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

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kamazok

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Estoy intentando instalar android tv x86 en mi Compaq Presario SR1717CL
I'm afraid your device is so old that it can hardly work on it anything newer than Android 4.4 x86! I recommend you stay on it. Or, the last option. This is a Remix OS Alpha 2016 build on Android 6 (I have Pentium T2300 and slightly older hardware from 2006-2007). I can make a ATV6 assembly for old iron on its basis, if there is a need for it.
 

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Android TV for older computers.
1. Android 7 x86 (+TV MOD)
2. Android 8 TV x86 (+Google fix)
3. Android 9 TV x86 (+Google fix)
(download AVT7/9 from mega.nz)

Builds based on ATV8/9 from TOSantoni (bought)
"Google fix" reboot when entering a login/pass
"TV MOD" UI from Android TV and voice search

Tested ATV7 on Lenovo S10-3 (Atom N450)
And Asus Eee PC 1015PED (Atom N455)
Athlon 64 x2 5600 + Radeon 2600 on ATV9

YouTube (app) is broken on the ATV7
Replaced YouTube with SmartTubeNext
(or you can install YouTube ReVanced)
YouTube (app) on ATV8/9 works great

4. Android 9 TV x86 (Kernel 5.10.32 | xanmod1)
Root works, Wifi6 AX200 is great, Ryzen too.

Do you need ATV6 for Pentium T2300 and older?
Based on Remix OS Alpha (Android 6) 2016 build
If there are questions, Write to Me / Bye - Bye :)
I installed Android 9 TV x86 (Kernel 5.10.32 | xanmod1) but got an error turning up and down the volume on my laptop.

Please guide to fix.

Thanks very much.
 

kamazok

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got an error turning up and down the volume on my laptop.
Settings - > Audio - > Audio output (HDMI default) You need to select Speakers
Or do it through SoundAbout app (but I like AlsaMixer on Phoenix OS more)

In case of failure, install a simple ATV9 (it is better friends with old laptops). I'm fine with ATV7. If you do not need HDMI, you can download Prime OS (for games, Internet, YouTube). The UI menu will be like in Windows, control the mouse + keyboard.
 
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Apps that work on my Device:

Prime Video (no tablet version - the version from the playstore in version 5.5.12-armv7a)
Netflix (from the First post)
myvideo.ge (georgian TV)
OpenVPN for Android with autostart after the boot
Joyn (german tv)
TuneIN
waipu TV
Google Chrome up to Version 88.0.4324.181 possible




all standard Apps

Google Assitent works fine!

video preview

the Black Screen in Prime is the DRM there i watching short a Trailer with the standard playstore version

Semiotik, how did you get to successfully play Netflix and Amazon?? I'm running a Gen8 I3 intel, 8GB ddr4 with SSD. I followed every thing on this post and ATV works flawlessly, I can watch youtube, tivimate, etc. but Netflix and APrime just won't open no matter what I try. Stuck at L3.

Thank you!
 

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Everything okay. But youtube video can't play. It's loading. what can i do. I'm using laptop
 

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Everything okay. But youtube video can't play. It's loading. what can i do. I'm using laptop
i had the same issue, i think it soved by disabling the Codec ffmpeg on screen sttings, if this not work, shut down and in the boot menu pick Debug video, i think is at the end of the list or something, it will start to make testings and stuff, when its done, just type: exit, and it will boot to android TV. Hope this helps
 
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ekmuz

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Hello guys. I have a few questions about Android TV x86. I installed the OS to my old laptop and after applying some fixes everything turned fine. But I still have problems.
1- When I try to "Sleep" the OS, it is soft-rebooting itself and suddenly disables the Wi-Fi settings. So It cannot sleep, and after that Wi-Fi is not being enabled without reboot the system. How can I fix this? I want to sleep my system so i can wake it faster when i want to watch anything again.

2- My laptop doesn't have a built-in bluetooth card. So i bought a Bluetooth dongle that does not have a name or brand. I just know the dongle's hardware name is "CSR8510" and i can see the "V5.0" label on the dongle. And I can't enable this bluetooth dongle. How can I enable the bluetooth dongle? I want to connect my bluetooth headphones to my Android TV/Laptop.

Please help me if you can. Thank you so much.
 

naaeem

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i had the same issue, i think it soved by disabling the Codec ffmpeg on screen sttings, if this not work, shut down and in the boot menu pick Debug video, i think is at the end of the list or something, it will start to make testings and stuff, when its done, just type: exit, and it will boot to android TV. Hope this helps
It's perfectly working.Thanks man❤️
 

Aaron Kunnath

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This is simply amazing. I managed to successfully install it and run Android TV successfully.
1 issue I have is that 1080p 60fps video lags so much on YouTube. Normal 1080p works flawlessly. 1080p is the maximum resolution I can get for videos on Youtube. Any video I have downloaded that is above 1080p lags alot. Is there any fix or is that a current limitation we have?
 

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    Everything okay. But youtube video can't play. It's loading. what can i do. I'm using laptop
    i had the same issue, i think it soved by disabling the Codec ffmpeg on screen sttings, if this not work, shut down and in the boot menu pick Debug video, i think is at the end of the list or something, it will start to make testings and stuff, when its done, just type: exit, and it will boot to android TV. Hope this helps
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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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    I managed to get around the login problem as follows (you need to have the adb tools installed on your pc and know how to use the prompt. Google for that if you don't know):
    • First, start Android TV in "No Setup Wizard" mode in "Advanced options" in grub menu;
    • When the system starts, go to Settings > Device Preferences > System > Local Network services, check the "Allow ADB service" checkbox and enable the "Current state of service";
    • Download the Google Chrome apk in version X86_X64;
    • With adb installed on your pc, type adb connect ANDROIDTV_IP, you should get something like connected to ANDROIDTV_IP:5555, if it doesn't appear check the ip entered (no need to type the port);
    • Type adb install -r apk_name.apk (if it is in a different folder: C:\..\..\Documents\chrome.apk), and wait for the installation (it takes a while);
    • When you get the message "Success", on Android TV go to "Settings > Apps > See all apps", and you will see Android System WebView disabled. Activate it and Chrome will appear in the list of apps;
    • Go to Chrome, open it, continue until the login screen appears;
    • Log in and be happy!!!;
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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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    Everything okay. But youtube video can't play. It's loading. what can i do. I'm using laptop
    i had the same issue, i think it soved by disabling the Codec ffmpeg on screen sttings, if this not work, shut down and in the boot menu pick Debug video, i think is at the end of the list or something, it will start to make testings and stuff, when its done, just type: exit, and it will boot to android TV. Hope this helps