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  • Originally posted by motox22a View Post
    Hey just got my H96 Max (RK3399)...Been reading this thread for about a week waiting for it to arrive.
    Spent the day getting it fully installed. Box came with the 5/25 firmware installed. I was going to leave
    it to see how it was but I made a mistake when restoring all my APPs from my MXqPro4k which included
    SuperSU...SuperSU wanted to resinstall itself after the restore to the H96Max. I answered to install normally
    rather than a custom and sure enough bricked it (Was stuck at MBOX)...Luckily I had already downloaded
    5/2 firmware and tools so I had it back running in no time. This time I restored everything EXCEPT SuperSU...
    It's rooted already so I don't need SuperSU installed. Decided to go with standard KODI 17.6 and restored
    my addons. Everything up and running decent and I definitely like the speed increase. Only weird thing I
    encountered was my PBS App which was version 2.32 played really wonky on the H96Max. It finally dawned
    on me that it may have an incompatibility with the H96 Max drivers/chipset. I used Aptioid to reinstall an older
    version of the PBS App and found that version 2.21 from last year works well (So don't upgrade your PBS
    App if you use this box)...

    I had download a TWRP firmware from their website that said it worked with RK3399 but when I tried
    booting with it (Using the reset method like I use for my MXqPro4k) the H96Max did not find the firmware
    file on the SD card...So it seems it won't work with TWRP...Maybe someone knows how to backup the
    box fully? (Not just apps and addons in Kodi)...

    By and large I am happy with it...Everything played fairly well (Streaming) in Kodi...I don't d/l video files
    so I'm not picky about high resolution and don't have the bandwidth to support it anyway...

    If anybody has figured a way to completely backup H96Max (RK3399) with TWRP or anything else I would
    appreciate a hollar here. Thanks.
    this one https://basketbuild.com/filedl/devs?...box-110418.img ?

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    • Yep...That's the file...Tried to see if I could boot that TWRP .img.... But it didn't work... Not sure if that's because it's only valid for the type of box it was made for or something else...
      Either way it did not work... I've been backing up my MXqPro4k with TWRP and am familiar with that and was hoping there would be a working TWRP .img for the H96Max(RK3399)...
      But I know that the Rockchip chipsets are quite different than Amlogic so not even sure TWRP with them is even possible. Took me a good long time to build this box restoring
      everything and getting it working with my setup from MXqPro4k so would be the $h1Ts if it got hosed and I had to fully rebuild it again....

      BTW, I use SIMPLE LAUNCHER and migrated that to my new box...Works great on the H96Max and the only thing I don't have is the wallpaper (Maybe because I migrated it).
      I'm using an old version of Toolbox Rom that allows freezing of applications you don't want running (requires root)...So I froze Media Launcher just to make sure that doesn't come back.
      SIMPLE LAUNCHER is not for those that like fancy application launchers but for me it's exactly what I like. Just my main apps with large icons (Up to 18) on the main page and then you can
      click to see all the other apps on it's other page. That's all it does and that's all I want it to do....

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      • Originally posted by motox22a View Post

        Yep...That's the file...Tried to see if I could boot that TWRP .img.... But it didn't work... Not sure if that's because it's only valid for the type of box it was made for or something else...
        Either way it did not work... I've been backing up my MXqPro4k with TWRP and am familiar with that and was hoping there would be a working TWRP .img for the H96Max(RK3399)...
        But I know that the Rockchip chipsets are quite different than Amlogic so not even sure TWRP with them is even possible. Took me a good long time to build this box restoring
        everything and getting it working with my setup from MXqPro4k so would be the $h1Ts if it got hosed and I had to fully rebuild it again....

        BTW, I use SIMPLE LAUNCHER and migrated that to my new box...Works great on the H96Max and the only thing I don't have is the wallpaper (Maybe because I migrated it).
        I'm using an old version of Toolbox Rom that allows freezing of applications you don't want running (requires root)...So I froze Media Launcher just to make sure that doesn't come back.
        SIMPLE LAUNCHER is not for those that like fancy application launchers but for me it's exactly what I like. Just my main apps with large icons (Up to 18) on the main page and then you can
        click to see all the other apps on it's other page. That's all it does and that's all I want it to do....
        Hi ,

        first you have to flash this TWRP.img file with AndroidTool 2.35 or higher to your Box ,

        only then you can boot to it , by a special Reboot App or pressing the Reset Button

        short while on start and leave it , hope this helps , the MediaLauncher and more not

        needed Apps can be fully uninstalled if not needed , with root ,

        greetings gefattern

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        • Not understanding what you mean?? If you flashed this image to the box would it not overwrite the contents of the H96 and make it unbootable?

          Originally posted by gefattern View Post

          Hi ,

          first you have to flash this TWRP.img file with AndroidTool 2.35 or higher to your Box ,

          only then you can boot to it , by a special Reboot App or pressing the Reset Button

          short while on start and leave it , hope this helps , the MediaLauncher and more not

          needed Apps can be fully uninstalled if not needed , with root ,

          greetings gefattern

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          • Originally posted by motox22a View Post
            Not understanding what you mean?? If you flashed this image to the box would it not overwrite the contents of the H96 and make it unbootable?

