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AmznUser444 Dev

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Android TV x86
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Repurpose your own PCs as an Android TV instead of buying your own Android TV devices
Links will be expired on December 1, 2020, except for Tech Info's link and will downgrade to Android TV 7.1.2 Nougat to make fully functional

Specifications:
Android version: 9.0 Pie
Platform: x64 (64-bit)
File size: 933MB

Requirements:
CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core or faster 64-bit capable processor.
RAM: 1GB minimum, 2GB or higher recommended.
Storage: 8GB free disk space, 16GB, or higher recommended for downloading more apps and other contents.
GPU: 64MB of video memory. You have to use Intel Iris/HD/GMA, Nvidia GeForce, or AMD Radeon/FirePro.
Display: 1280x720 minimum resolution, 16:9, 16:10 or 17:9 aspect ratio.

Download Link:
On (mod edit: link removed) website.
Android TV x86 website home: (mod edit: link removed

Download links are Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, and MEGA (from Tech Info).

Screenshot:
Screenshots are in creation progress.
 
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aidanmacgregor

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Nice one, i look forward to trying this out i was thinking of this idea myself a while back, couple of questions, does chromecast, netflix ect work without the widevine Level 1? And could you please Concider a build without google play games, google play music, Youtube ect... basically just the play store preinstalled (Main one is to remove Youtube so i can use Smart Youtube TV with Voice Search it Conflicts With stock Youtube Package Name) Thanks
 
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AmznUser444 Dev

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Nice one, i look forward to trying this out i was thinking of this idea myself a while back, couple of questions, does chromecast, netflix ect work without the widevine Level 1? And could you please Concider a build without google play games, google play music, Youtube ect... basically just the play store preinstalled (Main one is to remove Youtube so i can use Smart Youtube TV with Voice Search it Conflicts With stock Youtube Package Name) Thanks

Chromecast built-in app isn't pre-installed by default, Netflix is only works on mobile version and a TV version isn't working.
 

izyer

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I am getting stuck at Android TV found ... /dev/sdb1, the resolution is 1280x800 , Intel® Pentium® Processor T3200 , Toshiba Satellite L300 , i think the video card is Mobile Intel® GMA 4500M

Edit: Doenst work with "nomodeset" aswell , Read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA , unsupported PM cap regs version (7)
Edit2: I installed it and in debug mode im geting something like this: "*ERROR* CPU pipe A FIFO underrun"

The USB works just fine on my main computer it just doesnt work on this old laptop , had a version of android tv 7 before and it worked just fine on it from the USB, the install option starts but i want to run it live.

Satellite L300-1A3,Pentium T3200 (2.00GHz) 667MHz,2GB DDR2 (800MHz),1GB DDR2 (800MHz) 2nd MEM,160GB (5400rpm) SATA,No HDD 2nd,,15.4 Wide XGA CSV HB,DVD-SuperMulti +-R L(SATA),Intel GL40
 
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AmznUser444 Dev

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I am getting stuck at Android TV found ... /dev/sdb1, the resolution is 1280x800 , Intel® Pentium® Processor T3200 , Toshiba Satellite L300 , i think the video card is Mobile Intel® GMA 4500M

Edit: Doenst work with "nomodeset" aswell , Read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA , unsupported PM cap regs version (7)
Edit2: I installed it and in debug mode im geting something like this: "*ERROR* CPU pipe A FIFO underrun"

The USB works just fine on my main computer it just doesnt work on this old laptop , had a version of android tv 7 before and it worked just fine on it from the USB, the install option starts but i want to run it live.

Satellite L300-1A3,Pentium T3200 (2.00GHz) 667MHz,2GB DDR2 (800MHz),1GB DDR2 (800MHz) 2nd MEM,160GB (5400rpm) SATA,No HDD 2nd,,15.4 Wide XGA CSV HB,DVD-SuperMulti +-R L(SATA),Intel GL40

You must have format as ext4 file system in installation.
 

ricktendo

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Dec 22, 2013
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OnePlus 5T
Thanks, I have an old Intel NUC DCCP847DYE I will test this on and let you know...

Does this support the MCE Remote?

Edit: I tried different bios settings with the following on/off: UEIF, Legacy, Secure Boot and no luck, not able to boot from SSD after installation.
 
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efegue

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Just tried this on a Chromebox CN60 (Celeron 2955U) and it boots and works quite 'ok'.

Things that don't work, that make it unusable for me:
  • Nothing related to video playback works, tried PLEX and YouTube
  • Wi-Fi networks get detected but joining them doesn't work
  • Bluetooth doesn't seem to work, my BT remote gets detected by my Phone and MacBook Pro but it doesn't get detected by the chromebox

Seems promising, if this issues gets addressed, I'll use it for sure, I just care about PLEX streaming :)

Thanks for your work!
 
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    ====================
    Android TV x86
    ====================

    Repurpose your own PCs as an Android TV instead of buying your own Android TV devices
    Links will be expired on December 1, 2020, except for Tech Info's link and will downgrade to Android TV 7.1.2 Nougat to make fully functional

    Specifications:
    Android version: 9.0 Pie
    Platform: x64 (64-bit)
    File size: 933MB

    Requirements:
    CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core or faster 64-bit capable processor.
    RAM: 1GB minimum, 2GB or higher recommended.
    Storage: 8GB free disk space, 16GB, or higher recommended for downloading more apps and other contents.
    GPU: 64MB of video memory. You have to use Intel Iris/HD/GMA, Nvidia GeForce, or AMD Radeon/FirePro.
    Display: 1280x720 minimum resolution, 16:9, 16:10 or 17:9 aspect ratio.

    Download Link:
    On (mod edit: link removed) website.
    Android TV x86 website home: (mod edit: link removed

    Download links are Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, and MEGA (from Tech Info).

    Screenshot:
    Screenshots are in creation progress.
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