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Title: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on May 06, 2016, 09:17:35 AM
About

These firmwares are created voluntarily by forum user pcristi. Show your appreciation by buying him a...

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/02e5/k12efhxnxhhhbmazg.jpg?size_id=2) (https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX)

All of pcristi's firmwares are available from his Mediafire account: https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3

Installation Instructions

The method is slightly different to our official firmware downloads. For these firmwares, you must rename the downloaded zip file to update.zip.

FIRMWARE INSTALL CAN TAKE UP TO 20 MINUTES. DO NOT POWER OFF DURING INSTALL. WAIT FOR THE HOME SCREEN TO APPEAR.

1. Rename firmware update .zip (e.g. update_Q(...)Pro_(...)_HMD-1.0.8(...).zip) to update.zip.
2. Copy update.zip to the root of a USB pen drive.
3. Insert the USB pen drive into any USB port of the Q10/Q5Pro.
4. With the Q10/Q5Pro turned off, use a paper clip or pen to press and hold the the pinhole restore button on the back side of the Q10/Q5Pro.
5. While keeping the RESTORE/UPGRADE button pressed, turn on the Q10/Q5Pro.
6. The Q10/Q5Pro will show an Android logo and proceed to upgrade the firmware.
7. The box will auto-reboot when finished.
8. First boot can take 4-5 minutes.
9. Wait 15 minutes after first boot to allow system and apps to initialise.

(http://www.futeko.com/productimages/MP068-1.jpg)(http://www.futeko.com/productimages/MP067-1.jpg)Q10 Pro + Q5 Pro
Seperate downloads for Q10 and Q5 Pro.
Make sure you select the correct one for your machine.
Read the instructions carefully.

*** pcristi Custom Firmware ***

Based on regular official firmware. Includes interface enhancements, updated apps, and some of the pcristi patches (e.g. Samba speed enhancement).

See individual forum entries for details.

2.1.4 [LATEST] Download + Info (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg28699#msg28699)

Android 7: 2.1.4 (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg28699#msg28699), 2.1.2 (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg28266#msg28266), 2.1.1 (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg26994#msg26994), 2.1.0 (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg26089#msg26089), 2.0.8 (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg23614#msg23614), 2.0.7 (http://www.mediafire.com/file/lxai24msocr0me4/update_Q10Pro_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17.6%29-HMD-2.0.7_2018-01-12.113104.zip), 2.0.6 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q5q10pro-android-511android-70-box-tv/page__st__774#entry21904623), 2.0.5 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__738#entry21709293), 2.0.4 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__702#entry21402864), 2.0.1 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__666#entry21010212)

Android 5: 1.1.0 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__648__gopid__20954836#entry20954836), 1.0.9 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__486#entry20423474), 1.0.8 (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__306#entry20046516), 1.0.7 (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__144#entry19733664), 1.0.6 (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__54#entry19556789), 1.0.3 (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__54#entry19310814), 1.0.1 (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/#entry19199525)

*** pcristi Android TV Custom Firmware ***

pcristi full Android TV OS firmware: pcristi Android TV firmware thread (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2219.0)

*** CS-AK Custom Firmware ***

- Alkaid (http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showuser=1901872) for idea, new design, icon pack.
- pcristi for scripts, testing, assembly.

More customised version of the pcristi firmware with different launcher interface and apps: CS-AK custom firmware thread (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=4275.0)

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on May 06, 2016, 09:22:46 AM
....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: OlivierQC on May 29, 2016, 12:41:59 AM
thanks pcristi  :)

i installed the custom 1.0.3
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: vanlq on May 29, 2016, 09:59:05 AM
I installed it
Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Fa.Ch on May 29, 2016, 12:51:14 PM
Some screens and differences detail please ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nghiavn on May 29, 2016, 01:50:53 PM
Thanks, download the installer.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Lucklack on May 31, 2016, 04:28:35 AM
I have freeze box when shutdown by Power menu, any one have same problem?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Alter_Schwede62 on May 31, 2016, 06:01:31 AM
This already had the last Custom Firmare.
It seems, that nobody is interessted in it...  ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Fa.Ch on May 31, 2016, 07:42:42 AM
I have freeze box when shutdown by Power menu, any one have same problem?

Got the same
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 31, 2016, 07:53:02 AM
Feedback are welcome.
@Alter_Schwede62 you got answer on freeze Minix PowerMenu
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=908.msg5635#msg5635

@Fa.Ch, @Lucklack
Shutdown --> HiMedia(hisilicon) box stack SDK implementation problem.
Sleep -- Shutdown
Restart --> Restart


This already had the last Custom Firmare.
It seems, that nobody is interessted in it...  ;)
I have freeze box when shutdown by Power menu, any one have same problem?

Got the same
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Fa.Ch on May 31, 2016, 08:39:52 AM
OK so we only use Sleep,  will be the same result
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Lucklack on May 31, 2016, 09:56:06 AM
Could you modify the powerbar as follows : remove shutdown, change sleep to Shutdown and keep Restart to restart
Then was : Restart and shutdown, thanks!

Feedback are welcome.
@Alter_Schwede62 you got answer on freeze Minix PowerMenu
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=908.msg5635#msg5635

@Fa.Ch, @Lucklack
Shutdown --> HiMedia(hisilicon) box stack SDK implementation problem.
Sleep -- Shutdown
Restart --> Restart

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on June 02, 2016, 05:39:24 PM
@Lucklack like you requested

PowerMenu(noroot) mod for HMD (http://www.mediafire.com/?x30f95cqybztpjq)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b00d/rg7f567hz4ghrj7zg.jpg?size_id=5)

1 Download update_PowerMenu(noroot)_mod_HMD.zip
http://www.mediafire.com/download/x30f95cqybztpjq/update_PowerMenu%28noroot%29_mod_HMD.zip
2 Rename  update_PowerMenu(noroot)_mod_HMD.zip to update.zip
3 Copy update.zip to /sdcard/update.zip via ES Explorer / samba share / etc or just put on root of USB/HDD attached device
4 Follow normal Menu update process: - Setting/System upgrade/ Local Upgrade/Please Choose Drive:  Ex: C for /sdcard/update.zip
5 Q10Pro will show an Android droid logo and proceed update.zip file.
This process is not wipe data, for safety reason please backup all your important information.

If any one need just Apk PowerMenu(noroot).apk (http://www.mediafire.com/?ozlck8hpxw851og).

Could you modify the powerbar as follows : remove shutdown, change sleep to Shutdown and keep Restart to restart
Then was : Restart and shutdown, thanks!

Feedback are welcome.
@Alter_Schwede62 you got answer on freeze Minix PowerMenu
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=908.msg5635#msg5635

@Fa.Ch, @Lucklack
Shutdown --> HiMedia(hisilicon) box stack SDK implementation problem.
Sleep -- Shutdown
Restart --> Restart
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on June 02, 2016, 08:42:28 PM
pcristi you rock, Your efforts are greatly appreciated by all ! :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Lucklack on June 03, 2016, 02:21:57 AM
Thank so much!
@Lucklack like you requested

PowerMenu(noroot) mod for HMD (http://www.mediafire.com/?x30f95cqybztpjq)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b00d/rg7f567hz4ghrj7zg.jpg?size_id=5)

1 Download update_PowerMenu(noroot)_mod_HMD.zip
http://www.mediafire.com/download/x30f95cqybztpjq/update_PowerMenu%28noroot%29_mod_HMD.zip
2 Rename  update_PowerMenu(noroot)_mod_HMD.zip to update.zip
3 Copy update.zip to /sdcard/update.zip via ES Explorer / samba share / etc or just put on root of USB/HDD attached device
4 Follow normal Menu update process: - Setting/System upgrade/ Local Upgrade/Please Choose Drive:  Ex: C for /sdcard/update.zip
5 Q10Pro will show an Android droid logo and proceed update.zip file.
This process is not wipe data, for safety reason please backup all your important information.

If any one need just Apk PowerMenu(noroot).apk (http://www.mediafire.com/?ozlck8hpxw851og).

Could you modify the powerbar as follows : remove shutdown, change sleep to Shutdown and keep Restart to restart
Then was : Restart and shutdown, thanks!

Feedback are welcome.
@Alter_Schwede62 you got answer on freeze Minix PowerMenu
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=908.msg5635#msg5635

@Fa.Ch, @Lucklack
Shutdown --> HiMedia(hisilicon) box stack SDK implementation problem.
Sleep -- Shutdown
Restart --> Restart
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on June 03, 2016, 08:53:06 AM
Excellent work.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: salalee on June 03, 2016, 10:58:54 AM
thanks pcristi... awesome effort.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: magnifico on June 03, 2016, 01:28:53 PM
Can I just flash it over the current firmware?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on June 03, 2016, 01:51:48 PM
Can I just flash it over the current firmware?

Yes. Over any Q10 Pro firmware, not just CS custom.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sony17 on June 06, 2016, 06:47:49 AM
@Lucklack like you requested

PowerMenu(noroot) mod for HMD (http://www.mediafire.com/?x30f95cqybztpjq)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b00d/rg7f567hz4ghrj7zg.jpg?size_id=5)

1 Download update_PowerMenu(noroot)_mod_HMD.zip
http://www.mediafire.com/download/x30f95cqybztpjq/update_PowerMenu%28noroot%29_mod_HMD.zip
2 Rename  update_PowerMenu(noroot)_mod_HMD.zip to update.zip
3 Copy update.zip to /sdcard/update.zip via ES Explorer / samba share / etc or just put on root of USB/HDD attached device
4 Follow normal Menu update process: - Setting/System upgrade/ Local Upgrade/Please Choose Drive:  Ex: C for /sdcard/update.zip
5 Q10Pro will show an Android droid logo and proceed update.zip file.
This process is not wipe data, for safety reason please backup all your important information.

If any one need just Apk PowerMenu(noroot).apk (http://www.mediafire.com/?ozlck8hpxw851og).

Could you modify the powerbar as follows : remove shutdown, change sleep to Shutdown and keep Restart to restart
Then was : Restart and shutdown, thanks!

Feedback are welcome.
@Alter_Schwede62 you got answer on freeze Minix PowerMenu
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=908.msg5635#msg5635

@Fa.Ch, @Lucklack
Shutdown --> HiMedia(hisilicon) box stack SDK implementation problem.
Sleep -- Shutdown
Restart --> Restart

It's work for me
thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on July 17, 2016, 08:03:49 AM
New CS of 1.0.5 is out...

update_Q5Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-1.0.5 2016-07-11.120420
update_Q10Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-1.0.5 2016-07-07.151525

http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__54

https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: szrobert on July 18, 2016, 10:24:24 AM
New CS of 1.0.5 is out...

update_Q5Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-1.0.5 2016-07-11.120420
update_Q10Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-1.0.5 2016-07-07.151525

http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__54

https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3

Where new CS firmware??? (1.0.5!!)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: rocaf on July 18, 2016, 10:58:14 AM
New CS of 1.0.5 is out...

update_Q5Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-1.0.5 2016-07-11.120420
update_Q10Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-1.0.5 2016-07-07.151525

http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__54

https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3

Where new CS firmware??? (1.0.5!!)

The file had been moved to unshare floder.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on July 18, 2016, 11:28:46 AM
Yes...he moved it...it was there....for q5 and q10...sorry :-[

Its working for me great...i think he will put it back

We need to ask pcristi about it....he only knows the answer
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: rocaf on July 18, 2016, 11:43:32 AM
Yes...he moved it...it was there....for q5 and q10...sorry :-[

Its working for me great...i think he will put it back

We need to ask pcristi about it....he only knows the answer

I had used the CF1.0.5 ,too.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 18, 2016, 02:59:25 PM
1.0.5 custom firmware download links are back up and the opening post has been updated.

THANKS PCRISTI.  :)

http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on July 18, 2016, 03:35:51 PM
Is it the same?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 18, 2016, 03:45:20 PM
autoFMTswitch 1.0.6 removed.

Supporting autoFMTswitch will continue on dedicate topic
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1043.0

Regards Cristian
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ceaca on July 19, 2016, 07:27:32 AM

I have a problem with three video files playback , stop without an apparent reason after some time . It has manifested in FW 1.0.3.When I try to rewind stops after the same period of time  . If reaI the beginning locks in the same period . What would be the problem?

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Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ceaca on July 19, 2016, 07:29:55 AM
And that....

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Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ivanyc on July 19, 2016, 09:17:19 AM
Can I just flash it over the current firmware?

Yes. Over any Q10 Pro firmware, not just CS custom.

Does it mean it works whether your box is direct from China or the International version?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 19, 2016, 09:45:55 AM
Does it mean it works whether your box is direct from China or the International version?

No, just the European/international. The Chinese hardware is different.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: saulescu on July 19, 2016, 11:54:21 AM

Hello! I tried to ask : update_Q10Pro_ (update & themed ) _HMD - logo appears with android 1.0.5 2016-07-07.151525 write boot and so is repeated every 20 seconds without installing firmwearul and I followed the installation steps exactly will .A idea Please ? Thank you!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 19, 2016, 02:14:50 PM

Hello! I tried to ask : update_Q10Pro_ (update & themed ) _HMD - logo appears with android 1.0.5 2016-07-07.151525 write boot and so is repeated every 20 seconds without installing firmwearul and I followed the installation steps exactly will .A idea Please ? Thank you!

Can you explain more clearly what happens during boot? If possible a photo of the screen would help.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: saulescu on July 19, 2016, 03:14:33 PM

While dysplayul write boot on the player on screen with little green logo appears , then appears on the display screen 0000 and on tv . in capital letters : HIMEDIA.peste original image I wanted to put last firmweare CS 1.0.5
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 19, 2016, 04:04:36 PM

While dysplayul write boot on the player on screen with little green logo appears , then appears on the display screen 0000 and on tv . in capital letters : HIMEDIA.peste original image I wanted to put last firmweare CS 1.0.5

The 0000 is a bad sign.

Do you have Q5/Q10 Pro, what firmware did you have installed before installing custom, and which custom firmware image did you install?

Did anything go wrong during firmware update? e.g. power cycle on/off?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 19, 2016, 05:30:51 PM
boot --> boot active
0000 --> Android recovery active
-- -- -- --> Android OS loading no time info start with HMD 1.0.5 (old FW 08 : 00 : 00)
flash power led red/white is update in process

Update to Custom CS HMD 1.0.5 all process take 16-18 minutes
Boot / power led white / (back screen) --> 5 seconds
0000 /  power led white / Android droid logo --> 40 seconds (depends of USB flash speed)
0000  /  power led flash red-white / Android droid logo  --> 4 minutes (depends of USB flash speed)
Boot / power led white / (back screen) --> 5 seconds
-- -- --  /  power led white / HIMEDIA logo  --> 10 minutes
time / power led white / Launcher - wait 1-2 minutes to finish user apps to install

Normal boot time
Boot / power led white / (back screen) --> 5 seconds
-- -- --  /  power led white / HIMEDIA logo  -->  20 seconds
time / power led white / Launcher  -->  5 seconds (depends application installed)

All times are approximated can vary for you.

LE: add missing Boot / power led white / (back screen) --> 5 seconds step in update process.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: saulescu on July 19, 2016, 06:26:01 PM

What can you do next?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 20, 2016, 10:22:06 AM
boot --> boot active
0000 --> Android recovery active
-- -- -- --> Android OS loading no time info start with HMD 1.0.5 (old FW 08 : 00 : 00)
flash power led red/white is update in process

Update to Custom CS HMD 1.0.5 all process take 16-18 minutes
Boot / power led white / (back screen) --> 5 seconds
0000 /  power led white / Android droid logo --> 40 seconds (depends of USB flash speed)
0000  /  power led flash red-white / Android droid logo  --> 4 minutes
-- -- --  /  power led white / HIMEDIA logo  --> 10 minutes
time / power led white / Launcher - wait 1-2 minutes to finish user apps to install

Normal boot time
Boot / (back screen) --> 5 seconds
-- -- --  /  power led white / HIMEDIA logo  -->  20 seconds
time / power led white / Launcher  -->  5 seconds (depends application installed)

All times are approximated can vary for you.

