[v7] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (No Lag & Bloat) [1&2GB] [2021 Update]-TV NETFLIX

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aidanmacgregor

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    I've opened the stock and your's Android TV 9 Universal RTL & BCM images and saw that the files in vendor/etc/wifi from stock are also present in your rom.

    Below files are a bit different in both roms, tried to repack with the stock files but the tool failed to repack the vendor folder.
    - vendor\etc\init\hw\init.amlogic.wifi_buildin.rc
    - vendor\etc\init\hw\init.amlogic.wifi.rc
    try only level 1 unpack and take my system.partition & logo.partition files and replace in stock f30up firmware, see if that boots (i assume your using rickys tool v7.1? as this wont unpack further) :)
     

    trentmonaco

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    Hey Bro, your ROM is awesome but so far have a couple apps that dont run properly. The HBOMax app plays fine but with no sound & the Prime Video and Peacock apps cant play any video they just either close or give connection error.

    I am using a MyGica ATV495max
     

    joaoantonioe

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    @aidanmacgregor

    Thank you for your rom, great job - my Mecool M8S Pro+ got a second life (only WI-Fi doesn't work but i dont really need it, Ethernet works :)

    Only problem i have is tu turn it back on - I have to click power button many times (Device doesn't turn off, it goes to sleep). It would be great if you include power off feature in next realese.

    Cheers!
    Which version did you use?
    And how did you install it?
    I have a m8s pro + and I haven't been able to make it work yet.
     

    Amogotflow

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    How do i unbrick my device, only blue light is on I even tried the pin method.

    My device got bricked when I installed the fw for slow S912 version, i unchecked erease flash/bootloader cause i was getting error each time, when i unchecked them it installed but afterwards my device was bricked.

    its a Tanix 8 Max.

    Any ideas??

    EDIT: Manage to unbrick it via the pin method, the slow versions give me error every i try and install them and the regular version I was able to install but it bricked it again, so had to unbrick it once more lol

    Can anyone tell me which version, if any, will work with my box?

    I attached a picture of the board.
     

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    yazji.sam

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    Hi there, thanks for amazing images for tv box. i loaded S905x image on my ott tv box U2+ and works perfectly (WIFI , ethernet )
    only IR remote, am wondering if any one can help by guiding me if there is anyway to make it working. already having the remote.conf for that IR RC.
     

    Reynald0

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    Went for Aidan 1. [v6] [S905X] [Android TV 9] (Universal RTL & BCM) after testing a couple of them and having problems with no WiFi in 2. [v6] [S905X] [Android TV 9] (Realtek RTL & SSV) and slow boot and graphical glitch on 3. [v6] [S905X] [Android TV 9] (QCA9377, LTM8830 & RTL8189ETV)

    My chipset is RTL8189FTV, and I am on TX3 Pro 1GB RAM 8 GB ROM, had initials problems with flashing Aidan that I solved flashing this: atvX_p212_Oreo.img

    ps: I tried researching how to make work internal bluetooth for TX3 Pro, but I don't think is an already cooked solution, happy to be wrong if someone found a way.

    Remote and WiFi all good out of the box.

    Thanks Aidan for your amazing job.


     
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    ludz179

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    Hi,

    I've got a Xiaomi Mi Box 3, but since Android 9 f...ing update, I lose DTS-HD and Dolby True-HD passthrough.

    Auto framerate and DTS-HD passthrough work with this custom firmware ? What boxes do you recommand to work with ?

    Thanks
     

    kyo_zzz

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    Thank you for sharing this.
    I have flashed 9.2. [v4] [S905W] Aidan's Custom ROM (200 DPI) (RTL8189) (X96 Mini, X96W ect...).img, but the TV remote is not working. I tried to use a keyboard or a mouse, but couldn't click the keyboard to enter the password for my wifi.

    And then, I was about to try to flash another rom, but my box couldn't connect with my PC anymore.
    It would show 'connect successfully" on USB Burning Tool; but 3s later, it would disconnect. I tried many times and even changed to another PC, but nothing worked.

    Could you please help? Thanks.
     

    anthoj

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    Does anyone know whether this resolves the issue where only 720p and 1080p is displaying on Mibox S display settings? Ever since the upgrade to Android 9 I have lost the ability to switch to 2160p resolution, regardless of what cable and what TV plug my Mibox S into.
     

    aidanmacgregor

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    Thank you for sharing this.
    I have flashed 9.2. [v4] [S905W] Aidan's Custom ROM (200 DPI) (RTL8189) (X96 Mini, X96W ect...).img, but the TV remote is not working. I tried to use a keyboard or a mouse, but couldn't click the keyboard to enter the password for my wifi.

    And then, I was about to try to flash another rom, but my box couldn't connect with my PC anymore.
    It would show 'connect successfully" on USB Burning Tool; but 3s later, it would disconnect. I tried many times and even changed to another PC, but nothing worked.

