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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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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?

Unselect erase flash and erasae bootloader in usb burning tool :)
 
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killeriq

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Please confirm:

1. the OTA update in v7 is not working? we get notify , but we wont be able to update?
2. If i put v8 manually, does the OTA work afterwards?

As i gave my "old" "Mecool M8S PRO L LB" to parents, so dont want to run there due to each update, hope u understand :D

Thanks
 

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Hi @aidanmacgregor, i was running V7 of your ROM and it looks to me that after a failed attempt to install the MI OTA update, i realized that i was not able anymore to install V8 using the USB Burning ROM.

So i installed TWRP and tried to write the img. Now my TV BOX is looping in the initial logo and i'm not able to do anything. When i power up with the reset button pressed i get no USB device. Any ideas why the USB burning tool is not working ?

[EDIT]

I used linux burning tools https://github.com/khadas/utils and was luckily able to burn image !
 
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Spastro

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Thinking of installing this on my old alphawise h96 pro + and my mecool m8 pro l ( original hardware version) bit noticed people mention some issues.

Does the latest firmware work well for those two boxes?
 

aidanmacgregor

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Please confirm:

1. the OTA update in v7 is not working? we get notify , but we wont be able to update?
2. If i put v8 manually, does the OTA work afterwards?

As i gave my "old" "Mecool M8S PRO L LB" to parents, so dont want to run there due to each update, hope u understand :D

Thanks

ota dosnt work in v8, there is no update availible pop up, until xiaomi release another update, i plan in releasing an "LTS version" with ota disabled soon :)
 
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aidanmacgregor

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Hi there, thanks for all your hard work. Makes things so much easier for noobs like me.

Will this work on the A95XF4? It uses Amlogic s905x4

sorry it wont work on this device as far as i can guess :)
 

aidanmacgregor

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Hi all

Managed to port Aidan's ROM to X96 Max Plus Q1 (There are lots of Max+ Models, you might wanna check what you have before installing)


HDMI CEC feature is abit faulty. I will provide another fix when I find out what's causing it.
Edit:- It's not the CEC feature. It's something else that turns the box on by itself that would need to be fixed.

Special thanks to @aidanmacgregor for making this ROM and also guiding me to make this port.
if you install v8

[S905X3] [ATV 9] (X96 Max Plus Q1) XDA-AYOSFlame.img


can you let me know it still works? thanks
 

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kai9x

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how to install sideload app from another source like APKPURE?
btw, anyone got problem when connected to LAN. Sometime TV Box Notify "Ethernet is not connected" eventhough it's still connnected?
 

aidanmacgregor

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nokenokex

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Hello!
I'm Japanese and I'm not good at English, so I use google translate.
I'm sorry if the wording is strange.

I am a beginner who recently purchased the X96maxPlus Q2 (SoC is S905X3).
I'm interested in this ROM, but if the SoCs match, can it be installed regardless of the model?
I have Slimbox installed and using it now, but it has different ROMs depending on the version and type of androidTVBox.
It seems that there is only one type of ROM here, but is it OK to use the same ROM for any model of S905X3?

This is a rudimentary question, but thank you.
 

nokenokex

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Hello!
I'm Japanese and I'm not good at English, so I use google translate.
I'm sorry if the wording is strange.

I am a beginner who recently purchased the X96maxPlus Q2 (SoC is S905X3).
I'm interested in this ROM, but if the SoCs match, can it be installed regardless of the model?
I have Slimbox installed and using it now, but it has different ROMs depending on the version and type of androidTVBox.
It seems that there is only one type of ROM here, but is it OK to use the same ROM for any model of S905X3?

This is a rudimentary question, but thank you.
I later found a link for the X96 Max Plus.

However, there was only one for X96MaxPlus Q1 and no for Q2.

Is there a ROM for Q2?
 

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    @aidanmacgregor I have a Tanix TX3 2GB/16GB (CS_905X3_TX95_B4_QZ_V1.2A) with the RTL8189ETV wifi chip, does your TX3 ROM (not the "BZ" version) work with this wifi chip? I am currently using the Slimbox ROM for the TX3 (QZ version) and remote and wifi chip works, but wifi reception is very weak (I think because the TX3 4GB/32GB uses the SP6330 wifi chip).
    I think everything is equal on both TV boxes, except for memory and wifi/bluetooth chip (maybe this is why the PCB code ends with an "A": wifi chip is from Realtek and it does not have bluetooth)...
    If the ROM is not compatible with this wifi chip, can you please add it or can I add it somehow to the ROM?
    Thanks for your great work!
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    I have such a box and I'm willing to try it out.
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    Beelink mxiii ii box, [v7.5] (UNIVERSAL) Aidan's ROM [S905X] 1GB 2G

    It connects to bluetooth headphones, but playback is intermittent.
    What could be the solution?
    Thanks.
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    the problem is that the program does not recognize the box, and the firmware I downloaded is for my box, that is, I have a s905x 9377 it does not work. i have a tx5pro that and i can't install anything. I do not know what to do :(
    If your TV Box has multiple USB ports, you need to try all the USB ports one by one.

    For examples, My Beelink S912 box has 2 USB ports, only one USB port can be recognized by USB Burning Tools.
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    i installed it on tx3 mini (s905w), but the remote only works the back button, directional pad and the "ok" button, everything else doesn't work, neither does the power buttton
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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 :)