I will add some of that to OP. Some people won't expect it to take so long and may be tempted to cycle power.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 20, 2016, 10:27:00 AM

What can you do next?

If it won't take the update using the upgrade button method then please contact your reseller (if that's us: mail@futeko.com). There's nothing that can be done remotely.

Is it definitely a European model? Did you turn off power before the end of firmware install?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: saulescu on July 20, 2016, 06:00:19 PM

Yes, it could european.am model is updated to Version 1.0.5 Ota.Curios only thing, right?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Nedo on July 22, 2016, 09:25:28 AM
@saulescu

Do you use an USB stick for the firmware update? If yes, how is it formatted, NTFS or exFAT?
I had similar problem, it was because the USB Stick was wrong formatted, i think it was NTFS
and i then formatted it to exFAT and then it worked.

R
Nedo
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: saulescu on July 22, 2016, 09:29:15 AM

@Nedo I formatted and ntfs and fat and did not work I will try to vedem.Oricum exFAT format thanks for the advice !
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 22, 2016, 09:46:23 AM
Also, make sure file is correct.

update.zip, extracted from our firmware package. No renaming.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: saulescu on July 22, 2016, 02:01:42 PM
Do not go any exFAT
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: CookiePuss on July 23, 2016, 07:50:36 PM
Yeah, I tried using both this firmware and the normal firmware and neither would upgrade from 1.03 using an ex-Fat thumb drive. The original firmware kept getting an error message then would boot normally. I tried the custom and it showed the droid logo, rebooted 2 or 3 times, then booted up fine. It erased all my settings but it was still the 1.03 firmware! Finally I just upgraded OTA and it seems OK.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on July 27, 2016, 08:04:46 PM
Pcristi,can i upgrade from CS  1.0.5 to CS 1.0.6 in settings -update-usb and have all my settings back,or it will be lost?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on July 27, 2016, 08:14:58 PM
Pcristi,can i upgrade from CS  1.0.5 to CS 1.0.6 in settings -update-usb and have all my settings back,or it will be lost?

Thanks!

Hello,

Yes you can do it, Pcristi told me and i already make it by the menu-update-local usb way.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on July 27, 2016, 09:06:01 PM
Thanks Binnugsay!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jackiexu on July 28, 2016, 04:02:02 AM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on July 28, 2016, 04:55:25 AM
is this errore with 1.0.6,or with menu-update-local usb to 1.0.6 procedure?
Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jackiexu on July 28, 2016, 07:35:13 AM
I  use   Firmware Upgrade by Recovery Mode  ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on July 28, 2016, 07:52:18 AM
is this errore with 1.0.6,or with menu-update-local usb to 1.0.6 procedure?
Thanks

Hello when i made the updtage by the menu update, i don't have any error and everything will be fine from 1.05 to 1.06 CS custom firmware. Only for the custom not the official one.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 11, 2016, 06:34:26 PM
HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release with working front display

1 Download update_HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip
http://www.mediafire.com/download/vml18yhlof724lk/update_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip
2 Rename  update_HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip to update.zip
3 Copy update.zip to root of USB attached device (don't copy to internal /sdcard can brick box)
4 Check MD5 checksum value for update.zip
MD5: d18389d07c9fbe07b36e8676b887dfb9
 Ex: http://www.winmd5.com

5 Follow normal Menu update process: - Setting/System upgrade/ Local Upgrade/Please Choose Drive:  Ex: D for sda
6 Q10Pro will show an Android droid logo and proceed update.zip file.
This process is not wipe data, for safety reason please backup all your important information.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Nice Monkey on August 11, 2016, 10:31:15 PM
HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release with working front display

1 Download update_HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip
http://www.mediafire.com/download/vml18yhlof724lk/update_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip
2 Rename  update_HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip to update.zip
3 Copy update.zip to root of USB attached device (don't copy to internal /sdcard can brick box)
4 Check MD5 checksum value for update.zip
MD5: d18389d07c9fbe07b36e8676b887dfb9
 Ex: http://www.winmd5.com

5 Follow normal Menu update process: - Setting/System upgrade/ Local Upgrade/Please Choose Drive:  Ex: D for sda
6 Q10Pro will show an Android droid logo and proceed update.zip file.
This process is not wipe data, for safety reason please backup all your important information.

Thanks pcristi you are great.  ;)
Followed the procedure which brought FW 1.06 on par with Chinese FW 1.07 as most changes seem to be included: VFD , Subtitles download, timeshift 10 sec etc. Great to see the front display showing something useful.

Oh yes a downloaded subtitle says "Exnternal SRT" still with that extra n !!! Thought it would have been fixed. Not important but it looks a bit silly.
I expect that subtitle download will be enhanced further with multiple sources being user configurable?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on August 11, 2016, 10:32:21 PM
HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release with working front display

1 Download update_HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip
http://www.mediafire.com/download/vml18yhlof724lk/update_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip
2 Rename  update_HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip to update.zip
3 Copy update.zip to root of USB attached device (don't copy to internal /sdcard can brick box)
4 Check MD5 checksum value for update.zip
MD5: d18389d07c9fbe07b36e8676b887dfb9
 Ex: http://www.winmd5.com

5 Follow normal Menu update process: - Setting/System upgrade/ Local Upgrade/Please Choose Drive:  Ex: D for sda
6 Q10Pro will show an Android droid logo and proceed update.zip file.
This process is not wipe data, for safety reason please backup all your important information.

Hello Pcristi,

Thanks for your work,  very Nice but after remove the old Wrapper and make exactly as you said,  we can use only in the local but not by Kodi way.  Just have the internal dvdplayer.
Anyway i notice also that we can't see the HiMediaVideoPlayer neither in Myapp nor in Setting /Application.  ?
Did i miss something. ....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: andys on August 11, 2016, 10:57:05 PM
HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release with working front display

1 Download update_HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip
http://www.mediafire.com/download/vml18yhlof724lk/update_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip
2 Rename  update_HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release_with_VFD.zip to update.zip
3 Copy update.zip to root of USB attached device (don't copy to internal /sdcard can brick box)
4 Check MD5 checksum value for update.zip
MD5: d18389d07c9fbe07b36e8676b887dfb9
 Ex: http://www.winmd5.com

5 Follow normal Menu update process: - Setting/System upgrade/ Local Upgrade/Please Choose Drive:  Ex: D for sda
6 Q10Pro will show an Android droid logo and proceed update.zip file.
This process is not wipe data, for safety reason please backup all your important information.

Now thanks goes well
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on August 12, 2016, 10:49:03 AM
Very nice pcristi! Keep it going!

Your custom firmware is too good with Power Menu/ restart option, and some thoughtful software like "One-touch access" etc.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on August 17, 2016, 10:28:02 AM
Waiting for new custom 1.0.7 ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Aidan on August 17, 2016, 10:31:27 AM
Me To Great work ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on August 17, 2016, 10:32:50 AM
Waiting for new custom 1.0.7 ;D

Yes but have to wait, holidays! holidays.... for pcristi
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 17, 2016, 11:41:09 AM
Waiting for new custom 1.0.7 ;D

I believe pcristi is on a well deserved holiday.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on August 21, 2016, 09:02:45 AM
I believe pcristi is on a well deserved holiday.

Any idea when he will be back with custom 1.07?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on August 21, 2016, 01:10:28 PM
I believe pcristi is on a well deserved holiday.

Any idea when he will be back with custom 1.07?

I think...he is back...look dates...

https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3#kvlryqpyzcac3

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on August 22, 2016, 12:06:34 PM
CS 1.0.7 is on first page.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on August 22, 2016, 02:48:30 PM
Yes.. updated. Thanks pcristi and futeko... :-)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 22, 2016, 05:22:17 PM
(UNOFFICIAL) HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_1013_Release with fix for exnternal and Poliah

LE: Update to BETA HiMediaPlayer app with multi language subtitle download.
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1152.0
Thanks for sharing

LE2: Update to HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_1013_Release
- 3D Sub Adjust option visible again

Download HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.6_HMD_1013_Release_with_fix_exnternal.apk and install like any apps.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/wb1cb5p44zp1k1n/HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.6_HMD_1013_Release_with_fix_exnternal.apk (http://www.mediafire.com/download/wb1cb5p44zp1k1n/HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.6_HMD_0823_Release_with_fix_exnternal.apk)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b72f/o8u2pibthpxzok8zg.jpg?size_id=5)

Besides the above reported errors, there are still annoying typos in HiMedia Player. E.g. "exnternal" instead of "external" or "Poliah" instead of "Polish". C'mon, what the heck is "Poliah" ;-)

The way the language strings are integrated into the app makes this harder to change than you think, but I'll push Himedia to sort it for next firmware.  'exnternal' is particularly annoying.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Aidan on August 23, 2016, 02:34:02 PM
Thanks pcristi for all your hard work
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 23, 2016, 02:48:09 PM
(UNOFFICIAL) HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release with fix for exnternal and Poliah

Thanks.

I've just submitted a bug list to HiMedia for 1.0.7 which pointed out these spelling errors so spelling should be better in next official release.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hdmkv on August 23, 2016, 03:24:31 PM
Hi there, is above beta player same as one you posted here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1152.0)? Asking as the two filesizes are different by 1KB. Thx.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 23, 2016, 03:58:49 PM
Hi there, is above beta player same as one you posted here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1152.0)? Asking as the two filesizes are different by 1KB. Thx.

Yes. pcristi has posted an updated version of his himediplayer using with the multi-language himediaplayer beta (1.0.6_HMD_0823_Release).

No.My beta version is from HiMedia today and is the official version from 1.0.7 + multi-language subtitles.pcristi's unofficial version in this thread is created by him and is the beta himediaplayer (same as 1.0.7 final but with fps display) + his spelling error corrections.It's confusing because both have been posted today.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: OlivierQC on August 23, 2016, 04:08:38 PM
Hello Futeko,

why we do not have the fps display with the official version ?


will it be available with the next FW ?


this is not essential but it would be nice to have it anyway  :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: aleister on August 23, 2016, 04:23:24 PM
Hello Futeko,

why we do not have the fps display with the official version ?


will it be available with the next FW ?


this is not essential but it would be nice to have it anyway  :)

100% agree, those Playback Infos are essential for any Player in my opinion

Also in the Himediaplayer Shows always only DTS Info for any DTS Format and not DTS HD MA ,HRA etc.....   shows TrueHD,, DD+ why no DTS HD ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 23, 2016, 07:20:30 PM
Edit OP with following HiMedia to new version BETA HiMediaPlayer app with multi language subtitle download.
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg8998#msg8998

Hi there, is above beta player same as one you posted here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1152.0)? Asking as the two filesizes are different by 1KB. Thx.

No.

My beta version is from HiMedia today and is the official version from 1.0.7 + multi-language subtitles.

pcristi's unofficial version in this thread is created by him and is the beta himediaplayer (same as 1.0.7 final but with fps display) + his spelling error corrections.

It's confusing because both have been posted today.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: wiz on August 24, 2016, 06:54:45 AM
Dummy alert!

So I've downloaded the custom firmware how do I apply it?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 24, 2016, 08:52:20 AM
Dummy alert!

So I've downloaded the custom firmware how do I apply it?

Same as official firmware.

Q5 Pro instructions here: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1129.0
Q10 Pro instructions here: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1130.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 24, 2016, 08:54:33 AM
Hello Futeko,

why we do not have the fps display with the official version ?

will it be available with the next FW ?

this is not essential but it would be nice to have it anyway  :)

Not sure why not but I've requested it be put back into next version with as much other info as possible (ideally as an overlay by keypress like Kodi). The info is there in the background so it should be made available.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 24, 2016, 01:15:40 PM
Official HMD-1.0.7 release befor HiMediaVideoPlayer to have fps info.

HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0805_Release in official HMD-1.0.7
HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0810_Release add fps info
HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_0823_Release add multi language subtitle download
HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.6_HMD_mmdd_Release will be in next official firmware

mm = month and dd=day of release

Hello Futeko,

why we do not have the fps display with the official version ?

will it be available with the next FW ?

this is not essential but it would be nice to have it anyway  :)

Not sure why not but I've requested it be put back into next version with as much other info as possible (ideally as an overlay by keypress like Kodi). The info is there in the background so it should be made available.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on August 26, 2016, 11:59:01 PM
Can you make a custom firmware without add some apps such as: Camera, gmail, Camera... Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 27, 2016, 08:49:39 AM
Sorry no,  custom firmware is made for my taste and shared with HiMedia community.

You can remove via adb shell (http://adbshell.com/upload/adb.zip) from PC and your box connected to wired lan
Code: [Select]
adb connect ip_player
adb remount
adb shell rm -R /system/app/Gmail2
adb shell rm -R /system/app/Camera2
adb reboot

Can you make a custom firmware without add some apps such as: Camera, gmail, Camera... Thanks!

LE: ES File Manager, YouTube
Code: [Select]
adb shell rm -R /system/app/YouTube
adb shell rm -R /system/app/EstrongsFileManager
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on August 27, 2016, 07:39:21 PM
Hi Pcristi, is it possible for you to enable both ETHERNET and WIFI and the same time?

At the moment when you connect thru ethernet, Wifi is automatically disabled.
I have heard that this is basically Android limitation, but same can be worked around with some re-coding of "services.jar" to enable both ETHERNET  and WIFI and the same time?

Maybe you can create an update patch file for those who would like this option?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DancesWithChickens on August 28, 2016, 06:40:47 PM
Question:

Do i have to use the pin-update-method every time i update a custom fw?
I'd like to try one out, but that would mean i'd lose all my settings with every update and would have to start from scratch...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on August 28, 2016, 07:31:24 PM
Question:

Do i have to use the pin-update-method every time i update a custom fw?
I'd like to try one out, but that would mean i'd lose all my settings with every update and would have to start from scratch...

No,i just made update via settings-local update
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on August 29, 2016, 05:15:13 PM
I can not turn off bluetooth. when I turn off device and turn on, bluetooth enable auto. Custom firmware 1.0.7
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 29, 2016, 09:49:36 PM
+1
I test it is happen with official/custom firmware HMD-1.0.5/HMD-1.0.6/HMD-1.0.7.
I don't see this problems with older official/custom firmware HMD-1.0.1/HMD-1.0.3

I can not turn off bluetooth. when I turn off device and turn on, bluetooth enable auto. Custom firmware 1.0.7
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on August 30, 2016, 12:23:45 AM
+1
I test it is happen with official/custom firmware HMD-1.0.5/HMD-1.0.6/HMD-1.0.7.
I don't see this problems with older official/custom firmware HMD-1.0.1/HMD-1.0.3

I can not turn off bluetooth. when I turn off device and turn on, bluetooth enable auto. Custom firmware 1.0.7

When Bluetooth enable auto, sometime settings force close.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: EazyVG on September 05, 2016, 06:17:12 AM
Is the Kodi supplied with custom firmwares are that of HiMedia version of it or the stock Android version from Google Play?

Also, what is the package named HiPQTools under /system/app/? Is it the Imprex Engine file, can I remove it safely from .zip? If so, does it mean there will be no added effects from this Engine, which I prefer. As I prefer to remove all the Gmail, Browser and other such apps not required from the folder to make the system cleaner, before flashing.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 05, 2016, 08:40:19 AM
Q: Is the Kodi supplied with custom firmwares are that of HiMedia version of it or the stock Android version from Google Play?
A: After firmware 1.0.5 Kodi 16.1 is some in both firmware official / custom Kodi.tv (http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/)

Q: HiPQTools under /system/app/? Is it the Imprex Engine file, can I remove it safely from .zip?
A: HiPQTools  is a tool for set Imprex Engine.
Yes if want to run in default setting, not mean OFF.
Note: PQ option from HiMediaVideoPlayer will not work of course.

