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

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QSilveRevo

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Hi just checking if anyone has any success rooting the MDZ-19-AA running on MIUI TV Version: 1.5.63 (stable), Android: 6.0.1?
I tried practically KingRoot, SuperSu and KingoRoot - all are unable to root it.
Need the experts from this community to advise where did I do wrong?
Thanks in advance

NB: I saw some links that had success with the MIUI TV Version 1.5.33 (stable), Andriod: 5.1. My challenge is I do not know how to downgrade mine unit. Any kind advise on this is also appreciated.
 
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GameEs

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Velke Mezirici
Yes, it was good guess.

Are you able to use voice by clicking the microphone on the main screen? I have camera attached, Skype sees the microphone and the camera but android (Google launcher) says "can't reach Google". Do you have the same experience?

I thought that the remote controller itself has bult-in microphone, but voice control doesn't recognize anything. Do I have to plug in external microphone?
 

grandixximo

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I've tried some USB ethernet adaptors but the ethernet option in the settings never shows up, anyone else have this problem?
 

jerryjdp

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Can anyone help with my issue?

My MDZ-19-AA (Chinese version) MIBOX3S is stucked at the boot screen after I preform the first step (downgrading to firmware 1.4.5) of this thread.

I can still get into the recovery mode and select "factory reset" to rescue it, but it will then be reset to version 1.5.4.

Is it impossible to downgrade from 1.5.4 to 1.4.5 on my MDZ-19-AA?

I met the same problem as you. 1.5.4 to 1.4.5
 

hacker001

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my mdz-19-aa has brick it not shown everything , black screen , no signal
before that i had input this command "dd if=/sdcard/rom3s.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0"
but i push wrong .img and after reboot it stucks
by the way , when connect the box to my computer it shown worldcup driver in device manager
what should i do?
please help
thanks you
 
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CyprienDlp

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Freeze

Hi, I tried to unlock my box but after step 3 Android TV is stuck on loading (after 1 min the 4 dots are freezing). How can I fix or put it back in chinese version ?
 

espetero2016

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I think today's day my step by step is one of the best solution out there , no downgrading, no flashing,
For the ppl that have it brick just download the form and put the box on download mode,
And please stop trying to flash this boxes 9 out of 10 brick,
As for Ethernet is a big issue , I doubt that any of them would work as it should because they're not meant to do so, xiaomi decided to mess up the USB, is like when we enable adb over USB and don't see the device connected,
But for any one trying to use Ethernet , I've tried over 20 different without any luck,
Your best bet is save your money,
And upgrade your boxes / or replace them,
If you guys use my method to have it in English with working Netflix, and so on, please do not update with ota, or you'll have to do it over and over again, this is because I don't use root or flash,
Otherwise works like a charm,
I use a keyboard mouse rii 8 and Netflix and YouTube are working pretty good
As a piece of advice
There are third party apps that connects to your Netflix account and it doesn't care if your box is good by Netflix or not, the app itself validate the account

I personally like playon is free and you can link lots of different streaming service to it Amazon video etc
Worth to check
 
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maxisgsm

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5. PART 5 : CUSTOMIZE BUILD.PROP

1. Prevent Google Play update to mobile version automatically :
Open file Build.prop and repair code :

Code:
ro.product.name=once
ro.product.device=once
ro.product.board=once
2. Play 4K Video :
Code:
ro.product.model=SHIELD Android TV
ro.product.brand=NVIDIA
ro.product.manufacturer=NVIDIA
3. Change locale :
Code:
Replace 
ro.product.locale=zh-CN
with (Ex for Vietnamese)
ro.product.locale.language=vi
ro.product.locale.region=VN
4. Change GMT time :
Code:
Ex : GMT +7
persist.sys.timezone=Asia/Bangkok
.................still edit...............................

Hello bro...
thank for translate and the step. now i success flash my MDZ-19-AA to AndroidTV 6.0.
now need to do this step.
how to edit this build.prop from PC??
when i connect to pc, i only can see standard file like mobile phone.
 

carlmosin

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I got stuck on boot screen after downgrade...and cant upgrade to newest version also. I tried to skip downgrade to directly use adb boot, error read "adbd cannot run as root in production builds". Other guidance dont work either.
 

psyapahy

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Feb 25, 2019
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Hello!
I have MDX-19-AA with firmware from MDZ-16-AA and Google Cast from Youtube and more not working(
How can fix this?
This is possible?
 

TECH_NOIR

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Aug 9, 2016
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Hello!
I have MDX-19-AA with firmware from MDZ-16-AA and Google Cast from Youtube and more not working(
How can fix this?
This is possible?
 

ahmedemad

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Hi there, is it still possible to get help with this mode?
I tried the first 2 steps, downgraded to queenchristina, then used the xiaomi software to install usb driver. Then the 3rd step where I need to do the adb via cmd order, that’s where I got stuck and it froze, tried to restart then it got stuck at xiaomi screen where there’s some other logos under like Dolby etc.
I tried to flash again but now the logo of the android and bunny has Vietnamese text which I guess it means failed (lôi) , and if I try to use super user recover mode I get a message saying that “this package is for queenchristina devices; this is a once device” and that’s where I’m stuck now.

Anybody knows a way to fix this?
 

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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]:/ $ 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

    ---------- Post added at 04:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:11 PM ----------

    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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