- Oct 13, 2014
Don't know if using Mobile Hotspot (speed not very high) is influencing but so far the Update failed at least 5 times. I will not care because only the remote IR setup is important and I guess this will not change/improve with new fireOS Updates.
NTFS/ext4 USB Sticks on my microUSB to USB-C OTG Adapter seem to be not recognized in FireOS using ES File Explorer (ADB-Debugging is on). In Lineage OS this worked. FireOS wants to format them in FAT32. Also Mouse over USB does not work in FireOS (in TWRP it works). So need to see if using USB-Space will work to move a TWRP backup away from internal space. Directly saving from TWRP to USB would also be desirable. I will see to find a Stick I can format in FAT32.
A 4 GB FAT32 Stick was not recognized or I was not able to mount it in FireOS; TWRP was able to see it.
EDIT just for the record: BT-Keyboard Layout (Language) is also not recognized or changeable in FireOS (like Lineage OS). The lack of ML support is surprising to me.
EDIT2 I had a hard time going into fastboot mode to flash LineageOS: I did a factory reset in FireOS (after having done a TWRP backup to USB-Stick). Then in MX Linux systemd I started the first steps until "sudo ./bootrom-step.sh" which shows "Waiting for device". When I connect the USB cable the FireStick went into TWRP and said "reboot in 5 sec." and then it did boot FireOS. Only after a while I discovered the USB-OTG adapter should be the culprit, as when connected directly the kamakiri script returned to work.
EDIT3 so have now LineageOS on the sheldonp, but since I had difficulties to connect the remote, I removed the batteries and then BT connecting worked. However the IR settings for the TV done in FireOS seem to be lost, when batteries are removed. Huge dealbreaker, because also battery changing will cause this. Need to look how others with sheldonp succeded using the IR remote under LineageOS.