Q: I prefer to remove all the Gmail, Browser, etc.
A: Not problems, but need resign update.zip file. 
Alternative is to remove via adb shell details here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg9179#msg9179).

Is the Kodi supplied with custom firmwares are that of HiMedia version of it or the stock Android version from Google Play?

Also, what is the package named HiPQTools under /system/app/? Is it the Imprex Engine file, can I remove it safely from .zip? If so, does it mean there will be no added effects from this Engine, which I prefer. As I prefer to remove all the Gmail, Browser and other such apps not required from the folder to make the system cleaner, before flashing.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: EazyVG on September 05, 2016, 01:01:07 PM
 pcristi >>

Thanks for your answers, much appreciate, and the work you are doing on this device for us ... kudos!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: oktober on September 07, 2016, 12:45:39 PM
Hi pcristi,

i surfed here, cause i'm interesting to poweroff app.
I see your custom FW, but nothing about new function you introduced to.
Can you give us a small list about what you've modified in your FW vs original FW?

Many thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 07, 2016, 03:48:55 PM
Hello oktober

All information is post in OP, please read it and follow link to softpedia forum if need.
Still want additional info please send private message (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=72) on this forum with question/request.

Cristian

Hi pcristi,

i surfed here, cause i'm interesting to poweroff app.
I see your custom FW, but nothing about new function you introduced to.
Can you give us a small list about what you've modified in your FW vs original FW?

Many thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Jonyvf on September 26, 2016, 05:00:32 PM
Hi
This is my first post.
Today  i order from Futeko the Himedia Q10 Pro.
He comes with the firmaware 1.07 installed?

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on September 26, 2016, 06:53:54 PM
Hi
This is my first post.
Today  i order from Futeko the Himedia Q10 Pro.

He comes with the firmaware 1.07 installed?

Normaly yes and not the custom one. For the best you must be install the 1.07 custom one ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Jonyvf on September 26, 2016, 09:43:32 PM
Hi
This is my first post.
Today  i order from Futeko the Himedia Q10 Pro.

He comes with the firmaware 1.07 installed?

Normaly yes and not the custom one. For the best you must be install the 1.07 custom one ;)

But do i install the custome firmaware at the first use?Or do i need to test the box with the pre installed firmware?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on September 27, 2016, 01:45:25 PM
But do i install the custome firmaware at the first use?Or do i need to test the box with the pre installed firmware?

Pre-installed firmware (as at today 27-SEP) is 1.0.7 official.

You can install the custom firmware if you wish. It is better, mainly in terms of updated apps and improved appearance.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Jonyvf on October 04, 2016, 10:41:26 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Jonyvf on October 05, 2016, 01:40:52 AM
Problem solved
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: wiz on October 05, 2016, 04:09:36 PM
So what solved it?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on October 06, 2016, 09:26:07 PM
Hi, I'm considering to have a try on the CFW.

Before taking any "deep-breath" action, I would like to be a bit more informed:

1. Does it have any kind of known -even minor- bugs compared to the original? (I mean any other that's not present in the original? ;D)

2. The instructions says that it may take up to 20 minutes to install. That's much more time than with the original fw's. What happens if I would have an accidental power outage during the update process?  Will my Q10 Pro be bricked?

Thanks for the replies! :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: patriot2000145 on October 07, 2016, 07:56:28 PM
sorry think old bloke here.
I have dl the cs firmware as a zip folder.
Do I just copy the zip folder to the usb and (use paperclip etc upgrade) or doi need to extract it to the USb etc?
sort I am not to clever at this stuff

thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on October 07, 2016, 09:19:14 PM
sorry think old bloke here.
I have dl the cs firmware as a zip folder.
Do I just copy the zip folder to the usb and (use paperclip etc upgrade) or doi need to extract it to the USb etc?
sort I am not to clever at this stuff

thank you

For the custom firmware (and this is different to our official firmware downloads) rename the zip to 'update.zip'. Full instructions here: http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__144#entry19733664
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: patriot2000145 on October 09, 2016, 05:00:27 PM
thank you. I did do this and it went to the android robot (released paperclip) then Himedia for a while then just started up as normal. could not see anything different.
all in it took about 4 mins?
Not sure where I am going wrong!.

cheers Rich
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on October 10, 2016, 07:34:56 AM
The CS firmware looks different to the official firmware (different background, different icons), so if you see no difference then it hasn't installed.

If the update file is named incorrectly or there is a problem with the USB flash drive used for the update then the box will boot to Android logo and do a factory reset. I think this is what has happened in your case.

For CS firmware download the custom firmware (from here: https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3), rename the downloaded file to 'update.zip' and copy to the root of a FAT32 formatted USB flash drive.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: patriot2000145 on October 10, 2016, 04:14:37 PM
The CS firmware looks different to the official firmware (different background, different icons), so if you see no difference then it hasn't installed.

If the update file is named incorrectly or there is a problem with the USB flash drive used for the update then the box will boot to Android logo and do a factory reset. I think this is what has happened in your case.

For CS firmware download the custom firmware (from here: https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3), rename the downloaded file to 'update.zip' and copy to the root of a FAT32 formatted USB flash drive.
Thank you , I will give it a go!
cheers Rich
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: patriot2000145 on October 10, 2016, 04:58:49 PM
Really sorry to be a pain.
I have formatted the usb to Fat 32 and also ExFat.
The zip folder was copied to the USB and renamed update.zip
I had the power off and a paperclip in the update hole.
Power on and when I see the robot remove the paperclip.

It goes to Himedia after about 15/20 secs, then fully loads after about 3 mins. No change.

What could I be doing wrong?? at a real loss here. anyhelp again would be really helpful.

cheers
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 10, 2016, 09:16:56 PM
Check if you try firmware Upgrade from Setting/Upgrade/Local Upgrade/ is show "File not found".
If "File not found" is popup  open ES File Explorer and check if file name is  not update.zip.zip by mistake and rename to update.zip
https://play.google.com/store/search?q=file%20explorer&hl=en

Really sorry to be a pain.
I have formatted the usb to Fat 32 and also ExFat.
The zip folder was copied to the USB and renamed update.zip
I had the power off and a paperclip in the update hole.
Power on and when I see the robot remove the paperclip.

It goes to Himedia after about 15/20 secs, then fully loads after about 3 mins. No change.

What could I be doing wrong?? at a real loss here. anyhelp again would be really helpful.

cheers
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: patriot2000145 on October 11, 2016, 06:13:12 PM
Thanks for this, I shall try it as soon as possible. thanks again
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: patriot2000145 on October 11, 2016, 07:30:45 PM
Ok. did the ES file explorer. it was renamed update.zip.zip
I sorted that and now it says update.zip plus you have system volume folder in their too.
In local upgrade it does find it now but goes to error.
as for paperclip method it still does no work. 3 mins and back to normal.
could someone show me a screen shot of what it looks like (in case I already have it) but ultimately what else can I try?



Check if you try firmware Upgrade from Setting/Upgrade/Local Upgrade/ is show "File not found".
If "File not found" is popup  open ES File Explorer and check if file name is  not update.zip.zip by mistake and rename to update.zip
https://play.google.com/store/search?q=file%20explorer&hl=en

Really sorry to be a pain.
I have formatted the usb to Fat 32 and also ExFat.
The zip folder was copied to the USB and renamed update.zip
I had the power off and a paperclip in the update hole.
Power on and when I see the robot remove the paperclip.

It goes to Himedia after about 15/20 secs, then fully loads after about 3 mins. No change.

What could I be doing wrong?? at a real loss here. anyhelp again would be really helpful.

cheers
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: luthiensdad on October 14, 2016, 05:49:56 PM
Hello, I've just upgraded to the 1.0.7 custom firmware. Everything looks & works great, except on my earlier fw version (1.0.5 I think) there was a navigation bar with some icons at the bottom of the home screen (& others). It's possible I made a change to settings that I've forgotten somewhere, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get this back & am hoping someone has an idea. Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 14, 2016, 07:49:05 PM
From custom firmware log posted in Softpedia (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__144#entry19733664) forum :
Quote
Remove:
- Android Navigaton Bar - annoying with AirFun.
(enable/disable_navigation_bar_android.zip here (http://"http://www.mediafire.com/?smq92es16jycao3") install with restore button to enable)

So to get back navigation bar on custom firmware:
- backup your data / kodi userdata /etc
- download disable_android_navigation_bar.zip
- rename disable_android_navigation_bar.zip to update.zip
- copy update.zip to usb device
- follow update process with restore button

Hello, I've just upgraded to the 1.0.7 custom firmware. Everything looks & works great, except on my earlier fw version (1.0.5 I think) there was a navigation bar with some icons at the bottom of the home screen (& others). It's possible I made a change to settings that I've forgotten somewhere, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get this back & am hoping someone has an idea. Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on October 19, 2016, 03:43:39 PM
Waiting for the new CS (pcristi) Firmware   8) ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on October 19, 2016, 04:28:49 PM
Me too ;D ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: domifer on October 19, 2016, 04:30:34 PM
+2 me too
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on October 23, 2016, 09:48:17 AM
It is out...
Custom firmware 1.0.8 from PCristi

https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3


update_Q5Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-1.0.8 2016-10-17.104357
update_Q10Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-1.0.8 2016-10-12.193826


Experimental workaround for Whicons - White Icon
- install and reboot to active
- uninstall Whicons apps and reboot to inactive
- is not real support for Icon Pack, is just active/inactive prepared icon pack from firmware.
Please support Developer Randle.
Know problem AppManager buggy and popup Do you want to close it? wait/ok after install so just for patient users.
Google Play or alternative.


Installation Instructions:
1. Rename update_Q(...)Pro_(...)_HMD-1.0.8(...).zip to update.zip.
2. Copy update.zip to the root of a USB pen drive.
3. Insert the USB pen drive into any USB port of the Q10/Q5Pro.
4. With the Q10/Q5Pro turned off, use a paper clip or pen to press and hold the the pinhole restore button on the back side of the Q10/Q5Pro.
5. While keeping the restore button pressed, turn on the Q10/Q5Pro.
6. The Q10/Q5Pro will show an Android droid logo and proceed to upgrade the firmware.
7. The box will auto-reboot when finished.
8. First boot take 4-5 minutes.
Entire update process ca take up to 15 minutes, just wait...
Normal boot time is 29-31 seconds.


Note:
- if you use CS firmware don't update via OTA to original HiMedia firmware, will get Google Play Services has stopped error.
- If you are already on update_Q5Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-1.0.7 2016-08-11.153801 / update_Q10Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-1.0.7 2016-08-10.190824 can update from menu (not recommended).
Use at your own risk
For safety reason please backup all your important information.

More info with pics:

http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__306
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on October 24, 2016, 09:24:18 AM
Thanks Cristian.

Opening post updated.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on October 28, 2016, 02:24:44 PM
Any one can confirm that the 1.0.8 CFW is OK and stable, without any additional bugs?

I would like to also ask if it installs by default with the "white only" icons or with the coloured icons?!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Aidan on October 30, 2016, 12:37:01 PM
Thanks for update 1.0. 8, :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Linuxx on October 30, 2016, 03:37:28 PM
Any one can confirm that the 1.0.8 CFW is OK and stable, without any additional bugs?

I would like to also ask if it installs by default with the "white only" icons or with the coloured icons?!

No bugs with cfw. In app manager icons are white, but only default app of firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 30, 2016, 10:37:07 PM
Quote
Experimental workaround for Whicons - White Icon
- install and reboot to active
- uninstall Whicons apps and reboot to inactive
- is not real support for Icon Pack, is just active/inactive prepared icon pack from firmware.
Please support Developer Randle.
Know problem AppManager buggy and popup Do you want to close it? wait/ok after install so just for patient users.
After install Whicons - White Icon form Google Play to activate it are more that 12000 application with white icon.

No bugs with cfw. In app manager icons are white, but only default app of firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on October 31, 2016, 02:25:43 PM
Quote
Experimental workaround for Whicons - White Icon
- install and reboot to active
- uninstall Whicons apps and reboot to inactive
- is not real support for Icon Pack, is just active/inactive prepared icon pack from firmware.
Please support Developer Randle.
Know problem AppManager buggy and popup Do you want to close it? wait/ok after install so just for patient users.
After install Whicons - White Icon form Google Play to activate it are more that 12000 application with white icon.

No bugs with cfw. In app manager icons are white, but only default app of firmware.

Ok, so to disable the white icons and get back the normal coloured icons I only need to uninstal the Whicons app?!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: andys on October 31, 2016, 02:40:55 PM
as it changes the color/wallpaper in the media center?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Transit266 on November 03, 2016, 03:13:58 PM
Could anyone try to install Tincore keymapper for q10 pro?  I cannot open it after installed
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: saravkp on November 17, 2016, 01:10:23 PM
Hi,

Is this custom firmware is a rooted one? If not can we root it?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Linuxx on November 17, 2016, 03:25:21 PM
It's not rooted and yes, you can root easily following this simple guide: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=885.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: saravkp on November 19, 2016, 07:49:13 AM
It's not rooted and yes, you can root easily following this simple guide: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=885.0

Thanks Linuxx, that worked!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 23, 2016, 04:34:43 PM
Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware (update&themed) base on Android 7.0 coming soon...

http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__432#entry20241875

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6f17/vt6jar9gs3qg2wjzg.jpg?size_id=5)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e55f/mhk33w5za3355a5zg.jpg?size_id=5)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2598/fdawz1q67nmb9c3zg.jpg?size_id=5)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gridlock on November 23, 2016, 04:58:47 PM
awesome.... thanks a million
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on November 23, 2016, 05:20:28 PM
awesome.... thanks a million

Can't wait,  as usely very nice Pcristi ;) 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: salalee on November 23, 2016, 07:01:29 PM
the only reason why i didn't update my box to latest official N. firmware yet is the anticipation of pcristi custom one.
yup.... it's  like he's reading our minds and knows what we actually want.... i just hope that in the future he can even dig deep and do some modifications or tweaks to fix the video playback artifacts using the default video player.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ceaca on November 23, 2016, 08:43:35 PM
the only reason why i didn't update my box to latest official N. firmware yet is the anticipation of pcristi custom one.
yup.... it's  like he's reading our minds and knows what we actually want.... i just hope that in the future he can even dig deep and do some modifications or tweaks to fix the video playback artifacts using the default video player.

Wrong way to speak up....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gridlock on November 23, 2016, 10:17:52 PM
the only reason why i didn't update my box to latest official N. firmware yet is the anticipation of pcristi custom one.
yup.... it's  like he's reading our minds and knows what we actually want.... i just hope that in the future he can even dig deep and do some modifications or tweaks to fix the video playback artifacts using the default video player.

Wrong way to speak up....

what the ..... for real ?! just mind your own thing and in case you forgot what you wrote before (the complain and the english) :
Imprex engine  2 it is not working at all as it should be.the new settings are old Q10 quad.
I want imprex 2 to be fully on 10pro.
natural image ...it is  a taste...on ,off---but i buyed for this engine

Sorry, very bad english
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ceaca on November 24, 2016, 09:59:59 AM
the only reason why i didn't update my box to latest official N. firmware yet is the anticipation of pcristi custom one.
yup.... it's  like he's reading our minds and knows what we actually want.... i just hope that in the future he can even dig deep and do some modifications or tweaks to fix the video playback artifacts using the default video player.

Wrong way to speak up....

what the ..... for real ?! just mind your own thing and in case you forgot what you wrote before (the complain and the english) :
Imprex engine  2 it is not working at all as it should be.the new settings are old Q10 quad.
I want imprex 2 to be fully on 10pro.
natural image ...it is  a taste...on ,off---but i buyed for this engine

Sorry, very bad english

I'm sorry , I understand reverse.... :(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on November 24, 2016, 10:07:35 AM
I suggest people try out FW 2.0.0.

