Shenzhen Tomato X96 Amlogic S905X TV Box is Designed to be “Hooked” Behind Any Monitor or Wall Mounted

There are several solutions to mount a mini computer or TV box behind a display, and while VESA mount is one of them, your TV may not support it, so Shenzhen Tomato has come up with “magic tape” combined with an IR extension cable to help you hook their latest X96 TV box behind your TV.X96_TV_Box

Let’s go through the main specifications first:

  • SoC –  Amlogic S905X quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 1.5GHz/2.0GHz with penta-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 750 MHz
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 (option: 2GB)
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash (option: 16GB) + micro SD card slot up to 64GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0a up to 4K @ 60 Hz, and AV port (composite video)
  • Audio Output – HDMI, optical S/PDIF, AV port (stereo audio)
  • Video Codecs – 4K VP9 @ 60 fps, 4K 10-bit H.265 @ 60 fps, 4K H.264 up to 30 fps
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. No Bluetooth
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Misc – Power button and LED, IR receiver, IR port for extension cable
  • Power Supply –  5V/2A
  • Dimensions & Weight – N/A

The device runs Android 6.0.

Magic_Tape_TV_Box_MountThe picture above shows the various mounting options including wall-mounting, and what the company calls “magic tape” but just looks like Velcro. If you want to use the provided remote control, you’ll also have to connect the IR extension cable and place it somewhere to allow for line of sight operation.

Shenzhen Tomato is now taking orders for their device, and if you are interested in purchasing one or more samples, you can do so for $23 to $25 + shipping, by contacting them through their website.

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Theguyuk
Theguyuk
5 years ago

Well you can buy Velcro in pound shops in the UK but you still need a IR extender like above. Maybe time for WiFi remotes?

mdel
mdel
5 years ago

So S905X boxes will also be very cheap, expected but nice. @Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft) i haven’t had a chance to look at it, but has amlogic published some linux source updates for the s905x chip ? Or, still talking linux, would the new X features (hw video decoding) work out of the box on an openelec or kodi setup ? Or will some X features be restricted to android and won’t make it to linux ? I understand that the new feature aim at accessing some DRM protected contents and although DRMs and hw decoding are separate technicalities, i was… Read more »

Teiko
Teiko
5 years ago

@mdel

Amlogic source from 2016-05-04 contain VP9 driver in kernel. libplayer in buildroot has VP9 support. Buildroot has new configs, but unsure which is which box. Guessing gxb, gxtvbb, gxl is S905/S905X core. Many dev board configs p200, p201, p211, p212 ..

Userspace video decoding for Amlogic use libplayer own API. This only analyze video file and push ES/TS/PS packet to kernel device.

Amlogic Android is on top of libplayer API. Also gstreamer integration for Linux. Kodi Amlogic port opens kernel devices direct.

Work is done by kernel driver, load microcode and feed packet to VPU. driver/amlogic/amports

mdel
mdel
5 years ago

@Teiko
ok thx for the info, i’ll check the kernel config options of that source tree.

For the moment i’m having fun with the extra cheap (and very tiny) Nexbox A95X (s905, $22 on gearbest) which works really surprisingly well with kodi 16.1 on android 5.1. I’ll test linux or openelec on it too and see how kodi performs there.
That A95X box is going to become my new cheap favorite and replace the beelink x2 (same price but h3 soc) on which i was trying to run my linux setups without great success despite all armbian goodies already available..

psor
psor
5 years ago

@mdel
Where will you get the openelec build for the A95X machine ?

Thanks

pasalar
5 years ago

hi
i have x96. But I have a problem, running movies in kodi,Suddenly out of the program kodi.
It seems Android 6 is very heavy

Is there a new update for x96
Is it possible to install Android 5 or 4 on the device x96

pasalar
5 years ago

I need to link to download the latest update .

