[Android TV x86] [Guide] DIYTV (My own version of Google TV)

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DIYTV ------- Guide by LolitoPicolito.
Note1: I am NOT responsible of your device’s health. If something got broken on the install, try to ask here in the community.
Note2: The Netflix APK wasn’t built by me but by (linksource) and I give credit to this guy for making a useful APK

NOTE3: I DID NOT DEVELOP THIS ISO. I DONT HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE AT CREATING A x86 VERSION OF ANDROID. THE ISO IS PROVIDED BY THE YOUTUBER LINKED HERE (
)
I JUST MADE A SIMPLE AND EASY GUIDE FOR EVERYONE.

EDIT1:The iso is only 64bit, no 32bit iso rn :( Another thing, if the Netflix Fix dosen't work, try to uninstall and reinstall the apk untill it works, thanks.


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Links
Android TV X86 Pie: Download - MEGA
Netflix APK ATV (optional): Download - MEGA
Netflix APK FIX (read Fix Netflix): https://mega.nz/folder/UtkDSCKB#LrPhzAOf1C8abKJ-hQ1biw/file/E58ijLjT (Netflix_4.16.1_ZJ_HDFix-screenSize.apk)
Rufus: Rufus - The Official Website (Download, New Releases)
or BalenaEtcher: balenaEtcher - Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives
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Fix Netflix: This is a standard Netflix Tablet APK and I put this in to fix a problem that you may have with Netflix ATV. If you can’t open the app (the app opens but it immediately closes without displaying anything) you’ll need to uninstall Netflix ATV, install the fix APK first, see if it boots then install the other Netflix ATV APK. It should work and the ATV Version should now boot (you can uninstall the fix). I don’t know why but I discovered this when I was trying to reinstall everything to immediately see if there was some bugs.





Fix Home: This one is simple. If your Home starts freaking out, it maybe updated and its lethal and you’ll need to reinstall the whole OS. I hope that you are here not for your home that’s freaking out and you come from the guide. Just go on the play store and disable automatic updates from the setting icon.





Known Bugs:
Chromecast built-in doesn't work.
Home may break if updated (See Fix Home).
USB Debugging doesn’t work (wireless adb).

What Works:
Netflix ATV(Only 480p because of the Widevine L1 cert.)
Youtube
Prime Video (must be tablet version.)
Play Store
Google Assistant
Games (based on HW)
Spotify
WiFi
Bluetooth
USB
HDMI/VGA Output (Only on “Laptop Mode” for notebooks that needs to display out an external monitor)
SD Card
Controller (USB and BT)

Guide:
1. Flash the ISO File with Rufus or BalenaEtcher on a USB(4GB Min.).
2. When its done take the USB and put it on the PC.
3. When it boots, press ESC to display your Boot Selector.
4. Select your USB
5. When it displays a blue screen go on Installation, or if you want to see if your PC works with this OS, go select Android TV (First Option).
6. Select your partition / hdd that you want to install the OS in. (DISCLAIMER!! Go see how to select the right partition or your currently installed OS will may corrupt, or not boot.).
7. IMPORTANT! Select to ext4 for file system, or it will not boot / work!
8. Yes to install EFI GRUB2.
9. Reboot.
10. Press again ESC Untill it shows up the Boot selection and select Android TV.
11. Select the first option if you are from desktop, or if you are from notebook and you want to display the OS on an VGA/HDMI screen just select the Android TV (Laptop Mode) and close your laptop screen. In a few seconds it should appear the terminal in your external screen.
12. Do the standard Android TV Setup and it should now bring you to the Home of your Android TV. YOU DID IT!
13. IMPORTANT!!! Go see the Fix for Netflix and the Home Fix.
14. If video reproduction is a little bit slow, go on settings, device preferences, display, 3d , And select force hardware acceleration.



Credits to : Me! (Guide, and concept created and scripted by LolitoPicolito.)
??: Creator of the Netflix ATV APK. Netflix in HD is being killed in some of the Chinese boxes. - FreakTab
ISO Provider :



P.S. If there are some bugs that I am not aware of, please email me on [email protected] and you are free to make a video on this guide! I am not english and sooo... it might be written not good. Hope you understand and this is my first post on this AMAZING website. P.S. THANKS FOR THE 14k VIEWS! HOPE I WAS HELPFUL!!
 
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sinhnn.92

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Hi, thank so much for sharing, I followed your instruction and get all working but only volume control. In my case, I use android remote controller from google. Does you know any suggestion for me?
 
