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Android 2.3 & 4.0 WiFi Internet HD 1080P HDMI Google TV Box ARM Cortex A9 Firmware


  1. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

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  2. grindinonyourm

    grindinonyourm Well-Known Member

    sorry mod...my bad...wont happen again. :)
  3. stane1983

    stane1983 Well-Known Member Developer

    Here's new official Visson fw for f16ref dated 06-29:

    Download 6-29 M3 new firmware(ROOT

    First impressions:
    - added su binary (very old one), but installed wrong, updater-script market_patch_m3.zip needs to be edited, nees to replace [FONT=&quot]set_perm(0, 2000, 0755, "/system/xbin");[/FONT][FONT=&quot] with set_perm(0, 0, 06755, "/system/xbin/su"); and resign package
    - Network added (Samba), same app as on GB releases but with different icon, I was unable to manually add share
    - UPnP client application, didn't test it 'cause don't have any UPnP devices on network
    - About MediaBox in Settings reports kernel version 3.08, but it's not, still 2.6.34, I don't know why they forcing this...
    - More languages added but no various subtitle encoding support in MoviePlayer as in my fw
    - AC3 and DTS working (I gave them a hint what to do, didn't ask but I believe credits for this are going to me :))
    - sdcard problem same as on c03ref and probably on my firmware for f16ref. It is kernel related issue, CML is working on driver patch for sdcard issue, he told me it will be done by end of this week.
    - I still hear weird noises (clicking sound) on my f16ref, even more noticeable than my fw...

    Didn't test it with movies because I can't access my network shares... will put some movie to external hdd and will see how it goes.
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  4. samirite

    samirite Member

    I have an Android 4.0 WiFi Google TV Box ARM Cortex A. it worked fine the first day but the next day I was enable to have it connected to intenet. In the settings, the wifi was off and even if turned on, nthing happened. To solve the problem, I installed the firmware picked up from the forum but then the tv screen turned black and both lights are constantly on. I tried (several times) to follow the procedure you gave in this forum to restore the SD card but with no succes. The linux sounds to be a good alternative. Ad I am not a pro, I will try to find some one around who have it....sinon, do you have any other suggestion. Thanks.
  5. stane1983

    stane1983 Well-Known Member Developer

    "Android 4.0 WiFi Google TV Box ARM Cortex A" means absolutely nothing to me. Is it Visson product? Have you seen Visson ATV-108 FAQ? If you have Visson product, do you have c03ref or f16ref board? If you have microphone in jack and USB-OTG connector on back side of box then it's c03ref device (if Visson at all), otherwise it's f16ref.
  6. stane1983

    stane1983 Well-Known Member Developer

    Now I feel good :)

    See attached picture...

    Attached Files:

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  7. grindinonyourm

    grindinonyourm Well-Known Member

    Nice! That looks like Bluetooth to me..
  8. stane1983

    stane1983 Well-Known Member Developer

    Yep, full BT support for various USB bt dongles... will release this weekend, I'm waiting sdcard patch... also have new version of modified Flash (by Amlogic) 10.2.... subjective opinion, it works smoother... Can't upload just Flash, it's sliced into peaces... it's not just apk file :). Filmehd.net still works only on webpage, not in fullscreen.
  9. CoyoteX

    CoyoteX Active Member

    If you intend to use Stane's fw, please note that (as for now) remote control will no longer work, at all. HDMI works on 720P (not 1080P) and you will have netflix and flash problems. The YUV cable works for image but the audio slot doesnt seem to be working for me. I cannot get any audio unless im using HDMI. This fw is for testing, EXPECIALLY on a device like ours. Still, it runs MUCH smoother than original fw. You can find a cable on DX without any trouble.

    @grindinonyourm no problems with WIFI AT ALL... low signal, but expected and no drops so far.

    @stane1983 plz don't forget to remove the remote control conf from the kernel on next update.
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  10. stevan58

    stevan58 Member

    Hi stane,
    I received today from the seller the official FW dated 29/6 for f16ref board and it's the same that you posted. After flashed I can confirm that still hearing the wired noise like before and the quality of the movies is poor on frame rate and not smooth. The Wi-fi signal level seems lower than your last FW. This firmware is not rooted cause wrong installation of su binary as you noticed. Hope you will extract the kernel to compile a better FW for this board solving the issues that you listed including movie playback quality.
    Thanks for your time
  11. samirite

    samirite Member

    Okay...I really don't know! I made a copy of the specs, maybe those can tell you more..

