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  • [ROM Image Firmware] MXQ PRO 4K - p201 - android TV (ATV) - by cOOLio

    After my first custom ROM for the Z4 RK3368, I decided to make my next rom challenge with my already dust covered "bricked" S905 tv box.

    ... and BOOM ... now this lame duck is a pretty solid low budget android
    TV box.

    Custom ROM ( image / firmware ) for the MXQ PRO 4k - p201

    stable . fast . clean . leanback ATV . custom rom

    This custom rom is based on the UGOOS AM2 firmware

    Important Note

    This ROM has already driver of the following Realtek WiFI chips included
    • RTL8188eu ( >> works << confirmd by Milchen83 )
    • RTL8189es (BOARD MODEL: MXQ-S905-D16 VER:1.0 DATE:151021)
    • RTL8189fs (onlyV2.0 SSE&V2.5 MEE)
    • RTL8192eu
    • RTL8723bs
    • RTL8812au

    My p201 Leelbox has the RTL8189es WiFI chip. So i can guarantee you it is working with that one. If you got another version of the MXQ PRO p201 box, that has one of the other Realtek WiFi chips build in, give it a try.

    And please let us all know if this ROM also works for you. (exact BOX version & WiFi chip) THX




    It is a fully Google android TV rom with the following features:
    • 3D FPS BOOSTER (Switch UI resolition on the fly to a lower resolution to get more FPS in 3D games
      Recommended setting = 1280 720 190 - (need root))
    • International leanback keybord (long press OK for special characters)
    • Voice search support (use USB MIC)
    • easy ROOT (#SU) via UGOOS advance settings
    • Fully IR remote support
    • easy edit for Gampad settings
    • Samba (SMB) Network file server (for easy APP sideload)
    • App Drawer (for easy start of non ATV apps)
    • Autoframerate
    • Enhanced IR Remote Keys Click image for larger version  Name:	remote.png Views:	1 Size:	122.4 KB ID:	639302
    • etc...

    Known issues:
    • No support for Wireless Assistend (Fireasy / Firefly) from UGOOS settings



    Some screen shots


    Google leanback android TV launcher (home screen) Click image for larger version  Name:	MXQ PRO 4K - ole androi tv.png Views:	1 Size:	241.2 KB ID:	637018












    Additional settings (ROOT, Fileserver, Gamepad Settings, Wireless Assitent (does not work), Voice Input) Click image for larger version  Name:	MXQ PRO 4K - special features.png Views:	1 Size:	26.5 KB ID:	637016












    Clean ROM (all bloatware and unneeded services are already removed) Click image for larger version  Name:	MXQ PRO 4K - clean rom - 3,6 GB free space.png Views:	1 Size:	28.9 KB ID:	637015












    Long press power button (sleep, reboot, reboot recovery) Click image for larger version  Name:	MXQ PRO 4K - long press power button.png Views:	1 Size:	92.7 KB ID:	637017


    How to install Click image for larger version  Name:	install step 01.PNG Views:	1 Size:	11.4 KB ID:	637019
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    NOTE: The preinstall process on first start is finished after Opera Internet Browser is visible. Click image for larger version  Name:	Screenshot_2017-04-02-01-50-28.png Views:	2 Size:	119.0 KB ID:	639292











    App Drawer (since V2.0 SSE)

    Change log

    V2.5 MEE (Missy Elliott Edition)
    • Added 3D FPS BOOSTER (on the fly UI resolution changer (needs root))
    • Added support to write on USB drive (THX to davedeluria for the hint)
    • Enhanced UI speed & smoothness (ATV leanback launcher stays now in RAM)
    • Enhanced Network (WiFi/LAN) speed
    • Enhanced Media streaming (Audio/Video) smoothnes
    • Updated all Apps to the latest version
    • Changed Opera start page to google.com
    • serveral other small fixes & enhancments ...