            Hi ,

            it is a TWRP.img file , correct , this small file only take in the place of the stock Recovery ,

            it not delete your other Data , if it fits no Bottloop will come up , but until now i not heard

            about a RK3399 TWRP Recovery , so best before u start backup all your important Data &

            Apps , if you have root u can use TitaniumBackup , and copy your Android Data OBB Folder

            to a SDCard , of course the TitaniumBackup Folder too , so you can use it later to restore ,

            use EasyAppBackup App for backup only the Apps , to SD , so you must not go online to

            download TB and other needed Apps again , ask if u need more help ,

            greetings gefattern

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            • Originally posted by gefattern View Post

              Hi ,

              it is a TWRP.img file , correct , this small file only take in the place of the stock Recovery ,

              it not delete your other Data , if it fits no Bottloop will come up , but until now i not heard

              about a RK3399 TWRP Recovery , so best before u start backup all your important Data &

              Apps , if you have root u can use TitaniumBackup , and copy your Android Data OBB Folder

              to a SDCard , of course the TitaniumBackup Folder too , so you can use it later to restore ,

              use EasyAppBackup App for backup only the Apps , to SD , so you must not go online to

              download TB and other needed Apps again , ask if u need more help ,

              greetings gefattern

              OK...I do have all apps and addons backed up...
              However for now I think I'll wait until the next major firmware update (Maybe Oreo in the future).
              Then I'll try it at that time since I would be reinstalling everything anyway so if it doesn't work
              then no big deal. Right now my H96Max is working absolutely great for all the apps and KODI
              for what I use it for...Compared to what I had been using for the last 2 years this box is supersonic
              and I'd hate to mess it up right now.
              Could you point me to the burning utility to download so I have it for the future. THANKS for your help and information.

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              • gefattern
                gefattern commented
                Editing a comment
                i am sure some Pages before you will all find what you need , if not , report and i upload ,

                INFO > at least AndroidTool 2.35 or higher , Drivers 4.4 or higher , good luck gefattern

            • OK...Thanks again...I just wanted to verify it was the AndroidTool to use...I already have it.

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              • Originally posted by motox22a View Post
                OK...Thanks again...I just wanted to verify it was the AndroidTool to use...I already have it.
                Hi ,

                okay , good luck , gefattern

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                • Well....After saying I was going to wait....My inner GEEK got the best of me and I flashed the
                  recovery_rk3399_box-110418.img to the recovery of the H96Max (RK3399).
                  I tried first using FLASHIFY.....It said success flashing...
                  Tried to boot into recovery then but just got the H96 Logo and then it would shut off after a while.
                  So then I flashed again with the OFFICIAL TWRP APP....Rebooted and same thing..
                  When trying to go into recovery I now just get the H96 Logo and eventually it shuts off....

                  So for whatever reason it seems that this image does not work (On my box anyway)...

                  Is there anyway to get the stock H96 recovery back without flashing the entire H96 image??
                  The box still boots fine....It's just my recovery that is gone.

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                  • Originally posted by motox22a View Post
                    Well....After saying I was going to wait....My inner GEEK got the best of me and I flashed the
                    recovery_rk3399_box-110418.img to the recovery of the H96Max (RK3399).
                    I tried first using FLASHIFY.....It said success flashing...
                    Tried to boot into recovery then but just got the H96 Logo and then it would shut off after a while.
                    So then I flashed again with the OFFICIAL TWRP APP....Rebooted and same thing..
                    When trying to go into recovery I now just get the H96 Logo and eventually it shuts off....

                    So for whatever reason it seems that this image does not work (On my box anyway)...

                    Is there anyway to get the stock H96 recovery back without flashing the entire H96 image??
                    The box still boots fine....It's just my recovery that is gone.
                    Hi ,

                    u can try to unpack the Stockrom with latest AndroidTool and then flash the

                    extracted Recovery , but not sure if AT can handle 7.1.2 ,

                    i hope u unchecked all others and only flashed the Recovery , good luck with

                    your next try , otherwise you must flash complete new ,

                    greetings / gefattern

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                    • Originally posted by leledumbo View Post
                      Any firmware supporting voice input? I bought a new remote that has a mic built-in, but neither youtube nor google assistant responds to my voice.
                      I too would like to know if it is possible to use a mic with the H96 Max. I purchased TZ MX9 - M Wireless Keyboard Air Mouse in hopes that I could use it?
                      Only $13.45,buy TZ MX9 - M Wireless Keyboard Air Mouse at GearBest Store with free shipping.

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                      • Well I didn't see anywhere the files were unpacked...
                        I tried to do just the "Upgrade" setting with AndroidTool but it didn't seem to make
                        any difference....Still overwrote everything with a fresh installation.
                        But it was a good exercise in reloading....Reloaded everything in only a couple of hours as I had
                        all backups staged and I was familiar with Nougat now. Up and running now
                        and everything working (including the recovery menu)...
                        I wish the heck that H96 had made it easier to boot from a SD card like the MXqPro4k so it
                        would be much easier for TWRP and also for LibreElec...I have both those booting from an
                        SD card on the MXqPro4k. Maybe something for a future firmware update.
                        Anyway very happy with the H96Max(RK3399)...I don't see myself using MXqPro4k much anymore.
                        The H96Max is just too F-A-S-T!!!

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