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kingchris

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Apr 17, 2007
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maybe someone here is able to help me:
I posted here already a while ago. I have a 55puf6850/t3 (a Model, exclusive sold in China) it is running some sort of android (rooted!) but I’m. It able to interact with the ambilight. I try to sync my hue lights, but all the known solutions don’t work with this model.
Has anyone maybe ideas or information if the version of this TV can be changed?

Thanks
 
Dec 12, 2018
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Can enybody confirm i have 55pus7181/12 dont get 5.1 ch audio from tv app after update to Oreo enymore...
All other apps give me dolby 5.1 like Netflix and Prime video i have tested whit swedish C-more channels cable comhem but only stereo ..
The bult in tv app dont pass bitstream att all, all channels show up as PCM stereo
 

yr4ik

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Hello. I have a TV Philips 43PUS6412/12 and remote control Rii i25a (with voice control). But on TV, voice control does not work. I tried on my old sony mt15i. When i connecting remote control to phone - everything works. But on TV - no way. It can be fixed? What kind of drivers are missing?
 

MareleVlad

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Hello. I have a TV Philips 43PUS6412/12 and remote control Rii i25a (with voice control). But on TV, voice control does not work. I tried on my old sony mt15i. When i connecting remote control to phone - everything works. But on TV - no way. It can be fixed? What kind of drivers are missing?
Hi,

I am also curious what USB mic works with our Philips Android TV.

I know that we can use the Android TV app on smartphone to send voice comands, but I would like to have a hardware mic also.

I have bought a cheap USB mic from AliExpress but it doesn't work on my Android TV. On Windows it works.

Thank you.

Cheers,
Vlad
 

bothered

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if the 7303 gets an update to Oreo i'm pretty sure I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole for at least 12 months - some people just want to enjoy their tv for a while till the minor issues get ironed out :)
 

Toengel

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Can enybody confirm i have 55pus7181/12 dont get 5.1 ch audio from tv app after update to Oreo enymore...
All other apps give me dolby 5.1 like Netflix and Prime video i have tested whit swedish C-more channels cable comhem but only stereo ..
The bult in tv app dont pass bitstream att all, all channels show up as PCM stereo

Hi,

it's a confirmed bug with 25.238 on every plattform...

[email protected]
 

Octaviancu

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Dec 26, 2018
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50PUS7303/12 relay noise during watching

Hi,

I have a 50PUS7303/12.
During watching TV, when the image is getting darker, that is a relay that is going on and off again and again.
The sound is powerful and very annoying.
Any ideas?

Thanks
 

mms99099

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Mar 17, 2010
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Samsung Galaxy S8
Everything is ok now, thank You.
Hi,

I have to ask you since you & I have the same tv, I have two problems with of them a major one, after replacing my original 7120 board with 6401 board, the tv picture & performance is great however when you navigate through settings or connect your game console you'll notice the backlight acting on every movement spicially whith the white colors. The other problem is minor which after turning off tv for like 10 seconds the ambilight starts and stays that way. Did you have this problems and did you solve them?

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mms99099

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Mar 17, 2010
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Samsung Galaxy S8
Hi,

the 7120 does not have a real upgrade kit - so you are running the 6401 board without NVM/EED?

[email protected]
With or without edd/nvm it still works but it doesn't solve all the problems

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---------- Post added at 11:11 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:08 AM ----------

My orginal board had awful input lag that made gaming on it worse, thats why I replaced original 7120 board with 6401 one

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bothered

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The channel ordering on this is a joke
Phillips do not even have a pc app that can help you like sony do. The best one seems a paid version called seteditpfl but the price is deluded big time even for the lite version
 

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    Hi guys! I've just bought a Philips 70PUF8205/T3 smart TV. Though it's only available in China, I wish to watch Netflix & other stream services on it (such as Disney+). I have the ability to make it connect to those services above, but I'm not clear if it has DRM and supports UHD videos.
    Translated detail page: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=https://www.philips.com.cn/c-p/70PUF8205_T3/8200-series-4k-uhd-led-smart-tv
    Thanks for your helping!