I will be grateful if someone help me

goulattack
goulattack
5 years ago


i have the same problem. please for any further news

pasalar
5 years ago

I have problem is on the run apps royal IPTV & IPFOX & Atlas IPTV. Suddenly out of the applications

pasalar
5 years ago

latest update .
http://52.10.143.169/x96/

goulattack
goulattack
5 years ago

@pasalar
how can we install it .do you have fix the problems

pasalar
5 years ago

Problems as well. unsolved

Tester
Tester
5 years ago

hardware keyboards have problems (tested 3 models) – ENTER key not working 🙁

Martin Wilson
Martin Wilson
5 years ago

I bought two of these. Blue light does not come in. Can’t get either to work. Use mains power too

Amine
Amine
5 years ago

Hello Martin
Did you solve the problem I just bought a new s905x x96 and no blue light no boot.

Mark C
Mark C
5 years ago

Kodi crashes all the time, it only runs for a few minutes on stock 6.0.1 firmware. Upon inspection I found it’s only running on 1 out of 4 CPUs. Have you got root files for this box on 6.0.1 please? I want to get all 4 CPUs working to see if that’s why Kodi won’t run.
Also do you have any drivers or software needed to flash? How do you flash this box?
Thanks in advance

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

my x96 has compilation 2160801.16 39 is safe to update

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

my x96 has compilation 2160801.16:39… is safe to update now? please

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

Please need a tutorial how OTA update my x96….

porkapple
porkapple
5 years ago

I saw new update file has been uploaded. FileTime=2016/08/23 Version=1.0.5

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

Unknown errors! Please quit and try it again!…. not download the update .. has major improvements this update? …

Pokmon
Pokmon
5 years ago

I got error when try to install last update over OTA. Eny success upgrade?

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

the update was successful, but has many problems … no Google TV remote, can not integrate USB memory Quasar in Kodi .. dlna is very bad … this new update did faster start and a few changes .. .Thanks for the Work.
And wait many

Leon
Leon
5 years ago

I have a problem with HDMI connection – black screen on tv ( TV Panasonic tx-42as300e)

In other devices working great. Any sugestions?

Szasza
Szasza
5 years ago

@Leon

I have an I have an Nexbox A95X (905x). I guess it is very similar to this.

I have connected it to a projector (Vivitek D511), where it was working.

However it is not working on the following 2 plasma TV-s:

Pioneer PDP-4280XA
Panasonic VIERA TH-42PV60A

Both of the TVs were connected through HDMI.

It shows NO SIGNAL, the screen is black.

It ‘s neither working on the following projector:

EPSON EB-X12

No signal, blue screen.

Igor
Igor
5 years ago

Kodi 16.1 crashing all the time! Also very poor performance WiFi. Network lost unpredictable signal is lost and disconnect. At the same time smartphone shows the excellent quality of wifi reception!
We are waiting for new firmware with fixes.

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

Before updating and after updating do a factory reset and have no problem with kodi … wifi not more than 15 meters and have no conection problems.

Igor
Igor
5 years ago

impossible to update google market (google play) app. pls fix it in new firmware

Boogeymonsir
Boogeymonsir
5 years ago

Most android boxes have reset button in AV port, where is reset button located on x96?

Dano The Mano
Dano The Mano
5 years ago

After watching a film. Go to watch another. KODI crashes out. have to restart KODI. Have inastalled fresh KODI, still does the same. Have done latest updates, still does the same. Anyone have same prob???

Dano The Mano
Dano The Mano
5 years ago

As previously asked, where is the reset button. for toothpick method. ThanX.

Joran
Joran
5 years ago

The reset button is in the AV port

Joran
Joran
5 years ago

Anyone got a flashable image for use with USB Burning Tool for this box ??? cant seem to find it anywhere 🙁

Joran
Joran
5 years ago

if anyone needs the / a flashable firmware that works on this box, here you go: http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2016/08/27/x9-4k-amlogic-s905x-android-6-0-marshmallow-64bittv-box-firmware-20160827/

this is for usb burning tool

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

Juran… this firm Work correct in the x96?

