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May 4, 2021
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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.
 

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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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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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    The tv is generally more laggy on V677 compared to V653 when playing 4k content, e.g in youtube.
    in V653 watching streams at 1440p60Hz was without problems. But now on V677 it stutters or crashes after a while.
    for me the picture and sound is the best on v677 and r117
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    I downloaded and tested latest beta version of android 11.

    My personal opinion, i dont see any difference, from v660 android 9 in terms of menu, etc.. except a new android logo when tv is turning on.
    Compared to previous beta version, everything is working ok, but when changing from 4k, to 4k with HDR enabled, it lags, and takes a few seconds to show image again using HDMI, in my case, PS5 console.

    In terms of image quality, equal or slightly better than v660.
    I am not an expert, i am a normal user, that likes to test new things.

    In netflix, youtube, hbo, works absolutly great.
    KODI, i dont use it anymore, i cant give my opinion for some users.

    i use wifi connection, but usind ethernet port is a huge diference and can take full advantage of 4k content streams, etc...

    I enabled the DEV MODE on settings, and disabled all animations options, and that takes a diference using the normal menu, etc..

    Has a daily FW, i will keep it on Android 11, since i can use the TV as i used with v660.

    For "hardcore users" probably can test and give more detailed info than me, but i just decided to give my feedback.

    Any questions, or recomendations regarding some tweeks i could do on android DEV settings i would be apreciated.

    Regards everyone!
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    I know its quite some time now. Can you provide any newer versions for MS 6586?
    No new V versions, only some R custom version.

    Edit:
    Found one new....V467

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    New TCL R851T02 Android TV Update available in V677 IMG file

    ANDROID 11

    V8-R851T02-LF1V677.000023
    (Beta test version)

    V677 IMG File:

    build date= Dec 02 2021
    build=
    security_patch= 2021-09-05
    gmsversion= Android_11_R
    IMG size= 3.00 GB

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    Edit:
    So far positive response.....

    https://t.me/tclupdates_discussion

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    Hi all,

    I've been experimenting and troubleshooting with my 50C715 in trying to get the lowest input lag for gaming. I mostly use it for retro gaming. So far I feel that the display lag is quite good, and the majority of issues with pixel trails have been resolved, but there is still an issue with sound lag. I use the TV's internal speakers for sound output for now.

    V653 had a very noticable delay in sound I've recently installed V660 after using V653 for a while and hoped that it would improve the sound delay, but if it has it appears to be only marginal. I've run sound tests by connecting a pair of amplified desktop speakers to the headphones jack and running a video/audio synchronicity test, and have the same sound delay issue. However, when I connect the speakers directly to the gaming console there is a noticable improvement. It becomes very obvious when I use the desktop speakers connected to the gaming console as well as output from the TV, as you can hear the desktop speakers first before the TV's speakers.

    I've tried adjusting all the settings that I can think of but none make a difference to the sound delay. I've also tried adjusting the settings in the service menu.

    Does anyone else have the same experience? I've seen reports of soundbar delays which could be related. Beyond that, does any one have any recommendations to resolve it? My next best option would probably be buying an AV unit to connect all my consoles to and output the sound from there before it's sent to the TV.
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    v660 is working great, at least for me, so I would not be bummed if this was the last update for C715

    I have the V653 upstairs. I use it with satisfaction.
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    UPDATE VERSION: V643​


    Date of publication/uploaded : 16.06.2021
    Check URL file size : 1.385 Gb
    Compilation date : 11/06/2021

    [Download link]
    :

    [Change log] :
    1. enhance stability
    2. optimised experience
    3. fixed some audio formats crash
    4. security package update (gDLL)
    5. optimisation
    DVB-S2 for SAT (lib.sat.so) card
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    V645


    build date= Jun 19 2021
    build= 1624032310
    security_patch= 2021-01-05
    gmsversion= Android_9_Pie
    software.version_name=AP08
    file size= 1.38GB
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    Another Argentinian here.
    As I got tired of waiting for the OTA to appear, with my adb logcat running, and it never did ...
    I thought: "why don't I edit the ota v213 url to see if it works?", and it did. :p

    V8-R851T02-LF1V321.014450.zip
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    UPDATE VERSION: V649​

    Date of publication/uploaded : 28.07.2021
    URL file size : 1.37732Gb
    Android 9.0
    BTL compiled 16/07


    - Ground channel optimization
    - Fix that occurred while reading some audio formats
    - (opt) BT remote controls & pairing
    - Other minor optimizations and fixes

    Observation: My sounbar now works correctly.
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    V640


    build date= Jun 02 2021
    build= 1622639309
    security_patch= 2021-01-05
    gmsversion= Android_9_Pie
    software.version_name=AP08
    file size= 1.40GB