[v9] Aidan's ROM [S905X-S905W-S912-S905X2-S905Y2-S905X3-S905W4-S922] [Android TV 9] [Disney+] [Google Play Certified] [ROOT]

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aidanmacgregor

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Thanks for your reply.
It looks like i will have to stay on Android 7 then as i have tried everything to get my laptop to install your Android 9 rom via USB Burning tool, my laptop/USB Burning tool does not see my Mecool M8s at all.
Regards Jacko.

yhea if your device cant be seen by burning tool then mask rom mode may be required, this is uasally achieved by shorting some pins on your logic board, then connect usbcable, this makes the box appear like it has empty flash storage and needs a firmware, its possible your current firmware has an incompatible bootloader that broke the reset button or USB Burning tool detection :)
 

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yhea if your device cant be seen by burning tool then mask rom mode may be required, this is uasally achieved by shorting some pins on your logic board, then connect usbcable, this makes the box appear like it has empty flash storage and needs a firmware, its possible your current firmware has an incompatible bootloader that broke the reset button or USB Burning tool detection :)
Thanks.
I would not know where to start doing the shorting pin thing.
I would blow the box or myself up lol.
 

roberto-sauro

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I installed atv 9 on s905x and works amazing. Would like to install on s912 m8s plus L. Not pro. Does anyone have any idea about where I can start. I know this tv box is not very common and I've tried many roms before and nothing works. Can't find anything really online about this box, except libreelec. Does anyone have any experiance with this box? What am i missing? Need help.
 

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I installed atv 9 on s905x and works amazing. Would like to install on s912 m8s plus L. Not pro. Does anyone have any idea about where I can start. I know this tv box is not very common and I've tried many roms before and nothing works. Can't find anything really online about this box, except libreelec. Does anyone have any experiance with this box? What am i missing? Need help.
there could be several reasons, from DTB, uboot, RAM Type, like ddr4 or lpddr3 ect...
i say you posted of a few threads, might be helpful to start a thread too, that way your question shows up in the forum, may help getting some info :)
 

roberto-sauro

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there could be several reasons, from DTB, uboot, RAM Type, like ddr4 or lpddr3 ect...
i say you posted of a few threads, might be helpful to start a thread too, that way your question shows up in the forum, may help getting some info :)
Thanks for the fast reply. I have a copy of original firmware. I could try swapping some files to see if I can get it working. If I send you a link to firmware do you think that you can help guide me. I have tried with other firmwares but never got it going. I'm no expert but able to follow directions. Thank you in advance.
 

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Thanks for the fast reply. I have a copy of original firmware. I could try swapping some files to see if I can get it working. If I send you a link to firmware do you think that you can help guide me. I have tried with other firmwares but never got it going. I'm no expert but able to follow directions. Thank you in advance.
unfortunately not possible with android 7 and android 9, amogic moved from kernel 3.xx to 4.xx with android 8 so most files and kernel modules and most other files are not compatible, even the DTB wont work
 

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Installed Your ROM into my 16/2 Amlogic 912 and I'm impressed!
Used to enjoy MinixFreak ROM (Android 7.1), but playing with Yours, I haven't find ANY bugs nor hangs/crashes.
Considering to install it into my main unit.
Can I buy you a bear? :D

Edit:
Waiting for the ROOTed version!
 
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Szaki Jani

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ok so i regards to you other post, yes this is a soloution BUT the patch you have is for android 7 and older (it wants to put it in sysrem/lib rather than vendor/lib, i have a box with a qca9377 chip (S905X) and i had to manually patch that file before flashing, so i do have a working libbt-vendor file :)

With widevine, unfortunately unless you have a 9.0 firmware with widevine then keeping widevine isnt possible, only way ive managed to get widevine on my rom is by porting my rom to my devices widevine stock pie rom :)o

I have a Mecool M8s Pro L box with S912 and 3gb ram.. does anyone know if this rom will work with it,


Thanks for your help. I need a Android 9 rom in zip format to install via recovery.

Edit. Just checked the above rom its an img file no good to me. Has anyone seen a Android 9 rom in zip format for my Mecool M8s Pro L s912 3gb ram.
Thank you.
I've got the exact same Mecool M8S Pro L (LQ version, so the wifi/bluetooth module is the LTM8830/Qualcomm QCA9377) box and apart from a few issues with bluetooth and widewine L3, the below rom appears to be working correctly for me:
1. [v4] [S912] [LPDDR3] [LAN100] Aidan's Custom ROM (qca9377) (ltm8830) (M8S PRO L LS..)
 

