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sesdave

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Just installed the latest 11.1 TX9S version on my 2 old Alfawise S92s. Very smooth and quick rom. I was going to replace them but not now - much appreciated. Seen as I liked it I replaced the stock with the latest slimbox version on my X96 Max plus as well. All good.
 
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American_Jesus

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Hi, I been using your rom for quite some time now. it's by far the best performance of all the roms out there.
But i recently stopped use it becaue of Google, I really need a Degoogled device.

I've been removing google apps for some time romunpacker but its hard, sometimes it works sometimes bricks device. I would like to have a rom with F-droid or nothing installed.
I use rom mainly for KODI and youtube/lbra etc etc thats it. There is no need for google framework bloat/spy suck my integrity dry.

I know there are many people out there just like me, wanting a degoogled rom.
If your like me hit "LIKE", so maybe "Author" of slimProject reads this.
It would be so awesome to have the First Android rom free of Google Empire. A real slimdeal.

Maybe a extra rom release as an option which is totally degoogled? ;)
I'm one of those people, but without Magisk will be hard to do it.

I didn't tried, maybe NanoDroid can do this, it works with or without Magisk, removes Google Apps and install FOSS apps (microG, F-Droid...).
See https://gitlab.com/Nanolx/NanoDroid . Try installing trough TWRP.

PS: Make backups, this can probably soft-brick.
 
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ashagg

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  • Jan 22, 2005
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    Sorry If I'm repeating myself...

    A95X F3 Slim here

    I don't have a USB to USB cable so am forced to use the micro SD card method to install.

    This is my first time doing custom ROM's on an Android Box

    I made the card by AML burn software ...

    My issue is, when I try to update, It just displays "Upgrading" with the droid pic for like 0.5 seconds and then just keeps rebooting to do the same over and over again ...

    I tried letting go of the reset button at the EXACT moment when the droid logo comes but still the same ...

    Is there I'm doing wrong ? Are the password and secure boot files needed for the sdcard method? if so, how to put them on the card ?
     

    sesdave

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    Personally I always use PC dual USB method. If you have any external Hard drives one of them might have one. Just a thought
     
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    Chaoshead3

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    Hello,
    I'm here to try and help and answer questions (maybe also ask some).

    I own and have experience with flashing Slimbox to:
    - H96 Max X3 (the round one with s905x3 cpu)
    - Beelink GT1 MINI-2 (2nd gen with s905x3 cpu)
    - X96 Max Plus Q2 (also s905x3)

    All of them flashed with ATV versions of Slimbox.

    If you have trouble with installation I might be of help, I flashed all of my boxes with the SD Card method.
    I bought X96 Max Plus Q2 recently because optical output on my H96 Max X3 broke and I need it for my older TV receiver. However this new Q2 box is unfortunately way too recent, and does not have a full-feature Slimbox version yet. The latest one was released, I believe, two days ago on 17th of April in version 11.1, but it is still labeled as TEST. I'm using my TV BOX as a NAS as well as a remote SSH server to access my local network from outside. So I'm stuck without 5.1 surround until 100% functional Slimbox is released for X96 Max Plus Q2.
    Here to talk and help while I'm waiting :)
     

    ashagg

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  • Jan 22, 2005
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    Hello,
    I'm here to try and help and answer questions (maybe also ask some).

    I own and have experience with flashing Slimbox to:
    - H96 Max X3 (the round one with s905x3 cpu)
    - Beelink GT1 MINI-2 (2nd gen with s905x3 cpu)
    - X96 Max Plus Q2 (also s905x3)

    All of them flashed with ATV versions of Slimbox.

    If you have trouble with installation I might be of help, I flashed all of my boxes with the SD Card method.
    I bought X96 Max Plus Q2 recently because optical output on my H96 Max X3 broke and I need it for my older TV receiver. However this new Q2 box is unfortunately way too recent, and does not have a full-feature Slimbox version yet. The latest one was released, I believe, two days ago on 17th of April in version 11.1, but it is still labeled as TEST. I'm using my TV BOX as a NAS as well as a remote SSH server to access my local network from outside. So I'm stuck without 5.1 surround until 100% functional Slimbox is released for X96 Max Plus Q2.
    Here to talk and help while I'm waiting :)
    could you help me out a bit please?
    how did you creare the sd card ? I use the burn tool which creates 3 files in the card ... the rom.img , a uboot and an ini file ... but it does not work for me ...
     

    ashagg

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  • Jan 22, 2005
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    Update :

    apparently it started the Upgrade process once I unchecked the "Erase Bootloader" in the Burn Card app.

