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Unread post by robroy » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:44 am

I created an Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 image with a core suite of applications for a set-top box.

Download the image here:
http://oph.mdrjr.net/robroyhall/images/ ... 331.img.xz

Pocket Rocket works with both UHS/Class 10+ micro SD card and eMMC. However, an eMMC module is highly recommended for best performance because of Android's heavy disk I/O. When writing to eMMC, use the eMMC->SD card adapter that came with your module and copy the image directly.

Applications:
  • Chrome
    Firefox
    Kodi 17 Krypton with hardware acceleration and 4K video
    Gmail
    Google Drive
    ES File Explorer
    Terminal Emulator
    MX Player
    tTorrent
    Angry Birds
    Angry Birds Star Wars
    Angry Birds Star Wars II
    Angry Birds Space
    Mupen64+
    RetroArch
    Ad Away
    Jota+ Text Editor
    Juice SSH
    bVNC
    Youtube
    Netflix
    TED Talks
    Pandora
    PC Radio
    BusyBox
    ZArchiver
Features in this release:
  • Kodi 17 Krypton with hardware acceleration
    Installable on 8GB eMMC
Notes:
  • Turn off the "Allow hardware acceleration - MediaCodec" option and turn on the "Allow hardware acceleration - MediaCodec (Surface)" option for best performance in Kodi.

    If you experience poor playback in Kodi, use MX Player instead, which also has hardware acceleration.

    You can provide feedback directly to the Kodi developers here: http://forum.xbmc.org/forumdisplay.php?fid=164.
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Unread post by xblackdemonx » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:37 pm

Is there any optimisation to the Android image or did you just include some apps? Because all of these apps are useless to me.

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Unread post by robroy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:56 pm

xblackdemonx wrote:Is there any optimisation to the Android image or did you just include some apps? Because all of these apps are useless to me.
Useless? :roll:
Web browsers, video players, video streaming, email clients, cloud storage, music streaming, games and torrenting are the key elements of a set-top box, as mentioned in the first line of the description. Pocket Rocket is a convenient HTPC replacement, so I am not sure what you are looking for, but this image probably isn't it.
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Unread post by Mark963 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:12 am

Is it normal for Kodi to just lock up unless the MediaCodec hardware acceleration is disabled?

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Unread post by robroy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:31 am

Mark963 wrote:Is it normal for Kodi to just lock up unless the MediaCodec hardware acceleration is disabled?
That is a good question. How is the performance of Kodi when disabling MediaCodec hardware acceleration?
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Unread post by ajhieb » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:47 am

Mark963 wrote:Is it normal for Kodi to just lock up unless the MediaCodec hardware acceleration is disabled?
http://odroid.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id= ... allow_v2.4
Kodi settings
  • Kodi 16 is crashing at the end of every video. Uncheck 'Allow hardware acceleration - amcodec' option to solve this issue.
  • Kodi 17 has no that issue. It always uses the MediaCodec HW acceleration.
I believe so, yes.

I've had no issues using SPMC (Android specific fork of KODI) with the Lollipop or Marshmallow builds for the C2, so you may want to consider that as well.

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Unread post by Mark963 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:17 am

This image came with Kodi 17, and it has settings for MediaCodec HW acceleration on/off. According to those notes, MediaCodec HW acceleration is always used, so I'm not sure why the setting is there or why I need to turn it off to get it to work.

Can I install other software like the HDHomeRun View apk in that SPMC?

Thanks!

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Unread post by ajhieb » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:15 am

Mark963 wrote:This image came with Kodi 17, and it has settings for MediaCodec HW acceleration on/off. According to those notes, MediaCodec HW acceleration is always used, so I'm not sure why the setting is there or why I need to turn it off to get it to work.

Can I install other software like the HDHomeRun View apk in that SPMC?

Thanks!
My mistake. I should have double checked what version of Kodi this image came with. As far as SPMC goes, it installs on top of android like any other version of Kodi and will allow you to use whatever other apks you want. I actually use SPMC with the Xonfluence theme (modified version of the Confluence theme) and I have shortcuts within SPMC to launch my favorite streaming apps, emulators and also the HD Homerun View app.