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

please comment as this firm works …

Ren
Ren
5 years ago

@Szasza
It was just an hdmi cable problem, try with another cable better an old one (from 1.0 to 1.3 version)

Joran
Joran
5 years ago

Hey @anavarro, it is not the same firmware as i got on my x96 box from where i purchased it. But it works just fine, there are many “rebranded” x96 boxes around 😛 The IMG file i linked to, works just fine on my x96 box.

Joran
Joran
5 years ago

@anavarro
Hey @anavarro, it is not the same firmware as i got on my x96 box from where i purchased it. But it works just fine, there are many “rebranded” x96 boxes around 😛 The IMG file i linked to, works just fine on my x96 box.

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

thanks Joran … it’s very good to have another option …
the last upgrade of the x96 is worse than the other …
kodi crash, the x96 in safe mode many times … etc etc

Please send pics of the interface and functions

Szasza
Szasza
5 years ago

@Ren

Thank you, I will try that one too.

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

Szasza…please comment the results and the method that you used

Szasza
Szasza
5 years ago

@anavarro
Its not that easy to get such a cable. I have 2 new one, but buying an older 1.1-1.3 is a challenge…

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

Check this metod Szasza https://youtu.be/ZPtmwwEpB3g

Szasza
Szasza
5 years ago

My box is not bricked, only it gets not recognized via HDMI by my Panasonic plasma tv, only A/V.

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

New update 2016/09/27 in progres.
Ota root.zip
????

GeorgeCY
GeorgeCY
5 years ago

hey , there is a starting sound on my x96 before it enters main android screen , does anyone know how to disable that ?

Dustin Wheat
Dustin Wheat
4 years ago

Oh my gosh I hate that sound too!!

Dany
Dany
5 years ago

Bonjour.
Je désire me procurer la tv box x96 Android 6.0 2gb , j aimerais savoir si vous me l’a conseillé . Est elle équipée du bluetooth?
Merci

mu
mu
5 years ago

Hi there, I would like to make sure there is a power button on this box. Thank you.

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

The box not contains a power button …. turn off from the remote control

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

The new update its fine but kodi crash … i install SPMC… very very good!!

Julian
Julian
5 years ago

Update done and it still kicks/crashes on kodi and spmc

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

to avoid problems I factory reset.
Don’t work CEC…
Kodi si old and crash.

Julian
Julian
5 years ago

Have also tried the factory reset route still no luck ?

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

I can not load the new update? or your box died?

Mimi
Mimi
5 years ago

I want the original Android notification bar in the high of screen because i dont like his launcher .what is the solution?
because change launcher dont work

Tim
Tim
5 years ago

I would not recommend this box until they fix the AMCODEC on off position. it causes noticeable video frame loss and stuttering at 1080p, i have a bunch of these boxes…. total crap until they come up with a fix for this, has anyone ever figured out how to get it stable with the AMCODEC on in the kodi video settings? (watch a video with it on and then try it with it off you will understand very fast about what I mean.)

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

totally agree … this box NO plays HD .. is not true that Widevine is certified NETFLIX WILL NOT PLAY IN HD …

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

The most bad update WIFI DISCONECTION KODI CRASHES

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

no update is the worst update

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

It is really impossible to use with the new firmware …
off wifi
kodi crash
no write permissions to micro usb usb
very bad firmware worst
please fix it
thanks

mu
mu
5 years ago

Kodi crashes when you delete the version alreaidy installed in the box and you install it fresh from Play Store. To avoid this, you’ll have to factory reset and keep the version of Kodi. (By the way, the october firmware update let you have access to Play Store and it’s rooted. So fat, it seems they provide monthly updates, appreciable effort). Now, if you don’t like the configuration of Kodi as it is with all its useless addons, you go to parameters -> applications -> you select Kodi and you delete data. I have not tested Wifi. I am quite… Read more »

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

thanks for your comment I could stabilize kodi removing amcodec option in the configuration … I could not disconnections wifi … be nice enable write permissions in microsd and usb .. I also appreciate the effort, but I think we should try more time before.

harkaman
harkaman
5 years ago

I need stock rom for this box, X96 Amlogic S905X. Where can i find it? Please help.

