The vast majority of octa-core Android TV Boxes sold on the market comes with 2GB RAM, but Amlogic S912 based R-Box Pro TV box was interesting with its 3GB RAM option (aka R-Box Pro 3G), as I wondered if I would see any noticeable improvements during my tests with the extra RAM. We’ve already confirmed the the hardware comes with 3GB RAM using 2x 1GB + 2x 512MB RAM chips configuration in the first part of the review last month, and it’s now time to check out whether this translates to anything in Android, as well as go through the usual hard-to-get features to work like automatic frame rate switching and HD audio pass-through.
First Boot, Firmware Update, and First Impressions
One positive with the device is the four USB ports, so this time I did not need an USB hub at all, and connected a USB HDD, two RF dongles for an air mouse and gamepad, as well as a USB keyboard to take screenshots. I completed the hardware setup with Ethernet and HDMI cables, and plugged the power supply to boot the device. Boot time is rather slow compared to competitors at about one minute.
The launcher used is exactly the same as on Rikomagic MK22, and the list of apps is also quite similar with IPTV apps such as Mobdro, Netflix, FilmOn Live, and UkTVNow.
I had no troubles with the settings when configuring WiFi and Ethernet, and the system kept the video output resolution I set (3840x2160p60) even between reboot. Part of the 16GB flash is used for the operating system, and the user still get 11.38 GB to play with, and at the end of the review after installing apps and some copying files, I only had used 3.26 GB.
Nevertheless, this is 2016, and OTA firmware update is now working on most TV boxes, even some cheaper ones, so manufacturers should not expect end users to work with tools reserved to factory workers…
I had no problems using both Google Play and Amazon Underground to install apps. The remote control worked well enough up to 8 meters, and I could turn on and off the box with it.
Power handling is properly implemented with power off and standby modes, but the latter is pretty much useless based on the power consumption values I got on my power meter (with all USB devices connected as shown in top photo):
- Power Off – 0.0 watt
- Standby – 6.4 watts (USB HDD still on, Box LED is red)
- Idle – 6.2 watts (Box LED is blue)
The case top and bottom temperatures were respectively 41 and 51 °C max after Antutu 6.x benchmark, and after 15 minutes playing Riptide GP2, they rose to 42°C and 60°C respectively. The game performance was constant over time, and about the same as on other Amlogic S912 with highest resolution settings, i.e. not perfect, but playable.
Since one of the first thing I do with a new box is to check for new firmware, not having OTA firmware update, nor a simple SD card or USB flash drive ZIP firmware is not a good way to start. Sadly, even after the frustration of flash a new firmware, I had sluggishness issues with some apps show the “App is not responsive window” aking to wait or kill the app a bit more often than I’m comfortable with, and as we’ll see below my Kodi experience was one of the worse with 4K videos and audio pass-through. I certainly did not feel any benefit of having 3GB RAM over 2GB RAM with this device, as I was hoping the extra read/write buffer for the storage might improve the performance, but the opposite happened, likely because of sub-optimized firmware.