    English is so hard, I can't manage to use it as Chinese.Chinese is so easy~( ̄v ̄)"
    Try doing menu + 1147
    Or menu + 1999
    Something like that and check the widevine dialogue.
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    Guys! To disable Philips Collections bar or also known as Philips Apps Tray at top of Android TV leanback launcher. All you have to do is find leanbackcustomizer in System Apps or Running Apps and turn off its notifications which can be turned off at button of the menu when you click on the service.

    I couldn't find a single source which mentioned these steps to take to disable Philips bloatware. I figured these out on own. I am not aware of any other methods that has the same results.

    Enjoy your less of a pain Android TV by Philips

    Hope this helps.

    ---------- Post added at 02:03 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:56 AM ----------

    To disable recommendations, disable org.droidtv.nett_launcherapp in system apps or running apps. Hope this also helps debloat your Philips Android TV to a manageable level. However, this doesn't get rid of the recommendations field only apps that shows up.
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    firmware decryption + rooting attempts

    #################################
    WARNING: don't look at the following information nor try to use any of it if you have no clue about linux or android as it is most likely that you are going to break your expensive gadget. For every one else: don't blame philips if you brick your device -> think before actually trying. If you post about vulnerabilities and stuff better cover your ass - who knows what the legal department of philips thinks about your cool stuff.
    #################################

    So as you decided to ignore my warning, here we go:

    I already spent plenty of time researching the internals of the device in order to get root privileges. Unluckily without the final breakthrough - but at least I found out some very interesting details.

    You might ask what those extended privileges should be good for? Well in my eyes android - a project available as open source with uncountable possibilities for developers and users - should not be closed down by profit oriented manufacturers. As those are often forcing the users into their own "crappy" software without given them any chance to escape. I like to develop at system base, use the underlying linux tools and most important check what the manufacturer does (behind my back) in my own living room. Hell I bought this expensive device and have no idea and can't nearly control what is sent to Philips nor Google.

    1. I wrote a tool to decrypt the official firmware. It was created via reverse-engineering the "upgrade.bin" arm-file (thanks for the trace, snoerenberg).

    Some interesting details about the used cryptography:
    - openssl library functions
    - used algorithm: aes-256 in CBC mode
    - the encryption key is generated via "EVP_BytesToKey" using only the first 127 byte of the keyfile + an eight byte salt found near the beginning of every input file

    Source-Code: attachment or pastebin_com / z3nA2r3J
    maybe mirroring this paste and the source would be a good idea (Google for the HASH if link is down)

    The decrypted firmware archive contains the following files:

    boot.img.zip: kernel + initrd + ramdisk (unknown file format)
    bootloader.zip: bootloader (unknown file format)
    tzk_normal.img.zip: ? maybe recovery (unknown file format)

    user_setting.zip: content of /user_setting
    system.img.zip: content of /system (ext4-img)
    firmware.img.zip: content of /firmware (ext4-img)

    BackEndBin.zip, EdidBin.zip, fpgaUhdBin.zip, RougeBin.zip: different binary files - supposedly firmware for these components

    As you see I was not able to extract the most interesting part (kernel + ramdisk) - Hopefully some android experts could help!