harkaman
harkaman
5 years ago

I had backup rom before. i mistakely deleted. if any one have backup Rom. that can be help also

harkaman
harkaman
5 years ago

I cannot donwload.I don’t have username and pass. I tried to make one, but not possible. Any idea how can I download
Shenzhen Tomato X96 firmware: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1b0PCrc password:hp7u

harkaman
harkaman
5 years ago

Now. i can download. Download speed is very slow. I have one more box som need rom img file. KM8 AMLogic S905X. Where can i FInd it I tried google. But still no luck. Do you have this also

harkaman
harkaman
5 years ago


I cannot read all. but I click something, then i got 4mb/s download speed. Now all done. Box running fine. Thanks alot.

KM8 S905x firmware
I don’t fine file which i can burn with usb tool. I need that PLease help.

harkaman
harkaman
5 years ago



I cannot read all. but I click something, then i got 4mb/s download speed. Now all done. Box running fine. Thanks alot.

KM8 S905x firmware
I don’t fine file which i can burn with usb tool. I need that PLease help.

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

@Harkaman look this post up …

Joran
September 13th, 2016 at 18:54 | #36
Reply | Quote

if anyone needs the / a flashable firmware that works on this box, here you go: http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2016/08/27/x9-4k-amlogic-s905x-android-6-0-marshmallow-64bittv-box-firmware-20160827/

this is for usb burning tool

@anavarro
please comment as this firm works …

@anavarro
Hey @anavarro, it is not the same firmware as i got on my x96 box from where i purchased it. But it works just fine, there are many “rebranded” x96 boxes around ? The IMG file i linked to, works just fine on my x96 box.

Alejandro
Alejandro
5 years ago

Hello

I need some help, i got a leelbox Q3 Pro, need to update to the lastest firmware or restore it.

the box dont load.

Thanks in advance

KAREKA
KAREKA
5 years ago

Good morning everyone
I also had problems with my x96 in wifi and kodi. Yesterday installed firmware nexbox was all 100% but the remote control stopped working.
I installed the other http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2016/08/27/x9-4k-amlogic-s905x-android-6-0-marshmallow-64bittv-box-firmware-20160827/ firmware
But the remote control does not work, already tested another remote command equal and nothing.
Can anyone give me a hand to get the remote control to operate.
thank you

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

Test the app update & backup with the firm of x96 update…. select wipe data and wipe media selected the firmware.zip
http://52.10.143.169/x96/ download the update.zip
I hope to work your box

KAREKA
KAREKA
5 years ago

good day anavarro
thanks for the help but the box remains the same.
not the way to get a box of origin, do a full reset?
I used the program in USB_Burning_Tool firmwares ke had installed.
thank you

mu
mu
5 years ago

One solution would be to use another remote with a usb plug such as an air mouse. The opportunity to get a good one 🙂

KAREKA
KAREKA
5 years ago

good evening
already I bought a remote with a USB plug
Thank you for your help
But I wonder why the malfunction.

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

From time ti time the TV loos the dark kolors and show light blue and light orange colors. When I disconnect HDMI and reconnect it gets fine again for a while. I already replace the HDMI cable. Where is the problem?
Where can I get a printable user manual with step by step guidance?

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago


Thank you for quick advise. I will look in my SONY Bravia

mu
mu
5 years ago

@KAREKA
hey, suddenly today, i happened to have the same issue with my X96: does not respond to the remote 🙁 very annoying!
I reinitialised it but in vain…
Any solution ?

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

@KAREKA
That happened to me … and I fixed it by disconnecting and connecting the adapter ir…

mu
mu
5 years ago

@anavarro
Great 🙂 Thank you!

mu
mu
5 years ago

If i may, i would like to submit another question: i have 2 audio devices connected to the box via the 2 USB ports. I could not find a way to toggle the audio output from one device to the other.
Is it possible to do it and, if so, how ?
thank you for your help

KAREKA
KAREKA
5 years ago

@anavarro
Good Morning
Can you explain how I did it?
My remote control was great but when I changed firmware it stopped working soon I already tested another command and it is still the same.
Someone help me?
Thank you

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

@KAREKA
Disconnect everything just leave hdmi …
Do a factory restoration …
Connect the IR extender …..

mrjeffny
mrjeffny
5 years ago

@harkaman

How do I download this file from panbaidu

https://pan.baidu.com/s/1b0PCrc

thx

KAREKA
KAREKA
5 years ago

@anavarro
Good Morning
I’ve tried it in several ways and it does not give anything.
What firmware do you install?

