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Old 20-06-2019, 07:52 AM   #2131
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Hi Xiaofan, I flash a few times my h96max x2. Then after the last time, i rebooted and now my box power led no light up and i was not able to boot. No more hdmi signal and i cant flash either. U know any solution to reset in the circuit itself?
First make sure the power adapter is working.

Then try to reflash again using the USB A Male to Male cable and a computer.
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Old 20-06-2019, 08:41 AM   #2132
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No idea myself but there are quite some reports like yours (stuck at certain percentage) for FW recovery.

Freaktab forum will be a good place to ask questions.

For example in this thread.
https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/fre...l-wifi-lan-bt4

You can try your luck with a fan as well but TX5 Max is in fact a pretty cool box.
Hi Xiaofan, I flash a few times my h96max x2. Then after the last time, i rebooted and now my box power led no light up and i was not able to boot. No more hdmi signal and i cant flash either. U know any solution to reset in the circuit itself?
Same thing happened to me, no m TX5 has no LED and constantly stuck at 3% (uboot) when flashing.
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Old 20-06-2019, 12:46 PM   #2133
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Android TV Box. Any models to recommend ? Thank you.
Currently i am using Tanix tx5 max which is good, becos the box is not so hot (heat issue) and the UI is simple (running android 8.1)
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Old 20-06-2019, 01:09 PM   #2134
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Hi Xiaofan,

I dug up an old laptop with Windows 7 and installed burning tool. Using the USB A cable, I managed to get a connection with the box.

However, the flash will get stuck at 3% so I unchecked bootloader and it'll go 96% where the temperature range error pops up. I've tried to disable the range, changed it to various ranges like 0-90, 20-60, 20-90, etc and all those doesn't work; it'll still get stuck at 96%.

I've tried both images (stock and bars) but all get stuck at 96%. You (or any expert here) know of anyway around that problem?

TIA.
you have to make sure that the firmware downloaded is the right version, sometimes you have to open up the box and look at the model/ver of the PCB.

next time get a box with brand and support website, you will be able to get the correct firmware, and support from the brand's model.

you may save a few dollars by getting no-brand box, but you can land into your current situation easily.
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Old 20-06-2019, 02:27 PM   #2135
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Interesting.

I'll try to use a smaller capacity card (using 64GB) but doesn't Burn Card Maker format the card before creating the boot image?

I'll try to see if Windows 7 works and I've tried different USB ports on both the box and PC (Win10).

It's kind of odd why my TX5 Max just refuse to boot when my wife was using it just the night before flawlessly.
you have to make sure that the firmware downloaded is the right version, sometimes you have to open up the box and look at the model/ver of the PCB.

next time get a box with brand and support website, you will be able to get the correct firmware, and support from the brand's model.

you may save a few dollars by getting no-brand box, but you can land into your current situation easily.
That's why I bought the TX5 Max, the images are correct, Xiaofan has also gave me some links which I've used to download the images.

Problem now is getting stuck at 3% Uboot but even unchecking bootloader doesn't work anymore.

Funny thing is the box doesn't power up when I turn on the power adapter but it can draw power from the USB port; because of that, I can't use ADB and can't find a way to get a new recovery into the box.
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Old 20-06-2019, 04:46 PM   #2136
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That's why I bought the TX5 Max, the images are correct, Xiaofan has also gave me some links which I've used to download the images.

Problem now is getting stuck at 3% Uboot but even unchecking bootloader doesn't work anymore.

Funny thing is the box doesn't power up when I turn on the power adapter but it can draw power from the USB port; because of that, I can't use ADB and can't find a way to get a new recovery into the box.
is the word "tanix" printed on the box?

I thought xiaofan mentioned that his box is not the same as yours, although both are called tx5max?
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Old 20-06-2019, 06:32 PM   #2137
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is the word "tanix" printed on the box?

I thought xiaofan mentioned that his box is not the same as yours, although both are called tx5max?
I think HW revision is different but both are OEM version without Tanix logo. And the two boxes may come from different OEM.

I think in the end it is still better to buy boxes from more proven vendor like Mi Box S.

From what I read that there seems to be different OEM for Tanix and the quality may not be good as the official Tanix version.

