W/ [P4][21:47:32]Identify get 0, maybe device is reset, back from 0 step and retry


When try to flash this command work :
<command sn="0" path="usb_spl.bin" address="0xd9000000" run="true">load spl</command>
<command sn="1" path="u-boot-orig.bin" address="0x8f800000" run="false">load uboot</command>
<command sn="2" >crc 0x8f800000 size value</command>

and stopped here :
<command sn="3" >run 0x8f800000</command>
In this moment the tablet is not detected into hardware device!!

Thanks to all to any sugestion!
20th September 2013, 08:59 AM |#16  
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Confirmed working on my DroidTV MX

Thanks so much
20th September 2013, 03:39 PM |#17  
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Originally Posted by BenniBenassi

Here is an almost-idiot proof ROM install and UNBRICK method instruction for AML8726-MX (M6) Android TV Box (1gb / 8gb dual core):

Also known as:
G18REF
MX2REF
GENERIC MX MEDIA BOX
HD18 V2.2
HD18 V2.21m

I created an easy-install SD Card image from this ROM: Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 v1.1.5+ (ROM DATE = 9th of August 2013)

The ROM was used for creating the special install SD card.

It is very simple to install, just insert a 4gb or larger SD CARD into Windows PC and use this program to set up the card:

DOWNLOAD THIS:
http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-Raw-...02Portable.exe

Then use the extracted sd card image file as a source and set a target to your sd card (4 gb), it writes the image, close the HDD RAW COPY program and eject the card (SAFELY - choose eject from PC, right click menu + eject).

DOWNLOAD THIS:
FILE: Matricom Midnight G-BOX MX2 v1.1.5+ image (August 9th, 2013)


WARNING: THIS METHOD WILL ERASE EVERYTHING FROM YOUR MX BOX AND INSTALL A NEW ROM. USE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.

As an added BONUS this will UNBRICK your device in case it is bricked.


Matricom image (Android 4.2.2): OTA works for XBMC etc
- Make sure MX device is powered off and power cable removed.
- Insert SD card you just created.
- Insert a match or a toothpick to reset hole - you will feel a click. (it is the AV hole in the back)
- Power on the MX box by inserting power cable, while holding the match in the reset hole.
- It will boot to recovery and start installing ROM.
- After finishing it will give 2 errors - these do not matter.
- Remove power cable and insert it again, the device will boot as MATRICOM MIDNIGHT G-BOX MX2

This is how the board looks from inside: (NO NEED TO OPEN FOR INSTALLING)


Must be an idiot. I can't get the card to flash without an error writing after it says 100. If I try it the box boots into recovery but nothing flashes to the box.. I've tried 2 different sd cards
21st September 2013, 09:59 AM |#18  
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Must be an idiot. I can't get the card to flash without an error writing after it says 100. If I try it the box boots into recovery but nothing flashes to the box.. I've tried 2 different sd cards

Your box is not the correct hardware for this ROM.

It is not for other hardware than mentioned in my OP.
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It can work in the G02REF(1gb / 4gb dual core)?

---------- Post added at 07:42 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:35 AM ----------

[QUOTE=BenniBenassi;45502307]Here is an almost-idiot proof ROM install and UNBRICK method instruction for AML8726-MX (M6) Android TV Box (1gb / 8gb dual core):

Also known as:
G18REF
MX2REF
GENERIC MX MEDIA BOX
HD18 V2.2
HD18 V2.21

I created an easy-install SD Card image from this ROM: Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 v1.1.5+ (ROM DATE = 9th of August 2013)

The ROM was used for creating the special install SD card.

It is very simple to install, just insert a 4gb or larger SD CARD into Windows PC and use this program to set up the card:

DOWNLOAD THIS:


Then use the extracted sd card image file as a source and set a target to your sd card (4 gb), it writes the image, close the HDD RAW COPY program and eject the card (SAFELY - choose eject from PC, right click menu + eject).

DOWNLOAD THIS:


WARNING: THIS METHOD WILL ERASE EVERYTHING FROM YOUR MX BOX AND INSTALL A NEW ROM. USE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.

As an added BONUS this will UNBRICK your device in case it is bricked.


Matricom image (Android 4.2.2): OTA works for XBMC etc
- Make sure MX device is powered off and power cable removed.
- Insert SD card you just created.
- Insert a match or a toothpick to reset hole - you will feel a click. (it is the AV hole in the back)
- Power on the MX box by inserting power cable, while holding the match in the reset hole.
- It will boot to recovery and start installing ROM.
- After finishing it will give 2 errors - these do not matter.
- Remove power cable and insert it again, the device will boot as MATRICOM MIDNIGHT G-BOX MX2

This is how the board looks from inside: (NO NEED TO OPEN FOR INSTALLING)



It can work in the G02REF(1gb / 4gb dual core)?
23rd September 2013, 04:23 PM |#20  
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I have no idea but I think NOT.



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5th October 2013, 01:51 PM |#21  
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For those who are interested in
The package offer by BenniBenassi is a merge of
1. the MIDNIGHT-RECOVERY-SD-CARD found here at the Matricom-web-side
2. an actual full (Manually Updating Firmware) "Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 Firmware" you can found here (in his case the 1.1.5)


A little view behind the "secrets"
Hidden trash on the SD generated by MAC OS X (I think not really need ):
.fseventsd
.Spotlight-V100
.Trashes
._.Trashes

"Trash" on the SD generated by Android (I think not really need too ):
.LOST.DIR

Important SD files:
factory_update_param.aml
uboot-wyst-a11.bin
uImage_recovery

SD Version "factory_update_param.aml"
Code:
--set_efuse_version="version=1,mach_id=0xb8e"
--set_efuse_ethernet_mac
--wipe_data
--wipe_cache
--wipe_media
--update_package=/sdcard/UWS102912pusa_121122gbox_ext.zip
--wipe_data
--wipe_cache
--wipe_media
wipe =>
Erasing data...
The Android operating system partitions the internal storage of your device into different sections, including sections for userdata (--wipe_data) and cache (--wipe_cache).
Cache is for data of frequently-accessed apps.
Media (wipe_media)??? perhaps "/system/media/"...

--update_package=root: path =>
root means in this case "/sdcard"
path means FULL name of the package in this case "/UWS102912pusa_121122gbox_ext.zip"


If you want to merge the SD version with an actual full MX2 firmware, you have to copy all files of the archive into the SD-Card, perhaps without the new "factory_update_param.aml".
In the case of 1.1.5 are these:
mx2update.zip
recovery.img

The new "factory_update_param.aml" in the archive:
Code:
--update_package=/sdcard/mx2update.zip
--wipe_cache
The "factory_update_param.aml" at the solution of BenniBenassi:
Code:
--set_efuse_version="version=1,mach_id=0xb8e"
--set_efuse_ethernet_mac
--wipe_data
--wipe_cache
--wipe_media
--update_package=/sdcard/mx2update.zip
So, I think, it would be enough to edit the original SD Version "factory_update_param.aml" like this (but not sure because the wipes after the update_package):
Code:
--set_efuse_version="version=1,mach_id=0xb8e"
--set_efuse_ethernet_mac
--wipe_data
--wipe_cache
--wipe_media
--update_package=/sdcard/mx2update.zip
--wipe_data
--wipe_cache
--wipe_media
I think so too, the "UWS102912pusa_121122gbox_ext.zip" isn't need any longer on the SD-Card...

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