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  • Solution for stuck in Android load AML8726-MX Dual Core TV Box Android 4.2.2

    I have found a solution how to repair being stuck in Android loader screen:

    AM6 Amlogic AML8726-MX Dual Core TV Box Android 4.2.2
    g18ref board
    1gb memory
    8gb APP space

    Download one of the roms suitable to and modify the factory_update_param.aml file
    It will clean up the system and it boots normally.

    The aml file will have to look like this (replace XXXXXXXXXX with package name):

    --wipe_data
    --wipe_cache
    --wipe_media
    --update_package=/sdcard/XXXXXXXXXX

    And the solution to install G-BOX MX2 branded and encrypted ROM to generic MediaBox MX OEM is also available if anyone cares.

    Last edited by BenniBenassi; 07-28-2013, 02:21.

  • #2
    Hi
    I would be intrested on how to install matricom firmware on a g18ref G-Box please.

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    • #3
      Read your private mail.....

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      • #4
        links

        hi
        You can send links to files and how to install the files to the box
        thanks

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        • #5
          I am also interessed in the files, specialy in the kernel.

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          • #6


            OK This seems to be a bit of a secret so here is the file I used.
            I used the tooth pick method to flash this Firmware, just put the 3 unzipped files to the root of a SD Card.
            All I can say this worked 100% for me.
            The file was found on the net and is not my work and i am not responsible if you brick your MX2 G-Box.


            https://www.dropbox.com/s/ew30t9uocc...k%20removed.7z

            Good luck.

            I
            Last edited by Knobhound; 09-02-2013, 12:55.

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            • #7
              It is not a secret. I did not have the time to sit behind a computer and type an extensive DIY.

              Now I have so...

              Download these two files:

              FILE: mx2-boot-recovery.zip

              FILE: mx2fw114b-7-10-13.zip

              I used this simple method, no HW bypass required, no hacking needed....

              1) Update recovery image (extract files on SD card:mx2-boot-recovery.zip)
              - First back up all apps that you want saved by Titanium backup, to EXTERNAL storage.
              - Power off MX device and then remove power cable.
              - Insert SD card with extracted files in root directory.
              - Insert a match or a toothpick to reset hole - you will feel a click. (AV hole in the back)
              - Power on the MX box by inserting power cable, while holding the match in the reset hole.
              - It will boot to recovery. Good. Then remove power cable and remove SD card.

              2) Install Matricom image (extract on SD card: mx2fw114b-7-10-13.zip)
              - Extract files from zip file to the root of SD card.
              - Make sure MX device is powered off and power cable removed.
              - Insert SD card with extracted files in root directory.
              - Insert a match or a toothpick to reset hole - you will feel a click. (AV hole in the back)
              - Power on the MX box by inserting power cable, while holding the match in the reset hole.
              - It will boot to recovery and start installing ROM. Good. It will restart when finished.

              The end.

              But still, I like AndroidGadget image better than Matricom.

              Meanwhile, I also fooled around building a CWM for MX box. Even though the CWM builder successfully finished the CWM image, booting this bricked my device so badly I had to use the DD soft method to unbrick. Black screen and blue light. Now it works again though...

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              • #8
                Thanks for the files. i will give them a go when my spare box arrives.
                The matricom image seems pritty good to me ,dose what i want it to do but there still is the odd time where it fails to find a selected file/link and it hangs and a reboot is required .
                There is a Linux image out for the MX2 so i may give that a shot on a spare box to see if any better.

                http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2418029

                Dont know much about the Android Gadget image may give it a try sometime.
                Last edited by Knobhound; 09-05-2013, 15:23.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BenniBenassi View Post
                  It is not a secret. I did not have the time to sit behind a computer and type an extensive DIY.

                  Now I have so...

                  Download these two files:

                  FILE: mx2-boot-recovery.zip

                  FILE: mx2fw114b-7-10-13.zip

                  I used this simple method, no HW bypass required, no hacking needed....

                  1) Update recovery image (extract files on SD card:mx2-boot-recovery.zip)
                  - First back up all apps that you want saved by Titanium backup, to EXTERNAL storage.
                  - Power off MX device and then remove power cable.
                  - Insert SD card with extracted files in root directory.
                  - Insert a match or a toothpick to reset hole - you will feel a click. (AV hole in the back)
                  - Power on the MX box by inserting power cable, while holding the match in the reset hole.
                  - It will boot to recovery. Good. Then remove power cable and remove SD card.

