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Old 12-05-2019, 10:20 AM   #1831
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I just factory reset only and my play store is dead, cannot use, cannot uninstall. Now using apkpure, aptoide.

The above site has good warnings.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:26 AM   #1832
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You can read freaktab forum. Many people flashing, all using firmware from other manufacturer like beelink. They recommend good usb cable
Yes there are many ROM related threads in FreakTab forum.

https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-...players/s905x2

However if you like Beelink rom, then I will say buy the Beelink GT1 Mini to use Beelink ROM. Often the WiFi/BT chipsets are different and the ROM may not work. Remote may also be a problem if you use other vendor's ROM.

I quickly read through the H96 Max X2 page, there are also quite some stock FW images.
https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-...fi-fast-lan-bt

All in all, it is okay for Tech Savvy users to flash images but not really recommended for new users not that tech savvy, unless really required.

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Old 12-05-2019, 10:35 AM   #1833
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I just factory reset only and my play store is dead, cannot use, cannot uninstall. Now using apkpure, aptoide.
Which box? That is strange and bad. Usually Factory reset should not be like this unless your box is those do not come with Play Store in the first place. Then that is a different story.

If the box comes with Play Store, have you tried to update Google Play Store and Play Services?

If still not working, do they offer FW OTA? If not then you may really want to try to learn to flash the known good FW if there is one.

So far H96 Max + and H96 Max H2 RK3328 boxes have many variants.

H96 Max X2 S905/X2 seems to be relatively new so it is probably safer.

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Old 12-05-2019, 11:23 AM   #1834
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Mine is the s912 tap pro. The playstore is old version. Always show not install when trying to update version. Contacted Google and they tell me that my box is not supported by Google. No firmware available for tap pro in the internet. Never got any ota. Never flash before. Can use better than brick it.
Run like tortoise if many apps are installed. I think it is a fake set with cheap hardware. The rom read\write speed test only get below 10Mb/s. Antutu can get 50k.

Which box? That is strange and bad. Usually Factory reset should not be like this unless your box is those do not come with Play Store in the first place. Then that is a different story.

If the box comes with Play Store, have you tried to update Google Play Store and Play Services?

If still not working, do they offer FW OTA? If not then you may really want to try to learn to flash the known good FW if there is one.

So far H96 Max + and H96 Max H2 RK3328 boxes have many variants.

H96 Max X2 S905/X2 seems to be relatively new so it is probably safer.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:38 AM   #1835
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Hi, the h96 max x 2 came root from box... I wanted to unroot it and run magisk root... I couldnt unroot using magisk.... I want to run bank app which need to be unroot... I couldnt hide the root too... My google store cert is uncertified... Only want is to remove root... By flashing, i can remove the root and install magisk root which can be hide... But i do not know how to flash... but i never done it be... btw what is OTA?
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:42 AM   #1836
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Or anyone know how to hide root from h96 max x2? I couldnt find the root type... And anyone know how to pass the safety net test....
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:05 PM   #1837
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Or anyone know how to hide root from h96 max x2? I couldnt find the root type... And anyone know how to pass the safety net test....
Buy a new box like Mi Box S which is unrooted if you want a unrooted box.

What you want to achieve is an advance topic and may well brick your box.

OTA means Over the Air. Which means you upgrade just like how you normally update your Android phone firmware, not through PC. OTA will not achieve what you want to do though since usually the vendor will keep the FW as rooted.

And in general do not do online banking on your Android TV boxes, especially this type of unknown generic boxes. Even on a unrooted box like Mi Box S, it is not recommended to do online banking on the box. Do it on a trusted PC or mobile phone.

Just for your reference, I want to hide the root from my Tanix TX5 Max to run SingTel Cast and SingTel TV Go, I tried Magisk and it failed. So I did not bother to try again.

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Old 12-05-2019, 12:07 PM   #1838
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Do you have errors or problems with your h96 max x2?
Like launcher close error, box reboot when usb3 was unplug, no wireless update app(saw in YouTube have this app in apps page), unable to copy big files from rom to usb stick.

