Damn, I need help. My box is MXIII (S802 2GB) Some time ago managed to install Remix and LibreElec 8.2.3 (S82 build, worked great), then started to play with Lakka 2.1.1 S82 and decided to install to nand. All good. Now, months later, I want to try "again" LibreElec 8.2.3 and I cant for the life of my boot from SD nor Pendrive. Flashed the IMG, put "nocompat.zip" and "remote.conf", and cant boot with the damn toothpick. If I use a SD card, it says filesystem corrupted, and if I use pendrive, it goes to recovery or boots directly to Lakka.
Could someone describe the exact and precise process to boot again from SD or Pendrive?
I also want to try 9.0... but fisrt 8.2.3
thanks doggyofone - I saw your post but it was for a different model.
I have progressed.. I still had the ''original'' 102K4 firmware on the M8, so I looked for newer and couldn't find an official firmware - but I did much reading and installed the ReMiX 115K4 firmware - which works well and also allows me to boot from SD card.
EDIT: link to ReMiX here - [ROM] RemiX 115k4 >>>s802 - FreakTab.com
I literally just tried rebooting the media player with libreelec on SD card and it boots, does some checking and gives me a lot of error messages but the main error message seems to be with thinking the SD card is read only.
?? invalid argument
Read-only file system
.ext4: Read-only file system while trying to open /dev/mmcblk0p1
write-protected; use the -n option to do a read-only
fsck failed. Yout system is broken beyond repair
please re-install LibreELEC
so this is on a known working SD card that I can boot to libreELEC on my s905 media box.
EDIT: I cannot format my SD card now so probably bad - I don't have another one to test. Will have ot buy on on Thursday (payday).
Im sorry but I already tried RemiX 115K4 on my Tronsmart MXIII 2GB RAM / 8GB ROM and I never managed to boot from SD/Pendrive. This is strange as hell.
I know, some guy asked and I answered, but Im trying to make it work on my Tronsmart MXIII 2G. So far I coulndt manage yet to do it. I just managed to install this: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) working on S89 (s802) - FreakTab.com and will try to boot LibreElec S82 from SD/Pendrive again to see if it works.
Any chance of sharing where you got your ROM for the MXQ 4K from, the stock ROM I have on mine is useless
There are newer firmwars than the one I posted, but didnt tried them. Proceed with care and with the possibility of bricking device.
I have a MXQ 4K 16GB/2GB which is pretty useless with it's original firmware very slow. Did you flash yours with LibreELEC are you able to point me in right direction regards LibreELEC, DTB and remote .rtf versions to install on it?
MXQ 4K (rockchip chip with 1GB RAM) I have is absolutely different from my Tronsmart MXIII (Amlogic S802 2GB RAM) that I'm trying to flash with LibreElec/Lakka. Dont mix up! MXQ 4K will probably never get a LibreElec release and the post I made about updating it was about upgrading original ROM with an updated one that has less bugs.
With these older boxes, which do not use the same boot logic as the newer boxes, quite often the technique to load LE onto them can take many stages and require loading Android versions before getting to the LE. It can be very box specific and what works for one probably wont for another. Its a matter of experimenting until something works - always running the risk of bricking your box along the way. Knowing how to use AMburn tool is almost essential - which can require physically modifying your board and having a USB A - USB A cable (not common - I had to build my own). Also you can expect to have to short the NAND to recover from SOFT BRICKS along the way.
Also, once you have a working version of LE, do not expect to be able to upgrade it as these boxes are been left behind in the dirt.
No one is going to hold your hand - its up to you to dig out old threads to find out what worked for others. Freaktab and XDA forums are your best sources of information.
Ok, not trying to get my hand holded, but some links or orientation wouldnt be bad.
I already made an USB-A to USB-A to flash a terrible MXQ 4K and made a tutorial on other places on how to flash the device, so I have "some" experience, but, as of today, I couldnt even start with the Tronsmart MXIII.
Ok. Will download and test AMBurn and some roms.
As a general guide on these boxes:
Search and research before you mess with it
Always try to boot the correct image for your device, if not failure is quarantined
If sdcard fails to boot try a usb stick
If Usb fails to boot try flashing a newer bootloader as S812 have.
Ok. Boot from USB also dont work. Could you or someone tell me what bootloader could I try and how to flash it?
I'm sorry but I cant figure out how to install or boot from sd to use LibreElec or Lakka on my MXIII. Cant find the info on the wiki, or the forums. I really need help and maybe a sticky should be made for newbies. Please help and/or point me to the right direction!
All I know from the info I gathered around that my device is a Tronsmart MXIII 2G running firmware "Tronsmart MXIII_115k4_20150603", and I should use S82 builds. But cant for the life of me figure out how to boot from SD or install to nand.
EDIT: Downloaded LibreELEC-S8X2.arm-8.2.3-S82.img, flashed it with Etcher, tried to boot from SD with toothpick and the box shows Filesystem corruption detected. Did the same with Lakka-S8X2.S82.arm-2.1.img, and screen stays black. I really dont know what is going wrong.