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    [ROM] Mecool M8S Pro LB TVStock Nexus ROM (Android TV 7.1)

    In the spirit of the Pure Nexus Project, these TVStock Nexus ROMs deliver the pure Android TV experience using the Open GApps TVStock Package. The goal is to keep true to Google's vision and use the bare minimum of OEM or third-party apps or add-ons, which can be added a la carte by the user as needed, just as I've done with the Stock and Nano variants.

    Important Note: Please use my affiliate link so that GearBest continues to send me sample hardware: MECOOL M8S PRO L 4K TV Box

    TVStock variant includes:Changelog (20190227):
    • Fixed voice remote
    • Latest build from Open GApps (20190227)
    Changelog (20190217):
    • Updated to latest M8S Pro LB OEM firmware (20181018.101400.V0213)
    • Developer Options now visible by default in Settings.
    • Updated to TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-0 using minimal OMNI twrp-8.1 branch and latest OEM kernel
    • Latest build from Open GApps (20190209)
    Changelog (20181111):
    • Updated to latest M8S Pro LB OEM firmware (20180803.173707.V0213)
    • Latest build from Open GApps (20181111)
    Known Bugs:
    • Google Cast service works from Chrome browser, but apparently requires Google license to work from Android apps.
    Download:Notes:
    • This firmware is designed for the newer M8S Pro LB variant with the Broadcom BCM4335 wireless chipset. If you install it on earlier (LQ) hardware, WiFi and Bluetooth won't work. (The variant should be the last two letters in the string above the bar code on the bottom.)
    • The underlying OEM firmware for this build is pre-rooted, so this is too.
    • The updater is signed, and so can be installed in the Update app, the stock recovery, or TWRP. It's designed for incremental updates, since user data is preserved. If you're installing for the first time, you should include a data wipe.
    • The safest bet is always to install the full Amlogic burn package with USB Burning Tool. With no reset switch, you can trigger USB detection by typing "reboot update" in a terminal window.
    • The local terminal app shows after being enabled in Settings->Developer Options.
    • Flash ROMs at your own risk and always remember to back up your data first. The burn package includes a factory reset.
    Credits:Donations:
    • Your support is always appreciated! Just click here.

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    Last edited by Magendanz; 02-27-2019, 21:32.

    #2
    Originally posted by Magendanz View Post
    In the spirit of the Pure Nexus Project, these TVStock Nexus ROMs deliver the pure Android TV experience using the Open GApps TVStock Package. The goal is to keep true to Google's vision and use the bare minimum of OEM or third-party apps or add-ons, which can be added a la carte by the user as needed, just as I've done with the Stock and Nano variants.

    TVStock variant includes:Changelog (20190217):
    • Updated to latest M8S Pro LB OEM firmware (20181018.101400.V0213)
    • Developer Options now visible by default in Settings.
    • Updated to TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-0 using minimal OMNI twrp-8.1 branch and latest OEM kernel
    • Latest build from Open GApps (20190209)
    Changelog (20181111):
    • Updated to latest M8S Pro LB OEM firmware (20180803.173707.V0213)
    • Latest build from Open GApps (20181111)
    Known Bugs:
    • Google Cast service works from Chrome browser, but apparently requires Google license to work from Android apps.
    Download:Notes:
    • This firmware is designed for the newer M8S Pro LB variant with the Broadcom BCM4335 wireless chipset. If you install it on earlier (LQ) hardware, WiFi and Bluetooth won't work. (The variant should be the last two letters in the string above the bar code on the bottom.)
    • The underlying OEM firmware for this build is pre-rooted, so this is too.
    • The updater is signed, and so can be installed in the Update app, the stock recovery, or TWRP. It's designed for incremental updates, since user data is preserved. If you're installing for the first time, you should include a data wipe.
    • The safest bet is always to install the full Amlogic burn package with USB Burning Tool. With no reset switch, you can trigger USB detection by typing "reboot update" in a terminal window.
    • The local terminal app shows after being enabled in Settings->Developer Options.
    • Flash ROMs at your own risk and always remember to back up your data first. The burn package includes a factory reset.
    Credits:Donations:
    • Your support is always appreciated! Just click here.

