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Flash/update files for TCL ES560/S6500/S5300

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Oct 9, 2013
from V to R what changes?
"R" version.....somebody call "Rooted",but is not.
TCL often releasing "R" version to address reported bugs in firmware.
Is more likely as custom build.
To coming back to "V" version, must use "V" IMG file.

You can see also "R" version for RT51 bellow:


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Sep 23, 2016
"R" version.....somebody call "Rooted",but is not.
TCL often releasing "R" version to address reported bugs in firmware.
Is more likely as custom build.
To coming back to "V" version, must use "V" IMG file.

You can see also "R" version for RT51 bellow:
then I await the official firmware, but will there be any possibility that they update the system to android 10 or 11? I have read that the tcl 2019 and 2020 tv models will be updated to android 11 but this model is not there

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    Hola José. Tengo la misma Tv y estoy con la versión 343. Ningún problema hasta ahora. Saludos
    English please....and latest is V360 OTA.

    build date= Jan 25 2021
    build= 1611534792
    security_patch= 2020-12-01
    gmsversion= Android_9_Pie
    product.build.fingerprint= TCL/UnionTV/UnionTV:9/PPR2.180905.006.A1/builder.20210125.083312:user/release-keys
    OTA size= 987MB
    bootloader date= Jun 23 2021
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    This is a list of update packages and installation images for TCL ES560/S6500/S5300, chassis RT41.
    If you're unsure whether your TCL TV is chassis RT41 or not, you may check it in Settings > About > Contact us menu. If your Software version starts with V8-R41KT01-LF1, you may proceed with the installation. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A RT41 CHASSIS, THE INSTALLATION WILL FAIL.
    There are two kinds of packages for this TV, download mode packages and Android OTA packages. Download mode packages will erase your data, while Android OTA packages will keep your data.

    Android OTA packages:
    Version 190.
    Version 234.
    Version 241.
    Version 272.
    Version 305.
    Version 353.
    Version 360.
    Version 364.
    Version 367.
    After downloading the package, please, do read the manual included (especially if you want to update to Android 9).

    Download mode packages:
    Version 064.
    Version 076.
    Version 080.
    Version 114.
    Version 117.
    Version 133.
    Version 138.
    Version 139.
    Version 144.
    Version 155.
    Version 180.
    Version 216.
    Version 226.
    Version 229.
    Version 234.
    Version 241.
    Version 242.
    Version 243.
    Version 245.
    Version 250. (Downgraded kernel.)
    Version 255.
    Version 257.
    Version 272.
    Version 284.
    Version 292.
    Version 305.
    Version 343.
    Version 364.
    Rooted download mode packages:
    Version 289.
    Version 353.
    Version 361.
    These packages have an Update.img file. Copy the image file to the root of your USB drive, plug the USB drive into the TV, then boot the TV into download mode.

    How do I boot into download mode?
    1) Hold the power button on the remote control until the power off menu is shown.
    2) Select Yes to turn off the TV.
    3) When the power LED turns off, press and hold the TV's power button.
    4) When the power LED begins to blink, release the power button.
    Another way to boot into download mode is to unplug the TV's power cord, then hold the TV's power button while plugging the power cord back. When the power LED begins to blink, release the power button.
    The TV should boot into download mode and begin the installation process. DO NOT POWER OFF THE TV DURING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS!
    Were you able to do it? I have a rca that is the same too. Tell me about your experience, please, thank you!

    I tried both the OTA and the full firmware install and both installed without a single issue, even the TV started with the "Hitachi" logo and everything so it went just like an official update, the latest firmware (v255) that some user posted here didn't gave me any issues at all, I could even say that it runs better than the original, and they improved some image settings related options, so go for it, if the chasis model number match shouldn't be a problem then, the system checks anyway if the firmware it's valid for installation.
    Hi I have a Hitachi that is virtually exactly the TCL 6500, it's the same device only with the "Hitachi" brand on it, even the cablebox remote control had to be pair with TCL code number and the software version of mine starts correctly with V8-R41KT01-LF1, should I try to update with these packages? Those this updates arrive at least later or the TV will update only to android 9 via manual update?
    Go for it son

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    Does it worth to update to V255 (im on 241... pretty stable) ? any caveat or something that brokes?
    Thanks for your comments.
    I'm on 255 , everything works fine except for that creepy app named com.tcl.tvweishi (Tv protection).. it crashes when opening file manager or other options in it .

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    i have a TCL 40ES560, does chromecast built-in works with tv in standby for any of you? It never worked for me, tried every firmware, I have the option for network standby, fast turn on, everything seems set up as it should, but as soon as I turn the tv to standby it is no longer usable to cast to.. I have another Android TV from sony in my living room and it never had this problem
    Well, since I have never watched locally stored media, I've no clue about a fix.
    In a WhatsApp group, some users have complained about a black screen issue on certain streaming apps, though. I do remember of experiencing a black screen issue, only once, but I don't remember what I did to fix it.