MrWood
MrWood
5 years ago


Thank you for the links!

I have one question though, Which folder is for the 1g/8g model x96?

i dont want to flash the incorrect firmware and there is one folder which is labelled as both

KAREKA
KAREKA
5 years ago

Good morning people
I got flashed X96_AP6330.7z again to get the IR remote control.
Now I would like to know the most suitable firmware without losing the IR remote control.
I thank you for the help, thank you.

mrag
mrag
5 years ago

hello,i have read in a forum from russia about this box..they have system.apk that can give a notification drawer and bottom bar to this box.but i cannot download from there.somebody had that file and can share here.thanks

mrag
mrag
5 years ago

i thought in that forum we need to be a member first before had access to any file.

commax
commax
5 years ago

My X96 box does not have the navigation bar (home , back , recent apps).
I change to nova launcher and install “simple control” app from play store,
when I click the recent apps button , it does not show the recent apps screen.
Is it normal?
How to fix it?

peter
peter
5 years ago

myx96 box has a problem is KODI be muted, I don’t know how to fix it, any suggestion of for help?

hans
hans
5 years ago

Is there any luck to have the option “Force RGB” in the firmware? Because I have problem with a Sony LCD, it’s from time to time purple and i must to change the HDMI port to get it normaly. Any help will be very good.

peter
peter
5 years ago

it’s only KODI

hans
hans
5 years ago

I had doing all this in the few past days, but i had no luck. It’s maybe preferable to add this option in the firmware (In kernel linux and in the Screen Menu).

peter
peter
5 years ago

i did,but it wasn’t working.

prison77
prison77
5 years ago

I can not open play store There has to pass the old version to open once, then again it does not work.

nmou
nmou
5 years ago

prison77 :
I can not open play store There has to pass the old version to open once, then again it does not work.

Same here

nmou
nmou
5 years ago

unfortunately, google play store has stopped 🙁

nmou
nmou
5 years ago

Installing the last play store apk from apkmirror.com didnt solve the problem …

nmou88
nmou88
5 years ago

I noticed that I dont have “OTA” application and I dont know why, so I suppose the box is not updated
Someone help !!!

anavarro
anavarro
5 years ago

nmou88
Easy … restore the system

Igor
Igor
5 years ago

New firmware is not present, support is finished? Where can I download the 1.0.9? The latest version I do not like

Melittamann
Melittamann
5 years ago

nmou :
unfortunately, google play store has stopped

Same day, Same problem. ????

@nmou88: Did the Restore fix the Playstoreproblem?

prison77
prison77
5 years ago

It is very disturbing,google play does not work

Igor
Igor
5 years ago

prison77 :
It is very disturbing,google play does not work

download last version from here http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=203803&st=12540#entry55717573 rename downloaded apk to Phonesky.apk and via root explorer put it in a directory system/priv-app/Phonesky
and restart device

prison77
prison77
5 years ago

I tried the Root File Manager, ES File Explorer, Explorer, no access

sony4253
sony4253
5 years ago

Install

com.android.vending_7.3.07.K-all_0_PR_139935798-80730700_minAPI14(240,320,480dpi)

and

com.google.android.gms_10.0.84_(234-137749526)-10084234_minAPI21(armeabi-v7a)(240dpi)

search here http://www.apkmirror.com/

Google Play Store runs perfectly

sony4253
sony4253
5 years ago

Hallo

Ist jemand zufällig aus der deutschsprachigen Ecke zum gegenseitigen Erfahrungsaustausch und Hilfe ?

