My Beelink Mini MXIII (S905) and x96 mini (S905w) no longer boot from micro-SD

#1

Hi,
I have two Android TV boxes which are no longer booting CoreELEC from the Micro-SD card.
The first one that didn’t allow booting was the Beelink Mini MXIII (S905). But Android starts normally and it is also possible to access the micro-SD card with the File Explorer.
The second TV box, x96 mini (S905w) doesn’t allow booting anymore, after I installed the current and new original ROM; “X96_MINI_S905W_3.01.2019_AndroidPC” which is usual garbage (security patch from 2017 … to laugh about).
After the flashing it could be started without problems but there was no possibility to boot from micro-SD CoreELEC anymore, not even with other micro-SDs (Samsung Evo/ SanDisk Ultra etc…). I then flashed the current “atvxperience”… but I couldn’t boot from the micro SD card here either…
The third thing I tried was to flash an old (05-12-2018) original Rom (same garbage as the current one, only older, the security patch was there)… and also here the box couldn’t be brought into the dual boot anymore.
… maybe it’s my fault, because I removed both Android TV boxes and sprayed them with liquid rubber (car rims)… But it’s not conductive… and one of the two boxes ran until the update.

#2

What stage do you get to when you say “Doesn’t allow booting from SD Card”
In other words , What is the failure ??
Freezes on CE or Boots to Android or whatever.
Please explain what happens .

#3

Sry, deepl translate.
With the x96 mini, just boot into the Android, no matter which rom I install, it works fine, also the micro SD can be read in the Android, no problem.
However, the box doesn’t matter if I use the toothpick while booting or not, I renamed the matching dtb to dtb.img (no double img). … CoreELEC is simply no longer booted.

With the Beelink MX MimiIII I get at least a small answer;

#4

Strange, with my X96 mini (S905W) after every Android update I had to use the toothpick method to first boot into CE. After that everything worked as before.

Did you try with a new/fresh install?

#5

Go to Coreelec does not boot in X96 mini

#6

Thank you, I’m aware of that. I’ve been using CoreELEC (previously LibreELEC) for some time, I’m aware that with a new ROM or CoreELEC micro-SD card copy the toothpick always has to be there.

Only this doesn’t work anymore… that’s my problem…

@kostaman
… there I travelled, before writing my contribution… only there is no solution…

#7

Too bad nobody has been able to help me so far.

Since both boxes are from eMMC booting, is there a possibility to flash CoreELEC to the internal eMMC via USB cable (booting works, but not from the micro-SD)?

Otherwise… what would be reasonable to buy at the moment, I don’t need Wlan… but maybe a box that doesn’t break down at 50Mbits even with a Gigabit adapter…