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Hey guys, is it possible to change the Stock Launcher on Philips Android TVs and the remote still works?
I installed Wolf Launcher and when i set it permanently the Home Button on my Remote dosnt response anymore.

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Found the solotion. I must use FTVLauncherX not Launcher Manager.
 
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Talory

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when I changed system.img and put it back into the patch, the recovery gave an error. 50pus7956 philips.
 

pollopopo

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i have a problem with a philips 65pus7303 tv, i can't get a usb-ethernet adapter (the one that works with many tv, the tp link ue300)

I made the adb access to unlock the rndis function (usb eth) through the command

Code:
adb svc usb setFunction rndis true

the function is partially activated (before as soon as I selected it it came out now it remains selected but when I exit the menu it goes back to reload) but still does not recognize the device

is there any trick you know or try?
 

teknocorse

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Hello guys. Would you know if Philips just hide some features/settings in different models which could be turn on from hidden menu?
I bought OLED706 and this is without RC with MIC and also setting for BT remote controll pairing is missing. This is only marketing how to meke people buy more expensive TV.
Higher model 806 has this feature. Even lower older model 705 has it. In attached, you can see setting which my model doesn't have.
Hi. I have the same model and was suprised too with disabled bluetooth on android settings. It seems that this TV use bluetooth only for audio casting.
I will try with a bluetooth usb adapter, but not sure 806 remote can be paired
 

jimmy_x86

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Hi guys. I have a new Philips 58PUS8536/12, running the latest firmware (001.001.233.026).
What I see is that the panel resolution does not change to 2160P no matter the content I play:
- Netflix 4K HDR
- Youtube 2160P HDR
- Kodi 4K HDR (hitting Z key during playback shows the current resolution at [email protected])
- PC set resolution at [email protected], image displayed but still panel remains at 1080p.

While the content is being played back I run adb shell wm size and it returns "Physical size: 1920x1080".

What is going on here? Why is it not switching to UHD?
 

Alcagoita

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Hi guys, today I noticed that I have some shadow on the top of my 55PUS7303... To test this and prove that I'm not crazy I use a white image... To my surprise this was the result:

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Is it possible to fix? All the colours are great, but the shadow never goes away... (This is not a HDMI problem, this image it's from youtube)

No idea if it's a problem from the last update (the HDR problems are back when change from HDR to non HDR) or it's a dead panel.
 
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Bunnybugs_007

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Hi guys. I have a new Philips 58PUS8536/12, running the latest firmware (001.001.233.026).
What I see is that the panel resolution does not change to 2160P no matter the content I play:
- Netflix 4K HDR
- Youtube 2160P HDR
- Kodi 4K HDR (hitting Z key during playback shows the current resolution at [email protected])
- PC set resolution at [email protected], image displayed but still panel remains at 1080p.

While the content is being played back I run adb shell wm size and it returns "Physical size: 1920x1080".

What is going on here? Why is it not switching to UHD?
Connected device I presume? Or is it happening with local apps as well? If it's a connected device, like a PV or stream box, you might want to change your HDMI-cable to one that's at least HDMI 1.4, although I'd suggest HDMI 2.0. Cheap 1.4 cables gave me issues as well, so I changed all my cables to 2.0 cables when I decided to hang my screen on the wall... Now there's no longer resolution issues.
 

Bunnybugs_007

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Hi guys, today I noticed that I have some shadow on the top of my 55PUS7303... To test this and prove that I'm not crazy I use a white image... To my surprise this was the result:

View attachment 5505355

Is it possible to fix? All the colours are great, but the shadow never goes away... (This is not a HDMI problem, this image it's from youtube)

No idea if it's a problem from the last update (the HDR problems are back when change from HDR to non HDR) or it's a dead panel.
I have a similar 'issue' with my 55pus7906. Called Philips, and they said that it is what it is. All of them seem to have it, has to do with the way the backlight was designed. I must say that it's not necessarily annoying.
 

