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serioja

meecool m8s pro w (s905w+2gb) no /dev/data

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can someone please help the idiot (me) to install armbian into internal emmc ?

there is no /dev/data device so install.sh doesn't work after reboot from android or even after two or 51 reboots.

what i did

1.  made micro sd with etcher and Armbian_5.44_S9xxx_Ubuntu_bionic_3.14.29_server_20180729.img. as i can see 3.14 kernel is the only kernel that works with my meecool.  

2. copy gxl_p281_2g.dtb or gxl_p212_2g.dtb to sd's root into dtb.img

3 run update with aml_autoscript.zip from android

4. reboot to armbian booted from sd. make new user and so on. ethernet works.

5. reboot again

6. run install.sh that fails with no /dev/data

 

am i missing something?

Edited by serioja

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My Mecool M8S PRO W Box is bricked now. Thats very curious, because I never try to install it to emmc. I only use the aml autoscript.zip and after that it was bricked. Do you know how to flash it with old firmware? I don't find a button to bring it in recovery mode.

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34 minutes ago, Jumperbillijumper said:

I don't find a button to bring it in recovery mode.

Some say you have press the menu-button while poweron and some say you have to short the reset pins inside the deivice:
https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s905/others-ac/firmware-roms-tools-bj/743742-mecool-m8s-pro-w-reset-pins

https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidTV/comments/8jv1yf/q_mecool_m8s_pro_w_bootloop/

 

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16 minutes ago, guidol said:

 

 

Wow nice. Thank you very much! Menu button saved my saturday.

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i used newest build, with auto DTB selection, works perfectly to install to EMMC, though WiFi does not work. 

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I think there are 2 versions/revisions of the Mecool M8S Pro w box from what I picked up elsewhere on the internet. Mine wont install to emmc (well it copies, but wont boot off it, no matter what I try). My experience with it, is in the above article. 

 

Which does cover recovery of them (if you ever need it).

 

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