PQ on 2.0.0 is better than 1.0.8 with Imprex disabled and Imprex does work if you want it.

You can't please everybody.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on November 24, 2016, 10:17:13 AM
Hey everybody, the new Custom Cristian Firmware is here  :-*

update_Q10Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-17.181855.zip

https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e

Thanks a lot PCristi for that beautiful work as usely. ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on November 24, 2016, 10:31:33 AM
Great. I'll add links to the custom firmware thread when Cristian posts firmware info on softpedia forum.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: bennySB on November 24, 2016, 10:59:31 AM
@pcristi

is it possible to extrakt four PowerMenue App for a signel install or is the old one (this one http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg6602#msg6602 (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg6602#msg6602)) still working on Android 7?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on November 24, 2016, 11:16:09 AM
Hey everybody, the new Custom Cristian Firmware is here  :-*

update_Q10Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-17.181855.zip

https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e

Thanks a lot PCristi for that beautiful work as usely. ;D

For q5?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: eruo1 on November 24, 2016, 12:23:12 PM
Thanks @pcristi. Two of my apps that were not working in the original FW are now working.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: switchblade on November 24, 2016, 04:54:30 PM
Movie playback freezes from around 15 seconds to 30 seconds, then resumes.  I have installed the Custom FW from this thread with no other mods.

I have Q10 Pro, wired ethernet.

I'm using the builtin media player (not using kodi or wrapper)

I first installed the official FW, same result with freezing.

I have a PopCorn Hour player next to my Q10 for testing playback from my NAS.  PCH plays everything with no freezing, but Q10 has issues with all file types.  With my PCH I have ruled out my local network and my NAS so the playback issue is for sure the Q10.

Any suggestions on what to check to fix the freezing?

Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: salalee on November 25, 2016, 03:14:51 AM
kindly pcristi , any idea how to hide the annoying soft keys on nougat? in your modified LP firmware you were able to help us with that... thanks a lot
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on November 25, 2016, 01:28:22 PM
Q5pro CS is out ....

https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: salalee on November 25, 2016, 02:43:15 PM
hi futeko...... thank you (and thanks to pcristi) for such a great experience with q10 pro....,
i noticed that after LP firmware 1.0.8 update  ( either from 1.07 or even after downgrading from nougat to 1.0.8 ) that the touch screen front buttons became less responsive, i mean when i try to switch on the box from the touch-sensitive power button on the box , i have to keep on pressing it or even move my finger over it several times to power it on....  and such an issue is with both , official and customed 1.0.8 firmwares.
i didn't experience this with previous firmwares.
can you kindly check on that?  thanks a lot in advance. cheers
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on November 25, 2016, 04:53:09 PM
hi futeko...... thank you (and thanks to pcristi) for such a great experience with q10 pro....,
i noticed that after LP firmware 1.0.8 update  ( either from 1.07 or even after downgrading from nougat to 1.0.8 ) that the touch screen front buttons became less responsive, i mean when i try to switch on the box from the touch-sensitive power button on the box , i have to keep on pressing it or even move my finger over it several times to power it on....  and such an issue is with both , official and customed 1.0.8 firmwares.
i didn't experience this with previous firmwares.
can you kindly check on that?  thanks a lot in advance. cheers

I haven't noticed it on any Q10 Pro we've flashed.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: switchblade on November 25, 2016, 08:26:04 PM
Movie playback freezes from around 15 seconds to 30 seconds, then resumes.  I have installed the Custom FW from this thread with no other mods.

I have Q10 Pro, wired ethernet.

I'm using the builtin media player (not using kodi or wrapper)

I first installed the official FW, same result with freezing.

I have a PopCorn Hour player next to my Q10 for testing playback from my NAS.  PCH plays everything with no freezing, but Q10 has issues with all file types.  With my PCH I have ruled out my local network and my NAS so the playback issue is for sure the Q10.

Any suggestions on what to check to fix the freezing?

Thank you

Anything??   I would like to toss the PCH, but I need the Q10 working first.   I have already confirmed it is NOT my network cable and switch, or my NAS.  So are there video settings I  should check or is this FW have bugs and issues with playback still?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on November 25, 2016, 09:28:32 PM
I have a PopCorn Hour player next to my Q10 for testing playback from my NAS.  PCH plays everything with no freezing, but Q10 has issues with all file types.  With my PCH I have ruled out my local network and my NAS so the playback issue is for sure the Q10.

The problem you describe 'Q10 has issues with all file types' and 'Movie playback freezes from around 15 seconds to 30 seconds, then resumes' is not other what other users are experiencing.

We've had thousands of FW 2.0.0 downloads and this forum is not full of users reporting such massive problems.

Presuming FW is installed correctly (restore button, two firmwares in order) then your Q10 Pro hardware may be faulty. If you bought it from us please email mail@futeko.com to request RMA.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 25, 2016, 10:30:40 PM
PowerMenu not compatible with present Android 7.0 f/w, shutdown option not working.

LE:
PowerMenu themed apk get it from  mediafire (http://www.mediafire.com/?8a261dg9na85xri).

is it possible to extrakt four PowerMenue App for a signel install or is the old one (this one http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg6602#msg6602 (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg6602#msg6602)) still working on Android 7?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: switchblade on November 25, 2016, 11:51:07 PM
I have a PopCorn Hour player next to my Q10 for testing playback from my NAS.  PCH plays everything with no freezing, but Q10 has issues with all file types.  With my PCH I have ruled out my local network and my NAS so the playback issue is for sure the Q10.

The problem you describe 'Q10 has issues with all file types' and 'Movie playback freezes from around 15 seconds to 30 seconds, then resumes' is not other what other users are experiencing.

We've had thousands of FW 2.0.0 downloads and this forum is not full of users reporting such massive problems.

Presuming FW is installed correctly (restore button, two firmwares in order) then your Q10 Pro hardware may be faulty. If you bought it from us please email mail@futeko.com to request RMA.

Thanks for the repsone.  Let me provide a few more details to make sure there is nothing else I can do before I request an RMA.

Everything plays, but after some time, it will freeze....wait....then resume.  For some movies, it may do it only a few times through the movie.  Other movies do this through most of the moive.  When it does freeze, it does this for about 15 to 30 seconds each time.

FW is installed correctly.  I did hte paper clip thing .

I did not change the default values for video playback, so what ever the default settings is what I am using.

When not freezing, picture and sound are great.

Last, for resolution, I have the setting at 1080p because most of my content is currently 1080p.  I only change it to 2160p when I want to watch a 4k movie.  Would be nice if the unit would do this automatically.

Any last ideas before I have to do the RMA stuff?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on November 26, 2016, 11:32:10 AM
Thanks for the repsone.  Let me provide a few more details to make sure there is nothing else I can do before I request an RMA.

Everything plays, but after some time, it will freeze....wait....then resume.  For some movies, it may do it only a few times through the movie.  Other movies do this through most of the moive.  When it does freeze, it does this for about 15 to 30 seconds each time.

FW is installed correctly.  I did hte paper clip thing .

I did not change the default values for video playback, so what ever the default settings is what I am using.

When not freezing, picture and sound are great.

Last, for resolution, I have the setting at 1080p because most of my content is currently 1080p.  I only change it to 2160p when I want to watch a 4k movie.  Would be nice if the unit would do this automatically.

Any last ideas before I have to do the RMA stuff?

Freezing like that is not something I've experienced or read about other users experiencing. I suspect it's a hardware problem.

Is the fan operating normally? i.e. spinning? Do you have a HDD installed? What type? Freezing can be a symptom of overheating, but, again, I've heard of zero overheating type problems with Q10 Pro to date (it's a big case, even without fan it should usually be OK).

Where are you playing the files from? Do you get the same problems when playing from a USB flash drive?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: switchblade on November 26, 2016, 05:38:51 PM

Freezing like that is not something I've experienced or read about other users experiencing. I suspect it's a hardware problem.

Is the fan operating normally? i.e. spinning? Do you have a HDD installed? What type? Freezing can be a symptom of overheating, but, again, I've heard of zero overheating type problems with Q10 Pro to date (it's a big case, even without fan it should usually be OK).

Where are you playing the files from? Do you get the same problems when playing from a USB flash drive?

Ok good to hear that all of the playback issues that we seen in the earlier FW releases have been resolved.   I recall many playback issues when this first came out, where people were playing with video playback settings, changing video settings to try to resolve it.  Again, good to hear you fixed all of those issues.

I will have to confirm the fan is working, as I did not check that before.  I have not installed any hard drive, the Q10 is stock, just like it was shipped to me.  The top of the box isn't hot while playing, by the way. 

I have not tried playing back from USB for a while now.  Being my Popcorn hour plays just fine the same exact files located on my NAS, using the same network.  Again, my q10 and popcorn hour are sitting next to each other for this testing.  Only the q10 has the issues. 

I confirm air flow and fan is working, but it sounds like I need to rma.

Thanks again
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Grifone1893 on November 26, 2016, 09:12:31 PM
Hi, can I ask why the new custom FW is not on the first page yet?
I've seen that someone posted a link to it but no news from pcristi...is it safe to install?

Thx in advance
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: switchblade on November 26, 2016, 10:15:05 PM
I did not see there was a new FW release.   When I flashed my box last week, I used the link from page 1 from this post, assuming it was the latest.

I will now try the 2.0 FW and see if playback freezes goes away.

Can we upgrade from 108 to 20 using the Update menu option so I can keep all of my settings?  OR must we use the paper clip method and reconfigure everything again?

update:  disregard, I decided to go back to the Official FW and try the new 2.0 FW.  Had to do the paper clip thing per the instructions.  Sucks to have to reinstall apps each time.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on November 27, 2016, 04:12:55 AM
Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware (update&themed) base on Android 7.0 coming soon...

http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__432#entry20241875

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6f17/vt6jar9gs3qg2wjzg.jpg?size_id=5)


Hi Cristian, I did not come across a detailed installation procedure for CS firmware 2.0. The above link to Softpedia talks only about installing the CS firmware 2.0. It does not mention anything about the initial Step 1: Upgrade from Android 5.1.1 to Android 7.0, which is mentioned in the official firmware installation procedure.  So is this step not required in case of installing custom firmware 2.0?

One member also suggested that if you are running CS firmware 1.0.8 etc., you first need to install official FW 1.0.8, before the step 1: Android upgrade 5.1.1 to 7.0.
Thanks in advance for clarifications.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on November 27, 2016, 06:32:54 AM
Step 1,step 2 then CS 2.0.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on November 27, 2016, 09:53:50 AM
Thanks.. I played it safe by upgrading as under:
CS 1.07 > Official 1.08 > Step 1 (upgrade 5.1 to 7.0) > Step 2 (Official 2.0) > CS 2.0
All went smoothly and player working fine.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Grifone1893 on November 27, 2016, 10:12:02 AM
Hi, pcristi thanks for you great work. Once again a fast and perfect release.

A question:
can you provide me the background image of your previous CS firmware?
I don't like the new one ;D

There is a way to applies it on every screen?
I know i can change the background but I noticed that, for example, in the setting menu there is always the default background.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 27, 2016, 11:58:46 AM
wallpaper / background CFW Android 7.

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/13db/au3nhtcyc5rjchbzg.jpg?size_id=3) (http://www.mediafire.com/download/p827io3fxku3l31/background_1.0.1.png) (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/88a7/j66264bn9sc3nwyzg.jpg?size_id=3) (http://www.mediafire.com/download/o33fvqcuww14bk6/background_1.0.3.png)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0e20/718848vr8gni3tezg.jpg?size_id=3) (http://www.mediafire.com/download/1uiez2m6qce4cue/background_1.0.8.png) (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/7041/58iol8iy9fn6f7izg.jpg?size_id=3) (http://www.mediafire.com/download/2p8od033virzni4/background_2.0.0.png)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/be2f/04bqhc72eilhmb1zg.jpg?size_id=3) (http://www.mediafire.com/download/go4lv62n0t435qc/background_2.0.1.png) (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/46e3/mydslxy9ek699zszg.jpg?size_id=3) (http://www.mediafire.com/download/oa031deph6m6wkd/background_2.0.3.png)

There is a way to applies it on every screen? --> learning mod/themed apk, if are here users doing modification are invited to share with community.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: domifer on November 27, 2016, 12:26:05 PM
The first wallpaper (all black) is really cool, would be great as a fixed background for the Q10 Pro ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Grifone1893 on November 27, 2016, 12:45:09 PM
Thank you very much Cristian.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Grifone1893 on November 27, 2016, 01:13:20 PM
Sorry Cristian, I've tried to apply this walppapers but they look very grainy and pixellated....what I'm doing wrong?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 27, 2016, 05:42:15 PM
I change OP, click on wanted background to get need file to apply from MediaCenter/Picture/... / Press Menu Key / Wallpaper on HMD 2.0.0 f/w.

Sorry Cristian, I've tried to apply this walppapers but they look very grainy and pixellated....what I'm doing wrong?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Grifone1893 on November 28, 2016, 07:23:40 AM
It worked perfectly!
Thanks again
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Matey on November 28, 2016, 02:38:10 PM
Hi all
I'm running all of the new software  ... BUT when going onto the google play store ... it says that it needs WIFI  .... I'm running the Q10 Pro  via a network cable ??? It worked with the old software ???
Take care from
Matey
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Meng on November 28, 2016, 11:58:41 PM
Mr.Futeko, i had done flash my Q5Pro to android 7 and fw2.0 as per instructions... everything went well.

After rebooting everything, i played few hevc x265 mkv movies... i notice the picture quality was not right at few scenes (is like u play a scratch CD, can see pixels lagging).

What went wrong actually? do i need to install any other apps ?

Appreciate your good advise..... :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on November 29, 2016, 07:26:19 AM
Mr.Futeko, i had done flash my Q5Pro to android 7 and fw2.0 as per instructions... everything went well.

After rebooting everything, i played few hevc x265 mkv movies... i notice the picture quality was not right at few scenes (is like u play a scratch CD, can see pixels lagging).

What went wrong actually? do i need to install any other apps ?

Appreciate your good advise..... :-[ :-[

No idea what went wrong. You don't need to install other apps.

This is the custom firmware thread. Did you install a custom firmware or official?

I suggest doing stage 2 of the official firmware install again. Use the restore button method to get a clean install.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Meng on November 29, 2016, 08:05:36 AM
Sorry Mr.Futeko, it shall be under thread: Q5 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 7. 2.0.0-FUTEKO-EN. HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-18.175905

Ok, i will try to re-install stage 2 after this.

Title: Re: ?5/Q10 Pro ????????????? ???????
Post by: chrissbd on November 30, 2016, 08:38:00 AM
I'm (update_Q5Pro_ (update & themed) _HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-18.175905)
background icons on the home screen is too transparent!
how to do it darker (20%)?


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Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 30, 2016, 02:26:24 PM
Launcher 3D bg Home icon transparency level

Reguest box running (update&themed) Android 7.0 f/w
- download wanted transparency level
update_10.zip is light --> update_90.zip is darker
- rename update_xx.zip to update.zip
- follow upgrade from menu process.

Download: mediafire (http://www.mediafire.com/?w5igxm5qbpbdl).

For safety reason please backup all your important information.

I'm (update_Q5Pro_ (update & themed) _HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-18.175905)
background icons on the home screen is too transparent!
how to do it darker (20%)?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: chrissbd on November 30, 2016, 08:16:32 PM
great!
thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on December 05, 2016, 12:26:57 PM
Can I make disable android navigation bar in cs 7.0?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: JIMY13 on December 06, 2016, 08:05:49 AM
Hello,
Sorry for my English.
I have just bought q10 pro at your home(with you).
I wonder if I have to make particular updates.
I meet some jerks with the kodi reader.
Thank you for your answers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on December 06, 2016, 02:02:32 PM
Hello,
Sorry for my English.
I have just bought q10 pro at your home(with you).
I wonder if I have to make particular updates.
I meet some jerks with the kodi reader.
Thank you for your answers.