Alcagoita

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I have a similar 'issue' with my 55pus7906. Called Philips, and they said that it is what it is. All of them seem to have it, has to do with the way the backlight was designed. I must say that it's not necessarily annoying.
In my case they said this is the led backlight panel that have dead leds (at least 2 rows, on top and in the middle). I will replace the panel and hopefully the TV will be like new.
 

thebartez

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Hi. I have the same model and was suprised too with disabled bluetooth on android settings. It seems that this TV use bluetooth only for audio casting.
I will try with a bluetooth usb adapter, but not sure 806 remote can be paired
Hello.
I have found the solution!

I own 706 oled, bought another philips remote control that looks similar but has full functionality (YKF474-B001). The trick is to spawn accessory pairing interface that has been stripped from settings in this tv model.

I was able to use tvQuickActions to program whatever button you choose to spawn that pairing screen. As an action use APP -> Settings (hold ok for couple of seconds to choose activity) -> AddAccessoryActivity (com.android.tv.settings.accessories.AddAccessoryActivity).

After finishing the pairing process everything started to work (voice search, google assistant, etc.).

One thing though, while pairing process, after it will initially pair, i had to 'connect' one more time to PHRCL using other remote.

Enjoy!
 

FlaTEriC18041983

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Hi, joining the conversation as I just got my news Philips 43PUS8506 Android TV (2021, ATV10) and set it up with everything I need. As usual, some of the apps I want had to be sideloaded, but strangely, in contrast to my old Sony Android TV 2015 (ATV7), those apps, on launch, are already oriented correctly but still in portrait "shape" only using 1/3 of the screen's width.

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I tried a whole lot of screen orientation apps (set orientation, etc...), which, with all permissions granted, had no effect. Though they all seem to be working as they should, and I know those apps work since they do just fine on my tablet and the older Android TV, where the sideloaded apps look nice and clean in landscape mode after applying "set orientation".

For me it seems that the OS already runs some kind of re-orientation tool for apps designed in portrait mode but instead of flipping and stretching them, it just flips it, and somehow also prevents other orientation apps from working.

Anyone with a useful hint? Perhaps that built-in function can be turned off? Or is it something else?
Or is there perhaps a way to change default resolution/orientation directly in the apk?

EDIT: tried to clone the app with "forcing to landscape" activated, here the results: :(
"One or more enabled modding options are no longer supported on Android 10."



Thx a lot, Eric
 
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pollopopo

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Hi guys, is there any way to disable hdr on my 65PUS7303? through build prop I would have identified the values but without the root I think the modification is unlikely, is there any other way?
 

tlc76

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Hi,

there is an official firmware for H.265 Codec: see my latest firmware: https://toengel.net/philipsblog/firmware-download/

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Hello @Toengel,

I have a 49PUS7100/12 tv and I installed the latest firmware from your website, version QV151E_000.006.172.000.
After the upgrade, each time I turn on the TV the sound is interrupted and the pitch of the voices is higher than normal.
As a temporary fix, I turn off the TV plug, turn it back on and the TV is working correctly until the next soft power off.

I tried to install the latest official firmware (QV151E_R0.5.38.219) but unfortunately I cannot do it because of the Marvell chipset (no upgrade_package available for this model).

Is there any chance you could look into the problem and maybe compile a fix (a newer version that can be installed via the normal USB upgrade process)?

thanks a lot,
Cristian
 

bobigazda

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Hi, I have a Philips UHD Android TV, model 70PUT8115. I noticed that the new Android UI is not available on my TV, is it because I live in Singapore so the UI is blocked by the location, or in general Philips does not have the new UI?

I was wondering if anyone else has the same issue.
 

Warlord13

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Good afternoon everyone!

Bought a 7906 and noticed a problem when watching YouTube (and the official app and smarttube and sometimes even on the usual screensaver) after about 1 - 1.5 hours, google play services crashes and the TV becomes unmanageable for 3-4 minutes and restarts itself. Sometimes does not reboot and can just hang for half an hour. Cured by pulling the cord out of the outlet.

How I tried to solve the problem:

1) Disabled all pre-installed apps like netflix through settings.
2) I limited the background activity to different values (no result).
3) updated to the latest version.
4) Cleared all cache.
5) Took down google play's and services versions and installed them again
6) Turned off verification of sources when installing applications

Build

QTG3.201102.001

Kernel version
4.19.108+

Software version
TPM215E_R.001.001.168.002
 

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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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