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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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michael.santos

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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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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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aidanmacgregor

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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
i suspect it wont work, it was reported one did work on s905d, but later info revealed it was probably user chip id error :)
 

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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.
sorry android 9 isnt editable using windows, rickys tool can unpack to look but repacking will fail and will just use the deffault unedited images, thats why changes dont show in the rom with that tool :)

amvdec is The codecs inside vendor/lib/modules :)
 

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In fact, I tried a usb for download. the problem is the drivers, it practically does not recognize the device and therefore usb burner tool does not recognize it automatically. is there a version compatible with these type of decoders?
so when you connect box, nothing appears inside usb burning tool? holding reset while connecting?
 

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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!
honestly not too sure, only tx3 mini i have has an AP6330 wifi chip, but there ate 4 versions for tx3 mini wich was mase to help people with other tx3 mini variants :)
 

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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.
    Nevermind... I found the fix for that. It was a conflict with different burning tools versions. Uninstalled them all, deleted the remaining folders and reg keys, and installed just one. Then the burn process was successful.

    However, the ROM has some issues in my box: no WIFI and BT don't get any audio when headphones connected, audio still goes through TV.
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    I have such a box and I'm willing to try it out.
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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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    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

    Honestly, I did nothing... I used the 4.+[v8]+Aidan's+Rom+(A95X+F2)+TGRAM-Souradeep Image file (since my MatrixBox uses the F2 Variant), with USB burn tool 2.2.0 and just ran the image load.. when I booted the box up for the first run, the display just worked, though as mentioned, it only displays "boot" when the box is powered on..

    I have very little experience in modding, as I've only been doing this off and on for a few years and I really wouldn't know where to even begin tinkering with scripts and editing the roms.

    I would really like to get the clock working again, as well as the remote, but since I myself do not know how to go about it, I'll live with what I can get... lol..
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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 :)