    Could you please help? Thanks.
    hi, in this case you will need to use mask rom mode some infromaton here https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/ma...637675-nand-chip-mask-rom-mode-short-location
     
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    mohecc

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    This Isn't Designed For the Mi Box, Its The Mi Box Official Firmware Ported To Other S905X devices, With Enhancements & Customisations Added, , i would look into a mi box version but you are already running this firmware un modified :)
    Thanks for your efforts.
    Do you think you could bring this to the mdz-22-ab model and similar models, just to have a de-bloated version?
    BIG thanks to you!
     

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      Thanks for the reply and eagerly waiting for manual update. The existing rom is almost like stock one. Happy with it, and the manual update would enhance it further.

      I tried sideloading many .apk for prime video of different versions and both platforms - mobile and android tv. Even tried aptroid.tv app store with someone's suggestions on google.
      However, the mobile versions did not even install. And the TV versions though installed but returned with the same error. Only trailers are able to play. Main content isn't playing and the error "Something went wrong" shows up.

      If you could help me with any working apk for prime video, kindly provide. Just like the netflix you provided.

      Thank you so much in advance Aidan.
      hey v7 is now available, most are uploaded 2 still uploading :)
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      I've just managed to configure my Tanix tx9s remote to work on h96 max x3. Read these guides:
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      In case it can help, these are the main changes I've made from remote.conf to remote.tab1:

      Thanks Warrior66. Being not too familiar with some of the tools needed, I was able to figure out how to create a remote.TAB1 file for the Nexbox A95X and now have the stock remote working with this ROM (well v6 as I only just saw that v7 is out).
      I thought I would share how it is done. Thanks to Warrior66, Rodmod and the ATVxperience website for the info.

      1. Install Aidan's ROM on your box via USB Burning Tool
      2. Install a File Manager on your box (I use x-plore from Google Play store - you need one that can use the root access you are going to give your box)
      3. Install Magisk (https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases) onto your box (put the apk on a usb or use a network share and then use file explorer to install it)
      4. On your PC, run AMlogic Customisation tool - click on the "Load" button and then check all the boxes except for Kernel. Open Aidan's ROm. Don't close this program just yet
      5. Open windows explorer and go to the amlogic folder tmp/Level 1 (Should be C:/Program Files (x86)/Amlogic/Customisation Tool/tmp/Level 1, copy recovery.PARTITION to another folder and rename to "recovery.img"
      6. Copy "recovery.img" onto your box
      7. On your Box, Open Magisk and click on "Install" and then locate the "recovery.img" file to patch. Once patched, copy this new file back to your USB stick or network share (to get back to the PC)
      8. On the PC, copy the newly created .img file into the tmp/level 1 folder, renaming the file "recovery.PARTITION"
      9. On the PC, using USB Customisation tool, create a new image by clicking on "Pack" - save it somewhere you can find easily on your PC
      10. Open AMlogic Burning tool, click File - Import Image and locate the new image file you just created
      11. Untick "Erase Flash" and then click on Start / Connect your box to the PC to install the recovery partition
      12. Once it has finished, you have installed root to the device, which is activated by booting the device with the button inside the AV socket pressed (which would normally trigger recovery). Let it boot once normally to make sure that it still works properly, then uplug and boot with the AV socket button depressed to activate root.
      13. On your box, open your file explorer. With X-plorer, you need to go to configuration / settings and click on the root section and choose the last option to allow read / write access to root.
      14. On your PC, create a new text file and call it "Config.TAB1". Go to https://forum.atvxperience.com/viewtopic.php?t=4134 and copy all the text in the code box under "II. Steps by Steps". Paste this text into your Config.TAB1 file and save it.
      15. On your box, Copy the Config.TAB1 file to root/Vendor/etc (say Y to overwrite)
      16. Reboot the box (dont need to press the button in the AV socket) and remote should work

      Hopefully this helps other people with the A95X (mine is the 1GB/8GB variant, but I am not sure that it matters).

      Cheers
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      you can try to flash without erasing and without overwriting bootloader, this will probbly work upgrading to newer version of my rom, others maybe not but im unsure exactly :)
      I did it today, everything is working, and my apps are still there. Thanks mate(y)
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      Thank you so much for the update! Much appreciated. Does any of the builds have wifi drivers for the scl9082c wifi chip (for M9Cmax)?
      i dont thibk your chip works
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      ^^^NEW Homescreen, Update From Play Store ^^^

      Aidan's Custom Android TV 9 ROM For S905X

      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

      Bootanimation
      v7.1 boot.gif

      First Boot Welcome Screen
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      Final Step & Infomation
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      Preinstalled Apps (New UI)
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      Google Play Certified
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      Settings, About
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      Android TV Netflix! (Install Apk)
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      Aidan's Custom Android TV 9 ROM For S905X

