Posts by clarkss12

    I had issues booting GT-King Pro using the original Android factory firmwares as Beelink tweaked the u-boot environment to minimise the point in the boot sequence where u-boot waits for input (e.g. IIRC the power button on the Pro being pressed). This makes the boxes boot a little faster, but also makes them a pain in the rear as you need to press the button at exactly the right time (measured in ms) to invoke restore mode; then u-boot checks SD/USB media for images and finds LE and boots. The official response from their developers is "keep pressing the reset button during boot" and after a few attempts you'll get the timing right. More recent Beelink firmwares appear to be easier to interrupt and work with so I assume they increased the wait period a little. I forget which firmware I have installed now (as only booted it once or twice) but it was from ~October ish last year. It's a nice box once you get over the install hurdle :)

    I was also able to get an earlier version to install, but don't remember which version......... But that has been awhile.

    I am again trying to get this version of LibreELEC to run from SD card on my Beelink GT King Pro, but not having any luck. I am pasting this "meson-g12b-gtking-pro.dtb" into the "uEnv.txt" text file, so it looks like this >>

    FDT=/dtb/amlogic/meson-g12b-gtking-pro.dtb

    LINUX=/KERNEL

    APPEND=boot=LABEL=LIBREELEC disk=LABEL=STORAGE quiet console=ttyAML0,115200n8 console=tty0 systemd.debug_shell=ttyAML0


    But it won't boot into LibreELEC, just stays at the boot loader screen........What am I missing


    I am running a modded ATV firmware.

    Thank you Erbas for this information.

    Thanks for the info. Nothing more to be said on this thread.

    If you have an old PC, the Android X86 project is an option. I'm not sure whether RPi Android is already usable (young project), but I have been tested Android X86 successfully. In combination with the Kodi app this could be all you need.

    I have this low powered minipC and tried to install LibreELEC but no luck......... Any clues on what I need??

    http://www.bee-link.com/portal.php?mod=view&aid=135

    Swapped OS on my Beelink GT King, that does not contain TWRP. Booted right away into LibreELEC from Android using a terminal emulator app and typing "reboot update".


    It boots and goes into the setup screen, but can't get an internet connection. The Ethernet connection does not connect, gets some strange IP address. The WiFi will not pick up an IP address at all........


    Thanks Balbes150 for working on these Amlogic devices..........

    I downloaded and installed the LibreELEC-AMLG12.arm-9.80-nightly-20200119-635fa1e-box.img.gz file that I got from the link you posted. However, a lot of the device trees are missing, including for the "King".

    Would it be possible to grab an openelec and libreelec zip, ideally not a tar but beggars can't be choosers, I'll take anything at this point.


    Also, it's been such a long time since I've played around with these it's become a bit of a blur, device tree is only relevant for s90x?

    Dear clarkss12,


    I'm using beelinks official firmware, if it doesn't boot to a sd/usb image just use "switch os" reboot option under android then it works for all third party firmwares.

    I am running Alvatech's latest ATV ROM and it has the "switch" option for the power options. However, it still reboots to TWRP. Have not installed the factory version yet........

    Perhaps this ROM you are using may be missing files for sd initialization.

    Or it may have been replaced by other files for installing TWRP, so any SD inserted will recognize the system as TWRP.

    Maybe if the only way is to go back to the official rom.

    How to Install Stock Firmware on Beelink GT-King TV Box [Android 9.0]

    I know it is not accepted to mention CE on this thread, but When I popped in the micorSD card containing CE, it loaded that OS right away.......


    I guess for testing purposes, I could install the stock firmware, only takes a few minutes..........

    I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I have a GT King and trying to get this LibreELEC image to work.

    First, I downloaded this ROM > LibreELEC-AML.arm-9.80-devel-20200117090715-6e9040d-amlg12.img.gz.

    2. Created a bootable disk from this ROM using the "Etcher" app.

    3. Changed the "uEnv.txt" to look like this >>

    FDT=/dtb/amlogic/meson-g12b-gtking.dtb

    LINUX=/KERNEL

    APPEND=boot=LABEL=LIBREELEC disk=LABEL=STORAGE quiet console=ttyAML0,115200n8 console=tty0


    4. Then I copied this > meson-g12b-gtking.dtb to the root of the SD card and renamed it to "dtb.img".

    5 Inserted the SD card into my "King" box, depressed the "reset" button and held it for about 15 to 20 seconds after I restored the power plug.


    Nothing happened. Next I removed the "img.dtb" from the root of the SD card and tried again, still would not boot.


    To be noted a couple of weeks ago, I tried the same thing, and it worked straight away, but the colors were off so you could not see what was on the screen........


    Thanks for help. And always, a special thanks for Balbes150.

    You need to add the u-boot.ext file to the SD card, then we chainload modern u-boot and avoid the weird colours that appear with Amlogic u-boot. Oleg has the file on his yandex drive. Don't expect all the video stuff to be working in the image .. because Olegs images appear to be based on my work in progress Linux 5.5 bump (which is work in progress, not complete).

    Thanks, will try.

    I created a bootable microSD card using Etcher, with this firmware >> LibreELEC-AML.arm-9.80-devel-20200107153635-6e9040d-amlg12.img.gz. I had been using CoreELEC on my Beelink GT King Pro, so I wanted to test this port.........


    Used this meson-g12b-gtking.dtb device tree. Used the paper clip to depress the reset button under the hole in the boxes housing...... The LibreELEC OS installed, but not useable at this time. The whole screen is light blue with the writing just a shade darker.........

    My King Pro serial number is 922 HHQ

    Any advice?