    This product is using Amlogic Cortex A9 1.2GHz CPU with Android 4.0 operating system, built-in WiFi and Ethernet connection, supporting wire and wireless networking access. Besides, it supports Google Chrome Web browser, USB external portable hard disk drive, wireless keyboard, USB mouse, etc. It provides you the capability of all-in-one entertainment box for your big TV screen.

    Features:
    Android 4.0 operation system with higher performance.
    Amlogic-8726M3 Cortex A9, CPU Max 1.2GHz.
    Support Flash player, hardware decoder.
    Built-in WiFi: 802.11b/g/n.
    Support Ethernet cable for Internet.
    Support SD card up to 32GB.
    Easy to upgrade firmware from SD card.
    Support network 1080P HDMI videos.
    Support AV output.
    It is a perfect combination of HD media player, computer, digital photo frame, game console, and Internet set-top-box.
    Support Http Live Streaming, such as PAK TV GLOBAL, etc.
    Support Social Network, you can share information with friends on Facebook, Flicker, Twitter, or uploading files onto YouTube.
    It allows you to watch movies, listen to music, view picture albums, play games, read news, chat with friends easily.

    Support languages:
    Czech, Czech Republic (cs_CZ), Danish, Denmark(da_DK), German, Austria (de_AT), German, Switzerland (de_CH), German, Germany (de_DE), German, Liechtenstein (de_LI), English, Australia (en_AU), English, Canada (en_CA), English, Britain (en_GB), English, Ireland (en_IE), English, India (en_IN), English, New Zealand (en_NZ), English, Singapore(en_SG), English, US (en_US), English, Zimbabwe (en_ZA), Spanish (es_ES), Spanish, US (es_US), French, Belgium (fr_BE), French, Canada (fr_CA), French, Switzerland (fr_CH), French, France (fr_FR), Italian, Italy (it_IT), Japanese (ja_JP), Korean (ko_KR), Norwegian-Bokmol, Norway(nb_NO), Dutch, Belgium (nl_BE), Dutch, Netherlands (nl_NL), Polish (pl_PL), Portuguese, Brazil (pt_BR), Portuguese, Portugal (pt_PT), Russian (ru_RU), Slovak, Slovakia (sk_SK), Slovenian, Slovenia (sl_SI), Swedish, Sweden (sv_SE), Turkish, Turkey (tr_TR), Chinese, PRC (zh_CN), Chinese, Taiwan (zh_TW)

    Specifications:

    CPU Amlogic-8726M3 Cortex A9, 1.2GHz
    Operation System Android 4.0
    User Interface Android System User Interface Style
    Memory DDR3 512MB
    Storage NAND flash 4GB
    Support external SD card up to 32GB
    Network WIFI: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
    Rj45 network connection interface
    Web Browser Google Chrome
    Firmware Upgrade Upgrade from SD card
    Expansibility Download applications and games from Android Market
    Online support Online video, music, picture, Internet TV, Internet Radio, etc.
    GPU Integrated Mali-400 GPU (3D Acceleration Engine)
    File system FAT(RW),FAT32(RW),NTFS
    Video Format 1080P DIVX/H264/H263/AVI/FLV/m2ts/mkv/mp4/MJPEG/MPEG/rm/rmvb/MOV/BDAV/HTML5/vc1
    Audio Format MP3, WMA, OGG, WAVE(AC3 is not included is system,need pay license fee by customer)
    Image Format BMP/JPG/PNG/GIF/JPEG/TIFF
    Interface 3 * USB 2.0 HS
    1 * SD/MMC/MS memory card slot
    1 * RJ45 wire Ethernet connection
    1 * HDMI output 1.3/1.4
    1 * AV output
    1 * Charging port
    Other Color Black
    Item Size 17 * 12 * 1.9cm
    Item weight 188g
    Package size 20.5 * 15.5 * 10cm
    Package Weight 714g
    Power Adapter Input AC100-240V 50/60Hz
    Output DC5V 2A
    Plug Standard EU
    Package including 1 * Google TV Box
    1 * Power Adapter
    1 * Remote Control
    1 * HDMI Cable
    1 * AV Cable
    1 * User Manual
  12. stane1983

    stane1983 Well-Known Member Developer

    This sounds like f16ref device (you can see it on the fly if there is DDR3 memory in device, other platforms than AML8726M3 doesn't support DDR3). Does it look like on the picture in the FAQ?