George
George
5 years ago

@prison77 The only fix for the google market problem i found is flashing the box with custom Rom. You need to download http://4pda.ru/pages/go/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyadi.sk%2Fd%2FGzQUC_LkvYuXC&e=53312681 than you have to extract the x96_c_nn_SDcard.rar into freshly formatted to FAT 32 Micro SD card. Afterwards insert the SD Card into your x96 box and go to UPDATE&BACKUP app. Under Wipe data / Wipe media click on select option and choose x96_107_custom_by_nn.zip than just Hit update and wait like 5-10min. Keep in mind that this rom comes with notification bar, navigation bar and nova launcher. For the best experience i suggest installing this launcher https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.squarehome2 I… Read more »

prison77
prison77
5 years ago

sony4253 :
Install
com.android.vending_7.3.07.K-all_0_PR_139935798-80730700_minAPI14(240,320,480dpi)
and
com.google.android.gms_10.0.84_(234-137749526)-10084234_minAPI21(armeabi-v7a)(240dpi)
search here http://www.apkmirror.com/
Google Play Store runs perfectly

Thanks, worked perfectly.

sony4253
sony4253
5 years ago

Hello – Kodi 16 is very unstable and crashes after a movie and must be sutured again – Is Kodi 17 more stable? And if so which Kodi must be taken? ARMv7a (32bit)? – x86? – ARMv8A (64bit)?

sony4253
sony4253
5 years ago

For problems with Kodi and it crashes the setting in Kodi change.

System -> Video -> Acceleration

Then switch off the AMCODEC.

With me, Kodi now runs super and does not crash anymore. Try it

Tex0817
Tex0817
5 years ago

Has anyone successfully installed Kodi Krypton RC2 to the X96? I have tried both installing over 16.1 and uninstalling 16.1 first and neither works. Always ends in “Installation failed” after crunching for a bit. Is there something I am missing here?

Przemek
Przemek
5 years ago

Good morning, or under X96 can be connected Bluetooth adapter, so to play on the wireless game controller (pad)?

Tex0817
Tex0817
5 years ago

I don’t know about a wireless gamepad, but I use a BT keyboard with usb dongle and it works very well.

_Gigino_
_Gigino_
5 years ago

Hello,
what is the difference between the two USB ports, as they have two different colors?
Thank you.

Obelix
Obelix
5 years ago

Bought 3 of the X96 boxes from 2 sellers. 2 of them work fine and accepted updates through the OTA app. But the last one has some weird kernel on it that does not update. + Play store stopped working. (deleting updates and other options does not work as normally would in similar situations) working version is: kernel 3.14.29 build nr 20161122.11:27 non working: kernel 3.14.29 [email protected] #8 build nr MHC19J.20161117 test-keys This version also does NOT have the OTA app but some weird 2013 update tool. I tried to use the update.zip with this app from the working version… Read more »

_Gigino_
_Gigino_
5 years ago


In fact it was what I knew myself. The doubt arose seeing a white USB port and the other black. See photos:
https://postimg.org/image/qaom5t1p9/
By the way, in my X96 2/16GB, the reset button is located inside the AV jack.
What is the procedure for the hard reset?
Thanks for the answers

dt488
dt488
5 years ago

@Tex0817 Sign up for kodi beta tester and kodi v17 will be available in the playstore within minutes

Gabri
Gabri
5 years ago

Hello,
for those experiencing crashes with KODI try to install SPMC
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.semperpax.spmc16
SPMC is a KODI fork optimized for AMLOGIC devices, much faster and stable.

Bye

Wil
Wil
5 years ago

@Obelix

Did you get it working again with the update.zip file?

Amine
Amine
5 years ago

I just bought a new TvBox x96 2Go/16go no blue light and blinking red light from behind no picture with Sony tv any idea?

riesjart
riesjart
5 years ago

@hans
hi hans, commenting on your message of 12-12-2016, same problem here, on my philips tv. i think ‘force RGB’ could solve the problem; it did when i had the same problem connecting my desktop (with amd radeon hd5450, in which i could switch to RGB) to the philips tv. did you already find (another) solution for the problem?

