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raruba

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Sep 9, 2020
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SlimBox 12.1 will not flash on x99 max plus box (stops at 1%), looks like it need some kind of password....anyone have any ideas. last version I have been able to flash is v10.6
I was using USB burning tool
THANKS
 
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awibabau

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Jan 14, 2021
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Thank you for replying. Regarding Bluetooth I suspect there may be some hardware issue. I'll have to investigate further.

Chromecast: I was really hoping your root suggestion could be the solution but I checked and in the settings it says that the device is not rooted:
View attachment 5411395

Now, for the Vodafone TV app, I've followed your recommendations:
- proxy: none
- IP Settings: DHCP
- VPN: none
- Private DNS: Off

Unfortunately, the result was the same.

Of all of these, the only thing I'm really missing is chromecast given that with that I could stream from the mobile phone to the box and solve most problems this way.

OK, you are probably trying to stream from google chromecast to a rom that doesn't have chromecast installed, you need to install chromecast from the play store. But keep root disabled, then enable and see if it also works. Tested right now between my computer and HK1 box.

As for the vodafone tv might be ISP related, because my ISP ATV app works with slimbox.

You can enter the app with or without credentials?

Because if you are able to access without credentials it's because it's detecting vodafone network isp. Then if doesn't open any content it's probably not slimbox or your box related. I don't think ISP apps need anykind of certificate to play under android tv but i might be wrong.

In any case try install previous versions of vodafone tv to see if it works...
 

andrea0807

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Jul 24, 2014
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Hello, I have installed this slimbox pie rom on my gt-king. These are the bugs I encountered:
1) 5ghz wi-fi reception has deteriorated
2) The box does not turn off, when I turn off the box some times the box restarts, other times it turns off but the eyes remain on.
3) I cannot remap the F2, F3, F4, F5, F5, F6, F7 keys with button mapper app of the Rii Mini i8 physical keyboard, while with the stock firmware I could do it.
Hope the developer fixes these bugs
 
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jucca

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Jun 3, 2010
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Split
Try with this


Tried both.

On first soltion when trying to play anything says:

kQhmbmh[1].jpeg



On second method, missing some lines in which need to be edited.
 

jucca

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Jun 3, 2010
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Damn. Now I have new problem.
Wanted to go back to stock, and it's dead.
Opened a new thread, please if someone can help.

 

traversone

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Feb 18, 2019
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good morning all,

said that I like this ROM so much, my big issue is that with Skygo app (only) the AFR built-in feature makes the playing very very slow and jerky for 20 seconds more or less...after this kind of "frame rate challenging" the streaming quality is quite stable but very low!

can you suggest or comment on this behaviour in order to solve or totally disable in FW?

many thanks
 

rolo2020

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Nov 25, 2020
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Hi everyone! I have installed the 12.1 pie version on my x96 plus 2. Everything works perfectly! I would need to indicate some way to transfer the screen of my cell phone. Or if I have to install a specific app or apk for it. From now many thanks and greetings!
Hello again! Can anyone help me with this? I understand very little about the subject and you do a lot ... At least if you recommend an application to install in the box and on the cell phone ... Thank you very much!
 

Nivan0611

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Mar 5, 2014
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Hi All
Any solutions How-To recover recovery ?
X96 Air P2 S905X3 - V11.5 ATV


I tried to update to V12.1 but the process failed during the format process . . .
luckily the box boots back as normal . . everything works accept i CANNOT get into recovery !!!

ANY SOLUTIONS HOW-TO ?

1) I tried Reset option through settings menu to try to get back to the recovery, but no luck !!!
2) When booting into recovery it just goes straight back into normal operating mode . . .
3) I also tried to Flash the Firmware again but no luck !!! (if i'm correct, i think it cannot find the recovery)

Any HELP will be greatly appreciated

I am on V11.5 (this one is very smooth and stable)
Also waiting to receive the Recovery from SlimHouse

Thanks in advance
 

awibabau

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Jan 14, 2021
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Hi All
Any solutions How-To recover recovery ?
X96 Air P2 S905X3 - V11.5 ATV


I tried to update to V12.1 but the process failed during the format process . . .
luckily the box boots back as normal . . everything works accept i CANNOT get into recovery !!!

ANY SOLUTIONS HOW-TO ?

1) I tried Reset option through settings menu to try to get back to the recovery, but no luck !!!
2) When booting into recovery it just goes straight back into normal operating mode . . .
3) I also tried to Flash the Firmware again but no luck !!! (if i'm correct, i think it cannot find the recovery)

Any HELP will be greatly appreciated

I am on V11.5 (this one is very smooth and stable)
Also waiting to receive the Recovery from SlimHouse

Thanks in advance

Error at 7%???
 

sargaco

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Dec 31, 2020
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OK, you are probably trying to stream from google chromecast to a rom that doesn't have chromecast installed, you need to install chromecast from the play store. But keep root disabled, then enable and see if it also works. Tested right now between my computer and HK1 box.
I had thought of that and installed chromecast. But to no avail. When I try to cast from the mobile to the box, the box is not visible.

