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    #46
    To clear things up (and because of curiosity) i did a little teardown of this device:

    - The reset button on the PCB is missing, but the pads are available for shorting or adding button yourself
    - The UART pins are available and working (TX and RX, 115200 baud 8N1)

    Device boot start with this

    Code:
    GXM:BL1:dc8b51:76f1a5;FEAT:ADFC318C:0;POC:3;RCY:0;EMMC:0;READ:0;0.0;CHK:0;
    TE: 221493
    
    BL2 Built : 17:47:29, Jul 11 2017.
    gxl gcb74862-dirty - [email protected]
    
    ...... (many lines)
    
    INFO:    BL3-2: ATOS-V2.0.2-g7eeafe5 #4 Thu May 18 13:19:01 CST 2017 arm
    INFO:    BL3-2: Chip: Unknown Rev: A (22:A - 80:2)
    INFO:    BL3-2: crypto engine DMA
    INFO:    BL3-2: secure time TEE
    INFO:    BL3-2: CONFIG_DEVICE_SECURE 0xb200000e
    
    
    U-Boot 2015.01-g559fde8-dirty (Sep 07 2017 - 23:41:07)
    
    DRAM:  3 GiB
    Relocation Offset is: b6eb3000
    register usb cfg[0][1] = 00000000b7f5acc8
    
    ........ (many lines)
    
    00:      logo   0000000002000000 1
    01:  recovery   0000000002000000 1
    02:       rsv   0000000000800000 1
    03:       tee   0000000000800000 1
    04:     crypt   0000000002000000 1
    05:      misc   0000000002000000 1
    06:      boot   0000000002000000 1
    07:    system   0000000080000000 1
    08:     cache   0000000020000000 2
    09:      data   ffffffffffffffff 4
    
    .... (many lines)
    
    Hit Enter or space or Ctrl+C key to stop autoboot -- :  0
    ee_gate_off ...
    ## Booting Android Image at 0x01080000 ...
    reloc_addr =b3f38450
    copy done
    Kernel command line: buildvariant=userdebug
    load dtb from 0x1000000 ......
          Amlogic multi-dtb tool
          Single dtb detected
       Uncompressing Kernel Image ... OK
       kernel loaded at 0x01080000, end = 0x01f9c288
       Loading Ramdisk to b3cbf000, end b3ea14da ... OK
       Loading Device Tree to 000000001fff1000, end 000000001ffff3a9 ... OK
    fdt_instaboot: no instaboot image
    
    Starting kernel ...

    and during kernel boot

    Code:
    [    [email protected]] mmcblk0: emmc:0001 S10016 14.5 GiB
    [    [email protected]] mmcblk0boot0: emmc:0001 S10016 partition 1 4.00 MiB
    [    [email protected]] mmcblk0boot1: emmc:0001 S10016 partition 2 4.00 MiB
    [    [email protected]] mmcblk0rpmb: emmc:0001 S10016 partition 3 4.00 MiB
    [    [email protected]]  mmcblk0: unknown partition table
    [    [email protected]] [mmc_read_partition_tbl] mmc read partition OK!
    [    [email protected]] add_emmc_partition
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p01]           bootloader  offset 0x000000000000, size 0x000000400000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p02]             reserved  offset 0x000002400000, size 0x000004000000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p03]                cache  offset 0x000006c00000, size 0x000020000000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p04]                  env  offset 0x000027400000, size 0x000000800000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p05]                 logo  offset 0x000028400000, size 0x000002000000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p06]             recovery  offset 0x00002ac00000, size 0x000002000000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p07]                  rsv  offset 0x00002d400000, size 0x000000800000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p08]                  tee  offset 0x00002e400000, size 0x000000800000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p09]                crypt  offset 0x00002f400000, size 0x000002000000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p10]                 misc  offset 0x000031c00000, size 0x000002000000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p11]                 boot  offset 0x000034400000, size 0x000002000000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p12]               system  offset 0x000036c00000, size 0x000080000000
    [    [email protected]] [mmcblk0p13]                 data  offset 0x0000b7400000, size 0x0002ecc00000
    even got console

    Code:
    127|M8S_PRO_L:/ $ ls
    acct         factory               init.usb.rc       sepolicy
    boot         file_contexts.bin     init.zygote32.rc  service_contexts
    bugreports   fstab.amlogic         mnt               storage
    cache        init                  oem               swap_zram0
    charger      init.amlogic.board.rc proc              sys
    config       init.amlogic.rc       property_contexts system
    d            init.amlogic.usb.rc   root              tee
    data         init.amlogic.wifi.rc  sbin              ueventd.amlogic.rc
    default.prop init.environ.rc       sdcard            ueventd.rc
    dev          init.rc               seapp_contexts    vendor
    etc          init.usb.configfs.rc  selinux_version
    
    M8S_PRO_L:/ $ uname -a
    Linux localhost 3.14.29 #14 SMP PREEMPT Sun Sep 10 16:06:20 CST 2017 armv8l
    
    M8S_PRO_L:/ $ cat [  [email protected]] tx queueing
    /proc/cpuinfo
    Processor       : AArch64 Processor rev 4 (aarch64)
    processor       : 0
    processor       : 1
    processor       : 2
    processor       : 3
    processor       : 4
    processor       : 5
    processor       : 6
    processor       : 7
    Features        : fp asimd evtstrm aes pmull sha1 sha2 crc32 wp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3 tlsi vfpv4 idiva idivt
    CPU implementer : 0x41
    CPU architecture: 8
    CPU variant     : 0x0
    CPU part        : 0xd03
    CPU revision    : 4
    
    Hardware        : Amlogic
    Serial          : 220xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxa27f

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      #47
      Can someone who has received the Pro L please confirm whether Youtube 4k is working?

