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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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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
haha so am i, this whole project wouldnt of started this is i wansnt stubborn about my s905x 1gb MXQ pro 4k (its stuck on my android tv 7 rom) :)
 

masaditama

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Will this rom work for H96 Max x3 S905x3 with HCY6355 wifi chipset? If not would you make it work for this wifi chipset. Thanks.
 

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RITAMA

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Hi Ritama! I have the same, but 16/32. It worked perfectly for me. I just have to solve the problem of the ignition with the remote control, it turns off but does not turn on. To turn it on, I must disconnect and connect the power to the box. I would advise you to try it, you do not lose anything. It is the best custom rom with certified android. Cheers!
Ok Thanks for your information.
if you don't mind, please send me ROM link
Regard
 
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RITAMA

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Hi Ritama! I have the same, but 16/32. It worked perfectly for me. I just have to solve the problem of the ignition with the remote control, it turns off but does not turn on. To turn it on, I must disconnect and connect the power to the box. I would advise you to try it, you do not lose anything. It is the best custom rom with certified android. Cheers!

Ok Thanks for your information.
if you don't mind, please send me ROM link
Regard
I'm currently using firmware. https://school3mk-my.sharepoint.com..._top/Documents/slimboxtv/X96Max_Plus/Plus_2GB
work ok on/off with remote but not certified google
 

rolo2020

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Hi Ritama! Thanks for the information! Here is the link to Aidan's rom. https://www.aidansrom.ml/ I would recommend that you start directly with ATV9 .... Good luck with it, I think you will have no problem. Greetings!
 
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mdtaringa

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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.
with your hibryd rom are you able to download disney plus from playstore?
 

dolhop

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Super long thread...trying to read from the end backwards...can someone please confirm my findings regarding the remote control? Am I understanding correctly that flashing this ROM will leave the box (such as Nexbox A95X) with the remote control inoperable? And in order to get the remote to function, one must root the device, then muck with remote.conf files?
 

Alexfs

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Hi Aidan,
Will we have any more updates for the H96 Max X2?
Automatic update downloads but fails installation.
Can you help me?

Hello,
Has anyone experienced this problem and managed to solve it?
 
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roland8622

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Dear aidan

What do you think: i would like order MECOOL KM2 box. This box using Netflix 4k, but i need mouse version. So im use your modding mouse apk it will work with 1080p/4K? Or just the original version?
And where is the Android 10 Netflix mouse version apk? I dont find your site :(

Thank you
 

MarvinUQ

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Indeed Aidan the only thing I can think of is that it wants to use wifi to connect to google servers and is unable to but that is nonsense. I tried my best on this box but I never saw anyone with this problem.
Once I had a problem maybe similar, I couldn't use any stream services at all, the thing was that the isp that I got my service from for some incredible stupid reason that only their stupid engineers know black listed the NTP servers protocol from their network, so when I started my box it couldn't sync date and it always had like 5 years old date, the box couldn't ever be connected to any service at all.
 

rolo2020

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Una vez que tuve un problema tal vez similar, no pude usar ningún servicio de transmisión en absoluto, el problema era que el ISP del que obtuve mi servicio por alguna razón increíblemente estúpida que solo sus estúpidos ingenieros conocen la lista negra del protocolo de servidores NTP de su red, así que cuando comencé mi caja no podía sincronizar la fecha y siempre tenía una fecha de 5 años, la caja nunca se podía conectar a ningún servicio.
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MarvinUQ

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El asunto es que no entendia porque no sincronizaba la fecha, creia q era cuestion de que en ese momento estaba usando libreelec, pero no, era culpa de mi ISP. Queria recalcar eso, algunas veces no es problema de la rom o programas, sino algo externo.

-The thing is, I didn't get why it didn't sync with the ntp server, so I taught it was a bug on libreelec which I was using at the time, but no, it was my ISP's fault. What I want to say is sometimes the problem is just something besides the rom or programs we have installed.
 
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Thank you for this firmware. I have nexbox s905x 2G/16G. I installed twrp and libreelec 6-7 years ago and used it some months. After years I diged out this equipment and find 255 error when I restored data partition in twrp. I was not able to find any twrp compatible firmware for this device and I found this thread.
I installed 8.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S905X]+[ATV+9]+(Ampak+AP6330).img without problem and have been suprised the lack of any apps installed in it. I found youtube where is a link to fixed appplications and will use usb to install all.
The firmware does not work with my original remote control. Is it able to add this functionality ?
I use china small BT keyboard with touch pad instead and this is not fine because I do not have any possibility to return to previous menu entry. Escape key does not do it and I do not see any other key with this functionality.
(Should I change firmware to version 7 [v7.5] (Nexbox) Aidan's ROM [S905X] Nexbox a95x 1GB 2GB+.img ?)
Is possible to start working remote or simulate return key on keyboard ?

I migrated to TV7 and here ESC key works as return. It has to be a bug in TV9.
 
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    Hello, Can i install this rom on my Telefunken TV ?
    I don't think you can do that.

    I also have a Telefunken at home and as far as I know, we can't even change the launcher
    The stock launcher includes some settings the TV needs to work properly.

