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[v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [Android TV 9] [Netflix TV] [Disney+] [Google Play Certified] [ROOT]

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aidanmacgregor

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Hi everybody.
I got a message on the home screen asking to update the system.
It updated and asked me to reboot. But when I reboot it sends me to the bootloader screen.

I tried the Restart and Power off options and when it turns on again the update does not apply. That message is always appearing to me.

Please, how can I get the update to apply?


im working on v8, update will need to be done manually once its ready :)
 

aidanmacgregor

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Hi Adrian, beautiful work I really thank you for the great job you have done, but none of your roms work with X96 MAX PLUS. I tried your other roms for S905X3 and i bricked my x96 max plus which is an s905x3 tv box. If you can make a rom for it this will be great. Thank you

find a stock rom that works for you and share it and i can try a port :)
 

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@aidanmacgregor can you please post the exact version for new home screen, I willl try installing manually on tx92 s912 device.

Edit:
I manually download and installed the home apk and services,. It still doesn't give me new home screen.

Is there a setting or flag??
its by location, if you ran box through a vpn to usa or uk it would appear :)
 
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I'm very excited for V8. Literally the only thing missing from this for me is SPDIF support. I installed on AX9 Max. With S905W chip and 2gb ram. I used the standard version of the rom without any wifi chip displayed and that seems to have worked. I was able to pick up wifi.

I forgot to note the wifi chip bit i will once I'm back home and able to open the box again. Aiden can you confirm if the next update will fix spdif output?
 

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I'm very excited for V8. Literally the only thing missing from this for me is SPDIF support. I installed on AX9 Max. With S905W chip and 2gb ram. I used the standard version of the rom without any wifi chip displayed and that seems to have worked. I was able to pick up wifi.

I forgot to note the wifi chip bit i will once I'm back home and able to open the box again. Aiden can you confirm if the next update will fix spdif output?
Hey @aidanmacgregor I checked my wifi chip and its SV6051P the funny thing is that I saw that and I tried to install the rom with that chip stated on the file name and that one would not flash at all. it failed at writing the very beginning at writing bootloader I Think but I used the one without any stated chip and that seems to work. also let me know about the SPDIF :) Happy coding!
 

aidanmacgregor

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I'm very excited for V8. Literally the only thing missing from this for me is SPDIF support. I installed on AX9 Max. With S905W chip and 2gb ram. I used the standard version of the rom without any wifi chip displayed and that seems to have worked. I was able to pick up wifi.

I forgot to note the wifi chip bit i will once I'm back home and able to open the box again. Aiden can you confirm if the next update will fix spdif output?

i doubt it, i dont have any spdif devices to test this functonality :)
 

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Hey @aidanmacgregor I checked my wifi chip and its SV6051P the funny thing is that I saw that and I tried to install the rom with that chip stated on the file name and that one would not flash at all. it failed at writing the very beginning at writing bootloader I Think but I used the one without any stated chip and that seems to work. also let me know about the SPDIF :) Happy coding!
try flashing over your currently installed one but unselect "overwrite bootloader" in the usb burning tool, this might work, not sure though :)
 

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try flashing over your currently installed one but unselect "overwrite bootloader" in the usb burning tool, this might work, not sure though :)
well wifi works either way haha so i'm not complaining :p just thought you would want to know.. As for the SPDIF though. I have 2 more questions and also a suggestion.

1. does the 7.1.2 firmware have it working?
2. Is there a rom customization tool compatible with android 9 that might enable me to include the drivers.

Also suggestion. I noticed that when the SPDIF is working the light inside the port itself is on constantly. on your rom when the device boots up the light turns off during boot and changing the SPDIF settings doesn't affect it at all. maybe you could use the light as an indicator as to whether its working or not?

I would really like to help with this issue surround sound is very important to me haha. I'd be happy to test any of your tweaks for you in this area. I have seen some people in previous posts in here mention that V4 maybe was working? I don't really know anything about how drivers work in android but maybe there is something there that could be ported over?

Bruce.
 

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    I changed several remotes this way and they all work. It takes some time and you need to be rooted but this can definitely be done.
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    Hi All

    Advice please . . . .
    Which ROM is applicable for X96Air P2 [S905x3], if not specific to this box which "other rom" will work or should be compatible ?

    Thanks
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    with
    3.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S905X]+[ATV+9]+(RTL+QCA9377++LTM8830).img
    on the left remote(first photo), the "ok" button works like "enter". on the right remote does not work. original remote is lost.
    wifi works, but I cannot input text.

    with
    [v5] Aidan_s Custom ROM [S905X] [Android TV 9] [Universal] Many Wi-Fi Chips Work.img
    1.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S905X]+[ATV+9]+(Universal+RTL+&+BCM).img
    roms, both remotes work correctly


    upd:
    3.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S905X]+[ATV+9]+(RTL+QCA9377++LTM8830).img
    found it's own remote control(second photo). navigation buttons do not work(only button "down" works, "ok" does not work, backspace works like an up arrow, numbers do not work, the "vol-" button turns off the box, but does not turn it on, etc ... cannot be used
    HEEEELP!!!))

    Hi Aidan I'd like to share with you a couple of things I've got from your roms, I have this android box: u2c t95x it's -as I understand- the same thing as the Sunvell t95x.

    I use android TV and also an sd card with emuelec, I was using atvxperience but your rom looks so clean (the space on this little boxes is so low that all that bloatware is just waste of memory) so I decided to see if yours worked as atvx, I first tried with "[v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (Universal RTL & BCM)" but the wifi didn't worked so I tried this one, "[v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (RTL QCA9377 LTM8830)" with that one the wifi worked but the remote (the one in OPs second picture) has exactly the same issues he has, so trying with other of your roms I found this one, "[v7.5] (UNIVERSAL) Aidan's ROM [S905X] 1GB 2GB+" the wifi, remote and rebooting into emuelec works as it should, I don't know what it would take to make V8 to work that way in the box I have, but maybe you could try to use some of the drivers and remote configurations you already have on rom V7.5 (in the boot screen says 7.4), and other thing, could you please tell me where can I find info on how to root your rom, I'm not that smart but I think that maybe since your V8 is not rooted then that's why I cant boot emuelec, on your rooted rom -V7.5- and on atvxperience -also rooted- emuelec could be booted, maybe it could work or not but at least I'd like to try and see if it works.
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    Home Screen With Apps
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    ^^^NEW Home Screen, Update From Play Store ^^^
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    Preinstalled Apps
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    Initial Set Up Screen
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    Initial Set Up Screen 2
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    About
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    New Google Dream X Included
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    Google Play Protect Certified
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    Android TV Netflix! (Install Apk From Website)


    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


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

    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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    [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.