[S905x] Help with Mi Box 3S (MDZ-19-AA) Bootloader Unlock And Root

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kaya_973

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So finally my issue was about the cable itself...

Initially I took a cable found like this 3 meter lenght ...etc... ==> It gaves me unknown devices on few computers. Not possible to detect mibox..

So i decided to kill 2 cables to joined them ! Then it has started to work fine....

Damned Cable...

C U
 

bunsoft

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I have the same situation like you, guess the new box already has the prohibition for restriction of downgrading.

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Enable USB debugging in setting.

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Guess you need a USB-to-RJ45 adapter for LAN; How many space you left after installation? less than 3G from 8G?

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press "Home" and "Menu" button, then plug power supply; you can retrieve the stock firmware in recovery mode

Hi everybody.

I thought i share with all how i solved my network issue.
I made 3 times reflashing procedure.
After 1st reflash i had issue with wifi stability, after 2nd reflash network was ok but something was wrong with video codecs/drivers. Playback with youtube app and Kodi was with studdering, playback tested from network or USB pen drive or USB SSD hard drive.
After 3rd reflash everything works well (in my case Youtube playback, Kodi and sometimes Google Chrome)

Wishing everybody a great day.

With regards,
B.
 

droidDHD

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Nov 28, 2011
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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Is someone getting netflix android tv version getting to work?

Hi ,

I have ui-800-3 error for Android TV version of Netflix app.

I use netflix mobile , as I have wireless keyboard it is not so bad, but somehow , still feels like pain in ass if compared with using Youtube or VLC.

And when I will upgrade to decent TV 720p will be looking not so nice.

have someone figured out
a) how to get working netflix android tv app
b) enable navigate with mi remote smoothly on netflix mobile app


thanks
 

Cipiace

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Mi box 3s china model MDZ-19-AA with firmware updated on 07/17

Hi,
I have a Mi box 3s china model MDZ-19-AA with firmware updated on 07/17.
I tried the procedure to change to an international version, but it stops restarting.

How can I do?
 

mmgomess

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Hide unlocked bootloader

Netflix native for Android TV not work because the bootloader stay unlocked after this

Anybody knows how to install a app like Magisk or Suhide in the Mi Box to Netflix back to work again?
 
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bigtalker

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Netflix native for Android TV not work because the bootloader stay unlocked after this

Anybody knows how to install a app like Magisk or Suhide in the Mi Box to Netflix back to work again?

The bootloader state is just part of a long list of issues why this trick won't magically turn this device into a fully functional official AndroidTV device.

Even if you sideload phone/tablet version of Netflix, you will be limited to max 480 resolution.

Without proper DRM license (and Netflix approval), no generic android device will run Ninja Netflix version for official AndroidTV. Simply putting a leanback launcher on this device does nothing to impart the needed DRM licenses nor does it gain Netflix approval and recognition. Same issue with casting.

If your goal is (partial) English menus, that can be easily accomplished with a few simple steps documented on this forum, as well as on Youtube. Messing with internal files and flashing roms not intended for this device can lead to significant complications, as seen throughout this thread.
 
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mmgomess

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The bootloader state is just part of a long list of issues why this trick won't magically turn this device into a fully functional official AndroidTV device.

Even if you sideload phone/tablet version of Netflix, you will be limited to max 480 resolution.

Without proper DRM license (and Netflix approval), no generic android device will run Ninja Netflix version for official AndroidTV. Simply putting a leanback launcher on this device does nothing to impart the needed DRM licenses nor does it gain Netflix approval and recognition. Same issue with casting.

If your goal is (partial) English menus, that can be easily accomplished with a few simple steps documented on this forum, as well as on Youtube. Messing with internal files and flashing roms not intended for this device can lead to significant complications, as seen throughout this thread.

Thank you for you answer.
I need Netflix, YouTube, Plex and Perfect Player (IPTV) and all them are runing.
I am using a sideload version of Netflix (5.4.0), and the resolution is in 1080p.
When I am running DRM Info App, it shows that Google Widevine DRM is installed.
Only Netflix App for Android TV shows UI-800-3 error when start.

I´m doing somthing wrong?
 

bigtalker

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Thank you for you answer.
I need Netflix, YouTube, Plex and Perfect Player (IPTV) and all them are runing.
I am using a sideload version of Netflix (5.4.0), and the resolution is in 1080p.
When I am running DRM Info App, it shows that Google Widevine DRM is installed.
Only Netflix App for Android TV shows UI-800-3 error when start.

I´m doing somthing wrong?

What is the actual model number of your device and what firmware build do you have installed?

When you run drminfo on your device, are you connected to a TV. Pay close attention to HDCP value. It must be at least HDCP 1.X to allow Netflix stream at 1080.
Failure to stream from Netflix ninja version means your output device has faulty or missing DRM feature. What is you output device? Likely it is old model or off brand.

