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[v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X-S905W-S912-S905X2-S905Y2-S905X3-S905W4] [Android TV 9] [Netflix TV] [Disney+] [Google Play Certified] [ROOT]

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aidanmacgregor

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Home Screen With Apps
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^^^NEW Home Screen, Update From Play Store ^^^
Screenshot_20210725-010752.png

Preinstalled Apps
Screenshot_20210712-104107.png

Initial Set Up Screen
Screenshot_20210712-104128.png

Initial Set Up Screen 2
Screenshot_20210725-010826.png

About
Screensaver.png

New Google Dream X Included
Screenshot_20201116-025413 - Copy.png

Google Play Protect Certified
Screenshot_20210207-224128.png

Android TV Netflix! (Install Apk From Website)


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 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 May Not Work On All Device

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!
------------------------------------------------
NEW Website! Check it out & Download!
>>>> Website Click Here <<<<
-----------------------

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
Now Includes App Drawer (Non Tv Apps)
Now Includes File Browser
Cleaned & De Bloat
More Tweaks...

v6 New Features (N/A)
Not Released On This Chip

v5 New Features (N/A)
Not Released On This Chip

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 Features
BASED ON STABLE MI BOX Official Pie Build 2696
Security Patch 5.April.2020
Original Install Method Using base ROM & Update.ZIP

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!

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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aidanmacgregor

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Please update link firmware for S912. I'll test it!
Thank,

Ok Heres Some S912 Tesing Roms, S912 is complex with quite a few diffrent versions, 9 or so test roms all together, 2 uploaded so far

I Need To know If It Flashes & Boots Successfully
Free Space After New Install
Any Preinstalled Apps
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Working & What Wi-Fi Chip
Performance
Remote
Anything Else You Think Might Be Helpful :)
 
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MK1-1

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Hello, will try later today on Mecool bb2 pro.
  • SoC – Amlogic S912 octo-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz with ARM Mali-820MP3 GPU
  • System Memory – 3 GB DDR4
  • Storage – 16 GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
Is it a good candidate?
How about ir remote?

//Markus.
 

aidanmacgregor

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Hello, will try later today on Mecool bb2 pro.
  • SoC – Amlogic S912 octo-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz with ARM Mali-820MP3 GPU
  • System Memory – 3 GB DDR4
  • Storage – 16 GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
Is it a good candidate?
How about ir remote?

//Markus.
Hi, Cant Guarantee Remote, Cant Guarantee Anything really, This Is Currently testing, i don't have an s912 device to test on so changes are made blindly and am counting on community feedback on compatibility :)
 
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athlon1

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OK, i managed to install your S912/LPDDR3/LAN100/QCA9377/ltm8830 Rom succesfully on my M8S Pro L(Q)
Didnt work to install via Burn Card Maker but worked after flashing via Burn Tool!

Boots up correctly and so far seems to work fine, Wifi and remote control is working fine on my box.
If i find bugs im gonna tell you. Thanks for you work :)
 
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aidanmacgregor

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OK, i managed to install your S912/LPDDR3/LAN100/QCA9377/ltm8830 Rom succesfully on my M8S Pro L(Q)
Didnt work to install via Burn Card Maker but worked after flashing via Burn Tool!

Boots up correctly and so far seems to work fine, Wifi and remote control is working fine on my box.
If i find bugs im gonna tell you. Thanks for you work :)

Awesome Thanks :D
 
Dec 11, 2020
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Ok j'ai installé la version s912 DDR3&DDR4 LAN 1000 v3 sur une beelink gt1 ultimate AP6255 j'aime bien mais le bluetooth ne marche pas et j'ai reçu une mise à jour par OTA que je n'arrive pas à l'installer même j'ai renommé le fichier en update.zip et que je l'ai sur la carte sd
 

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Ok j'ai installé la version s912 DDR3&DDR4 LAN 1000 v3 sur une beelink gt1 ultimate AP6255 j'aime bien mais le bluetooth ne marche pas et j'ai reçu une mise à jour par OTA que je n'arrive pas à l'installer même j'ai renommé le fichier en update.zip et que je l'ai sur la carte sd
Hi, Thanks For The Feedback,
The OTA Update Is Attempting To Install The Latest Official Mi Box Firmware, Ad Due To Our Devices Not Being A Genuine Mi Box the Update Fails (And if it did work it would brick the box due to different RAM ,SOC, DTB & Bootloader Once I Obtain The Latest Official Update.Zip I Will Manually Update The Firmware Images, If You Have A Copy Of The Lated Update.Zip Can You Please Upload? Or Tell Me How You Extracted The Update.zip?
Thanks
 