What version firmware is pre-installed? What are you trying to play that's causing a problem?

If you're not running Android 7 then you could update to Android 7.

When playing back media in Kodi you should either use Kodi+wrapper and make sure 24p mode is turned on (From box main menu: Settings - Playback - 24p - On) or install Kodi autoswitch patch for Kodi native player: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1015
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on December 06, 2016, 03:53:28 PM
Can I use the transparency zips on stock firmware or these would only work on custom firmware only? I really want to be able to see the wallpaper.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: oldfriend on December 07, 2016, 01:33:55 AM
Can I use the transparency zips on stock firmware or these would only work on custom firmware only? I really want to be able to see the wallpaper.

It work for original fw.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on December 07, 2016, 02:58:02 AM
Can I use the transparency zips on stock firmware or these would only work on custom firmware only? I really want to be able to see the wallpaper.

It work for original fw.
Does it work for 5.1.1 fw?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: oldfriend on December 07, 2016, 04:32:45 AM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on December 07, 2016, 08:07:45 AM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on December 07, 2016, 09:00:49 AM
I tried flashing the transparency zip through Android itself and it just wiped out everything. Use only the method described in the OP. I am on Nougat firmware. I remember that I was able to flash a update.zip from within Android on 5.1.1 firmware (Lollipop).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on December 07, 2016, 09:36:37 AM
I tried flashing the transparency zip through Android itself and it just wiped out everything. Use only the method described in the OP. I am on Nougat firmware. I remember that I was able to flash a update.zip from within Android on 5.1.1 firmware (Lollipop).

If it wiped apps and settings then it's likely that something was wrong with the update.zip file or USB storage.

If the box doesn't find the update.zip file after it reboots then it will do a factory reset.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on December 08, 2016, 06:04:53 AM
Hello!

I want to ask if i uninstall the Wicons app, will I get back all the colored icons and if they will show up and work without any restrictions or bugs? I like much better the colored icon interface that was default with the previous custom FW. So will they look the same after uninstalling Wicons?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on December 08, 2016, 06:45:53 AM
Whicons is just use it like flag, uninstalling and reboot box will show colored icon, without anything else change it/effected.

Hello!

I want to ask if i uninstall the Whicons app, will I get back all the colored icons and if they will show up and work without any restrictions or bugs? I like much better the colored icon interface that was default with the previous custom FW. So will they look the same after uninstalling Whicons?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Nice Monkey on December 13, 2016, 01:39:57 PM
Could we have an updated APK for the "On/Off Button" standalone APK. Liked that one but does not work for me under Nougat anymore.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on December 13, 2016, 03:26:30 PM
Some user included me reported this problem.
Try version from https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e
if still not working a clean install solved.

Could we have an updated APK for the "On/Off Button" standalone APK. Liked that one but does not work for me under Nougat anymore.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Nice Monkey on December 13, 2016, 05:33:40 PM
Some user included me reported this problem.
Try version from https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e
if still not working a clean install solved.
No luck, still the same problem: Going to Media Center ==> APP ==> choosing the APK results in "Installing..." this stays so forever.
Using a clean install of the last build.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on December 13, 2016, 11:36:43 PM
Bug of HiMedia APK  on Android 7.0, try from ES Explorer.

Some user included me reported this problem.
Try version from https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e
if still not working a clean install solved.
No luck, still the same problem: Going to Media Center ==> APP ==> choosing the APK results in "Installing..." this stays so forever.
Using a clean install of the last build.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on December 18, 2016, 01:19:22 PM
Hello!

I'm a bit afraid to go directly to the custom fw. But I really like the look of the launch screen. Can anyone suggest me a third party Launcher that looks or can be configured in look similar we can see in the custom firmware?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on December 18, 2016, 09:28:30 PM
Hello!

I'm a bit afraid to go directly to the custom fw. But I really like the look of the launch screen. Can anyone suggest me a third party Launcher that looks or can be configured in look similar we can see in the custom firmware?

Thanks!

There is no need to be afraid of the custom firmware. It's not radically different from the official firmware, so if you can install that then you can install this.

The launcher used is the official Himedia launcher with new colours, background, and (optionally) icons. I don't know of another similar launcher.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on December 19, 2016, 08:43:08 AM
Hello!

I'm a bit afraid to go directly to the custom fw. But I really like the look of the launch screen. Can anyone suggest me a third party Launcher that looks or can be configured in look similar we can see in the custom firmware?

Thanks!

There is no need to be afraid of the custom firmware. It's not radically different from the official firmware, so if you can install that then you can install this.

The launcher used is the official Himedia launcher with new colours, background, and (optionally) icons. I don't know of another similar launcher.





I mean that I'm afraid of other bugs may come with cfw, not that I couldn't install it. (But yea, additionally I'm a bit afraid from the longer installing time in the case of an accidental power outage....)

Under the look of the launcher I meant that it look very different on the home screen, much prettier and smaller icons/tiles.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on December 19, 2016, 11:46:01 AM
It has no extra bugs. The changes are mostly improved appearance and added / updated versions of apps.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on December 22, 2016, 07:45:40 PM
Pcristi,will you make 1.0.9 CS?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: algernon2607 on December 26, 2016, 02:24:15 AM
Pcristi,will you make 1.0.9 CS?

+1
a CS 1.0.9 will be appreciated
Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: switchblade on December 26, 2016, 04:26:00 PM
Pcristi,will you make 1.0.9 CS?

+1
a CS 1.0.9 will be appreciated
Thanks

With version 2.0 out, don't we want a 2.0 cf?  Why bother with 1.09....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: rocaf on December 26, 2016, 11:58:04 PM
Pcristi,will you make 1.0.9 CS?
+1, Please
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gridlock on December 28, 2016, 07:58:26 AM
Pcristi,will you make 1.0.9 CS?
+1, Please

it will be great to have pcristi's 1.09 custom version.....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on December 29, 2016, 02:10:05 AM
CS 1.0.9 release...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: onyxx1995 on December 29, 2016, 04:50:01 AM
CS 1.0.9 is out.... ;D

https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3#kvlryqpyzcac3
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: algernon2607 on December 29, 2016, 07:30:44 AM
Super ... Merci beaucoup...! ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Killastyle on December 30, 2016, 02:50:15 PM
Thanks, installed it!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dungtv on December 31, 2016, 04:28:16 AM
Im using Q5 Pro Custom Firmware android 7.0 (update_Q5Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-18.175905). I have some question, please help me:

1.  If Naviation bar was disabled, so how can I manage recent apps (By app / remote-- my remote is  airmouse KM800) ?
2.  I want to use color icon them (not white icon), how to get it back ?
3.  How to root this FW ? Can I use the method the same as android 5.1 ?

Thanks,
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on December 31, 2016, 12:29:37 PM
@dungtv
Please don't request in both forum, I answer on softpedia.
https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__504#entry20430620

Im using Q5 Pro Custom Firmware android 7.0 (update_Q5Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-18.175905). I have some question, please help me:

1.  If Naviation bar was disabled, so how can I manage recent apps (By app / remote-- my remote is  airmouse KM800) ?
2.  I want to use color icon them (not white icon), how to get it back ?
3.  How to root this FW ? Can I use the method the same as android 5.1 ?

Thanks,
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: phuongevn on January 03, 2017, 07:04:50 AM
Hi All,

I'm using Q10 Pro Custom Firmware android 7.0 Based on official 2.0.0. update_Q10Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-17.181855. I have problem with my android TV box, please help me:

I can not watch film 4k file mkv, when I installed MX player codex (ARMv7). Please help me to fix it.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: teabor21 on January 18, 2017, 08:21:19 AM
Hi guys

Thanks for the new firmware 2.0

I am using the custom one and have a small problem, the play/pause button on the remote does not work in YouTube custom app, could anyone fix it please?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on January 18, 2017, 09:09:49 AM
The custom firmware modifications are only visual (there are some new apps also included). The Play/Pause will only work within Kodi/SPMC/HiMedia Player.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: teabor21 on January 18, 2017, 10:25:43 AM
But it did work on previous firmwares :) So someone could fix it I believe
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 18, 2017, 10:29:01 AM
"previous firmware" is Anrdoid 5.1.1 :)
Please test with new official Android 7.0 f/w 2.0.1.

But it did work on previous firmwares :) So someone could fix it I believe
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on January 18, 2017, 10:41:55 AM
Waiting now the Custom firmware version  ;) ;) from ANDROID 7. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.1 2017-01-11.164329.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: domifer on January 18, 2017, 11:39:05 AM
Waiting now the Custom firmware version  ;) ;) from ANDROID 7. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.1 2017-01-11.164329.
+1 Me too  ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ceaca on January 18, 2017, 11:40:47 AM
+1 ::)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Aidan on January 18, 2017, 12:58:37 PM
 +1 ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: teabor21 on January 18, 2017, 01:02:40 PM
"previous firmware" is Anrdoid 5.1.1 :)
Please test with new official Android 7.0 f/w 2.0.1.


AND? Is it something that cannot be done here? I dont think so :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: oldfriend on January 19, 2017, 03:48:35 AM
+1
Title: Re: ?5/Q10 Pro ????????????? ???????
Post by: chrissbd on January 19, 2017, 08:03:57 PM
when there will be new Custom Firmware from ANDROID 7. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.1 2017-01-11.164329.?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on January 20, 2017, 05:05:44 AM
Hello pcristi!!!!!!!! waiting for new custom firmware...... :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: domifer on January 20, 2017, 08:28:57 AM
Hello pcristi!!!!!!!! waiting for new custom firmware...... :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Why are you putting pressure on pcristi? He is doing this absolutely for free in his free time and he needs time to put together the package, he has always post it 3-5 days after new official firmware so give the man some credit and have some patience!  8)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on January 20, 2017, 09:29:59 AM
Exactly as above.

pcristi creates these firmwares voluntarily. Please give him a little break.!

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: azrudin99 on January 22, 2017, 06:51:48 AM
yes!! updated to 2.01 . thank you pcristi ! you awsome  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on January 22, 2017, 08:51:09 AM
very very very lot of thanks  pcristi!!!!!!!!!!!! great job,this i expect!!!!!! thanks again
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on January 22, 2017, 08:53:16 AM
plz any screen shots
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 22, 2017, 09:22:44 AM
People are really, really fast, too fast for me.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a9fa/hdpkg72h1hd6844zg.jpg?size_id=5)

More will be add late on softpedia forum.

plz any screen shots
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on January 22, 2017, 10:38:07 AM
One more time PCRisti the best Custom for everybody. Respect and THANKS.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on January 22, 2017, 10:41:13 AM
People are really, really fast, too fast for me.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a9fa/hdpkg72h1hd6844zg.jpg?size_id=5)

More will be add late on softpedia forum.

plz any screen shots


nice work
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on January 22, 2017, 11:06:04 AM
while extracting by winzip it display message "the file already exsist,overwrite  yes no"
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 22, 2017, 11:17:11 AM
Please read first post Installation Instructions, not need extract just rename to update.zip.

Note: YOU WILL LOSE ALL USER INSTALLED APPS AND SETTINGS! PLEASE BACK UP BEFORE UPDATING outside of Q10/Q5Pro box.

while extracting by winzip it display message "the file already exsist,overwrite  yes no"

A: NTFS is case insensitive file system can't extract ANDROMEDA.ogg, Andromeda.ogg, CANISMAJOR.ogg, CanisMajor.ogg, URSAMINOR.ogg, UrsaMinor.ogg..etc, this why ask to overwrite.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on January 22, 2017, 11:23:56 AM
ok i catched.
thanks for quick response

why i cant resize the TILES in home screen?????????


Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 22, 2017, 11:36:21 AM
Resize/delete never work with Launcher 3D, please request to HiMedia like new feature.
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=997.0

Maybe SquareHome 2 - Launcher is good for you.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.squarehome2

ok i catched.
thanks for quick response

why i cant resize the TILES in home screen?????????
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on January 22, 2017, 11:43:27 AM
plz tell me the "boot time info"
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 22, 2017, 01:16:38 PM
First boot take 6-7 minutes.
Entire update process ca take up to 15 minutes, just wait...
Normal boot time is 17-19 seconds.

plz tell me the "boot time info"
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Aidan on January 22, 2017, 01:31:21 PM
Thank you for the update. :)
Title: Re: ?5/Q10 Pro ????????????? ???????
Post by: chrissbd on January 22, 2017, 01:57:35 PM
please provide a link to update 2.0.1 2017-01-11.164329
Title: Re: ?5/Q10 Pro ????????????? ???????
Post by: parthi4k on January 22, 2017, 02:49:14 PM
https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3#o4h15793c0a0e


please provide a link to update 2.0.1 2017-01-11.164329
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on January 22, 2017, 04:43:13 PM
Thanks for pcristi for new CUSTOM FIRMWARE "update_Q10Pro_(WIPE&update&themed)_HMD-2.0.1 2017-01-10.164949" for HMD-2.0.1
Very nice.. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)


CUSTOM FIRWARE INSTALLATION DURATION:

Android circle Logo  -----3 min 40 sec
auto restart,,then
Himedia logo----------------3 min 20 sec
So Totally --------------------- 7 min take for installation

Normal Boot time---------- 25 sec(for me), if vary please share it....

Thnks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Killastyle on January 22, 2017, 06:19:00 PM
Thanks for the fast update! Wich app do you recommend to backup and restore? My device isn't rooted.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on January 23, 2017, 07:57:15 AM
How difficult it is to keep data? Because it is a little difficult to restore like crazy after each update, especially when updating from stock firmware to the same custom firmware version. I volunteer to test it, if needed. Thank you for this latest firmware, I kinda like the transparent launcher that you modify.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 23, 2017, 08:24:29 AM
- Migration from Android 5.1.1 to 7.0 repartition need format all partition.
- HMD 2.0.1 default support widevine L3 need format partition.
- Upgrade from official to custom HMD 2.0.1 requisite see up.
Anyway recommended because user apps version are change it, not all user know to deal with FC, clear data and don't want to change updater-script to maintain this.

How difficult it is to keep data? Because it is a little difficult to restore like crazy after each update, especially when updating from stock firmware to the same custom firmware version. I volunteer to test it, if needed. Thank you for this latest firmware, I kinda like the transparent launcher that you modify.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on January 23, 2017, 09:17:04 AM
I only wanted not to lose /data when updating from official 2.0.1 to custom 2.0.1. I back everything up anyway and I am only restoring very few apps. Thank you for replying, as always :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on January 23, 2017, 11:42:10 AM
I found in mediaire  new apk file as "HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.7_HMD_0104_Release_with_fix_exnternal_POLIAH.apk".
It is for new custom firmware "update_Q10Pro_WIPEupdatethemed_HMD-2.0.1_2017-01-10.164949.zip" or  previous firmware?????????


