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Tbo29

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Replying to myself. I installed the version V8-R41KT01-LFIV369 build 009199 mentioned here. Much better than than the one which came originally with the TV. Also nice is that you now have the option to format an USB drive as internal storage which I could do only with some adb commands before.

Speed is indeed much better than I had with 336. Also now some apps which didn't work properly now are working fine (especially VPN's). It's a pitty that these models won't receive the Google TV upgrade. I have it on another model, much better and with a nice speed increase.
 

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Replying to myself. I installed the version V8-R41KT01-LFIV369 build 009199 mentioned here. Much better than than the one which came originally with the TV. Also nice is that you now have the option to format an USB drive as internal storage which I could do only with some adb commands before.

Speed is indeed much better than I had with 336. Also now some apps which didn't work properly now are working fine (especially VPN's). It's a pitty that these models won't receive the Google TV upgrade. I have it on another model, much better and with a nice speed increase.
Why won't receive upgrade ?
 

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novocalllz

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Someone in Indonesia has got the v8-r41kt01-lf1v374 update and I haven't been able to get the download link.
 

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    Hello, i'm now at the v325 release, i'm in Italy.
    can i go directly to v369?
    Thanks
    Yes, certo che puoi, no problem. I had 339 and went straight to 369. You won't lose anything. Just be patient it will take some time after the update until you will see the Home Screen.
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    Just re-read the previous page of the thread, didn't find any mention if the root version will be able to receive any OTA in the future
    To be clear, I understand the basic root and non root difference, just not sure about the future OTA (will it update automatically or manual)
    So without sounding lazy on my part, can you point the exact post mentioning this?
    Appreciates your help
    I said.... forget about ROOT !
    Last 4-5 pages is posted OTA and IMG updates and all allowed Auto or manual updates...no root firmware there.
    Post #289 you have V364_IMG (recovery) file.
    Other then this is OTA files.....V367..V369 for normal install by Local update in TV setting.
    Seemse you need V364 IMG file, as you are stuck in boot screen or whatever.
    Read in forum how to flash IMG file.

    Edit:
    Just checked ..in V364 IMG file (must unzip) ,you have PDF how to flash.
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    V8-R41KT01-LF1V374.009210 IMG

    V374 IMG



    build date= Jan 25 2020
    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
    IMG size= 2.09GB
    bootloader date= Jun 23 2021
    Revision: 009210
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    Nice, how you get this OTA version ?
    Only IMG V374 is on TCL server.
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    Installed. I will let you know of any issues if they arise.
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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!
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    Replying to myself. I installed the version V8-R41KT01-LFIV369 build 009199 mentioned here. Much better than than the one which came originally with the TV. Also nice is that you now have the option to format an USB drive as internal storage which I could do only with some adb commands before.

    Speed is indeed much better than I had with 336. Also now some apps which didn't work properly now are working fine (especially VPN's). It's a pitty that these models won't receive the Google TV upgrade. I have it on another model, much better and with a nice speed increase.
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    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.
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    How did you get the tv to work in 1080p with adb? ... any tutorial?
    Connect to abd mode "adb connect IP:5555"
    Backup existing config "adb shell dumpsys display > backup.txt"
    Change the resolution "adb shell wm size 1920x1080"
    Change the screen dpi "adb shell wm density 313" (313 for my 40 inch display, check your display size and change it accordingly)

    You do need marshmallow and higher for wm to be available in system i believe. Mine is in Pie.
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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