    The current and some older firmware files could be downloaded at philips_samipupu_com (thanks for hosting)

    2. General information:
    - Kernel version: Linux version 3.4.70+ ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.6.x-google 20120106 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 14 01:52:21 IST 2014
    - Kernel cmd-line: androidboot.hardware=AND1E quiet lpj=11935744 root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.console=ttyS0 console=ttyS0,115200 init=/init vmalloc=448M quiet macaddr=00:00:00:00:00:00 emmc_ts.dev_id=1 emmc_ts.size=16777216 emmc_ts.erasesize=524288 emmc_ts.writesize=512
    - lsmod:
    usb8797 359014 3 - Live 0x00000000
    usb97mlan 290809 1 usb8797, Live 0x00000000 (P)
    mbtusbchar 52685 0 - Live 0x00000000
    usbfwdnld 8530 0 - Live 0x00000000
    fusion 96777 0 - Live 0x00000000 (O)
    tpvinput 7132 2 - Live 0x00000000 (O)
    trcext 333860 0 - Live 0x00000000 (O)
    gal3d 161434 16 - Live 0x00000000
    amp_core 72528 2 - Live 0x00000000 (O)
    tzlogger 1199 0 - Live 0x00000000 (O)
    tzd 32013 30 amp_core,tzlogger, Live 0x00000000 (O)

    3. The trcext module seems to be very interesting as a short look with a disassembler revealed that it might be able to read and manipulate process memory of any process. Maybe someone good at kernel-drivers could take a look?

    4. There are two world-readable directories containing very interesting information:
    - /data/debugdump: stack-traces, process-lists, short memory excerpts based on crashes of the native binaries (could be very helpful for exploiting)
    - /data/anr: davlik crash-dumps of android applications

    5. There are 3 SGUID and 1 SUID binaries (visible):
    -rwxr-s--- root inet 5500 netcfg
    -rwxr-sr-x root net_raw 26072 ping
    -rwsr-s--- root shell 9464 run-as

    6. The recovery menu which could be used to install a "new" firmware if the device does not boot properly could be reached via the following steps:
    - unplug the power
    - press and hold the joypad on the backside of the TV downwards
    - replug
    - release the joypad after 10 sec

    7. There is a Customer-Service-Menu at “123654” which contains read only information about the current firmware and so one. However there is also the real service menu (062?96i) which could be used for much more things. But you need to be really careful with this, i already managed to break booting without changing something important.

    8. The settings-app calls the "su" command inside of CSMActivity. If this is no obsolete debug code (i was not able to trigger this part yet) than there could be a "su" inside /sbin. The Manifest also shows this strange "org.droidtv.tv.tv_power_system_access" permission. Therefore i tried to write my own app with the same permission and call "su" which did however not work out (even if I use the same namespace org.droidtv.?)

    9. Every time you pop in an usb stick android creates an backup folder on it. The filenames are "hidden" via base64 and there are some junk bytes at the beginning of the files which you need to crop in order to read them. However the content is quite boring mostly some sqlite3 databases with configuration parameters.

    10. By default the usb sticks you plug in is read-only for user apps. However there is in option in the settings to re-format it. This will result in an XFS formatted, read-write mounted stick where you could even outsource your apps.

    11. There is a soap (http) service running on port 1925 which is used by the philips remote app and allows different things for example starting one of the installed apps. More details could be found if you decompile the XTV-App.


    Hope some of you guys could do something fancy with those information.
    @snoerenberg(xda): did you manage to send commands over your cable yet - If you do rooting should be quite easy from this point (maybe /system/bin/run-as).

    Cheers,
    5003b4d49cbf7916123271b7b1918f123cca0c09bf1428f4398257751ac6570c

    ps: some of the information were dumped on an older firmware and some with the current one
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    Steps for install any APK in 2014 Philips Android TV AND1E

    Hello,

    For install any application in 2014 Philips Android TV AND1E :

    1º You must download "Developer Settings" from "Google Play" and enable "Usb Debugging" in "Developer options".
    2º Connect ADB via WIFI -> adb start-server" , adb connect IP:5555
    3º Install APK -> adb install "app.apk" (download apk from google play with evozzi apk downloader in web or in chrome extension)

    I've tried it in 55PUS8909 and it works!.

    I've tried for root framaroot, towelroot and vroot and exploits not run.
    I've tried all for "Unknown Sources" and nothing.

    sorry for my english....thanks, regards!
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    [GUIDE] How to root 2015 Philips Android TV

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