Plz give details about "HiMediaVideoPlayer version" of  "update_Q10Pro_WIPEupdatethemed_HMD-2.0.1_2017-01-10.164949.zip".
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 23, 2017, 01:38:39 PM
Is included in custom f/w.
I found in mediaire  new apk file as "HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.7_HMD_0104_Release_with_fix_exnternal_POLIAH.apk".
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on January 23, 2017, 08:28:03 PM
I Just finished updating to 2.0.1 custom FW. This time I had a backup of my installed apps. Everything went fine. One happy user right here :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: switchblade on January 24, 2017, 01:08:49 AM
I Just finished updating to 2.0.1 custom FW. This time I had a backup of my installed apps. Everything went fine. One happy user right here :)

How did you backup your apps?  I have to reinstall every time I upgrade using paper clip.  Basically, I have to map drives, install apps - and customize.  Would be cool if there was a full backup that restored all installed applications.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hara on January 24, 2017, 08:14:54 AM
Hello. I have a problem after I migrated from Android 5.1 to 7 and after a changed the firmware to 2.0 and after to 2.1 cs.
On both firmwares (officially and custom) i can`t connect Himedia Q5 Pro to my 5Ghz wifi network, only on 2.6 Ghz.
I mention that on Android 5.1 i could connect it.
It appears on the list of wifi networks, but when i insert the password it doesn`t do anything.
Sorry for my English.
Thanks in advance for any tip you have.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on January 24, 2017, 09:21:17 AM
Hello. I have a problem after I migrated from Android 5.1 to 7 and after a changed the firmware to 2.0 and after to 2.1 cs.
On both firmwares (officially and custom) i can`t connect Himedia Q5 Pro to my 5Ghz wifi network, only on 2.6 Ghz.
I mention that on Android 5.1 i could connect it.
It appears on the list of wifi networks, but when i insert the password it doesn`t do anything.
Sorry for my English.
Thanks in advance for any tip you have.

I can connect to 5Ghz network on 2.0.1 official no problem. The CS version shouldn't be any different in this regard so I think the problem may be something other than the Q5 Pro.

Try resetting your router and forgetting 5Ghz password on Q5 Pro (Settings - More Wifi - SSID - Forget).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hara on January 24, 2017, 09:50:15 AM
Hello. I have a problem after I migrated from Android 5.1 to 7 and after a changed the firmware to 2.0 and after to 2.1 cs.
On both firmwares (officially and custom) i can`t connect Himedia Q5 Pro to my 5Ghz wifi network, only on 2.6 Ghz.
I mention that on Android 5.1 i could connect it.
It appears on the list of wifi networks, but when i insert the password it doesn`t do anything.
Sorry for my English.
Thanks in advance for any tip you have.

I can connect to 5Ghz network on 2.0.1 official no problem. The CS version shouldn't be any different in this regard so I think the problem may be something other than the Q5 Pro.

Try resetting your router and forgetting 5Ghz password on Q5 Pro (Settings - More Wifi - SSID - Forget).

I tried that. (reset router, upgrade firmware on router, make static ip on router for Q5). Nothing worked. All other devices in my house can connect to 5Ghz network (TV and smartphones). It must be something with android 7/firmware and router. If any help, my router is TP-Link Archer C9.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: chrissbd on January 25, 2017, 12:54:29 PM
help me! I have a problem with play of 3D iso files in the new update 2.0.1 !
Can I reinstall only Wrapper Himedia player ?

if you give me a link to download
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on January 25, 2017, 02:34:10 PM
Wrapper should still be installed.

* How to reinstall or uninstall wrapper? Using firmware 1.0.5 or later go My Apps - Wrapper and select either 'use wrapper player' or 'use Kodi player'. Toggling to 'use Kodi player', exiting wrapper app, then running wrapper app again and selecting 'use wrapper player' will reinstall wrapper.

If you've lost the wrapper app somewhow the apk for latest 122916 version is here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ai52h2kaz4z2q5i/Wrapper-1.0.1_HMD_1229_Release.apk
Title: Re: ?5/Q10 Pro ????????????? ???????
Post by: chrissbd on January 25, 2017, 02:57:39 PM
where to download firmware 1.0.5. player
Title: Re: ?5/Q10 Pro ????????????? ???????
Post by: futeko.com on January 25, 2017, 03:17:16 PM
where to download firmware 1.0.5. player

You almost certainly have firmware 1.0.5 or later installed. Firmware 1.0.5 was released in ~ May 2016.

Got to My Apps - Wrapper and select 'Use wrapper player'.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: saj2001ind on February 04, 2017, 01:41:23 PM
what is the difference between CS firmware and official firmware ? any new features it has etc ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: safcsat on February 04, 2017, 02:44:03 PM
what is the difference between CS firmware and official firmware ? any new features it has etc ?

A new look for sure.

For me, it wasn't as stable - kept getting crashes which I never had with official fw.  Kodi crashing and also Google services (I didn't try and update OTA etc..)

So just currently flashing official fw back onto box.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on February 06, 2017, 08:36:50 AM
A new look for sure.

For me, it wasn't as stable - kept getting crashes which I never had with official fw.  Kodi crashing and also Google services (I didn't try and update OTA etc..)

So just currently flashing official fw back onto box.

No stability problems with pcristi fw here. It has more and updated apps and improved appearance.

If you are only going to install one firmware I would recommend the pcristi firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: safcsat on February 06, 2017, 02:27:28 PM
A new look for sure.

For me, it wasn't as stable - kept getting crashes which I never had with official fw.  Kodi crashing and also Google services (I didn't try and update OTA etc..)

So just currently flashing official fw back onto box.

No stability problems with pcristi fw here. It has more and updated apps and improved appearance.

If you are only going to install one firmware I would recommend the pcristi firmware.

Maybe a bad flash. I have the box working as I want now, finally, with Kodi 16.x and the wrapper/refresh switcher etc.. so will leave for now :)
Title: Are patches already implemented in the custom firmware?
Post by: trigeminus76 on February 10, 2017, 11:52:59 AM
Are the following patches already implemented in the pcristi custom firmware:

[PATCH] Mount storage by UUID / Label
[PATCH] More auto framerate switching - HIMEDIAPLAYER
[PATCH] Samba server optimisation
[PATCH] Persistent mountpoints for SAMBA / NFS Shares

Thanks for helping.

Cheers, Daniel

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on February 10, 2017, 12:57:37 PM
custom firmware: have integrate only [PATCH] Persistent mountpoints for SAMBA / NFS Shares.
Mount points to original place
Samba --> /mnt/smb/
NFS --> /mnt/nfsShare/
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: safcsat on February 10, 2017, 10:55:50 PM
A new look for sure.

For me, it wasn't as stable - kept getting crashes which I never had with official fw.  Kodi crashing and also Google services (I didn't try and update OTA etc..)

So just currently flashing official fw back onto box.

No stability problems with pcristi fw here. It has more and updated apps and improved appearance.

If you are only going to install one firmware I would recommend the pcristi firmware.

I must have been half asleep when I flashed this.

I didn't even flash pcristi firmware, I skipped right past it at the top of the page....apologies!

I will try it now :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on February 14, 2017, 11:34:28 AM
@pcristi: Can i replace mouse in cs fw to original fw? Mouse in original fw is very big :( I want it small as your cs fw, please!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ododo on February 14, 2017, 07:38:16 PM
Any chance for little help from someone ..? How can I root this or official android 7 ? I have got rooted android 5 but I can't root this one. Can someone help me please? :( thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on February 14, 2017, 08:39:11 PM
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1616.msg13433#msg13433

Any chance for little help from someone ..? How can I root this or official android 7 ? I have got rooted android 5 but I can't root this one. Can someone help me please? :( thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on February 15, 2017, 11:27:06 AM
Help me, please!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: rhyme on February 27, 2017, 09:49:51 AM
my 1 10 pro box its stuck on nougat logo cursor goes to end of loop but logo rainbow ring from nougat only runs nothing else and the power button flashes red than white constantly in my q10 pro after upgrading to version 2.0 android 7.0 any help would be appreciated?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on February 27, 2017, 03:28:12 PM
my 1 10 pro box its stuck on nougat logo cursor goes to end of loop but logo rainbow ring from nougat only runs nothing else and the power button flashes red than white constantly in my q10 pro after upgrading to version 2.0 android 7.0 any help would be appreciated?

I have answered your email. We need more detail. What firmware exactly did you install? Migration / 2.0.0 / 2.0.1?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on April 01, 2017, 02:52:29 AM
CS 1.1.0 please! :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hautnv on April 05, 2017, 04:43:22 AM
CS 1.1.0
http://download674.mediafire.com/tceaj441whcg/hgkgzr0fqq6emv1/update_Q10Pro_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17shitty%29_HMD-1.1.0+2017-03-15.164418.zip
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on April 05, 2017, 06:19:21 AM
Hello!

Does this custom fw have the additional "Himedia Player Frame Rate Patch" already implemented by default? : http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1043.0 (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1043.0)

Thanks for the replies!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Santos on April 05, 2017, 10:32:43 AM
Its the Aspect Ratio problem resolved with this Custom FW?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 05, 2017, 11:21:05 AM
- not fix any issues or problems

Its the Aspect Ratio problem resolved with this Custom FW?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mickpayton on April 05, 2017, 12:32:44 PM
Can anyone screenshot the home screen please? Mine is in plain black and white and i think there's supposed to be some skinning of apps? Q5pro
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mickpayton on April 05, 2017, 01:11:35 PM
- not fix any issues or problems

Its the Aspect Ratio problem resolved with this Custom FW?

I'm not sure whether this is the same problem, I solved Aspect Ratio problems by switching to 'Keep aspect ratio' in the display options, now my films adjust to their original aspect ratio's.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on April 05, 2017, 06:04:27 PM
so with 1.1.0 CS Kodi 17.1 is fully working with HD Sound and so on?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 05, 2017, 06:15:31 PM
Kodi 17 not support HD sound on Android 5.1.1, so CFW not supported too.
To get HD sound need use Kodi 17 with external (Example: HiMediaVideoPlayer+Wrapper).

so with 1.1.0 CS Kodi 17.1 is fully working with HD Sound and so on?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on April 05, 2017, 06:38:40 PM
sry, that is what i mean, flashing cf 1.1.0 over my normal 1.0.9 gives me kodi 17 and all the stuff is working with wrapper? framerate, hd audio ...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 07, 2017, 11:59:23 PM
Strip navigation bar for CFW (update&themed) HMD-2.0.1/2.0.3
BIG THANKS to HiMedia for provide framework without navigation bar on they Chinese box.

Home screen with navigation bar:
FW 2.0.1
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/de1d/l0x0yl5tn9vtjm7zg.jpg?size_id=4)
FW 2.0.3
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c94c/ro5lpk46cf0wopizg.jpg?size_id=4)
- Backup, backup, backup ALL your data
- Copy backup data to diferent location out side of HiMedia box
- Download need version
disable_android_navigation_bar_(CFW)_HMD-2.0.1.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?otc3cga4euy7o31)
disable_android_navigation_bar_(CFW)_HMD-2.0.3.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?422y3d237hae39o)
- Rename disable_android_navigation_bar_(CFW)_HMD-2.0.x.zip to update.zip
- Copy update.zip on root of USB flash, don't unpack update.zip
- Follow Setting/Upgrade Menu and choose local upgrade from USB_1
- Wait few seconds  for box reboot and Android Nougat rainbow circle will display for seconds
- Box reboot again and enjoy Android Nougat FW without annoying navigation bar.
FW 2.0.1
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1db0/ncnmvcuukid4thozg.jpg?size_id=4)
FW 2.0.3
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6dab/4729fr467pbyq4dzg.jpg?size_id=4)
For restore navigation bar functionality follow restore method with paper clip and rename it update.zip.

Need to work with original HiMedia HMD-2.0.1/2.0.3, without problems.
Use at your own risk.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: electrond on April 15, 2017, 06:01:15 PM
Can anyone tell me why there's problems with 5.1 audio (detects only 2 channels)  with the latest Q10 Pro Android 5.1 / 1.1.0 version?
Anyone else having the same issues?  Will this problem be solved with upgrade to Android 7 and the new Q10 Pro 2.0 Firmware?

All info much appreciated. Thanks

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on April 16, 2017, 05:30:17 AM
When the new CUSTOM FIRMWARE of Q10Pro_HMD-2.0.3 PCRISTI???????????????
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on April 16, 2017, 05:07:03 PM
When the new CUSTOM FIRMWARE of Q10Pro_HMD-2.0.3 PCRISTI???????????????
Cs fw releases. You can download from mf.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on April 16, 2017, 06:13:00 PM
Hello all,

Here guys the new CS PcRisti firmware 2.03 ;)

http://www.mediafire.com/file/4pse7z10a6w2cwk/update_Q10Pro_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17.2RC1shitty%29_HMD-2.0.3_2017-04-12.095905.zip

THX very much ;) ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on April 17, 2017, 12:27:56 AM
Link cs fw 2.0.3 deleted :(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on April 17, 2017, 05:32:04 AM
please any SCREENSHOTS of new cs 2.0.3
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on April 17, 2017, 07:41:41 PM
Hello PcRisti,

We are waiting for the new CS firmware 2.03 and very disappointed about the nex SDK and modification from Himedia.

So Thanks very much for your work as usely but after testing few times and install again update_Q10Pro Kodi17.2RC2shitty)_HMD-2.0.3.

Anyway, back away to this one update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&noNavBar&Kodi17.2RC1shitty)_HMD-2.0.1 2017-01-10.164949.zip

Thanks PcRisti and Himedia, sorry but nothing working as well we are waiting for to say the Q10 Pro is the best Media Player for this moment. Perhaps to be more tests before because we have all to come back with setting again and again.....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 17, 2017, 08:01:34 PM
https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__666#entry21009147 -- removed

please any SCREENSHOTS of new cs 2.0.3
Link cs fw 2.0.3 deleted :(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HS2005 on April 21, 2017, 11:30:07 PM
I have downloaded and installed the custom firmware 2.0.3 for the Q10 Pro Android 7. It looks good and a great UI improvement is that the names of the folders is smaller than the official firmware.

I don't know if this is the right section to post suggestions/improvements but I will try anyway  :D

- I have a folder that has over 1.300 folders in it. When I access this folder, either the application stops or it will give an overview of all the folders and takes about 14 - 17 seconds to load. On the official firmware both actions take less than 1 second to perform.
- When browsing these folders I usally use the skip and go back buttons to go faster from A to Z. This does not work / or is not enabled within the custom firmware.
- It would be a nice to have to set an option where the font of the folders can be set to a smaller font. In a single overview I can see 9 folders. Would be nice if you can select a font range that can display 5 till 20 folders.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jogobelo on April 22, 2017, 03:35:48 PM
Hello pcristi,
It is possible to create firmware v2.01. With KODI 17.1 5.1 Dolby Sound?
Because v2.03. I started falling: google android framework.

Expressly create one of two SUPER Firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 22, 2017, 06:55:26 PM
CFW v2.0.1 with Kodi shitty is exist, please check first post, link for CFW v2.0.1 are update it there.

Hello pcristi,
It is possible to create firmware v2.01. With KODI 17.1 5.1 Dolby Sound?
Because v2.03. I started falling: google android framework.

Expressly create one of two SUPER Firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jogobelo on April 22, 2017, 08:52:59 PM
Great, I'm going to do it    ::)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nikshine on April 23, 2017, 11:53:47 PM
Is it possible to reinstall HMD2.0.1 over CFW HMD2.0.3? I have tried but freeze for more than 30 min during installation. So I revert back to CFW HMD2.0.3
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nikshine on April 24, 2017, 12:05:36 AM
With CFW HMD2.0.3 installed, the clock display on Q5pro remain 3+GMT regardless of setting, not the same as display on TV screen.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on April 24, 2017, 09:03:12 AM
Hello pcristi,
How to change the Power button by My apps on home screen cs fw 2.0.1. Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 24, 2017, 11:07:43 AM
How to change launcher.xml via adb shell
Pull launcher.xml from box
Code: [Select]
adb connect <ip_player>
adb root
adb connect <ip_player>
adb pull /system/etc/launcher/launcher.xml

Edit with notepad++ and change in <iconlist> part with replace
Code: [Select]
<text>Power Menu</text>
<engtext></engtext>
<fantitext></fantitext>
<pic>bg8.png</pic>
<packagename>com.minix.power_selector</packagename>
<activity>com.minix.power_selector.MainActivity</activity>

with
Code: [Select]
<text>R.string.str_myapps</text>
<engtext></engtext>
<fantitext></fantitext>
<pic>bg8.png</pic>
<packagename>com.hitv.newappmanager</packagename>
<activity>com.hitv.newappmanager.main.AppMainActivity</activity>

Push to box modified launcher.xml
Code: [Select]
adb connect <ip_player>
adb root
adb connect <ip_player>
adb remount
adb push launcher.xml /system/etc/launcher/launcher.xml
adb chmod 0644 /system/etc/launcher/launcher.xml
adb reboot

Probably like to replace my_app from <applist> too, Miracast code like on CFW WIPE 2.0.1:
Code: [Select]
<app1>
<id>6</id>
<text>Miracast</text>
<engtext></engtext>
<fantitext></fantitext>
<pic>bg6.png</pic>
<packagename>com.hisilicon.miracast</packagename>
<activity>com.hisilicon.miracast.activity.WelcomeActivity</activity>
</app1>

Everyone can customize like need it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on April 24, 2017, 11:09:44 AM
Thank pcristi so much! And I see in CS FW, some apps not included Whicons - White Icon can change color following it such as some stock himedia icons. So How can color some apps like Whicons - White Icon.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on April 27, 2017, 02:12:00 PM
I tried to download the custom firmware version Q5 PRO 2.0.3, but we seem to need a media fire authorization, so I could not download it  - Am I missing something ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: twol on April 27, 2017, 04:08:42 PM
First thanks to pcristi ...... for all the hard work and the great custom firmware.
I have eventually (after reading everything and getting depressed) applied the latest Custom Firmware update and for me it works great for all my video's on my NAS boxes.... including Kodi!
 
