[ROM] AndroidTV Pie Custom firmware by mo123

[ROM] AndroidTV Pie Custom firmware v1.0 by mo123

Changelog

Kodi

Latest Kodi 18.4 app: https://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/android/arm/master/


Add various gamepads support

  • Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Elite controllers
  • Sony DS3 and DS4 controllers
  • Switch joycon and pro controllers
  • Steam controller(also need to use the Steam app)
  • Shield controller

Fix Home button on airmouses, USB remotes

  • Long press to see All apps screen
  • Single press to return to Android Homescreen
  • Double press for Recent apps
    – Long press OK/DPAD_Center to close selected app window.
    – Long press back button to close all recent apps

Wifi

  • Add Wifi connect button on wifi password enter screen to be easily clicked with a mouse, airmouse to setup wifi without using the onscreen keyboard
  • General Wifi improvements
  • Fix ethernet stops/disconnects sometimes bug
  • Spoof ethernet as wifi connection
    – This fixes some games like Asphalt that only work over wifi connections to also work if only using an ethernet connection

  • Fix Youtube VP9 videos freezing sometimes bug

  • Change frame-buffer to 1080p, 213DPI to help with 1080p Youtube support and less upscaling for video playback.

  • Set HDMI Bitstream as default audio device.

  • Add support for 192kbps FLAC audio support

  • Add Shutdown menu to TvSettings - About Screen

  • Fix SD-Card incorrect size reported sometimes

  • Fix Daydream settings not working on some languages

  • Improve overall speed of Android UI

  • Fix some apps running sideways to always run in landscape

  • Add some default Ad-blocker list to block some ads on websites

  • Add some extra apps.
    Use MiXplorer File Manager(Samba v2 addon included) if wanting to access Samba v2.
    Some other file managers only use Samba v1 which has less than half of the network performance of Samba v2.0. Kodi 18 also uses Samba v2 so you can use that to setup your network shares if playing high bit-rate videos over ethernet to get the best network speed.

How to set up Samba shares:


Speed difference between Samba v1 & v2.

Download link:
https://mega.nz/#!RdV3HICS!ibg27aRCuXAVnPQUdQtpzFxk3Yx_xZiBtbB4mmkIeGY
Password: radxa
Use 7zip to unzip and flash the image with etcher to a micro-sd card or EMMC.
https://www.7-zip.org/download.html

Enjoy

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How to setup Kodi 18 with auto frame-rate switching

Latest Kodi 18 can be downloaded here.
http://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/android/arm/master/

Step 1
Change to Expert Settings
Change 'Adjust display refresh rate to ‘On start / stop’
If using a lot of IPTV streaming then it might be better to change it to ‘On Start’ so frame-rate switching doesn’t take place after a stream stops too.

Step 2
Select all the Whitelist resolutions available.
On a 4K tv you can select all the 4K & 1080p resolutions, 720p and lower are not needed.
On a 1080p tv you can select all the 1080p & 720p resolutions, lower than 720p is not needed.

Step 3
Change the UI refresh rate to 60 or 50hz(if in Europe).
Change the ‘Delay after change of refresh rate’ to 2 seconds or longer/shorter depending on your AVR to get audio right in sync. In most cases you can just leave this setting on the default value.

Your 23.976hps videos will now play correctly at 23.976hz and not at 60hz which resulted in some video stuttering and unsmooth video playback when there were lots of panning, zooming or fast motion scenes. European, Australian users watching Live TV with a DVB dongle or IPTV service can now also watch 1080p@50hz or 4K@50hz smoothly instead of it playing back at 60hz that caused micro video stutters and didn’t have such smooth video playback especially on bigger displays like 4K tv’s.

Remember to activate for
HDR - Enhanced Color Mode / True Color on your 4K HDR tv first and HDMI CEC before you can watch HDR content otherwise it will display in dull colors, non HDR mode.
Also make sure you are using a high quality HDMI 2.0 >16Gpbs speed cable as an HDMI 1.4 cable won’t be able to work with HDR or 4K@50/60hz content. Also check your tv’s manual to make sure all the ports are HDMI 2.0 capable or if only one is, to connect the HDMI cable to the correct HDMI 2.0 capable port.

Really nice. Thanks for the good work :slight_smile:

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Good Work! Thank you.

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Kodi 18 Guide posted.
I will add root support in the next firmware and fix some small bugs.

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Thanks that’s really good