4K and Audio pass-through in Kodi 17.0 and DRM Info
The firmware I used for review (October 13, 2016) comes with Kodi 17.0-Alpha3 built on July 31, 2016 with TVaddons installed. I connected to my video samples SAMBA share and started testing some 4K videos:
- HD.Club-4K-Chimei-inn-60mbps.mp4 (H.264, 30 fps) – OK
- sintel-2010-4k.mkv (H.264, 24 fps, 4096×1744) – OK
- Beauty_3840x2160_120fps_420_8bit_HEVC_MP4.mp4 (H.265) – OK
- Bosphorus_3840x2160_120fps_420_8bit_HEVC_MP4.mp4 (H.265) – OK
- Jockey_3840x2160_120fps_420_8bit_HEVC_TS.ts (H.265) – OK
- MHD_2013_2160p_ShowReel_R_9000f_24fps_RMN_QP23_10b.mkv (10-bit HEVC) – OK
- phfx_4KHD_VP9TestFootage.webm (VP9) – Won’t play, stays in UI
- BT.2020.20140602.ts (Rec.2020 compliant video; 36 Mbps; 59.97 Hz) – OK
- big_buck_bunny_4k_H264_30fps.mp4 – Started well, but after 30 seconds or so the image intermittently froze from time to time
- big_buck_bunny_4k_H264_60fps.mp4 – Not smooth, and audio delay (hardware does not support this type of video)
- Fifa_WorldCup2014_Uruguay-Colombia_4K-x265.mp4 (4K, H.265, 60 fps) – OK (although video did not seem as sharp as usual)
- Samsung_UHD_Dubai_10-bit_HEVC_51.4Mbps.ts (10-bit HEVC / MPEG-4 AAC) – OK
- Astra-11479_V_22000-Canal+ UHD Demo 42.6 Mbps bitrate.ts (10-bit H.265 from DVB-S2 stream) – OK
- Ducks Take Off [2160p a 243 Mbps].mkv (4K H.264 @ 29.97 fps; 243 Mbps; no audio) – Not smooth
- tara-no9-vp9.webm (4K VP9 YouTube video @ 60 fps, Vorbis audio) – Won’t play, stays in UI
- The.Curvature.of.Earth.4K.60FPS-YT-UceRgEyfSsc.VP9.3840×2160.OPUS.160K.webm (4K VP9 @ 60 fps + opus audio) – Won’t play, stays in UI
Most people probably don’t have VP9 videos, but considering one of the key selling on Amlogic S912 over Amlogic S905 is hardware video decoding support for VP9, it’s quite an unexpected issue, especially it is working on other Amlogic S912 TV boxes I tested so far.
Unsurprisingly, automatic frame rate switching is not working either…
I continued testing Kodi with HDMI pass-through to Onkyo TX-NR636 AV receiver was quite a disaster:
- AC3 / Dolby Digital 5.1 – Audio OK (Dolby D 5.1), but video not smooth
- E-AC-3 / Dolby Digital+ 5.1 – OK
- Dolby Digital+ 7.1 – PCM 2.0
- TrueHD 5.1 – PCM 2.0
- TrueHD 7.1 – PCM 2.0
- Dolby Atmos 7.1 – PCM 2.0
- DTS HD Master – Black screen and no audio
- DTS HD High Resolution – Black screen and no audio
- DTS:X – Black screen and no audio (not supported by Onkyo TX-NR636, but should normally be heard as DTS-HD MA)
The box supports Widevine Security Level 3 DRM, which should allow for SD playback of some premium video services, but not HD or UHD.
WiFi and Internal Storage Benchmark
I’ve copied a 278 MB file between the internal storage and a SAMBA server using ES File Explorer in both direction in order to estimate WiFi performance. R-Box Pro support 802.11n and 802.11ac WiFi, so I tested both on different routers, and the system achieved 1.4 MB/s throughput using 802.11n, and 2.0 MB/s for 802.11ac on average.
I measure Internal storage performance with A1SD bench, and the eMMC flash used in R-Box Pro delivered 39.28 MB/s read speed, and 19.31 MB/s write speed. Not the best, but those values should be enough to have responsive firmware in most conditions. So the slow loading apps issue if most probably due to a firmware/software issue then a problem with the hardware itself.
R-Box Pro 3G System Info and Antutu Benchmark
The board name is q6330, exactly the same as Rikomagic MK22, so I’d expect the firmware between those models to be very similar. R-Box manufacturer releases different firmware with their 2GB and 3GB RAM version however. CPU-Z also reports Amlogic S912 is an octa-core Cortex A53 clocked at 1.51 GHz with a Mali-T820MP GPU. 3 GB RAM is detected, or more exactly 2810 MB taking into account the hardware buffers), with 11.38 GB storage available to the user.
I ran Antutu 6.x to verify the performance, and 39,846 points is about what we’ve come to expect from Amlogic S912 TV boxes, with some devices getting as high as 42,000+ points.