    Click image for larger version Name:	nexus.jpg Views:	1 Size:	21.5 KB ID:	676339Click image for larger version Name:	Screenshot_20170725-094430.jpg Views:	1 Size:	27.0 KB ID:	676348Click image for larger version Name:	Screenshot_20170725-033009.jpg Views:	1 Size:	127.7 KB ID:	676340Click image for larger version Name:	Screenshot_20170725-031607.jpg Views:	1 Size:	93.2 KB ID:	676341Click image for larger version Name:	Screenshot_20170725-033026.jpg Views:	1 Size:	33.7 KB ID:	676342Click image for larger version Name:	Screenshot_20170725-033043.jpg Views:	1 Size:	38.3 KB ID:	676343Click image for larger version Name:	Screenshot_20170725-033120.jpg Views:	1 Size:	151.6 KB ID:	676344Click image for larger version Name:	Screenshot_20170725-033144.jpg Views:	1 Size:	98.3 KB ID:	676345Click image for larger version Name:	Screenshot_20170725-033246.jpg Views:	1 Size:	77.3 KB ID:	676346Click image for larger version Name:	Screenshot_20170725-033331.jpg Views:	1 Size:	50.2 KB ID:	676347
    Hello Magendanz, This is the Rom that I need. I appreciate your time and efforts. I will be installing this Rom on my (Mecool M8s Pro L) >>> (3GB-32Rom) (S912 DDR3 LB). I will post my results after I install your Rom. Thank You
    Last edited by Magendanz; 02-17-2019, 22:38.

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      #3
      Great job!I love this bro!!

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        #4
        Magendanz, you're amazing! Thank you!
        I'll set up my box(es) on weekend. Once again: Thank you!

        Folks, don't forget to donate for Magendanz's great work: Just click here.

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          #5
          Magendanz, awesome ROM ...thanks, one of the best I tested. Just installed so just 1 quick questions ..

          1. Is it possible to further customize your ROM - to add a preinstall folder and some apps?

          Great work!!

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          • Magendanz
            Magendanz commented
            Editing a comment
            Yes, if you add .apks to a /preinstall directory, they should be automatically installed during setup.

          #6
          Thnx Magendanz !! will try for sure

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            #7
            can someone please explain how to do this?

            " With no reset switch, you can trigger USB detection by typing "reboot update" in a terminal window."

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              #8
              you can test. connect power and push the menu button on the command many times
              Sorry for my badly english

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                #9
                sorry, did not understand. I have my m8s connected to my laptop usb to usb. what next?

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                  #10
                  i have the non-BT version

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                    #11
                    Great! Thanks dev highly appreciated.

                    Just need to know 1 thing.
                    can i flash it using flashify ? (currently on TV Stock LQ )

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                    • Magendanz
                      Magendanz commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Sorry, I've never used flashify. I only use Amlogic's USB Burning Tool, TWRP and the Amlogic OTA updater, which you select from Settings->About->System Update.

                    #12
                    Originally posted by wajeeh View Post
                    Great! Thanks dev highly appreciated.

                    Just need to know 1 thing.
                    can i flash it using flashify ? (currently on TV Stock LQ )
                    this rom it's for LB variant. with a LQ variant you loose wifi and BT
                    Sorry for my badly english

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                      #13
                      Originally posted by Snakx View Post

                      this rom it's for LB variant. with a LQ variant you loose wifi and BT
                      I am using LB variant with LQ at the moment since this one got released 2 days back only.
                      anyways read the post in hurry back then as was in the office , It can be flashed via TWRP as mentioned in the OP so flashify should work fine too

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                        #14
                        Originally posted by wajeeh View Post

                        I am using LB variant with LQ at the moment since this one got released 2 days back only.
                        anyways read the post in hurry back then as was in the office , It can be flashed via TWRP as mentioned in the OP so flashify should work fine too
                        i think proceed to a clean install with the .img file.
                        Sorry for my badly english

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                          #15
                          Originally posted by Snakx View Post

                          i think proceed to a clean install with the .img file.
                          Tried flashing using TWRP but it shows image larger than target system

                          I think that might be because I cleaned the system too.

                          Can anyone please upload the system backup of 3/32GB LB variant so i could recover my device.
                          Last edited by wajeeh; 11-14-2018, 10:01.

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                          • Magendanz
                            Magendanz commented
                            Editing a comment
                            There's a link to the original OEM burn package in the OP. You can always use Amlogic's USB Burning Tool to recover your box using that (although you might have to crack the case to short the reset pins...or the pins on the EMMC chip to enter Mask ROM Mode if you've messed up the bootloader).
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