    Not sure if it will install fine without it but it's almost 50% done ..

    fingers crossed.

    Update :

    Bricked .. lol .. I think I'll have to go out and buy a USB cable :/
     

    Dvalin21

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    Hello, I plan on buying the X88 King, it seem to be the more powerful of the devices. I made the mistake of buying TVision Hub from Tmo and then they decided to team up with google. Not a problem except Youtube TV freezes on the device at full resolution. Yes i could lower it, but it defeats the purpose of buying a 4k devices only being able to watch things in 480p.......Bull I say!!! Anyway, any advice on this would be great. I did see a s905 x4 device, but still seemed under par for the S922x. Thanks
     

    Donaldrum

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    Hi all, really nice rom, great alternative to stock. I would like to report a problem that is serious for me. Practically the ENTER key does not work and neither does the OK one, in the bluetoot android keyboard when I try to search for something in the playstore, when I write or edit a document and when I search in the search bar of any browser. Can it be solved? In the stock rom there is no such problem. Then I wanted to know if it is possible to restore the full functions of ColorLedSettings. Thanks in advance
     
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    Rainey222

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    Hi all, really nice rom, great alternative to stock. I would like to report a problem that is serious for me. Practically the ENTER key does not work and neither does the OK one, in the bluetoot android keyboard when I try to search for something in the playstore, when I write or edit a document and when I search in the search bar of any browser. Can it be solved? In the stock rom there is no such problem. Then I wanted to know if it is possible to restore the full functions of ColorLedSettings. Thanks in advance
    I'm having the same problems with search pages. You enter the search text and the enter or ok button on the keyboard or remote dose nothing.

    I have the virtual keyboard hiden, but if I press the AltGr key (that is the right Alt button on my keyboard) that brings up the virtual keyboard and sometimes that enter\search key works for some apps but not in Android setting search or Google homepage search.
     

    Chaoshead3

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    could you help me out a bit please?
    how did you creare the sd card ? I use the burn tool which creates 3 files in the card ... the rom.img , a uboot and an ini file ... but it does not work for me ...
    I definitely use the burn tool, you have to make sure that files you're flashing and the box you have match each other. Then it's just a matter of putting the sd card into the box and starting it up (into recovery i think) and it should begin to work on its own. Also I NEVER use the ERASE BOOTLOADER option, I don't think bootloader is something you wanna mess with, and slimbox sure as hell does not need its own bootloader.

    How big is the SD card you have? My 64gb SDXC one does not work because it can only be formatted into exFAT. Make sure you're using an SD card that can be formatted to FAT32. So use sdhc card sizes like 4GB or so
     

    rolimrrx

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    Hello friend, I don't know the specifications of your device, but if you are interested.
    At your own risk. I have a box, T95z plus Aml S912 2.0 GHz octa-core; ARM Mali-T820MP3 2/16 GPU for the year 2016. I have installed all possible Anbroid 9 firmware, without any problems. What I do: In the case of Slimbox, I use the fw sbx_ugoos_am3_pie_v11_1.img, I can also use Tanix TX9S. unpack at fw level 01, delete bootloader.PARTITION, in image.cfg, edit with Notepad ++ delete the line file = "bootloader.PARTITION" main_type = "PARTITION" sub_type = "bootloader", I repackage to fw.img. Use USB burning tool 2.20, uncheck the erase bootloader box. As I said, the procedure I did for T95z plus, I don't know if in other s912 it will be successful. At least, doing so the device does not turn brick and is recognized by HDMI
     

    Systemdown666

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    Dec 2, 2018
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    good night
    I have a beelink gt1 mini and installed the slimbox rom and I have version 11.2 ... But I have a problem with the wifi ... My box stopped catching 5G networks ... how do I solve the problem?

    I await help
    Thanks
     

    gr33nst

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    I have installed a few versions of Slimbox on my x88king but I noticed the clock wasn't working properly on it so I switched to a different rom.

    Does the newest version (v11) work properly with the built in clock?

    Also is there any simple method of installing magisk on the box once you have the rom installed?

    (Current rom I am using has Magisk built in.)

    Would really like to go back to slimbox.
     

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