Android 12 update for Chromecast with Google TV

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Janaboy82

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Oct 5, 2013
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Yes, i have installed yesterday.
The frame rate switch is working fine with Mavens Kodi.
But i have experienced a few bad things as well.
I wasn't able to figure out how to install unknown sources apk files anymore.
There is no option for that.

I have experienced some performance issues as well (e.g. if i jumped chapter in Kodi it wasn't capable to follow things, (delay in audio etc), but this can be just cache setting issue).

Streaming apps:
Netflix - no frame rate switch
HBO Max - no frame rate switch and some reason no Dolby Vision either (sending out as HDR).

I don't see that smooth the system as i expected to be.
 

Janaboy82

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Oct 5, 2013
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Google assistant not executing commands on my device after update.
I don't use that, so i am not sure if it is working for me.
Maybe you should do a hard reset or just reset the google assistant?


But i figured out how to install Unknown sources, just needed to grant Always allow storage permission for the file manager what i use (in this case x-plore) and i can see the APKs now :)
 
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asinboi

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I just wanna share this info. If anyone using this device with a third party ethernet adapter and using vpn with wireguard app...

This firmware update will break your wireguard app usage. You would not be able to establish a connection. Activating one of peers in your wireguard app will disconnect the ethernet. Youd get a notification "VPN is connected" then youll received another notification after few seconds "Network connection lost". Your ethernet setting will disappear in the CCwGTV setting. Ethernet setting will return back once you deactivate the peer connection in WireGuard App.

Connection via Wifi with Wireguard App is not affected though with the firmware update. Its still works. You can establish wireguard connection with wireguard app.

Idk if this is a bug in the firmware update for those using ethernet adapters. I have not test the official google ethernet adapter so i can not fully say that too is affected, but im 100% sure third party ethernet adapter of CCwGTV are affected.

So if youre using ethernet adapter with CCwGTV and utilizing Wireguard app to establish VPN... you need to stay away from this update. Or else you gonna connect thru wifi to get the wireguard app working.
 
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UNG7896

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guys i have problem on this latest it can't my flash drive while i'm using my usb hub , any idea to revert back to android 10 ?
 

ctorbaoglu

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I experienced zero performance development. Same glitches, issues.
Some aps doesn't work. Simply can't open. Others take ages to start.
It was bad now worst.
Hdmi loses connection every minute . (I switched color format to Ycbcr 4.4.0, it seems fine now).

How to downgrade? or I will sell. Because this device is not better in terms of performance then my old 2017 LG TV software.
 

UNG7896

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stupid update it doesn't read my flash drive while using my usb hub to expand it storage
 

asinboi

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Oct 27, 2022
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I experienced zero performance development. Same glitches, issues.
Some aps doesn't work. Simply can't open. Others take ages to start.
It was bad now worst.
Hdmi loses connection every minute . (I switched color format to Ycbcr 4.4.0, it seems fine now).

How to downgrade? or I will sell. Because this device is not better in terms of performance then my old 2017 LG TV software.
the whole experience of the new update made the ccwGTV crawl. I notice lagginess after the update. Its kinda like what Apple do to their iphones.... Sure theyd support and keep rlsing ios update to their old iphones, but they will mess up the updat and add lagginess experience for you to ditch your old iphone to buy new iphones. Same thing is happening ccwgtv.. theyre fcking our experience with their update so we would buy their "new ccwgtv."
 
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asinboi

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Oct 27, 2022
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stupid update it doesn't read my flash drive while using my usb hub to expand it storage
probably kernel of usb hub is not supported with the update. this update fckup every third party usb peripheral that exist. I have not checked mine if the usb storage is broken too, but i would not be surprise if its broken.
 

Bierfreund

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I have an Chromecast with Google TV 4k (model: GZRNL). It's still on Android 10 (see screenshots attached) and it's no update available. Tried resetting to factory defaults, still same issue.
 

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KingEB

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I just wanna share this info. If anyone using this device with a third party ethernet adapter and using vpn with wireguard app...

This firmware update will break your wireguard app usage. You would not be able to establish a connection. Activating one of peers in your wireguard app will disconnect the ethernet. Youd get a notification "VPN is connected" then youll received another notification after few seconds "Network connection lost". Your ethernet setting will disappear in the CCwGTV setting. Ethernet setting will return back once you deactivate the peer connection in WireGuard App.

