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Deepak asokan

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Aug 14, 2011
18
4
OnePlus 6
I have been using this as vanilla box for a while now ... I noticed that recently I am not able to see the set top box on the list ... Tried restarting everything still no go ... Is anyone else facing the same issue or is it just me ?

Also it isnt showing up on any app where it should be detected ... Webvideo caster , send files to tv ... No app is able to detect it in local network ... Its like it has stopped broadcasting itself ...
 

harpy.eagle

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Nov 29, 2012
125
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Pune-Mumbai
Can anyone confirm whether airtel remote android app (meant for mobiles) can be used to control xstream stb after removibg airtel app from stb? I.e. after jailbreaking it.

Airtel remote app on my mobile never finds my stb on network.
 

harpy.eagle

Senior Member
Nov 29, 2012
125
11
Pune-Mumbai
Anyone could connect this stb to hidden network?

My stb keeps saying 'connecting to wifi' but never connects. And after making hidden wifi visible, it connects immediately.
 

32bor

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Aug 21, 2021
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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: ptt1.190228.001.1.0.9-19110817.

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

Code:
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.
4.) DO NOT UNINSTALL FROM GUI.
5.) Click ADB Shell
6.) delete the com.airtel.tv 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:
airtel_xstream_box_full_1567416718472.jpg


After conversion:
B2MR6cr.jpg

UgSpVXV.jpg
Thank you so much You are a Genius Bro.
 
May 3, 2015
5
0
Hi guys
I installed google tv on my xstream box, but the home screen always shows 'loading error'. Any workaround for this?
 

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@xDeepS

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Sep 17, 2010
613
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Dubai
deepsoni.me
It seems they have managed to wipe my setup remotely. I only noticed it today but I havent used it in a few weeks. Current deets:
  • Model: XStream_Smart_Box_001
  • Version: 9
  • Android Security Patch Level: 5 March 2021
  • Kernel Version: 4.9.183-1-6pre (#2 Tue Apr 27 18:41:55 IST 2021)
  • Release: hsw4026atl-2.3.0-21042717
  • Build: PTT1.210208.001.2.3.0-21042717

Ill try to fix it again. Lets see.
 

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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: ptt1.190228.001.1.0.9-19110817.

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

    Code:
    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.
    4.) DO NOT UNINSTALL FROM GUI. 
    5.) Click ADB Shell
    6.) delete the com.airtel.tv 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:
    airtel_xstream_box_full_1567416718472.jpg


    After conversion:
    B2MR6cr.jpg

    UgSpVXV.jpg
    1
    Could you please extract the Airtel xStream apk and share?
    i have pm me
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    Someone please try this alternate method.

    Instead of uninstalling all the three "airtel" apps, can you all try this method:
    1) Sideload "Button Remapper" app to xsteam box.
    2) Open the app through settings and remap any button (for example Netflix button) to open ATV Launcher.
    3) Restart the box. When promp to recharge, just press the button remapped to ATV Launcher.
    4) You should be able to launch any app using ATV Launcher.
    Please someone try this and report whether this works or not.
    Note- Someone please try to install the new Google Launcher (the launcher available on the newly launched Google TV) and say whether it works on xsteam box or not.
    Also note- Instead of uninstalling the "airtel apps", try disabling them with this command: adb shell pm disable-user --user 0 <app package name> . So that people trying to revert to normal just have to re-enable them by using this command: adb shell pm enable <package_to_enable> .
    I don't own a stream box and planning to buy one.

    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: ptt1.190228.001.1.0.9-19110817.

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

    Code:
    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.
    4.) DO NOT UNINSTALL FROM GUI. 
    5.) Click ADB Shell
    6.) delete the com.airtel.tv 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:
    airtel_xstream_box_full_1567416718472.jpg


    After conversion:
    B2MR6cr.jpg

    UgSpVXV.jpg
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    Who want root join my channel pls