Crypto Mining Guide – How To Mine Crypto Coins On Android TV Box

Crypto Mining Guide - How To Mine Crypto Coins On Android TV Box

hi there I'm Lee and welcome to I'm I'm blocked in this video I'll be showing you how to get started mining on an android TV box okay so about a week ago I was kind of a teasing that I was gonna try and get set up and started mining on one of these TV boxes so this is the one that I've picked up is called a B m8 Pro it might come under a few different names or brands but essentially it's got the same hardware inside so this one has got an arm logic it's an s9 one – and it includes a an octa-core processor and 2 gigs of RAM there's also a free gig ram variant but and the performance will be roughly about the same so these are these little TV boxes so basically inside it's a single board computer but the good thing about them is that they have lots of features and they also run Android and this one is running Android version 6 and it's also pre rooted I'll tell you how you can uncheck that in just a moment so getting started mining with this device is really easy and as you see the performance is not bad either so let's jump into it we'll get it plugged in and I'll show you how to get started mining on this Android TV box first we need to plug in our Android box so I'm using a network cable alternatively you can use a Wi-Fi connection here's got a Wi-Fi option network cable HDMI cable I've also got this USB dongle and that's so I can use a keyboard or mouse which makes it a little bit easier and then we've got our power button a power you see a blue light the box comes on immediately by the way this is the remote for it so if you don't have a keyboard and mouse sort of option you can use the remote but it's just a little bit more tricky to get free okay so I'm just recording directly off the screen just because it's easy and it will save me faffing around with screen capture etc so to get started you're going to want to download a couple of apps so you can go to this apps option you can edit and add your Google Play Store details so the apps that we going to use is this CPU monitor that's optional and then further down who want these main ones so it's Linux deploy connect bot and root checker so there are main apps so like I say this device is currently running Android version 6 and it's already pre rooted so I'll tell you how you can check whether your device is rooted or not so like say already download the apps download this root checker and then start it and then you want to use this verify a root option and it should pop up with a notice like this so you've got remember for this time so you want to remember your choice forever then you wanted to allow and that basically confirms that this device has root access or super user access so from this point onwards it's very easy for us to install our Linux and mining software if you don't have root access you're gonna have to root your device which is not something I'll be going into in this particular video so if use the right mouse button we can kind of go back so we want to use this Linux deploy so it's actually already running in this instance but I'll show you how to get started with it normally so when you first start Linux deploy it will look like this so you've got these little bit text on the left hand side says confirm that you've got root access you've got your IP address etc and we want to install them so if you press these three little dots sorry these slider bars that's how you configure the install so I'm using Debian is rhf stretch further down you want to change your username to root and your password to something so you bought in this case I've just got passed just to make it easy for the demonstration and then further down you want to enable SSH click on that check box then we can go back from there after you've got that set up you then want to use the free little dots again and click install you will see lots of code on the screen but after a couple of minutes it will stop and the final sort of part that you're looking for it says that it will say deploy and that means it's ready to then to the container to be started so run for that code wait for it to say destroy it and then you're ready for the next step so once it says that you then click on start and confirm it and now our Linux installation is basically start and it's ready for us to accept or send commands to so we send commands to it using a command line terminal so I'll show you how to do that so we've right-click we can close this then we want to use a connect bot and also you can connect to it by using putty using a different device on your network I'll show you how to do that as well so connect bot and we've already got the details in here I'll just show you how you would add it anyway so you click on the plus symbol and then is to username so it's root and then there at the keyboards not cooking a probably say set and then the IP address of the device which is the one that's on previous screen sorry I was using the because it's this USB keyboard the the number lock etc is not configured properly so it's route at online 2.16 a time 0.62 and that's essentially all that you need to say then you can click on this kind of inter she goes the next line and if we go to add host so now we've just added that so if we select that now what so you're basically this your terminal and it's accessing the Linux installation that we've just installed so we enter our password which is passed for demo and enter oh sorry the enter is what I know is other buttons that's not configured properly so passed and if we use the enter button on the screen so now we're at the command line then you can ready to enter your instructions etc now what I'm going to show you now before coming back to this is I'm just going to do the rest of the installation commands on the computer that's next to me just because it's easier copy and paste in and type in etc but the process for you will be exactly the same which you want to do it on the screen it'll just take you a little bit longer if you're going to kind of manually type it here so I'll show you the screen next to me we can enter these commands and then we'll come back and sort of a continue on with the minor okay so I'm on the computer next to us and let's say it's going to be just a little bit easier for us to enter our commands again for simplicity sake I am just recording off the screen I know it's not the greatest quality but it is a little bit easier for me to get this done for you so we're going to open up a program which is called putty and then we are going to connect to our TV box so it's the same as it was before to login effectively or connect to it should I say so it's route at and then the IP address so use the IP address that's shown on the top of the Linux deploy and the ports always that r22 and you want to go to open so opens up just like I just show you so we enter our password pass and enter so from here the command-line we are basically ready to enter our commands to get started so I've already done this and I won't go for the whole process I've shown you but I'll link everything that you need in the description so all you need to do is one by one just kind of copy and then paste so you're right click to paste in this and then press