    At least the information I gathered on 4PDA
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    Flashed the ROM [v7.5] (UNIVERSAL) Aidan's ROM [S905X] 1GB 2GB+ onto my S905X2 2GB/8GB MyGica 495PRO HDR box and it loads, but the stock IR part of the remote has no control to power the unit on or off. Now it doesn't seem to be able to go into the Android Recovery Menu so I can flash back with a micro SD Card version of the stock ROM (MyGica did not provide an AML version of their stock ROM that can be used with Amlogic USB Burning Tool) plus it doesn't seem to flash another ROM using the USB Burning Tool as well if I depress the reset button(Another MyGica oddity is that the reset button is built into the Power On/Off button) and plug in the USB cable the OS starts loading and doesn't seem to recognize the reset button for the Android Recovery Menu to show up. Any way to get back into the Recovery Menu or get it to load with the reset button in the USB Burning Tool ?

    Edit: Oh I see this ROM uses TWRP in the Boot Recovery app, TWRP will load the img firmware from MyGica, but it thinks it is a zip file firmware and won't flash. Using the Amlogic USB Burning Tool still won't work for some wierd reason throws the a bootloader error message 6 seconds in.
    This rom seems to overwrite the bootloader with one that ignores the reset button and SD cards. Try to flash another S905x2 stock rom with USB burning tool just to get the original bootloader back on the device. That bootloader might recognize an SD card with a recovery image on it.
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    The problem is after flashing this ROM the USB Burning Tool always gets a bootloader error message around the 6 second mark when I try to flash another ROM. I even tried Force Erase, no change.
    I don't think this ROM even has the Android Recovery Menu in it as it has the TWRP app installed in the OS.

    Would you know which is the best S905X2 ROM for the MyGica ATV 495PRO HDR ?
    MyGica has not released any img files for their AML firmwares that can be used with the UBT for both their ATV 495PRO HDR and ATV 495X HDR boxes. Many owners have brick their boxes while trying to update from Android 6.0.1 to Android 7.1.2 through their micro SD Card img firmware files and the company MyGica/Geniatech doesn't seem to be interested in helping their owners.

    I am normally a Minix user and not normally a MyGica user, but I found a bargain for a dozen of these old stock new in box ATV 495PRO HDR units to upgrade some of my older S802H 4.4.2 boxes so they can use newer versions of Kodi.
    Sometimes I have to hold the reset button in with a stick to make it connect to the computer for flashing, sometimes not. Too bad USB burning tool doesn't let you backup your old firmware, that would make things easy.

    There is a trick of momentarily shorting the NAND pins while connecting to the computer, I've done it successfully on a s905x (after flashing incompatible rom) but there's a chance it could break something.

    I have never had an s905x2 device,so I don't know what works or doesn't

    When you find a flashable zip file, take a look inside and if you see "bootloader.img" know that it can potentially brick your device if its not 100% compatible.
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    Sometimes I have to hold the reset button in with a stick to make it connect to the computer for flashing, sometimes not. Too bad USB burning tool doesn't let you backup your old firmware, that would make things easy.

    There is a trick of momentarily shorting the NAND pins while connecting to the computer, I've done it successfully on a s905x (after flashing incompatible rom) but there's a chance it could break something.

    I have never had an s905x2 device,so I don't know what works or doesn't

    When you find a flashable zip file, take a look inside and if you see "bootloader.img" know that it can potentially brick your device if its not 100% compatible.
    The USB Burning Tool detects the box so shorting the NAND is not the issue. The problem is I get a "[0x00101004] Erase bootloader/Lowper/Identify/Error result" message about 25 seconds into the flashing process. This only happened when I flashed to this ATV ROM.

    The reset button in the ATV 495 series of MyGica boxes is built into the Power On/Off button.
    Normally if you want to get into the Android Recovery Menu for a SD Card firmware update you have to press on the Power On/Off button while you plug in the power. For UBT flashing I noticed you simply plug the USB cable without pressing anything and UBT will instantly recognize it, but if you plug the box's power adapter and then the USB cable you will not get it to connect to UBT.

    EDIT: Found a way to flash to another ROM once this [v7.5] (UNIVERSAL) Aidan's ROM [S905X] 1GB 2GB+.img is installed. Took me a couple hours to figure this out and I will leave it here as a reference for others with the same box.

    1. Open USB Burning Tool (I used v2.1.6) and load the new ROM you want to flash
    2. Do not plug in the power adapter to your box or it will not pair with the USB Burning Tool
    3. Plug the USB cable into the USB/OTG port located at the rear on the left hand side of the box (2nd USB port after the "micro SD" card slot)
    4. While pressing down on the Power On/Off button connect the USB cable to the PC until you hear it pair and it should start to flash automatically if not press Start, once it starts to flash you can let go of pressing the Power On/Off button
    5. While it is flashing plug in the power adapter to ensure it has enough power during the flash
    6. Wait about 5-1/2 minutes for it to finish flashing. Once the USB Burning Tool shows 100% : Burning successfully press Stop and unplug the USB cable from the PC.
    7. Unplug the power adapter and plug it in again to reboot the box and wait another 6 minutes for the new firmware to install itself.
    8. The new ROM has now been properly installed !
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    BOX : MyGica ATV 495PRO HDR S905X-B 2GB/8GB with Ampak AP6255 WiFi module
    ROM: 12.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S905X]+[ATV+9]+(Mygica+ATV195x-ATV495-ATV598max-Maybe+More...).img

    Observations:
    1. WiFi connected after first reboot, but after a second reboot cannot connect to WiFi no matter how many tines I did a full reset
    2. Power button works when pressed stays blue for Stand-By(normally red) and blue for On
    3. Internal storage shows only 3.82GB out of 8GB
    4. System Update downloads, but fails to install after reboot to Android Recovery Menu
    5. IR remote function like Power On/Off don't work on the stock MyGica KR41 remote
    6. Bluetooth pairs and 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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    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.