Android Streaming tomorrow??

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by mrsean, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. snitm

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    Tivo has done a ridiculously bad job of communicating which Kindle Fires are to be supported.

    Is the stock Kindle Fire HD 8.9 (with latest 8.4.9 update) supposed to be supported by the fixed Tivo app update once it is released "next week"?

    I sure hope so since I bought and installed the Tivo stream thinking it would be! But as of now I get the error "Streaming not supported ...".

    Which is concerning, I'm left wondering if I wasted my money on an overly constrained Tivo stream (due to limited android client device support).
     
  2. Scott R. Scherr

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    Is this the 2012 Kindle Fire HD? If so, Tivo will not stream because the 2012 Kindle Fire HD runs a form of Ice Cream Sandwich and Tivo requires Jellybean.
     
  3. snitm

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    Right, I assumed as much. I just rooted my Kindle FireHD and installed CM11 (M11) on it tonight (no excuse for Amazon doing the bare minimum by keeping it on ICS). Now I cannot wait for someone to hack around Tivo's idiotic root check(s). Both Amazon and Tivo are on my ***** list...
     
  4. skid71

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    I too am quite eager for a root-check workaround.
     
  5. JonSCSL

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    The only work around I have takes only one minute to stream. My solution is to go into SuperSU do a full unroot. You don't even have to restart. Soon as supersu finishes you can open the tivo app and stream. To get back root is easy too. Towelroot if your on 4.4.2 or older then go to the play store and download supersu. Or flash supersu zip in recovery. You can get that zip from supersu thread on XDA. Then your all good. I flash supersu in recovery and all my supersu setting and logs stay.

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  6. snitm

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    Very certain that this workaround is device dependent. Unfortunately, SuperSU's "Full unroot" doesn't work on my Kindle Fire HD 8.9 (2nd gen) running CM11 (M11).

    My guess is something else in CM11 is causing the Tivo app to hit the "Unauthorized modifications" wall. Soooo frustrating, I've been an overly loyal Tivo customer for over 10 years. The Tivo app's no root restriction is shattering any good feelings I had for Tivo.
     
  7. JonSCSL

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    I don't think the tivo app will work on CM. I could de wrong but cm is not an official android version and my not be supported.

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  8. stonewallers

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    I know just enough to accomplish root and minor changes. To do this I use safestrap. My guess is this method won't work with safestrap?
     
  9. JonSCSL

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    I don't have safestrap. I understanding is that safestrap is a recovery and you can flash files so I am figuring it will work.

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  10. cgould

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    Yes, new (2.0.1 update) app version on Amazon appstore works now, at least on Fire HD7 (2013 model).
     
  11. skid71

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    Any new info on a root check bypass?
     
  12. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    I moved to Lollipop (unrooted) on my Nexus 5 (and my Nexus 7). I am quite enjoying the new features! I barely miss the remaining handful of rooted features I had been using. So, the whole root-check issue is currently moot for me.

    I did make a full nandroid backup prior to flashing Lollipop, just in case.
     
  13. midas

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    I was looking over at XDA in the dedicated thread for the root cloaking program. It appears the author of that program has abandoned it since they talk like they haven't had any feedback from the guy for a long time. Lots of requests for, not only Tivo, but many other programs have gone unanswered. So don't expect any updates to that program to be forthcoming.
     
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    slowbiscuit

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    Sadly, I think this will be my approach for the imminent release of Android 5.0 on the Nexus 5. I'll just upgrade with NRT and skip rooting it, there's nothing I can't live without and in exchange I'll get to finally use the Tivo app OOH.
     
  15. Nov 1, 2014 #135 of 139
    markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    After a week or two un-rooted on my Nexus 5 & 7, there are just a couple features I actually miss, but I am managing to live without:

    1. Various Xposed modules
    2. Rotation override
    3. Nandroid backups

    But, I'm finding Lollipop very stable and functional.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2014 #136 of 139
    midas

    midas I heard that

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    Having a custom recovery isn't a problem for the Tivo app so you still should be able to have your backups.
     
  17. Nov 1, 2014 #137 of 139
    markp99

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    Interesting, I had assumed a custom recovery would trip the red flag. Good to know!
     
  18. slowbiscuit

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    And this is in fact exactly what I did, and the Tivo app works great. Loving the better battery life on 5.0 too.
     
  19. skid71

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    Sadly I must have root for theming. I've got a visual impairment. One of the affects us I can't read materials with white backgrounds. If it's TiVo or not burning my retinas.,.. well... my retinas win this round.

    Extremely disappointed some type of root bypass isn't available.

    Spending this kind of coin on gadgets, you would think we could get a little freedom.
     

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