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Bailey56

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V715 OTA file working without any problem.
Describe how you try to update.....
Sometime other USB help.
I had a similar problem with the V715 file , unzipped then tried local update in settings and then unplugging and holding manual on off switch, screen started to respond and then yellow led's lit and then stopped. Powered off and back to normal. The usb I am using is same as one as used to load V645 (wiped)
 

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Hi Folks, with V715 Android 11 on C715, how do you guys rate the Dolby Vision content? I feel it is blushed a bit on DV Dark mode setting! I prefer not to meddle (recalibrate) DV settings unlike HDR since DV provides dynamic content based on the actual scenes in a video. I moved from R114 which I feel gave me a better dynamic picture quality for DV Content on darkmode! Any comments or suggestions?
 

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I had a similar problem with the V715 file , unzipped then tried local update in settings and then unplugging and holding manual on off switch, screen started to respond and then yellow led's lit and then stopped. Powered off and back to normal. The usb I am using is same as one as used to load V645 (wiped)
Has two V715 file., one is OTA and other is IMG. both working without problem.
Btw,
if you unzip OTA file ,you can't update in local update and other way....
Need to know how to update/flash each file....:rolleyes:
 
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Bailey56

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I had a similar problem with the V715 file , unzipped then tried local update in settings and then unplugging and holding manual on off switch, screen started to respond and then yellow led's lit and then stopped. Powered off and back to normal. The usb I am using is same as one as used to load V645 (wiped)

V715 OTA file working without any problem.
Describe how you try to update.....
Sometime other USB help.
I downloaded V715 OTA file again and transfered to reformatted flash drive, left file zipped and tried local update but stopped after 1 second with message " the validation of update package failed and system update stopped" ?? I am obviously doing something wrong still but not sure what any help appreciated.
 

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Try other USB FAT32 flash drive or other TV input.
At least you are on right way....with OTA zip file
 

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Has two V715 file., one is OTA and other is IMG. both working without problem.
Btw,
if you unzip OTA file ,you can't update in local update and other way....
Need to know how to update/flash each file....:rolleyes:
What do You mean by that? V701 updated fine and worked as a local update unzipped on the very same flash drive. Since I am not the only one with update problems with this particular OTA, odds are there is something off with the update itself.

Like I said earlier, when unzipped V715 OTA is missing some directories and files compared to V701 OTA, and have downloaded V715 twice just in case.
 

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What do You mean by that? V701 updated fine and worked as a local update unzipped on the very same flash drive. Since I am not the only one with update problems with this particular OTA, odds are there is something off with the update itself.

Like I said earlier, when unzipped V715 OTA is missing some directories and files compared to V701 OTA, and have downloaded V715 twice just in case.
You are first one who UNZIP OTA file and update by local update.
Never heard about this before.... :ROFLMAO:

I update 5-6 times with ZIPPED V715 OTA file, with no any problem.

Attached.....V701 OTA and V715 OTA.......NO files missing.....:rolleyes:
 

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AVPhilic

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Guys on C715 once I enter into advanced menu (1950), I see the color temperature is set on Normal, I use the left right cursor on remote to change it to warm and then warm2, but not able to lock it on warm or warm2,. When I press the menu button to go back and then revisit the settings the temperature stays as Normal? Any idea on how to set it to warm2 or warm?
 

Bailey56

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Try other USB FAT32 flash drive or other TV input.
At least you are on right way....with OTA zip file
I really appreciate the assistance you have provided so far but I am still struggling to update to V715, I have reformatted my usb (fat32) and re-downloaded the OTA version on the link you gave me. I am not the most technical person and whilst I am good with tv's am terrible with computer tech (I am old chap) I use a chromebook to download and transfer to usb, would this be the cause of the problem? I downloaded 1st attempt on wife's windows10 laptop but it is old and very slow and keeps failing when trying to download file. Sorry for my ignorance! Again thanks for your help and patience
 

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I really appreciate the assistance you have provided so far but I am still struggling to update to V715, I have reformatted my usb (fat32) and re-downloaded the OTA version on the link you gave me. I am not the most technical person and whilst I am good with tv's am terrible with computer tech (I am old chap) I use a chromebook to download and transfer to usb, would this be the cause of the problem? I downloaded 1st attempt on wife's windows10 laptop but it is old and very slow and keeps failing when trying to download file. Sorry for my ignorance! Again thanks for your help and patience
Did you try other USB stick, as I asked you earlier ?
To check V715 zip file checksum .look at post # 3605 above....
 