As for the vodafone tv might be ISP related, because my ISP ATV app works with slimbox.

You can enter the app with or without credentials?

Because if you are able to access without credentials it's because it's detecting vodafone network isp. Then if doesn't open any content it's probably not slimbox or your box related. I don't think ISP apps need anykind of certificate to play under android tv but i might be wrong.

I didn't try to enter without credentials (I'm assuming you're referring to username and password). Not sure that is an option. I'll check. But I can enter with the credentials and I can see my specific profile's content listings, the current channels schedules, my recordings listing and so on. So, I can get in with my user. However, whenever I try to start any of the contents I always get that failure message. Even though the box isn't in root mode, maybe they are checking if it is an approved Android TV distro?
 

awibabau

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Jan 14, 2021
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I had thought of that and installed chromecast. But to no avail. When I try to cast from the mobile to the box, the box is not visible.

There is an app in slimbox site called cast receiver and it was built in in the previous ROMS. It works great but you need to enable it in slimbox settings so you can see the icon in the upper system bar saying it's ready to receive. And ofc both devices need to be in the same network, meaning for example 192.168.1.0/24 or it won't work...

I didn't try to enter without credentials (I'm assuming you're referring to username and password). Not sure that is an option. I'll check. But I can enter with the credentials and I can see my specific profile's content listings, the current channels schedules, my recordings listing and so on. So, I can get in with my user. However, whenever I try to start any of the contents I always get that failure message. Even though the box isn't in root mode, maybe they are checking if it is an approved Android TV distro?

No, something else, i've seen a lot of people having problems in vodafone tv new app in the recent days. You installed it from google play store in the slimbox rom? Try to download official apk from official vodafone site or from apkmirror or aptoide...
 
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Nivan0611

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Mar 5, 2014
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Ok, i was saying 7% because it happened to me also on HK1, what i did was changing the erase flash mode from normal to full in usb burning tool and it worked. Sometimes i tick and untick the erase bootloader option also, tbh there is no need to erase bootloader everytime you install slimbox i guess...
Thanks (y) I will try the different options and let you know

However, my problem is . . . I CANNOT get into the recovery when i try to reboot into recovery . . this is the main problem
Secondly, my box will not detect the Burning Tool
 

awibabau

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Jan 14, 2021
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Have you ever used the dirty method? With a toothpick inside AV hole until you hear a click and then keep it pressed and connect usb OTG to PC and wait for USB BT to detect it and start, after it started you can take the toothpick.

There are too many youtube videos explaining and i think i've read some tutorial where the toothpick was used in the USB BT method (not sure if it was on slimbox website or 4pda or freaktab or here)

PS: I installed a lot of slimbox and other ROMS and never rebooted into recovery, always used the toothpick method...
 

Nivan0611

Member
Mar 5, 2014
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Have you ever used the dirty method? With a toothpick inside AV hole until you hear a click and then keep it pressed and connect usb OTG to PC and wait for USB BT to detect it and start, after it started you can take the toothpick.

There are too many youtube videos explaining and i think i've read some tutorial where the toothpick was used in the USB BT method (not sure if it was on slimbox website or 4pda or freaktab or here)

PS: I installed a lot of slimbox and other ROMS and never rebooted into recovery, always used the toothpick method...

Thanks for your help . . . will revert to you (y)
 

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    I think you are paranoid. That's not a good condition to have while trying custom ROMS in non certified android boxes. I mean...if you afraid of catching virus you should not use anything that can identify you on this boxes. I don't know why people try it.

    Anyway, paranoid aside, nothing is safe. And those apps malwarebytes claims they are malware is probably due to the fact that all of them have a vulnerability which is running at boot with root privileges. Any app that has root privileges without asking is a vulnerabillity and malwarebytes thinking about your safety (LIE) flag it cause they care.

    Just out of curiosity, did you try using malwarebytes with your own android chinese box stock firmware? Cause if you do you will be even more paranoid!! Given stock firmware came with kodis installed and other stuff...

    Even Xiaomi Mi Box s has stuff there in the system apps that should scare you!!!


    The factory image of most Chinese TV boxes are rooted by default, and then running a mix of both Android (Smartphone) & Android (TV) in a state that's not very user friendly (for someone with tech background, then one will understand the UI inconsistency of mixing 2 Android versions on the same box, but not everyone does). Slimbox TV Pie build carefully addresses the UI inconsistency and the result is fantastic so far.