Connection via Wifi with Wireguard App is not affected though with the firmware update. Its still works. You can establish wireguard connection with wireguard app.

Idk if this is a bug in the firmware update for those using ethernet adapters. I have not test the official google ethernet adapter so i can not fully say that too is affected, but im 100% sure third party ethernet adapter of CCwGTV are affected.

So if youre using ethernet adapter with CCwGTV and utilizing Wireguard app to establish VPN... you need to stay away from this update. Or else you gonna connect thru wifi to get the wireguard app workin
I don't suppose you've found a fix for this other than using WiFi? I use Windscribe and even with other protocols I have the same problem through wired connection on my hub. Vpn connects then network disconnects. Very frustrating!
 

asinboi

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Oct 27, 2022
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google devs/guys could fix this problem if only anyone know where you can report this bug to official google forum for chromecast with google tv but idk where that is.

I tried posting here so anyone experiencing can see this and people can report it to google devs who are here in this forum, but i guess no devs has caught this yet it here or experiencing the problem...im pretty sure it would be fix if "someone" who know guys in google and brought this at their attention
 

asinboi

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Oct 27, 2022
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idk. never tinker with firmware of chromecast gtv before, but this is android device so if youve been rooting or downgrading with android before, i guess its the way as this with the device.

worst scenario that you can remedy this problem is buy another one ccwgtv the 4k version and dont upgrade to the latest firmware one. And disable the auto update. to prevent force upgrade from google...block the url of firmware update with pihole or similar dns blocking to keep google away from updating your device wo your consent.
 
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urbanman2004

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Tech site says that Chromecast with Google TV got Android 12 update. Has anyone received?

I have received the update and I hate it... A lot of the functionality I was used to that was present before the update occurred such as accessing directory paths w/in apps has been neutered. Also, the sound effects like when you toggle w/in the OS or when you select OK to open an app are ruined and there's noticeable crackling/pop. Now I'm actively searching for a way to root the device and to revert the update back to Android 11 or Android 10.
 
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    Yes, i have installed yesterday.
    The frame rate switch is working fine with Mavens Kodi.
    But i have experienced a few bad things as well.
    I wasn't able to figure out how to install unknown sources apk files anymore.
    There is no option for that.

    I have experienced some performance issues as well (e.g. if i jumped chapter in Kodi it wasn't capable to follow things, (delay in audio etc), but this can be just cache setting issue).

    Streaming apps:
    Netflix - no frame rate switch
    HBO Max - no frame rate switch and some reason no Dolby Vision either (sending out as HDR).

    I don't see that smooth the system as i expected to be.
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    Tech site says that Chromecast with Google TV got Android 12 update. Has anyone received?

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    Google assistant not executing commands on my device after update.
    I don't use that, so i am not sure if it is working for me.
    Maybe you should do a hard reset or just reset the google assistant?


    But i figured out how to install Unknown sources, just needed to grant Always allow storage permission for the file manager what i use (in this case x-plore) and i can see the APKs now :)
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    I just wanna share this info. If anyone using this device with a third party ethernet adapter and using vpn with wireguard app...

    This firmware update will break your wireguard app usage. You would not be able to establish a connection. Activating one of peers in your wireguard app will disconnect the ethernet. Youd get a notification "VPN is connected" then youll received another notification after few seconds "Network connection lost". Your ethernet setting will disappear in the CCwGTV setting. Ethernet setting will return back once you deactivate the peer connection in WireGuard App.

    Connection via Wifi with Wireguard App is not affected though with the firmware update. Its still works. You can establish wireguard connection with wireguard app.

    Idk if this is a bug in the firmware update for those using ethernet adapters. I have not test the official google ethernet adapter so i can not fully say that too is affected, but im 100% sure third party ethernet adapter of CCwGTV are affected.

    So if youre using ethernet adapter with CCwGTV and utilizing Wireguard app to establish VPN... you need to stay away from this update. Or else you gonna connect thru wifi to get the wireguard app working.
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    idk. never tinker with firmware of chromecast gtv before, but this is android device so if youve been rooting or downgrading with android before, i guess its the way as this with the device.

    worst scenario that you can remedy this problem is buy another one ccwgtv the 4k version and dont upgrade to the latest firmware one. And disable the auto update. to prevent force upgrade from google...block the url of firmware update with pihole or similar dns blocking to keep google away from updating your device wo your consent.