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sreparthiban

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Jio is providing android 9 set top box. But app installer has been removed after 1st feb update. Please suggest how to sideload apps like thop tv on this jio set top box.

even i'm searching for the same, it seems like they have restricted various android functionalities. Also settop box doesn't have any reset button, so we can't boot it into recovery mode as well. I tried different things to install app, wasn't successful. Right now i'm trying to root this box so that we can use this set top box with any network other than jio and we can install any apps of our choice.
 
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anshbhalala.zip

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I think usb a to usb a cable would worth a try and then pushing/installing apks from side load

---------- Post added at 05:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:54 PM ----------

I mean adb shell thingy witha a male usb a to male usb a and working around it I am pretty sure that I will get it running uptill 30th April or before and many more things for u guys

Mean while if anyone have money to try :
Search usb a to usb a on Amazon and try once
 

Anshul Nig.

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Hey guys, please help!
Same concern, please act fast

---------- Post added at 01:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:45 PM ----------

even i'm searching for the same, it seems like they have restricted various android functionalities. Also settop box doesn't have any reset button, so we can't boot it into recovery mode as well. I tried different things to install app, wasn't successful. Right now i'm trying to root this box so that we can use this set top box with any network other than jio and we can install any apps of our choice.

I am using my Jio set top box on ACT network, without doing anything, and still I can access JioTV , YOUTUBE,run non-HD channels on Hotstar, and everything that is free, except I cannot open Jio Store, Jio Call.
Initially, I made a request to terminate my connection and take back their items and give me security deposit, but no one came, then I tried and it worked on Act network, So I think this set top box is a good deal for 1500 (I have a 55" 8 year old, non-Smart Plasma TV).
Now I want to sideload it with oreo TV, but they have removed app installer!

Please ,if there is any way, let me know.
 
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Kishorer

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Could not side load with male to male usb

Tried by resetting(I can see reset button inside box) and using male to male but could not succeed. Drivers are not getting installed to connect to PC
 

ddonindia

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Its time to throw this Junk to dustbin and by something less restrictive. Like fire tv stick. This is the reason I never trust Reliance they will do anything for money.
Jio should not forget there are much better alternative available in the market. Go Jio Go : )
 

Anshul Nig.

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Its time to throw this Junk to dustbin and by something less restrictive. Like fire tv stick. This is the reason I never trust Reliance they will do anything for money.
Jio should not forget there are much better alternative available in the market. Go Jio Go : )

Maybe you are frustrated, but considering that we (atleast I) got it for 1500 ( including router,4 months beta stage unlimited wifi, set top box) , it's a good deal. I can access YouTube on my old ass TV, still there has to be some way, which we will figure out and make good use of it.
 

kkboykk

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no usb debugging on off under developer option

i have tried it doest work. as they have installed custom settings menu( u can see jio logo in settings ) and hide usb debugging on off function. i can see android settings app under system apps but unable to run it so unable to see usb debugging option under developer mode.
I think usb a to usb a cable would worth a try and then pushing/installing apks from side load

---------- Post added at 05:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:54 PM ----------

I mean adb shell thingy witha a male usb a to male usb a and working around it I am pretty sure that I will get it running uptill 30th April or before and many more things for u guys

Mean while if anyone have money to try :
Search usb a to usb a on Amazon and try once
 

ddonindia

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Maybe you are frustrated, but considering that we (atleast I) got it for 1500 ( including router,4 months beta stage unlimited wifi, set top box) , it's a good deal. I can access YouTube on my old ass TV, still there has to be some way, which we will figure out and make good use of it.

Actually I am bit frustrate. I knew Jio will do something like this so I have blocked all Jio hosts in my pihole.
For some reason I had to disable pihole for some time and this STB got connection to jio sites and upgraded on 28 March :(.
And due to lockdown I cant even order new fire tv stick :(
 

pruthu.chauhan

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Install and give apk installation permissions before updating your STB

If you have given total commander or any other app the permission to install APK, you can continue to install apk's via that app. I had an STB in my office which was in boxed condition. Installed all required apks and gave them permissions before connecting to the net. Once connected to net Jio removed app installer and some permissions. But i'm still able to install APK's via Total Commander and Share IT.
Have enabled developer options, tried USB A to A male cable to connect to my laptop, but I dont detect any port. Tried changing USB to MTP, Charging and other options, but no luck on both ports. Trying TCP/IP access on 5555 gives a connection refused.
Have run some tests, will post the results later.
It is kind of unstable after many apps are installed.
Right now i've tested MX Player TV (Android TV), Prime Video (Mobile APK), Youtube Kids (Smart Youtube), Total Commander, Share IT, VIKI Rakuten (Android TV) work great.
Popcorn Time is unstable and restarts the STB.
Retroarch loads but cant get the gamepad, mouse or keyboard to work in the menu.
It has been almost 8 months since the Jio STB has been released, but all Reliance has done is to remove app installer.
The Anemic JioStore serves no purpose. Gamepad support and the bluetooth app are still missing.
What is Jio Fiber doiong ???
 

