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[v7.5] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 7.1.2] (Lag & Bloat Free, Pre Rooted, Samba & Miracast) [TV NETFLIIX] 2021 Update!

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aidanmacgregor

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Thanks for the great work.
I have a question: These 3 roms are with twrp installed and pree-rooted? If so it could be a problem for me, as I use AlexElec from sd card and apparently twrp does not allow booting from sd.
My device is Mxq s905x 1 / 8gb (I think it's a clone); the box is all black and with only the writing "MXQ" on the top.
Thanks so much

edit: I tried to flash the 3 roms, but you can't install any of the three roms, it returns an error at 4%. I also tried the alternate version (post # 355), but to no avail. Also now android 6 stock does not start anymore, the "s905x" logo remains fixed. Fortunately I can start the AlexElec 3.3.1 version via sd
Tomorrow I will post some pictures of the mainboard, maybe someone can give me some advice. Thank you
this happened to me, i had to throw android 6 roms at it untill one finally booted, i suspect it did somting funky to thr partitions maybe, not sure
 

aidanmacgregor

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You haven't reply about bluetooth issue.
The bluetooth is said connected but no sounds on headset
Can you fix it or a patch ?
are you on android 9 or 7?
Hi

with my vorke z6 plus

I installed [v7] Aidan's ROM [S912] [ATV 9] [LPDDR3] which has the latest android tv launcher etc... but some issues that I need help because
1 - It doesn't transfer the sound to headphone by bluetooth; indeed the rom find the headphone by bluetooth, it is associated and connected but no sound from my headset
2- the cursor of my remote or my remote is not fully compatible with the rom, how to fix the remote control or do I need to buy a new one and which one?
3- how to install Twrp recovery and root those atv rom because I need to patch display led in this atv rom

NB: this post and previous one are the same, I need a android tv rom for my vorke z6 plus which has led display patched, bluetooth and latest google play store, chrome and android home

Dear Aidan if you can add bluetooth fix for the lpddr3 versions and better compatibility for the remote especially the cursor i will appreciate a lot

thank

twrp can be booted from sd card, i dont have any patches, and most of the other patches availible are for android 7 and older, it may be possible to fix with diffrent bluetooth libraries
 

disti80

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Hi,
great Image.
To fix magisk install problem just delete ".backup" folder in boot ramdisk (initrd.img).
Latest Magisk (v22) works. If you need Xposed framework try Riru with Dreamland.
Hi,

I installed this image on a TX5 Pro (S905X).
It works fine but I can't install Magisk v23.0.

The installation itself (through TWRP) seems to work, but at reboot my box gets stucked at boot logo ("androidtv Aidans's Custom Rom Version 7.4 by Aidan Mcgregor").
I had to reflash the image to get it working again.

After reflashing and checking that my box booted, I started TWRP and using File Manager I found a ".backup" folder in /.
Inside this folder I found two files: ".magisk" and "init".

I deleted this folder and installed Magisk-23.0.zip again, but after this still my box hangs at boot logo

Any suggestion?

Thank you!
 

jimjack12

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hmm im not sure maybe try s905w, somone else had sucsess with s905w chip and installing s905w rom, must be the board layout, worth a go :)
Thank you very much aidanmacgregor for your availability. I tried to flash your s905w rom, but it didn't work ....
Kindly could you give me some links of the android 6 version you tried?
However I found the box of the box and in the plate there is:
OTT TV BOX
X000N2ZCNN
ITFBA-MXQ-S905X
GooBang Doo IT MXQ 6.0
Thanks so much for any suggestions.
 

aidanmacgregor

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Thank you very much aidanmacgregor for your availability. I tried to flash your s905w rom, but it didn't work ....
Kindly could you give me some links of the android 6 version you tried?
However I found the box of the box and in the plate there is:
OTT TV BOX
X000N2ZCNN
ITFBA-MXQ-S905X
GooBang Doo IT MXQ 6.0
Thanks so much for any suggestions.
ooft no idea where came from now, just a case of flash till one sticks :)
 

aidanmacgregor

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Hi,

I installed this image on a TX5 Pro (S905X).
It works fine but I can't install Magisk v23.0.

