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May 4, 2021
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Read again.

And even that they didn't manage to keep. Tcl doesn't care about the user experience. We're all just beta testers. They should give the software development to people who know what they are doing.

And btw. I use the new Google ui on my c715 and it works very well. So I don't know why tcl shouldn't upgrade to Google TV official. But it's TCL and as I say, they don't care.
how did you get Google ui to work on c715? send the tutorial please.
 
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Upgraded my c715 to v650 using the local update of the OTA, previously was on I think V625 with the online update saying that was the latest.

Seems a bit more responsive, hopefully CEC/ARC is a bit more reliable.

Also I didn't get the problem someone else posted with the freeview play getting stuck on T&C's at least when I tried iplayer on it.

Is V650 one of the better releases, I think I saw some people report some HDR issues with V653
 

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Just sideload this
And then disable the Android TV launcher.
My C715 has just automatically updated to an interface visually similar to google tv. But it doesn't have features like the universal playlist or the rating system. Basically it was just a visual tweak on the user interface, the features are the same as we are used to.

EDIT: I'm using V653
 

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New TCL R851T02 Android TV Update available in custom IMG firmware .....

R129.....V8-R851T02-LF1R129.019327


build date= Nov 29 2021
build= 1638183810
security_patch= 2021-01-05
gmsversion= Android_9_Pie
software.version_name=AP08
IMG size= 3.04 GB

R129......equal V660
Swiss/RT51 ATV P_R129_KABELIO (satellite channels)
Hi. Do we just put the Update.img file on the flash drive and perform a local update? Or is there some other procedure? Thanks for clarifying.
 

stasiof

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Hi. Do we just put the Update.img file on the flash drive and perform a local update? Or is there some other procedure? Thanks for clarifying.
Yes, unzip till update.img file and copy to USB.
IMG file can't be flash by local update in setting (only OTA zip file).
TV must be Off and by press and hold TV power button.
Search thread ,as is many times posted.
 
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Hi. Just wanted to ask, for those who have 55p8m which firmware version is the most stable? I'm currently on v634 but I'm having problem with my soundbar using hdmi. Tia!
 

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Hi. Just wanted to ask, for those who have 55p8m which firmware version is the most stable? I'm currently on v634 but I'm having problem with my soundbar using hdmi. Tia!
I'm using v653 wich is the last thing officially released by TCL, as far as I read here. But I'm considering try the custom ones, because in paper everything works fine on V653 (including 5.1 sound via ARC on my cheap samsung HT), but I still get som hiccups on streaming platforms (particulary HBO max, bus even netflix suffer from stutter sometimes).
So think that v653 is the best official one, but I wonder what custom release (if any) would be the best choice overall.
 
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rhadz19

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I'm using v653 wich is the last thing officially released by TCL, as far as I read here. But I'm considering try the custom ones, because in paper everything works fine on V653 (including 5.1 sound via ARC on my cheap samsung HT), but I still get som hiccups on streaming platforms (particulary HBO max, bus even netflix suffer from stutter sometimes).
So think that v653 is the best official one, but I wonder what custom release (if any) would be the best choice overall.
I will try that. Thank you for your help.
 

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