Szaki Jani

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ok so i regards to you other post, yes this is a soloution BUT the patch you have is for android 7 and older (it wants to put it in sysrem/lib rather than vendor/lib, i have a box with a qca9377 chip (S905X) and i had to manually patch that file before flashing, so i do have a working libbt-vendor file :)

With widevine, unfortunately unless you have a 9.0 firmware with widevine then keeping widevine isnt possible, only way ive managed to get widevine on my rom is by porting my rom to my devices widevine stock pie rom :)
thank you for your reply Aidan!
Would you imagine that this approach (patching the image manually with the libbt-vendor file) could solve my issue with the bluetooth module in the Mecool M8S Pro L (LQ) as well?
What tools did you use please to patch the img file?
 

jacko5

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I've got the exact same Mecool M8S Pro L (LQ version, so the wifi/bluetooth module is the LTM8830/Qualcomm QCA9377) box and apart from a few issues with bluetooth and widewine L3, the below rom appears to be working correctly for me:
1. [v4] [S912] [LPDDR3] [LAN100] Aidan's Custom ROM (qca9377) (ltm8830) (M8S PRO L LS..)
Thanks. I cannot get the rom onto the box. I have no access to the box via usb as stated earlier in the thread. Thanks anyway.
 

sam tyler

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Hello, I've tried both V4 android 9 S912 ROM's on my YOKA TV KB2 (non pro version, 2GB ram) in the files on G Drive(I believe the third one is for a different box?) but I get no WiFi (can't test ethernet as I don't have access to that)both ROM's boot and work except WiFi, I'm using the slimbox android 9 ATV ROM on my box and WiFi and Bluetooth both work. when doing a future update for the S912 ROM would you consider support for the YOKA TV KB2 or MECOOL BB2 (non pro versions) ?
 

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Android TV Netflix! (Install Apk)
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Aidan's Custom ROM S905W & S912 Testing

I'm Looking For A Few People To Test An S905W Port Also Interested In Tring some Other Chips, Please PM Me If You Want To Try On Your S905W Or Another Amlogic SOC Device :)

Aidan's Custom Android TV 9 ROM
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NEW Website! Check it out!
>>>> Website Click Here <<<<

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This is v3 Of 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 Amlogic S905X 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!

Download From Website
https://aidansrom.wordpress.com/

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

Open Settings & Navigate To "Apps", Then Choose "See All Apps" Then Disable "Movie Player" & File Manager If They Don't Work & Any Other Apps You Want To Hide

Enjoy!

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....​
Hi Hello

This Firmware is can used to [S905 X3 F3 AIR 4G+64G ROM TV BOX] ?
 
Dans un premier temps Merci pour vos réponses!
Pour MY CANAL encore plus étrange car en live le son ne fonctionne pas mais les replay le son fonctionne sur la meme application! Bref je vais essayer de comprendre le problème. Si il y a une évolution je vous en informe! Encore merci pour votre travail je retrouve avec plaisir ma H96 PRO +
Salut à tous.

Voila la solution pour les problèmes de sont sur MON CANAL.

Depuis la mise à jour 4.5.0, il vous est possible de "Forcer l'audio en stéréo" dans le menu caché des réglages de myCANAL.

Comment accéder au menu caché?

  • Ouvrir l'application myCANAL
  • Se rendre dans la rubrique "En plus" (...)
  • Choisir le menu Réglages
  • Suite 4 à 5 fois consécutivement sur le N ° de la version myCANAL
  • Le son "tchi tcha" va être joué puis une vidéo "Message à caractère informatif" apparaît à l'écran.
  • Faire "retour arrière" (flèche à gauche de "réglages")
  • Se rendre dans la section DEBUG
  • Acteur "Forcer l'audio en stéréo"

Eore un grand merci pour la ROM extra :)
 
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aidanmacgregor

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Installed Your ROM into my 16/2 Amlogic 912 and I'm impressed!
Used to enjoy MinixFreak ROM (Android 7.1), but playing with Yours, I haven't find ANY bugs nor hangs/crashes.
Considering to install it into my main unit.
Can I buy you a bear? :D

Edit:
Waiting for the ROOTed version!

Awesome klad your running, i have a paypal link on the website if you like :)
 

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    Did you find any solution? I also thought I'd try the version 8. But it's only available for V2 variant. It's not there for p2
    I can't get root permission I have install slimbox instead of Aidan's ROM.
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    mecool km9 which one to download rom?
    Your SoC is:

    SoC Amlogic S905X2​

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    New Google Dream X Included
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    Google Play Protect Certified

    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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    Download!
    >>>> Website Click Here <<<<
    Website Updated March 2022

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    v9 New Features (17.March.2022)
    BASED ON LATEST MI BOX Official Pie Build 3933
    Security Patch 5.July.2021
    More Games Controller Support
    Moved More to the system
    More Devices
    New Files App
    Rotation App
    More Games Controller Support
    Probably More

    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 Burning 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 you've tried other ports, cables etc 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
    SORRY NETFLIX KILLED THE TV NETFLIX MOD

    Use RAVE Or The MOBILE APP

    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 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