I was intrigued with R-Box Pro 3G because of its 3GB RAM, but I ended getting the worse Amlogic S912 TV box of the six models I’ve reviewed so far. OTA firmware is not working, the company does not seem to have a webpage for firmware, so I had to look on the Internet to find something on GeekBuying, with only IMG firmware requiring some Windows tools, or building your own parser in Linux in order to flash it. Clearly not user friendly. Kodi 17.0-alpha3 is installed in the box, and the list of issues is impressive: Vp9 videos can’t play, some 4K H.264 @ 30 fps video won’t play smoothly, automatic frame rate switching is not working either, and I only managed to get audio pass-through in Kodi work for a Dolby Digital 5.1 with some DTS-HD videos just showing a black screen. WiFi performance is rather weak both using 802.11n and 802.11ac WiFi, and the apps are not always loading very fast, leading the system to ask whether to wait or kill the apps. I’m pretty sure I missed some issues, but needless to say the company has a lot of work to do to make it a worthwhile device.
Kingnovel provided R-Box Pro 3G for review, and resellers & distributors can contact the company via their website. Individuals should probably not buy the device at this stage, but you can still purchase it for about $70 and up on GeekBuying,and Aliexpress. Note that the 2GB RAM version is often sold side-by-side with the 3GB RAM version, and price starts at $66.
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.
117 Replies to “R-Box Pro 3G Android TV Box Review – Part 2: Android 6.0 Firmware”
The “wireless update” app you mentioned, is that the same one that Blu is having issues with? http://bluproducts.com/security/
The logo is different, so I guess it must be another app. There’s also no space in the name: “WirelessUpdate”
… that firmware is terrible. I’d recommend users at least update to the November 11/07 firmware linked here:
EDIT: As a mere benchmark, the results for an S912 running Android 6.0 with good firmware should be between 45-46K on Antutu 6.x
Do you have the change log for this November 07 firmware?
I have used aml_s912_q6330-R-BOX-PRO-3gddr-mac-20161015.img. It broke the Standby command as shown in this review “Standby – 6.4 watts”. I remembered the original firmware gave me <1 watt (my watt meter shows 0 watt, it does not show decimal number), the LED light can be turned off as well.
… nope, no change log, sorry. I did see there’s also another dated the 27th.
Do you have the link to the 27th firmware release page or the firmware download link? Thanks.
… this one is dated the 27th. Hope it helps.
Thanks, will try one of these.
How can i download ???
Shomari another link adress?
… would you like me to upload to a mirror?
Hey what I mean is that i do not get downloaded and does not have a username on the link and translated from china language.
Do you have a direct link where I can download the latest software?
You don’t need a username/password for baidu, just click on the download button “下載” at the top.
If the connection is unstable, Baidu Exporter might help -> http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/01/14/downloading-files-on-baidu-or-via-http-bittorrent-or-metalink-in-linux-with-baiduexporter-aria2-and-yaaw/
Of course if Shomari or somebody else can provide a mirror link then it would help 🙂
Here can you download the latest firmware:
Don’t look at the date in the url. It is a page with also the latest firmware dated 18 nov. 2016.
for me the untutu score went up with with 2000 points. Did not had the time yet to test further.
Try a different web browser, I don’t see “下載” using Chrome and Firefox but Opera Android browser shows “下載” .
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/43467761/r-box/Burn_Card_Maker.zip this file is used for making the sdcard bootable with the imagefile for updating
I used this for S912 q6330 instead of usb cable
this is the latest firmware i could find and it rocks no more kicking off Kodi and now with screenshot ,Kodi 17 is working fine with Dimitrology build (echo wizard communitybuild) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/43467761/r-box/aml_s912_q6330-R-BOX-PRO-3gddr-mac-20161015.img hope you can use it
Hi Kurt, Tried to download it three time, always failed at 29%. Is it the same .img file as http://www.mediafire.com/file/1qjwnd8areplxkt/PC.rar which is referred from http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2016/09/27/r-box-pro-amlogic-s912-tv-box-firmware-20160927/?
