[v7] Aidan's ROM [S905W4] [S905W] [S912] [S905X2] [S905X3] [Android TV 9] (Mi Box FW Port To Amlogic Boxes)

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aidanmacgregor

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    Screenshot_20210429-174730[2].png

    ^^^NEW Homescreen, Update From Play Store ^^^

    Aidan's Custom ROM S905W, S912 & S905x3

    If You See An Update Available Via OTA The Plan is For Me To Release An Update Within A Week Based On The Latest Official Mi Box Firmware

    bootup.jpg

    Boot animation
    v7.1 boot.gif

    First Boot Welcome Screen
    Screenshot_20200624-000353.png

    Final Step & Infomation
    Screenshot_20210428-191506[1].png

    Preinstalled Apps (New UI)
    Screenshot_20210428-212457.png

    Google Play Certified
    Screenshot_20201208-033507.png

    Settings, About
    Screenshot_20210428-212037.png

    Android TV Netflix! (Install Apk)
    Screenshot_20210207-224128.png


    This is My Android 9.0 Firmware, This Is Based On The Official Mi Box Android TV 9.0 Firmware

    This Is A Firmware Port Of The Xiaomi Mi Box Firmware Designed To Run On Other Amlogic Devices

    This Firmware Is FAST & STABLE

    WARNING: This Is Experimental & Requires Multiple Steps, Please Read About "Mask Rom Mode" To Know How To Recover Your Device If Installation Fails!
    This Has The New Amlogic Kernel And May Not Work On All Device

    How To Install

    Use USB Burning Tool, See Website

    Wait Up To 5 Mins For Firmware To Boot For First Time & Proceed Through Initial Set Up

    Open Settings & Navigate To "Apps", Then Choose "See All Apps" Then Disable "Movie Player" & File Manager If They Don't Work & Any Other Apps You Want To Hide

    Enjoy!
    ------------------------------------------------
    NEW Website! Check it out & Download!
    >>>> Website Click Here <<<<
    -----------------------

    v7 New Features (29.April.2021)
    BASED ON LATEST MI BOX Official Pie Build 3409
    Security Patch 5.January.2021
    Now Includes App Drawer (Non Tv Apps)
    Now Includes File Browser
    Cleaned & De Bloat
    More Tweaks...

    v6 New Features (N/A)
    Not Released On This Chip

    v5 New Features (N/A)
    Not Released On This Chip

    v4 New Features (16.Nov.2020)
    1st Update After OTA Update Available Notification
    BASED ON LATEST MI BOX Official Pie Build 3139
    Security Patch 5.October.2020
    NTFS & exFAT USB Drive Support Added
    Removed Mi Tv Analytics
    Bug Report Sender Removed

    v3 New Features
    BASED ON STABLE MI BOX Official Pie Build 2696
    Security Patch 5.April.2020
    New Google Keyboard From Chromecast With Google TV
    New Boot animation
    Enabled 14 Wi-Fi Channels
    Updated Google Play Store
    De Bloat System
    Remove Chromecast
    Remove Google Play Games, Music & Video
    Remove Netflix & Prime Video
    Reduced img Size For Faster Download
    Reduced Install Time
    More Tweaks

    v2 New Features
    BASED ON STABLE MI BOX Official Pie Build 2696
    Security Patch 5.April.2020
    Created USB Burnig tool Image
    New Install Method Now 1 Step Install

    v1 Features
    BASED ON STABLE MI BOX Official Pie Build 2696
    Security Patch 5.April.2020
    Original Install Method Using base ROM & Update.ZIP

    How To Install

    Use USB Burning Tool, See Website

    Wait Up To 5 Mins For Firmware To Boot For First Time & Proceed Through Initial Set Up

    Open Settings & Navigate To "Apps", Then Choose "See All Apps" Then Disable "Movie Player" & File Manager If They Don't Work & Any Other Apps You Want To Hide

    Enjoy!

