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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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Nov 19, 2011
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Hello there! Ive got problem with boot of my device or/and problem with USB Burning Tool.

First of all ive tried few hours to put right image to my device. When i tried with S905W but got problems with Uboot in USB Burning Tool ("0x32030201]Uboot/Get result/DiskInitial error". But i tried S905X and it went well but only when i uncheck erase flash and boot sections. That was the only way to finish burning correctly. And of course its not working and hanging on Aidens Rom Logo (i was w8ing more than 5 mins).

When i check "erase flash and boot" sections ive got those mostly
[0x10105002]Romcode/Initialize DDR/Read initialize status/USB Control setup error
[0x00101004]Erase bootloader/Lowper/Identify/Error result

And yes ive done the Mask Rom thing :/

Pls help

hmm sounds likee an odd device :)
 
Jun 8, 2007
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I tried flashing 13 firmwares you provided on the cloud. 10 of them were successfully programmed into the box but none of them can boot up. Most of them are sticking with the splash screen. Only 2 firmwares can see the animation then restart automatically.

[V8 AP6330 firmware can see the language screen once and restart by itself and freezing then]
 

Matapros99

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Jan 8, 2020
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Redmi Note 8
You can try number 6 X96Max_plus 2 Q1 but i think ethernet won't work for you model but you can try no problem you won't get brick

i just made a mod to see if you get Ethernet ! i dont have Q2 to test it might give it a try !

Working Roms - For Q2 can use this Slimbox Ports

Hello!
Sorry for the delay, I tried the mode for Q2 via USB recording tool, unfortunately it goes into boot loop
I see that on aidan's website there is a download of x96 max plus 2
Will I try that instead of the version for Q1?
... I don't want a hard brick ... again xD
 

aidanmacgregor

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I tried flashing 13 firmwares you provided on the cloud. 10 of them were successfully programmed into the box but none of them can boot up. Most of them are sticking with the splash screen. Only 2 firmwares can see the animation then restart automatically.

[V8 AP6330 firmware can see the language screen once and restart by itself and freezing then]
hmm it is intresting that one seems to get further, im not sure why its rebooting itself, only thing i ca thik of is maybe a button is diffrent in your deviced DB maybe, just a guess though, you may need to use my android tv 7
 

aidanmacgregor

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Whats the difference between dirty and clean install then?
a dirty insatll will keep userdata partition unchanged (users apps and files) and update the rest, where clean install eases everything and sets up device like it was factory reset/new, not too sure on the technichal side of the update process, like if its file by file or whole partition
 
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hmm it is intresting that one seems to get further, im not sure why its rebooting itself, only thing i ca thik of is maybe a button is diffrent in your deviced DB maybe, just a guess though, you may need to use my android tv 7
Hi @aidanmacgregor , thank you for your message.

I have tried all three your ATV7 firmware but only universal one can be programmed into the box, other two for MXQ and Newbox were failed (error on diskutil or failed to recognize the emmc at 2%).

I'm not sure if I use the right ATV7 firmware. But I downloaded them from the link in your youtube video (https://mega.nz/folder/rTgUQLyI#jfRgEhOenZ0ZBtRLIOPK6A).

Would you mind to have a look at the photos I attached previously and see if any other version of firmware I can use please?

Thank you very much again, and looking forward to your response soon.
 

aidanmacgregor

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Hi @aidanmacgregor , thank you for your message.

I have tried all three your ATV7 firmware but only universal one can be programmed into the box, other two for MXQ and Newbox were failed (error on diskutil or failed to recognize the emmc at 2%).

I'm not sure if I use the right ATV7 firmware. But I downloaded them from the link in your youtube video (https://mega.nz/folder/rTgUQLyI#jfRgEhOenZ0ZBtRLIOPK6A).

Would you mind to have a look at the photos I attached previously and see if any other version of firmware I can use please?

Thank you very much again, and looking forward to your response soon.

looks like a few manufacturers make your device so hard to say anything :)
 

nokenokex

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Jul 30, 2021
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Nice to meet you!
I also have an X96 Max Q2 and tried TEST-Q2 but it goes into the boot loop.
Next, I will try plus 2.
What other trial and error should I do? Please give me advice.
Hello!
I have installed the X96 Max plus 2 ROM on my X96 Max plus Q2.
Launch, add google account, install from playstore, wired internet, wi-fi worked fine.
But unfortunately Bluetooth didn't work.

If you can solve the bluetooth problem, it will be the best ROM!
 
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suxxjery

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Hi!
i have x96 tv box(s905x)
tried:
[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
everything works except wifi.
other roms are not flashing(low power error and some else errors)
with factory firmware wifi worked
can you help me with wifi?
...
also checked 2. [v7] Aidan_s ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (Realtek RTL _ SSV) .img
wifi doesn't work either
...
I NEED WIFI :D connecting the cable is problematic
 

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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


    Enjoy!
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    >>>> 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
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    v5 New Features (08.Jan.2021)
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    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)
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    BASED ON LATEST MI BOX Official Pie Build 3139
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    Bug Report Sender Removed

    v3 New Features
    BASED ON STABLE MI BOX Official Pie Build 2696
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    New Google Keyboard From Chromecast With Google TV
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    Enabled 14 Wi-Fi Channels
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    De Bloat System
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    v2 New Features
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    v1 New Features
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    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
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    No Root
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    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...
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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
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    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 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)

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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.