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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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Thank you @enerdude for your help. Do you have another advice?.

I tried this but again brick my box after 7% with the USB burning tool. I revived again with the firmware [atvXerience S905W_V2H_FINAL] but I don't like it because not working Clock, Chromecast built-in neither Bluetooth 😭. BTW the Bluetooth work only with this firmware [AndroidTV_7_S905W_Bluetooth_Tue_Minh_20190320.zip a vietnamese].

I'll really appreciate if @aidanmacgregor can give us some light about it.🤞
chromecast built in wont work as our devices dont have widevine level 1, thi cannot be changed, look for clock patches maybe help, and try taking libbt-vendor.so from working rom and copy across :)
 

aidanmacgregor

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Thank you @aidanmacgregor . "2. [v7.1] Aidan's ROM [S905X3] (A95X F3) FB-Zeyn Elenson.img" is what I have tried for an A95X F3 box with 4GB of RAM and 64GiB of eMMC.

SD flashing fails. Windows 7 and the USB link to the TVbox is a bit picky. About 1 out of 3 attemps, the TV Box device shows up as connected USB device. "Overwrite bootloader" needed to be disabled otherwise writing would stop at 1%. I am not sure if USB can supply enough power, so after plugging the USB connector into the TV box USB, I plug the power supply adapter too.

First boot takes about 5 minutes. Consecutive boots are only 29 seconds. The front display shows "boot" instead of the clock time.

I am missing an option to turn the TVbox device completely off. Only reboot is available. And I wish to turn off the LED's, though can't find the stock ROM "ColorLED Setting" app for download (neither play, neither as .apk).

As of July 13th 2021, Android thinks that a 646 MB "Android System Update" is available. Don't bother to install the update, it will fail.
the power off is official android TV behaviour, it uses standby mode, and the stock app cant be preinstalled due to google play certification blocking 3rd party apks

v8 is being uploaded and manual install is required :)
 

aidanmacgregor

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An issue with the A95X F3 and Aidan's ROM is that the Infrared Remote Control "OK" button sometimes stops responding. It's not that IR doesn't send, I see the red LED light up. Other keys (cursor left, right, up, down, home, back) respond good. Sleep and wake doesn't improve.

Workaround: A power cycle useually fixes the "IR - OK button" response.
oh odd
 

MrOops

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Hi,
I have been testing this rom with pleasure for 2 weeks on a Mecool M8s PRO LQ box. I only encountered one problem. With Plex I have no sound with EAC3 video. It works great on my official Mi Box S. Same version of Plex on both.
 

enerdude

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@aidanmacgregor Thanks so much for this great ROM! I am using your [S905W] (tx3mini) (9012p) XDA- hugocarmo version of the ROM.

Everything working 100% except the volume up and down on the standard tx3 mini remote. Would it be possible to apply a patch for this?

Thanks in advance.
@aidanmacgregor thanks so much for V8 of this great rom! On v8 I can install anydesk with remote control and it still allows me to browse up and down on the home screen which did not work on V7 - I had to disable anydesk in accessibility option for it to work.

Any idea of a patch to get the volume control keys / mute to work on the standard remote?
 

killeriq

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anyone?

@aidanmacgregor
I just installed "[v7] Aidan's ROM [s912] (M8S Pro LB) XDA-DreamSeason.img" on my "Mecool M8S PRO L LB"
right after boot i got notice to upgrade OS, so i did...then it reboots into TWRP and no clue what to do / chose to apply this update.

is it the OTA you announces on 1st page?

Thanks
 
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Fantastic Rom. Thank you Aiden. Just one question. How does one update from version to version without having to re-install everything. I know you mention backup, but how do I do that? Is the backup only for things you have saved on the internal HD or will the backup also save installed apps?
 

aidanmacgregor

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anyone?

@aidanmacgregor
I just installed "[v7] Aidan's ROM [s912] (M8S Pro LB) XDA-DreamSeason.img" on my "Mecool M8S PRO L LB"
right after boot i got notice to upgrade OS, so i did...then it reboots into TWRP and no clue what to do / chose to apply this update.

is it the OTA you announces on 1st page?

Thanks
no manually inatall v8 it is now available have a look :)
 

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    :( I've got Slimbox ROM on my box A95x f3. Your firmware doesnt’t work on my box. Bluetooth doesn’t pair speakers. Clock doesn’t work. i tried replace btlib without success.
    I ran into the same kinds of problems when trying to find a ROM that agreed with my Transpeed 8K Ultra-HD S905X3 Either they would brick the box or the Wifi and factory remote wouldn't work. You can fix it by unpacking the ROM and installing the proper files for those gadgets to work the repacking. I started on that road but at the time the software needed to do the job wasn't readily available yet for ATV 9.0. I finally abandoned the project because it was a bit above my skill level and I found Slimbox that worked very well.
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    Try highwaystar's 64bit ROM...which was first android tv ROM for amlogic

    Edit: link to post https://4pda.to/forum/index.php?showtopic=905729&st=1160#entry97984308
    Choose the one suitable for your device
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    On slimbox firmware bluetooth works fine on A95X F3 (no air). Unfortunately even though this firmware is more updated I was not able to pair the device on it. I gave up after a few attempts to change the libraries. The clock kept showing "boot" but that bothered me the least.
    i have flash with rom slimbox 12 rtk my A95X F3 Air and everything works. I did not check secure boot because I got an error but I don't know why I like Aidan's clean rom and its security patch. I don't lose hope or you have to put your hands in the kitchen. Sorry for my bad english
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    II also tested A95X F3 AIR and I have the same problem: the clock, bluethoot dont'works. It's a shame because I really like this rom and its security patch. Very clean. I'm afraid to test on my Beelink gt 1 (s912) and lose the bluethoot too.
    On slimbox firmware bluetooth works fine on A95X F3 (no air). Unfortunately even though this firmware is more updated I was not able to pair the device on it. I gave up after a few attempts to change the libraries. The clock kept showing "boot" but that bothered me the least.
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    ROOT Method Now Available
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    Home Screen With Apps
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    ^^^NEW Home Screen, Update From Play Store ^^^
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    Preinstalled Apps
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    Initial Set Up Screen
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    Initial Set Up Screen 2
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    About
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    New Google Dream X Included
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    Google Play Protect Certified
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    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!
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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...

    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 :)
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    I am also waiting for the wifi fix for the lb version
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    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
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    @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 :)