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    Alfawise A8 TV BOX Rockchip 3229 Android 8.1 - 2/16GB 2.4G WiFi 100Mbps Support 4K H.265






    Main Features
    ● Android 8.1 OS for fast and stable running
    ● Rockchip 3229 CPU
    ● Mali - 400mp GPU
    ● Built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    ● Support 3D movie
    ● Support the body feeling game, such as playing tennis, paper planes, shooting, etc.
    ● Local media playback, support HDD, U disk, SD card of 32G


    Gearbest
    treboR
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    #2
    All these Alfawise devices, releasing new boxes with different hardware and new OS's instead of providing the new OS firmware for existing devices with the same RK3229, RK3328 chips, not nice.
    I can just imagine all the same bugs again, Supersu can't update or not compatible, Amazon Prime not working, 4K video playback downscaled to 720p.,RKMC black screens, passthrough not working, no navigation bar, no shutdown button no ntfs/exfat support etc.

    Looking forward to the rest of the review if made.

    Can you test if this app works or just crashes, it does't work on Nougat?
    https://github.com/android-hacker/Vi...posed/releases

    Play a couple of Youtube videos with this app then close it, re-open and check if playback is still possible or videos just freeze at 00.00 seconds without playback starting.
    It seems to be a problem on Nougat, not sure about Oreo.
    https://vanced.azurewebsites.net/APKs?type=NONROOT

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    • trebor
      trebor commented
      Editing a comment
      I can and will.

      Youtube can be a bit flakey, play vid is stops a few seconds in, out in and it's ok
      Looks like buffering not being good, CPU cant keep up with the action.

      As there is no root on this Unit he APK mentioned may fail I am guessing ?
      Last edited by trebor; 07-17-2018, 10:06. Reason: Update

    #3
    Does anyone has the ROM for this box? Wanna try it on other RK3229

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      #4
      Alfawise A8 TV BOX Rockchip 3229 Android 8.1, 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM 2.4G WiFi 100Mbps Support 4K H.265

      Alfawise A8 TV BOX
      $29.99 Coupon: IT$CNGBA8


      Click image for larger version  Name:	1530787662599111.jpg Views:	1 Size:	76.0 KB ID:	734638Specification
      Brand: Alfawise
      Core: Quad Core
      CPU: RK3229
      GPU: Mali-400 MP
      Type: TV Box
      Processor: RK3229
      Audio format: AAC,FLAC,MP3,OGG,RM,WMA
      Power Supply: Charge Adapter
      Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode
      Power Adapter Output: 5V 2A
      Package size (L x W x H): 16.60 x 12.50 x 8.50 cm / 6.54 x 4.92 x 3.35 inches
      Package weight: 0.3800 kg
      Product size (L x W x H): 12.00 x 12.00 x 2.50 cm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 0.98 inches
      Product weight: 0.1866 kg
      Package Contents: 1 x TV Box, 1 x Power Charging Adapter, 1 x HDMI Cable, 1 x Infrared Remote Control, 1 x English User Manual
      Gearbest
      Only $29.99,buy Alfawise A8 TV BOX Rockchip 3229 Android 8.1 at GearBest Store with free shipping.
      Last edited by gearbest; 07-18-2018, 12:22.

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        #5
        Thanks to Gearbest we get to have to First look at the
        Alfawise A8 TV BOX Rockchip 3229 Android 8.1, 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM 2.4G WiFi 100Mbps Support 4K H.265

        Main Features
        ● Android 8.1 OS for fast and stable running
        ● Rockchip 3229 CPU
        ● Mali - 400mp GPU
        ● Built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
        ● Support 3D movie
        ● Support the body feeling game, such as playing tennis, paper planes, shooting, etc.
        ● Local media playback, support HDD, U disk, SD card of 32G

        Let's have a look


        The Box


        Whats in this Box


        Ports a plenty but sad no Clock


        Rear Ports


        Side Ports (full size card ya)



        Remove the base, Secret tape ? No secrets around here buddy.



        Out With PCB top side view.


        Casing & WiFi Antenna


        Gets this all back together fire it up and see what it has to offer.

        Gearbest
        treboR
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          #6
          Has been a while since we have done a RK3229 player lets see if things have progressed

          Startup ok but a little sluggish.

          Not sure if the WiFi or the box is the issue,
          lot of time waiting for apps to download and install over WiFi
          But we got there eventually.

          Switched to Ethernet and things pickup, early days of Oreo I guess

          Running Android 8.1 at this stage no root access, no upper and lower Task/Notifications Bars
          I think the Upper Notification has more use lower Task can live with out, I feel.

