It would be great if someone could help.
Device: Mecool MS8 Pro+ S912 2G 100megs
Files: MicroSD card flashed with LibreELEC-S912.arm-8.2-18.104.22.168.img.gz and gxm_q201_2g.dtb (have tried USB stick also)
I can't get past the installation because I keep getting an error which reads SMP : failed to stop secondary cpus
The Mecool Pro + is NOT a S912, it is an Amlogic S905x. You need the correct file and the correct device tree.
Use Etcher for burning your microSD card. Maybe this video will help.
So what is recommended for LE 9 final on Micro SD AND Android on nand usage ?
I´m using both Versions because of Amazon Prime, Spotify and some gaming, LE for Live TV with DD 5.1
I dont want to buy a expensive device (Vero4k/Wetek/Minix stuff)
My old Amlogic stuff was fine until Kodi 17.
Mecool M8s pro + (S905X)
Mecool KI pro (S905D)
Mecool M8s pro L (S912)
Something else ?
Waiting for X ?
The Mecool M8S Pro L for less than $60US is a very nice box that plays Netflix in 1080P and YouTube in 4k. libreELEC is easy to install and works fantastic.
zmokkie , why do you want to limit it to the 905x boxes? Yes, the Amlogic S912 are a little more $$, but they are sooooo much faster.
Out of more that two dozen boxes I have purchased in the last 4 or 5 years, the Mecool M8S Pro L, is/was the best box by far that I have every used. I even have an expensive Zidoo X9S, that is collecting dust, because I prefer to use my Mecools. I also have the Mecool M8S Pro PLUS (S905x), and Mecool M8S Pro.
I am running LibreELEC on my Mecool M8S Pro (S912), and use it as my tvheadend and Emby servers.
Out of shear negligence, I killed my Mecool M8S Pro L, I really miss it. Debating about purchasing another one. I have the Pro (non L) and running LibreELEC on it, with the tvheadend and Emby servers running on it. So, it is just functioning as a server right now.
Sorry, to hear about your back Adamg, hope it heals soon.
Hi, i have read a few stories about boxes (mecool m8s pro, mini m8s ii) being sold recently with different hardware than before. What is now the best bang for buck box? I have the x96, mini m8s ii and the beelink mini mxiii (all s905x) and all the boxes work perfect with libreelec. But I bought the boxes a time ago and I am afraid that if I buy another one (I want to give my dad and sister a kodi box) I get different hardware with a lot of issues.
You are correct there, with these boxes, you never know what you will get. They are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get........ haha
what hardware is your LibreELEC Installed on?
Are you sure you installed the DVR from your HDHomeRun settings?? Where did you install your DVR server??
I am not really, clear, is this just a client or a server also??
For people that have the M8s Pro l box with libreeelc installed to SD card.
When you reboot or cold boot, does it boot back to libreelec, or do you have to boot android and do the update trick to get back to libreelec?
It boots into LibreELEC.
Just awaiting delivery of a Minix U9 and am preparing my SD Card but confused about how I can replace this file when the drive is unreadable with Windows. Is there some software that will assist? I have tried searching and reading but haven't found this specific question addressed. No doubt I am being thick but any help much appreciated.
The microSD card SHOULD be readable after burning the firmware with Rufus, or some other similar app.
Bought the Mecool M8S PRO L 4K TV Box Amlogic S912. This doesnt have a hard reset button
So I have installed the terminal. Previous to that flashed LE to memory card and also copied the dtb.img from device tree. Im having issues in rebooting.
I do reboot update
It says "No command reboot found"
From where should I run this?
Note:- I only copied the remote.conf from Index of /MECOOL/ as mine is pro L
When you open your terminal app, it should look like this after your type "reboot update" . If you used "Rufus" or similar app to create your bootable LibreELEC microSD card, and have it inserted into your M8S Pro box, it will boot right into the LibreELEC install, after you click the little "blue" button on the onscreen keypad.
I've tried with two different microSD, always the same issue.
With 8.x never had a problem running thru microSD.
I just set-up a new device with this port and I got a Netflix error until I set the correct time zone. Working great since.
I am sure Armbian has a Linux port for your box. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a couple of my arm devices, including one of my Amlogic boxes.