I come from HDI Dune(with Zappitti software for the video library/wall art) /Mede8er and I have to say that once i have got used to the Rii mouse everything works surprisingly cleanly. I have something like 500 movies/TV show's mostly from Bluray and transformed to mkv and they run really well.

I have made the decision based on the issues expressed on this forum to keep the Q10 Pro purely for my Movies/TV shows and so far that seems to be the correct decision ...... the other Kodi stuff/IPTV runs off one of my E2/Linux sat receivers where the Kodi 17 plugin also works well....keeping the two tasks apart seems to keep both Kodi 17 setups stable.
 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jars1977 on May 06, 2017, 08:06:17 PM

Hi, I'm asking you a question, I bought himedia q10 pro on ebay. My doubt to this one can be loaded the version android 7 of nougat
Title: Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jars1977 on May 06, 2017, 08:12:14 PM
Hi, I'm asking you a question, I bought himedia q10 pro on ebay. My doubt to this one can be loaded the version android 7 of nougat
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Millssix on May 07, 2017, 12:12:11 AM
Sorry if this is a newbie question.  I just upgraded my firmware on Q10pro from pcristi.  The UI is black and white, is this suppose to be like this and is there any way to change to colour?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 07, 2017, 03:49:50 PM
Uninstall Whicons - White Icon Pack and reboot box.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Millssix on May 09, 2017, 03:33:41 AM
Thanks pcristi, all good now.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Delmaro on May 09, 2017, 10:53:57 AM
Hi! Where can I download Q10pro 2.03 pcrist firmware?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on May 09, 2017, 12:03:35 PM
Hi! Where can I download Q10pro 2.03 pcrist firmware?

pcristi removed it due to 2.0.3 instability. Use 2.0.1 for the time being until stable 2.0.4 is released.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on May 09, 2017, 12:20:21 PM
Hi! Where can I download Q10pro 2.03 pcrist firmware?

pcristi removed it due to 2.0.3 instability. Use 2.0.1 for the time being until stable 2.0.4 is released.

Wouah wish wish that the new one stable released, all waiting for this firmware. When before the end of May !!!!!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nikshine on May 09, 2017, 03:15:18 PM
Hi! Where can I download Q10pro 2.03 pcrist firmware?

pcristi removed it due to 2.0.3 instability. Use 2.0.1 for the time being until stable 2.0.4 is released.

Wouah wish wish that the new one stable released, all waiting for this firmware. When before the end of May !!!!!

Is it possible to downgrade grom 2.0.3 to 2.0.1?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on May 09, 2017, 04:24:47 PM
Is it possible to downgrade grom 2.0.3 to 2.0.1?

Yes. Just install 2.0.1 according to the instructions in the opening post of the firmware thread.

Any Android 7 firmware can be installed over any other. It's only when moving between Android 5.1 and Android 7 that things are slightly more difficult.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 11, 2017, 12:13:10 PM
Hello

Repacks of CFW v2.0.3 are online if anyone can't wait final 2.0.4 from HiMedia, 
Thanks to HiMedia for fixing 23.976fps regression (Fixed the issue of 24hz ,Be consistent with android 5.1).

Full HD video output --> video file 23.976fps --> output Full HD/23.97Hz
4K UHD  video output --> video file 23.976fps --> output 4K UHD/23.97Hz
DCI 4K  video output -->  video file 23.976fps -->  output 4K UHD/23.97Hz

All apps update to last version available on day of repack.
Download link on OP of dedicate topics.

Update autoFMTswitch_1.1.1 online  to follow this change, install this patch only if really need additional fps switching.
PS: This repack don't fix HDR aspect ratio, for play HDR video files try KODI 17 with internal VideoPlayer don't forgot to check if mediacodec(surface) is enabled.

pcristi removed it due to 2.0.3 instability. Use 2.0.1 for the time being until stable 2.0.4 is released.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on May 11, 2017, 04:44:07 PM
Many thanks for the repack update on 2.03 firmware, works well including remote when using Kodi, much appreciated
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mav137 on May 12, 2017, 05:07:29 PM
Hey guys, thanks for the awesome work. It's my first time upgrading a Q10 with 2.03.
The box keeps flashing red/white and I can see the USB drive is reading or writing because it also has a flashing led.
It's been doing this for the last 2 hours, so it's either a extremley slow USB drive, or something is wrong.

Should I let it run for a few more hours? Can anyone advise
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: magicoolje on May 12, 2017, 08:06:20 PM
This is not normal. The upgrade should not last more than 20 min. 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cyberzent on May 13, 2017, 06:12:29 AM
Im having a problem with the remote back-button in Kodi 17 not working. Is there any fix for this that you now of ? Getting tires of "new controller" pop ups...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 13, 2017, 09:39:26 AM
How to disable peripheral joystick on Kodi 17.x
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1849.msg15451#msg15451

Im having a problem with the remote back-button in Kodi 17 not working. Is there any fix for this that you now of ? Getting tires of "new controller" pop ups...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gaku on May 14, 2017, 02:59:48 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on May 14, 2017, 03:33:23 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mav137 on May 15, 2017, 12:51:27 PM
Hey guys, thanks for the awesome work. It's my first time upgrading a Q10 with 2.03.
The box keeps flashing red/white and I can see the USB drive is reading or writing because it also has a flashing led.
It's been doing this for the last 2 hours, so it's either a extremley slow USB drive, or something is wrong.

Should I let it run for a few more hours? Can anyone advise

Unit kept the same status (flashing leds / upgrade logo) for 24 hours. I rebooted the unit and it came back with it's original firmware.   8)
I redownloaded the update and put it on another usb stick and retried. Unit flashed without problems.
All is well
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: maelor on May 17, 2017, 11:40:26 AM

Repacks of CFW v2.0.3 are online if anyone can't wait final 2.0.4 from HiMedia, 


Thanks for that. Installed and working! But should I be able to play ISO images of DVD and Blueray disks with this patch? All I get is a black screen.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: markk820 on May 19, 2017, 12:17:35 PM
i cannot downgrade from this custom 2.0.3 to official 2.0.1 what the procedure?! thx
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nikshine on May 21, 2017, 08:50:31 AM
Where is the link for repack pcristi 2.0.3 ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 21, 2017, 09:28:55 AM
Check first post same filename and link, file is was updated on mediafire.

Where is the link for repack pcristi 2.0.3 ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nikshine on May 22, 2017, 09:21:49 AM
Check first post same filename and link, file is was updated on mediafire.

Where is the link for repack pcristi 2.0.3 ?
Tq pcristi... downloading now
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nikshine on May 22, 2017, 01:24:56 PM
i cannot downgrade from this custom 2.0.3 to official 2.0.1 what the procedure?! thx

I was having the same problem to. The process did not complete. So I reinstall 2.0.3.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on May 22, 2017, 07:44:01 PM
i cannot downgrade from this custom 2.0.3 to official 2.0.1 what the procedure?! thx

I was having the same problem to. The process did not complete. So I reinstall 2.0.3.

First downgrade to 1.10 (android 5 with downgrade procedure!!!!!), and upgrade to android 7 (with upgrade to android 7 procedure! ver. 2.01) working ok.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nikshine on May 23, 2017, 06:29:49 AM
i cannot

First downgrade to 1.10 (android 5 with downgrade procedure!!!!!), and upgrade to android 7 (with upgrade to android 7 procedure! ver. 2.01) working ok.

I am now happy with pcristi repack 2.0.3..
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mrlonely78 on May 23, 2017, 03:50:07 PM
Hi,

My unit will hang when on 2.03 firmware. It will hang, after reboot.. sometime it will hang when open app.

Tried many version, only 2.01 and 1.09 so far ok, but 2.01 got problem with framerate.

That's why need 2.03.

Anyway to find out, why my unit not able to run 2.03 smoothly?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on May 23, 2017, 07:56:34 PM
Firmware 2.03 has a lot of bugs. I changed to versions 1.10
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on May 24, 2017, 06:36:12 AM

Tried many version, only 2.01 and 1.09 so far ok, but 2.01 got problem with framerate.



Exactly what problems did you you have with the framerate?

2.0.1 should be free from any mean framerate issues.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mrlonely78 on May 24, 2017, 07:43:09 AM
when i play hdr file, with 2.01 it shows 23.9xx fps, with 1.09 and 2.03 repack, it shows 24fps.

however, my eyes cant noticed much the visual different between 23.9xx fps and 24 fps.

thanks.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on May 24, 2017, 10:13:23 AM
when i play hdr file, with 2.01 it shows 23.9xx fps, with 1.09 and 2.03 repack, it shows 24fps.

however, my eyes cant noticed much the visual different between 23.9xx fps and 24 fps.

thanks.

So you got the problem with 2.0.3 repack and 1.0.9 and not with 2.0.1. As in the case of 23.976 fps source it should play at 23.976 fps as well. That's the correct frame rate and not the 24.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: maelor on May 24, 2017, 12:42:21 PM

Repacks of CFW v2.0.3 are online if anyone can't wait final 2.0.4 from HiMedia, 


Thanks for that. Installed and working! But should I be able to play ISO images of DVD and Blueray disks with this patch? All I get is a black screen.

No response  :'(?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on May 24, 2017, 01:09:03 PM

Repacks of CFW v2.0.3 are online if anyone can't wait final 2.0.4 from HiMedia, 


Thanks for that. Installed and working! But should I be able to play ISO images of DVD and Blueray disks with this patch? All I get is a black screen.

No response  :'(?

Maybe it's an user error. In what way you trying to play the iso-s? KODI+Wrapper? Is the Wrapper set to Wrapper player? Try simply play it from the Media Center, to see if it would work anyway.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: maelor on May 24, 2017, 04:52:31 PM

Maybe it's an user error. In what way you trying to play the iso-s? KODI+Wrapper? Is the Wrapper set to Wrapper player? Try simply play it from the Media Center, to see if it would work anyway.

Thanks. Unbelievably they are all working now :) !!!

When I got the Q10 box I started copying some of my DVDs and BDs as mp4 or mkv files to see what the quality was like. Then I decided to copy them as ISO files. No problems, the all worked. But a few weeks ago the ISO files all stopped playing on Kodi+Wrapper (I just got a black screen) while the mp4 and mkv still played. All of the files played on Media Centre however. This was just after I installed the pcristi 2.0.3 patch, but I think now this was just coincidence?

I installed the new official Kodi 17.2 release this morning and now everything works again.

I've mention before that we need a "definitive" set of Kodi settings for this box. It's not good enough simply to say "try this" or "try that"! Even Kodi's own wiki site doesn't help here.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sbako90 on May 25, 2017, 09:03:59 PM
Good evening i'm sbako90 and I write from Italy.
Tomorrow I will receive my Q10 Pro, and I want to install the custom firmware.
What are the primary tasks to do?
Thanks and sorry for my english
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: edcam33 on June 09, 2017, 11:53:43 AM
Any new updates coming this way for custom ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hans salim on June 21, 2017, 09:47:39 AM
i already upgrade to android 7 firmware 2.0.3 but i cant install custom firmware i even rename the firmware to update.zip but when i want to install custom firmware while press restore button only show round then himedia then box reboot,help pleaase
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on June 21, 2017, 10:18:59 AM
i already upgrade to android 7 firmware 2.0.3 but i cant install custom firmware i even rename the firmware to update.zip but when i want to install custom firmware while press restore button only show round then himedia then box reboot,help pleaase

The box isn't recognising the presence of the update file.

Probable causes:

- incorrectly named update file. For the custom firmware the downloaded .zip should be renamed as 'update.zip'.
- incorrectly formatted USB stick. Format should be GPT/FAT32. Reformat disk and re-copy update.zip.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hans salim on June 21, 2017, 11:47:34 AM
but same usb stick i use to update the box to android 7 it work just fine
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on June 21, 2017, 01:34:46 PM
Been running the Custom Firmware for several months working well, then suddenly a couple of days ago problems started, decided to reinstall, downloaded latest build, used my normal usb stick, program installed as per instructions but unable to open half the apps including Kodi, although Himedia player started ok but not much else would open. Many of the apps on the initial screen which didn't work had the old green Android symbol showing Whats the best method to take it back to Android 5?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on June 21, 2017, 02:04:13 PM
Been running the Custom Firmware for several months working well, then suddenly a couple of days ago problems started, decided to reinstall, downloaded latest build, used my normal usb stick, program installed as per instructions but unable to open half the apps including Kodi, although Himedia player started ok but not much else would open. Many of the apps on the initial screen which didn't work had the old green Android symbol showing Whats the best method to take it back to Android 5?

You don't say what firmware you were running, what you installed, and how.

To downgrade from Android 7 to Android 5, first install downgrade firmware:

- Q5 Pro see here:  http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1393.msg10921#msg10921
- Q10 Pro see here: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1392.msg10920#msg10920

Then any Android 5 firmware.

There will be a new Android 7 firmware next week and I advise installing it when available. Installing 2.0.1 until then would make that install easier.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on June 21, 2017, 02:05:31 PM
but same usb stick i use to update the box to android 7 it work just fine

I think reformatting the USB stick and re-copying update.zip (remember to rename for custom firmware) will work.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on June 21, 2017, 02:19:12 PM
I've just tried installing the 2.0.1 software using a different usb stick over the latest customised software and it refuses to install the 2.0.1, I followed all the steps including renaming the zip file update.zip but to no avail, any suggestions would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hans salim on June 21, 2017, 03:36:05 PM
i tried everything,I change 3 usb drive i formate to fAT32 but still not working ,i even tried to install again android 7 and its works fine with same usb stick but with custom firmware not working even rename update.zip
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: oxanna on June 22, 2017, 03:19:22 AM
p.cristi

 no news from himedia team To read the new 4k full 1.1 movies with menus, with AACS2 protection bypassed ???? Yet himedia player can not read these movies:
Puffs 2,  patriots days,inferno , la la land . How can you great technicians can not you be up to egreat team ???
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Combi on June 24, 2017, 06:51:37 PM
 Try rename it to update worked for me
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gege86 on June 26, 2017, 05:10:14 PM
I installed Q10 PRO ANDROID 5.1 TO ANDROID 7 MIGRATION FIRMWARE and then HMD-2.0.0. I tested => not network and no Wi-Fi. I installed HMD-2.0.1 => no network and no Wi-Fi. I installed the last custom firmware HMD-2.0.3 and the result is the same as the previous, no network and no Wi-Fi. The hardware should be the same for all the Q10 pro so, I do not understand why for me I have this problem and for other devices not this kind of problem.
Consequently I downgraded my Q10 pro and I reinstalled HMD-1.0.9 the network and Wi-Fi work correctly then I installed the last CF in android 5.1 =>HMD-1.1.0 everything ok
So I would to now, why with my Q10 pro it is impossible to upgrade in HMD-2.X.X and android 7?