    USB Burning Tool Cant See Device
    if usb burning tool cant detect your device, and youve tried other ports, cables ect then Mask ROM Mode May Be Needed, See Here
    Youtube Unbrick Guide

    Netflix wont work from play store
    The TV Version of Netflix needs Widevine Level 1 DRM, This cannot be added to your device with a firmware, Patched Netflix Apk Now Available

    Amazon Prime Wont Work
    A. Like Netflix Install the mobile app, the TV version needs Widevine Level 1

    Disney+ No Sound
    A. Fixed Earlier Release

    No Root
    There Is No Root In This Firmware Because This Is a User Build (Not User Debug)
    User Build: This Is Like The official Android Tv Devices (Like Mi Box), it does not have root or TWRP, Uses Release Keys and is SELINUX enforced
    Why?
    This Makes More Apps Show Up In The Play Store that didn't show before, (Example: Isp Android TV live tv app, only shows in Play Store On non rooted and SELINUX enforced devices, also the streams in the app do not even play in rooted devices.) And other Apps With Similar Issues On Non Certified Devices....

    myCANAL App No Sound...
    See This Post
     

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    aidanmacgregor

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    Please update link firmware for S912. I'll test it!
    Thank,

    Ok Heres Some S912 Tesing Roms, S912 is complex with quite a few diffrent versions, 9 or so test roms all together, 2 uploaded so far

    I Need To know If It Flashes & Boots Successfully
    Free Space After New Install
    Any Preinstalled Apps
    Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Working & What Wi-Fi Chip
    Performance
    Remote
    Anything Else You Think Might Be Helpful :)
     
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    MK1-1

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    Hello, will try later today on Mecool bb2 pro.
    • SoC – Amlogic S912 octo-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz with ARM Mali-820MP3 GPU
    • System Memory – 3 GB DDR4
    • Storage – 16 GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
    Is it a good candidate?
    How about ir remote?

    //Markus.
     
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    aidanmacgregor

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    Hello, will try later today on Mecool bb2 pro.
    • SoC – Amlogic S912 octo-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz with ARM Mali-820MP3 GPU
    • System Memory – 3 GB DDR4
    • Storage – 16 GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
    Is it a good candidate?
    How about ir remote?

    //Markus.
    Hi, Cant Guarantee Remote, Cant Guarantee Anything really, This Is Currently testing, i don't have an s912 device to test on so changes are made blindly and am counting on community feedback on compatibility :)
     
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    athlon1

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    OK, i managed to install your S912/LPDDR3/LAN100/QCA9377/ltm8830 Rom succesfully on my M8S Pro L(Q)
    Didnt work to install via Burn Card Maker but worked after flashing via Burn Tool!

    Boots up correctly and so far seems to work fine, Wifi and remote control is working fine on my box.
    If i find bugs im gonna tell you. Thanks for you work :)
     
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    aidanmacgregor

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    OK, i managed to install your S912/LPDDR3/LAN100/QCA9377/ltm8830 Rom succesfully on my M8S Pro L(Q)
    Didnt work to install via Burn Card Maker but worked after flashing via Burn Tool!

    Boots up correctly and so far seems to work fine, Wifi and remote control is working fine on my box.
    If i find bugs im gonna tell you. Thanks for you work :)

    Awesome Thanks :D
     
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    Ok j'ai installé la version s912 DDR3&DDR4 LAN 1000 v3 sur une beelink gt1 ultimate AP6255 j'aime bien mais le bluetooth ne marche pas et j'ai reçu une mise à jour par OTA que je n'arrive pas à l'installer même j'ai renommé le fichier en update.zip et que je l'ai sur la carte sd
     

