TCL 2021 Android TVs (C05/G05/BeyondTV6/BeyondTV4)

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stasiof

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Hi, fellow experts!

Could someone please point me to the direction of latest good firmware for TCL C728K bought as C729 (in the UK).

Mine is currently running Android 9. I heard there is Android 11 available, but doesn't update automatically.

Thank you!
There is no Android 11 for 2021 UK models.
Latest is v143 (Android 9)....post #1,548
 

gorynich

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There is no Android 11 for 2021 UK models.
Latest is v143 (Android 9)....post #1,548
Thank you!

Two additional questions -- can I use any other region firmware with Android 11 if I don't care about UK specific apps like Freeview etc?

And if I upgrade -- is there a way to easily downgrade to Android 9 if I decide to sell it (kinda return back to factory settings)?
 

stasiof

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Thank you!

Two additional questions -- can I use any other region firmware with Android 11 if I don't care about UK specific apps like Freeview etc?

And if I upgrade -- is there a way to easily downgrade to Android 9 if I decide to sell it (kinda return back to factory settings)?
Yes, can ,even Google TV, but will not be fully compatible.

I suggest you type C728K in search and choose this thread to search, then read user findings.
 

magic378

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Yes, can ,even Google TV, but will not be fully compatible.

I suggest you type C728K in search and choose this thread to search, then read user findings.
Any new update ma men?! Dont be hurt feeling..that hust aspiration from all members here who got issues after try the update that u share here.. i just try give some suggestion n correction for good will.
 

Lima Chagas

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I have a 55p TCL C725, and it's on the latest version of Google TV, V496... I'm noticing some problems with the streaming channels.... For example, on Amazon Prime, Youtube, Hbo and etc... I notice a slight stutter in the audio, it's noticeable, but it's very fast, as if it were a 1 second stop, as if the movie was silent for a few thousandths and came back... does anyone else notice this problem?
I already changed to v488 ,v477 and I notice the same thing.
 
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magic378

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Hi, they works , i've tryied yesterday, for voice command you have to put mike behind the tv a couple time ON & OFF, it will work after..
Im SHOCK..?! (Not surprise) lol..

Tried many times over but same thing happen..its NOT working on me..lucky U!!

Why we faced different problem while the motherboard n software are same..
 

magic378

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I have a 55p TCL C725, and it's on the latest version of Google TV, V496... I'm noticing some problems with the streaming channels.... For example, on Amazon Prime, Youtube, Hbo and etc... I notice a slight stutter in the audio, it's noticeable, but it's very fast, as if it were a 1 second stop, as if the movie was silent for a few thousandths and came back... does anyone else notice this problem?
I already changed to v488 ,v477 and I notice the same thing.
Be my guest then,..?!
 
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magic378

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I am also on V496 in 55c725 and I can also confirm that hands free voice command works. Only in English system language though.
Then good for you..

Im using TCL Q725 43"inch (indonesia)

No matter what language use..as u can read..Im using english as well.. and I have try it but didnt work.. hmmmmmfh?! I dunno what happen..my bad?! 🤷🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

This is the smallest TCL model for Q / C .. lately /just released on 2022 feb/march with new and 1st ever UI Google TV for 725 series...for Indonesian market ONLY?!
 

alibasbas

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I have TCL 55P725

Out of the box, it has the following software version:

Software version: V8-R51MT05-LF1V411.020328
Project ID: 2433

I tried to check for System Update (Network Update) but it says "Your software is up to date."

What is the latest and best software update I can use for my tv via USB (Local Update)?
 

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    I bought the 728k because I did not want GTV. Otherwise I would've gotten something else.
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    Does anybody have a link to download V8-R51MT02-LF1V191 img or something similar for android 9?
    Only link that I can find is on signal and its not working anymore.


    I want to revert my 50P815 to android 9 in hope to solve my audio issues with the soundbar

    (not V141)
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    Update:
    I downloaded the image that stasiof provided (thanks again) and I was determined to go with v191 at my 50P815. On the zip file it contained the instructions on how to reimage your TV and at the end had the following instructions

    Code:
    Press the Settings button (cog icon) in the remote control:
    Press OK on the icon: Picture.
    Then go to the line Advanced settings.
    Scroll down to the line: Brightness settings.
    Scroll down to the line: Contrast.
    With the remote control, do the key sequence: 6 4 2 5
    The special menu appears.
    Go to the line “Reset All” and press OK.
    Go to the line “Reset Shop” and press OK.
    Now unplug the main power cord.
    Wait for ~2 minutes.
    Plug back the main power cord and perform complete installation.

    So before I reimaged the TV
    1. Disconnected the soundbar from the TV
    2. Disconnected the TV box
    3. I executed these steps the steps above.
    4. Configured my google account on TV
    5. Set audio output to passthrough
    6. Enabled CEC on the TV
    7. Connected soundbar and TV box on the TV
    And voila. All audio problems solved. At least for now. I will report again if I get any issues.
    Other TV functionalities operate as expected, I don't see any issues (Dolby Vision, Dolby atmos work - even the application that I had audio issues before works now as it did before the upgrade).


    My conclusion so far V8-R51MT02-LF1V325.020654 work on 50P815 as Runaque has already confirmed. BUT do spend the time required to reset the TV after an upgrade, especially OTA upgrade. It sucks that you need to do redo all your settings but this beats all the time you might need to spend troubleshooting some weird behaviors. stasiof recommended reset already when I first posted that I got issues and I should have listened :D
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    55c725 GTV V501 handfree voice assistance not work. How I fix it. thanks

    Anyway here seem to work.. if you mean the "vocal commands".
    Must say that I hate to use features like this,
    so haven't used much more than a few times. Only noticed that this feature is very slow to react after a full reboot and after some time it's still not fast but become usable.

    p.s. I hope that in some future update Rakuten app can be disabled (at least !). Actually the "disable" function is present in the app properties menu, but become enable again after every reboot.. for me Rakuten is like e VIRUS :ROFLMAO:
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    Small matter.
    However V501 is deducated for 2022 models, so be happy with small issue (if).
    Update all Google apps....
    so v496 should be the GTV "end of the line" for people who bought a C725 during 2021?

    what about ATV? are 309 and 325 designed for specific model-year combos?
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    Today i updated my 65C728 and the IMAX picture mode is gone from the menu, and i really liked the mode for watching 4k blurays and gaming. is this a bug? or have they removed this feature? how can i downgrade ? I tried to put OTA v091 on usb and run update by unpluging and holding power button, but the loding bar gets to 25% ant than says "error" and shuts down. And if i do it trough the tv menu "local update" it says the version is old.
    Look for V083 IMG file.....for downgrade.
    OTA file only update.....
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    (43/50/55/65/75") P725...LED

    (50/55/65/75") C725...QLED

    (65/75") X925...MiniLED

    RT51M Platform (Realtek RTD2851M)
    Android R (11) Android TV UI + TCL TV UI
    CPU 64-bit A55×4 1.3GHz
    GPU G31x2 800MHz
    RAM 2GB DDR3-1866
    ROM 16GB: eMMC5.0

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    (55/65") C825...MiniLED

    MT9615 Platform (MediaTek MT9615 aka MT5889)
    Android R (11) Android TV UI + TCL TV UI
    CPU Cortex A-73x4 1.6GHz (max)
    GPU G52(2EE)MP2, 550Mhz
    RAM 3GB DDR4-2666
    ROM 32GB :eMMC5.0



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