Android TV Boxes based on dual core processors usually sells for north of $50. But you can now get an AllWinner A20 based Android media player for just $43.39 including shipping thanks to Ruach A20 also featuring 1GB RAM, 8 GB Flash, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, two USB ports, and more.
- SoC – AllWinner A20 dual core Cortex A7 @ 1GHz with Mali-400MP2 GPU
- System Memory – 1GB DDR3,
- Storage – 8GB NAND Flash
- Video Output – HDMI, Composite
- Audio Output – HDMI, Stereo RCA,
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n
- USB – 2x USB host ports
- Misc – IR receiver, power button
- Power Supply – 5V
- Dimensions – 11.8 x 7.8 x 3.0 cm
The manufacturer has a website in Chinese only, but I could find a page on Baidu where they share diverse firmware, tools, and APK for their devices. So it’s possible the firmware for the Ruach A20 device mentioned in this post is available for download, but bear in mind their are other boxes called “A20” on the company website, so make sure it’s the proper firmware if you ever plan, or have, to update.
I’ve tried to double check the price on Taobao, and I could not find this exact model, but the other Ruach A20 model sells for as low as 189 RMB (~$30 USD) with 4GB flash and 512 MB RAM.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
17 Replies to “Ruach A20 Android TV Box Powered by AllWinner A20 Sells for $43”
does xbmc work properly on A20 devices yet or is there still audio video sync issues
also they said this in description “Dominant frequency:2.0GHz” cortex-A7 is max 1.0GHz or am i wrong and they say qwerty keyboard but only show pic of ir remote
it is cheaper then g-box mx2 (g18ref) but i doubt it will have halve the support and rom availability.
what do you guys think
For XBMC, there’s the VidOn.Me implementation: http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/05/10/vidon-me-updates-xbmc-source-code-for-their-allwinner-a20-and-a31-based-android-media-players/
But I’m not sure it works with other A20 boxes. I haven’t heard any feedback yet.
“Dominant frequency: 2.0 GHz” is “clever” math: 2x ARM Cortex A7 @ 1 GHz = 2 GHz 😉
Qwerty keyboard = you can plug a USB keyboard
In terms of ROMs and support, you’ll probably be on your own.
man these guys and their wordings are very shifty you really need to be very cearfull when buying something from them
Tell me about it.
Sometimes I wonder also if it is a problem with the English Language,or if they are really shifty.
But after dealing with them for years I am starting to lean to the later.
Well, there’s no sd slot – no proper linux support atm. This one looks much better: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-Hot-Smart-TV-box-A20-Dual-Core-Google-Android-Allwinner-Cortex-A7-1GB-4GB-Flash/1714972998.html
I have never read from anyone who had it working….
No SD!!!! 🙁
Any serial port available?
Hi. Maybe you can help me with my problem. I bought a noname Chinese SMART MEDIA PLAYER Mini PC resembling in appearance, features and technical details with this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Core-Android-4-2-2-Smart-TV-Box-Pro-Media-Player-1080P-WIFI-HDMI-XBMC-YOUTU-/310953226142?_trksid=p2054897.l4275 . In one of the tests I’ve done I selected to display the last option. I do not know who it was (maybe you are kind and post a printscreen with sub display). Since then no longer see any HDMI or AV than the blackscreen. After booting enter blackscreen. Has a hole in the back where he is a reset button. I tried, by pressing all the variations. 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds, until it starts ….. just managed to reset or get into recovery. Player have root by default. We could not do anything. Please help me. Maybe I’ll be able to make it up somehow someday. Thank you.
Try to download the firmware from the baidu link in the post, and update your box.
Hi. I want to know if this device support 3G USB modems. I have D-Link DWM-156 and I want to buy device such like this, but i need support of my 3G modem.
I have this box and want to flash the newest firmware but the baidu link is dead 🙁
The manufacturer send me mail with this links:
http: // victsoftware.com/download/RH46-install%20software-Vidonme-xbmc.rar
http: // victsoftware.com/download/RH46.zip
Tip inconsistent upgrade file:
How can I flash the firmware???? The device don’t have a sd-card slot…. No resetbutton to go into recoverymode, …..
The Logitech Keyboard K400r don’t work. Is there a solution to make it work?
To flash the firmware:
1) ucompress the RH46.zip file
2) go inside, you will see an IMG file (the rom image) and a ZIP file with the flash card software. Unzip this file.
3) got an micro SD card.
4) open the box, it’s easy using whatever mobile fix kit. or a thinner plain unscrew, just put between the top of the box and the body and press.. it’s easy to open. My advice start doing from the front where the IR reader is.
5) you will see a card reader in the bottom left corner.
6) using the flash card software provided, format the sd card and then burn the image. it’s easy.
7) insert the SD card into the box reader and turn on.
8) the software will start to install the new firmware. When it’s done will turn off the device.
9) take out the sd card and turn on the device….. cross finger…
10) the box will start normally with new welcome screen and totally functional.
there is an sd slot – unfortunately, its internal – you have to take it apart to fit a card
HOW THE HELL DO I FLASH THIS PIECE OF SHIT? I HAVE HAD A FEW ANDROID BOXES, BUT NEVER HAVE I COME ACROSS ONE LIKE THIS. ALL I GET IF I TRY GOING INTO RECOVERY MODE IS A GREEN BAR THAT COMPLETES AFTER 30 SECONDS THEN THE BOX JUST BOOTS AS NORMAL.