I really question if you are getting 1080 res streams from that netflix version. Search for TEST PATTERN videos within Netflix. They will display the exact resolution and bandwidth usage by Netflix. It will probably show 720X480 res, which is to be expected.
 

mmgomess

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What is the actual model number of your device and what firmware build do you have installed?

When you run drminfo on your device, are you connected to a TV. Pay close attention to HDCP value. It must be at least HDCP 1.X to allow Netflix stream at 1080.
Failure to stream from Netflix ninja version means your output device has faulty or missing DRM feature. What is you output device? Likely it is old model or off brand.

I really question if you are getting 1080 res streams from that netflix version. Search for TEST PATTERN videos within Netflix. They will display the exact resolution and bandwidth usage by Netflix. It will probably show 720X480 res, which is to be expected.

You are right bigtalker.
My Mi Box has no one HDCP version and Netflix is not playing in 1080p.
 

charlesdego

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mycanal fench app

J'ai suivi la méthode et celà fonctionne. Merci !

L'application française Molotov fonctionne (téle officielle)

Par contre, pour l'application "mycanal", elle s'installe bien, mais lors du lancement, message d'erreur
Il y a une erreur de permissions, voici le message


picture.php


Cette application ne fonctionnera pas correctement sauf si vous aceptez la demande d'accès des services google play à ce qui quit
- téléphone
Pour continuer, sélectionnez paramètres>autorisations, puis autorisez tous les éléments répertoriés
CANCEL OUVRIR PARAMETRES


Mais là impossible de changer ses paramètres.
Avez vous une solution ?

In english, google translate

I followed the method and it works. Thank you !

The French application Molotov works (official téle)

By cons, for the application "mycanal", it installs well, but at launch, error message
There is a permissions error, here the error message

This app will not work properly unless you accept the google play service access request to this exit
- phone
To continue, select Settings> Permissions and allow all listed items
CANCEL OPEN PARAMETERS


picture.php


But there impossible to change its parameters.
Do you have a solution ?
 

hkgbenlo

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Hi just like to ask if I'm able to keep the tv manager to use with Halauncher? Thank you very much it works for me.
 

tarfan1364milad

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Cast

Hi everyone

i solved casting error mobile phone on mibox
step1 : install localcast.apk on your phone(sender)
step2: install seagate cast of playstore on mibox(reciver)

(just install seagate cast. another casting apps not work)

step3: open segate on mi box and wait 1 minute..then open localcast on phone and click on casting icon(yellow) and choose seagatecast of list..start casting first by music for configuring seagate app ??? ..
(important part)
after it you can see segate menu (photo music videos settings )
congratulation ?
now you can browse your videos (every things)..


note: in a few cases after casting videos no action by mibox..you must push play button in seagate media player on mibox(go videos section and stream videos)

i hope my post be usefull ..
Regards
 

IVREO

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Excellent work. Many thanks.

I have followed the procedure and everything is correct.

Excellent work.

Many thanks.

When I received the device and saw that it was the Chinese version I was going to throw it away. I saw this procedure and decided to follow it. Result device with English version and working perfectly.

I thought that this work has to be paid for. Where can I donate?

Regards,

J.A.Ballarin
 

alexcraciun

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Jan 13, 2016
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I did all the steps in Part 1. When I try to do Part 2, it doesn't show the MiBox under ADB devices.
For the MiBox, how should it be when I connect the USB cable to the PC? Connected to the power source? Started? Closed from the remote?
 

ByronFer

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Hi everyone, I just bought this exact model on ebay (factory sealed), but surprisingly mine came with english interface and not a single piece of chinese in it, except for the box.. But Im having an error code when I want to use Netflix, also.. How does voice search work? I cant find the way... Thanks
 

bigtalker

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Hi everyone, I just bought this exact model on ebay (factory sealed), but surprisingly mine came with english interface and not a single piece of chinese in it, except for the box.. But Im having an error code when I want to use Netflix, also.. How does voice search work? I cant find the way... Thanks

Please supply the exact model number from bottom label of device. Format is MDZ-XX-ZZ
 

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    CUSTOMIZE Mibox 3S 2016| MDZ-19-AA | NOT ROOT

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    Dear all

    This guide i translate from Vietnamese to English. The original topic as following link :
    http://miui.vn/forum/threads/tat-ta...iao-dien-android-tv-tool-tu-dong-tu-a-z.36880

    Thanks to :
    - 4pda.ru forums for Original 145 firmware
    http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=399304&st=1080#entry34714599
    - Special thank to Long Çhïvaš on miui.vn forums for very good guide and automatic code