And Tanix itself is not as good as Beelink. And Beelink is not as good as higher end models like Zidoo and Minix. And none of these brands are as established as Xiaomi.
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Old 21-06-2019, 12:50 AM   #2138
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Beelink gt1 mini now less than $70 at AliExpress
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Old 21-06-2019, 08:24 PM   #2139
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First make sure the power adapter is working.

Then try to reflash again using the USB A Male to Male cable and a computer.
The power adapter is working fine. i test on another box. My box is now unable to detect by my PC. So that is no way I can flash. I think need to do a nand short method. But i try also but it is not working either.
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Old 21-06-2019, 08:26 PM   #2140
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Same thing happened to me, no m TX5 has no LED and constantly stuck at 3% (uboot) when flashing.
Your Tx5 also dun have power led light on?
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Old 22-06-2019, 08:52 PM   #2141
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The power adapter is working fine. i test on another box. My box is now unable to detect by my PC. So that is no way I can flash. I think need to do a nand short method. But i try also but it is not working either.
In that case, most likely the box is dead. Buy a new box like Mi Box S.
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Old 23-06-2019, 12:34 AM   #2142
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First make sure the power adapter is working.

Then try to reflash again using the USB A Male to Male cable and a computer.
Same thing happened to me, no m TX5 has no LED and constantly stuck at 3% (uboot) when flashing.
Currently i am using Tanix tx5 max which is good, becos the box is not so hot (heat issue) and the UI is simple (running android 8.1)
you have to make sure that the firmware downloaded is the right version, sometimes you have to open up the box and look at the model/ver of the PCB.

next time get a box with brand and support website, you will be able to get the correct firmware, and support from the brand's model.

you may save a few dollars by getting no-brand box, but you can land into your current situation easily.
can please help to recommend a good android box so that my husband and i can watch all the channels in the world? if i buy from online then im afraid difficult to get the help and support if anything goes wrong. if i buy from a local shop here would be better rite? please help.
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Old 23-06-2019, 08:50 AM   #2143
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can please help to recommend a good android box so that my husband and i can watch all the channels in the world? if i buy from online then im afraid difficult to get the help and support if anything goes wrong. if i buy from a local shop here would be better rite? please help.
No such thing as all the channels in the world. Some preloaded boxes claim that but it is a false promise.

As for buying from local shop, yes you can buy Mi Box S from local Mi Shop at S$99 ( sometimes goes down to S$89). It comes with one year local warranty. But it does not come with any live TV channels and you have to install apps by yourself.

The other possible alternative is Starhub Go Streaming box if you are okay with the Starhub Go packs.
https://www.starhub.com/personal/for...aming-box.html
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Old 24-06-2019, 01:15 AM   #2144
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r we allowed to discuss kodi add-ons here? just want to inform all that some add ons and repos hv been shutdown. yes, add-ons have disappeared/stopped working suddenly in the past, but i think this time it sounds quite serious and not like the past cases: https://www.wirelesshack.org/top-kod...june-2019.html

anyone has good add-ons to recommend for US dramas and variety shows? or APKs also can. must start looking for substitutes for kodi add-ons
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Old 24-06-2019, 01:37 AM   #2145
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No such thing as all the channels in the world. Some preloaded boxes claim that but it is a false promise.

As for buying from local shop, yes you can buy Mi Box S from local Mi Shop at S$99 ( sometimes goes down to S$89). It comes with one year local warranty. But it does not come with any live TV channels and you have to install apps by yourself.

The other possible alternative is Starhub Go Streaming box if you are okay with the Starhub Go packs.
https://www.starhub.com/personal/for...aming-box.html
r we allowed to discuss kodi add-ons here? just want to inform all that some add ons and repos hv been shutdown. yes, add-ons have disappeared/stopped working suddenly in the past, but i think this time it sounds quite serious and not like the past cases: https://www.wirelesshack.org/top-kod...june-2019.html

anyone has good add-ons to recommend for US dramas and variety shows? or APKs also can. must start looking for substitutes for kodi add-ons
what about those android boxes being sold on carousel and in sim lim square. the advertisement say its one time payment and have all the channels inside. just need to connect to house wifi. are they for real or bluff one?
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