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Any new Dual Boot boxes available from Droix?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bollocks77, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Bollocks77

    Bollocks77 Active Member

    Ive been thinking about upgrading my T8 Mini - but Ive been looking on the Droix site at the new models and I cant see anywhere dual boot capability. I only ever use Leebrelec as its spot on for me.
    Can anyone advise please
    Dave
     
  2. Dave C

    Dave C Administrator Staff Member

    None of the new models have LibreELEC. We do not have any further news at the moment.
     
  3. Bollocks77

    Bollocks77 Active Member

    GUTTED!!!!!! is this the end for LE users? as this was the main draw/attraction for me towards Droid Boxes. LE is as you know a stripped down bare bones OS which in my opinion is far smoother and way less bloatware. Does this mean then that LE has been abandoned in all the new ranges? I sincerely hope not mate.
    Thanks for letting me know.
    Regards
    Dave
     
  4. Dave C

    Dave C Administrator Staff Member

    We are currently testing LE 9 but this is the only news we can give at the moment. We hope to have more news soon.
     
  5. Bollocks77

    Bollocks77 Active Member

    OK. Ill keep going with my trusty T8 Mini. Certainly hope Droix boxes cater for LE in the near future.
    Regards
    Dave
     
  6. alexandr

    alexandr New Member

    Just use CoreELEC.
     
  7. Bollocks77

    Bollocks77 Active Member

    Can you give me some info on that please
    Dave
     
  8. tommpd

    tommpd Member

    Have to look into this. Sounds like a good idea
     
  9. alexandr

    alexandr New Member

  10. sean99

    sean99 Well-Known Member

    Just make sure not to use putty and install to internal on your devices guys, just run it from sd card or you will end up losing any dual boot functionality. Also I beg to differ that dbx are not likely to release their own version, as I reckon given time we will see a LibreElec 9x update.
     
  11. alexandr

    alexandr New Member

    Yes, boot only from sd card.
     
  12. sean99

    sean99 Well-Known Member

    For tinkerers only whilst waiting for any possible release from droix: http://cvh.libreelec.tv/AML/S905/LibreELEC-S905.arm-9.0.1.img.gz
    Ir remote not working but if you have another remote with a dongle it will work fine.

    Method: Download the above L E image on pc and use win32diskimager to write to a 2gb minimum sd card, now open the sd card and delete the dtb image file in there then open device tree folder and copy and paste into root of sd the gxbb_p200_2G_1Gbit.dtb file and rename it to dtb.img and save it. Now eject sd card and insert into T8 mini and boot it up using the toothpick method. Booting from sd card will not harm any part of your box be it android or LibreELEC that you already have. This LibreELEC image is the latest Kodi Leia 18.1 and have tested on the T8 mini only.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
  13. cliff

    cliff Member

    sean tried this on older t8s plus but does not work do you have any suggestions
     
  14. sean99

    sean99 Well-Known Member

    This thread is for the T8 mini only, different chipset in the T8s plus v1 and will not work. That model is stuck with L E 17.6 unfortunately.
     
  15. cliff

    cliff Member

    thanks sean i have tried s812 for numerous boxes with alexelec as well .cant find anything that will work i did not realise it was a mini thread just came up in search results.thanks matey
     
  16. sean99

    sean99 Well-Known Member

    Give this latest image a go on your T8s plus v1, it is alexelec with kodi 18.4:

    https://github.com/AlexELEC/AE-AML/releases/download/3.1.4/AlexELEC-S812.M8S.arm-3.1.4.img.gz
    Also when you have burned the image to sdcard you may have to change the .dtb file if the original 1 is not booting alexelec from the device tree folder. Think its the m8s one.
     
  17. cliff

    cliff Member

    hi sean i have tried 3 different versions of this image already as you can see there is no dtb file or tree folder just an aml autoscript and non of them work for me looks like 17.6 is going to stay until db update but i dont think it is going to happen

    thanks for your help matey Annotation 2019-09-24 165045.png
     
  18. sean99

    sean99 Well-Known Member

    I haven't got that box anymore to test mate, so good luck.
     
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