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    Ok j'ai installé la version s912 DDR3&DDR4 LAN 1000 v3 sur une beelink gt1 ultimate AP6255 j'aime bien mais le bluetooth ne marche pas et j'ai reçu une mise à jour par OTA que je n'arrive pas à l'installer même j'ai renommé le fichier en update.zip et que je l'ai sur la carte sd
    Hi, Thanks For The Feedback,
    The OTA Update Is Attempting To Install The Latest Official Mi Box Firmware, Ad Due To Our Devices Not Being A Genuine Mi Box the Update Fails (And if it did work it would brick the box due to different RAM ,SOC, DTB & Bootloader Once I Obtain The Latest Official Update.Zip I Will Manually Update The Firmware Images, If You Have A Copy Of The Lated Update.Zip Can You Please Upload? Or Tell Me How You Extracted The Update.zip?
    Thanks
     
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      hi @aidanmacgregor is there any chance to get a file to flash via ota update?
      My s905x3 box has no reset button ANYWHERE and can't get into fastboot, my only option is to try over ota.
      THX!
      you can try sd burn card maker but i would highly reccomend figuring out mask rom mode, this it much more poerful and can unbrick devices, i made a video here about the process
      1
      I was very hopeful for this Rom on an old Probox2 Air Plus I have, Installs boots and everything works, However it will randomly freeze and reboot here and there, Also I am unable to get audio from HBO,.
      You tube TV fires a random video playback error and will not play anything, I would have also liked to see the ability to use your own Launcher..
      Sorry it took me so long to respond was out of town, I was able to load the DDR792 version on my Probox2 Air Plus, Everything working great, Fast stable and brought new life to an old box, I will have to live without Youtube TV & HBO for now, Thank you

      aidanmacgregor

      1
      Bluetooth = Ok
      wi-fi = Ok
      Controle Remoto = Ok
      LAN = Ok
      Youtube = Ok
      Netflix = Ok

      Meu T95z Plus 16 GB era perfeito

      Agradeço ao desenvolvedor pelo excelente trabalho.
      1
      hello me too booting recovery by adb (the reset button won't work) y have twrp (recovery.img) on usb stick bu not able boot on twrp only on the v7 rom recovery. do you able provide me your temporary twrp (link for download) your twrp is a zip file ? how to upload temporary recovery ?
      You noot to norml recovery, chose update from udisk, chose the twrp zip and it will boot into twrp
      1
      Hey @aidanmacgregor !
      Today I have one Android Update message and after trying to update, I received error Signature Verification Failed. Is there any way to work around this issue and successfully update the BOX?

      Another issue is regarding having a second Google Account on device. Often appears a white screen saying "Looking for updates", then followed by "An error occurred". This happens all the time.
      These Update Messages belong to the original Mi Box. Our devices can't be updated by the shown download.
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      Screenshot_20210429-174730[2].png

      ^^^NEW Homescreen, Update From Play Store ^^^

      Aidan's Custom ROM S905W, S912 & S905x3

      If You See An Update Available Via OTA The Plan is For Me To Release An Update Within A Week Based On The Latest Official Mi Box Firmware

      bootup.jpg

      Boot animation
      v7.1 boot.gif

      First Boot Welcome Screen
      Screenshot_20200624-000353.png

      Final Step & Infomation
      Screenshot_20210428-191506[1].png

      Preinstalled Apps (New UI)
      Screenshot_20210428-212457.png

      Google Play Certified
      Screenshot_20201208-033507.png

      Settings, About
      Screenshot_20210428-212037.png

      Android TV Netflix! (Install Apk)
      Screenshot_20210207-224128.png


      This is My Android 9.0 Firmware, This Is Based On The Official Mi Box Android TV 9.0 Firmware

      This Is A Firmware Port Of The Xiaomi Mi Box Firmware Designed To Run On Other Amlogic Devices

      This Firmware Is FAST & STABLE

      WARNING: This Is Experimental & Requires Multiple Steps, Please Read About "Mask Rom Mode" To Know How To Recover Your Device If Installation Fails!
      This Has The New Amlogic Kernel And May Not Work On All Device

      How To Install

      Use USB Burning Tool, See Website

      Wait Up To 5 Mins For Firmware To Boot For First Time & Proceed Through Initial Set Up

