I have bought four or five A95x boxes and successfully installed libreelec or Coreelec on all of them. I think my previous boxes were all 2G/8G models.
My most recent A95x is a B7N like the others, but this one is 2G/16G model.
Anyway, for some reason I just cannot get this box to boot Coreelec (or libreelec) correctly from SD card or USB. This has been frustrating me like crazy for several days so if anybody has any suggestions i’d really really appreciate it. I’ll do my best to describe what I have tried so far:
- various img.gz files to create bootable USB. ( i had used the very same USB drive successfully for previous libreelec installations on other boxes) All likely dtbs renamed to dtb.img. In all cases toothpick method boots to android recovery. USB simply won’t boot.
So, I went and bought an 8GB Micro SD. Tried with both Libreelec USB-SD creator and Rufus, various versions of Core / libre along with every possible dtb.
With SD card inserted in A95x box it seems to try to boot from SD card every time (weirdly, with or without toothpick). However after Nexbox splash screen I am left with a black screen only. There is no cursor / prompt however I can type on this screen via usb dongle keyboard.
Even stranger when I left LibreElec 184.108.40.206 attempting to boot overnight I woke up to find that, eventually Libreelec had booted. This must have taken well over an hour though. I plan to installtointernal but was afraid of doing so in case the ridiculously long boot time persisted after I had done so. Do you think it would be worth trying this?
Finally I made a bootable USB SSD with Rufus - this seems to behave the same as the SD card - boots every time but only to black screen ??
Any suggestions about why this could be happening? Could I have a faulty box? Got super unlucky with bad USB drives AND SD card?
Thanks so much if anybody can help me out of this super frustrating situation - pleas let me know if there is more info I can provide.
Thanks so much in advance!
P.S - I could have equally posted this on Libreelec forums but I just can’t find anywhere to register there? Did i miss something ?