[Attention] Android 7 info updating

Discussion in 'A5 Professional 4K HDR Blu-ray HDD Media Player.' started by Radoslaw Smetana, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    My experience upgrading my Egreat A10 to Android 7 beta2:

    For some SMB testing moved up to A7 once more. Ran in to troubles doing so as reported by many,

    What seems to be a formula that works:
    - Use a stick that worked before for Android 5 and put the Android 7 files on it. Disconnect everything including the LAN!
    - Put the stick in the USB3 and do the update using the PIN pressed. This will result in the well-known error. Switch off
    - Now put the stick in the USB2 port and once more do the pin procedure. Now it will start with the ring instead of the robot (new bootloader was installed with previous step).
    - Have a very long wait as mine stopped at 20% for many minutes. After around 10 minutes it booted with A7.

    If you don't get the ring then it will never install Android 7 during that step/try yet. Never managed to upgrade the OS in one step/try.
    Once on Android 7 updates (ring) work again in one step as with Android 5 before (robot).

    Don't ask me the logic behind all this, but did it twice with success.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2019
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  2. Let me get this straight it's taken 2yrs to go from A5 to A7 ,I've got the A11 it's working ok, I'm expected to follow this procedure to get A7 if my streamer gets the update maybe maybe not I would sooner stick with the shit I've got than risk bricking just for A7 no thanks I will buy a proper stream that has A7 from the go .
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  3. depmesh

    depmesh Active Member

    I agree with everything you said,but I don't think there is much chance of bricking the device with an update firmware. The only problem is that unless you are terribly lucky with the USB sticks you have, you cannot update.:)

    Funniest of all, for your player, which up until recently was the most expensive and the flagship in their lineup, there is not even a beta firmware...
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  4. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

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  5. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @E_CS and @Actpower (if you are still on these forums!) did android 7 update fix the ISSUE regarding SDR to HDR conversion about that metadata thing ? i read that it was the case...but cannot remember where; ideas @Nice Monkey ?
  6. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    Never use(d) SDR to HDR conversion myself. Is that available on Egreat? Turning off HDR worked, tested that.
  7. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @Nice Monkey or @E_CS any info about the upcoming android FW 7 ? i emailed egreat long ago twice...and nothing
  8. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

  9. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

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  10. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @all waiting for a new generation box like @Eric The Viking @depmesh etc...

    NVIDIA lauches in the next days the new version of its device! seems great albeit nothing revolutionary; will i get it ? NOPE as my criteria is the new AV1 codec; but many of you are looking for DOLBY VISION...so grab one !
  11. repir

    repir New Member

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    They're all dead
  12. briguy65

    briguy65 Member

    Interesting, a new media player that has dolby vision? I know only a few of them have it like the Apple 4k player. Right now, like all of you I'm in a holding pattern. I still like the fit and finish of the Egreat -- and it's form factor. The Shield (the old one) has a funny shape that bothers my rectangular sensitivities.
  13. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    who care about shape ?!!! nvidia have the best SUPPORT for a media device of ALL TIMES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    Of guys i finally managed to get some news.. Below is the full answer:

    "Hi , thank you for contact us , we are not stop any F.W , we are still working on that , Morgan took some day off for personal reasons , we are not stop anything , our team are still in this , thank you for your support , we will do everything we can to release a new FW ASAP"
  15. briguy65

    briguy65 Member

    Thanks for the information. I'll keep my fingers crossed that they can get a stable Android 7 and what not.
  16. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    Well ah least they are not dead
  17. Sounds like Morgan is looking for a new job
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  18. b0g0m0l

    b0g0m0l New Member

    what is dead cannot die
  19. RickDagless

    RickDagless New Member

    Well, I finally old my A5 and purchased a Vero 4K Plus. It is a superb device with an extremely active forum and superb support. It may not have the iso features of the A5 but for my use, mainly streaming 4K Remux movies it's superb.

    Sadly I will never buy egreat again. The complete lack of communication from them whether it be email, forums or facebook is simply awful and not a way to treat people who have spent quite serious money on their products.

    Anyway, so long and thanks for all the fish
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  20. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    good luck !

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