Has anybody successfully installed ColeELEC 19.3 to SD card for Venz 10?
I have tried new installation toothpick and non toothpick method, the coreelec boots up normaly, reformat the partition, then boot again, and CoreELEC logo appears, starts blinking and mostly screens goes black after a while and reboots after several seconds and endless loop of boot and reboot after flashing CoreELEC logo.
Sometimes (happened only 3 times, seems i had to disconnect eth and everything from USB) main CoreELEC menu showed but I couldn’t control anything and system got stuck and after several seconds reboots and the same scenario (black screen after CoreELEC logo flashing and rebooting).
I hope there are some steps I am missing, as Venz 10 is officially supported.
Thank you for any help regarding this.
I know Venz produced 2 versions of Venz V10 with 2 different SOC. I have B version (the last one) so I thought my SOC is supported. Venze V10 (non Pro) is supported in download section as well.
How could I check my SOC version (S905 - W/X/…)?
Would it be possible the system boots to CE main menu (Kodi) if it is not supported?
The CE 9.2.8 is working OK right now.
Thanks once more.
Glad to help. If the rev B is another variety of S905 (x,w, etc) you’re in good shape, however you’ll almost certainly need to update to Android 7.1 or greater on the box for the bootloader to accommodate CE19+. The stock android 6 bootloader on boxes of this era isn’t up to the task. You’ll get quirky errors that randomly crash the OS at best and no ability to boot into CE at worst.
Don’t know if you can install custom ROMs other way than flashing them with Amlogic tool. From SD cards you need Burn card maker, but that’s more to upgrade the Android not to install a different ROM. Maybe you should stick with CE 9.2.8 if you don’t want to proceed with the flashing. Ask around if Venz released an Android 7 version for your box.
Video tutorials here: ABCM videos how-to
From SD card you ca only to upgrade or install a new custom ROM. Latest variant should be more doable if Venz didn’t make Android 7 for that box.
Read carefully and watch the videos, see if that’s suits you.