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S812 Android TV box

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Mon May 23, 2016 4:54 pm

Best I can tell, the S812 android TV boxes spec about the same as the S802 systems. I just scored a used one for $1.02 w/free shipping. I'm not very confident the seller is legit or will ship it but for $1.02 I took a chance. I figure since I paid through Amazon I'm protected to some degree.

http://amzn.com/B01E470V26


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Re: S812 Android TV box

Unread post by Silver » Mon May 23, 2016 7:00 pm

Worth a punt at that price, fingers crossed.
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Re: S812 Android TV box

Unread post by Dirk Broer » Tue May 24, 2016 12:05 am

Main difference between the AmLogic S812 as compared to the S802 is the H.265 Video decoding capability of the S812 -the S802 has none.
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Re: S812 Android TV box

Unread post by shadowoflight » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:11 pm

I have an existing S812 based tv box.

Boinc android doesn't want to work however, it seems like it want me to plug in power.

Is there a way to bypass this? Or are you guys using linux on these tv boxes?

If that's the case, any guides to do the installation?

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Re: S812 Android TV box

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:39 pm

What version android? If it's 4.2 or 4.4, Native Boinc will run on it. If it's 5 or higher the regular Boinc from U.C. Berkeley should install and run, though that version won't allow you to connect to it using another manager like Boinc Tasks. In order to run linux, you'll need to find a linux ROM to flash it with. There are more projects/apps for android/ARM than linux/ARM also.
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Re: S812 Android TV box

Unread post by Alez » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:51 pm

Which version of Android is the box running ?
If android 4 or below use nativeBoinc ( available in play store , just search for it ) instead of Boinc. If Android 5 and above then the official boinc sometimes has issues and you have to use an older version. There are also other threads that act as help guides in this forum
You do need them plugged in obviously, I presume you mean that it is not reading the battery status ( because there is not a battery to read ) and hence will not start ?
Under preferences
Ensure you have autostart ticked
Ensure you select all power sources under power

Have a look under the Operating system forum, Android subforum and BOINC software Aplications , especially this thread

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Re: S812 Android TV box

Unread post by shadowoflight » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:46 am

4.4.2

ah, I'm a dummy, not sure why I didn't see those options in preferences.

There seems to be a stand alone device option now tho, my tv box is working now!

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Re: S812 Android TV box

Unread post by Alez » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:00 am

Glad your up and running :dance:
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