What Do You Like / Dislike About The Firmware You Are Running? How do You Run your Shield?

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Hello Friends~!

I feel like the community is getting closer to being able to make roms for our device and to prepare for that, I would like to know:

What is it that you Like and or Dislike about the Shield's Firmware you are running?

(If you can list the firmware you are running in your answer, that would be super helpful)

I am writing a script to cleanup the system image I want to clone (8.2.3 will be the first one I work on), but it would be helpful to know what others like and dislike about any firmware.

The community was able to achieve root on stock with the ai upscaler still functional, and bootloader unlocked, so we can check that off.

Plus we can generally agree that most like Plex therefore that app and the SMB server stuff should be left alone.

But what do you think? What should be left into a rom for the shield? What should be left out? Should anything be Added in to the rom? Like launchers or stuff like that. What do You personally use?

Any and all thoughts welcome and appreciated!
 
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louforgiveno

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For me 8.2.3 is the best. Everything with permissions etc got crazy stupid after that. Rocked 9.1.1 for less than 24 hrs...was laggy and just plain sucked.

The thing i wish 8.2.3 or any firmware would allow a way to chromecast youtube to a shield ad free version....lots of times I'll be watching ad free YouTube on my phone....I'll beam it to my tv and get flooded with ads....that would be my wish.
No pop up or ad EVER has made me want to purchase it....it's just spam!
 
The thing i wish 8.2.3 or any firmware would allow a way to chromecast youtube to a shield ad free version....
I think I read what you said wrong, is this in reference to youtube vanced or the regular yt app? Have you tried the new one, revanced or maybe just streaming directly from Brave browser then chromecasting it?

And thank you so much for sharing your ideas and reasonings with me!
 
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louforgiveno

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I think I read what you said wrong, is this in reference to youtube vanced or the regular yt app? Have you tried the new one, revanced or maybe just streaming directly from Brave browser then chromecasting it?

And thank you so much for sharing your ideas and reasonings with me!
Hey there, sorry for the delayed response. Yes so i have vanced on my phone, and occasionally I'll chromecast the video to my shield so i can continue watching it on the tv. The built in youtube/chromecast service on the shield uses the official YouTube app for playback in that case and so there are ads.....i know there are a few other YouTube clients that work adfree on the shield, but i believe you have to manually launch those versions on the shield.....meaning sending YouTube playback from phone to shield will launch the official YT app.
It's definitely not a big issue, but it is something I'd like to see.
 
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Hey there, sorry for the delayed response. Yes so i have vanced on my phone, and occasionally I'll chromecast the video to my shield so i can continue watching it on the tv. The built in youtube/chromecast service on the shield uses the official YouTube app for playback in that case and so there are ads.....i know there are a few other YouTube clients that work adfree on the shield, but i believe you have to manually launch those versions on the shield.....meaning sending YouTube playback from phone to shield will launch the official YT app.
It's definitely not a big issue, but it is something I'd like to see.

VERY EASY solution to this one mate, dowldoad SmartTube app, its literally YouTube Vanced but for your TV, stil cast as regular but zero ads still👌🏻
 

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    Hey there, sorry for the delayed response. Yes so i have vanced on my phone, and occasionally I'll chromecast the video to my shield so i can continue watching it on the tv. The built in youtube/chromecast service on the shield uses the official YouTube app for playback in that case and so there are ads.....i know there are a few other YouTube clients that work adfree on the shield, but i believe you have to manually launch those versions on the shield.....meaning sending YouTube playback from phone to shield will launch the official YT app.
    It's definitely not a big issue, but it is something I'd like to see.

    VERY EASY solution to this one mate, dowldoad SmartTube app, its literally YouTube Vanced but for your TV, stil cast as regular but zero ads still👌🏻
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    For me 8.2.3 is the best. Everything with permissions etc got crazy stupid after that. Rocked 9.1.1 for less than 24 hrs...was laggy and just plain sucked.

    The thing i wish 8.2.3 or any firmware would allow a way to chromecast youtube to a shield ad free version....lots of times I'll be watching ad free YouTube on my phone....I'll beam it to my tv and get flooded with ads....that would be my wish.
    No pop up or ad EVER has made me want to purchase it....it's just spam!
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    Hey there, sorry for the delayed response. Yes so i have vanced on my phone, and occasionally I'll chromecast the video to my shield so i can continue watching it on the tv. The built in youtube/chromecast service on the shield uses the official YouTube app for playback in that case and so there are ads.....i know there are a few other YouTube clients that work adfree on the shield, but i believe you have to manually launch those versions on the shield.....meaning sending YouTube playback from phone to shield will launch the official YT app.
    It's definitely not a big issue, but it is something I'd like to see.

    VERY EASY solution to this one mate, dowldoad SmartTube app, its literally YouTube Vanced but for your TV, stil cast as regular but zero ads still👌🏻
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    Hello Friends~!

    I feel like the community is getting closer to being able to make roms for our device and to prepare for that, I would like to know:

    What is it that you Like and or Dislike about the Shield's Firmware you are running?

    (If you can list the firmware you are running in your answer, that would be super helpful)

    I am writing a script to cleanup the system image I want to clone (8.2.3 will be the first one I work on), but it would be helpful to know what others like and dislike about any firmware.

    The community was able to achieve root on stock with the ai upscaler still functional, and bootloader unlocked, so we can check that off.

    Plus we can generally agree that most like Plex therefore that app and the SMB server stuff should be left alone.

    But what do you think? What should be left into a rom for the shield? What should be left out? Should anything be Added in to the rom? Like launchers or stuff like that. What do You personally use?

    Any and all thoughts welcome and appreciated!
    1
    The thing i wish 8.2.3 or any firmware would allow a way to chromecast youtube to a shield ad free version....
    I think I read what you said wrong, is this in reference to youtube vanced or the regular yt app? Have you tried the new one, revanced or maybe just streaming directly from Brave browser then chromecasting it?

    And thank you so much for sharing your ideas and reasonings with me!
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    I think I read what you said wrong, is this in reference to youtube vanced or the regular yt app? Have you tried the new one, revanced or maybe just streaming directly from Brave browser then chromecasting it?

    And thank you so much for sharing your ideas and reasonings with me!
    Hey there, sorry for the delayed response. Yes so i have vanced on my phone, and occasionally I'll chromecast the video to my shield so i can continue watching it on the tv. The built in youtube/chromecast service on the shield uses the official YouTube app for playback in that case and so there are ads.....i know there are a few other YouTube clients that work adfree on the shield, but i believe you have to manually launch those versions on the shield.....meaning sending YouTube playback from phone to shield will launch the official YT app.
    It's definitely not a big issue, but it is something I'd like to see.