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

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EdT586

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Flashed the ROM [v7.5] (UNIVERSAL) Aidan's ROM [S905X] 1GB 2GB+ onto my S905X-B 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.
 
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hannah187

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Hello @aidanmacgregor

Issue: wifi does NOT work.
I can turn on the wifi button but it turns off itself in a few seconds.

Here are the details:

TV Box - MECOOL M8S PRO L S912 3G 32G DDR3 LB
HD PCB Pic: https://ibb.co/MBbNvhm
wifi chip - KM63350528
Rom Installed : 6.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S912]+[ATV+9]+[LPDDR3]+[LAN100]+(bcm4335...)+(KM6335)+(M8S+PRO+L+LB...)
Checked hash MD5 - 8501e5192689f460a7179463f5aef72e and it's correct.

I installed this ROM via UBT and it was a success.

Please assist and merry Xmas.

Regards
 

leon_733

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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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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.
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.
 
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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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BOX : MyGica ATV 495PRO HDR S905X-B 2GB/8GB with Ampak AP6255 WiFi module
ROM: [v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (Ampak APxxxx Multi Wi-Fi).img

Observations:
1. WiFi stays connected after several reboots, but download bandwidth halved compared to other ROMs when measured with SpeedTest
2. Power button works when pressed, but stays red for Stand-By(normally red) and blue for On
3. Internal storage shows only 4.01GB 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

Update: WiFi throughput degrades over time to almost nothing, so this ROM is not a keeper for the MyGica ATV 495PRO HDR if you need a WiFi connection !
 
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Is it normal for System Update to fail to install after reboot to Android Recovery Menu ?
From whose server is the ROM trying to update from, Google ?
How can I disable this update from notification if the ROM cannot accept updates ?
 
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WiFI is now again a problem with [v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (Ampak APxxxx Multi Wi-Fi).img :(
After the second day of plugging the box in the WiFi is now down to a crawl of less than 0.38Mbps down and about the same up.

Is there any other ROM I should try with for a box with an AP6255 Wifi module ? Good WiFi is a deal breaker for me as I am not using Ethernet at any of my locations.
 
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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.
 

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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.
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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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