Astrometa tuner on Zidoo X9S

This applies for Astrometa DVB-T2/C-v2 tuner on Zidoo X9S media player.
Info about tuner:
http://blog.palosaari.fi/2014/09/naked-hardware-18-astrometa-amdvb-t2-v2.html
http://www.astrometa.com.tw/integrated_en.html

Download and unzip:
https://sieempi.eu/blog/download?id=15&astrometa
Run:
cp dvb-demod-mn88473-01.fw /lib/firmware/dvb-demod-mn88473-01.fw
insmod dvb-core.ko
insmod r820t.ko
insmod mn88473.ko
insmod rtl2832.ko
insmod dvb_usb_v2.ko
insmod dvb-usb-rtl28xxu.ko

You now have either:

OpenWRT:
/dev/dvb
/dev/dvb/adapter0
/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend1
/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
/dev/dvb/adapter0/net0
/dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0

or

Android:
/dev/dvb0.demux0
/dev/dvb0.dvr0
/dev/dvb0.frontend0
/dev/dvb0.frontend1
/dev/dvb0.net0

At this point you can setup Tvheadend (check out specific forums for more info) with Kodi (Tvheadend HTSP Client in PVR addons)

Known issues:
– sometimes the tuner fails to initialize, especially if the device was put to standby

3 thoughts on “Astrometa tuner on Zidoo X9S”

  1. Nice work !
    Is it possible to get :
    – the method to compile these drivers
    – the kernel config file of zidoo
    – the all list of usb dvb kernel module ?

    I have ctvdigusb2 dvn-t usb stick and I would like it to work on my zidoo
    Thx in advance

      1. Hi and thx for your reactivity
        Config from the latest kernel :
        – you mean 4.1.17 (+dirty string) or latest from linux kernel ?
        Please is it possible to attach the kernel config you used to compile your drivers ?
        It was impossible to get the good one used for openwrt from zidoo …
        Thx in advance

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