Amlogic S905X3, S905Y3, S905D3 thread

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I bought HK1 BOX (same as Vontar X3 maybe S905X3/4GB/64GB/Gigabit Ethernet/2.4GHz, 5GHz/Bluetooth), I installed CoreELEC and it works perfectly. But Power LED is strange. A brighter blue LED turns on when off, and a weaker red LED turns on during operation, which is the opposite behavior. How can I fix it?

I tried BL301 injection but no lucks…

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I have exactly the same question. It is really annoying and i don’t know if it consumes more electricity with the blue led on

@Jongwoo @manthes

Both please dump the Android dtb:
dd if=/dev/dtb | gzip > /storage/downloads/dtb.img.gz

Then upload the dtb.img.gz here please with the name of the device from where the dump was made.

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HK1 BOX like @Jongwoo
I can’t upload here because i am a new member. I upload it to wetransfer

Copy this script to: /storage/.config/
(Or add the contents if you already have a (326 Bytes)

This script will change the sys_led logic from GPIO_ACTIVE_HIGH to GPIO_ACTIVE_LOW.
After implement the script two reboots are needed to become active.
If CE get updated a additional reboot after the update is needed.


Thank you very much. It is working

Hi, Portisch. I have the same problem with the LED on my S905X3 device.

My box is Tictid TX6 Plus, very similar to HK1.
Unfortunately, the attached didn’t help.

So here’s my Android dtb: dtb.img.gz (199.0 KB)

Hope you can help me out.

Why you just not try this script?

It is working on all CE devices (Amlogic-ng).
CE default is GPIO_ACTIVE_HIGH and the script change it to GPIO_ACTIVE_LOW. This is needed if the electrical gpio logic on the device is inverted.

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You’re right, Portisch. Silly me.

I didn’t notice the ‘two reboots needed’ part when I first followed your instructions. All is well now.

Thank you.

Hi 88keyz,
How do you get CoreElec on your Vontar X3?

Hello, I also have X96 max plus 4/32 1Gbit LAN.
The remote control doesn’t work for me, I’ve been trying now for two days. Can you please tell me which CoreElec version works well for you, which device_trees (sm1_ac213_4g from above?) and which remote.conf you are using?

Offhand, I can’t remember which dtb I used, & I don’t know how to find out.
remote.txt (2.2 KB)

Change the file extension from txt to conf & copy to /storage/.config I use coreftp lite to do this, although I understand you can use file explorer, to go to configfiles. Perhaps your problem is a permissions issue.

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remote.conf works, great & thx

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As a possible tip, there are some programable buttons on my remote, I used the learn function from a Logitech, but if your TV remote works under CEC, you might be able to use that.
I got the video stop button, & TV volume to work.

I know & already adjusted the buttons :ok_hand:

Is there a logical explanation where apart from the packaging the difference between
and the
“HK1 X3”

Apart from that, I use the H96 max x3 4/32G with an SSD via USB 3.0 and it has been running smoothly for months, even WoL (which is surprising with such a box) with Yate Apk is a dream. Thanks for that, also for the good instructions on the remote (even though I practically never use it) and the screen setup.
Another question, DDR3 vs DDR4, what really relevant difference would that have made to CoreELEC ?

Continuing the discussion from Amlogic S905X3, S905Y3, S905D3 thread:

My box is HK1 box. The system is CoreELEC (official):

Now something is wrong.
The wifi rate is only 87.5Mb/s.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:“qiu-wo-a”
Mode:Master Channel:155 Access Point: 20:54:FA:67:E0:30
Bit Rate=87.5 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=-50 dBm Noise level=-92 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
But when the system is atv, the rate is 370M ~ 433M.

Why? and How?

It varies and you don’t always get the exact specifications listed. The most important thing is to ensure that you get an Amlogic CPU, such as Amlogic S905X3. In your second link, the CPU specification is actually “RK3318”, which is not Amlogic. Hence be careful when the name of the box and the specifications don’t match well.

The difference is barely the minimum, but it strongly depends on the quality and speed of the RAM. DDR3 varies from 800 MHz to 2133 MHz, while DDR4 minimum clock speed is 2133 MHz. Resulting in that you can only compare when you have the data. In addition, DDR4 has lower power consumption, resulting in lower temperatures and reduced likeliness of overheating, which potentially is a bottleneck.

I don’t know which generation of ATV you have, but the quality of the WIFI chip is probably better and newer. Try to see if you can connect to the 5 GHz WIFI band with your HK1 box. If not, buy an external WIFI adapter. WIFI chips in cheap boxes as HK1 are generally poor and one should avoid using them at all costs. You can buy decent WIFI adapters for less than $10.


My router 5G channel is 149 153 157 161,but the coreelec is work on 155 channel.
I think this is the problem,but i don’t know how to adjust .