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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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Hey @aidanmacgregor Thanks for all your efford to put this ROM out for everyone. Really good job.

I tryed this ROM on Sunvell T95Z Plus and it is very fast. Only problem is with wifi that doesn't work (there is 3 versions of this box with diferent wifi chips from what I could find).
The wifi\BT chip on my box is AMPAK AP6335 (the module integrates the Broadcom BCM4335 (WiFi) and BCM4339 (bluetooth) chips) as reported on this post. Is there any way to get the wifi to work on my box?

I am currently using atvXperience with android 7.1 ("atvXperience_S912_V2H_T95Z_FINAL.img" link) and the wifi works so the drivers are there I just don't know how to transfer them and compile a rom with this ones....

Thanks!
android 7 drivers dont work, they need foles compiled for the new amlogic kernel in android 8+ :)
 

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Would anyone happen to know if this would work for a Vankyo MatrixBox X95 Max? From what Info I can get from this thing, Its running an A95X F2 under the hood.. I've had this thing sitting in the box in a drawer for a little over a year now...

The stock firmware is not compatible with apps like Disney+ and other streaming apps (not even an option for download in the play store), and I remember the firmware being rather harsh on the eyes and clunky.. I'm trying to find a custom rom that would allow D+, Netflix, Hulu Etc Etc to be accessible and usable by the box.

I'm hoping to set this up in my daughters room as a surprise for her birthday.

EDIT (Update): after a little trial and error, I can confirm the image works on the Vankyo MatrixBox... with a few exceptions..
1, the remote (included with the device) does not completely work.. Unable to use the "OK" button and the "home" button, but the rest of it is functional from what I can tell... since I doubt I'll be able to figure out why the remote only partially works with this rom, I guess I'm buying a 3rd party remote for the unit.

2, Hulu is unavailable for this rom, though I suspect that is due to the fact that they may not have an ATV version of the app available? I'm going to attempt to locate an alternate source for the APK.

3, (something that isn't a big deal at all) the LCD display now only displays "boot" when in operation, it no longer displays the time...

But with that said.. this has solved a ton of stall issues that I was having with the unit, and is actually pleasing to the eye in the home screen (no more over saturated pastel tile colors giving me a headache)..
 
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Do you mean HDMI or Optical/SPDIF? The CEC has nothing to do with audio.

I am using HDMI to passthrough audio to my DENON receiver, everything works great.
Sorry I meant arc and yes via hdmi, tried every option but not getting true 5.1 only stereo distributed to the speakers, on the same box using coreelec with hdmi passthrough it works perfectly
 
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Hello, I have this device:


Bring a S905d, 2gb ram ddr3, would it be possible to install this rom on my device? It doesn't matter if the television doesn't work, if it can be installed, the remote control would stop working? Would the wifi work or should I do something? From what I investigated, this device to use the usb burning tool, it is necessary to do the bridge method on the pins, I would have no problem with that, I just want to know what version I have to download, to be sure. Thanks
 

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I flashed 10.1.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S905W]+[ATV+9]+(TX3+Max+ect...) on my s905w TX3 Mini 2GB/16GB and here are the issues:

a) Wireless keyboard doesn't work properly
b) No wi-fi
c) I can't get 5.1 audio to work no matter what I try.

Are there any suggestions/solution for these or should I try ATV7 instead?

aidanmacgregor

I eventually flashed 10.4.+[v8]+Aidan's+ROM+[S905W]+(tx3mini)+(ap6330+9012p)+XDA-+hugocarmo.img and as it appears 5.1 sound works on this ROM. Still no wifi though. I am trying to unpack img files with AMLogic Tools, to inject keyboard layouts, internal and external wifi and external bluetooth dongle drivers, but repacking doesn't work on your ROMs. It always comes back to default, so no way of editing and trying to correct these issues.

Anyway, since 5.1 sound support is there on 10.4 version, I am fine. I'd like to ask another thing though. On PAY TV app from my provider, I get a lot of stuttering and buffering. Some people suggest updating amvdec or something codecs but there is no way to do it on your ROMs. Is there anything else that you could suggest to solve the buffering issues? Channels are practically unwatchable.
 

crispaul

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Hi, I was trying your ROM on my Mecool M8S L and installation stops at 7% formatting, then burning tool crashes...

The box doesn't do anything now, no video.
 

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Would anyone happen to know if this would work for a Vankyo MatrixBox X95 Max? From what Info I can get from this thing, Its running an A95X F2 under the hood.. I've had this thing sitting in the box in a drawer for a little over a year now...

The stock firmware is not compatible with apps like Disney+ and other streaming apps (not even an option for download in the play store), and I remember the firmware being rather harsh on the eyes and clunky.. I'm trying to find a custom rom that would allow D+, Netflix, Hulu Etc Etc to be accessible and usable by the box.

I'm hoping to set this up in my daughters room as a surprise for her birthday.

EDIT (Update): after a little trial and error, I can confirm the image works on the Vankyo MatrixBox... with a few exceptions..
1, the remote (included with the device) does not completely work.. Unable to use the "OK" button and the "home" button, but the rest of it is functional from what I can tell... since I doubt I'll be able to figure out why the remote only partially works with this rom, I guess I'm buying a 3rd party remote for the unit.

2, Hulu is unavailable for this rom, though I suspect that is due to the fact that they may not have an ATV version of the app available? I'm going to attempt to locate an alternate source for the APK.

3, (something that isn't a big deal at all) the LCD display now only displays "boot" when in operation, it no longer displays the time...

But with that said.. this has solved a ton of stall issues that I was having with the unit, and is actually pleasing to the eye in the home screen (no more over saturated pastel tile colors giving me a headache)..
How did you manage to get the display show boot.... The kernel path sys/class/leds dont have the files for front led

Can you share what you did?

By the way you just need to run Few script to get the front clock working
 
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    I have such a box and I'm willing to try it out.
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    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…
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    Hello ! Can you please add support A95X PLUS 4/32 S905Y2 into your firmware?
    Stock firmware https://disk.yandex.ru/d/OVIiV2Iej65lCw
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    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
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    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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    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 :)