Amlogic S905X2


#1

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Presale-Android-8-1-Amlogic-S905X2-LPDDR4-4GB-64GB-Quad-Core-TV-BOX-2-4G-5GHz/207828_32928180453.html

Does CE work that box ?


#2

No, this is a completely new SoC, which will also be using a newer version of the kernel. None of us have hardware, nor software to develop on.


#3

Ok,

Not order it yet


#5

boxes are out now.


#6

became the owner X96Max Smart ТВ коробка Android 8,1 Amlogic S905X2 LPDDR4 4 ядра 4 ГБ 64 ГБ 2,4 г и 5 ГГц Wifi BT 1000 м H.265 4 К телеприставке X96 Max
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bNunjtW2
I ask the developers to add a brunch for s905x2. I would try to compile the image and run on it.


#7

It’s not that simple. S905X2 requires a different kernel version altogether.
Once we get dev boards/boxes with these chips and the appropriate kernel sources, we’ll start working on making CE run on these new chips.


#8

So after all the source code seems to be there?
http://openlinux.amlogic.com/wiki/index.php/Arm/Buildroot/buildroot-2018-04-18/buildroot-openlinux-20180418


#9

I should be receiving my Mecool KM9 (Amlogic S905X2) in a day or two. I will be testing to see if it has a locked bootloader, which I believe it does. If it has a locked bootloader, how can CoreELEC be installed??


#10

Locked bootloader or not, it’s not supported by CE at present. Did you not read any of the posts above?


#11

That hardly prevents discussion of future potential in a discussion thread?


#12

My intention wasn’t to prevent discussion. Maybe I mis-read the post, but I didn’t see it as a discussion opener.
Straight question with direct answer above.


#13

I agree it did not read as a discussion opener, although it is in the General Discussion forum.

Since then it has developed into a discussion it seems.

To add to the discussion, I have ordered the cheapest version box I could find with this CPU in it.

I look forward to ‘playing’ with it in due course. :wink:


#14

@Rascal, I obviously have the same mental disorder as you…


#15

If the bootloader is locked, then it’s unlikely that you’re going to be able to run CE on it in the future. At least that’s the conclusion we came up with from trying to get a Xiaomi Mi Box to boot CE.


#16

Why to buy device with locked bootloader, if can will get X96MAX which unlocked and has su [root] from the box? And some devs builded for this TWRP recovery…

ps. I’m tesded twrp and it’s work…

pps. I’m tryed to instal CE for s905 into usb flash, added dtb.img from OTA update and boot this via reboot apdate but loading finishing unlucky and stoped on logo :grinning:

ppps. And I’m tryed change kernel from ota, change md5, and it’s loading but into android :joy: I think it has mount system from /dev/block/mmcblk0…


#17

I received an X96 max recently.
I have not had time to do any ‘playing’ with it as yet … so it seems the first thing required will be twrp, which I have never done before. :slight_smile:


#18

And i’m packed :wink:

http://4pda.ru/forum/dl/post/14679004/TWRP_AML_3_22_X96MAX.zip


#19

:frowning: Got a 404 Error when I tried :frowning:

Thanks. :wink:


#20

Part. Table X96Max

total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2018-12-09 16:25 p1 -> /dev/block/bootloader
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 2018-12-09 16:25 p10 -> /dev/block/param
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2018-12-09 16:25 p11 -> /dev/block/boot
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2018-12-09 16:25 p12 -> /dev/block/rsv
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2018-12-09 16:25 p13 -> /dev/block/tee
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2018-12-09 16:25 p14 -> /dev/block/vendor
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2018-12-09 16:25 p15 -> /dev/block/odm
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2018-12-09 16:25 p16 -> /dev/block/system
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2018-12-09 16:25 p17 -> /dev/block/data
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 2018-12-09 16:25 p2 -> /dev/block/reserved
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 2018-12-09 16:25 p3 -> /dev/block/cache
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2018-12-09 16:25 p4 -> /dev/block/env
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2018-12-09 16:25 p5 -> /dev/block/logo
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 2018-12-09 16:25 p6 -> /dev/block/recovery
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2018-12-09 16:25 p7 -> /dev/block/misc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2018-12-09 16:25 p8 -> /dev/block/dto
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 2018-12-09 16:25 p9 -> /dev/block/cri_data