H96 MAX W2 2Gb S905W2 with Coreelec NE

Hi, I wanted to report my experience with this very cheap TV box with S905W2 which can be found for around €20 on aliexpress.

15.32€ 73% di SCONTO|Smart TV Box Android 11 S905W2 4GB 32GB 64GB AV1 Quad Core WIFI6 4K H96 Max W2 Set Top Box lettore multimediale TV Box| | - AliExpress d52-ac5e-92c8bc35e343-0&pdp_npi=3 %40dis%21EUR%2159.92%2120.38%21%21%2164.29%21%21%4021038ed816907522788726674e2231%2112000033895450363%21sea%21IT%21174591327&curPageLogUid =1XIVbFwP0wY2

Booting from microsd doesn’t work well for now, there are random errors and freezes during boot and it is rarely possible to get to the desktop.

I partially solved it using the microSD with a USB reader
into a USB port. This model:

4.26€ 30% di SCONTO|Nuovo lettore di schede Micro SD lettore di schede USB 3.0 2.0 per adattatore Micro SD USB Flash Drive lettore di schede di memoria intelligente lettore di schede SD| | - AliExpress e4-480a-866d-15b26f146513-19&pdp_npi=3 %40dis%21EUR%215.79%214.05%21%21%216.21%21%21%4021038ed816907527266052121e221a%2112000029055599308%21sea%21IT%21174591327&curPageLogUid=hf ku8xbvsnS7

But it might work for others as well.
While with common USB pens I’ve always had random problems

Once started WIFI and Bluetoth don’t work, but cable lan works and everything else seems to work fine with no major problems.

The remote that came with the correct remote.conf from the library works fine.

I believe that for this price anyone who wants to try Coreelec New Era H96 MAX W2 is a real must have.

If you want to try the slimBOXtv ATV firmware adapted for the H96 Max W2 you can download it.


Only tested on the 4/64 GB version, might not work with other versions.

see Mecool KI Pro - problem with booting from SD card - #5 by satanik
Maybe same issue…