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Unread post by xblackdemonx » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:50 am

robroy wrote:
xblackdemonx wrote:Is there any optimisation to the Android image or did you just include some apps? Because all of these apps are useless to me.
Useless? :roll:
Web browsers, video players, video streaming, email clients, cloud storage, music streaming, games and torrenting are the key elements of a set-top box, as mentioned in the first line of the description. Pocket Rocket is a convenient HTPC replacement, so I am not sure what you are looking for, but this image probably isn't it.
So it is just the base Android image and you just added junk to it. I see no advantage to this ROM over the stock one where you can install whatever you want.

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Unread post by robroy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:13 am

xblackdemonx wrote:Because all of these apps are useless to me.
xblackdemonx wrote:you just added junk to it.
xblackdemonx wrote:I see no advantage to this ROM over the stock one where you can install whatever you want.
I think you've already answered your own question several times over. For your needs, you are better off downloading a vanilla Android image than using Pocket Rocket.
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Unread post by robroy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:16 am

Mark963 wrote:This image came with Kodi 17, and it has settings for MediaCodec HW acceleration on/off. According to those notes, MediaCodec HW acceleration is always used, so I'm not sure why the setting is there or why I need to turn it off to get it to work.

Can I install other software like the HDHomeRun View apk in that SPMC?

Thanks!
It looks like there is an ongoing thread regarding your question at https://github.com/koying/SPMC/issues/454.
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Unread post by Mark963 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:06 am

robroy wrote:It looks like there is an ongoing thread regarding your question at https://github.com/koying/SPMC/issues/454.
Thanks! I need to do some studying!

I just realized that I don't understand what the acceleration setting do and I'm surprised that one of them works and the other crashes.

Both turned off - a 1080, x265 that peaks around 13000kb/s content rate jerks, stutters and skips like crazy.

With only "Allow hardware acceleration - MediaCodec" turned on, it just locks up. Time to reset the whole C2 to get things working again.

With only "Allow hardware accelration - MediaCodec (Surface)" turned on, it plays the 1080 HEVC file just fine.

Before this, I've always turned both on or both off which crashed or played horribly. Knowing to turn on only the "(Surface)" setting changes everything!! Did I miss that comment somewhere??

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Unread post by robroy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:01 am

Did I miss that comment somewhere??
No, but it looks like you found a good workaround for a Kodi bug! I will add it to the original post.
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Unread post by M3x1cant » Fri May 12, 2017 6:46 am

I have a 4k television and when i plug the ODROID-C2, there is no picture, but the blue light is flashing. I also just tested it on a regular 1080p monitor and the display works. any suggestions on how i can get it to work on my 4k tv?


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Unread post by robroy » Fri May 12, 2017 7:18 am

You'll need to edit the boot.ini file and set it to the correct resolution by commenting out the current resolution and uncommenting the one that you want.

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Unread post by 1milenia » Tue May 16, 2017 9:13 am

do you have playstore apk to go with this

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Unread post by M3x1cant » Tue May 16, 2017 11:30 am

robroy wrote:You'll need to edit the boot.ini file and set it to the correct resolution by commenting out the current resolution and uncommenting the one that you want.
I did exactly that and it still does not show anything other except a HK (hard Kernel) display then it goes blank. here is a copy and paste of my boot.ini file.