    If no, you probably bricked your device by installing bootloader which is not compatible with your device.

    If yes, I believe you installed c03ref fw on your device. You sure you installed f16ref firmware?

    f16ref is tricky to unbrick...
  13. samirite

    samirite Member

    It looks quite like the one in FAQ section except at the back where mine does not have the entry beside the reset button, nor the 3 yellow stuffs. I went through the flyer and nothing is stated there. I took a photo but I don't know how to post it. Hope there is a solution to have it back...
    Thanks.
  14. stane1983

    stane1983 Well-Known Member Developer

    With which firmware you flashed your device?
  15. stane1983

    stane1983 Well-Known Member Developer

    Since c03ref is on hold right now (everything done except sdcard patch which I' waiting for) I'm moving to f16ref now to include all features that c03ref has (adb over network, bluetooth, more dvb support (including Geniatech stick :))..)... I believe it will be ready before c03ref...
  16. grindinonyourm

    grindinonyourm Well-Known Member

    Mine still drops every once in a while...maybe its defective wifi card...it only drops when im slamming the connection...and it works fine again if i go into settings and turn wifi off then back on again. meanwhile, no other devices on my network loss connection, so i know its not the router. maybe its a setting in the router that my c03ref doesnt like.
  17. samirite

    samirite Member

    Attached Files:

  18. grindinonyourm

    grindinonyourm Well-Known Member

  19. samirite

    samirite Member

    Happy to hear that! Hope this is not the end for this one day last tv box...I am sure there is a solution...let's hope.
  20. stane1983

    stane1983 Well-Known Member Developer

    Here's what you can try:

    Leave your recovery card as is (with firmware files for f16ref on it), but put aml_autoscript file from c03ref firmware on it. That script is supposed to flash over uboot-aml-ucl.bin. If that doesn't work... you have to connect your board via ttl (uart) interface and see if anything is comming out and if something is comming out, then what it is.

    Another way is to find someone who can program your spichip by flashing uboot-aml-ucl.bin directly to spi chip.

    SPI chip on both c03ref and f16ref is same - [FONT=&quot]MX25L4006E (512 Kb chip). uboot-aml-ucl file is supposed to be flashed starting from address 0x000000000 hex. I'm sure you can find some electronics repair shop (for cellphones, GPS navigations...) who own programator that can flash this particular SPI chip. After that you have to install correct firmware to your device.
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  21. samirite

    samirite Member

    Would it mean that even a Linux machine couldn't help to create SD recovery?
  22. samirite

    samirite Member

    Many thanks for all this info. I Am not familiar with all the terms used but will try to find some one nearby who can help and follow the instruction. Could you just help me with the links to the specified firmwares. This will help to avoid the confusion between the f16ref and c03ref.
    I will let you know once it's done.
    Mille merci..
  23. stane1983

    stane1983 Well-Known Member Developer

    Last official firmware for f16ref (your device) is released yestherday, link:

    Download 6-29 M3 new firmware(ROOT

    On my download section - V-Play download section you can find also firmwares for f16ref (it is listed under Firmware - rev 2 platform (f16ref) section).

    And yeah, next time doing something like this, be careful and read FAQs and other posts if available or ask questions :) On my download page you can also find DeviceChecker application which you can install on your box and it will tell you which box you have.

    UPDATE: aml_autoscript file can be found in any c03ref firmware on my download page. You need only that file, other files should be either from official firmware for f16ref or from my firmwares for f16ref
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  24. samirite

    samirite Member

    :eek: I know...Sure next time I will ask million questions before any action...
    Merci!
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