Hmmm weird no its not the same file my file is “13102016 ” maybe i should try to upload to my dropbox again
Please try this instead Frank i have zipped the file so you have to unzip to a directory on your harddisk ,then start the burncardmaker as i uploaded insert a sdcard in your cardreader and the try to figger the chinese language out in the prg
Thanks Kurt. I got your file downloaded successfully. When I did a hex compare with the un-rar-ed .img file from http://www.mediafire.com/file/1qjwnd8areplxkt/PC.rar , they have the same contents. When PC.rar is un-rar-ed, it gives the same file name as yours.
Sorry Shomari i dont know how to download your file i really dont speak or read chinese
Sorry this is to complicated for me to read and understand howto
I’ll upload the files to another host that’ll be easier for you to navigate. .
Check back later for links
@Kurt Berg Denmark
Provided you use a PC to download the file, you can click on the icon reading “下載(533.6MB)” in the link provided by Shomari. The download should start within a few seconds, no login, no questions asked.
Hi i live in Norway i can not download “下載(533.6MB)”
then I downloaded just one pan.baidu exe program??
… 12/03 | https://mega.nz/#!uUQ2HZiB!Jrp36yv89etWWsb8COn2wvU4jlxuktclq4Cka4b9_Co
I’ll upload the other builds later..
Thanks Shomari this link from mega.nz works good to download from..
only q6330 3g software tested work on my R-BOX PRO 3gddr?
Thankyou Shomari for uploading .I found a script for chrome so now i can download from baidu have a nice day (i am from Denmark)
Hey Jan -Ivar did you get the update up running ,i tryed but i got red x in the andriod when i try use the sdcardoption what did you used for Shomaris update ? Sdcard or USB A-A ?
@Kurt Berg Denmark
Same problem only q6330 3g software works ok.
I hope shomari have newest software S912 q6330 3g R-BOX PRO
And not the 8723 this not works for my box
@Kurt Berg Denmark
Same problem only s912 q6330 3g software works ok.
And not the 8723 this not works for my box
aml_s912_8723bs_yuenanTpS8(2016_12_03)mac.img from aml_s912_(2016_12_03)mac.rar is about 300 MB smaller than other R-Box Pro images. That is why I did not want to try it.
Same here Frank and Jan-Ivar i did a recover to my old 13102016 i think Shomaris file is for another r-box than ours
… sorry about that mismatch guys; I’ll upload only the q6330 firmware from now on. I’ll upload them shortly
Thankyou Shomari we look forward to it have a nice day
… no problem; here’s the 11/07 dated firmware.
If you’d still like the firmware dated 10/27, let me know. Good luck
… 10/27 q6330 firmware
Both firmware files are for CSA93 TV box, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPoJ8xrZad4 and https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/CSA93-Amlogic-S912-Octa-Core-Android-6-0-TV-Box-RAM-3GB-ROM-32GB-2-4GHZ/1805266_32743367199.html. I think they have the same or similar q6330 motherboard. I have flashed the one in post #42 (which is the same as in post #3). The boot up logo is the same as in the first link Youtube video and it does not have the very loud sound. It is good for me because I don’t need to turn down the TV volume during boot up.
Thankyou @Shomari i have tryed both files on my 3gb q6330 updated with usbcable a-a its running
i am back on old image again somebody else have tried Shomaris imagefiles ? I had to move my mouse to avoiding my screen going into darkness when i saw a movie
@Kurt Berg Denmark
There might be a screensaver enabled in the settings, try to disable it if possible.
just wondering if that has the same motherboard as the H96pro+
The photo for R-Box Pro board can be seen @ http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/10/01/review-of-r-box-pro-tv-box-with-3gb-ram-part-1-unboxing-and-teardown/.
I’m not sure about H96 Pro+ board photos, but if you have one you could compare.
Another way to get is using the board number via CPU-Z or other apps. For R-Box Pro it’s q6330. You also need to make sure the memory, storage, and WiFi module are the same to increase the probability that one firmware will work on another box.
