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

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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?
 

osdieman

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Hi All.... first of all thank you for the hard work you guys are doing..
Now i have an original X96 8gb rom 2gb ram... with realtek wifi card..
i have tried most images.. but none is accepted from version 8.. also version 7 is not working and i end up in soft bricked device...
I am able to recover this.. and bring it back to stock...
is there anyone who managed to get this firmware working on x96 box ( V88-V1.0 2017-05-23 ) is written on the logic board..
Kind regards..

Ok i found number 3 from the download list did flash.. ended successful.. but now have red light and not booting... back to the next i agues.. ))

No more next.. device is now hard bricked and even shorten pins won't recover.. lol.
 
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foxmould

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The system notified that there is an update. After I completed the update and rebooted, I could not enter the TV
 

Alexfs

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Folks,
For the remote control problem I installed "BUTTON-MAPPER", it solved most of my problems. (Just an observation, for some reason the device turns off normally on Power but only turns on the Volume button - nothing that hinders use.
For those who are not able to connect to the PC after installing a ROM and the device turned into a brick, I was also unable to short the pins, what I did was connect the tv box to the PC and put a toothpick in the reset button(I opened the device to fix the toothpick), and after a long time (you have to be patient) the pc recognized the box again, then I managed to do a new installation. My TVBOX is an H96 MAX X2, apart from the original ROM, the only one that worked for me was Aidan's, all the others made my device turn into a brick.
Thank you Aidan for this great job.
I hope my experience can help other people.
 
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Hi @aidanmacgregor, I received a System Update on November now. I download and reboot system but always get error to update. Error 21. But I can reboot and use normally. Just don't can finish update. Have I do more one thing to sucess the update? Thanks. My version is v8 Aidan's Custom ATV 9 ROM [PI.3595 release-keys] My Tv Box is Mini M8S II p212 (I guess).
 
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Hi @aidanmacgregor, I received a System Update on November now. I download and reboot system but always get error to update. Error 21. But I can reboot and use normally. Just don't can finish update. Have I do more one thing to sucess the update? Thanks. My version is v8 Aidan's Custom ATV 9 ROM [PI.3595 release-keys] My Tv Box is Mini M8S II p212 (I guess).
 

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emiljano539

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I have a X96 Air 2GB RAM/16GB ROM no bluetooth which I want to flash the ROM. The stock ROM had the build number X96Air_V2_20200831-1021 . Will the Aidan's ROM named work for my device ?

8. [v8] Aidan's Rom [S905X3] (x96 air v2) XDA-XDA-AcidIce18.img​

Thanks in advance
 

Otzelot21

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Unfortunately, I regularly had major problems with the WiFi on my A95X box , which meant that streaming wasn´t possible because no data was transmitted.
So I bought an original Mi Box S in the black friday deals and say goodbye to the forum. :)

Thanks again to Aidan, I had a lot of fun with your Custom Roms last year. :)
 
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jaintchacko

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I have a X96 Air 2GB RAM/16GB ROM no bluetooth which I want to flash the ROM. The stock ROM had the build number X96Air_V2_20200831-1021 . Will the Aidan's ROM named work for my device ?

8. [v8] Aidan's Rom [S905X3] (x96 air v2) XDA-XDA-AcidIce18.img​

Thanks in advance
I tried this on X96 Air P2 box but bluetooth doesnt work. rest all looks good. can anyone advise how to add bluetooth & wifi drivers? i have 2 roms that seem to work on this box but not sure what files needs tweeking (sorry limited android knowledge) - Slimbox v12 &Davietpda v1.5
 
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Unfortunately, I regularly had major problems with the WiFi on my A95X box , which meant that streaming wasn´t possible because no data was transmitted.
So I bought an original Mi Box S in the black friday deals and say goodbye to the forum. :)

Thanks again to Aidan, I had a lot of fun with your Custom Roms last year. :)
You can use your spare box to install Armbian or CoreElec on it.

Then install PiHole or Adguard in docker to block ads on all your devices at home. You can install a BitTorrent client in docker as well (if that's allowed in your country).

With Linux on the box, you can also use it as a file server, print server or store back ups from your computers.

That's in case you use Ethernet
 
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Otzelot21

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You can use your spare box to install Armbian or CoreElec on it.

Then install PiHole or Adguard in docker to block ads on all your devices at home. You can install a BitTorrent client in docker as well (if that's allowed in your country).

With Linux on the box, you can also use it as a file server, print server or store back ups from your computers.

That's in case you use Ethernet

Thank you for the suggestions! Add blocker in my ethernet would be a good idea to give the box a meaningful life. :)
 
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emiljano539

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I tried this on X96 Air P2 box but bluetooth doesnt work. rest all looks good. can anyone advise how to add bluetooth & wifi drivers? i have 2 roms that seem to work on this box but not sure what files needs tweeking (sorry limited android knowledge) - Slimbox v12 &Davietpda v1.5
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
 
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jaintchacko

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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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kamil-vag

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I install today this ROM on H96 PRO, works ok, i have wifi connection, works stably and fast.
Only the USB (wifi) mouse doesn't work propertly in app like youtube, yt kids, and the mouse also does not work when selecting keyboard buttons...
It posibble to shutdown device from menu or only from the remote control?
 

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    Tried these on my NEXBOX A95X-B7N 2G/8G (Amlogic S905X, RTL8723BS Wi-Fi) from 2016:
    • 1. [v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (Universal RTL & BCM).img: No Wi-Fi
    • 2. [v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (Realtek RTL & SSV).img: No Wi-Fi
    • 3. [v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (RTL QCA9377 LTM8830).img: Working Wi-Fi, no Bluetooth, no IR remote control
    • 8. [v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (Ampak AP6330).img: No Wi-Fi.

    Oh well.
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    Hi Aidan. I installed your ROM for s905x with my wifi driver and it works fine. The only problem is the remote which doesn't work. I have the appropriate remote.tab1 file but I can't log in. Is there any way I can replace the remote.tab1 with my working one? Thank you.
    Have you tried using a USB keyboard?
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    I have another remote that worked but I need to enable the remote which came with the box.
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    Dear @aidanmacgregor

    I found your ROM and hope to be able to make my yet old Mecool M8S Pro+ work again ... But, can You please help on how to install the ROM on the chip from Linux, as the software used works on Windows only ...

    Many thanks in advance,
    Best regards,
    Jean
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    Hello guys , does the netflix TV patched app works for you guys ? As soon as i open it it shows an error which doesn't let me use the app
    sorry netfix killed the tv app workarounds :()
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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!
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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.