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  • #30571
    Albesotto88
    BRONZE Member

      The files are not available Nymore in Dropbox. Anyone can share them?

      Alberto.sottocornola@outlook.com

      +393409645938

       

      Thanks

      #30576
      matteventu
      BRONZE Member

        The files are not available Nymore in Dropbox. Anyone can share them? Alberto.sottocornola@outlook.com +393409645938 Thanks

        What state is your TV in?

        By the look of it, all the “updater” exe does is sideloading newer versions of the Google Play Services, Chromecast built-in and YouTube app apks.

        #30585
        Albesotto88
        BRONZE Member

          Italy, are you able to share it? Thank you in advance

          #30682
          matteventu
          BRONZE Member

            Italy, are you able to share it? Thank you in advance

            Sorry, “state” as in is it working, do you have access to a sideloading app or to adb to push some apk files manually, etc.

             

            Ps: I’m from Italy as well 🤣

            #32145
            roneik
            BRONZE Member

              Hello Gentlemen, it would be great to get support with the missing dropbox file. Much appreciated!

              Greetings from Austria

              R.

              #32177
              matteventu
              BRONZE Member

                Hello Gentlemen, it would be great to get support with the missing dropbox file. Much appreciated! Greetings from Austria R.

                As I mentioned in my comment above, from what I’ve seen in the pdf manual on Dropbox, the “exe” file was just a script to push updated versions of Google Play Services, Chromecast firmware and YouTube apks (Android’s format for apps) to the TV.

                If my assumption is right, you can do the same thing without the exe file, just manually.

                1- The TV is based on an ancient MT5593 SoC, which is a dual-core Cortex A9 (armv7a), and it runs Android TV 5.0-7.0 (not sure which one, please check in the settings).

                Download these apk files (scroll down to the “DOWNLOAD APK XX.XX MB” button):

                Google Play Services: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-services/google-play-services-22-26-15-release/

                Chromecast built-in: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/chromecast-built-in/chromecast-built-in-1-52-253741-release/chromecast-built-in-android-tv-1-52-253741-android-apk-download/

                YouTube for Android TV: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/youtube-for-android-tv-android-tv/youtube-for-android-tv-android-tv-2-17-007-release/youtube-for-android-tv-2-17-007-android-apk-download/

                Important: from the first link, I am not sure which one is the right file. You can try, worst case scenario nothing happens (there isn’t any risk). First try the listing that in the columns says armeabi-v7a / Android 5.0+ / nodpi. If that doesn’t work, try other ones that say armeabi-v7a in the first column, nodpi in the last column, and in the middle column the equal or immediate lower version to the one that you found in settings in your TV (i.e. your TV says 5.0 or 5.1 then try the one that says 5.0+, if your TV says 6.0 or 7.0 then try the one that says 6.0+, etc). Don’t bother trying those that have a coloured “BUNDLE” tag next to the version number (or those that don’t have “armeabi-v7a” in the first and “nodpi” in the last columns).

                 

                2- Enable ADB on your TV, install fastboot/ADB on your computer, and “sideaload” the apk files to your TV, in this order: Google Play Services first, Chromecast then, and YouTube last. Your TV will possibly show some prompts, accept everything with the remote. This step is crucial, you can find a guide here but the chances you have to get this right depend on how geek you are. But don’t be afraid, it’s not a “dangerous” procedure, worst case scenario nothing happens. If you have any specific questions, please let me know.

                Random guide #1: https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-use-adb-on-android-tv/

                Random guide #2: https://www.xda-developers.com/how-to-sideload-apps-android-tv/ (from the “Using ADB to sideload apps on Android TV” chapter)

                Again: I have no clue about how skilled you are with Android/CMD etc, so if you have any questions please ask. Be as specific as possible.

                 

                3- If you’re a religious person, say a prayer to your preferred god.

                 

                4- Open the Play Store app and try again to log in.

                 

                Edit: actually, before all of this, maybe try B&O’s official suggestion: enable 2 factor authentication in your Google Account https://support.bang-olufsen.com/hc/en-us/articles/360054039672-How-do-I-resolve-issues-logging-in-to-my-Google-account-on-my-Beovision-Horizon

                • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by matteventu.
                • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by matteventu.
                #32191
                roneik
                BRONZE Member

                  Hey thanks for the very detailed explanation! So I’ll get to work this weekend with the help of DeepL and your description!!!

                  I’m not familiar with Android at all, but I’m not a complete idiot! 😉

                  I’ll get back to you afterwards!

                  Greetings and thx a lot

                  #32374
                  Burto
                  BRONZE Member

                    Hi guys,

                    I am trying the same process with my Avant 75 NG but the ADB installer keeps coming up with ‘Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]’

                    My Avant is running 5.1.1, so I tried the 5.0+ and the 4.4+ but neither will install. Same goes for the Chromecast APK.

                    Any suggestions?

                    I am basically just after the Chromecast feature as I use an Apple TV (with PUC) for everything else.

                    #32377
                    Millemissen
                    GOLD Member
                      • Flensborg/Danmark

                      If everything fails, just get a Chromecast version 2 and plug that in.

                      They are discontinued now, but you can still get one pretty cheap.

                      MM

                      #32409
                      Burto
                      BRONZE Member

                        I also use a WiiM Pro that has Chromecast but I was after a system with a single remote (Beoremote 1) Being able to fling the audio to the TV with out having to turn it on first. It’s highly frustrating that functionality has essentially been removed. Even really old Apple TVs with work with Airplay version 1.

                         

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