I tryed that but couldnt find anything in the setup
Close very Close thanks the boards are identical in photos Rbox has better heat sinks H96pro+ board # Q9377 few of chips have diffent numbers . http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s912/610437-alfawise-h96-pro-android-6-0-3-32gb-gig-lan-dual-wifi-and-bt
@Kurt Berg Denmark
I have no problem with my new firmware CSA93 07/11-2016
Wi-fi 5Mzh 2,4Mzh also works, and Netflix, works 100%
some versions of the R-box pro use to Q9377 motherboard ends up I was right
Have you tried Kodi coz only in Kodi i have problems with that image now im on the same image than you so im try to figger out whats wrong inside Kodi .Have you tried any benchmark ?
I have an image for your box from another factory, dated 11/29. I can upload if interested
I saw that people sell R-BOX PRO with android 7 does anyone has it? I have 2gb version.
don’t get the r-box. The wifi barely works and the 2gb version will not stream very well.
@Kurt Berg Denmark
NO has not tested Kodi but deleted youtube and let into the latest from play., this does not work properly
Hi Shomari nice if you upload it here 29/11 is it q6330 3g
… here you go, buddy. 11/29/16 firmware for the 3G q6330. This one will probably be the best stock firmware of the three
@jan-ivar Andresen the fault i found in Kodi was in every darkblue og dark side it looks like there were not enough power in the powersupply or the powerregulater inside Rbox couldt manage so much power so i went back to original firmware again again
Hi there must be problem Kodi 17 beta when I have the best picture I’ve seen with this new software CSA93 Q6330 07/11-2016 Netflix, Showbox etc.
has not tested Kodi yet.
@Kurt Berg Denmark
Hi Kurt possible there is a power adapter? that you wrote looks now that i do not use the one that came with, I use a power adapter to Beelink BT1
Is there somebody who tested the new rom for the 3G q6330 as uploaded by Shomari ?
If so what are the benefits ?
Hi I am using it and found it very good
Can you check this firmware file 29/11/2016 can not load to my R-box pro?
Hej Jan .. Kan man opdatere med usb stik ?
@Mads Brøndum Krog
Hej Mads ja du kan bruge usbkabel a-a
@Kurt Berg Denmark
Nu har jeg købt mig et sd kort .. Men kan simpelthen ikke få det til at virke , der er jo ingen foldere jeg kan kopierover i .. har du en ide/guide??
I need some expert advise.
I have updated the firmware with usb burning tool. I have the correct a-a usb cable and already updated the box twice succesfully.
But now the box never rebooted.
Pc does not recognise the r-box (have used all burning tool versions and usb drivers)
The sd card method (with the reset button pressed than power on) does NOT work (i have used all
image files from the first to the last and also all burncardmaker programs)
So what is next ? Is there any other way to burn (or replace) the firmware on this box ?
I have read on a forum that a recovery image could maybe be succesfull. Is somebody here who has this recovery image file for this device ?. I tried the unpack the images for the r-box but without succes.
@Mads Brøndum Krog
Mads det er meget vigtigt at du ved hvilket bundkort du har inden du går igang da der er forskellige versioner i omløb her du kan maile mig firstname.lastname@example.org så kan vi fortsætte på dansk ellers bliver de andre nok sure
I heard “short circuit of the NAND pins” may help. You may want to go through Google search results (e.g. https://www.google.ca/webhp?client=ms-opera-mobile&gws_rd=cr&ei=rLtWWLC6EOy4jwTBood4#q=short+circuit+of+the+NAND+pins ) to see anything helps.
Hi I have the same problem as you i used the latest firmware from Shomari 29/11/2016 firmware
Box is not run now and usb port not work
http://chinagadgetsreviews.com/how-to-unbrick-any-amlogic-devices-create-an-bootable-magic-micro-sd-card-in-minutes.html some help maybe
Thanks but think I need u-boot .bin file from s912 ?
Isnt that inside your img file ?
