Mar 26, 2017

Video: How to easily update firmware 'Force to recovery' method on Egreat A5 TV Box


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Egreat A5New Master of Android TV Boxes
These days Egreat released a new firmware update for their A5 TV Box, you can download it from here. Here you can read about the unboxing of Egreat A5 TV Box

There are 3 ways to update firmware on Egreat A5:
- OTA update (from TV Box Settings)
- USB Update (also from TV Box Setting, you have to download the firmware from above link, decompress and copy all the 4 files on a USB drive)
- Force to recovery Update (from recovery). In the below video we will show you how to do this.

Firmware update details
Firmware: A5BD_EN_Firmware_20170221_v1.1.0.9
Size: 623 MB
Release date: 2017-02-21
Model: EGREAT_A5_EN
OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1
Version Name: LOLLIPOP_MR1
Brand: HiSTBAandroidV6
Board / hardware: bigfish 
Old firmware version: 1.1.0.8
Old Desktop and Player version: 1.5.9
New firmware version: 1.1.0.9
New Desktop and Player version: 1.6.9 beta Kernel version: 3.18.24
New build number: Hi3798CV200-eng 5.1.1 LMY48W eng.root.20170110.141229 test-keys
Baseband version: HiSTBAandroidV600R002C00SPC031

Instructions
1. If your current firmware is v1.0.1.3, please force to recovery V1.1.0.7 firmware by USB and then update to V1.1.0.9 beta firmware.
2. If your current firmware is v1.0.1.5, please force to recovery V1.1.0.7 firmware by OTA and then update to V1.1.0.9 beta firmware.
3. You also can force to recovery the new V1.1.0.9 beta firmware directly, the force to recovery new version firmware instruction, like in the video below.
 

The steps for system forced refresh/recovery firmware.
1. Download the forced recovery firmware from the company's official website (www.egreatworld.com) of from here. The forced recovery firmware contains the following 4 files: update.zip, fastboot.bin, recovery.img, bootargs.bin. Please do not modify the file name and copy these four files to the root directory of the U-disk of FAT32 disk format.
2. Cut off the power supply of this machine, inset the U-disk into the USB2.0 interface of this machine's side (close to the USB3.0 as the below picture), with a slender hard object (something like the clip after expansion) to insert into the RST small round hole, keep holding down the RST key in RST round hole not loosened, plug the machine power supply after holding down the RST button.
3. Keep the posture, release the RST button until the TV screen appears the prompt (the green android small robot animation icon) of being forced refresh/recovery system, the system will automatically complete the forced refresh/recovery system process.
4. Please be patient, after the forced refresh/recovery system is completed, this machine will automatically restart, after restart, the player can be normally put into use.

Notes
- Please do not turn off or cut off the power of this machine during the progress of upgrading, otherwise it may cause this machine can't boot.
- The file name of the forced recovery system is very important, do not modify the file name(including capital and lower-case).
- If you failed in a check, it is likely that the file has not been downloaded successfully or the file has been corrupted, please download again. 

Changelog ROM v1.1.0.9 + 1.6.9
1. Poster-wall: New poster analysis engine
2. Poster-wall: Optimized poster wall load speed and Improve the display recognition rate
3. Poster-wall: Add DVD icon
4. Poster-wall: Improved text selected state display
5. Poster-wall:Folder containing .nomedia files will be automatically filtered
6. Player: Added support MVC 3D MKV format playback
7. Player: Added support DivX 5 format playback
8. Player: Added subtitle and OSD 3D depth adjustment
9. Player: Added auto playback function when power on(For videos in autoplay file of local play)
10. Player: Optimized buffering problem in network (Samba,NFS) playback
11. Player: Resolved some format video and audio out of sync problem
12. Player: Optimized the playback fluency when "Auto frame rate switch" is off
13. Player: Changed the tip position of 'volume setting is prohibited in passthrough mode'
14. Player: Solved lagging or stutter in some DTS-HD audio format
15. System: Fix Samba/NFS copy speed from PC to Egreat A5/A10
16. System: Support copy files over 1G from MAC or Linux system to A5/A10 shared folder
17. System: Revised some OSD language translation
18. System: Only standard IP address can be added in network share address

19. Added CetusPlay server, the best ever remote controller.

What's CetusPlay? 
As a multi-function remote control app like Apps2Fire and Fire Installer for Android TV box/Fire TV/Android TV, also have the function as Mouse Toggle for Android TV box and Fire TV
 

CetusPlay Features
• Multiple navigation modes, including Direction-Pad, Touch Pad, Keyboard mode and Mouse mode;
• Cast your local files(photo, videos, APK, DOC, XLS, PPT, TXT, etc.) from your phone to TV;
• Live Channels features (add local M3U file and cast to TV/Box/Stick);
• Send popular apps to TV in few seconds without any logging in;
• Quick launch TV apps through one click on your phone;
• Clean cache and trash to speed up your TV just one click on the accelerating ball;
• Share screen capture when you watch to social media
Help you get rid of the paid Mouse Toggle



 






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