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Hi, thank so much for sharing, I followed your instruction and get all working but only volume control. In my case, I use android remote controller from google. Does you know any suggestion for me?
So actually the OS Is being Revealed as a "box" and it cant use general volume control. You can control volume with YouTube with connect with code and regolate volume from your phone. If you want to control the volume without using the TV remote, you could use one which has bluetooth and ir learning. Hi and thanks for following this guide.
 

Areeb Irfan

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Assalam u Alikum
Brother thanks for this awesome content but there is a problem i am facing that after installing os when its says me to sign in,when i click on sign in its reboot to language select which is from start and everytime i click aign in it do the same.
Please help me to sort out this problem
I have reinstall 2 times please tell me solution

Thanks,
Regards,
Areeb Irfan
 
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Assalam u Alikum
Brother thanks for this awesome content but there is a problem i am facing that after installing os when its says me to sign in,when i click on sign in its reboot to language select which is from start and everytime i click aign in it do the same.
Please help me to sort out this problem
I have reinstall 2 times please tell me solution

Thanks,
Regards,
Areeb Irfan
Hi. This Is a common issue. You can fix this by booting without setup wizard. Then you can login by opening the PlayStore. Contact me If It doesn't STILL work. Bye. Waiting your answer
 

Trucon

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If you could send an image i could help you Better.
20210320_101342.jpg

without the skip key, please help me, thank you
 
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without the skip key, please help me, thank you
So.. Its kinda forced. You cant install apps from the play store if you wont sign in. Have you tried to use the boot option no setup wizard? You should try that and you can Watch YouTube but you cant use the other Google services. Another THING. It maybe Will update the home Screen and cause the breaking from the whole system. Making it unstable
 

sandyrulzzz

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my old PC doesn't have a wireless card. I use Dlink N300 USB adapter. how do I install drivers to make wifi work?
 
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my old PC doesn't have a wireless card. I use Dlink N300 USB adapter. how do I install drivers to make wifi work?
Im Sorry but android x86 in general doesn't support external USB wifi or bluetooth. You can try ethernet or use your (android) phone with tethering USB. I can't help much with this problem since even normal aosp doesn't support USB wifi.
 

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I installed without no problem but when i plug the hdmi cable I can see only black screen and blank a dash.
I tried to the laptop mode. Same problem. Do you have any idea? Thanks for your support.
 
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I installed without no problem but when i plug the hdmi cable I can see only black screen and blank a dash.
I tried to the laptop mode. Same problem. Do you have any idea? Thanks for your support.
Did you close your laptop Screen After selecting laptop mode? If yes, you should try to download and find something about displaying android x86 on tvs/external monitor. If you can find the right apk It should be Easy. Write me as soon as possible. Thanks.
 

egguibs

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Hi first thanks for your work ! it's awesome to be able to use my old intel compute stick as an android tv dongle :) .
But unfortunately i have a big issue, as someone said previously, i'm unable to connect to my google account when i try to load de login daemon it crashes and go back on the previous menu, it's the case during the setup wizard but also, if a bypass it, on the user interface.

Do you have an idea or a workaround to address that ?

thanks à lot :)
 

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    DIYTV ------- Guide by LolitoPicolito.
    Note1: I am NOT responsible of your device’s health. If something got broken on the install, try to ask here in the community.
    Note2: The Netflix APK wasn’t built by me but by (linksource) and I give credit to this guy for making a useful APK

    NOTE3: I DID NOT DEVELOP THIS ISO. I DONT HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE AT CREATING A x86 VERSION OF ANDROID. THE ISO IS PROVIDED BY THE YOUTUBER LINKED HERE (
    )
    I JUST MADE A SIMPLE AND EASY GUIDE FOR EVERYONE.

    EDIT1:The iso is only 64bit, no 32bit iso rn :( Another thing, if the Netflix Fix dosen't work, try to uninstall and reinstall the apk untill it works, thanks.


    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Links
    Android TV X86 Pie: Download - MEGA
    Netflix APK ATV (optional): Download - MEGA
    Netflix APK FIX (read Fix Netflix): https://mega.nz/folder/UtkDSCKB#LrPhzAOf1C8abKJ-hQ1biw/file/E58ijLjT (Netflix_4.16.1_ZJ_HDFix-screenSize.apk)
    Rufus: Rufus - The Official Website (Download, New Releases)
    or BalenaEtcher: balenaEtcher - Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives
    -----------------------------------------------------------




    Fix Netflix: This is a standard Netflix Tablet APK and I put this in to fix a problem that you may have with Netflix ATV. If you can’t open the app (the app opens but it immediately closes without displaying anything) you’ll need to uninstall Netflix ATV, install the fix APK first, see if it boots then install the other Netflix ATV APK. It should work and the ATV Version should now boot (you can uninstall the fix). I don’t know why but I discovered this when I was trying to reinstall everything to immediately see if there was some bugs.





