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

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aidanmacgregor

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With the stock KR-41 remote none of the IR buttons like On/Off works, but if I use an app like Button Mapper I can power it off by assigning one of the airmouse buttons, no way to power it back on unless I physically press the button on the box itself for a reboot. I guess the sleep mode is missing.
the power button is not in remote config, but its power button isnt inside the DTB (that why turn off can work but turning on doesn't)
 

EdT586

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Basically i have one of these

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but its branded nucleus, these come with android 6 and there is no publicly available updates available, but the company that sent me the stick also provided a custom made android 9 FW for the device, (has the same sstv string in recovery) see in that video it comes with Droidlogic/stvs9/stvs6.0.1, when they sent me a stick i also got this Droidlogic/stvs9/stvs9:9 android 9 rom that they payed mygica to make to update them from android 6, any other devices are user reports of success so take it with a pinch of salt :)
Was that Android 9 firmware an AML or update SD card version ?
MyGica does not release AML versions of their firmware for their most their boxes. So owners are pretty much stuck once a SD card update bricks their boxes. I am currently in touch with MiGica/Geniatech tech support fingers crossed they will provide me with the AML version of their firmwares.
 
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hannah187

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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.

I have SLIMBOX Rom Installed. Perfect.
 
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Cyberavater

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it would replace your current android 7/7 anlogic 3.xx kernel with 4.xx amlogic kernel :)
Thank you so much for replying.
I have one more question plz.
Is there a possibility that this ROM won't boot on my device? If yes, then will it boot on recovery? I don't have the recovery button, that's the problem (I boot to recovery using terminal). Thanks again.
 

obs3rv

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I have SLIMBOX Rom Installed. Perfect.
Yes, that's what I ended up doing as well. I needed to install the wifi_rtl_all.zip to get Bluetooth working, and needed to place a remote.conf for the device under /system/etc, and after that it's been working great. The ROM is regularly updated as well -- the main reason I sought out an alternative ROM, actually -- there's been another cumulative update (OTA) within the two days since I installed the ROM.
Beautiful. On my 2016 NEXBOX A95X-B7N 2G/8G with RTL8723BS Wi-Fi it's working perfectly:

  • Wi-Fi working out of the box.
  • Bluetooth did not work out of the box. To get Bluetooth working, I needed to update with wifi_rtl_all.zip.
  • IR remote didn't work out of the box. To get the IR remote working, I enabled root and, in X-plore, placed remote.conf for the device in /system/etc using the shell (long-press Root volume).
I also followed these instructions on HowToGeek to install the Google TV launcher off ApkMirror, disabling the stock Android TV launcher. It all works pretty decently, and this is considerably more up to date than the latest stock firmware (the Android 7.1 "preview" from November 2017), which wasn't Android TV either.

The 14.6.2 cumulative update also downloaded and installed perfectly.
 
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there is a linux amlogic flashing utility but ive not used it myself :)
Dear @aidanmacgregor ,

I found a great tool that helped my to create a recovery SD card : https://www.cnx-software.com/2016/1...otable-recovery-sd-card-for-amlogic-tv-boxes/

My box works fine again, except that I need to physicaly unplug the power adapter in ordre to boots it again. Can you help ? Did I use the wrong firmware ? Which one is recommanded for m'y M8S Pro+ ?

Regards,
Jean
 

tatouss

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Hi !
I just flashed your ROM on a S905X box (Mecool 8 Pro+) and it finally boots up !
But the ROM is totally stock( no app). Only Playstore and files browser.
So my question is, do I have to flash it again because it doesn't work correctly ? Or I have to install each app manually ?

Thank you for your work !
 
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Noter2017

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Hi !
I just flashed your ROM on a S905X box (Mecool 8 Pro+) and it finally boots up !
But the ROM is totally stock( no app). Only Playstore and files browser.
So my question is, do I have to flash it again because it doesn't work correctly ? Or I have to install each app manually ?

Thank you for your work !
You can install the apps you need from the Playstore. In case an app isn't available on the Playstore, you can side load it
 

EdT586

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Hi !
I just flashed your ROM on a S905X box (Mecool 8 Pro+) and it finally boots up !
But the ROM is totally stock( no app). Only Playstore and files browser.
So my question is, do I have to flash it again because it doesn't work correctly ? Or I have to install each app manually ?

Thank you for your work !
That is a good thing, people want a clean ROM without the useless apps so their system can run faster infact it is one of the biggest selling points ! If those apps are incoporated in the ROM you will need root before you can get rid of them. You can use the Google Play Store, Aptoide or side load the apps you need !
 

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I don't have any Miboxes. I use a modified ROM for my H96 Max X3 but I've recently started modding ROMs so I wanted to try modding the original one.
 
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jimjack12

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Hi @aidanmacgregor and thanks for the hard work you are doing on these amlogic boxes. She is a truly exceptional Roma, congratulations. Successfully installed on A95m 4k box (T95 4k clone - s905x 2/16). The box has 2 USB + 1 micro USB from which the roms are flashed. Unfortunately, after flashing your rom, none of the 3 USB ports work; in fact, connecting a wireless mini keyboard, a wired USB mouse, and other devices do not work at all. It must be said that by flashing your version 7.5 everything works perfectly. Also tested Atvxperience v4 and v5, and there is always the same problem of USB ports not working. With this little information, could you tell me what the problem could be? Thanks so much
 
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jimjack12

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Hi @aidanmacgregor and thanks for the hard work you are doing on these amlogic boxes. She is a truly exceptional Roma, congratulations.
Successfully installed on A95m 4k box (T95 4k clone - s905x 2/16).
The box has 2 USB + 1 micro USB from which the roms are flashed. Unfortunately, after flashing your rom, none of the 3 USB ports work; in fact, connecting a wireless mini keyboard, a wired USB mouse, and other devices do not work at all.
It must be said that by flashing your version 7.5 everything works perfectly. Also tested Atvxperience v4 and v5, and there is always the same problem of USB ports not working.
With this little information, could you tell me what the problem could be?
Thanks so much
 

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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)

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