    V2.0 SSE (Slim Shady Edition)
    • fixed a boot issue (wrong kernel thermal cpu check)
    • added additional WiFi driver for RTL8189fs
    • updated WiFi driver for RTL8188eu, RTL8189es, RTL8192eu, RTL8723bs, RTL8812au
    • added the following functions for the non used IR remote keys (TV CONTROL)
      [ power = play/pause | vol+ = skip | vol- = rewind | TV IN = stop | SET = music | SETUP = search | APP = bookmark ]
    • added „"App Drawer"“ to home screen. (easy start of side loaded non ATV apps)
    • added new apps & google ATV services like: aptoide TV, AirPin, Gamepad Tester, Terminal, ATV Customization, Landscape Wallpaper, ...
    • updated all google apps to the latest version (date 170402)
    • removed ATV launcher for dlna/AirPlay & Miracast (start them via App Drawer)
    • removed all BT settings and files
    • serveral other small fixes & enhancments ...

    V1.1
    • fixed some kernel issues during boot
    • cleaned up kernel init from not used garbage
    • reorganized and optimized apps to speed up system boot & app load time
    • updated all google apps to the latest version (date 170321)
    • fixed voice input for non leanback ATV apps
    • added google text to speech to enable voice on search results like weather forecast / who is questions etc.
    • added ATV launcher for Amlogic dlna & AirPlay service
    • added ATV launcher for Miracast service
    • re added stock LatinIME keybord to re enable language & input setinngs @More settings
    • removed all firefly files because of missing kernel drivers (but it is still in settings)
    • re added BT settings to kernel init (if someone wants to try to get BT working if board supports it)

    V1.0
    • inital port from UGOOS AM3 V0.0.7 TV firmware for MXQ PRO 4k p201

    DOWNLOAD

    The needed USB Burning Tool and this guide is already included to the ROM download file.


    [ V2.5 MEE - Missy Elliott Edition ]


    [ V2.0 SSE - Slim Shady Edition | link 2 ]

    [ V1.1 ]
    [ V1.0 ]

    additional infos
    • For Tips & Tricks to speed up this ROM check >> this post <<
    • Hints on using a Gamepad with this ROM can be found >> here <<
    • Check also >> this thread << for tipps on free of charge IR remote friendly (ATV leanback) apps.


    [ Note ]

    To enable Daydream (screensaver, auto sleep & shutdown)

    Enable Developer options: System > Device > About >> ( click 7x on 'Build' )
    Diasable Stay awake: System > Prefernces > Developer options > General > Stay awake >>
    ( Off )

    Free Daydream ATV app tipp:
    Photo Gallery and Screensaver
    (Photo Sources: Facebook, Flickr, ,Google Photos, Local photos on your device, ,NASA Photo a Day, 500px)
    Attached Files
    Last edited by cOOLio; 05-23-2017, 12:22.
    My contributions to the community
    [ ROMs ] Z4 RK3368 - android TV (ATV) | MXQ PRO 4K - p201 - android TV (ATV) | Yundo Y1 S912 - android TV (ATV) not yet released
    [ Tutorials ] Bootup logo Amlogic S912 devices | Redefine any Keyboard, Gamepad, Remote Control

  • #2
    Just happen to have one if these so ill download and test.
    Many devices now mk902ii/Shield/Mk68 /Ugoos/neox5/minix5 (yes they still work lol) mk80 no it doesnt work lol.

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    • #3

      I'm curious what you think. And BTW ... maybe this thread is it worth to get sticky.
      My contributions to the community
      [ ROMs ] Z4 RK3368 - android TV (ATV) | MXQ PRO 4K - p201 - android TV (ATV) | Yundo Y1 S912 - android TV (ATV) not yet released
      [ Tutorials ] Bootup logo Amlogic S912 devices | Redefine any Keyboard, Gamepad, Remote Control

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      • #4
        Still playing remote wifi working playstore little slow but updated now rebooting. Sticky.. Seem good. Just note may want to add stock keyboard for those with only remote. Opera yuk. Lol. Loading it up to see what works now.
        Many devices now mk902ii/Shield/Mk68 /Ugoos/neox5/minix5 (yes they still work lol) mk80 no it doesnt work lol.

