Can I get Widevine L1 back?

#1
I flashed a ROM and now have L3 instead of L1, also lost the use of usb ports too. I tried flashing U9-H-CE FW001 but that didn't restore the L1 but did give me back the usb ports. Probably wishful thinking but is there a way to get back my Widevine L1?
 
#2
The Neo U9-H never had Widevine L1.
Actually, none of the Android boxes that run full Android OS (which originally is intended for smartphones and tablets) have Widevine L1. Only some certified tv boxes/sticks that run Android TV OS have Widevine L1 support.
 
#4
My apologies if I was wrong, someone is free to correct me. But the Minix U9-H is not able to stream in HD when it comes to streaming apps like Netflix, which I believe is caused by not having Widevine L1. This is also the case with many (or most) other Android boxes, not just the ones from Minix.
 
#5
My apologies if I was wrong, someone is free to correct me. But the Minix U9-H is not able to stream in HD when it comes to streaming apps like Netflix, which I believe is caused by not having Widevine L1. This is also the case with many (or most) other Android boxes, not just the ones from Minix.
On the Netflix thing
If memory serves it's essentially due to licensing restrictions or policy from Netflix themselves rather than there being a problem with Minix. I also seem to recall there being specific instructions on the original forum for installation of a working Netflix .apk that would at least get you FHD(???). (Hopefully the Minix team or A. N. Other will confirm things &/or correct me but if it helps you look about in the meantime ;))...

...The U9-H has the required DRM's in place & it certainly has the specs to stream any FHD/UHD (& HDR) content that Netflix currently offers. Netflix just won't give many of the smaller manufacturers a chance, even if they're a quality brand like Minix. They only begin to consider licensing a product if the number of units being manufactured meets their required minimums. (Ultimately their main interest is in devices from the usual big brand names that have huge production runs into millions of units; that vs a few 100,000 units from a smaller brand name). Mix in the additional variables of how any given device is specifically classified too & it all becomes a bit of a crapshoot. Unfortunately, despite its blatantly obvious intended role as an Android HTPC/TV box the U9-H is still essentially classified as a phone/tablet. It's running a (well) modified version of Android rather than the Android TV OS. IMHO, giants like Netflix can easily afford to be selective with their licensing decisions/policies, & it has the obvious kickbacks too. This ongoing cat & mouse game of withholding licensing where there may actually be sufficient demand also allows them to potentially steer consumers back towards the more expensive devices & brand names precisely because they're licensed. Whatever the case, as things currently stand it's a win, win for Netflix!!
And I'm pretty sure I was able to watch Amazon Prime in HD when I first got the U9. And I believe it's still possible with inputstream.adaptive addon for Kodi
 

Ralf

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#8
Minix u9h have DRM L1 ,this have nothing to do with Netflix certification ,

Digital right management L1 is the highest you can have, used for example by : Google play movies or Molotov ......

With DRM L1 you Can have Netflix but only in low quality ,for have Netflix in High quality you need drm L1 + Netflix certification ..(minix boxes dont have Netflix certification)
As i Know you Can have Netflix in 1080p without Netflix certification if you use coreelec
 
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Ralf

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#9
I flashed a ROM and now have L3 instead of L1, also lost the use of usb ports too. I tried flashing U9-H-CE FW001 but that didn't restore the L1 but did give me back the usb ports. Probably wishful thinking but is there a way to get back my Widevine L1?
Firstly dont instal roms how have no compatibility with the device ,you risk to brick thé device ... ,If you want change room install only custom roms how are make for thé device...🙄

For trying to résolved your problem instal this room manualy

https://theminixforum.com/index.php?threads/official-neo-u9-h-008fw.43/

If the DRM problem IS not résolved and you are always DRM l3 we can nothing do for you...
 
#10
On the Netflix thing


And I'm pretty sure I was able to watch Amazon Prime in HD when I first got the U9. And I believe it's still possible with inputstream.adaptive addon for Kodi
Thanks for the clarification. I was never able to play Netflix in HD on my Minix U1 and U9, that's why I always assumed it was because of the Widevine. Apologies again for the mistake.
 

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