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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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Thank you Aidan really appreciated.

After some days of testing i can affirm that the box is always reactive. I installed Disney+ and Amazon video and playback never stopped!

Then I noticed something: when the device is in standby (screen off) I hear a whistle that disappears when I turn the box back on. Any idea about it?
no idea, really odd though :)
 

aidanmacgregor

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Hi,

I bought the following X96 device from AliExpress a long time ago:
X96 Amlogic S905X Quad Core Android 6.0 TV BOX 1G/8G 2G/16G 4K Smart Android Media Player Tv Box PK M8s T95 Set Top Box

I've installed Android 9 on it, I tried those images:

[v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (Universal RTL & BCM).img

[v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (Ampak AP6354).img


But it seems like the WiFi isn't working, no networks found and the WiFi button goes off immediately after turn it on.
Also, my remote controller is configured differently, e.g. pressing on the home button it's like an up arrow press.
Could you assist with the above issues? Which image should I install? There is something I can do with the remote controller?

Thanks,
Oran
what wifi chip is in your tv box?
 

aidanmacgregor

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Hi,
Here is the file i was trying to deploy on my ATV598max with usb burning tool 2.20

1.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S905D]+[ATV+9]+(ATV598max+Maybe+More...).img

the device is sold as geniatech atv598max and the form factor look exactly the same as the pictures and specs

here : https://www.geniatech.com/product/atv598max/

Maybe i should use another method to flash it ...may be some bootloader could be locked to able the device to be a certified ATV9 device ...at this point, i wasnt able to have any support from all geniatech /mygica websites contact as well as the Amazon.ca marketplace reseller...sorry to be so needy but unfortunately you could be my only hope in the end ... ;(

Anyway big thx for all you could eventually be able to do for my case
try 1 in the s905x folder
 

aidanmacgregor

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@aidanmacgregor after long fight with Amlogic USB software I managed to install your ROM on my Mecool M8S Pro +. Unfortunately WiFi is not working (although I have tried ALL your versions in the S905X folder). Would you have any solution to make it work? Some flashable .zip with the WiFi driver for my box?
Thanks a mil in advance!
no soloution for you sorry :)
 

dj_bruno_alves

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This firmware run on my device, but the wifi doesn't work, for my the RTL8189 model.
Any suggestions on how to make WIFI work?
graciously

X96 (S905x)
gxl_p212_2g (2gb ram and 16gb)
CHIP WIFI: RTL8189es
 

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8189ETV uses number 3. :)
Sorry, but I did not understand!
Has as? What do I need to do?


I just tested this firmware, and it worked perfectly! WIFI ON "RTL8189"
 
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aidanmacgregor

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Sorry, but I did not understand!
Has as? What do I need to do?


I just tested this firmware, and it worked perfectly! WIFI ON "RTL8189"
in the s905x folder for my rom there other roms, you said you tried number 1., for your chip number 3. is correct for you :)
1. {v8} aid....
2. {v8} aid...
3. {v8} aid.... (see the number at the start)
 

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in the s905x folder for my rom there other roms, you said you tried number 1., for your chip number 3. is correct for you :)
1. {v8} aid....
2. {v8} aid...
3. {v8} aid.... (see the number at the start)
"3. [v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (RTL QCA9377 LTM8830).img"
YES!!!! It worked beautifully... Thank you so much for the support.
 
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@aidanmacgregor

Hi Aidan! Congratulations on the immense work you have done with this rom! Why does the keyboard close by itself preventing me from typing? I have X96 Mini android box and i've installed the "9.1.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S905W]+[ATV+9]+(RTL8189)+(X96+Mini+X96W+ect...)". Can you help me? Thanks :)
 
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Sorry for lame question, but which version should I use on Sunvell T95Z plus with S912, 3GB+32GB and 1GBit ethernet? (I'm not sure which Wifi chip it has, but I don't want to get bootloop by uploading incompatible fw)
... and was i tested by someone on this device?
 