ODROIDC2-UBOOT-CONFIG

setenv dtbaddr 0x1000000
setenv loadaddr 0x20000000

# Resolution Configuration
# 'hdmimode' must be one of below to configure display resolution within
# supported by your TV or monitor.
# Symbol | Resolution
# ----------------------+-------------
# "480p60hz" | 720x480 Progressive 60Hz
# "576p50hz" | 720x576 Progressive 50Hz
# "720p60hz" | 1280x720 Progressive 60Hz
# "720p50hz" | 1280x720 Progressive 50Hz
# "1080p60hz" | 1920x1080 Progressive 60Hz
# "1080p50hz" | 1920x1080 Progressive 50Hz
# "1080p30hz" | 1920x1080 Progressive 30Hz
# "1080p24hz" | 1920x1080 Progressive 24Hz
# "1080i60hz" | 1920x1080 Interlaced 60Hz
# "1080i50hz" | 1920x1080 Interlaced 50Hz
"2160p60hz" | 3840x2160 Progressive 60Hz
# "2160p50hz" | 3840x2160 Progressive 50Hz
# "2160p30hz" | 3840x2160 Progressive 30Hz
# "2160p25hz" | 3840x2160 Progressive 25Hz
# "2160p24hz" | 3840x2160 Progressive 24Hz
# "2160p60hz420" | 3840x2160 Progressive 60Hz YCbCr 4:2:0
# "2160p50hz420" | 3840x2160 Progressive 50Hz YCbCr 4:2:0
# "640x480p60hz" | 640x480 Progressive 60Hz
# "800x480p60hz" | 800x480 Progressive 60Hz
# "800x600p60hz" | 800x600 Progressive 60Hz
# "1024x600p60hz" | 1024x600 Progressive 60Hz
# "1024x768p60hz" | 1024x768 Progressive 60Hz
# "1280x800p60hz" | 1280x800 Progressive 60Hz
# "1280x1024p60hz" | 1280x1024 Progressive 60Hz
# "1360x768p60hz" | 1360x768 Progressive 60Hz
# "1440x900p60hz" | 1440x900 Progressive 60Hz
# "1600x900p60hz" | 1600x900 Progressive 60Hz
# "1600x1200p60hz" | 1600x1200 Progressive 60Hz
# "1680x1050p60hz" | 1680x1050 Progressive 60Hz
# "1920x1200p60hz" | 1920x1200 Progressive 60Hz
# "2560x1080p60hz" | 2560x1080 Progressive 60Hz
# "2560x1440p60hz" | 2560x1440 Progressive 60Hz
# "2560x1600p60hz" | 2560x1600 Progressive 60Hz
# "3440x1440p60hz" | 3440x1440 Progressive 60Hz
setenv hdmimode "2160p60hz"

setenv rootopt "root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rw init=/init rootwait"
setenv consoleopt "console=ttyS0,115200"
setenv androidopt "androidboot.hardware=odroidc2 androidboot.serialno=${fbt_id#}"
setenv logoopt "osd1,loaded,${fb_addr},${hdmimode}"
setenv selinuxopt "androidboot.selinux=disabled"

# HDMI/DVI Mode Configuration
# This will enforce the signal type of display
# "hdmi" - For HDMI interface
# "dvi" - For DVI interface
setenv vout_mode "hdmi"

# Display Auto Detection
# "false" or "true"
setenv display_autodetect "false"

# HPD enable/disable option
setenv disablehpd "false"

# Overscan offset configuration
# All offsets are zero and can be tuned by manual or ODROID Utility
setenv overscan_top "0"
setenv overscan_left "0"
setenv overscan_bottom "0"
setenv overscan_right "0"
setenv led_onoff "on"
suspend_hdmiphy=0

# max cpu frequency in dvfs table / in MHz unit
# setenv max_freq "2016" # 2.016GHz
# setenv max_freq "1944" # 1.944GHz
# setenv max_freq "1920" # 1.920GHz
# setenv max_freq "1896" # 1.896GHz
# setenv max_freq "1752" # 1.752GHz
# setenv max_freq "1680" # 1.680GHz
# setenv max_freq "1656" # 1.656GHz
# setenv max_freq "1536" # 1.536GHz
setenv max_freq "1536"

