[ROM] Minix U22-XJ ALVATECH Standard Android (9.0 Pie)

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Credit: ALVATECH (FreakTab Forum)

This is a nice clean ROM with some tweaks, GUI cleanup, Mods, and some changes made from the original Minix U22-XJ ROM.
Please read the entire first post before asking questions. Thank you.

Changes/Mods & Tweaks Alvatech ROM:
  • This ROM is based off of the original firmware from Minix.
  • Removed unneeded apps.
  • Cleaned up scripts that I don't use in this ROM.
  • Nicer mouse cursor for easy viewing.
  • Double click home button brings up Recent Apps in Grid View.
  • Long Press on the home button brings up Google Assistant.
  • Two Launchers: Square Home 3, Android One Launcher.
  • Additional Apps: X-Plore File Manager, Smart YouTube TV, Netflix, Kodi, & Power Menu
  • Added additional *kl files to support more devices.
  • Removed and cleaned up files that are no longer needed.
  • Updated Generic.kl to use the "Enter" key.
  • Fixed some permissions.
  • Added Backdrop from Android TV (screen saver). You can change when to initiate it in TV Settings
  • Updated GApps
  • Alvatech Boot Logo and Boot Animation
  • New Wallpaper
  • TWRP Recovery added.
  • Smart Youtube issues? (if so, please see 2nd post Extra Tips Section).
  • Other system tweaks and changes, I'll update more info as I remember.

Donation:
A token of appreciation is always welcomed. Thank you!

Notes:
Please read the "Extra Tips Section" on the 2nd post for additional help.
When the box boots for the first time only, installation is still going on in the background please be patient for it to load completely.
When you connect the box to the internet for the first time google dependencies will need to be updated, please allow for these updates to finish.

Download ROM:
https://forum.freaktab.com/forum/tv...inix-u22-xj-alvatech-standard-android-9-0-pie

Installation Instructions:
Use burning/flashing instructions from the manufacture using one of the following procedures down below.
I recommend using the latest Amlogic's USB Burning Tool 2.1.7.0 or later. the SD Card method can be used.

Click the needed link down below to download the tool needed.
USB Burning Tool Method: Amlogic's USB Burning Tool
SD Card Method: Amlogic's Burn Card Maker


1ST BOOT TAKES ABOUT 5-6 MINUTES, SO PLEASE BE PATIENT.
THIS DELETES ALL YOUR DATA SO DO A BACKUP IF NEEDED! USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!


This is to share my work with everyone and to try to make these TV boxes more enjoyable.
I will try my best to answer or help with any questions and or concerns as soon as I can.
If something doesn't function properly please let me know with as much detail as possible and I will try to fix it.
When posting for help please stay on subject, If it doesn't pertain to this ROM please search other threads for help or start a new one.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I DO!!

Thank you Minix for the sample hardware.
 
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pusb87

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#5
it should be, but then what is the point of the screenshot :unsure::confused:
either way its not clear what firmware this is based on, and what are the "unneeded apps" that have been removed
 
#13
Thanks for testing Villa.
Personally, I'll stick with the official firmware, because I don't see the advantage of this:

  • Removed unneeded apps.
  • [...]
  • Two Launchers: Square Home 3, Android One Launcher.
  • Additional Apps: X-Plore File Manager, Smart YouTube TV, Netflix, Kodi, & Power Menu
So removing "uneeded" (which ones?) apps, and then adding some that are the personal preference of the developer. I fail to see the point, unless you have exactly the same needs and tastes as the developer. I like the Minix launcher myself, I just got used to it :D
But hey, it's always good to have more options if it fits someone else's bill.
It does have TWRP and some extra .kl files though, that's nice.
 
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#14
Hello. Is there some way to install only the TWRP over my stock, 004 firmware? I have a TWRP that can be run from SD card when pressing the reset button. But I would much prefer one that replaces the stock recovery. I have tried many times and many approaches to do this but all have failed leaving me with stock recovery only. Thanks!
 

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