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

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

  1. waterandland

    waterandland New Member

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    Disregard my last post. However, I know Sling TV is in the Tivo Guide if you subscribe to it. How can you add for instance, Philo TV or YoutubeTV to the Tivo Guide?
     
  2. waterandland

    waterandland New Member

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    Any possibility adding the Tivo Stream.app which is used to see and use your Tivo DVR?
     
  3. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    It can be installed but you will need a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad or air mouse to use.

    Can you side load?
     
  4. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    I finally got the com.tivo.atom app uninstall command to stick after reboot. For some reason it always reactivated on reboot. The disable command would always stick after reboot but not uninstall.

    Not sure what I did though. It was possible after I unpaired Stream 4K remote and kept getting TiVo remote pairing screen. So I uninstalled the two TiVo remote pairing apk files to get past screen on reboot but then rebooting would bring them back. Then I uninstalled the TiVo ota apk and those two TiVo pairing apks and rebooted with them staying uninstalled. Then I uninstalled atom apk and it finally stayed uninstalled and not just disabled after reboot. I may have also left off the -k part of the adb command.
     
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  5. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    I deactivated my Stream 4K on TiVo.com. De-Tivoed Steam 4K Android TV box seems to work fine even after multiple reboots.

    I didn't try it when I first got the Stream 4K, but I wonder if initial activation can be bypassed by clicking remote circle home button? Then you could access settings, enable developer mode, activate usb debugging mode, use adblink to de-tivo box and then never have to activate at all.
     
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  6. MPyro

    MPyro New Member

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    With this can you enable audio passthrough somehow ?
     
  7. siratfus

    siratfus Active Member

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    Are you completely removing the Tivo Stream app with this mod? Coming from a fire tv that's slowing down, this device is already snappy as is for me. I actually like the Tivo Stream app. But If I can make it faster without losing the app, then I'd do it. Are any of these things you're uninstalling required for the Tivo Stream app to function properly?
     
  8. siratfus

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    I was starting to get excited about Button Mapper, but I'm finding out that the longer you're playing with it setting things up, the chance of the Tivo Stream locking up increases. When I spend a considerable amount of time mapping things, eventually everything locks up. You guys have same experience?
     
  9. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I only re-mapped 3 buttons, but I noticed the operation of those buttons is slower compared to non re-mapped ones. But no lockups for my limited use so far. Sounds like getting carried away with a lot of re-mapping is not a good idea.
     
  10. siratfus

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    I realized that how you map something also affects how certain unmapped buttons behave. I'm trying to get the Google Assistant to work with my Caavo remote to no avail so far. Any mapped buttons, you see the assistant pop up and start spinning like it's about to work, but then it goes away. I remap Google Assistant on the Tivo Stream fine, but it already has a dedicated button for that.

    I would like it on my Caavo since pairing the Caavo has disabled the pop-up keyboard. Caavo itself has a voice button, but it searches its own OS. In the Caavo setting, I can set it so the voice will search the Tivo Stream 4k itself, and not the Caavo OS. But this doesn't work, it relays the search to the Tivo Stream 4k by going to the Google Search bar, but that's it. Nothing happens. Probably has to do with the fact that the keyboard has been disabled to begin with. LOL!
     
  11. siratfus

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    Did any of you map a button to "KILL FOREGROUND APP?" I wonder if this will work for times when it locks up. I just did it. Can't wait till it locks up again to test it out! LOL!
     
  12. flyingkite123

    flyingkite123 New Member

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    Did anyone successfully remap any button to allow MENU to show up? I tried to remapped INFO to display app menu but nothing is happening.
    I enable customization > remapped single tap to "show menu". I'm using the free version atm, not sure if pro will help but if someone can test it and let me know how you did it i'd greatly appreciate it.
     
  13. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    I believe holding down the d-pad center button registers as menu by default.
     
  14. siratfus

    siratfus Active Member

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    KILL FOREGROUND BUTTON worked when my tivo was acting up last night. I was able to scroll left and right, but I couldn't move vertically, nor could I enter an app. So I clicked the KILL button I mapped and all was well. Better than unplugging the Tivo. You guys should map this button.
     

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