# max cpu-cores
# setenv maxcpus "1"
# setenv maxcpus "2"
# setenv maxcpus "3"
setenv maxcpus "4"

# disable vu7
setenv disable_vu7 "false"

# gpio power key : J2 (2x20) Pin#35, GPIOY.BIT3
#setenv gpiopower "214"

# usb timing tweak
setenv usbmulticam "false"

if test "${display_autodetect}" = "true"; then usb pwren; hdmitx edid; fi
if test "${hdmimode}" = "custombuilt"; then setenv cmode "modeline=${modeline}"; fi

setenv bootargs "${rootopt} ${consoleopt} hdmimode=${hdmimode} ${cmode} hdmitx=${cecconfig} vout=${vout_mode} disablehpd=${disablehpd} logo=${logoopt} ${androidopt} ${selinuxopt} suspend_hdmiphy=${suspend_hdmiphy} led_onoff=${led_onoff} max_freq=${max_freq} maxcpus=${maxcpus} disable_vu7=${disable_vu7} usbmulticam=${usbmulticam} gpiopower=${gpiopower}"

save

showlogo ${hdmimode}
#usb pwren

movi read dtb 0 ${dtbaddr}
# load kernel from vat or boot partition.
movi read boot 0 ${loadaddr}
#fatload mmc 0:1 ${loadaddr} Image_android
booti ${loadaddr} - ${dtbaddr}

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Unread post by M3x1cant » Tue May 16, 2017 11:55 am

so i figured out a work around. i carried my 1080p monitor over to where my 4K television is mounted and booted up the ODROID while it was plugged into the monitor, once it was in Android, i disconnected the HDMI cable from the ODROID and plugged it into my 4K television and it finally displayed on my TV!! so then from there i was able to go into the ODROID Utility and Un-check show all resolutions and from the drop down menu choose the appropriate resolution. now it works great.

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Unread post by robroy » Tue May 16, 2017 2:21 pm

M3x1cant wrote:so i figured out a work around. i carried my 1080p monitor over to where my 4K television is mounted and booted up the ODROID while it was plugged into the monitor, once it was in Android, i disconnected the HDMI cable from the ODROID and plugged it into my 4K television and it finally displayed on my TV!! so then from there i was able to go into the ODROID Utility and Un-check show all resolutions and from the drop down menu choose the appropriate resolution. now it works great.
Nice!!

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Unread post by robroy » Tue May 16, 2017 2:22 pm

1milenia wrote:do you have playstore apk to go with this
Yes, the Play Store is pre-installed.

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Unread post by 1milenia » Mon May 22, 2017 3:05 am

installed keep having pop ups saying(Screen Overlay detected-)

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Unread post by robroy » Mon May 22, 2017 4:05 am

Go into the Settings and turn off all of the Screen Overlay permissions.

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Unread post by 1milenia » Mon May 22, 2017 5:12 am

did that then when i want to use a app i cant use it without closing another
heres what i meen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euhqEyCEHos

tried it doesent work

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1milenia wrote:did that then when i want to use a app i cant use it without closing another
heres what i meen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euhqEyCEHos

tried it doesent work
You have to make sure all of the "Draw Over Other Apps" permissions are turned off. I'm not near my ODROID right now, but perhaps someone who has Android running on their C2 can give you step-by-step directions, similar to https://www.androidpit.com/how-to-fix-s ... cted-error.

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Unread post by 1milenia » Mon May 22, 2017 11:19 am

thanks for the build but to many errors to handle with this overlay issue ,they should have had it resolved before they launched marsmellow

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Unread post by odroid » Mon May 22, 2017 11:20 am

@1milenia
Create a new topic about the overlay issue.
We will try to find what causes the problem.

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1milenia wrote:did that then when i want to use a app i cant use it without closing another
heres what i meen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euhqEyCEHos

tried it doesent work
You have to make sure that Draw Over the App Permission is turned off for all apps while accepting permissions of any app..
You can refer to this article to turn off screen overlay of any app...
https://wildtricks.com/screen-overlay-d ... id-device/

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Unread post by rgoll » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:59 pm

Hello,
I installed the image in a 32 G class 10 SD on the Odroid-C2, but I do not see the rest of the space available in the SD, he says that only 4G are available.
How can I use the rest?