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@aidanmacgregor

Hi Aidan! Congratulations on the immense work you have done with this rom! Why does the keyboard close by itself preventing me from typing? I have X96 Mini android box and i've installed the "9.1.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S905W]+[ATV+9]+(RTL8189)+(X96+Mini+X96W+ect...)". Can you help me? Thanks :)
this it a keylayout issue with the default remote, try intalling leankey untill next version, i plan fix :)
 

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this it a keylayout issue with the default remote, try intalling leankey untill next version, i plan fix :)
Hello @aidanmacgregor! :)
thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I tried to install: "9.3. [V8] Aidan's ROM [S905W] [ATV 9] (RTL8189) (X96 Mini X96W ect ...). Img" and the problem disappeared. But now I have another small problem with the power off LED. It continues to blink blue even if the TV Box is turned off. How can I fix it? There is no shutdown item in the menu, there is only "Restart" and "Screenshot".
 
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haris2887

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HI Aiden,
Such a great rom unfortunately my remote does not work with this. More specifically the back button does not work..
anywork around for this it was working fine for all the other roms.
Beelink Mini III II using the universal build (number 1)
 

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a few minutes ago I just installed version 8 and surrounded with magisk on my Vontar x3 tv box and everything is perfect, Disney runs it to me at 1080p and other platforms are perfect, thanks very much buddy ;). I almost bought a certified TV box xD Keep supporting the project to enjoy your progress THANK YOU
 
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    You are right my friend this was an old box and I think I was able to do the best that I could with such a box but I am terribly stubborn and I just cant figure this problem out . Its a good exercize and I learned a lot. I got a box that was a brick and I put it back to life , also I dont have sound with HBOMAX I figure it must require some codec. One thing I like with this ROM is that it is quite stable I plan to buy a OON IPTV box for the fun of it and some 905X3 box to see how far I can go with those. by the way I put a tread explaining how to install the google TV launcher maybe you might like it , the thread is under google tv general, try it out and let me know how it went, I also put instruction on how to roll it back in case you dont like it. Cheers
    It's probably not a codec issue but an issue with DRM/Widevine. All these cheap China boxes have Widevine L3 and can't play Netflix in FullHD, for example.

    The Mi Box 3 (MDZ-16-AA) has an S905X as well and can play everything.

    Buy an original box with official Widevine and your box will play everything for many many years.
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    OK my friend the version that I have working is prime video AOSP v3.0.294.10145

    you can try the following link it has newer versions but I think they should work
    To give credit to Aidan this version is also available there
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    No problem but go to the link of Aidan its definitely there and let me know if you were successfull Cheers my friend
    Thanks Mattc! It worked perfectly! You are very kind to help us. Greetings!
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    You are welcome my dear friend. But if anyone can help me with my problem regarding my being unable to access google servers I would be ver very grateful ; I am pulling my hair over this problem; latest thing I did was amend the host files again to no avail!!!
    Matt, I've seen what happens to you with the play sotre. That is very strange ... I do not understand much of the subject, I installed the version of Aidan because it is the only certified rom. When I entered the play store for the first time, it obviously asked me for my credentials and I accessed without problems and without the need to root. Could it be that you use VPN and that is causing problems? Honestly I would like to help you, but I can not think where the problem could be. I hope you can solve it as soon as possible or that Aidan gives you some instructions on how to solve it when he sees and responds to the post ... A hug!
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    Which type of x96 air do you have ? 2GB RAM/16GB ROM ?
    Do you have the original build number of the box ? Before flashing the ROM
    @emiljano539, mine is 4/64 version. unfortunately i dont have the original build (messedup the rom so had to flash custom and recover - no backup of original) but know that X96Air_P2_20191017-1917 works (if i,m not wrong this is the build number)
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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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    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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    3. [V6](Qualcomm QCA9377 & LTM8830)

    Wifi working perfectly fine on my 8189etv.