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xzoranx

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Hi Folks, with V715 Android 11 on C715, how do you guys rate the Dolby Vision content? I feel it is blushed a bit on DV Dark mode setting! I prefer not to meddle (recalibrate) DV settings unlike HDR since DV provides dynamic content based on the actual scenes in a video. I moved from R114 which I feel gave me a better dynamic picture quality for DV Content on darkmode! Any comments or suggestions?
You see that only characters who do not have the basic knowledge to update the system and hate to read the previous posts appear here, but they torment us with one and the same questions. I don't know I haven't used p114, on my 65c815 dv it looks good on v715. Which option do you use light or dark?
 
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Did you try other USB stick, as I asked you earlier ?
To check V715 zip file checksum .look at post # 3605 above....
I had the same issue with the OTA file from the link in this thread and thought it was my USB drive, so I tried 2 other sticks to no avail. Package verification failed when trying to perform local update.

However, I downloaded the same OTA file from another source and it installed without problems, so there might be something else to this, as there are at least 3 users on this thread who have replicated the issue.
 

Bailey56

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I had the same issue with the OTA file from the link in this thread and thought it was my USB drive, so I tried 2 other sticks to no avail. Package verification failed when trying to perform local update.

However, I downloaded the same OTA file from another source and it installed without problems, so there might be something else to this, as there are at least 3 users on this thread who have replicated the issue.
When you say another source do you mean a different computer/search engine or different download location?
 
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stasiof

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I posted checksum V715 OTA file above, whichever source it's, should be same.
3 users has issue.....and hundreds of them no issue......:rolleyes:
 
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EgonRunner

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I think the below is the reason - but if others have better ideas please share.

This appears to be the new behavior - if the microphone is "listening" then the LEDS are off. If the microphone is NOT listening the LED's are annoyingly shining nice and brightly.

I have just bought a Samsung hw-s61a soundbar with Alexa built in which has the same behavior - LED is shining brightly if you turn Alexa off but it is off if you turn listening on.

man, I had to register to thank you
I got a C725 this week and I was going nuts abt those damned lights.

also, I wanted to extended my appreciation to stasiof and his firmwares.
 

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man, I had to register to thank you
I got a C725 this week and I was going nuts abt those damned lights.

also, I wanted to extended my appreciation to stasiof and his firmwares.
Nice...
C725 thread is here:
 
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Eunkenk

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Hi
I have upgraded my P8M to V715 (Android TV 11)
Android 11 locks the ../Android/data/ and ../Android/obb/ folders
That creates problems when Copying, Moving, and/or Editing files within them
Or with some Apps that save files inside ../data, for example Opera, now it doesn't save downloads in ../Downloads, and those downloads can't be accessed, nor moved to another directory.
Another app is Kodi, when you want to edit your settings, etc.
On smartphones, with Android 11 or higher, there are several file managers that allow access to them and make modifications
None of the ones I've tested work on Android TV 11.
Anyone know any method?
Tks!

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    I have bought TCL C715 TV and it was running on older verison to which i upgraded to V8-R851T02-LF1V715 version, but its a lot laggy even lags while playing video on Disney or Amazon prime.
    Suggest me the best firmware along with link to download it for C715 model, where it doesn't lag while playing videos or opening apps.
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    Contrast 90,
    Black level 40,
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    Motion clarity on, led motion clear off, judder reduction off
    Expert calibration settings untouched apart from colour space set to auto.

    My Hdr settings are similar although brightness and contrast left at 100 and colour pulled back to around 46
    Dolby Vision left alone.

    These settings were originally set on V645 but seem ok with V715

    As with most things picture quality is subjective but these settings I believe would give a much better baseline to the out of box settings which are way overblown in my opinion.
    Perfect. Thanks for sharing with us.
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    Thanks for your help stasiof
    I updated to v715 (ota) a couple of weeks ago and apart from the odd niggle it is really good, I am getting atmos through the tv apps on netflix and apple tv but not Disney. I get atmos on everything trough a Roku 4k stick. My tv is a c815k
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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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    build date= Jun 19 2021
    build= 1624032310
    security_patch= 2021-01-05
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    software.version_name=AP08
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    Another Argentinian here.
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    I thought: "why don't I edit the ota v213 url to see if it works?", and it did. :p

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    build date= Jun 02 2021
    build= 1622639309
    security_patch= 2021-01-05
    gmsversion= Android_9_Pie
    software.version_name=AP08
    file size= 1.40GB
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    Date of publication/uploaded : 28.07.2021
    URL file size : 1.37732Gb
    Android 9.0
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