ENTER and it'll go for any or will install so you up they you upgrade then you install these programs dependencies and then you're gonna install them winner so just go one by one and work your way through I just press Y to confirm if you need to then at the end once you've done a sort of final part I'm going to go into the folder that has been put in so it's very M why not so by the way we're going to be mine in varium again at least in this demonstration and then we're gonna copy and paste it so it actually runs eight Fred's so we're going to change that Fred's to eight so we just got into the very own folder now we've got the command line to run the Minor itself if you guys are not familiar just to break it down so it's the core to the minor to the minor program then it's our poem it's a user name for the pool and then I work a name for the poem you need to configure it so you need to create an account the pool and then add your workers a few guys were asking me about withdrawing funds and stuff and that's done all at the palm side so this is just basically your username work details for this pour here so visit that website there okay okay going back to your party so that's ready to start so you can press ENTER and miner will start but I'm just gonna stop it there so ctrl + C just to stop it so now I'm just gonna go back to the other screen and just to show you how that wanna get set up and get started and what it looks like kind of on the on the TV box itself okay so back on the main menu of the tee box assuming that we've gone through all of the Linux installation and minor installation we are ready to start the miner so before I show you kind of on the TV box itself as it kind of looks quite cool so we open up our apps our Linux deploy has already been installed and it is running so you make sure that it is already started then we want to open up our connect Bob and it's going to connect to the IP address so it's route at the IP address that we've already created and it asks us for our pass word in this case it's passed and press that little enter bottom so now we should be able to it's kind of a knack to it whoops oh yeah that's why I'm looking for so you can use these little up arrows but I don't know how to make them stay on there all the time it's like a little box okay so you want to go into the folder sorry for the confusion on this on on your own when you do this on your phone screen it's a little bit easier to do and then up again so now we can enter the four come online of course you can just type this but I'm lazy and so we've gone into the very minor folder and now we've got the mining commands they're ready to go so let's say we're going to be running eight frets so let's hit enter we'll start the very minor okay so we've got our first accepted share and our first reported hash rate so 345 hashes so if you guys are probably gonna ask how much the power usages when I checked it with the watt meter it was using six point two watts so slightly higher than the phones I've tested this hash rate is probably about as good as you're going to get and there's obviously more optimizations to do one other thing I wanted to show you because it's quite important so if we open up the CPU monitor app so you can see our CPU is running at 100% but you can see also see the temperatures were in at 77 further down we've got our so these are all our cores and say it's eight cores so you can see four of them run at 1500 twelve and the other ones run at a thousand megahertz but what you'll see is that this CPU is getting really really hot so this is something I need to work with in the future and you guys are probably going to run into the same sort of issues as well so 80 degrees is very hot for a seat for you of any time especially one like this so what's gonna happen is the CPU is gonna get too hot and then it's gonna throttle so what you start seeing is these CPU cores the clock speed is being reduced and it's been reduced to kind of manage the heat so when that happens you're not going to continue to get the best performance from the device it's basically too hot it gets rolled and it runs slower so that's a bit of an issue so there is something I do need to sort of work on a wonder just kind of a show you and make you aware of it if we I think I'm gonna slide down from the top if you go back to this connect bot you should kind of see so what will happen is here your hash rate will basically drop into a car levels out about 200 so that's a bit of an issue right now so cool indefinitely obviously some sort of attention I will be doing a follow-up video I'm gonna attach a fan to our song from and show you like I'm dismantling of this device having that be quite interesting ok so that's it for the demonstration of me mining varium with the Android TV box so in this one I kind of like skimmed for a lot of the different elements and please let me know give me some feedback whoever it was a bit too fast if you like me to slow down a little bit going through each one of those steps a bit more attention to the details I didn't do that previously and I normally do that in my other videos but it just makes the videos really long and I think it's probably a bit too long for you to watch even if it might be a bit abortive but let me know let me know if you want me to be a bit slower and more specific or whether it's like this how can kind of just kind of point you in the right directions and then kind of go from there one of the other thing is with this Android TV box is a lot more testing to do as you would have seen in the tests that I just showed you it does overheat so that's an issue I've already opened it up and looked inside and there's only a quite small just the aluminium heat sink so I think adding a fan will obviously definitely improve that core temperature and therefore also the performance as well but I'll save that for another video we'll do a lock dismantle in and see what we can do that and fill up with further tests one other point was the mining varium again I know I've been sort of focusing on this one though the primary reasons is a lot of a miner bills are designed for like 64-bit and x86 processors so trying to find builds that go with like ARM processors is a little bit tricky I spent about probably about two or three hours yesterday trying to get Manero running on the Android box and it just wasn't working I was close but it wasn't quite quite there so I will be doing some more rock videos on this type of hardware and mine and other coins but the moment this just a little bit tricky kind of getting that stuff working and obviously I want to make sure the process is nice and easy and simple for you to to reproduce at your end and there's no point me doing it if it takes you know a week to get it done and then sharing that with you is a real pain okay so that's the end of this video thank you very much for watching I certainly do hope you've liked it enjoyed it and found it somewhat educational if you did like it give it a like if you like this type of content then make sure your prescriber views that subscribe and also use the Bell notification to make sure you get the latest updates everything that's going on with me and the channel whining etc so that's it for this one guys thanks a lot and I'll see you on the next one

