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[v8] Aidan's ROM [S905W4] [S905W] [S912] [S905X2] [S905X3] [Android TV 9] (Mi Box FW Port To Amlogic Boxes)

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Aaron jr

Member
Aug 24, 2016
21
2
I'm gonna ask a stupid question, is there any chance to port this rom to s905 devices such as mdz-16-aa(Xiaomi box 3)? if not is it because this chip is too old or not worth it?
 
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pnbr0014

Member
Sep 8, 2012
18
5
OK thanks. One last thing: didn't notice on your release but at least on ATV V4 release, I couldn't find an "SPDIF passthrough" option; is it present on your custom ROM? It's a must for me, otherwise I won't be able to use my soundbar which I have attached to my TX3 mini through the SPDIF port...
Hey man. By chance did you have any headway with getting SPDIF working on this rom? If not any chance you can point me in the right direction? I installed V7 but it didn't work. the rom is perfect except for the support for SPDIF and well gamepad support is kind of lacking. but SPDIF is way more important to me as I use it for surround sound for my entire movie lib
 

KaneRuan

Senior Member
Apr 10, 2013
59
6
Thank you for an awesome rom. It workds perfect on my device.
But i have a small issue, im using v.7 rom on x96mini+ (s905w4): an app called GalaxyPlay cant play in HD or fullHD resolution (this app dont allow me to change resolution of videos, just auto). Can you fix this issue?
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^^^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

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Boot animation
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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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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 <<<<
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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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Ranjha_Mi

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Jan 17, 2020
10
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aww i wouldnt bother with sdcard, and you need to use amlogic burn card maker to create amlogic bootable sd card, just use USB Burning Tool, also upgrading from older android versions to android 9 has to be done using USB Burning Tool to make the required partition changes :)
I tried amlogic sd card maker too but it's stopped with red Cross in upgrading.
I ubt it's stucking in 85% after two three minutes it's getting failed.
Tried Atvx, Redpoision, daviot Rom, adian Rom nothing work.
All stuck with same error
uboot/partition system/verify partition/error result
 

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iPotato

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Apr 20, 2019
1
0
HI I successfully flashed mecool M8S pro w, but the stock IR remote does not work. It got stuck at setup screen (welcome, language selection) . How can I re-pair the remote?
 

AYOSFlame

New member
Aug 18, 2018
2
1
Hi all

Managed to port Aidan's ROM to X96 Max Plus Q1 (There are lots of Max+ Models, you might wanna check what you have before installing)


HDMI CEC feature is abit faulty. I will provide another fix when I find out what's causing it.
Edit:- It's not the CEC feature. It's something else that turns the box on by itself that would need to be fixed.

Special thanks to @aidanmacgregor for making this ROM and also guiding me to make this port.
 
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TachWolf

New member
Feb 24, 2014
4
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Hi I'm having a wifi problem with my mxq pro 4k 1Gb 2Gb+, wifi chip is a SV6051p, I tried several one and no one worked for me. anyone have a drivers for this? i did see a thread for mxq boxes but aml burn software throw an error when trying to upgrade.

Thanks for you work
 

aidanmacgregor

Senior Member
Nov 19, 2011
1,143
315
Caithness
aidansrom.freecluster.eu
Hey man. By chance did you have any headway with getting SPDIF working on this rom? If not any chance you can point me in the right direction? I installed V7 but it didn't work. the rom is perfect except for the support for SPDIF and well gamepad support is kind of lacking. but SPDIF is way more important to me as I use it for surround sound for my entire movie lib
for me an my tx3 mini my spdif light stays lit, all i can suggest is try other versions maybe one works for you, cant say :)
 

aidanmacgregor

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Nov 19, 2011
1,143
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aidansrom.freecluster.eu
Thank you for an awesome rom. It workds perfect on my device.
But i have a small issue, im using v.7 rom on x96mini+ (s905w4): an app called GalaxyPlay cant play in HD or fullHD resolution (this app dont allow me to change resolution of videos, just auto). Can you fix this issue?
this may be DRM related like widevine Level 1 drm not being supported :)
 

aidanmacgregor

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Nov 19, 2011
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aidansrom.freecluster.eu
I tried amlogic sd card maker too but it's stopped with red Cross in upgrading.
I ubt it's stucking in 85% after two three minutes it's getting failed.
Tried Atvx, Redpoision, daviot Rom, adian Rom nothing work.
All stuck with same error
uboot/partition system/verify partition/error result
honestly im not sure, semms like id dosnt like the uboot
 

aidanmacgregor

Senior Member
Nov 19, 2011
1,143
315
Caithness
aidansrom.freecluster.eu
Hi all

Managed to port Aidan's ROM to X96 Max Plus Q1 (There are lots of Max+ Models, you might wanna check what you have before installing)


HDMI CEC feature is abit faulty. I will provide another fix when I find out what's causing it.
Edit:- It's not the CEC feature. It's something else that turns the box on by itself that would need to be fixed.