          Using the Logetech K400 Enter does not, not configured to do, mouse or Remote to OK etc
          A couple of the testing apps ran sideways, guess more suited for phones, again early days or Oreo
          but an easy fix in Build prop etc.

          UI Looks Ok, set up of Google went smooth. Updates and installed apps happened eventually
          basic remote

          Once switched from WiFi to Ethernet the A8 appeared to run a littel more smoother/snappier
          Looks like a little (lots) tweaking may be required.

          Ok Lets get into the show and tell

          UI and Installed apps



          System Info Etc








          WiFi and Ethernet



          DRM L3


          Ram and Storage Truth



          YouTube


          No Updates Yet



          Geekbench CPU


          http://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/9048902

          Geekbench Compute



          CPU-Z





          Ram Speed Test SLOW


          Gearbest
          treboR
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          Donating to Freaktab

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            #7
            Originally posted by trebor View Post
            Has been a while since we have done a RK3229 player lets see if things have progressed

            Startup ok but a little sluggish.

            Not sure if the WiFi or the box is the issue,
            lot of time waiting for apps to download and install over WiFi
            But we got there eventually.

            Switched to Ethernet and things pickup, early days of Oreo I guess

            Running Android 8.1 at this stage no root access, no upper and lower Task/Notifications Bars
            I think the Upper Notification has more use lower Task can live with out, I feel.

            Using the Logetech K400 Enter does not, not configured to do, mouse or Remote to OK etc
            A couple of the testing apps ran sideways, guess more suited for phones, again early days or Oreo
            but an easy fix in Build prop etc.

            UI Looks Ok, set up of Google went smooth. Updates and installed apps happened eventually
            basic remote

            Once switched from WiFi to Ethernet the A8 appeared to run a littel more smoother/snappier
            Looks like a little (lots) tweaking may be required.

            Ok Lets get into the show and tell

            UI and Installed apps



            System Info Etc








            WiFi and Ethernet



            DRM L3


            Ram and Storage Truth



            YouTube


            No Updates Yet



            Geekbench CPU


            http://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/9048902

            Geekbench Compute



            CPU-Z





            Ram Speed Test SLOW


            Gearbest
            extract the firmware with rkdumper and upload

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              #8
              Is there anyway you can customize the launcher on these boxes i tried installing Nova and it wouldn't even start black screen also had trouble scrolling to
              bottom of page on some apps found a workaround by using a lower display resolution and altering zoom edit: should have said scrolling with external mouse

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                #9
                Im regretting purchasing this too. Very limited functionality with Android 8.1.

                Here are my dislikes:
                1. no scroll navigation bar
                2. need to manually select network everytime you switch it on
                3. cant setup profiles at login, i have 3 housemates who wanna use it differently to me. Can't select user profile when load up netflix either.
                4. can't input texts in some fields
                5. doesn't run at full resolution/hertz on my 65" screen

                Can anyone please help me to get this working better (new firmware or downgrade to lower android version)?

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by stronglight View Post
                  Im regretting purchasing this too. Very limited functionality with Android 8.1.

                  Here are my dislikes:
                  1. no scroll navigation bar
                  2. need to manually select network everytime you switch it on
                  3. cant setup profiles at login, i have 3 housemates who wanna use it differently to me. Can't select user profile when load up netflix either.
                  4. can't input texts in some fields
                  5. doesn't run at full resolution/hertz on my 65" screen

                  Can anyone please help me to get this working better (new firmware or downgrade to lower android version)?
                  how is wifi performance for far modem

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                    #11
                    Yesterday there was a new firmware update, I tried to update it - the prefix began to be constantly rebooted. How to fix the problem? Pressing the RESET button does not work.
                    Need an original firmware.
                    Last edited by Ruslan; 08-17-2018, 15:28.

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                      #12
                      Firmware update is failing for me too (snap attached). I had sent an email to [email protected] about this on 14th but I haven't heard from them. I also opened a ticket with Gearbest and they were quick in responding. They said they'll check with their technical team and will revert back on this.
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                        #13
                        So I got a reply from [email protected] telling me that they cannot help as they are 'just a consulting platform' (their words) and told me to contact the seller. Gearbest was kind enough to issue refund. I guess the best is to stay away from this brand.

                        I guess I'll wait for someone to post a full ROM which I can flash which might fix the OEM partition.

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                          #14
                          Ruslan Where is the reset button on Alfawise A8 TVBox ? Even I have issue with my tvbox. When I updated firmware via OTA, after restarting, the tvbox is getting restarted every 2 seconds and nothing comes on the tv screen.

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                            #15
                            itsjustvenky The reset button is located behind the AV connector, but various combinations with it have not produced a result. We need to look for the firmware.

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