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  1. How do i make the smart pv cpu mine? Cant i get a file from the pc via usb to enable it on my tvs…i have 3 tvs i want them to mine for me…+4 more tvboxes android too..but its not the same as yours…and i want to know if i can just upload the file and enable it to this box too? Without all this prosses on the box i would like to "make it ready" on my pc and transfer it …??? Tanx in edvance

  2. hi i got a problem when i got as far as get clone i get password for '' : then -bash : cloning not found

  3. This video provided some very useful data, so thank you very much. I am really looking forward to more videos like this.

    If I decide to follow your guide, I'll write up the instructions and put them up on a blog post in the future. Some people might prefer to print out these instructions.

    So on average, you're getting a hashrate of 300 at 6.2W. Let's compare that to an AMD Ryzen 7 1700. The Ryzen (apparently) has a TDP of 65W. Reported hashrates for that CPU are up to 2600.

    Have a look at the second link in the first post of this thread for where I got my data:

    Having ten of the Android boxes will consume 62W of power and provide a hashrate of 3000. The Ryzen CPU itself seems to cost more than ten Andoid boxes and has a lower hashrate. The advantage of having ten Android boxes is that if one malfunctions, you still have nine running. But, it will be easier to resell the Ryzen system if you have to.

    Judging from your previous video, it's also better value to buy ten cheap Samsung S6's than a Ryzen system. I think more research is in order. 🙂

  4. Can you create a video for us on how to mine Pirate coin ? The new komodo anonymous coin that is more anon than monero

  5. am i right in thinking that this has a higher hash rate and is cheaper than a Raspberry Pi (after buying PSU & SD Card)

  6. another great video Lee! Thanks for sharing, just curious as to what temp the s6 phones run at whilst mining?

  7. I would love for you to try to have this automatically start when booted and run in the background while using apps to watch movies and what not.

  8. Solid vid bro! Take a look at our channel, just a struggling crypto channel trying to get subscribers lol

  9. Another great video! How can i tell if a box is already rooted? Maybe make a video on how to root a box? Also have you ever thought about setting up a cpu miner on a server motherboard?

  10. Have you considered using a docker instead of a vm? They are easy enough to make and could give you a better performance. Custom roms could be worthwhile aswell.
    I've also tweaked around with android mining and heat bottlenecks are a serious issue. My favorite bodge method of cooling is to fill a plastic bag with water (you can usually find heat durability ratings for them on the packet) and lay it straight on the processor. I get a 20-80% hashrate boost depending on the phone. Plus it probably is a pretty good way to fight processor degrading.
    Glad to see someone talking about this niché! Keem 'em coming!

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