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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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lnxneo

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Hi Aidan,

I tried a few variations: [S912]+[ATV+9]+[DDR3+&+DDR4]+[LAN1000],
[S912]+[ATV+9]+[DDR792]+[LAN1000]+(qca9377)+(H96+Pro+Plus...),
[S912]+[ATV+9]+[SLOW+EMMC]+[DDR3]+[LAN1000]+(M96X+TX9S+M96X+Plus..),
[S912]+[ATV+9]+[SLOW+EMMC]+[DDR3]+[LAN1000]+(Slow+EMMC+4.5+Devices). Unforunately , none of them works. It either hangs at boot logo, or is in a reboot loop.

The hardware is U2C X-plus: S912 core, 2G DDR (Micron MT41K256M16), 16G emmc (THGBMAG7A2JBAIR), 1G Lan (RTL8211F), and AW-CW273SM ( QCA9377 based) wifi+BT.

You recommended starting with a working img and replacing log/system/product partitions with yours. Do you know which variation you had is closest to my hardware? Also, the working 7.1.2 image doesn't have production partition. Should I use your one as the baseline, and copy over boot/recovery/_aml_dtb partitions? One of hurdles is _aml_dtb partition: dts show yours and mine are quite different. What's your recommendation? Should I used yours as baseline, as it matches kernel/drivers better? If so, which sections should I port over besides custom_maps/ethernet?
 

kenzilan

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Hello friends, do I have to root my android tv box first before installing this firmware? It says [ROOT] in the title. Thank you
 

cliffreich

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Hello, I tried to install a VPN app on V8 on a Meecool M8S PRO (eth 100 variation) but it then disconnects from internet. The box is using cable of course, but when activating VPN it somehow shows that ethernet cable is disconnected (no internet until unplug/re-plug).
 

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hagendanzs

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UMA minha S905x F3 Air está pedindo PWD ROMCODE em 1% e não faz troca de firmware original. Alguém me ajuda?

UMA, my S905x F3 Air is asking for PWD ROMCODE at 1% and does not change the original firmware. Someone help me?
 

hagendanzs

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Yes you can flash your stock firmware back, there is a small chance you'd rest button won't work (it may have different GPIO pins for the button, if this happens then mask Rom mode can be used to force it to be seen by the tool (it makes the tool think your NAND Iis empty ready to be flashed) the s905x3 testing version is available here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rXx_Klrfmf5kIGT-KLDbDpJspQqGIpt5?usp=sharing
Mas a minha não passa de 1%, está pedindo password, ROMCODE. Como se estivesse bloqueada para aceitar outra ROM
 

LITUATUI

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UMA minha S905x F3 Air está pedindo PWD ROMCODE em 1% e não faz troca de firmware original. Alguém me ajuda?

UMA, my S905x F3 Air is asking for PWD ROMCODE at 1% and does not change the original firmware. Someone help me?

Follow this tutorial. You can use Chrome to translate russian to english.




I have a friend that flashed slimbox firmware to a F3 Air and followed those instructions.


Força nisso!
 
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miaowaseed

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The chip on is is the Hynix 9TQ64ABJTMC
Which from my read of this datasheet implies it is a LPDDR


The other NAND chip on the board is
FORESEE
NCEMASKG-16G

The full model number is s912-2G-16G-AP6255 2GB EMCP-v1021. From what I have read it is a later generation clone of the sunveil.

All attempts to flash with a regular DDR3 rom (both aidans and others) resulted in failure with error
[0x10105002]Romcode/Initialize DDR/Read initialize status/USB Control setup error

Flashes were all attempted with USB burning tool, with the reset, followed by USB plugin, then power connected after it was detected by the host.

DId you find any solution after all?

My T95Z Max 2G/16G uses same LPDDR. None of three images works, the box just doing reboot loop after flashing the image. For now I cannot find any working ATV firmware working on this box. Only the non-atv version with 7.1.2 works (Poison4.3) . Any suggestion for the debugging?
 
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SentinelQ

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DId you find any solution after all?

My T95Z Max 2G/16G uses same LPDDR. None of three images works, the box just doing reboot loop after flashing the image. For now I cannot find any working ATV firmware working on this box. Only the non-atv version with 7.1.2 works (Poison4.3) . Any suggestion for the debugging?
I did not get a solution. At the moment, the box is sitting abandoned since I can't find a good firmware to run on it.
 
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aidanmacgregor

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hello
I have a x96 max plus Q2 and I am using the version for the x96 Max plus 2 (since it is the only one that boots)
The problem I have is that after a few reboots, both the internet and the ethernet stop working ... the play store and other apps tell me that they have no internet connection, while the browser runs without problems, can someone help me with that?
hmm really odd behavour :)
 

aidanmacgregor

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First of all big thanks to AidanMacGregor for this amazing rom.
I have it running on my T95Z Plus for a couple of months now.The version of my box has 3/32 with lp ram and AP6255. I tried all lp ram-versions and it was the same for all
- wlan works
- lan does not work
- bluetooth connects to devices but e.g. no sound on bluetooth earbuds.
- internal display not working

Since about a week the netflix app does no longer work and shows up with error ui-113. Connection check in the details section shows positive feedback for all netflix servers. Tried everything to get it running again but without luck:
- full reset of netflix app
- uninstall and reinstall
- tried the new version with fix as geura
- full reset again
- restart the box+router
Any suggestions how to solve this problem?

sorry netflix hates us and blocked the workarounds, current soloution is to use rave
 
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aidanmacgregor

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Hi Aidan,
Thank you for all your work on Firmwares for the Android boxes!
I have one problem though... I have multiple Boxes and all work fine... Just one Box does not want to work with your firmware...
It is an MXQ Pro (S905W P281 board) I tried all your firmwares but either the remote; the 3 USB connection, the WIfi or the Bluetooth does not work.....
However I did find an (original?) Android 7 image that has everything working but is ****loaded with bloatware...

