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

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xdaky

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is there anyone who installed this firmware in mi3 mdz-16-AA (it has 905)?
 
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Which box do you recommend; cheaper and less bug to buy?
If Amazon is available in your country, get on of their Fire Sticks: Fire Stick 4K or Fire Stick 4K Max.
The only problem with them is playing local media, due to having only 1 USB port for power and external storage. External storage also only works with drives formated in Fat32, so you are limited in fire size. (I'm not 100% sure about this though).

If you don't have files on external drives or use Plex/Emby/Jellyfin these are the best sticks to get.

If you also want to play media for external drives or live in a country without Amazon, go for the Mi Box S. They are often on sale on AliExpress for about $40
 
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If Amazon is available in your country, get on of their Fire Sticks: Fire Stick 4K or Fire Stick 4K Max.
The only problem with them is playing local media, due to having only 1 USB port for power and external storage. External storage also only works with drives formated in Fat32, so you are limited in fire size. (I'm not 100% sure about this though).

If you don't have files on external drives or use Plex/Emby/Jellyfin these are the best sticks to get.

If you also want to play media for external drives or live in a country without Amazon, go for the Mi Box S. They are often on sale on AliExpress for about $40
Thank you.
 

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ive not tried, depends on the app ad the drm in use i think :)
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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...


I have an Alfawise S92 with S912.

CPU-Z says I have QC9377 so I have been trying with this
Code:
3. [v8] Aidan's ROM [S912] [ATV 9] [DDR792] [LAN1000] (qca9377) (H96 Pro Plus...).img

And I get this:
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Any help ?

Thanks
 
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EdT586

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It worked with this one:

[v8] Aidan's ROM [S912] [ATV 9] [DDR3 & DDR4] [LAN1000].img​

So you're able to flash to another ROM now ?
You get that error message if you're not completely in the recovery mode even if your box pairs with UBT and the OS starts booting up while you are flashing or there is not enough power to the box.
 

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Walmart Onn 4K streaming box, when is on sale for $19.98. It is much better than the Fire sticks, stock Android TV interface. Easy to expand internal storage (8GB, about 5.4GB available, similar to the sticks). It has LineageOS available for it.
Walmart’s Android TV Onn UHD Streaming Device is just a rebranded Dynalink Android TV Box, which is itself actually just Google’s ADT-3 (See specifications tab)developer reference design that is manufactured by Askey.

ADT-3 Streaming Media Player

SoC
| Amlogic S905Y2
CPU | Quad-core 1.8 GHz (ARM Cortex-A53)
GPU | ARM Mali-G31 MP2
RAM | 2GB
Storage | 8GB
 
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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.
AML_update.img file for USB Burning tool, let me know how you get on :)
 

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TTj

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.
tes possability, and same for recovery too, then would need to mask rom mode to flash it if no reset button :)
 

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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.
glad your up and running with something, did you also try 3. QCA/LTM/RTL?
 

aidanmacgregor

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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
suggests the dtb may be slighty mismatched or the usboot more probaly, maybe find one thats better fit
 

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    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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    [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
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    2.1) See If Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Seem To Work And Try The Other Version If Not
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    8) Choose "Wipe/Factory Data Reset" Option Here, And Then Once Done Choose Reboot
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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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