The installation itself (through TWRP) seems to work, but at reboot my box gets stucked at boot logo ("androidtv Aidans's Custom Rom Version 7.4 by Aidan Mcgregor").
I had to reflash the image to get it working again.

After reflashing and checking that my box booted, I started TWRP and using File Manager I found a ".backup" folder in /.
Inside this folder I found two files: ".magisk" and "init".

I deleted this folder and installed Magisk-23.0.zip again, but after this still my box hangs at boot logo

Any suggestion?

Thank you!

honestly not sure, i dont play about with rooting often, just occasionaly to get a log out of the system my goal was to not need root :) (are you talking about android 9 or 7?)
 

Ranjha_Mi

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Dear sir
According to your suggestion burned succesfully of android 7 universal Rom but box is not booting up its still like bricked.
Please help me. Tried neobox rom too it aslo flashed but not bootooing device
 

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CrimsonRid

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I've been using your Rom on multiple devices for quite a bit. It works great. However, I can't get passthrough sound to work. I thought it was my hardware, but I tried another ROM recently, the Slimbox one and that ROM does allow for S/PDIF passthrough, so it's not the hardware that is the issue I think.

I have an A95x F3 Air.

I installed the firmware ATV-Slimbox 11_6 version. Audio passthrough then works in Plex but not in Jellyfin.

I then installed the 2. [v7.1] Aidan's ROM [S905X3] (A95X F3) FB-Zeyn Elenson ROM, passthrough doesn't work at all, not in Plex, not in Jellyfin. In Plex it refuses to playback at all if the passthrough audio is activated.

Is there something that can be done to troubleshoot this? Can I assist in any way?
 

aidanmacgregor

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I've been using your Rom on multiple devices for quite a bit. It works great. However, I can't get passthrough sound to work. I thought it was my hardware, but I tried another ROM recently, the Slimbox one and that ROM does allow for S/PDIF passthrough, so it's not the hardware that is the issue I think.

I have an A95x F3 Air.

I installed the firmware ATV-Slimbox 11_6 version. Audio passthrough then works in Plex but not in Jellyfin.

I then installed the 2. [v7.1] Aidan's ROM [S905X3] (A95X F3) FB-Zeyn Elenson ROM, passthrough doesn't work at all, not in Plex, not in Jellyfin. In Plex it refuses to playback at all if the passthrough audio is activated.

Is there something that can be done to troubleshoot this? Can I assist in any way?

probably, but im unsure what, im learning as i go, dont really know what im doing, just been reverse enginering android TV for the last yeay & half and figuring out as i go along, if you find any useful info send it my way, may help in the future :)

out of curiosity, use rickys tool, unpack to level 1 (will fail level 2 or 3), and copy my logo.partition & system.partition, and then replace mine for the one your rom & repack
 

bambi_hu

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hello sir help me please
i have this TV BOX
and i want to install aidan rom but it failed at formatting 7% : [0x30201006] UBOOT / Disk initialize / Send command / Time out
 
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CrimsonRid

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out of curiosity, use rickys tool, unpack to level 1 (will fail level 2 or 3), and copy my logo.partition & system.partition, and then replace mine for the one your rom & repack
Okay, let met get this straight as I am a techy and developer, but haven't done this before.

Unpack your rom
Unpack the Slimbox Rom

And then do I
A. Replace logo.partition and system.partition in your rom with the ones from SlimBox?
or
B. Replace logo.partition and system.partition in Slimbox with the ones from yours?
 

aidanmacgregor

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hello sir help me please
i have this TV BOX
and i want to install aidan rom but it failed at formatting 7% : [0x30201006] UBOOT / Disk initialize / Send command / Time out
unfortunatley there isnt much i can do about this, if you can find another 9.0 rom that works then somthig may be possible :)
 

aidanmacgregor

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Okay, let met get this straight as I am a techy and developer, but haven't done this before.