Would you be willing to "adapt" that image? I am sure there are more takers out there.... I would love to run your image on this box.

The Image that does work is MXQ PRO 905w_ssv6051_8g1g2g_171101_SD_USB.

If you need the image just let me know and what is the easiest way to get it to you?

Thanks in advance!
hi, unfortunatley android 7 stuff is not too useful here unfortunatley, some devices just tomt accept 9.0 roms, can be 3d nand or just an odd DTB structure to ram type/speed issuees, hard to say further :)
 

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    Hi, Aidan:
    Almost four months ago I installed your ATV 9 ROM in my Tanix TX3 Mini with S905W and everything worked fine except a couple of things that, according your Telegram feed will be addressed in a future update, such as support for NTFS flashdrives and proper support for remote control and external keyboard. Any news about this update? Thank you for your excelente work
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    Hi Aidan, have installed the s905x2 , number 3, x96+ max version on my mecool km9 pro.

    All works good (using a Logitech harmony for remote), however if I turn it off for a while I can't turn it back on and have to pull the plug. Is there a way to fix this?

    oh nevermind, searching the thread seems to suggest it's a known issue and to leave it on at all times (might have to rip out the glowing LED!)
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    @dragonaxe
    The image v8 functions OK on this box and the update you see is the original manufacturer`s update for the MI box which incompatible as you can imagine as we are not using this box , So it will never update via this method. There is NO power managment ON/OFF Feature also.
    I recently tried this image on A H96_pro+specs, Blue PCB 3/32 LPDDR ...But I swiftly moved back to the slimbox v14.2 ATV and it`s really Amazing! All functions are working Great! , Power managment ON/OFF, you can also use OTA updates which Works fine ,This is a Huge feature, Close all running apps function via Double clicking home button , Plus a host of other features ,Without doubt it`s the best build for your box. I would try that Build Mate. Slimbox v14.2 has builds for both the Blue and Green PCB revisions.

    Best Regards,
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    @dragonaxe
    The image v8 functions OK on this box and the update you see is the original manufacturer`s update for the MI box which incompatible as you can imagine as we are not using this box , So it will never update via this method. There is NO power managment ON/OFF Feature also.
    I recently tried this image on A H96_pro+specs, Blue PCB 3/32 LPDDR ...But I swiftly moved back to the slimbox v14.2 ATV and it`s really Amazing! All functions are working Great! , Power managment ON/OFF, you can also use OTA updates which Works fine ,This is a Huge feature, Close all running apps function via Double clicking home button , Plus a host of other features ,Without doubt it`s the best build for your box. I would try that Build Mate. Slimbox v14.2 has builds for both the Blue and Green PCB revisions.

    Best Regards,
    Can you give me the link for "slimbox"? for H96Pro+. These are incompatible and won't load. https://slimboxtv.ru/glavnaya/h96-pro-plus/
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    Can you give me the link for "slimbox"? for H96Pro+. These are incompatible and won't load. https://slimboxtv.ru/glavnaya/h96-pro-plus/
    Unfortunatley Mate...That links too the same image file I used. My board was the Blue pcb
    sbx_h96_pro_plus_3_32_lpddr_atv_14.2.7z (Updated to 14.4 Via OTA Update)
    What Board and specs is you H96Pro+ ? do you have the Black PCB version?
    I know that these box`s come in many variants so a bit more info may be very useful.
    I have also see posts stating that the Beelink ddr4 images are compatible with some H96Pro+

    A quote from a post I read on slimbox thread Below.There may also be more cross Box image compatible with the h96_pro_plus box..This was just a quick search result.
    ppoon posted this on Oct 25, 2021 #1,599
    "The build of 12.2 Beelink gti u ddr revision can be fully applied to my H96pro+ 3g/32g ddr4. It works perfectly. Thank you."

    What you need to do is 100% make sure what PCB revision you have? what ram and full spec`s ? Before you proceed.......
    PS: Make sure to flash your image via USB Burning tool ONLY for your Best chance with image boot & box compatibility.
    I think it would be best to ask for more info or help on this in the slimbox thread as this thread is for Aidans image v8

    Best Regards,
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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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    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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    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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    I am also waiting for the wifi fix for the lb version
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    I am still running the s912 Version als Said in page 1 :) any relevant Changes? Maybe changelog? If Not i'll Stick to my Version :) thanks for your hard work!
    ahh forgot to add changelog here put on the s912 & s905w post haha will copy here :)

    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