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Old 12-05-2019, 07:30 PM   #1861
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I agree.

The first thing I do on my Tanix TX5 Max and TX6 is to reset the Kodi app to remove all the add-on and then upgrade to the latest version of Kodi using Google Play Store.

Tanix has put some rubbish add-on and even an convenient app to load their Kodi add-on for Kodi 16/17/18 for the TX5 Max and TX6.

On the other hand, I do not use Kodi myself other than trying a few official add-ons like the Simple IPTV client.
Hi Xiaofan, TX5 and TX6 is running on Android OS or android TV OS? And it came rooted out from box?
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:45 PM   #1862
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H96 pro should be able to find the FW.... how u bricked it? u flash and fail?
yes....cos after installing a certain app the box hang and upon restarting was stuck at the logo screen

good news is it is still able to be recognised by my pc, but the error msg encountered during flashing doesnt seem common after hours of googling.....
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:46 PM   #1863
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yes....cos after installing a certain app the box hang and upon restarting was stuck at the logo screen

good news is it is still able to be recognised by my pc, but the error msg encountered during flashing doesnt seem common after hours of googling.....
What app did u install that hang it? What error u have? Maybe u share and guys here can see how to help...
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:05 PM   #1864
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What app did u install that hang it? What error u have? Maybe u share and guys here can see how to help...
some iptv app which i can't remember

so i found the rom which is supposed to be compatible with my box (blue pcb) and it got stuck at 9% during flashing with this error:
uboot/partition_aml_dtb/verify_partition/error_result
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:14 PM   #1865
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Hi Xiaofan, TX5 and TX6 is running on Android OS or android TV OS? And it came rooted out from box?
Mobile Android OS. Both come rooted out of the box.

All of my boxes so far are generic boxes. Except one junk China mobile OTT box, the other six are all rooted and none of them come with a switch to turn off root.

I will get at least one or two un-rooted boxes from now on.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:19 PM   #1866
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some iptv app which i can't remember

so i found the rom which is supposed to be compatible with my box (blue pcb) and it got stuck at 9% during flashing with this error:
uboot/partition_aml_dtb/verify_partition/error_result
So looks like your HW is still okay.

Have you tried factory reset first? Usually a bad app should not corrupt the FW unless it is app like SuperSU or Magisk.

What if you try the buring card method?

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Old 12-05-2019, 08:20 PM   #1867
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some iptv app which i can't remember

so i found the rom which is supposed to be compatible with my box (blue pcb) and it got stuck at 9% during flashing with this error:
uboot/partition_aml_dtb/verify_partition/error_result
I believe u shd be able to factory reset.... press the reset pin and plug in the power cable.... No need connect to PC... connect your hdmi.... u shd see the TWRP on tv....from there u shd be able to factory reset it...
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:22 PM   #1868
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Mobile Android OS. Both come rooted out of the box.

All of my boxes so far are generic boxes. Except one junk China mobile OTT box, the other six are all rooted and none of them come with a switch to turn off root.

I will get at least one or two un-rooted boxes from now on.
Any box with android TV os that came unroot beside mi box s? I want to try using android TV OS.... want to see how is it different from tablet android...
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:26 PM   #1869
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I believe u shd be able to factory reset.... press the reset pin and plug in the power cable.... No need connect to PC... connect your hdmi.... u shd see the TWRP on tv....from there u shd be able to factory reset it...
haha read my previous posts.....done almost everything
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:47 PM   #1870
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Thanks for the advice.... I know what i doing... I am a IT guy too... Now trying to know more in android and i trying to use it to do more things... Want learn flash, root, unroot and macro...
I see. I am not an IT guy myself and not a hard core hacker. My initial goal is to run Linux on some boxes and also play with generic USB device under Android with rooted box using Termux. Termux is a small Debian distribution under Android and it needs root access to run libusb. So my first 4 boxes are all generic rooted box.

And then I bought Tanix TX5 Max and TX6 to have access to different CPUs with my existing boxes. Also want to see if better brands offer better quality.

In that case yes you want to use more popular generic boxes and not really proper but more restrictive boxes like Mi Box S and Nvidia Shield TV.

There are a lot of such boxes where people have developed custom FW.

1) S905W low end boxes like Tanix TX3 Mini and X96 Mini, cheap yet there are many custom FW including Android TV OS. They are also popular because of the possibility to run Linux distributions like Armbian Linux or LibreElec. Cheaper and more Powerful if you are more into Multimedia application.

2) S912 boxes, more powerful. Good support under Linux as well. Android TV os is available for popular boxes like Minix NEO U9-H.

3) RK3328 boxes, limited support under Linux. Android TV OS is also available for some boxes.

4) New S905X2 boxes, no support of Linux yet. Android TV OS is available. Beelink GT1 Mini, H96 Max X2 and X96 Max seem to be popular for this purposes.

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Old 12-05-2019, 08:48 PM   #1871
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haha read my previous posts.....done almost everything
I cant find your previous post... are u able to go to TWRP mode?
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:00 PM   #1872
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Any box with android TV os that came unroot beside mi box s? I want to try using android TV OS.... want to see how is it different from tablet android...
Mecool Android TV OS boxes like KM9 Pro and KM3, both are certified by Google to have WideVine DRM level 1, so they come not rooted.

They are not certified by Netflix so no Netflix HD.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:06 PM   #1873
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Thx xiao fan and Greg for the advice. It worked, I installed the latest kodi from Google play store (guess it overwrote the pre-installed version) and now kodi works pretty fast

I'm also using simple iptv client. Any recommendation where to find m3u lists? I usually Google in chinese and just slowly go to individual forums but it's v painful
I suggest doing a clean install instead. Install newer version over old version doesn't erase previous settings and addons, no point to take unnecessary as you don't know what was installed previous.

kodi's simple iptv client is not recommended. If you want to play m3u list, iptv (by alexander sofronov) from playstore can do a much better job.

you can use fluxus's list to test, just google for fluxus dot tv.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:11 PM   #1874
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I believe u shd be able to factory reset.... press the reset pin and plug in the power cable.... No need connect to PC... connect your hdmi.... u shd see the TWRP on tv....from there u shd be able to factory reset it...
most of the tv boxes don't come with twrp.

the procedure you described will bring you to tv box's recovery menu.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:26 PM   #1875
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Thanks for the advice.... I know what i doing... I am a IT guy too... Now trying to know more in android and i trying to use it to do more things... Want learn flash, root, unroot and macro...
since you declared yourself as IT guy.

do these:

1. connect box to pc using ADB
2. delete busybox and su files in system|bin folder
3. delete supersu.apk in app folder.

you will get either a unrooted box or bricked box (if you have done it wrongly, but not to worry, time to practise flashing of firmware).

for non-IT guy, the same can be done via es explorer by navigating to the folders and delete the few files - but there is still risk of bricking the box.
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