MX Pro+ 4k won't boot


#1

Hi

picked up a cheap box to try its a MX Pro+ 4k box with 2gb ram and 16gb rom, with the s905x chip.

Ive created a corelec sd card as normal and tried every p212 dtb in the drive trees directory.
Im using this img, I assume that’s right for the s905x
https://github.com/CoreELEC/CoreELEC/releases/download/8.95.6/CoreELEC-S905.arm-8.95.6-S905.img.gz

Whatever I do it seems I can’t get this box to boot via the toothpick method. Am I missing summit obvious?

Thanks


#2

See here for different methods to try :wink:


#3

Thanks.

I tried the reboot into recovery option and that just reboots into the anroid recovery menu.

Is that the correct dtb for that box?

Matt


#4

99% percent I’ve tried all dtbs now, both with the tooth pick method and rebooting into recovery.

Nothing.

Any one have any ideas?

Matt


#5

Did you try all USB ports? Sometimes only one can be used to boot CE.


#6

Yeah tried all ports and the sdcard slot.

Weird.

Matt


#7

I’ve come to the conclusion that this box just won’t work with CoreELEC. Even tried a older Libreelec build.

Nope nothin. Avoid this box.

Matt


#8

According to product description, it’s S905W.
did you try the p281 dtb?


#9

I didn’t see that.

I opened it and it says s905x on the board.

But I’ll try when I get home.

Matt


#10

Hey,

Did you manage to solve this? I’m looking to purchase the same box and am worried it won’t work. I saw a review on the USA Amazon site where a guy stated he used the gxl_p212_2g_nand.dtb file and it worked.

Was it really a S905X or was it fake since the description on the UK Amazon website states S905W.

Thanks

Jay


#11

I did solve it yeah, not a bad box.

I can’t remember what dtb file I used, I’ll look when I get home.

But it’s definitely a s905x.

Matt


#12

Hi Matt,

Thanks buddy, I’d really appreciate the help. I just placed my order so fingers crossed it works! I just want a basic box that runs Kodi well. Will save me from lugging the laptop downstairs every night from the office.

Kind regards

Jay


#14

There’s a reboot to libreelec.apk . I had to download the reboot to libreelec.apk to a usb to install on to andriod. I have a different box but had the same issue. Just add that apk and when you click on it, it will boot from coreelec until you tell it not too or until you remove the sd card.