In fact, I like it very much because it meets my needs and is very practical.

Thank you.

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Unread post by robroy » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:18 pm

Use a Linux computer and run gparted to expand the user partition to full size.
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Unread post by androider4life » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:47 am

robroy wrote:Use a Linux computer and run gparted to expand the user partition to full size.
What if you do not have access to a Linux machine?

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androider4life wrote:
robroy wrote:Use a Linux computer and run gparted to expand the user partition to full size.
What if you do not have access to a Linux machine?
You have a few choices:

1. Boot up the Pocket Rocket image, copy the files on the user partition to a USB drive, then delete and reformat the partition in the "Settings" -> "Storage" utility.
2. Use either the built-in Windows Disk Management or the OSX Disk Utility application to copy the files, delete and recreate the "Android" partition, then copy the files back.
3. Create a GParted Live USB drive on a thumb drive (http://gparted.org/liveusb.php), set it as the primary boot drive on an x86 machine using the BIOS boot selector, then use Gparted to resize the "Android" partition.
4. Burn an ODROID Linux operating system onto a spare SD card, boot the ODROID from it, install GParted (sudo apt-get install gparted) and use it to resize the "Android" partition.
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Unread post by deviddevid » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:44 pm

1milenia wrote:installed keep having pop ups saying(Screen Overlay detected-)
I had same screen overlay detected issue on my moto g3, I applied some solution 3 from below site and my moto is fine now
https://screenoverlaydetected.com
They have also got bunch of other solutions to, but solution 3 or 4 worked for me, I fixed it in safe mode...

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Unread post by Vergiliops » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:24 am

I getting error at writting. I tring to install at SD card Class 10. Using Libreelec SD creator.
Any advice?

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Unread post by odroid » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:27 am

Use "Etcher" for flashing the OS image.
https://wiki.odroid.com/troubleshooting ... s#flashing

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Unread post by dante6913 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:37 pm

Can we have a tar version so we can install it on a multiboot setup? Thanks

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Unread post by Jeremycarlson » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:08 pm

Hi everyone, was wondering on the functionality of retroarch in this image? In newest marshmallow image 3.4 retroarch freezes up on start up. I was wondering if that is the same case for this image? If anyone can help me get retroarch running on marshmallow it would be appreciated. Thanks for your time and consideration.

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Unread post by robroy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:34 am

dante6913 wrote:Can we have a tar version so we can install it on a multiboot setup? Thanks
Do you mean downloading it, decompressing it, then recompressing it with tar?
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Unread post by robroy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:35 am

Jeremycarlson wrote:Hi everyone, was wondering on the functionality of retroarch in this image? In newest marshmallow image 3.4 retroarch freezes up on start up. I was wondering if that is the same case for this image? If anyone can help me get retroarch running on marshmallow it would be appreciated. Thanks for your time and consideration.
I haven't tested Retroarch thoroughly with this image, but go ahead and try it out, then let me know if there are any issues and I can look into it.
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Unread post by konsgn » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:08 am

Yup retroarch still crashes on startup.

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Unread post by Ancient » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:46 pm

On which Android Version (Release) ist Pocket Rocket based on? The current 3.7?

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Unread post by robroy » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:21 am

No, it is based on the version from March 2017. You should use the ODROID Updater to upgrade it as the first atep after installation.
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Unread post by Hank_ » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:49 am

I use my C2 for a Media Player, installed Android some months back, added Kodi and for the most part all was working fine. I had occasional freezing issues in Kodi that were remedied with a reboot. I bought the C2 because of the infrared so that I could use the little remote.

I have an XU4 in a Cloud Shell running OMV as my server, then I have a 2nd UX4 as a Media Player running Ubuntu and Kodi in the living room. I use KOVE on my phone to control this device .. works great. If I had discovered the KOVE app earlier I would have bought a 3rd XU4 instead of the C2 as that APP works that well.

