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vbvamsi

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Hi nhumber, in my case passing it through tv will require some rewiring which I am not considering an option. I have tried the keep alive to all possible settings without luck. My AV receiver supports all audio formats and it is able to play everything being passed from fire tv. The only problem is that once DTS audio is played, nothing else plays after that. I have created a thread in xbmc forum and there seem to be other users with this same problem. None who have it resolved. I created a ticket with xbmc and logged it as a bug.
 

nhumber

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Hi what I meant was just for testing purposes. Have pass through enabled. Audio set to hdmi output. into a TV.. Play a video with dts.. (TV will decode it down to stereo or maybe it will just have no audio, doesn't matter.. ) then go try a non dts video.. If you get audio from your TV where u normally wouldn't get it from your av receiver. Then you can conclude that it's some sort of compatibility issue with the receiver and not the an actual problem with the ftv.
 

maatik

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Oct 12, 2011
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Notice: Soundcloud apk via sideload works perfectly including Login !
Complete Navigation via RemoteController, only scroll trough a track needs mouse.

Greets maat
 

BobT16

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Nov 11, 2014
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Charter TV not working in FireTV

Trying to get Charter TV version 1.0.5 to run. However, I get “Disconnect HDMI to resume playback” message on screen when I try to play a station on it.

I am a new member of forum and a user not a developer but I can follow instructions if not overly technical. Can you help? I understand you reported having run this app successfully.

Thanks,
bob
 

gnagyg

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I apologize for re-asking: I am receiving a fire TV today and I hope it can be rooted. I also have a fire TV stick and when I sideload the dish anywhere apk it won't run because of missing Google store services.

Are you saying that it should work on the fire TV without routing it? I am buying the fire TV only for dish anywhere. If this doesn't work I will need to return it ...
 

navigates

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I apologize for re-asking: I am receiving a fire TV today and I hope it can be rooted. I also have a fire TV stick and when I sideload the dish anywhere apk it won't run because of missing Google store services.

Are you saying that it should work on the fire TV without routing it? I am buying the fire TV only for dish anywhere. If this doesn't work I will need to return it ...

If you get lucky and get the rootable version then you are good. Dishanywhere works perfectly fine on mine during my test. however I have the google play store installed as well so can't comment on it requiring the google framework.
 

moeduss

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Feb 19, 2012
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You can download the Google services off of the app egg store on the fire tv, you may need to have a browser installed though for the download link to work. Saw it there yesterday when was playing with my non rootable fire tv.

Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk 2
 

Augman

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Wow, there's a lot of great information in this thread. Thank you everyone- I think I'll buy this thing now. Didn't see the point before
 

tee1979

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thanks OP and all who contributed finding this post gave me even more use for my FTV Stick. i don't know if anyone posted this but i tried watch tnt app and it works after logging in with my cable company tv everywhere account and am watching the matrix as i type. it will need some sort of mouse like a lot of other apps i don't know if there are better remote apps to use but i am using wukong remot as suggested in a youtube video.
 

moeduss

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thanks OP and all who contributed finding this post gave me even more use for my FTV Stick. i don't know if anyone posted this but i tried watch tnt app and it works after logging in with my cable company tv everywhere account and am watching the matrix as i type. it will need some sort of mouse like a lot of other apps i don't know if there are better remote apps to use but i am using wukong remot as suggested in a youtube video.

Try limitless remote, it's on the play store, I use it on my ftv and works well. You will need the limitless server on the fire stick.

Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk 2
 
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dk1keith

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Fire TV Finally All Setup

Finally got my Fire TV setup. Rooted, Rbox Custom Rom, XBMC, SPMC on homescreen etc. I have used the swap sd to swap internal for a 120 gig ssd which is working great. My question is: How do I make a backup from recovery? I know how to boot into recovery and make a backup, but since I have my storage swapped to the ssd
1. Can I mount a thumbdrive and backup to it
2. Will it make a complete backup even though my internal storage is swapped to the ssd
any help would be greatly appreciated
and thanks to everyone who helped me get this far!
 

moeduss

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Getting the gear and going for the hardware root option, this should be fun.

Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk 2
 

ilovemymac

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What is purpose in rooting since we can now use a drive and the fire has browser now


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moeduss

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Personal preference for starters, more control over what's on it and what's not plus some apps need root to operate properly, like limitless remote, not all fries work properly without it.

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    DEVELOPMENT
    Connect Using ADB:
    https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/asb/connect-adb.html

    Install APKS:
    https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/asb/app-install.html


    APPS Working:
    Adobe Flash with Firefox *Thanks destinal*
    Allcast - Reported
    CBS - Reported
    Charter TV - Reported by Me
    DirectTV App Tablet/Phone - Reported
    Dish Anywhere - Reported
    Dropbox - Works but you cant install apk this way
    Firefox *Thanks PHAMOS1*
    Remote. Media Center TV *Thanks PHAMOS1*
    ES File Explorer *Thanks PHAMOS1*
    MLB TV Premium *FireTv Version* Bypass Restrictions
    MX Player *Thanks PHAMOS1*
    AirReceiver *Thanks PHAMOS1*
    HBO GO *Thanks PHAMOS1*
    TimeWarner App *Thanks georgieff*
    WWE Network - Works
    Xbox Music - Reported
    Xfinity TV Go - Works - Reported
    Xtralogic Remote Desktop Client- Reported

