START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated June 2020)
(2017-02-23, 19:07)domov2 Wrote:
(2017-02-23, 18:48)gsmtech Wrote:
(2017-02-23, 13:49)domov2 Wrote: Superb!

Based on the above information and the posts over on the forums that wrxtasy posted. Ive decided to go with the one posted below. It appeaers as if it matches up with everything mentioned in my posts

Very helpful indeed. Thanks for the hints teams

https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-1982.html
https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-5274.html

Link to box ive purchased.

The box you've linked looks like it is a Mini M8S II which has been rebranded , in terms of hardware it's a good fast box I own the same device (standard Mini M8S II), there is a very good custom android ROM available for this device on Freaktab called Xannytech XT Rom. It also runs LibreElec very well the EMMC on this box is faster than my MiniMX v1. Only single band WiFi though (2.4ghz only) and 100 meg Ethernet (not Gig).

Still if your using wired Ethernet, and your not playing the highest bitrate 4K videos, you wont have any issues from the WiFi or 100 meg Ethernet. The majority of people will have no issues. it's a very nice little box for LibreElec. Thee stock android build is pretty crappy, but easily replaceable with Xannytech XT ROM which is miles better. being a S905X device you have VP9 and HDR support too so there's some future proofing in comparison to S905 which doesn't support VP9 or HDR.


Thanks for the response. Once it arrives, from my understanding i need to add the Xannytech XT ROM and add LibreElec. Is this correct? Is there anything else I need to do before I add kodi?

You can just install Kodi directly from the google play store if you wish, (install SPMC instead it's optimized for Android). But for the best Kodi experience with the bugs fixed like automatic refresh rate, audio passthrough etc...you need LibreElec.
The XannyTech XT ROM was mentioned as it's much better and faster than the stock android ROM, but you dont have to install it, if you all want is Kodi
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