                  2) Install Matricom image (extract on SD card: mx2fw114b-7-10-13.zip)
                  - Extract files from zip file to the root of SD card.
                  - Make sure MX device is powered off and power cable removed.
                  - Insert SD card with extracted files in root directory.
                  - Insert a match or a toothpick to reset hole - you will feel a click. (AV hole in the back)
                  - Power on the MX box by inserting power cable, while holding the match in the reset hole.
                  - It will boot to recovery and start installing ROM. Good. It will restart when finished.

                  The end.

                  But still, I like AndroidGadget image better than Matricom.

                  Meanwhile, I also fooled around building a CWM for MX box. Even though the CWM builder successfully finished the CWM image, booting this bricked my device so badly I had to use the DD soft method to unbrick. Black screen and blue light. Now it works again though...
                  Thank you very much for that post, that what I need but it didn't work for me.. with some error ("failed writing mac"), please help!!!
                  Last edited by momo111; 09-09-2013, 13:06.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by momo111 View Post
                    Thank you very much for that post, that what I need but it didn't work for me.. with some error ("failed writing mac"), please help!!!
                    Is your box a G18REF box? If not, then this is not for you.

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                    • #11
                      EASY SOLUTION !!!!

                      Here are an almost-idiot proof ROM by AndroidGadget Matricom Midnight G-BOX MX2.

                      Special SD card image makes your TV BOX (*) a Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 TV Box device (ROM DATE = 9th of August 2013).

                      * = is following
                      G18REF
                      G02REF
                      MX2REF
                      HD 18 v2.2
                      HD 18 v2.21

                      1gb / 8gb AML8726MX / Meson 6 / M6

                      It is very simple to install, just insert a 4gb or larger SD CARD into Windows PC, use this program to set up the card: http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-Raw-...02Portable.exe

                      Then use the extracted sd card image file (of your choosing) as a source and set a target to your sd card (4 gb), it writes the image, close the HDD RAW COPY program and eject the card (SAFELY - choose eject from PC, right click menu + eject).

                      FILE: Matricom image Matricom Midnight G-BOX MX2 v1.1.5+ image (August 9th, 2013)

                      WARNING: THIS METHOD WILL ERASE EVERYTHING FROM YOUR MX BOX AND INSTALL A NEW ROM. USE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.

                      Matricom image (Android 4.2.2): OTA works for XBMC etc
                      - Make sure MX device is powered off and power cable removed.
                      - Insert SD card you just created.
                      - Insert a match or a toothpick to reset hole - you will feel a click. (AV hole in the back)
                      - Power on the MX box by inserting power cable, while holding the match in the reset hole.
                      - It will boot to recovery and start installing ROM.
                      - After finishing it will give 2 errors - these do not matter.
                      - Remove power cable and insert it again, the device will boot as MATRICOM MIDNIGHT G-BOX MX2

                      THIS IMAGE WILL ALSO UNBRICK THE DEVICE.
                      Last edited by BenniBenassi; 09-15-2013, 14:25.

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                      • #12
                        Thank you very much for your help!!!
                        By the way... it's a G18REF box and I already installed XBMC Linux with no issues at all.

                        I will try your latest solution asap...

                        Thanks again.
                        Have a nice day.

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                        • #13
                          I can really recommend the MATRICOM ROM... seems to work faster and more stable than the other... will test further.

                          Anyway, these images can be also used to UNBRICK the devices, they will boot regardless of corrupted rom, recovery or bootloader etc.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BenniBenassi View Post
                            I can really recommend the MATRICOM ROM... seems to work faster and more stable than the other... will test further.

                            Anyway, these images can be also used to UNBRICK the devices, they will boot regardless of corrupted rom, recovery or bootloader etc.
                            I just installed the Matricom ROM using your recovery image!!!

                            Thank you very much, You are the best.. so easy...
                            Last edited by momo111; 09-13-2013, 10:36.

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                            • #15
                              Hello,

                              BenniBenassi, can you please give a MATRICOM ROM-like image for AM6 Amlogic AML8726-MX Dual Core TV Box Android 4.2.2 with 4gb APP space (flash size) ? Or tell what needs to be changed?
                              I guess userdata partition offset is different?

                              Thanks

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