    XBMC Versions that work
    Frodo XBMC
    SPMC 12.4.2 *Thanks Koying from XBMC* Download
    SPMC 12.4.2 Launcher Edition *Thank to mastafunk* Download
    XBMC for Ouya 12.3.2 - Download
    Gotham XBMC
    XBMC 13.1 *Thanks Koying from XBMC* - Download

    APPS NOT Working:
    Popcorn Time - Reported - Needs Mouse, video very choppy

    Live TV with HomeRun Prime:

    Ouya Store on Fire TV: Instructions

    IPTV Server Setup on Fire TV: Instructions

    Emulators:
    ePSXe for Android - Reported
    FPse for Android - Installs but reports that the controllers arent registering correctly - Reported
    Snes9x EX+ - Reported

    Hardware Working:
    Keyboards/Mouse
    Logitech K320 - Reported
    Logitech K400r - Reported
    Logitech K520 - Reported
    Logitech K750 - Reported
    Logitech K800 - Reported
    Logitech MX5500 - Reported
    Lenovo Mulitimedia Remote N5902 - Reported
    Hausbell Mini H7 2.4GHz Wireless Entertainment Keyboard with Touchpad for PC
    Mele Pro F10 - *Thanks MejDam*
    DiNovo mini - Keyboard works but no mouse *Thanks DealLQ* - Reported
    FAVI Entertainment SmartStick Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad Mouse - Reported

    Controllers
    Xbox 360 Wired - Reported
    Xbox 360 Wireless with Dongle - Reported
    PS4 Wired - Buttons map incorretly FIX
    Ouya Controller - I have tested
    Madcatz Mojo (with dongle) - I have tested
    Moga Controller - Reported

    MCE Remote Contro
    ARtec VRC-1100 - Reported

    Video Formats:
    720p - Works - SPMC, XBMC for Ouya, gotham release
    1080i - Works - SPMC, XBMC for Ouya, gotham release
    1080p - Works - SPMC, XBMC for Ouya, gotham release

    My SPMC Audio Settings:
    DTS%20Settings_thumbnail.jpg


    Audio
    DTS: Works (SPMC and XBMC FireTv Version through HDMI and through optical audio)
    Dolby Digital: Works (SPMC and XBMC FireTv Version through HDMI and through optical audio)

    Loseless Audio: have these options disabled under system - audio - disable DTS-HD and TrueHD else you'll get nothing but static. DTS-MA files will passthrough as DTS and TrueHD files will be in stereo

    Custom Splashscreen

    Custom Splashscreen by elmerohueso
    elmerohuesoSplash.jpg


    Full Picture
    authors link: http://s2.postimg.org/6zlxaix93/Splash.png

    Custom Splashscreen by reaven
    reavenSplash.jpg

    Full Picture
    authors link: http://oi59.tinypic.com/2mi409g.jpg

    How to Install splash screen:
    move splash.png to platform-tools folder then run the command for your version of XBMC

    For XBMC on Ouya Version:
    adb push splash.png /sdcard/Android/data/tv.ouya.xbmc/files/.xbmc/media/splash.png

    For SPMC Version:
    adb push splash.png /sdcard/Android/data/com.semperpax.spmc/files/.xbmc/media/splash.png

    For Regular XBMC (gotham v13) Version:
    adb push splash.png /sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/media/splash.png

    Different Launcher
    firelauncher-1.jpg


    Modifications on FIre TV
    Root - HERE

    Auto boot to XBMC
    AutoPilot - Download
    Once Installed, launch Application and select your XBMC version from the list of apps. Reboot and done.

    Block Updates
    You Need to have a Router that is capable of URL Blocking and block the following address.
    http://firs-ta-g7g.amazon.com/
    Post

    Spoof Installed location - Thanks to Koying
    adb install -r -i com.amazon.venezia <apk file>

    What Doesnt Work
    VC1 decoding - Amazon Doesn't support it
    HD audio (DTSMA and TrueHD) - Android Limitation
    24fps - Android Limitation

    Take A ScreenShot Credit to htpcforall
    adb shell screencap -p /storage/emulated/legacy/Pictures/Picture.png
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    Why are you even posting that if your sig says you wont help ppl root? because you think you're cool? LMFAO

    I wish reading comprehension was focused on more in today's educational establishments. Let me help you with that.

    Do NOT email me asking for help rooting your device.

    The "Do Not email me" part indicates I don't wish to receive email on the subject.

    I posted an image, because I am preparing the package for release right now.

    *edit*
    I see you edited your original rude comment,

    Why post that if your sig says you wont help ppl root =/ its a slap in the face!

    No, slap in the face is the entitlement and rudeness I get from people like you, simply because I don't want personal emails on a subject that could be handled with a PM, or a public forum post.

    Instead of waiting for me to finish a releasable, easy to use exploit for it (which I am working on from my hotel room right now), you decide to jump on me for a simple request regarding email in my signature.
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    @OP

    Please use SPMC 12.4.2 ( http://filez.semperpax.com/5r4ln85l ) instead of 12.3.3 if a Frodo build is preferred for XBMC.
    12.4.x is based on Frodo 12.3 and fixes a nasty video decoding bug.

    [EDIT]
    Also, to avoid confusion, it's probably best to remove the reference to "XBMC on Ouya". It's basically the same as SPMC 12.3.3 (which was created because Ouya had to remove DTS/AC3 decoding due to licensing), so superseded by SPMC 12.4.2, too.
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    :good: Looks like it has its own section to me:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire-tv