Giuseppe
Giuseppe
5 years ago

Good morning
I bought this box x96 everything’s ok I just have a little problem on some applications iptv type I does not make me perfect player, then copy and paste. Someone can help me ??? I have the build 20161122.11: 27
Thank you

Gil
Gil
5 years ago

@riesjart

Same problem here with a Philips TV.
I tried running libreELEC latest firmwear and did not find anywhere the otion of turning on the “force rgb” option at the menues.
Or maybe it is configuered to do that automaticly?

hans
hans
5 years ago

@riesjart
Hi, the only solution is to use HDMI to VGA Adapter Converter Cable with audio. I have commanded a one, and I’ll describe my adventure with this converter soon.

riesjart
riesjart
4 years ago

@hans
hi hans, the x96 also has a 3,5mm jackconnection. i tried that one, with a 3,5mm to 3xRCA-cable (video and audio; white, yellow, red). it works, but the quality is very poor. i’m curious if your hdmi to vga + audio will work to your satisfaction! please keep me informed. i also sent an email to [email protected] a couple of days ago – asking if they can put a ‘force rgb’-option in a new firmwareversion – but they didn’t respond yet.

Obelix
Obelix
4 years ago

@Boogeymonsir
use toothpick on IR opening.
has switch at the end

mauro
mauro
4 years ago

i need firmware for x96….the tv box don’t run i have os 6.0.1 with ram 2gb + 16 gb

theguyuk
theguyuk
4 years ago

People keep mentioning the Amlogic RGB probldm with older Sony, Philips TV.

I don’t have X96 but I am aware of previous threads on Odroid and Wetek forums.

http://www.wetekforums.com/v/index.php?p=/discussion/28054/solved-solarized-colors

and

http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=144&t=21780&sid=e8df1e6960d9a9b366f17ddd3f637da4

I am using a s912 Alfawise s92 with latest OTA update and that has screen colour space option in display settings. YUV, RGB

hans
hans
4 years ago

@riesjart
Hi again,
Yes the quality of AV Jack is very poor. But using the Hdmi to VGA is good, i’m using this converter now for two days in it’s OK.
The quality is 1920 X 1080 60Hz, the quality is good.
Good luck

ContraNL
ContraNL
4 years ago

@Obelix and @Wil, did you find a rooted firmware for the box with:

kernel 3.14.29 [email protected] #8
build nr MHC19J.20161117 test-keys

I have two of these boxes but I can’t find a way to root them seeing I can’t find a firmware that works on this box.
Hope you found a solution

prison77
prison77
4 years ago

When I receive messages via messenger pop-ups appear on the screen. These pop-ups do not disappear with restart.Mai than anyone has this problem?

ivan
ivan
4 years ago

I got my X96 today, and remote controller is not working…….. 🙁
has anyone found a way to fix this problem ?

because i got also another remote controller with usb IR receiver, but again when the box is in standby mode it wont turn on….

tnx

ivan
ivan
4 years ago

yes, you understand correctly. can you tell me is it possible is some way get power to usb when device is in standby mode ? and i have another question, i have one another IR cable which gets the power in standby mode because led light of IR cable is turned on. so i tought i could wire the ir cable with usb cable and then connect usb dongle of seperate remote control, could this work ? Thank you

riesjart
riesjart
4 years ago

@hans
hi hans, thanks for your info; i will now also order a hdmi to vga + audio converter

anavarro
anavarro
4 years ago

My x96 is working fine … I can extract the remote.conf file and you can put it inside / etc ….. it can work

ivan
ivan
4 years ago

@anavarro

please can you do that ?

tnx

anavarro
anavarro
4 years ago

I think it will work … put it in ….. root / etc
Please comment if I work for you
luck…..

https://www.4shared.com/rar/334AqzVvce/remotecofx96.html

boomer
boomer
4 years ago

Hi, I put my X96 on limited profile. And it’s done, i cannot do anything. Help me please, Tell me what to do to go out from these profile. Don’t Tell me about the basic settings, not works. Help, please.

