Can anybody answer?
Does the toothpick boot work for android 4.4 devices? If not, how do I install?
...The script will try to dtb data from the internal memory and try to run them the system.
Are you saying your build will recover the dtb from the android box and use it? If that's the case, that's pure genius.
I tried both ways on my m8s and get same thing.
If you can PM the instructions, I would be happy to validate and edit them for you so you can paste them in your first post. I've written a lot of tutorials that have become stickies.
Just to be clear, the box is still running android, not LE. Still the same process as above? Does that image support BCM4335 wifi chip set?
Thanks for the help!
PS: I can help with the remote, you may need to edit the remote file with the proper device code. I will need to scrape the info together and post it tomorrow.
I am a refugee from the other S812 builds.
I have an m8s rounded corner ott s812 2gb/8gb box with bcm4335.
Which, if any, build can i use? I have also been unable to install any other build since the new releases. Can you please point me to the best set of install instructions.
I have an M8S S812 with BCM4335 2GB/8GB with Android 4.4. I used to be able to install your builds with no issue, other than wifi.
I tired to install some of your recent builds and it simply will not work. I mistakenly bricked my device but was able to to use USB Burning tool and a nand short to restore the original firmware. I just downloaded the latest build and I still can't get it to install. I tried toothpicking, deleting auto script, and the android upgrade option. Nothing works, it boots, reads USB, then flashes "restarting" at bottom right of screen, and reboots. I read through the whole thread for install instructions and I tried to compile a relevant procedure from all the posts, but that didn't help. I have the following questions:
1) Would it be possible for you to post the latest install instructions in the first post?
2) Could you also include a troubleshooting section that addresses such as manually activating multi-boot?
3) Finally, what is the easiest way to get the dtb? Is it a single file I can pull off the restored box?
I have the TICTID M9C Max box with 2G/16G. I know its a s905x chip, but when trying to install libreelec via toothpick method - it does not work as there is no hole to reset it.
Does anyone have dummies instructions for me to install this..really want to get this working and apologies for such newbie questions...
Had a few of those. The hole is in the audio port. Insert an insulated paper clip or toothpick into the audio port. Make sure you go in straight and you will hit the button. Apply pressure and you will feel it click.
I have a TicTid M8S+ board that is marked M8S_pro_s905X Rev 1.0 2016/09/23. Wifi chip is Realtek 8189ETV 1GB LAN.
Is the gxl_p212_2g.dtb the correct dtb?
I was having stuttering issues on 1080p. I originally thought it was a buffering issue but I tried this and it seems to have fixed everything. I used the same stream before and after.
What does this command do?
Can someone point me to a a tutorial on how to extract a dtb from a firmware file?
image LAN100 (Test\20170326)
Gave it a shot but no luck on BCM4335. I had also tried the Alexelec build which was supposedly built for BCM4335, also didn't work.
Would it help if I got you DTB? If so how do I extract it from firmware?
My best understanding is that OTG is is "On The Go" USB. When you jump 2 pins it turns the NAND into a USB drive when connected to PC and you can write to it directly.
Channel switching is really slow on this build. To be clear, I'm using IPTV so I'm not sure if that is expected. To comapre, I was at 1 second with the last build and now I'm at 3 seconds.
I sent you $20 for all the good work, thanks!
Well what S912 users may have not yet discovered, is 8bit 1080p HEVC video is output with the wrong colorspace.
Picture output is too dark vs AML S905 devices.
In fact with 1080p output and the whole GUI is too dark at times. I can see it easily with a back to back test on a S905 LibreELEC box.
This problem is also seen in Android on S912 boxes, and now I see it here as well with LibreELEC Krypton, testing on the MINIX U9 S912.
There are likely more bugs to come...
So from a developer perspective I will say again, S912's are not recommended LE devices at the moment.
Don't the 905x have the same issue with HDR?
The S905(x) LE boxes will offer better long term stability as a LibreELEC media player.
As kszaq has said these release are experimental, there is Graphic user interface tearing displayed due to no proper Linux MALI-T820- GPU drivers available from AMLogic.
Plus the S912 - for video playback is no different to the S905(x) - both do up to 4K HEVC HDR - to varying degree of success.
Speed wise - there really is not much difference across all the S9xx AML LibreELEC releases. All of them are definitely not slow.
Thank you for the well considered answer.
What I am hearing is that this last build is as good or better than the 905X except for some gui tearing. The one concern is that Amlogic has not yet released the libraries. Is there a known reason for this? Is it a question of time?
All in all, if it's working well I'll get a 912.
I have an 812. Any way to disable?
Test version LAN1000 (Test\20170324). Contrast MXIII_Plus in the Appendix the basic data for dtb s802\s812 and another set of files for WiFi and BT. Please to those who will test - write which model and that of iron works or does not work.
Anything for bcm4335?