      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 S905X 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 As Such Will Not Work On All S905X Devices, My Older Android 7 Based Firmware Works On Most Devices

      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!
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      NEW Website! Check it out & Download!
      >>>> Website Click Here <<<<
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      A New Version! v7 Is Now Available For S905X

      v7 New Features (29.April.2021)

      BASED ON LATEST MI BOX Official Pie Build 3409
      Security Patch 5.January.2021
      NEW Mygica ATV495x (maybe more) Version Available
      NEW F30UP (maybe more) Version Available
      Now Includes App Drawer (Non Tv Apps)
      Now Includes File Browser
      Now 11 Wi-Fi Versions Available
      Cleaned & De Bloat
      More Tweaks...

      v6 New Features (21.Jan.2021)
      Netflix TV Version (APK Provided)
      Stability Improved (Fixed Random Reboot Bug)
      Now 10 Wi-Fi Versions Available
      Cleaned Further & De Bloat
      More Video Playback Performance Improvements
      More Key layout Files Added
      More Tweaks...

      v5 New Features (08.Jan.2021)
      Universal Version Now Available
      More WIFI Chips supported
      Cleaned Further & De Bloat
      Now The Versions Are More Similar Than Ever
      Video Playback Performance Improvements
      More Key layout Files Added
      More Tweaks...

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


      Help & FAQ

      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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      [OLD] How To Install: [OLD]
      1) Download One Of The Base Firmwares That We Will Write Over (By Wi-Fi Chip If Possible But This Will Work Without Wi-Fi Using Ethernet)
      1.2) Download Reboot Revovery.zip & TWRP 3.3.1 AML By ViT
      1.3) Download One Of My Custom Mi Box Update Zip File
      1.4) Download USB Burning Tool (I Use v2.2.0 Download On My Website)
      2) Flash The Base Firmware Image Using USB Burn Tool,
      2.1) See If Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Seem To Work And Try The Other Version If Not
      3) Open The Update App And Choose Select, Choose Reboot To Recovery.zip & Chose Update & Update Again
      4) You Will Be Inside Recovery Now, Choose Update From EXT, And Choose (USB/SD Depending What You Use)
      5) Choose TWRP 3.3.1 .zip, This Will Boot Into TWRP, Slide The Screen To Accept (Mouse Needed) & Choose Install
      6) Flash My Custom Mi Box Update Zip File By WiFi Chip If Possible, If You Don't Have One Of These Chips You Will Have To Try The Versions & See Or Use Ethernet
      7) You Will Be Rebooted Automatically After Installation And Put Into The Stock Android Recovery
      8) Choose "Wipe/Factory Data Reset" Option Here, And Then Once Done Choose Reboot
      9) Wait Up To 5 Mins For Firmware To Boot For First Time & Proceed Through Initial Set Up
      10) Open Settings & Navigate To "Apps", Then Choose "See All Apps" Then "Show System Apps" Find The App "Chromecast Android Shell" And DISABLE It (Wont Work Without Widevine Level1 & slows device down)
      11 Disable "Movie Player" & Any Other Apps You Want To Hide
      12 Enjoy!

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      Thanks DiogoSilva48

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      Thanks for the reply and eagerly waiting for manual update. The existing rom is almost like stock one. Happy with it, and the manual update would enhance it further.

      I tried sideloading many .apk for prime video of different versions and both platforms - mobile and android tv. Even tried aptroid.tv app store with someone's suggestions on google.
      However, the mobile versions did not even install. And the TV versions though installed but returned with the same error. Only trailers are able to play. Main content isn't playing and the error "Something went wrong" shows up.

      If you could help me with any working apk for prime video, kindly provide. Just like the netflix you provided.

      Thank you so much in advance Aidan.
      hey v7 is now available, most are uploaded 2 still uploading :)
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      3. [V6](Qualcomm QCA9377 & LTM8830)

      Wifi working perfectly fine on my 8189etv.
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      Hello Timosat, as I understood I have to find ly remote file and then after several step sut this folder in aidans rom... Where to find the right remote folder for my box? I have the remote.conf from a previous rom can I use this file?
      I read that you use Atvx 4 rom to do this ? You choosed this rom because your remote works with this rom?
      It's a long process with patience. Your remote.conf file has to be renamed to remote.tab1 and use any good file explorer eg mixexplorer and transfer tthe remote file to vendor/etc folder .But before you do this make sure you are rooted. You may try and root Aidan's rom first by patching recovery.Partition method.And see if your remote will work. As for my case yes I use atvx4 rom because I've tried Aidan's rom my remote did not work. So I made (should I call it hybrid) rom.By taking system.PARTITION from Aidan's rom and substitute it in atvx4 and also patching atvx4 recovery.PARTITION with Magisk.Then I repacked and flashed to my box.
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