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shadowgodd

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Hi...

sorry but i think you missunderstand. its no the Problem to connect multible BT devices. The Problem is that the Tv does not find Bt devices for example...Smartphones!!! My normal Smart-Tv from Toshiba in my Sleeping-Room instantly ask for connect to my Smartphone after turn on. The Philips Android-Tv doesnt find any of my different Bt devices like one/any of my Smartphones for example or the Bt Soundbar and so on. Its cause the Bt from the Philips Tv isnt normal/standart Bt-Protokoll.
Btw the setting in Dev-Options you talking about isnt in the Dev-Options of the Tv integrate...its not in there...but there are some of the Options not n the Dev-Options of the Tv^^

solong
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yeah i noticed since update that option has been removed.

wierd once i connected all my devices to mine (My android, BT keyboard&touchpad, and my Dualshock4) it continued to find them.

i wonder, do you shut off the TV or put it in stand by?

try just using Stand by.
also use your smartphone to find and connect to the TV rather than TV to phone.

as for soundbar i dont have one so i cant help you too much there.


As i said mine founf and finds all mine... might consider exchanging yours? it may just be glitchy or dropped in transport which may have wiggled loose the BT.
 
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speedson

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yeah i noticed since update that option has been removed.

wierd once i connected all my devices to mine (My android, BT keyboard&touchpad, and my Dualshock4) it continued to find them.

i wonder, do you shut off the TV or put it in stand by?

try just using Stand by.
also use your smartphone to find and connect to the TV rather than TV to phone.

as for soundbar i dont have one so i cant help you too much there.


As i said mine founf and finds all mine... might consider exchanging yours? it may just be glitchy or dropped in transport which may have wiggled loose the BT.
Hi...

yeah all of my Devices can find the Tv by searching for Bluetooth Devices. But if i try to connect them to the Tv there come a info that it is not possible to connect to the Tv.
If i remeber correctly i read in forum that it should not possible anymore to connect any Device....hold on...i remeber that i talking with the Philips Support Agent. He said it to me.

solong
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AlexAGuima

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Hi, I have a Chinese Phillips 32PHF6365/T3. As you can imagine everything is in Chinese and there is no access to the app store. How can I replace the current firmware by something in English or any other western language where the app store would be unblocked? Thank you very much. Alex
 

Gececi44

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görünüşe göre 2018 PUS7803 ile hiçbir sorunum yok.
Bilmediğim tek şey, bluetooth üzerinden harici bir soundbar bağlayamadığımdı.

Ve biri bana 2018 PUS 7803, 7503 ve 7303 arasındaki farkları açıklayabilir mi?
Teşekkürler..
Pus7803/12 model numaralı cihazın NVM.BIN dosyasını yanlışlıkla değiştirdim. Bana yardımcı olabilir misiniz?
 

Mark Zhang

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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/transl.../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 ̄)"
 

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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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Mark Zhang

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Try doing menu + 1147
Or menu + 1999
Something like that and check the widevine dialogue.
The OS and the controller of the TV really shocks me. Functions of install apps from local, network proxy are removed from system, and the controller doesn't have a "Menu" key -- only "Home" or "Settings". 嘤嘤嘤~
It is hard to find out solutions to install foreign apps because the app store is full of ads and some useless CHN apps. The settings interface is helpless as well because it only has few options about the system. I've seen there's some firmware for 8204/8105 series on the Internet. But I can't get their details to confirm whether I can flash it on my device.
I'll try to download the official recovery image and find something useful from it.
Maybe #3104 can be solved once we finished works on my model.

Additional Informations:
1. Chinese Philips TV's UI is very different from others. (I'll attach some photos later) Meanwhile, there's few Chinese geek interested in smart TV, so Chinese forum won't help us.
2. This model's CPU has 4 cores. A73*2 and A56*2, the RAM & ROM of it is 3+32GB.
3. Files from USB drive cannot be full showed directly from the system. Any files expect video, image and music will be hide.(Include .apk files)
 
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Kenora_I

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I tried doing it on my Impex TV too but I cant access recovery or do anything.
The setting menu on its tv sucks as much.
The people from CVTE made the software.
Their name is all over it.
Check my post about it here.
I cant find anyone to help me with it.
 

nctrns

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I have the PUS8535. Has anyone tried connecting Xbox One controller directly to the TV? I tried to connect the Nintendo Pro Controller to play games on Stadia, but button mappings are messed up and apart from the left stick, most other buttons are mixed up. I wonder if it's just the Nintendo Controller or the TV. I don't want to shell out for the Xbox pad if it will work like crap too.
 

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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

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    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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