[HELP] x96 max bricked

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Hi.
How I can unbrick this version of x96 max. It is 4/32

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What's the success percentage of this method btw?
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Bourgeois wrote: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:00 pm What's the success percentage of this method btw?
60% I'd say.
UART flashing is 100%
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Nayam wrote: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:29 am
Bourgeois wrote: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:00 pm What's the success percentage of this method btw?
60% I'd say.
UART flashing is 100%
I bricked my Vontar X96 max, installed a custom rom that deactivated the reset button, then after a while it got in a boot loop and nothing works.

What is UART to fix it 100%? Or which pins I must short to fix? I try the HDMI pins but did not work.
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[mention]kevinho040[/mention] , your box is OEM version of X96 Max (S905X2) so i move your post here.


Hello all,

I received my X96 max but it wouldn’t give me sound trough hdmi, optical nothing. Only with Bluetooth connected to my soundbar.

I tried to reinstall stock firmware, didn’t work, then I installed custom firmware, still no sound.

Then after a while I boot my box but it’s stuck in a boot loop and I found out that the custom firmware has no driver for my reset button! I looked online and see that you can short the hdmi pin but also no luck... my device is totally bricked. Somebody know the right pin to short or another solution? I added a picture of my board. Many thanks.
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kevinho040 wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:42 pm ... which pins I must short to fix?
👁 viewtopic.php?p=10000#p10000
kevinho040 wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:42 pm What is UART to fix it 100%?
:point_right: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=453

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSuFVntxRg0
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em3ka wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:01 pm
kevinho040 wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:42 pm ... which pins I must short to fix?
👁 viewtopic.php?p=10000#p10000
kevinho040 wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:42 pm What is UART to fix it 100%?
:point_right: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=453

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSuFVntxRg0

The first video I tried, my reset button doesn’t work and it’s a different board so did not work for me.

The UART usb I ordered now but will I be able to inbrick it with putty? Or can I connect to UART and then install firmware trough usb burning tool?
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kevinho040 wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:06 pm .... doesn’t work and it’s a different board so did not work for me.
It can't be that much of a difference, post a photo of boards backside, you just need to find the right pins.
kevinho040 wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:06 pm ... can I connect to UART and then install firmware trough usb burning tool?
Yes.
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em3ka wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:37 pm
kevinho040 wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:06 pm .... doesn’t work and it’s a different board so did not work for me.
It can't be that much of a difference, post a photo of boards backside, you just need to find the right pins.
kevinho040 wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:06 pm ... can I connect to UART and then install firmware trough usb burning tool?
Yes.
I ordered UART usb.

Here 2 pictures of the back of my board! I appreciate your help.
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