    HOPE SOME ONE CAN PORT STABLE GAPPS FOR MIBOX 3S MDZ-19-AA


    CONTENTS :

    1. PART 1 : DOWNGRADE MIBOX 3S INTO ORIGINAL FIRMWARE 145 AND UPDATE TO THE NEWEST FIRMWARE (NEEDED)
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=70483441&postcount=32
    2.PART 2 : UNLOCK BOOTLOADER (NEEDED)
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=70483445&postcount=33
    3. PART 3 : INSTALL ANDROID TV LAUNCHER (LEANBACK), GAPPS AND REMOVE CHINESE APPS (INTERNATIONAL MIBOX 3S FULL )
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=70483451&postcount=34
    4. PART 4 : INSTALL ANDROID TV LAUNCHER (LEANBACK), LEANBACK KEYBOARD AND REMOVE CHINESE APPS ONLY
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=70483455&postcount=35
    5. PART 5 : CUSTOMIZE BUILD.PROP
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=70483459&postcount=36

    ....... STILL EDIT....
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    Here is the guide from 4pda for firmware downgrade :

    1. Download the necessary firmware (appropriate version, full or incremental) below the link;
    Download:
    Yandex MiBOX3S_queenchristina_r198.zip
    https://yadi.sk/d/aETJG42mvky3Y
    the md5: 3c2da1f127fbbfe7fb81eb77338d7423

    Yandex MiBOX3S_queenchristina_r145.zip
    https://yadi.sk/d/UVgpzJgjvhCpy
    the md5: 1c179a334046d1723bf86557d8ef96ae

    2. Unrar any downloaded file archive;

    3. Copy files update.zip and xiaomi_update on the USB-stick not more than 32Gb and formatted in FAT32 format
    4. Connect a USB flash drive into the USB-port of consoles:
    ➾ for Mi Box 3/3 for USA / 3S using a standard USB port;
    5. Go to recovery:
    ➾ Unplug power of the Mibox when it still operate
    ➾ For Mi Box 3S (remote IR) press and hold the " Home " + " Menu " button on the remote, and supplies power to the Mibox. The process of "firmware" will start automatically (the Chinese hare screen will repair androjda), after finish the Mibox will restart automatically;

    Original post :
    http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=399304&st=1080

    I have downgrade to version 1.4.5. It has ADB but USB port can not use when ADB enable. May be some one can find the way to root it
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    easier way to do it. no root no crap. no

    I'm having same problem that some users. I don't get working adb and is already software enabled. I get this error when I try adb root: "adb unable to connect for root no devices/emulators found". Anyone knows which is the problem?


    First of all you'll need a usb ( doesn't matter the size! even a external hard drive 500GB work. so no limit for it
    download settings apk. copy it and that's it.
    here there is no bootloader unlock or root. ( useless for this ) no downgrade or upgrade either
    here in 5 minutes your box will be in english with all the needed stuff on it. I've made more than 30 boxes already so trust me i know !
    ohh by the way netflix work without issues! more than 10 shows watched no error shown.

    now follow this steps.

    Sorry I've forgot if you tried any step to unlock bootloader or remove anything please reboot and recovery and reset your box you'll need it factory reset! in order to work as expected

    after that turn on your box
    sorry im not allowed to post links to pictures.. so youll have to put together just remove the 2 ..

    htt..ps://..ibb.co/hzwbPa[

    htt..ps://..ibb.co/c9j2xv

    Go To Settings, even in chinnesse is easy to locate and use
    please pay attention where i have highlighted and only click where i do !

    htt..ps://..ibb.co/hj8ecv

    in settings before wifi we have to disable automatic updates like this
    htt..ps:/../ibb.co/k38y4a

    please select and confirm
    htt..ps:/../ibb.co/cNB1Pa

    make sure that you do. this is one of the most important steps. after you do you can connect to the wifi without any issue

    go to your pc and connect a usb or hdd to it and copy Settings apk and aptoide tv and Halauncher ( this one you can download it through Aptoide tv)

    then connect your usb or hdd to your box

    htt..ps:/../ibb.co/dQaT4a

    A small window will pop up

    htt..ps:/../ibb.co/fjx2VF

    select where i have it highlighted

    select your usb after that

    ht..tps:/../ibb.co/e0yjSv

    select settings apk and click ok ( a small window will pop up stating that is blocked) just follow my screenshots and you'll be fine

    install blocked ht..tps:/../ibb.co/kWL9ua

    after you click will pop up this screen click ok on top

    install unblock" htt..ps:/../ibb.co/hP0L0F

    after click in select the top option and go back to install settings apk

    make sure to select top option even if is not highlighted htt..ps:/../ibb.co/drUxfF

    go back and install settings apk

    install settings apk"] ht..tps:/../ibb.co/nHOeua

    even this settings still in chinesse still is easier to follow looks like your phone or android tablet or some other tv boxes

    settings apk htt..ps:/../ibb.co/kqn8LF[/IMG]

    when on settings select the option under the lock (aka Security)

    select under the lock(aka Security) looks like a a ballon or something (aka Language and input) htt..ps:/../ibb.co/bs9oLF[/IMG]

    select the first option ok and then you'll see english last select and go back ( now settings is in english)

    after that go back to your usb and install aptoide tv

    after aptoide tv open update if necessary aptoide.