sslabs

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root jio set top box

even i'm searching for the same, it seems like they have restricted various android functionalities. Also settop box doesn't have any reset button, so we can't boot it into recovery mode as well. I tried different things to install app, wasn't successful. Right now i'm trying to root this box so that we can use this set top box with any network other than jio and we can install any apps of our choice.

I have managed to open the Jio Set Top Box , i am also att a picture .
Can someone please tell how to hard reset the box to enbale sideloading.
 

pruthu.chauhan

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I have managed to open the Jio Set Top Box , i am also att a picture .
Can someone please tell how to hard reset the box to enbale sideloading.

dont connect to the internet and update the stb, once updated to latest firmware app installer is disabled and you cannot install any apks
1. If the Jio STB is new do not connect to internet.
2. Download APK's of Total Commander, Shareit and other apps onto usb drive
3. Install APK using APP Installer in settings>apps. Search apps on usb drive
4. Once Total Commander is installed. Open Total Commander and try to install other apps, allow total commander permission apps in settings>security
5. Now that total commander has permissions, you do not need app installer anymore.
6. Give Shareit permission to install apps.
7. test by installing other apps.

Once everything is confirmed working, you can connect to internet and jio software will update.
 

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    Today, i was able to get in to recovery console.

    Mine was the Blue Hybrid STB . I Flip the box and could see the bottom. There is a small arrow pointing to one of the holes. Thats the location of the reset button.

    With the box powered off. Press and hold the button. Used a needle. Then power on the box. you should see jio boot logo first. Then the recovery options. Then release the reset button. And the recovery menu it can be navigated with a usb keyboard.

    Now, if we get the stock ROM or OS, using the above method. it can be easily downgraded to older version to install the necessary apps.
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    Jio is providing android 9 set top box. But app installer has been removed after 1st feb update. Please suggest how to sideload apps like thop tv on this jio set top box.
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    Jio is providing android 9 set top box. But app installer has been removed after 1st feb update. Please suggest how to sideload apps like thop tv on this jio set top box.

    even i'm searching for the same, it seems like they have restricted various android functionalities. Also settop box doesn't have any reset button, so we can't boot it into recovery mode as well. I tried different things to install app, wasn't successful. Right now i'm trying to root this box so that we can use this set top box with any network other than jio and we can install any apps of our choice.
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    Hey guys, please help!
    Same concern, please act fast

    ---------- Post added at 01:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:45 PM ----------

    even i'm searching for the same, it seems like they have restricted various android functionalities. Also settop box doesn't have any reset button, so we can't boot it into recovery mode as well. I tried different things to install app, wasn't successful. Right now i'm trying to root this box so that we can use this set top box with any network other than jio and we can install any apps of our choice.

    I am using my Jio set top box on ACT network, without doing anything, and still I can access JioTV , YOUTUBE,run non-HD channels on Hotstar, and everything that is free, except I cannot open Jio Store, Jio Call.
    Initially, I made a request to terminate my connection and take back their items and give me security deposit, but no one came, then I tried and it worked on Act network, So I think this set top box is a good deal for 1500 (I have a 55" 8 year old, non-Smart Plasma TV).
    Now I want to sideload it with oreo TV, but they have removed app installer!

    Please ,if there is any way, let me know.
    1
    I have managed to open the Jio Set Top Box , i am also att a picture .
    Can someone please tell how to hard reset the box to enbale sideloading.

    dont connect to the internet and update the stb, once updated to latest firmware app installer is disabled and you cannot install any apks
    1. If the Jio STB is new do not connect to internet.
    2. Download APK's of Total Commander, Shareit and other apps onto usb drive
    3. Install APK using APP Installer in settings>apps. Search apps on usb drive
    4. Once Total Commander is installed. Open Total Commander and try to install other apps, allow total commander permission apps in settings>security
    5. Now that total commander has permissions, you do not need app installer anymore.
    6. Give Shareit permission to install apps.
    7. test by installing other apps.

    Once everything is confirmed working, you can connect to internet and jio software will update.