Airtel Xstream Smart Box -> Vanilla AndroidTV

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I just got the Airtel Xstream box, the model is 'Xstream_Smart_Box_001', Android v9, Patch Level 5th Sept 19, Kernel: 4.9.159-1-6pre, Release: hsw4026atl-1.0.9-19110817, build: ptt1.190228.

I got it a few hours ago and it wasn't even activated at that time.

1.) You need to enable developer options, enable usb debugging. 
2.) Then get adblink, connect to device IP. (You'll have to authorize on box first attempt)
3.) Click 'Uninstall APKs'-> Search "airtel", I saw 3 files.
5.) Click ADB Shell
6.) delete the last.
7.) This command to delete: pm uninstall -k --user 0 'App Name'
I installed an ATV Launcher, before deleting airtel packages. Install from GUI.

Remote still works, not all buttons work. Airtel Remote Smart app for phone works, the pointer still works. I've managed to install JioTV and have gotten it semi working.
edit- you can re-map remote buttons through an app,

All of this was done while the 'please recharge' prompt was on screen. Its easy to bypass, you have to get into settings to enable developer options. I did get stuck once, I used to mic on remote and asked it to open play store. If you get stuck, use the google assistant to get out of a screen.

This is what the box looks like:

After conversion:

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17th May 2020, 06:10 AM |#2  
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Could you please extract the Airtel xStream apk and share?
17th May 2020, 11:08 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by gopichandpai

Could you please extract the Airtel xStream apk and share?

i have pm me
17th May 2020, 09:49 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by jessika123

i have pm me

Id like it too, post it here?
18th May 2020, 03:01 PM |#5  
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ahh, that's good to know but honestly, this is the reason I don't recommend that people buy these devices. Despite paying the full price on day 1, the customer still do not hold the rights to the device. They can disable/lock this bypass if they want to.

BTW, is that normal mobile JioTV apk or a jioTV app optimised for TV?
20th May 2020, 03:39 PM |#6  
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Restore Xstream box back to normal
I followed the steps and converted the xstream box to normal android box. I use the ATV launcher now, as the android TV launcher do not work. However, now I would like to convert it back to the normal state where i can access cable tv. Please let me know the steps if available. Or help me get the following apk:

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