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        • #5
          Only displays youtube recommend. None of the playstore ones load just you tube. Remote voice kicks you back out of remote apk. I reset tried remote again same. Anything touched phone remote reboots remote apk to connection status.
          Many devices now mk902ii/Shield/Mk68 /Ugoos/neox5/minix5 (yes they still work lol) mk80 no it doesnt work lol.

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          • #6
            Yeah I forgot to tell ... all main Google apps will be updated automatically after you add your google account. So during that time the system is a bit slower/choppier than usually.

            Ha ha ha ... yeah Opera that ugly bitch. And this version has a forced sony start page that can't be changed. (urgh) I extrated it from my Sony TV. But for now, it is the only browser that isn't totally crap and can be used by just the direction keys of a remote (IR) control. For all the other ones, like Chrome, Firefox, etc ... you still need a mouse, touchpad etc to surf to the net. So I added that ugly bitch to the rom, to get the real leanback expirience. I still waiting for leanback version of google Chrome.

            Keyboard ... ... I dind't removed the stock IME keyboard by mistake.
            That was a decision made by experience. I'm using the google IME leanback keybord on my Sony 4K android TV now for many month. The IME leanback keybord is smaller and also much better/faster to use with a remote control. Compared to the normal IME stock keyboard.
            BTW ... buy a mic and you will stop typing for many things. Just hit the search button and say thinks like: open app kodi, tell me the weather of tomorrow, play songs from XYZ, play movie XYZ, play trailer XYZ etc ...
            For my china TV boxes I bougth one of these china micro USB mics at amazon, for a few bugs. Works pretty well for me. If you are not too far away from the box. So I'm going to stop using a keyboard for the many things.

            And BTW ... I removed a lot of resource-gobbling apps & services from this custom ROM, compared to the original UGOOS or stock firmware. So with this version you will never send SMS, MMS or emails. You can't check your calender and no app you install, can ever read your contacts details, stored on your google account and so on. I removed all those things you will mostly never use on your TV. If someone wants to use his android BOX as a mini PC, this leanback android TV mod isn't the right choice. That's for sure ...


            My contributions to the community
            [ ROMs ] Z4 RK3368 - android TV (ATV) | MXQ PRO 4K - p201 - android TV (ATV) | Yundo Y1 S912 - android TV (ATV) not yet released
            [ Tutorials ] Bootup logo Amlogic S912 devices | Redefine any Keyboard, Gamepad, Remote Control

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            • #7
              Hmmm voice works perfect for me. Is your mic recognized as an audio input device?

              And for the recommendations ... try to reset (disable & reenable) this future once at:
              • Settings > Home Screen > Recommendations row
              • Settings > Apps > System Apps > Google Play Store > Notifications.

              Last edited by cOOLio; 03-19-2017, 19:00.
              My contributions to the community
              [ ROMs ] Z4 RK3368 - android TV (ATV) | MXQ PRO 4K - p201 - android TV (ATV) | Yundo Y1 S912 - android TV (ATV) not yet released
              [ Tutorials ] Bootup logo Amlogic S912 devices | Redefine any Keyboard, Gamepad, Remote Control

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              • #8
                Thanks a lot for your work . I will test it, this evening

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cOOLio View Post
                  Hmmm voice works perfect for me. Is your mic recognized as an audio input device?

                  And for the recommendations ... try to reset (disable & reenable) this future once at:
                  • Settings > Home Screen > Recommendations row
                  • Settings > Apps > System Apps > Google Play Store > Notifications.
                  did that too still only Youtube. Phone apk for remote (Voice works on Sc rom and remote doesnt crash) doesnt work with it. (I dont have separate mic to test) but phone apk should work. Just crashes apk on cell.

                  All in nice rom needs some tweeks and adding a few base apk. Tv.apk/Sideload.apk/dark fix by Sc.apk/Ftmc.apk might be a few you should consider.

                  wifi strong. No bluetooth but alot dont have mine does.
                  I get you link for Chrome apk lean back.

                  Nice work.

                  Many devices now mk902ii/Shield/Mk68 /Ugoos/neox5/minix5 (yes they still work lol) mk80 no it doesnt work lol.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by scooter2014 View Post

                    did that too still only Youtube. Phone apk for remote (Voice works on Sc rom and remote doesnt crash) doesnt work with it. (I dont have separate mic to test) but phone apk should work. Just crashes apk on cell.