    As for untrustworthiness of factory image of many Chinese TV boxes, yes, there is well documented information online about them.

    Eg. Kernel backdoor on Allwinner SoC & Amlogic SoC
    Well, backdoor is not malware but it allows malware to come in easy. Worse, it enables take-over by default.


    Which is why, I believe these boxes need to be flashed with custom ROM shipped by trustworthy teams & developers.

    You pointed out even Xiaomi Mi Box S has stuff scary to people, and I am not that surprised. However, Mi Box S is Google certified (unlike many other Chinese TV boxes), so maybe if you bring it up to Google, the giant would send some people to check on it.


    Regardless, if it's software, then it should be fixable. Eg. Armbian Linux developers are building their own kernel and those planted backdoors are gone for good.

    ================


    I think Slimbox TV Pie build is the first Android TV image that makes it as close to smartphone experience as possible (the image is based on Redmi Note 7 Pro, after all). It would be wonderful if custom Kernel is being built for this TV box image to reduce further any vulnerability surface (similar to Custom Kernel for smartphone nowadays). However, considering that Amlogic drivers are mostly close source, it will be a tremendous undertaking to make it work.

    We should be grateful to SlimHouse and the effort making Slimbox TV available. I guess if there's enough demand someone knowledgeable enough would step up & meet the challenge of building custom Kernel for Slimbox TV someday maybe 😊.
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    I think you are paranoid. That's not a good condition to have while trying custom ROMS in non certified android boxes. I mean...if you afraid of catching virus you should not use anything that can identify you on this boxes. I don't know why people try it.

    Anyway, paranoid aside, nothing is safe. And those apps malwarebytes claims they are malware is probably due to the fact that all of them have a vulnerability which is running at boot with root privileges. Any app that has root privileges without asking is a vulnerabillity and malwarebytes thinking about your safety (LIE) flag it cause they care.

    Just out of curiosity, did you try using malwarebytes with your own android chinese box stock firmware? Cause if you do you will be even more paranoid!! Given stock firmware came with kodis installed and other stuff...

    Even Xiaomi Mi Box s has stuff there in the system apps that should scare you!!!
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    Hey guys

    I have a G30s air mouse remote.
    Running on my x96Max Plus2.
    In slimbox v9 the voice search worked for ATV but not in other apps.

    I just noticed in slimbox 10.4 voice search is not working at all.

    Wondering if anyone has a fix,
    or if slimbox 12 is any better?
    Working with this remote.

    In more settings I search for mic and it finds the device under physical keyboard

    SG.Ltd SG Control Mic

    But the only setting are keyboard layout
    Hi, I have a G 50s mouse and voice search works for me in slimbox 12.1 normally. X96Max Plus2.
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    I'm still running 12.1 on my box and had the problem that after 2 - 3 days of inactivity, the box couldn't connect to the internet and a reboot was necessary to fix it

    Giving the box a static IP address in settings solved that. 2 weeks without a reboot and everything works 👍🏻
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    Hi,

    I have installed latest SlimboxTV ATV version on my HK1 box. All works fine and defently much more smoothly as with original firmware... Great job guys 👍

    But I have one problem. I use also QiDianz Mini Wireless Keyboard which works top but if want to enter anything into an input field the the inputed text is not visible in German. It looks like Russian? letters?

    Android on HK1 box is configured with German language and keyboard also with German one.

    Do you have any idea why I don't see the German entered text?

    Thanks a lot...

    Update - I should first search, sorry....I found the hint the deep in the settings there is another place where language for the keyboard could be configured. Now it works fine... Sorry again...
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    project SLIMBOX


    Multimedia firmware for TV boxes with Amlogic S912, S922X, S905X2, S905X3, S905X, S905W, S905Y2 processors

    SLIMBOX ATV and AOSP are two custom firmwares suitable with some modifications for many android TV boxes.
    The main ATV firmware is installed via UBT.

    Version 12.2

    • Corrections to the dark theme
    • Corrections in the work of spdif
    • System optimization
    • AOSP keyboard with voice search
    • The city of Kiev in the choice of time zones
    • Sharpness in advanced picture settings
    • Updating built-in applications
    • System amendments



    Cumulative patch for SLIMBOX


    New changes:

    Contains:



    Supported TV boxes

    8
    SLIMBOX ver 8

    • Updated google services and apk
    ВЂ Returned the choice in the settings of a dark or white theme
    • Returned additional image settings
    • Updated firmware
    • In AOSP, I returned the recent stocks and closed the menu button
    • Added debug settings
    • Added additional power settings
    • Various system corrections
    4
    I have found out how to root SlimRom with Magisk:

    1. Root SlimRom via the settings
    Then you will have "Superuser" rooting.

    2. Install TWRP
    You don't need to, but you can install your TWRP image permanently via the TWRP app:

    3. Extract boot.img
    You need to extract "boot.img" in TWRP:
    Code:
    cat /dev/block/boot > /sdcard/boot.img

    4. Patch the stock boot.img with Magisk manager app
    Install Magisk manager apk.
    Press the upper install button and select the stock boot.img.
    Magisk will create a patched boot.img.