Hi, the h96 max x 2 came root from box... I wanted to unroot it and run magisk root... I couldnt unroot using magisk.... I want to run bank app which need to be unroot... I couldnt hide the root too... My google store cert is uncertified... Only want is to remove root... By flashing, i can remove the root and install magisk root which can be hide... But i do not know how to flash... but i never done it be... btw what is OTA?
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:10 PM   #1839
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Hi fan, I was thinking of mi box s too but it wasnt a high spec box... 70 plus i could have get a better spec box.... i know i might brick it if i did not do it correctly.. that is why til now i havent try flash... not sure anyone know? or u know how to hide root?
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:12 PM   #1840
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Hi fan, I was thinking of mi box s too but it wasnt a high spec box... 70 plus i could have get a better spec box.... i know i might brick it if i did not do it correctly.. that is why til now i havent try flash... not sure anyone know? or u know how to hide root?
Please refer to my updated reply.

In general do not do online banking on your Android TV boxes, especially this type of unknown generic boxes. Even on a unrooted box like Mi Box S, it is not recommended to do online banking on the box. Do it on a trusted PC or mobile phone.

Just for your reference, I want to hide the root from my Tanix TX5 Max to run SingTel Cast and SingTel TV Go, I tried Magisk and it failed. So I did not bother to try again.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:12 PM   #1841
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Do you have errors or problems with your h96 max x2?
Like launcher close error, box reboot when usb3 was unplug, no wireless update app(saw in YouTube have this app in apps page), unable to copy big files from rom to usb stick.


I have no issue w h96 max x 2... In fact i find it to be gd... wifi is gd, no reboot and viewing 4k is smooth... only problem i want to get my box google to be certify or hide the root.... problem is i do not know how to do it... u have any idea?
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:19 PM   #1842
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I have no issue w h96 max x 2... In fact i find it to be gd... wifi is gd, no reboot and viewing 4k is smooth... only problem i want to get my box google to be certify or hide the root.... problem is i do not know how to do it... u have any idea?
There are very few Google certified Android TV box, Mi Box S is the cheapest among them. Nvidia Shield TV is of higher spec than Mi Box S but it is much more expensive.

Mecool KM8, KM9 Pro and KM3 are said to be also Google certified but they are not Netflix certified.

As for hiding the root, usually if the vendor provides such function you can try it (older Tanix boxes like Tanix TX3 Mini, TX9 Pro, etc, have the switch). Whether they work for your app is another story.

SuperSU is dangerous. I bricked my first box X96 Mini on my first try, but I know how to recover in that case.

Magisk is said to work for some boxes but it does not work for my boxes.

In fact someone says that he has success with H96 Max X2 with Magisk. That prompted me to try on my Tanix TX6 and TX5 Max and Magisk failed on both boxes.

Magisk is still dangerous as it changes your boot image.

All in all, not recommended.

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Old 12-05-2019, 12:40 PM   #1843
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Hi, the h96 max x 2 came root from box... I wanted to unroot it and run magisk root... I couldnt unroot using magisk.... I want to run bank app which need to be unroot... I couldnt hide the root too... My google store cert is uncertified... Only want is to remove root... By flashing, i can remove the root and install magisk root which can be hide... But i do not know how to flash... but i never done it be... btw what is OTA?
you must be joking, run bank apps on tv box, unbranded somemore.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:08 PM   #1844
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Never tried

I have no issue w h96 max x 2... In fact i find it to be gd... wifi is gd, no reboot and viewing 4k is smooth... only problem i want to get my box google to be certify or hide the root.... problem is i do not know how to do it... u have any idea?
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:31 PM   #1845
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anyone bought Tanix TX3 max? kodi v17.6 came pre-installed on the box. but it runs vvvv slowly. every time i choose a add-on, it takes very long to go from 1 page to the next. it takes at least 5 pages from the home screen to get to my show, and the waiting time for each page to load is much longer than my mibox 3.

the add-ons i use are ICdrama, exodus redux, Yoda, Exodus. all load slow. and it takes v long to load all the sources after i click an episode (whether its kdrama, hk drama, eng drama, eng movie)

anyway to make kodi run faster? i did not install any other apps on the box coz its still v new. will upgrading kodi to v18 help?
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