Report about Amlogic S905X4 HK1 RBOX X4

[    0.620829@0]- libphy: stmmac: probed
[    0.620834@0]- eth%d: PHY ID 01803301 at 8 IRQ POLL (stmmac-0:08) active

This is the PHY-ID of the internal Phy, therefore only 100Mbit capable

[    0.617978@0]- eth%d: device MAC address 02:21:00:00:00:00

MAC not properly programmed, needs to be fixed as described in Report about Amlogic S905X4 HK1 RBOX X4 - #508 by Portisch

I opened it up and check the wifi chip ans it is a RTL8211F which by the specs it is a 10/100/1000M chip.
So, no “therefore only 100Mbit capable” is wrong…

I booted the box up on android and the integrated NIC did not work there either, it link up in the switch on 1000Mbit but in OS it say disconnected… I guess it is browken or something…

And putting MAC into config.ini did not solve anything.

Your info was quite brief, not giving much details.
sc2_s905x4_4g_1gbit.dtb - No Boot - No Log
sc2_s905x4_4g.dtb - Boot (but no network) - Log provided
We have seen many counterfeit boxes claiming 1Gb, but using internal PHY (100Mb), with exact same behaviour. Therefore assumption was yours is also using only internal Phy, and Network issue was caused by missing MAC.
Now you come up with more details, confirming RTL8211F assembled, but not operational even under Android… Gamechanger

Looks like HW defect (between SOC & PHY), as the PHY itself still does operate Auto-Negotiation to the switch. Return to seller.

These boxes are …cheap

I have 8211f
Go back to Android and do Factory Reset.
Or Test slimboxtv for vontar x4

Sometimes you have to unplug from rj45
Then reconnect.

**In order for wifi to work on my box
Regardless of OS.
Need to physically remove ethernet cable from rj45 port.

** Different issue than yours possibly.

Then try clean install CoreELEC SD Card

Happy Testing

RMA the device.

The RTL8211F isn’t a WiFi chip is it? It’s an Ethernet transceiver chip?

how can i get a log from sc2_s905x4_4g_1gbit.dtb if it don’t boot ?

I bought this box long time ago, so return to seller is not an option… I normally use X96max+ ultra as daily box but thet is only 100Mbit, therefore I wanted to try this to get Gbit.

These boxes are ffffffffffed
Issues with wifi/ethernet have been reported across many Forums.

Regardless if JL2xx1 rtl8211f
As Portisch has posted
These boxes have not been assigned/mapped/programmed properly.

You need to astablish working ethernet in Android first.

Change/Test different Android firmware on Hk1x4

Try slimboxtv based on vontar x4
Is compatible with Hk1x4
There is Network Setting there
Network Status.

With ethernet connected
MAC is not detected/ hidden
Switch to wifi/disconnect ethernet
MAC is detected/ displayed.

Also maybe Test Matrix Nightly CoreELEC
Once you have working Ethernet in Android

Happy Testing

Hello my friends.
I also have this device, but I think my device is bricked. No matter what I do, I cannot recover it. The software stays at 94% and does not continue.
How can you write to me? Thank you in advance.

Restore the firmware

Is there any CoreELEC-Amlogic-ne.arm-20.0-Nexus_devel_2022???-Generic.img.gz available to test on HK1 RBOX x4 ?


OK, so there is none. Does 19.x work with this box?

And why you do not try it yourself ? You only need a micro sd card and about 10 minutes (the most).

Matrix ng 4.9 kernel
Nexus ng 4.9 kernel

Both are working fine!!!

Use latest nightly builds for success

And when ne is available
It also wil work/is working!!!

Happy Testing

Install latest nightly and find out.

Because my unit is on the way, just want to know before it arrives

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Guys having problem watching 4K channel from my zgemma server through iptv simple player or enigma2 addon. It goes per foe the for some time and then suddenly choppy and unwatchable. Got vontar x4 with 905x4 1gbps.

Dec 02 20:05:35 aml kernel: [0]cur lcu idx = 414, (total 8160), set error_mark

What’s this error at the playback stop?