Unpack your rom
Unpack the Slimbox Rom

And then do I
A. Replace logo.partition and system.partition in your rom with the ones from SlimBox?
or
B. Replace logo.partition and system.partition in Slimbox with the ones from yours?
option B :)
 

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    This is version 7.5 of my Rom, i use this as a daily driver and it is stable, it is CLEAN & NO BLOAT (any included apps are removable), this replaces my previous version (v6, v7 & v7.1 ect...)

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    Improvements Made [V6]
    ●NOT pre-rooted (Flash Magisk via TWRP for root)
    ●User Interface renders at full 1080p
    ●Fixed bug where remote power button would turn box off/standby but not wake it up again
    ●Added Miracast (scren mirroring) [BROKEN] FIXED IN V7
    ●Removed Chromecast and other bloat (wont work in uncertified devices and would fill storage in 24 hours)
    ●New bootlogo and boot animation (No longer will boot animation appear frozen during 1st boot)
    ●Added New App Drawer (And modified APK) THIS WILL SHOW NON TV APPS
    ●Misc tweaks & adjustments

    Improvements [V7]
    ●Added More Wi-Fi Drivers
    ●WIFI & LAN SPEED fixed (Was maxing about 6Mbps, now sucsesfully got 40Mbps)
    ●DPI Changed to 320 (Android TV Stock DPI)
    ●More tweaks
    ●Now comes with Filelinked Pre-installed (You can uninstall if you dont need)

    Improvements [V7.1]
    ●TWRP replaced as was rendered at 720p in the top left on corner some devices
    ●More WiFi & Bluetooth improvements
    ●Updated boot animation android tv 11 (Thanks khurramrizvi for extracting)
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    ●More Performance tweaks

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    ●Google Documents UI added (fixes bugs in some apps opening files)
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    ●More Performance tweaks

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    ●Added missing Files for WiFi Chip AW-NH665 (Thanks Erick)
    ●Special Build for devices that fail to flash Universal ONLY (MXQ Special Build) (Testing Need Feedback)

    Improvements [V7.5] (10/02/2021)
    ● Added Netflix Android TV Version

    Im very happy with how this turned out, please install and let me know if it works for you what device you installed on & if you have any suggestion

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    Tested on
    ●MXQ Pro 4K (1GB RAM)
    ●Trongle X1 (2GB RAM)
    ●NPET A95X( 2Gb RAM)
    ●rasse-001 (unknown Ram/rom)
    ●Leelbox q2 (unknown RAM/ROM)
    ●X96 (1GB Ram 8GB Rom)
    ●Beelink MXIII-II (Unknown RAM/ROM)
    ●T95X
    ●Nexbox A95X [SPECIAL BUILD FOR REMOTE AVIAILIBLE]
    ●Sammix R95
    ●M9C PRO
    ●X96 Max
    ●Buzz TV XPL 3000 (Needs my Buzz TV 3000 Remote. patch)
    ●Trongle S3 (Report that needs super su to root)
    ●T95N
    ●TX3 PRO
    ●KM5 OTT 1GB/8GB (No reset button 1 user reported using "Reboot Update" worked)
    ●Alfawise A12 Plus Projector (AW-NH665 WiFi fixed in v7.4, Also Needs my Remote patch)
    ●T6 S905X 1/8GB
    ●KM5 (This Version only Worked With Alternative Special Build AKA: MXQ Special Build) [No Reset Button, Connect the box to PC with USB & Connect AC Power WHILE also pressing the Power Button, the device should then connect to the software and Flash]
    ●Many More...

    Known Issues
    Wifi chip HS2734A
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