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    I have such a box and I'm willing to try it out.
    1
    Good Day,

    Anybody that can assist with which ROM I should try based on the nexbox A95x
    I have flashed

    1. [v8] Aidan's ROM [S905X] [ATV 9] (Universal RTL & BCM).img on my A95X B7N (same WiFi chipset as yours from what I can tell and same ram) and it works with 2 issues as far as I can tell, namely remote does not work properly and EAC3 streams do not work in Plex, but there is a workaround for Plex that I have posted in the other thread.​

    Would be interesting to hear if your remote works…
    1
    Hello ! Can you please add support A95X PLUS 4/32 S905Y2 into your firmware?
    Stock firmware https://disk.yandex.ru/d/OVIiV2Iej65lCw
    1
    thes boxes dont seem to accept generic roms, seem to be locked :)
    Yet i have installed it with Pulpstone ROM, and it worked fine, btw thanks so much for the attention
    1
    that is a vendor/usr/keylayout file issue but remote.conf file is no good in newer android :)
    I was able to find ATV 9 rom for the X96 mini (sv6051p wifi) with a working remote
    Unfortunately, there is update issue (repeat force restart, then failed installation)

    And also
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/s905w-atvx-v4-androidtv-9-0.4140379/
    But the "Q" key when using a keyboard does not work.



    Edit: This one from 4PDA also has a working remote and keyboard keys

    I try deleting the remote.conf, remote.tab1~3 as a test (on atvx rom) and when I reboot the box, some of the remote buttons no longer works.

    Would it be possible to recompile your ROM (or replacing the remote.tab files) by myself then modify the remote configuration using the roms above?
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    to brighten.png
    Home Screen With Apps
    Screenshot_20210725-010734.png
    ^^^NEW Home Screen, Update From Play Store ^^^
    Screenshot_20210725-010752.png

    Preinstalled Apps
    Screenshot_20210712-104107.png

    Initial Set Up Screen
    Screenshot_20210712-104128.png

    Initial Set Up Screen 2
    Screenshot_20210725-010826.png

    About
    Screensaver.png

    New Google Dream X Included
    Screenshot_20201116-025413 - Copy.png

    Google Play Protect Certified
    Screenshot_20210207-224128.png

    Android TV Netflix! (Install Apk From Website)


    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 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 May Not Work On All Device

    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!
    ------------------------------------------------
    NEW Website! Check it out & Download!
    >>>> Website Click Here <<<<
    -----------------------

    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
    Now Includes App Drawer (Non Tv Apps)
    Now Includes File Browser
    Cleaned & De Bloat
    More Tweaks...

    v6 New Features (N/A)
    Not Released On This Chip

    v5 New Features (N/A)
    Not Released On This Chip

    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 Features
    BASED ON STABLE MI BOX Official Pie Build 2696
    Security Patch 5.April.2020
    Original Install Method Using base ROM & Update.ZIP

    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!

    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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    TO EVERYONE

    updates to S905W & S912 are slow due to not having test devices, makes stability improvements hard to diagnose, wifi improvements should be easier to add without testing and i will do this ass soon as i can, i have been working on a private project in most of my free time so not had a chance to further refine these chips, thanks for being paitent :)
    4

    I am also waiting for the wifi fix for the lb version
    4
    Is it and Android TV apk, or an apk of the mobile app? Can you share the link to that?
    Android TV apk I will upload the link
    4
    @aidanmacgregor Congratulations for developing and maintaining custom rom.
    I am currently using DaivietPDA 9.0 for Nexbox A1. Only Bluetooth does not work rest is all fine. I had failed to install twrp. I have following queries
    Does WiFi and Bluetooth works in v8 ?
    How can I dirty flash v8 over current rom without TWRP
    When v9 shall be launched ?
    Thanks :)

    --twrp can only be temporary booted in android 9

    --probably will work depends on what wifi/bluetooth module you have

    --USB Burning Tool, unselect rease bootloader and erase flash, this may or may not work and leving these selected may be nesicerry (I reccomend a clean install)

    --Probably when xaiomi release a new update, maybe some other updates in between, i dont even have a s912 test device (Someone Donated Me One From America, Its In The Post Currently) i anm no expert with all this, just learning as i go for a year and a half, so software development background, or working with android really, just anted to make my own box awesome and it grew from there :)