    5. Now unroot in SlimBox settings

    6. Flash the patched boot.img in TWRP by selecting install, then image, then choose the file, to "boot"

    7. Finally flash Magisk.zip in TWRP


    Thats it.
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    I tried out all the Netflix APKs found in this link http://freeaddons.free.fr/public/AML/X96AIR/Apps Apk/Netflix/

    They are all the mobile version of Netflix. I have found a working Android TV version of Netflix if the person who manages that link wants to upload it.

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    tuto here https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv...-android-9-0-media-player?p=812451#post812451
    Code:
    Tutorial Flash Rom X96AIR
    
    
    
    
    *
    by ATVx96Air
    
    
    
    
    
    Preambule
    
    What are your Hardware version ?
    
    X96 air P1, P2/V2, P3, P4 PCB version? 2Go/16Go or 4Go/64Go ?
    *
    Very important stop if you don't know your version
    
    
    
    What kind of rom type you need?
    
    - Stock (build in rom) - Android (phone) AOSP - Android TV -Stock Custom etc
    
    Any roms for X96air P3 version here
    
    So you need:
    
    - 1 X96AIR box
    - 1 SD card
    - Amlogic Burn Card Maker v2.0.2
    
    
    
    Pre-installation
    
    1- Prepare SD Card
    
    On Pc
    Open Aml Burn Card Maker , select SD card letter ex: P: , select rom file ex: and check "to partition and format" button
    
    Now click on "make"
    
    Format sdcard and copy file begin.... let software do it
    SD card is ready now !!
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Flash New rom on the box method SD card
    
    First Now Power off and unplug AC power box /!\ !!!
    
    1- Flash box with new rom
    
    Put Sd card in the box , put a toothpick in av/out and plug AC power cable
    the droid logo appear unplug toothpick and progress bar for update launch...
    *
    Flash is begin wait wait wait dont panic!!!
    
    
    
    
    After flash the box booting on the new rom you choose ...
    
    Now you can drink a Coffee and read the Part 2
    
    2-Install Tools
    
    to continue you can install
    - Aptoide TV to have a alternative store link here
    - SAI Splitt Apk Installer to install bundle apk (ex: Disney+) link here
    
    
    3-install APK'S apps for your favorite apps
    
    Folder apk apps here
    
    - Netflix (Dont do update after install)
    - Molotov TV (install version 1.5 to force ATV) aide install 3.43
    - Disney + (use SAI app to install bundle)
    - Amazon Prime video
    
    Nota:
    [QUOTE=billouetaudrey;n812476]Install with success with SD Maker ( thanks to ATVx96air )
    
    Now, just two " bug "
    
    Disney+ don't have sound ( HDMI ) ( sound ok with molotov tv for example )
    Netflix not working ( maybe you have apk ? )  ???[/QUOTE]
    
    Solution:
    For slimbox 7 x96air rom
    Disney+ bug is on lot of box because no stereo flux in HD , put disney+ seeting in Economise Data Disney+ 1.6.2 apk bundle (install with SAI)
    Netflix not allowed apps on device without DRM L1 so put a working version here Netflix (no atv) usable with remote
    
    4 -French ISP TV apps
    
    if you are in france , any apps for TV here
    French ISP: Free, Red by SFR ,Bouygues etc....
    
    *
    Atvx96air French Guy I am
    I come back quickly with the tuto
    Great forum thanks all
    Download slimbox v7 here : https://mega.nz/folder/EKpxURCA#S2PgP0RmGGG0tlpB8owDkA/folder/Yepn3aib
    Download SlinBox v8 here : https://mega.nz/folder/VfwVVRjI#8NcwpJ_Fheqp-z7slEymWA/folder/4WwlUbCY

    to update V7 to V8 to sd card after make sdcard with v8 rom
    Code:
    [common]
    erase_bootloader    =0
    erase_flash         =0
    reboot              =1
    in aml_sdc_burn.ini
    Edit 22/01/2021
    NEW LINKS 2021
    New download page here: Slimboxtv.ru
    For P3 version here : https://yadi.sk/d/qK-h74ni8rh7lA?w=1
    All apk for French Country here: All apk for France ISP