Here's How to De-Tivo Your Stream + Speed It Up

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by ptcfast2, May 14, 2020.

  1. cybergrimes

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    I do the speed up animations change on every Android device, it's a good one for sure
     
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  2. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    If you want remove some of the other preinstalled apps then here's a list. These are the ones I don't use right now so I removed them for now.

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.youtube.tv
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sling
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.amazonvideo.livingroom
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.netflix.ninja
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.tv
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.music
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.play.games
     
  3. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    Theres still stuff that Tivo tinkered with thats not removed with these commands, like enabling third pty apps to fully use the mpeg 2 decoder and excellent deinterlacing this hardware is capable of doing..This this is Do Do compared to the AirTV 4k Mini
     
  4. ptcfast2

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    Can't remove everything just yet - I'm slowly exploring how they implemented stuff here and looking through the firmware.

    There's a hidden button on the inside of the Stream's case that puts it into proper fastboot mode and I was able to unlock the device this way.

    I'm toying with figuring out how to get custom firmware on the thing, or well, fixed versions of Android TV stuff from other boxes that use the same chipset as this one.

    Working on getting TWRP booted so I can dump/backup the entire stock firmware so we have an image that can be reverted to if I go down the path of actually releasing custom firmware for the device.

    I have a bad feeling this little guy won't be supported very well if the Edge is anything to go off of. The hardware itself is solid, the software is where the implementation is extremely poor.
     
  5. foghorn2

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    Yes, they took great hardware and crapped it up. I hope the upcoming Googles Android TV stick does not do all this carp. The thrill is gone with this stick.
     
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  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Not sure. All of them support it on Apple TV, but not sure if that applies to the Android versions or not.
     
  7. Levin83

    Levin83 New Member

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    Excellent work ptcfast2!
     
  8. moyekj

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    Amazon Prime doesn't support 1 button skip in either direction for both browser and Android versions. In fact doesn't support skip at all, let alone 1 button. If there is a platform that does I'd like to know!
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Works on Apple TV. Just tested to be sure.
     
  10. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    OK thanks. Just checked on my Android phone Amazon Prime app and it has skip back and forwards 10 seconds. And I was wrong about web version as it also has the same. So must be an Android TV limitation.
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I haven’t had a chance to test it, but did you try all the media buttons available in button mapper?
     
  12. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Just checked. The Button Mapper media doesn't even have skip back/forwards, just ff/rew. And ff/rew media actions do nothing during Amazon Prime playback.
     
  13. Scooter Scott

    Scooter Scott Member

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    You guys are awesome!
     
  14. philco782

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    If I jack up my stick during any of this stuff, is there a way to wipe and restore it to factory default, just like it was when fresh out of the box?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  15. ptcfast2

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    You can just reset it via the menu - option is there, but you can't really jack anything up with this. These are just normal OS commands that people would use on Android phones as well.
     
  16. philco782

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    No chance of bricking? I guess that means it’s not rooted, so the file system can’t get screwed up where it shouldn’t get. User level permissions only it sounds like. That’s good.


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  17. rczrider

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    And...followed. Very interested in tinkering with this thing (not as a dev, I don't have that kind of experience) and excited to see what you come up with.

    In the meantime, have you figured out where firmware updates come from, so we can block the domain to prevent any updates from locking us out?

    And agreed about this thing being left in the dust in terms of support. I can see TiVo packing it up before they really even try, simply because the bugs are too many to be worth the work of fixing them.

    It's so close to being the best bang-for-your-buck device right now.
     
  18. waterandland

    waterandland New Member

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    How do you delete different apps from Tivo 4k stream? I want to delete specifically Pluto TV..
     
  19. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    Android tv home > settings gear upper right > apps > see all apps > choose app > Uninstall
     
  20. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    Fire TV of course !

    THe Prime app in ANdriod TV is old and decrepit.
     

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