    go back to settings apk go to language and input and change the keyboard to aosp english

    go back to aptoide and search for Halauncher and install when done. open ..
    go to settings and launcher settings make sure you check the last two options.
    after that go back to settings apk . and you should see Home option on the left side. make sure you select your new launcher.
    after that go back to aptoide. and download all your needed apps..

    now the hard part you have to remove your usb or hard drive..
    go to settings apk. about and build version 7 times now you're a developer

    connect your laptop or pc to the box with a usb..

    and adb shell
    #
    copy and paste all of this the same as me
    you'll get rid of all the chinesse apps that they're crap

    just type the pm hide not the package


    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.mitv.tvhome (use this)
    Package com.mitv.tvhome new hidden state: true ( this is confirmation )
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.xiaomi.mitv.shop (use this )
    Package com.xiaomi.mitv.shop new hidden state: true ( this is confirmation)

    and so on.. you only type the pm hide .............! not the package ........!
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.xiaomi.mitv.APPSTORE
    Package com.xiaomi.mitv.APPSTORE new hidden state: true
    [email protected]ueenchristina:/ $ pm hide com.mitv.gallery
    Package com.mitv.gallery new hidden state: true
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.sohu.inputmeyhod.sogou.tv
    Package com.sohu.inputmeyhod.sogou.tv new hidden state: true
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.xiaomi.tv.gallery
    Package com.xiaomi.tv.gallery new hidden state: true
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.xiaomi.mitv.calendar
    Package com.xiaomi.mitv.calendar new hidden state: true
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.xiaomi.mimusic
    Package com.xiaomi.mimusic new hidden state: true
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.xiaomi.mitv.tvmanager
    Package com.xiaomi.mitv.tvmanager new hidden state: true
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.xiaomi.mitv.tweather
    Package com.xiaomi.mitv.tweather new hidden state: true
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.xiaomi.mitv.systemui
    Package com.xiaomi.mitv.systemui new hidden state: true
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.xiaomi.tweather
    Package com.xiaomi.tweather new hidden state: true
    [email protected]:/ $ pm hide com.duokan.videodaily
    Package com.duokan.videodaily new hidden state: true


    when you done you can turn of adb debugging or even better developer options off

    if in halauncher you see some app that i forgot just hold ok on it and you'll see the package name.
    so go into adb shell and take them out

    hope this guide help you guys out.. here you don't need to unlock bootloader .. downgrade.. upgrade root etc.!
    and work amazingly..
    if you want kodi or any other app like netflix etc go to aptoide tv and download them

    ohh by the way if you want netflix to work

    go to settings location enable high accuracy . then select date and time and set it up right.
    then go to aptoide and download the second option in netflix the icon have to be small and black background with the "N" in red

    hope this guide was helpfull

    This is my first guide ever made and my first post! so please forgive me if i made it a bit messy..


    if it worked out for you .. could you buy me a beer?? ]paypal........me/espetero2016 ( Remove the dots

    thank you y'all

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    I'm having same problem that some users. I don't get working adb and is already software enabled. I get this error when I try adb root: "adb unable to connect for root no devices/emulators found". Anyone knows which is the problem?

    hazme caso yo soy de mallorca.. !

    trust me easier way.. why downgrade to then upgrade to a version that if is user.. will not work a debloater.
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    2.PART 2 : UNLOCK BOOTLOADER (NEEDED)

    Step 1 : Turn on ADB Debugging

    a. Go to Setting> Account & Security > ADB Debugging > Turn ON
    b. If ADB Debugging do not display in Account & Security, go to Setting > About>Model>Push OK 7 times. After that do follow (a)
    Step 2 : Unlock Bootloader
    1. Connect between MIBOX and PC with USB cable (Two male terminal)
    2. On the PC, go to ADB folder "Shift"+"right mouse" and "Open command windows here"
    3. On CMD windows type :
    Code:
    adb root
    adb disable-verity
    adb reboot

    Step 3: After restart, go to PART 3 OR PART 4 (Chose PART 3 or PART 4 only)

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    Maybe Adb still OFF or your Mibox do not connect to your Pc. Do you use usb cable or adb wifi ?. Which is version of your firmware ?

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