Przemek
Przemek
4 years ago

Hello Team,

please help… My Google play app again it does not work. I have version: 7.5.08.M-xhdpi [8] [PR] 146162341

please tell me what is the current version od android in x96? i have: MHC19J.20161117 test-keys

and last problem with Netflix – it does not work. version: 4.13.2 build 14565

please help!

Radek
Radek
4 years ago

Cześć. Rozwiązałem może problem z niedziałający mam sklep Google Play?

prison77
prison77
4 years ago

Google Play does not work again

dennis
dennis
4 years ago

for play store, search google for play store apk. there are plenty of versions around and i fixed the problem by trying to install a few different versions over it. my x96 is now running a custom firmware so i cannot see anymore which version of play store fixed the problem. http://androidapksfree.com/devapk/google-inc/google-play-store/ i believe it was 7.2.13.J-all [0] [PR] from that site. if not, i bet it was 1 of the 5 most recent versions.

kakha
kakha
4 years ago

hello.iwant some help about my tv box.when i turn on my x96 tv box there is only red light and on the tv screen is not signal.what can i do in this situation?please

Jose Arriagada
Jose Arriagada
4 years ago

Como puedo resetear mi x96?. Cambie mi perfil de usuario administrador a restringido, y ahora no puedo restaurarlo, que puedo hacer? O como puedo resetearlo?

anavarro
anavarro
4 years ago

Deja presionado el botón de reset en el orificio de AV… conecta a la corriente… y te aparecerá el menú de recuperación de android…

gizmomelb
gizmomelb
4 years ago

which USB port do I connect to my PC please so I can use the USB Burning Tool to upgrade firmware? Thank you.

dennis
dennis
4 years ago

http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s905x/others-aml-s905x/firmware-roms-tools-bx/586682-firmware-update-mini-m8s-ii-4k-smart-tv-box-amlogic-s905x-2-8gb-wifi-10-100-lan-bt

this custom rom from xannytech is the best rom available for all p212 motherboard based devices including the x96. it beats every stock rom without a doubt.

prison77
prison77
4 years ago

How to update kodi version 17 ?

Yuri
Yuri
4 years ago

My x96 keep switching to restricted profile automatically. Did you fix it? I have the same problem. Can’t switch back to full profile@boomer

Brent
Brent
4 years ago

Is there a long one (6-8 ft) that I can use to connect my Nexbox so I can hide it out of sight?

shaggy
shaggy
4 years ago

@ContraNL
builds with that kernel are fake x96 that x96 is 1GB instead of 2Gb

got also a x96 with that vincent kernel and android shows 2Gb but the hardware is 4x2gb chips so 1Gig ram

hubbell
hubbell
4 years ago

my x96 does not work on kodi.16.1,I have tried to make it work.do I need to install kodi 17.1 and again how do I connect BT on this box.

shaggy
shaggy
4 years ago

@Przemek
is your kernel also [email protected] ?

open your box and check your memoryconfiguration

i think that that image is a tempered one that fakes the memory

i also got one x96 on armbian forum i posted a picture of the board but not much respons

but i think that one with that kernel is a tempered one

if you boot armbian or libreelec from sd you notice the memory difference

prison77
prison77
4 years ago

I have the following problem, I always change the language in Chinese

prison77
prison77
4 years ago

We reset the factory, the problem persists, the opening appears in Chinese.

prison77
prison77
4 years ago

The same symptoms, does anyone have another idea?

prison77
prison77
4 years ago

cnxsoft :
@prison77
Have you disabled HDMI CEC on the box, then your TV? Some boxes force the language when it is enabled.

Thanks, I disconnected HDMI CEC from tvbox and it worked.I’m trying to disconnect from tv. You’re a big man.

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

@anavarro
I tried it already, but no luck. It’s still not response….Can someone give me link for stock firmware, at least I have somethg if I want my IR remote back.tq

Flixxx
Flixxx
4 years ago

What’s the recommended app for getting an on-screen power off switch? This box doesn’t have the customary toolbar so I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thx.

Jete
3 months ago

I just bought this Shenzhen Tomato X96 TV Box and it performs very well.

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