I started building my own computers back in the 90s, so messing with computers is not totally foreign to me. My first computers were DOS machines

I started messing with Linux two years ago with Ubuntu, Elements and now Mint. I for sure am not a geek, I know enough to be dangerous and bullheaded enough to not quit when I mess things all up.

Now back to the C2 and its occasional freezing in Kodi. My quick solution to my problem was a "do over". So I pulled the eMMC chip, grabbed the adapter, started Etcher and slapped Ubuntu onto the C2 , with that I ran into issues with Kodi not seeing the server. I added NFS common (which was already there so I found), so I added a few other NFS programs at the suggestion from postings I read .. still nothing.

Back to the drawing board, I wanted to put Android on as it w/Kodi worked very well with the little remote, but for some reason this time I was having issues getting Google Play installed .. and that is when I tripped over this Topic and Pocket Rocket. Lots of rambling to get here, but I made it ..

I want to say Pocket Rocket installed and works great! Thank you.

I followed the suggestion to immediately update the OS ... I should have logged into the WIFI first but what the heck. Once the OS was updated I got logged into Google so I could start accessing the Play Store. I then updated Kodi as there is now a newer version available.

Once all the updating was done, I started removing APPs that I didn't want (for those that complain about unwanted APPS .. uninstall works better).

Then I went into Odroid utility once more and checked the box to start Kodi at startup.

I am really pleased with Pocket Rocket ... and I send a few bucks your way Rob Roy (movie reference?) with your donate button. Thanks again.

Sorry for the ramble just to get a Thank You handled.

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Unread post by robroy » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:54 am

Thank you for the nice feedback! I am very happy that Pocket Rocket worked out so well for you :) :) :)
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Unread post by rincewind » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:00 pm

Hi,

I just downloaded the image and put it on a 64GB-SD-Card. Before putting it into the odroid I used a linux system and gparted to extend the last partition from 4 to about 55 GB - worked out just fine. Installing also worked fine, home screen looks nice.
However, the device appears to be uncommonly slow-acting. Starting the Play Store ends in a "wait" or "end"-decision, starting KODI as well. Even shutting down is not achieved after about 5 minutes (had to pull the plug). After a reboot the device was still very slow - not better.

So I put the image onto another SD-Card (16 GB) and installed again. This time the system did not seem that slow - still I got the subjective impression it is slower as the "standard android" I downloaded and tested earlier this week.

Probably the first SD-Card used is damaged.
Anyway thanks a lot, I will try and test a bit now.

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Unread post by robroy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:04 pm

An eMMC module will eliminate that slowness.
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Unread post by rincewind » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:43 am

Thanks for the reply, I might test that. I´ve read about extensive read-write-procedures with android, probably being an issue with sd-cards sometimes (concerning the life expectancy). Is that also an issue using an eMMC?
Sorry about this basic, mostly unrelated question, but since the point came up, I thought I´d ask.

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Unread post by robroy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:04 am

I havent had an eMMC ever go out on me, even if using them extensively for a torrent server. I still use several of them since 2014, and its my anecdotal opinion that the eMMC itself becomes obsolete long before the write limits are reached.
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Unread post by rooted » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:34 am

eMMC is the same thing as in your phone, it will handle the high write load of Android for a long time.

I have also been using eMMC for years without a single failure.

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Unread post by ecab21 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:30 am

I'm using a older version of the Android (5.1.1) and I have a question for you. Is there a way to use Android TV apps with Android 5.1.1 or 6.0.1 with full Screen? I installed the Crunchyroll app for the Android TV on my Android 5.1.1, but when playing the video ti doesn't go to full screen, I can still see status bar and home bar.

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Unread post by robroy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:56 am

ecab21 wrote:I'm using a older version of the Android (5.1.1) and I have a question for you. Is there a way to use Android TV apps with Android 5.1.1 or 6.0.1 with full Screen? I installed the Crunchyroll app for the Android TV on my Android 5.1.1, but when playing the video ti doesn't go to full screen, I can still see status bar and home bar.
You may need an additional app like Fullscreen!.
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