Posts by doggyofone

    First step: Please confirm that the romiX rom is not booting up - make sure you remove the SD card before you boot the box. Just plug the box in and let it start. If it fails then go through the process to install remiX again - Demetris has provided a link to the remiX rom on page 1.

    I'm not sure why the Libreelec boot didn't complete, but if Android doesn't boot it seems likely that is a big part of your problem.

    The second thing is that you are booting an RC rom. Go into the SX2 link on page 1 and search out an appropriate 8.2.2 build. The file you download has to have the img.gz extension, not the .tar extension. "tar" is for updates only. I can't remember which build I used, but there is an 8.2.2 for the M8. If it doesn't work try a different M8 build, or perhaps the MXIII Plus 8.2.2 image. Always format the SD card between the builds you test. Don't forget the nocompat file. Try extracting it to the sd card. I have attached the remote.conf file - you can unzip this and add it to the sd card so that it loads when you toothpick boot the sd card.

    I went through this process a couple weeks ago and was successful.

    What rom did you install with TWRP? TWRP isn't used to install Demetris's or the remiX builds. Did you follow the steps in post 1519 and did you see the Android "robot" appear and then install the rom? Did you start the box in Android to make sure the remix install worked? If not, do so.

    Read post 1504. Try that method. If you still have problems then detail how you installed step by step.

    Download remiX_s802 115k4 and then follow the steps from post 1519. You need to get the remiX rom onto the box first and then load one of Demetris's great roms via sd card per instructions from post #1

    [ROM] RemiX 115k4 >>>s802 -

    I have just got new Tanix TX9 Pro 3/32GB S912 box with its imnpressive specs, higher price but still good value. I see no mention of this box searching through the threads here only for the Tanix TX92 with what seems to be the same specifications except a more ventilated case with a power button. So what if any is the difference as they are both the same specs from all I can see and even some say they both have 3G DDR4 and others say one or the other or both have 3G DDR3, so that is the only vague differences I can see. Not sure even which one is th enewer of the two as difficuolt to search for the answer getting unclear results.

    Okay I can say that the TX9 Pro works extemly well with the S912 LE firmware with no freezes and no obvious problems. In fact it runs very well and seems faster than my TX7 S905X 2/32GB box. Both by the way are running LE off of the same type fast Class 10 SD cards and I have one similarly running on another S905X Beelink box. However, and no matter what 1Gb Ethernet port device tree I use (and many wont work) my Gigabit LAN switch indicators never shows a 1Gb connection only the usual standard 100GB. Tried a few 100 Mb LAN port device trees and these will not even boot, so I am pretty sure my box does have a gigabit port as it says in all the adverts but no hard evidence to show when runnign the box. Same even with the newer LE firmware on the TX9 Pro. Can anyone explain why this is ?? For my LAN with my fast NAS drive the Gigabit LAN port on this box would be good for watching stored 4K movies, and some with HDR too, streamed over my Gigabit LAN as I believe I need at least 120 Mbps and ideally a little more with HDR and 5.1 audio too.

    RayW, I'm curious to see if you have resolved this issue, as i am looking to purchase the same box. Any update?

    Hello i own a mxiii 4k 2gb box but i cannot boot Libreelec. Do i have to install first. How i will do it? Thanks

    Not exactly sure what you have there, but to boot the Remix rom you need to format an SD card to fat 32, then extract the remix zip file to the SD card. After extracting you will see a zip file on the SD card as well as several other files. Don't extract that zip. Then put the SD card into the SD slot on the box and toothpick boot. Hold the toothpick in until you see the Android boot screen. Then release and the rom should boot.

    After it loads up you can then try the Libreelec img.gz. I haven't had much luck with 8.2.3 but 8.2. Check post 1504 for instructions.

    I always run with a static IP because I want to know where my box is when I want to ssh into it. DHCP will assign different IP addresses to it which I want to avoid. I also run exclusively IPv4 on my network because I like the 80s and only have a dozen devices to connect. I'm guessing that neither of these settings will affect the transfer speed.

    Thanks, I have been doing the same thing, but wasn't sure if the settings were optimum for an internet connection. Anyways, thanks for a great app and all the work you put into it.

    The fact you're seeing crappy speeds on 2 different VPNs, which are generally well used (I think), suggests it's more like to do with your hardware or your network or even your ISP.

    If you want to eliminate the addon, start the vpn using the command line using a profile downloaded from the VPN provider. All said, it's just a (well crafted) Linux box and your provider should be able to help using openvpn on the command line.

    OK, been working on this for a while and have had success with a couple questions.

    I could get nowhere with PIA, even though I spent 4 days testing multiple servers, configurations, etc with their Tech support. They tried. I convinced them to refund which was great. Took that refund and installed IPvanish. I had immediate success with my laptop - local VPN speeds up to 185mb/s. vs. PIA 3-5mb/s., tested with OOKLA. ROGERS with vpn off = up to 199 mb/s steady speeds - I pay for 150u.

    KODI box results:

    S812 putty = cat /sys/class/net/eth0/speed = 100 mb/s and ARNU = 42 mb/s

    S905X putty = cat /sys/class/net/eth0/speed = 10mb/s and Arnu = 35mb/s - not sure why the test gives these results vs the S812.

    all connections through ethernet, CAT 6 or 7 cables.

    Both connections are set to manual/static IP, with dhcp disabled and IPv6 disabled. Is this an OK setting or should the connection be DHCP? Should IPv6 be left on?

    Awesome, great news. I still have 3xS812 boxes plus 4 boxes that friends have that I fix/update/setup, all of which work great on your current roms. I was never able to get 8.2.3 running on my MXIII-G and Beelink MXIII Plus, so hopefully updating from 8.2.2 will work. Thanks again Demetris. Coreelec is now on beta 8.95.0, Beta 1.