@Kurt Berg Denmark
It is not in the bin file as the programs needs
It is extracted by Burn_Card_Marker tool to the SD card, see Windows Method section of http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/11/19/how-to-create-a-bootable-recovery-sd-card-for-amlogic-tv-boxes/
By the way, I’ve now enabled a wordpress plugin that will create a anchor link for headers. You can just hover the header text, and a link icon will appear. The direct link to the windows method is http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/11/19/how-to-create-a-bootable-recovery-sd-card-for-amlogic-tv-boxes/#windows-method
Thanks for the nice info but how can I fix my R-box pro with SD CARD how ??
Thank you Theo for good help so that i got fixed my R-box 3GB
Hi, I need help, My R-box working properly but after a few hours begins problem with sound: Echo and noise for 3-5 minutes after it works normal until next time
I tried some of players and various sound sources and the same problem exists
Overheated CPU maybe ?
Hi Kurt, I don’t know,may be this problem what I need do?
I check heat of CPU its 42-45 . I think is normal and sound problem have other reason .May be anyone know what could be done?
Is there a Difference in the 2/16 and the 3/16 firmware
AFAICR they provide two separate images, so there are small differences, likely just for RAM bring-up code.
I purchased a month ago R-BOX Pro Amlogic S912 Octa Core 3G / 16G Android 6.0 Marshmallow
The device works fine, but I have a problem with sound: No matter which player and a source of sound – or youtube film or TV, every two hours sound goes wrong, appears Echo and noise for 3-4 minutes and then returns to normalcy and each time it comes back
Is there something to do with it
Have you spoken to geekbuying over your problem?
I recall there have been several firmware update for this box. This from back in October aml_s912_q6330-R-BOX_PRO-ota_v0-20160819_mac
Hello all. First post here, but do not buy an R-BOX Pro if you expect to use KODI for HDR10 and/or Dolby Vision. However, it may be a value if you don’t have a older generation 4K TV that doesn’t suport these latest standards.
Forget about Kodi 17rc/16.1 supporting HDR10 and Dolby Vision to a TV because of the Amlogic S912. In fact, avoid this chipset if you are serious about 4K streaming through KODI, as there is NO LibreELEC Kodi support (4K SUHD HDR10/ Dolby Vision Kodi dream build), which is required for the proper pass through.
I made a big mistake buying this, and also had a bad customer service experience at geekBuying.com, but that’s another story. If you bought an R-BOX Pro, to get the most of it, uninstall the buggy Kodi beta, and download SPMC 16.5x, as at least it sees you have a 4K TV, unlike Kodi 17 RC3.. Again, avoid Amlogic S912 boxes if you have a newer SUHD 4K TV that supports HDR10 and/or Dolby Vision. I spent good money to get an OLED set that had both, only to be limited by the R-BOX Pro.
Oh, and did I mention the lack of manufacturer support? No official forum, horrible record of people searching for firmware all over the internet with little success. And the wireless update on the device hasn’t found any firmware update since November 18, 2016. They certainly have a lot to do if they are going to release firmware that allows KODI content to pass not just as 4K, but HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
Kodi works great for me. I don’t have a 4k TV so I don’t care about all the 4k crap. Only I can’t get to work is YouTube. YouTube app from the playstore won’t play videos. It just keeps showing the round loading circle and never loads the videos. Same thing when I go into the google chrome browser and load YouTube, videos still won’t play. The YouTube app that came preloaded with the device works fine, but I would prefer the official google YouTube app. Any suggestions on how I could get this to work?
People had problems with another TV box, they modified some files as a workaround. This may work for you: http://www.cnx-software.com/2017/01/12/mecool-bb2-pro-review-tv-box-with-ddr4-memory-part-2-android-firmware-benchmarks-kodi/#comment-538739
Awesome, that solved my problem. Thank you!
Sorry bud, but box works fine. Go act like a idiot in a field were no one knows anything.
Everybody has different requirements and equipment with TV boxes, so one that can work well for one person, may be a disaster for another. With regards to HDR, the technology is quite new, and don’t know the status on Amlogic S912, but I would not be surprised if it would work with some HDR TVs, but not others.
Hi guys .
The box support is bad. But if you make your own firmware the box run fine )
Thx for great infos to make my own german coustem firmware rom.
