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    A64 TV Box 4GB / 64GB RK3328 1000M LAN USB3.0

    General Model: A64
    Type: TV Box
    Quantity: 1 Piece
    Color: Black
    Hardware & OS OS: Android 7.1.2
    CPU: RK3328 Quad-Core 64bit Cortex-A53
    GPU: Dual-Core Mali-450
    RAM: 4GB DDRIII
    ROM: EMMC 64GB
    Communication WiFi: 2.4G/5G WIFI(2T2R), 802.11 b/g/n/ac
    LAN: 1000M
    Bluetooth: 4.1
    Media Decoder format: 4K VP9 Video decoder, H.265/H.264 video decoder
    1080P other video decoders (VC-1, MPEG-1/2/4, VP6/8)
    Media format: Avi/Ts/Vob/Mkv/Mov/ISO/wmv/asf/flv/dat/mpg/mpeg
    Music format: MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/DDP/HD/FLAC/APE
    Support photo format: HD JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF
    HDR: HDR10 and HLG modes
    HDD file system: FAT16/FAT32/NTFS
    Support subtitle: SRT/SMI/SUB/SSA/IDX+USB
    High definition video output: 4K (4096x2160 pixel )
    3D: 3D video formats
    Interface USB host: 1*High speed USB 3.0, 3*USB 2.0
    Card reader: SD cards
    LAN: Ethernet:100/1000 standard RJ-45
    HDMI: HDMI 2.0a for 4k@60Hz
    SPDIF: Support
    AV: Support
    DC IN
    Power 5V/2A
    Package Contents 1 x TV Box
    1 x IR Remote Control
    1 x Power Adapter(A right power adapter will be sent as your shipping country.)
    1 x HDMI Cable
    1 x User Manual
    ================================================== ================================================== ===============

    Has anyone experience with this device? I bought it because it's a great bang for the buck (hardware-wise), however the software is total garbage.
    I tried to run Armbian/Libreelec, but it seems like TV Box is completly ignoring the SD card and straightly boots into Android.

    Original firmware is available here: http://blog.geekbuying.com/2018/01/a...date-20171221/
    The names of some chips are:
    - HT1628 CJ751D
    - FNLINK 6222B--SRB CO1038
    - SEC 628 B041

    Furthermore, the TV Box has a "MXQ-RK3328-D4_B VER: 1.1" board and has been manufactured in 2017, so I guess they just want to get rid of it, hence the cheap price. Looks like the board hasn't been designed for this TV BOX, since it offers the possibility to connect a LED display. Maybe it's a clone?

    If anyone decides to buy/open this device, be careful with the wifi antennas (?), I just broke mine while opening the device.





    #2
    One of the worst devices you could have bought.

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      #3
      Originally posted by mo123 View Post
      One of the worst devices you could have bought.
      Unfortunately, I didn't find any reviews about it when I bought it, so I just gave it a try - if anyone knows how to run custom software on this device, please let me know. Otherwise I'll just return it, since it's barely usable with the manufactor's Android version.

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        #4
        Hi!

        I have almost the same box, A5X Max+ (ver. 1.1). My box is unable to boot from sd card too.
        But i figured it out, how to flash armbian to emmc.

        I tried the z28 pro image: https://www.armbian.com/z28-pro/
        But the loader is not compatible with the device. So we need the MiniLoader from the android image.

        With rkdeveloptool, you can flash an armbian image in maskrom mode with the following commands:

        sudo ./rkdeveloptool db images/MiniLoaderAll.bin
        sudo ./rkdeveloptool wl 0x0 images/armbian.img
        sudo ./rkdeveloptool ul images/MiniLoaderAll.bin
        sudo ./rkdeveloptool rd

        For maskrom mode, you need to short these two pins while connecting the box to the pc via USB A-A cable: https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/mai...663#post680663

        Now i am using the rock64 armbian image (https://www.armbian.com/rock64/), flashed with the above method. Hdmi, ethernet, usb working.


        Tips for better performance:

        1. Lower resolution: in 720p resolution the device is faster.

        2. Firefox is faster than chromium on my device.

        3. Faster memory speed via modify the dts with these ddr_timing values (and compile to dtb and replace the original rock64 dtb): https://github.com/150balbes/rockchi...us-timing.dtsi

        4. Hardware acceleration: https://forum.armbian.com/topic/9310...ck64-renegade/

        5. Install 150balbes's kernel: (download from: https://yadi.sk/d/DSO6euzB3ahemo/ARM...77/default/deb)

        sudo aptitude remove linux-image-rockchip64
        sudo aptitude remove linux-dtb-rockchip64
        sudo dpkg -i linux-image-rk3328-tv_5.77_arm64.deb linux-dtb-rk3328-tv_5.77_arm64.deb

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