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        #48
        Originally posted by ememm View Post
        Can someone who has received the Pro L please confirm whether Youtube 4k is working?
        Seems to be working. My TV can't display 4K and resolution in Mecool M8S is set to 1080P60, but Youtube is showing the 4K icon

        EDIT: With 'Stats for nerds', I played [email protected] and [email protected] Both play smooth despite the frame drop nerd stats in the 60fps.
        Last edited by thijsnl; 10-05-2017, 15:26.

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          #49
          I just installed Kszaq's LibreElec to an externalSD card on this box and wireless and bluetooth works out of the box (Ethernet too, with correct dtb file)
          https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/58...-8-2-for-s912/

          installed via the recovery method (2nd variant):
          https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/55...x-s912-device/
          just picked any zip file in the root of externalSD card using update program

          used wrxtasy's remote.conf for the remote
          http://wrxtasy.libreelec.tv/MECOOL/

          switching from LibreElec to andriod is reboot from internal

          from andriod to LibreElec is just
          settings>about>restart


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            #50
            Originally posted by trebor

            Netflix 720p and 4k Youtube
            And pretty snappy I find...

            More later with this crazy ATV playstore part don't know yet, forcing a person to use a remote at my age, this will have to change


            Thanks to Gearbest

            Netflix is 1080P for me on this device.

            I agree that the ATV version forcing remote control is a big downgrade on my Remix mini with Remix OS that ia perfectly controllable with a mouse. Maybe someday i can port Remix OS for this box.


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            • trebor
              trebor commented
              Editing a comment
              Yes it maybe 1080 but i can only prove to 720 with netflix test pattern.
              Things will change...

            #51
            Originally posted by Dope101 View Post
            I just installed Kszaq's LibreElec to an externalSD card on this box and wireless and bluetooth works out of the box (Ethernet too, with correct dtb file)
            https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/58...-8-2-for-s912/

            installed via the recovery method (2nd variant):
            https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/55...x-s912-device/
            just picked any zip file in the root of externalSD card using update program

            used wrxtasy's remote.conf for the remote
            http://wrxtasy.libreelec.tv/MECOOL/

            switching from LibreElec to andriod is reboot from internal

            from andriod to LibreElec is just
            settings>about>restart

            For a bit of a helper App to get LibreELEC Kodi Dual booting started from a microSDHC card you can use this App:

            ​​​​Reboot to LibreELEC .apk

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              #52
              Originally posted by wrxtasy View Post

              For a bit of a helper App to get LibreELEC Kodi Dual booting started from a microSDHC card you can use this App:

              ​​​​Reboot to LibreELEC .apk
              Somehow this app is not compatible with the ATV Mecool M8S Pro L

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                #53
                Note that this ships without a Reset button.

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                  #54
                  Updated post 3 bit with info and moved..
                  http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-...755#post670755

                  treboR
                  Please consider
                  Donating to Freaktab

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                    #55
                    Thread clean keep on topic please. Supplier or manufacture complaints can go to those sections with order number ect posted for help if needed.
                    Many devices now mk902ii/Shield/Mk68 /Ugoos/neox5/minix5 (yes they still work lol) mk80 no it doesnt work lol.

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                      #56
                      Hi guys, a couple of questions:

                      - This box play netflix at 1080p with the factory firmware or a person needs to install the custom ATV rom first?
                      - Has anyone had any over-heating issues?

                      thanks.

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                        #57
                        Originally posted by Floki View Post
                        Hi guys, a couple of questions:

                        - This box play netflix at 1080p with the factory firmware or a person needs to install the custom ATV rom first?
                        - Has anyone had any over-heating issues?

                        thanks.
                        Yes plays 1080p with shipped firmware. No overheating issues for me since i got the box

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                          #58
                          Originally posted by thijsnl View Post

                          Yes plays 1080p with shipped firmware. No overheating issues for me since i got the box
                          Great. Thank you.

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                            #59
                            So, I finally got my 2nd M8S Pro L today (after bricking the first one by accidentally flashing the M8S Pro bootloader)...and it's definitely my new favorite box.

                            With the TVStock ROM, it's everything you get in a Nexus Player but with the ports I really need (Ethernet, USB & microSD) for half the price. The only thing not quite right is the Google Cast receiver, and we're working on that. I know it's a little bit more than the M8S Pro+, but to me it's worth it for the Bluetooth, 5GHz WiFi, faster SoC, and reliable eMMC.

                            My biggest frustration is the lack of a damn reset switch.

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                              #60
                              Magendanz;: So, I finally got my 2nd M8S Pro L today (after bricking the first one by accidentally flashing the M8S Pro bootloader.

                              Say it isn't So!
                              No, really....surely such an error couldn't lock out a M magic resuscitation. Would it ?


                              Kris....don't forget my boxes! Okay?

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                              • Magendanz
                                Magendanz commented
                                Editing a comment
                                If I can get an .img fille for this device, I should be able to resuscitate it by shorting pins on the eMMC for Mask ROM mode. So far, though, that's been hard to obtain.
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