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TV Box A95X Z2 - RK3318

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Anyone has the following box and managed to find the correct dtb?The box is being sold under "Android 9.0 TV Box A95X Z2 4GB RAM 64GB 2.4G 5G Wifi RK3318 Quad Core..." name on aliexpress and ebay.

I tried copying armbian to sd-card and it refuses to boot. I checked various DTBs with no luck. Anyone else got it to work?

 

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None of the dtb files work. I got the armbian from balbes150 (https://yadi.sk/d/DSO6euzB3ahemo) .

I changed dtbs in "/extlinux/extlinux.conf" file and when I tried booting using sd-card, the device remained 'dead' and refused to turn on.

 

It's funny, because aida64 says system is created from Ubuntu kernel. I wish I could just enter the underlying system .:)

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Thank you! I'll try, hopefully tonight.

 

Thank you for letting me know about this!

Regards

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I tried placing his dtb file into Armbian_19.11.3_Rk3328-tv_eoan_legacy_4.4.154_desktop_20191126.img and it doesn't work. I'll try doing some more research.

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you need to dd the trust.img as well - just read the thread from the post i linked to onwards for the file and more info ...

 

good luck - hexdump

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I tried that as well, remained black, nothing. I took the file he extracted and it didn't work. I checked the firmware version I have and it says PQ2A.190205.003-9.0-201910140936. Couldn't find the firmware on the internet to extract the files myself.

Perhaps If I install wireshark and try updating, I can get the update URL or something.. Sadly I have very little time to spare lately. :(

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17 hours ago, hexdump said:

who knows if there will be any updates for such cheap boxes at all

Is this a question or a statement of fact ? :)

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Any image file for A95x Z2 RK3318 bought on Aliexpress. Now stock on booting logo. "Android 9.0 TV Box A95X Z2 4GB RAM 64GB 2.4G 5G Wifi RK3318 Quad Core..."  seems to be of bad quality. Thanks in advance

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Tried to flash the box with similar .img files using pc tool but no luck. I need the exact correct image file compatible with the box.

 

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Use image from @balbes150 from this topic


RC2 of 5.5 mainline kernel works best (haven't tried rc6 yet, but with rc5, USB3 stopped working.

 

When you burn the image to your SD-card patch it up following this procedure:

 

System works pretty well, except for Wi-fi and bluetooth. The system is not fully optimized and it has issues playing video clips, especially at higher resolution. I hope GPU support will also get polished if that's the issue.

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I tried the second one already "A95X R3 RK3328.img" no luck with the flashing tool. I will give the first one a go once downloaded. Thanks for your reply, Greetings from Hassan here in Ireland.

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Yes Mr. Максим Круземан the first one works like a charm, using factory tool 1.66and drivers. Thanks a million buddy

 https://mega.nz/#F!GmpTBIzD!xQWmniBzJIqnm8kmKXZu-Q (TOPSION TP01 4/64 (MB A95X F2R))

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1 hour ago, Максим Круземан said:

Always happy to help!
I ordered HK1 Max (2/16) especially for armbian, receive in end of this week. Will try to run. It's maybe on RK3318 CPU, not RK3328.

You are a star. Keep the good work. 

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Here, I've made some hdparm tests:

 

Test of eMMC

/dev/mmcblk0:

Timing cached reads: 846 MB in 2.00 seconds = 422.99 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads: 342 MB in 3.02 seconds = 113.37 MB/sec

 

Test of SD-card

/dev/mmcblk2:

Timing cached reads: 820 MB in 2.00 seconds = 409.24 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads: 68 MB in 3.04 seconds = 22.33 MB/sec

 

Test USB3.0 dongle

/dev/sda1:

Timing cached reads: 946 MB in 2.00 seconds = 472.31 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads: 330 MB in 3.02 seconds = 109.37 MB/sec

 

Test USB3.1 dongle

/dev/sda:

Timing cached reads: 920 MB in 2.00 seconds = 459.98 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads: 362 MB in 3.01 seconds = 120.45 MB/sec

 

It looks like USB3 port is the fastest option. eMMC is also quite fast. Sadly, SD-card seems to be on USB2 lines and works rather slow.

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