      Open Settings & Navigate To "Apps", Then Choose "See All Apps" Then Disable "Movie Player" & File Manager If They Don't Work & Any Other Apps You Want To Hide

      Enjoy!
      ------------------------------------------------
      NEW Website! Check it out & Download!
      >>>> Website Click Here <<<<
      -----------------------

      v7 New Features (29.April.2021)
      BASED ON LATEST MI BOX Official Pie Build 3409
      Security Patch 5.January.2021
      Now Includes App Drawer (Non Tv Apps)
      Now Includes File Browser
      Cleaned & De Bloat
      More Tweaks...

      v6 New Features (N/A)
      Not Released On This Chip

      v5 New Features (N/A)
      Not Released On This Chip

      v4 New Features (16.Nov.2020)
      1st Update After OTA Update Available Notification
      BASED ON LATEST MI BOX Official Pie Build 3139
      Security Patch 5.October.2020
      NTFS & exFAT USB Drive Support Added
      Removed Mi Tv Analytics
      Bug Report Sender Removed

      v3 New Features
      BASED ON STABLE MI BOX Official Pie Build 2696
      Security Patch 5.April.2020
      New Google Keyboard From Chromecast With Google TV
      New Boot animation
      Enabled 14 Wi-Fi Channels
      Updated Google Play Store
      De Bloat System
      Remove Chromecast
      Remove Google Play Games, Music & Video
      Remove Netflix & Prime Video
      Reduced img Size For Faster Download
      Reduced Install Time
      More Tweaks

      v2 New Features
      BASED ON STABLE MI BOX Official Pie Build 2696
      Security Patch 5.April.2020
      Created USB Burnig tool Image
      New Install Method Now 1 Step Install

      v1 Features
      BASED ON STABLE MI BOX Official Pie Build 2696
      Security Patch 5.April.2020
      Original Install Method Using base ROM & Update.ZIP

      How To Install

      Use USB Burning Tool, See Website

      Wait Up To 5 Mins For Firmware To Boot For First Time & Proceed Through Initial Set Up

      Open Settings & Navigate To "Apps", Then Choose "See All Apps" Then Disable "Movie Player" & File Manager If They Don't Work & Any Other Apps You Want To Hide

      Enjoy!

      USB Burning Tool Cant See Device
      if usb burning tool cant detect your device, and youve tried other ports, cables ect then Mask ROM Mode May Be Needed, See Here
      Youtube Unbrick Guide

      Netflix wont work from play store
      The TV Version of Netflix needs Widevine Level 1 DRM, This cannot be added to your device with a firmware, Patched Netflix Apk Now Available

      Amazon Prime Wont Work
      A. Like Netflix Install the mobile app, the TV version needs Widevine Level 1

      Disney+ No Sound
      A. Fixed Earlier Release

      No Root
      There Is No Root In This Firmware Because This Is a User Build (Not User Debug)
      User Build: This Is Like The official Android Tv Devices (Like Mi Box), it does not have root or TWRP, Uses Release Keys and is SELINUX enforced
      Why?
      This Makes More Apps Show Up In The Play Store that didn't show before, (Example: Isp Android TV live tv app, only shows in Play Store On non rooted and SELINUX enforced devices, also the streams in the app do not even play in rooted devices.) And other Apps With Similar Issues On Non Certified Devices....

      myCANAL App No Sound...
      See This Post
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      TO EVERYONE

      updates to S905W & S912 are slow due to not having test devices, makes stability improvements hard to diagnose, wifi improvements should be easier to add without testing and i will do this ass soon as i can, i have been working on a private project in most of my free time so not had a chance to further refine these chips, thanks for being paitent :)
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      Is it and Android TV apk, or an apk of the mobile app? Can you share the link to that?
      Android TV apk I will upload the link
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      maybe help...

      I am also waiting for the wifi fix for the lb version
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      maybe help...
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