    Fix Home: This one is simple. If your Home starts freaking out, it maybe updated and its lethal and you’ll need to reinstall the whole OS. I hope that you are here not for your home that’s freaking out and you come from the guide. Just go on the play store and disable automatic updates from the setting icon.





    Known Bugs:
    Chromecast built-in doesn't work.
    Home may break if updated (See Fix Home).
    USB Debugging doesn’t work (wireless adb).

    What Works:
    Netflix ATV(Only 480p because of the Widevine L1 cert.)
    Youtube
    Prime Video (must be tablet version.)
    Play Store
    Google Assistant
    Games (based on HW)
    Spotify
    WiFi
    Bluetooth
    USB
    HDMI/VGA Output (Only on “Laptop Mode” for notebooks that needs to display out an external monitor)
    SD Card
    Controller (USB and BT)

    Guide:
    1. Flash the ISO File with Rufus or BalenaEtcher on a USB(4GB Min.).
    2. When its done take the USB and put it on the PC.
    3. When it boots, press ESC to display your Boot Selector.
    4. Select your USB
    5. When it displays a blue screen go on Installation, or if you want to see if your PC works with this OS, go select Android TV (First Option).
    6. Select your partition / hdd that you want to install the OS in. (DISCLAIMER!! Go see how to select the right partition or your currently installed OS will may corrupt, or not boot.).
    7. IMPORTANT! Select to ext4 for file system, or it will not boot / work!
    8. Yes to install EFI GRUB2.
    9. Reboot.
    10. Press again ESC Untill it shows up the Boot selection and select Android TV.
    11. Select the first option if you are from desktop, or if you are from notebook and you want to display the OS on an VGA/HDMI screen just select the Android TV (Laptop Mode) and close your laptop screen. In a few seconds it should appear the terminal in your external screen.
    12. Do the standard Android TV Setup and it should now bring you to the Home of your Android TV. YOU DID IT!
    13. IMPORTANT!!! Go see the Fix for Netflix and the Home Fix.
    14. If video reproduction is a little bit slow, go on settings, device preferences, display, 3d , And select force hardware acceleration.



    Credits to : Me! (Guide, and concept created and scripted by LolitoPicolito.)
    ??: Creator of the Netflix ATV APK. Netflix in HD is being killed in some of the Chinese boxes. - FreakTab
    ISO Provider :



    P.S. If there are some bugs that I am not aware of, please email me on [email protected] and you are free to make a video on this guide! I am not english and sooo... it might be written not good. Hope you understand and this is my first post on this AMAZING website. P.S. THANKS FOR THE 14k VIEWS! HOPE I WAS HELPFUL!!
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    hi please share some screenshots
    I cant do screenshots but i can give you the video that i got the ISO of android tv of. If you need to see netflix, i will soon send screenshots/videos
    <---- UI Video (Not mine, but thats the source where i got the ISO)
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    Thank you for your additional support. Its hard to solve people's problem alone... Thanks once again
    I solved this problem as follows. Can you try?
    When you see the boot screen, you should choose twrp recovery. after that you can select wipe and select the factory reset. and than reboot.
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    Hi, thank so much for sharing, I followed your instruction and get all working but only volume control. In my case, I use android remote controller from google. Does you know any suggestion for me?
    To activate the volume controll you need desactivate audio plugins (Dolby Atmos etc..), go to Settings>Device Preferences>Sound>Select Formats and choose MANUAL. After, go back to Sound settings and you will able to desactivate the USE FIXED VOLUME option. Restart!
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    Update. I got it working by booting with hardware acceleration turned off and logging in via Google play Games.

    however now I just can't get to match my tvs resolution. if I put it in laptop mode. it just matches the resolution of my 1600x900 laptop. so it doesnt fit my 1080p tv at all. and if I do it without laptop mode. I just get massive black bars around the screen, that I can't fix even with the display settings
    I have the same problem. I have 40" TV. I changed the grub settings but nothing happened.

    update:: If I understood your problem correctly, I solved it.

    edit the grub settings and add this to laptop mode.
    video=LVDS-1:d
    for ex:
    video=eDP-1:d video=LVDS-1:d video=HDMI-A-1:e
    It will completely turn off the laptop screen and transmit a full hd screen to the TV.