                    All in nice rom needs some tweeks and adding a few base apk. Tv.apk/Sideload.apk/dark fix by Sc.apk/Ftmc.apk might be a few you should consider.

                    wifi strong. No bluetooth but alot dont have mine does.
                    I get you link for Chrome apk lean back.

                    Nice work.
                    I checked the recommendations settings on my Sony TV and Google Play Store isn't disabled there (like I did for many other apps). But I could not remind myself to see ever any recom from the play store. So if there are any, they are pretty rare. On my Box I see right now recoms from ... Youtube, Google Play Musik, Google Play Games, Red Bull TV, ARTE, SPORT 1. So these are all apps the apps listed also at the recom settings screen. So I don't think there is any issue with the recoms of the play store.

                    Ahh, I dind't know any of those suggested apps. And why do you need an additional tool to side load apps if if the stunning beast called ES Explorer already installed?
                    You just have to enable root. Then enable ES Player Root Explorer function (normal button press) and then press again on Root Explorer (long press key) ...
                    .... et voilà ... you will see the hidden One key install, One key uninstall, Backup app and data, Uninstall system app, etc features.

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                    I will keep my rom clean. But in case some suggest apps a really usefull for most of the users. I will add them for sure to a new version of the rom. But I prefer always apps that supports leanback, or at least those who support a remote control. I will never add a mouse or touch only app to this rom. Makes no sense.


                    Ohh Bluetooth ... My box has no bluetooth. So I disabeld all BT stuff from the ported Ugoos rom. But the BT Stack and the BT drivers of the original rom are still in my rom. And BT is also not activated in my kernel. But in case you can give me a link to a rom of your Box, with all the BT settings and drivers, I can try to create a BT fork of my rom. But the file must be an img file. Not a OTA zip file. But this will be a one shot thing, because I can't test the BT functionality at all.

                    BTW Im working already on a update of the rom. Lates google Apps and a few other small clitches I already found. And I will bring back the stock keybord & browser . Becasue both have also voice input functionalitys for non leanback apps. And finally I'm working on a fix for the Firefly function.
                    My contributions to the community
                    [ ROMs ] Z4 RK3368 - android TV (ATV) | MXQ PRO 4K - p201 - android TV (ATV) | Yundo Y1 S912 - android TV (ATV) not yet released
                    [ Tutorials ] Bootup logo Amlogic S912 devices | Redefine any Keyboard, Gamepad, Remote Control

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                    • #11
                      Hi,Netflix is fullhd with this ROM?thank you

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                      • #12
                        New version with lots of enhancements added.
                        See first post for more details, download link & change log.

                        Have much fun ....
                        My contributions to the community
                        [ ROMs ] Z4 RK3368 - android TV (ATV) | MXQ PRO 4K - p201 - android TV (ATV) | Yundo Y1 S912 - android TV (ATV) not yet released
                        [ Tutorials ] Bootup logo Amlogic S912 devices | Redefine any Keyboard, Gamepad, Remote Control

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                        • #13
                          The download link of V1.1 should be https://gofile.io/?c=Z8U0fP rather than https://gofile.io/?c=Z8U0fP- . thank you for your awesome work! Love this ROM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by superfat View Post
                            The download link of V1.1 should be https://gofile.io/?c=Z8U0fP rather than https://gofile.io/?c=Z8U0fP- . thank you for your awesome work! Love this ROM.
                            THX for the info (download link fixed) & nice to hear that you like my rom
                            My contributions to the community
                            [ ROMs ] Z4 RK3368 - android TV (ATV) | MXQ PRO 4K - p201 - android TV (ATV) | Yundo Y1 S912 - android TV (ATV) not yet released
                            [ Tutorials ] Bootup logo Amlogic S912 devices | Redefine any Keyboard, Gamepad, Remote Control

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                            • #15

                              Thx cOOLio, you did great work and everything is perfectly documented .



                              My sec. Box (see Pics below) stuck on start-part.

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