    Thanks baalho. Been looking for a response for a long time.

    FYI, I'm not sure if this works in LE and S812, but I wrote the attached guide for creating what is needed in Coreelec. Give it a shot. I will update if I can to balbes build and see if it works. Note that in the guide the password for putty is "Libreelec" with balbes software.

    Would be great to see an update to 8.95.0 (Beta 1) from balbes150.

    I'm having an issue with slow speeds with IPvanish and Libreelec and I've spent a lot of time working the issue. I was with PIA and had terrible connections speeds with the ca-Toronto server - 3-5mb/s on VPN and 195mb/s off VPN on my Windows laptop. PIA support could not fix, so I am testing IPvanish. So far excellent results on my Win 10 laptop - 195mb/s with no tinkering. I then setup IPvanish on a kodi box loaded with VPN Manager and got connected, but speeds are slow - 7mb/s. I have tried both a static IP address, and dhcp, turned IPV6 on and off, gone through VPN Manager settings, etc. I have seen no change in the speeds.

    My setup is via a Trendnet 10/100/100 switch to an Asus TR-AC 87U running Merlin's latest software. The Modem is a Hitron CODA 4582 set to bridge mode and ISP is Rogers with 150 mb/s speed (usually just under 200mb/s tested speeds). The laptop connects via ethernet to the router and not the switch.

    The boxes I have include 2x S812 (demetris) and S905X testing both Libreelec and Coreelec (Leia Beta 1). All are connected to ethernet.

    I run the Arnu speed test addon for kodi and also use this command in putty - cat /sys/class/net/eth0/speed. I never get more than 10 with that command.

    Is there a setup guide for Libreelec? I have been through the search and scanned through a lot of the forum but can't find what I need.

    Using VPN Manager 5.0.3.

    I appreciate the help

    Having a frustrating time with my Beelink MXIII Plus. I'm running Demetris's S812 8.2.2 and I cannot get the remote to work. I got the remote.conf from Android that was on the box and working OK. I put it onto the LE SD and flashed the build which loaded fine. Remote does not work. I then put remote.conf into the config folder and rebooted - remote doesn't work. I looked in Winscp and the remote.conf is in both the /flash and config folders and then checked them in Notepad++ and the remote.confs are the same. I also tried the remote for the Beelink Mini MX and it didn't work (remote is the same model and the scheme in Notepad++ is the same).

    Got this semi-resolved. On the Beelink MXIII Plus the MXIII-G remote worked for Libreelec, but not when Android was running. The Beelink remote worked fine when Android was running.

    So I tested both remotes on my MXIII-G and strangely the MXIII-G remote no longer worked and the Beelink remote did when running LE. I don't know how, but it appears that the remote.conf files somehow got swapped when flashing. Guess I could switch them back to test, but I don't think I will mess with this. Might try with a Demitris update and see what happens.

    powerserge, I'm also new to this, but this kinda reminds me of an issue i was having when i was using some lower quality microSD cards. The basic specs seemed like they would work, but libreelec eventually would fail to boot after a while for me, and i would have to re-image the SD card in order to get it working again (just like you have to do). What brand and model of SD card are you using? I've found that the Samsung Evo Select microSD cards worked the best for me and were the most cost effective. I have 3 separate S905X systems all with the Samsung Evo Select microSD cards now and they all boot every time without any issue.

    I'm pretty sure there was a post somewhere around here about it that i found once before, but I can't find the link right now. IIRC it basically has to do with the random small file read/write performance of the microSD card. A lot of the cheaper models and brands seem to have good "speed" for linear reads/writes, but the small file random read/writes they tend to fail and then corrupt the data. If someone else can help with providing the link to the SD card selection post, that may help as well.

    Hopefully this helps.

    Actually, i think i just found it as part of this post: Choosing a S905 / S905X / S905D / S905W / S912 box guide

    If a better SD card doesn't help, or you want to save some $$ install to internal and bypass the card. I believe that Wrxtasy's S905 build is supporting this, but you would have to check.

    Card wise you can't beat Samsung, Sandisk UHS-1 cards. I use Sandisk because they are a little cheaper on Amazon. Sandisk Ultra UHS-1 A1 Speed up to 98 MB/s - 653X.

    [] LibreELEC Kodi Krypton - S905 & S912 devices - Amlogic - LibreELEC Forum

    NordVPN was dropped from zombiod support because they kept changing their portals and it was impossible to keep up with them. If you want to use NordVPN then you better be able to do some deep digging into the background code because no plugging will support them in libreelec.

    However it is my small experience that any of the major service providers such as Netflix or the BBC are fairly savy to people using VPN's to watch their geo-blocked content and they blacklist VPN portals within days. There are specialist VPN providers which offer unique portal addresses for their customers which avoids this - but they tend to be the most expensive providers.

    A modem based VPN service would tend to be a way to avoid a lot of the complexities - but again it will cost and you will need to be tech savy enough to set things up.


    Thanks Shoog. Most vpn providers have trials available, so I will experiment a bit and stick with what is available in the app.

    I copied server addresses & certs to a folder I created, on storage, then used the wizard to point to that directory

    then used the wizard, it will take time to work, so, just try a few servers to begin with.

    I have done this on a Beelink S905, a H96 Pro S912, & a NUC

    bubblegum57 are you using Nordvpn to stream and bypass geo-blocking that Netflix does. Canadian Netflix is heavily restricted and much of the US content is not available in Canada. My current VPN supplier, PIA, doesn't or can't provide access to US Netflix. Their pricing is awesome, so I'd like to give Nordvpn a try.