[S905X3] X96Air_P2/P3 4/32GB 1Gbit Lan (How to config)

Just popped in to say thanks to the OP. Finally got a X96 Air 32GB version and CE is very good on this box. Easy to install to internal as well.

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Have any of you tried the latest CE version on this hardware?
Is it possible to do a “painless” update from version 9.2.7 to the newest?
If everything has to be done from scratch, what does the case of the pilot / bl301 / VFD look like under the CE19.x?

Thanks for any feedback.

If you just let it do the auto update from the CE settings, it will be painless. Bear in mind, this will still leave you on the Leia Version. (legacy)
Did this on my X96 Max+ same specs as your. VFD still works, I don’t use bl301.

I then did an update from Leia to Matrix on a separate sd card. I can’t remember exactly how I did this. My MQ8 skin doesn’t work, my skin went to Estuary, a couple of addons don’t work, Onmute being one. I get a message saying VFD doesn’t work, display comes on, but stuck.

Thanks for reply!

So I guess that CE19.x is not a good idea right now ?


A fresh install will be needed. Anything less will have retained settings which will mess up your functionality.


Hi awesome community! Firstly, thanks for all the tips & suggestions I’ve been able to scrape off this thread and many others. As a new user I thought I may contribute by reporting on my newly arrived box from AliExpress
It is advertised as 4gb+64gb+1000m and comes up with new version ‘X96Air_100_20201125-2051’.
The boot screen was just stuck on the X96 Air screen forever on trying 4gb_1gbit & 2gb_1gbit dtbs. I finally got it to boot by using sm1_s905x3_4g (not 1gbit) dtb! On testing lan speed within coreelec I get 200+mbps on 5g wifi but ~90mpbs using lan. Therefore, I think the X96Air_100 new variant is 4gb+64gb+100m!
Other observations: 5g wifi works, bluetooth works, atmos etc everything works just fine.


A few months ago I bought my second X96Air 4/64GB device on Aliexpress and I had many doubts because many vendors offered more modern devices but only with 100Mbps ethernet which I did not want. In the end it seems that I found an honest seller like the first time I bought this and I have two X96Air 4/64GB 1000Mbps.

In summary, we must be very careful when we buy online, check the age of the store, the volume of sales, the comments of other users. Aliexpress works fine, I’ve only had a problem with a fake seller (unfortunately this is more and more frequent) and my money was refunded to me by Aliexpress.

Hi everyone,

I have an air96 air box p3 4ghz ram véion running coreelec 2.9.7 everything ok
But when i play dolby atmos movie, it always decode to dolby trueHD, how can i fix this?
My AVR is denon x4300H and It can decode dolby atmos
Thank you all.

Dolby Atmos is built as a layer on top of Dolby TrueHD, it seems that the X96Air isn’t passing through the Atmos Layer.
Have you got all passthrough options enabled in the media player setting ?


After some google i have solved this issue!
Problem here relate to my AVR configure not X96Air!
Need to add 2 front height speakers in speaker configure option in AVR and everything work like a charm! AVR now let me choose Dolby TrueHD or Atmos when playing Movie.
Thank you all

I’m still “stuck” at Leia version.

Will we gain important advantages like hardware performance or other to migrate to CoreELEC Matrix?
If yes, what?

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Havent noticed any advantages of Matrix over Leia, but others may differ.


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Yeah I’m still on Leia too. I see no reason to update, yet.

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The general consensus in the Kodi community is similarly luke-warm as most addons have not yet migrated to Matrix and probably will not do so until absolutely necessary. This is very slow for a new release which has been out for at least 6 months.
I personally have lost at least 4 very useful addons as a consequence of moving my bedroom install to Matrix for testing purposes.


+1, and I think that I’ll stay on Leia for some time; have no more free time to experiment…


HW - not. SW - at some point in future yes (when devs stops support py 2.7 addons).

Fun fact, I completelly skipped Krypton with 16.1 with nothing less than 100% benefits. With python change this could not be the case for good old 18, but having plenty of C2 not supported by 19 I just crossfingers for addon devs patience.

Hello, I put my X96 Air 4GB / G64GB the Rom of the X96 Max plus 2 same hardware and it works well both CE and Android but something strange has happened and that is that the HDMI CEE remote control does not work in any way and gives errors … I would like to install a good and current Rom for the X96 Air 4GB / 64GB, a Rom that goes well from CE 19 reboot for Android with perfect functioning of the CEE HDMI control. Because of Google I can’t find the question, links down, old firmwares … Could someone put a current Rom for this device Thanks.

I don’t think there are new firmware’s or rom’s for this box.
I use my X96 with CE installed on NAND. I don’t care about android.

Since I installed this firmware in the X96 Air, the HDMI CEE Control mysteriously stopped working, everything else works fine and if I install CE in the internal memory everything works fine but the HDMI CEE control doesn’t work. This all reviewed and in other devices if the HDMI control works, that’s why my interest in changing the Rom because before if the HDMI CEE control worked.

Do you already flash original firmware instead other ROM of another box?
It’s posted on first topic.
As I tell in last reply i totally migrate my X96 to CE but i reminder and use android and CE everything works ok.

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