I have a s912 Soc. Alfawise s92 and have had at least two OTA updates, I still use official software, while some use a ROM custom firmware produced by FT Developer Superceleron. Never used it but seen it mentioned on Freaktab.
Try Kodi, Spmc, or lightweight Kodi version CEMC by SP Programming, off Google play.
I am stuck in restricted mode. How do I disable it? I can’t click on security and restrictions and there is no option to enter pin code.
How does it (H96 Pro+) compare to Beelink GT1 Ultimate? I mean build and cooling solution’s quality.
Try some of the potential solutions listed @ http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/07/30/mini-m8s-ii-tv-box-amlogic-s905x-review-part-2-android-6-0-firmware/#comment-539598
Could someone with access to Baidu download and mirror (Mega) the following file:
It’s new (experimental) firmware for S912 devices: aml_7.1_s912_q9377-S912_mac-20170424.rar
Thanks in advance.
Anybody can access Baidu. I’ve edited your link to a direct Baidu download.
From there don’t click on the blue button in the middle, but on the download button on the top that reads “下载(753.7M)”.
If that does not work reliably, use baidu download script (pan-baidu-download) mentioned @ http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/01/14/downloading-files-on-baidu-or-via-http-bittorrent-or-metalink-in-linux-with-baiduexporter-aria2-and-yaaw/
Thanks for your quick response, cnxsoft.
Already tried option 1: i just keep getting the BaiduNetDisk. Option 2: very exotic in my opinion, and I have no Linux distro up and running. Also tried with JDownloader, but i can’t get a valid link, just Java-script (void).
A mirrored file on Mega (for example) will do the trick.
Interesting. I’ve never ever seen the BaiduNetDisk thing when I click on the download button, and I always download as an unregistered user.
If you are a Windows 10 user, you should not need install Linux, there’s something called “Windows Subsystem for Linux” that will allow you to run a Ubuntu 16.04 terminal within Windows.
Anyway, here’s the MEGA link: https://mega.nz/#!ftpV3Z6R!6dZWtAipILJCnzSCby2xfJ8pGly-Hdu9_Oau2B378To
Thanks for your efforts, cnxsoft, it’s on my Mega drive now.
For all of of you who own a R-Box Pro 3G with q9377 board: this image (and the previous one, 20170420) can be installed on your device. It will give you a nice Android 7.1.1 tvbox/android mini-pc.
LED-buttons won’t work (on 20170420) and the issues with usenet (download) decoding remain, also on 20170420. I just installed the 20170424 version (has a new start screen) and have to do some testing with it. I will get back on it later.
@CurvedAir Looking forward to hear from your test
My R BOX PRO is with q9377 board.
I flashed 20170424 today you mentioned, it seems like everything is OK & stable
But i didn’t test kodi due to there’ no good plug well in my country.
Thanks for your sharing.
@Kurt Berg Denmark </
I tested and it works! R-Box Pro 3G with q9377 board with aml_7.1_s912_q9377-S912_mac-20170424.rar firmware.
New interface not so nice as previous. Navigation bar missed from this versions. LED-buttons works
Thankyou skyradio di you have the link for your firmware .Thankyou
I’m already testing newer firmware, see the link provided. There’s even newer firmware on my box now, maybe I’ll put it online later, it’s not on my Mega account yet. (20170515).
new firmware forAmlogic / q9377 / q9377: 7.1.1 / NMF26Q / 20170515: user / test-keys
Aml_7.1_s912_q9377-S912-XGO_mac-20170515 for 3GB memory version
Aml_7.1_s912_q9377-S912-KDMC_mac-20170515 for 2GB memory version
What’s the difference between XGO and KDMC version?
Already got the KDMC version on my box, but video playback is still jerky. Maybe I’ll try the XGO version later, but I don’t expect much difference.
@ Rynax: I suppose KDMC and XGO are the same Android firmware (7.1.1), but with different versions of Kodi.
For now, I think the hardware is fine, but the firmware still needs some tuning. At this moment in time, video an audio playback works better on my old WD TVLive media player.