Special thanks to @aidanmacgregor for making this ROM and also guiding me to make this port.
Awesome :D
 

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    Hi,
    I have been testing this rom with pleasure for 2 weeks on a Mecool M8s PRO LQ box. I only encountered one problem. With Plex I have no sound with EAC3 video. It works great on my official Mi Box S. Same version of Plex on both.
    yhea seems to be an issue decoding
  • 2
    Don't use usb adapters, use the usb ports on the back of the computer. if the first time does not work try a second it always does.
    2
    Thank you @enerdude for your help. Do you have another advice?.

    I tried this but again brick my box after 7% with the USB burning tool. I revived again with the firmware [atvXerience S905W_V2H_FINAL] but I don't like it because not working Clock, Chromecast built-in neither Bluetooth 😭. BTW the Bluetooth work only with this firmware [AndroidTV_7_S905W_Bluetooth_Tue_Minh_20190320.zip a vietnamese].

    I'll really appreciate if @aidanmacgregor can give us some light about it.🤞
    chromecast built in wont work as our devices dont have widevine level 1, thi cannot be changed, look for clock patches maybe help, and try taking libbt-vendor.so from working rom and copy across :)
    2
    Hi my friends. Please I need your help. I have a box TX3 mini (S905W) with 2GB RAM / 16GB internal. The board is blue (maybe generic) and was release on march 2019. I tried to load this amazing firmware but It was impossible, stops after 7% with error " [0x32030201]Uboot/Get result/DiskInitial error". The only firmware that I could install was AndroidTV_7_S905W_Bluetooth_Tue_Minh_20190320.zip from a vietnamese website HERE.

    Is there anything else that I can do for install Aidan's ROM or another ATV9 rom? And how?
    Thanks in advance.

    View attachment 5356269
    Try this ones for TX3


    or also you may want to try with the X96 mini wich some firmwares are compatible

    2
    Thank you @aidanmacgregor . "2. [v7.1] Aidan's ROM [S905X3] (A95X F3) FB-Zeyn Elenson.img" is what I have tried for an A95X F3 box with 4GB of RAM and 64GiB of eMMC.

    SD flashing fails. Windows 7 and the USB link to the TVbox is a bit picky. About 1 out of 3 attemps, the TV Box device shows up as connected USB device. "Overwrite bootloader" needed to be disabled otherwise writing would stop at 1%. I am not sure if USB can supply enough power, so after plugging the USB connector into the TV box USB, I plug the power supply adapter too.

    First boot takes about 5 minutes. Consecutive boots are only 29 seconds. The front display shows "boot" instead of the clock time.

    I am missing an option to turn the TVbox device completely off. Only reboot is available. And I wish to turn off the LED's, though can't find the stock ROM "ColorLED Setting" app for download (neither play, neither as .apk).

    As of July 13th 2021, Android thinks that a 646 MB "Android System Update" is available. Don't bother to install the update, it will fail.
    the power off is official android TV behaviour, it uses standby mode, and the stock app cant be preinstalled due to google play certification blocking 3rd party apks

    v8 is being uploaded and manual install is required :)
    2
    Hi Guys i have ported the @aidanmacgregor firmware to make it work with the
    X96 Max Plus 2 - 4GB Ram 32 Rom
    Wifi / Bluetooth Realtek RTL8822CS , Ethernet RTL8211F
    - Fixed Remote Controller
    - Wifi and Bluetooth drivers
    - Dual Boot can run from SD card other OS like Emuelec enjoy !
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    to brighten.png
    Home Screen With Apps
    Screenshot_20210725-010734.png
    ^^^NEW Home Screen, Update From Play Store ^^^
    Screenshot_20210725-010752.png

    Preinstalled Apps
    Screenshot_20210712-104107.png

    Initial Set Up Screen
    Screenshot_20210712-104128.png

    Initial Set Up Screen 2
    Screenshot_20210725-010826.png

    About
    Screensaver.png

    New Google Dream X Included
    Screenshot_20201116-025413 - Copy.png

    Google Play Protect Certified
    Screenshot_20210207-224128.png

    Android TV Netflix! (Install Apk From Website)


    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


    Enjoy!
    ------------------------------------------------
    NEW Website! Check it out & Download!
    >>>> Website Click Here <<<<
    -----------------------
    v8 New Features (25.July.2021)
    BASED ON LATEST MI BOX Official Pie Build 3595
    Security Patch 5.March.2021
    Low Ram False All Roms
    Forceencrypt Disabled
    Default Volume MAX
    New Bootanimation
    More Debloating
    DPI Set At 320/213
    New Welcome (Thanks AcidIce18)
    No Remote Pair Screen
    More Cleaned & De Bloat
    More Tweaks...

    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

    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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    NHpRkdd.jpeg


    maybe help...