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hans salim on June 27, 2017, 08:09:47 AM
i rename my update zip but facing same problem box cant detect custom firmware
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on June 27, 2017, 08:44:54 AM
I installed Q10 PRO ANDROID 5.1 TO ANDROID 7 MIGRATION FIRMWARE and then HMD-2.0.0. I tested => not network and no Wi-Fi. I installed HMD-2.0.1 => no network and no Wi-Fi. I installed the last custom firmware HMD-2.0.3 and the result is the same as the previous, no network and no Wi-Fi. The hardware should be the same for all the Q10 pro so, I do not understand why for me I have this problem and for other devices not this kind of problem.
Consequently I downgraded my Q10 pro and I reinstalled HMD-1.0.9 the network and Wi-Fi work correctly then I installed the last CF in android 5.1 =>HMD-1.1.0 everything ok
So I would to now, why with my Q10 pro it is impossible to upgrade in HMD-2.X.X and android 7?

This is the first time I've heard of no network on Q10 Pro Android 7 firmware.

As far as I know all Q10 Pro hardware is the same.

Where did you buy your Q10 Pro from?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gege86 on June 27, 2017, 10:46:00 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on June 28, 2017, 09:00:35 AM
That other post was about not getting auto DHCP IP allocation.

Does your network hardware work at all? Can you see any wifi networks in Settings - Network?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gege86 on June 28, 2017, 01:58:26 PM
For all the upgrade version 2.X.X i have network problem
With Ethernet => the status is connected but the auto detection does not work and everything stay at zero like IP: 0.0.0.0
with the Wi-Fi after connexion noting operate 
for all the previous version 1.X.X i have no problem of network, Ethernet auto detection => ok and Wifi also so it is why for the moment i chose to downgrade my Q10 pro
thanks for yours replies and sorry for my english
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on July 08, 2017, 03:20:02 AM
Hi pcristi, eagerly waiting for the 2.0.4 version. Cheers!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dorol on July 08, 2017, 06:23:01 AM
Hi pcristi, eagerly waiting for the 2.0.4 version. Cheers!

+1
A bug found in 2.0.4 (Kodi): via NFS share,  kodi player is default.
Same share but via SMB, wrapper is default.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on July 08, 2017, 04:00:00 PM
Q10 Pro CFW 2.0.4 is here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/a6bs33cbxcjzccl/update_Q10Pro_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17.3shitty%29_HMD-2.0.4_2017-07-05.174159.zip

It's working great! So far so good!

Thanks pcristi! Cheers! :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on July 08, 2017, 09:50:28 PM
 :) :) :) :) Thanks Pcristi as usely ; )
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Pano76 on July 08, 2017, 10:55:35 PM
You, sir, are legendary. Many thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Jesmon on July 09, 2017, 11:33:43 AM
Hi, love the custom firmware thanks for your work. Is there any way to disable the startup sound?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 09, 2017, 12:04:30 PM
Read your's new mail from Gmail or Uninstall Gmail apps.

Hi, love the custom firmware thanks for your work. Is there any way to disable the startup sound?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Jesmon on July 09, 2017, 12:24:56 PM
Ahhh thanks so much! I will give it a go.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gege86 on July 09, 2017, 02:36:56 PM
Thanks for the CF 2.0.4, it work well  :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: henbrink on July 09, 2017, 07:16:46 PM
Thanks so much. Works and looks great !!

@pcristi - one remaining small issue with Netflix.

Latest custom  firmware crashes netflix after each episode.  :-\ have to restart netflix after every episode or movie.
Is it fixable? Tia  8)
Btw this happened with fw 2.03 also. Was working perfect with 5.1.1.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on July 09, 2017, 09:25:37 PM
Great job! :)
futeko, still some applications (polish ipla application) report a DRM error, the rooted device. Can this be solved?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 09, 2017, 10:09:19 PM
Report rooted device ???
 Did you run Custom Firmware 2.0.4?

Great job! :)
futeko, still some applications (polish ipla application) report a DRM error, the rooted device. Can this be solved?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on July 09, 2017, 10:17:40 PM
Report rooted device ???
 Did you run Custom Firmware 2.0.4?

Great job! :)
futeko, still some applications (polish ipla application) report a DRM error, the rooted device. Can this be solved?
Yes, the firmware Q10 Pro is CFM 2.04. I'm sorry for my English :). Translator in google.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodi08 on July 10, 2017, 07:24:21 AM
I noticed a problem with 3D Bluray support. I have the 3D flip eyes effect.

Can some else confirm the problem with the current firmware and/or is there a config setting to flip the frame order?

UPDATE: seems to be a problem with the ISO file - another 3D ISO played well...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: changmo2 on July 10, 2017, 07:34:39 AM
I am the owner of custom firmware.
Thank you so much.

If you put the change log together, it will be a lot of notice. I beg you.
You used change logs once ...??

have a nice day. :) :) ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on July 10, 2017, 08:17:54 AM
With the latest 2.0.4 firmware what are the differences/changes/improvements  between the official firmware and the customised firmware, thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Gunther99 on July 10, 2017, 12:06:12 PM
Hello, can you tell me when the custom firmware 2.0.4 is coming for the Q5 Pro ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: TheBaron on July 10, 2017, 12:30:53 PM
I'm just in the upgrade process for my Q10 Pro.

Coming from 1.08 I first upgraded to official 2.01, which worked, then started the upgrade to custom 2.04.

Waiting for the Himedia start screen to show up now for 45 minutes. Should I wait any longer or is something wrong and I should start over again?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on July 10, 2017, 12:50:06 PM
I'm just in the upgrade process for my Q10 Pro.

Coming from 1.08 I first upgraded to official 2.01, which worked, then started the upgrade to custom 2.04.

Waiting for the Himedia start screen to show up now for 45 minutes. Should I wait any longer or is something wrong and I should start over again?

Thanks

You should upgrade to 2.0.3 first, then to 2.0.4. I did it like this several times in the last days and I did not have any issues.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: TheBaron on July 10, 2017, 05:21:48 PM
I'm just in the upgrade process for my Q10 Pro.

Coming from 1.08 I first upgraded to official 2.01, which worked, then started the upgrade to custom 2.04.

Waiting for the Himedia start screen to show up now for 45 minutes. Should I wait any longer or is something wrong and I should start over again?

Thanks

You should upgrade to 2.0.3 first, then to 2.0.4. I did it like this several times in the last days and I did not have any issues.

Yes, that worked, but I had to downgrade to 1.08 and redo the upgrade steps. Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: imats on July 11, 2017, 07:15:13 AM
If I already have official 2.0.4 installed, I can install the Custum directly, right?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on July 11, 2017, 07:35:51 AM
If I already have official 2.0.4 installed, I can install the Custum directly, right?
Yes.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: imats on July 11, 2017, 07:59:00 AM
If I already have official 2.0.4 installed, I can install the Custum directly, right?
Yes.

Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on July 11, 2017, 09:14:44 AM
CFW2.0.4 works beautifully so far. Thank you, PCristi. You rock.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: flep26 on July 11, 2017, 10:20:24 AM
Hello everyone ,

My Q10 PRO is currently in custom 2.0.2

What is the procedure for switching to custom 2.0.4?

Can I install custom 2.0.3 and custom 2.0.4, or do I have to go through the official?

thank you in advance  :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on July 11, 2017, 10:37:31 AM
When is the q5 pro custom Ready?

Thx
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on July 11, 2017, 01:22:32 PM
I am planning on installing the custom firmware 2.0.4
Will there be an update added to remove the bottom navigation bar for 2.0.4?
I wouldn't mind the bar if it could be hidden as in the beelink box I tried once,  but I just love the himedia picture and sound quality.  ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 11, 2017, 01:34:53 PM
Will there be an update added to remove the bottom navigation bar for 2.0.4?

The pcristi custom firmwares always remove the nav bar.

Or it can be removed from official 2.0.4 as follows (also provided by pcristi):

* Remove bottom navigation bar in firmware 2.0.4? - Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?1gf285u9nkybaey. - Rename disable_android_navigation_bar_(CFW)_HMD-2.0.4.zip to update.zip and copy to USB pen flash. - Back your sensitive data / kodi /etc... - Apply update.zip from Setting/Upgrade/Local Upgrade
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on July 11, 2017, 05:22:21 PM
Hi Pcristi, please are you going to be creating the Q4 PRO custom 2.0.4 ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on July 11, 2017, 11:39:50 PM
So, I download the file,  rename to update.zip and copy to a usb flash drive?  Do I extract the file onto the usb flash drive?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on July 11, 2017, 11:57:08 PM
So, I download the file,  rename to update.zip and copy to a usb flash drive?  Do I extract the file onto the usb flash drive?
Rename file to update.zip not extract.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on July 12, 2017, 12:15:28 AM
I was hoping to download the 2.0.4 custom firmware but notice it's not available yet?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on July 12, 2017, 07:28:35 AM
Go to first post, first link, then under Android-7, you will find 2.0.4. Android 7 only.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 12, 2017, 09:50:33 AM
The opening post has been updated with new pcristi version 2.0.4 custom firmwares for Q5 and Q10 Pro.

These firmwares have a notable new feature, 5.1 AUDIO PASSTHROUGH IN ANY VERSION OF KODI / SPMC 17+ (not 7.1 HD-Audio).

So no more 'shitty' Kodi builds.

A massive thanks to pcristi.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on July 12, 2017, 11:06:36 AM
2.0.4 custom is flashable over 2.0.3 official?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 12, 2017, 11:17:37 AM
2.0.4 custom is flashable over 2.0.3 official?

Yes.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sbako90 on July 12, 2017, 12:17:34 PM
Hi, the 2.0.4 is a stable version? I have the old Android 5.1 1.1.0 installed on my Q10 PRO.
Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on July 12, 2017, 01:07:30 PM
If I have the 2.0.4 Official firmware can I install the 2.0.4 custom?  Or can it be only installed over the 2.0.3?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on July 12, 2017, 01:26:05 PM
If I have the 2.0.4 Official firmware can I install the 2.0.4 custom?  Or can it be only installed over the 2.0.3?
Yes, you can install from 2.0.4 official fw.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on July 12, 2017, 02:21:08 PM
The opening post has been updated with new pcristi version 2.0.4 custom firmwares for Q5 and Q10 Pro.

These firmwares have a notable new feature, 5.1 AUDIO PASSTHROUGH IN ANY VERSION OF KODI / SPMC 17+ (not 7.1 HD-Audio).

So no more 'shitty' Kodi builds.

A massive thanks to pcristi.

Hello, I inslalled PCristi's CFW2.0.4 from his own link by being sent a link from him personally, and according to his description of CFW2.0.4, it is STILL BASED on 'Shitty"Kodi 17.3. What's the reality? Thanks.

LATER EDIT: PCristi contacted me, the forum and Futeko are right, I got an earlier revision fo CFW2.0.4, now I upgrade it to the latest version.
Question: is there any VISIBLE difference between Kodi 17.3shitty and 17.4RC1 worth upgrading, or performance increase?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 12, 2017, 02:43:43 PM
@mihailuican
For Q10Pro a new update files upload to mediafire please do [re]download use link from OP.


Hello, I inslalled PCristi's CFW2.0.4 from his own link by being sent a link from him personally, and according to his description of CFW2.0.4, it is STILL BASED on 'Shitty"Kodi 17.3. What's the reality? Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on July 12, 2017, 04:20:29 PM
I'm contemplating on whether to switch over to the custom firmware (q5 pro).  What are the improvements / changes in doing so?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dukunmagic on July 12, 2017, 04:58:19 PM
Hi, How to downgrade back to 2.03 from this 2.04 Custom firmware ?
I have copy 2.03 update.zip to usb, press & hold "upgrade" button + power on, then release..
but what appears is android "error" logo (slept android with red ! sign on it).
Please help.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on July 12, 2017, 06:30:39 PM
Hello,

Today I installed the following version:

update_Q10Pro themednoNavBar26Kodi17.2RC1shitty%29_HMD-2.0.1_2017-01-10.164949

Mod Kodi on this version looks promising :),I'm missing visualization only.Unfortunately, youtube still starts at the lowest resolution ,and changing it with Rii remote controller  is impossible.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gaku on July 12, 2017, 06:58:46 PM
Do I still have to install the "[PATCH] More auto framerate switching - HIMEDIAPLAYER " for the latest cfw?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sherakin on July 12, 2017, 07:27:26 PM
Do I still have to install the "[PATCH] More auto framerate switching - HIMEDIAPLAYER " for the latest cfw?

yes
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: flep26 on July 14, 2017, 08:47:03 AM
Hello pcristi,

With you last version : update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159 => https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e)

is "[PATCH] More auto framerate switching - HIMEDIAPLAYER"  implemented  automatically ?

You do great job , THX  ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 14, 2017, 08:49:18 AM
Hello,

Today I installed the following version:

update_Q10Pro themednoNavBar26Kodi17.2RC1shitty%29_HMD-2.0.1_2017-01-10.164949

Mod Kodi on this version looks promising :),I'm missing visualization only.Unfortunately, youtube still starts at the lowest resolution ,and changing it with Rii remote controller  is impossible.

You should install the most recent pcristi custom firmware, 2.0.4.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 14, 2017, 08:49:56 AM
No, if you need it must manual install from dedicate topic.
Hello pcristi,

is "[PATCH] More auto framerate switching - HIMEDIAPLAYER"  implemented  automatically ?

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 14, 2017, 08:50:41 AM
Hello pcristi,

With you last version : update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159 => https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e)

is "[PATCH] More auto framerate switching - HIMEDIAPLAYER"  implemented  automatically ?

You do great job , THX  ;)

See answers immediately above your post.

Answer is no. You still need to install that patch.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: flep26 on July 14, 2017, 09:07:40 AM
THX for your feedback
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on July 14, 2017, 10:46:39 AM
Thks pcristi for the custom fw which loaded yesterday . Not sure re the white v icons etc, but will wait and see, seem eerie.  ???

However love the kodi  shitty build layout. Pure functionality, nothing pretentious and all readily availiable on one screen.  Great, except when restoring my back up, it reloaded the kodi standard estuary build 17.3. Can restore by reloading fw again, but prior to doing so  would ask

Whilst rrading through thread note you have a  shitty apk in your mediafire  link. Is that the shitty build 17.4 rc1  which is included in the fw update, and could i download that and would that install like kodi does when they release a new version?

 If not will do re-install but coukd you clarify  before do new back uwhat do I have to leave out so my back up would integrate within your build?
Addons, Addon data,Favourites,gui sertiings,sources and addon settings im thinking wouldn't affect it.

many thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 14, 2017, 12:12:15 PM
@Icarium20

When Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/ not exit and Kodi is install after reboot  Estuary MOD skin will preset again.
Anyway can reinstall Estuary MOD skin from repository.guilouz (https://github.com/Guilouz/repository.guilouz)
Estuary MOD - KODI 17 support Kodi forum here (https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=267343).
Credits go to Guilouz.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on July 14, 2017, 03:33:01 PM
Pcristi

Okay many thanks

I'll upload Guilouz repository and hopefully be able to get thst skin back ( thought this was called build).  When trying to orientate myself around the build, with very "Tired blinkers ", thought I recall 2/3 repos plus the imdm and tradck lists, which presume part of the Guilouzrepo install..

Will upload Guilouz repo but could you link me the other repo which was there, since  it's on your system must be worth a look.

Thanks to you and Guilouz and hopefully over weekend can get it all sorted.
Cheers
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on July 14, 2017, 07:06:43 PM
Hello,

Today I installed the following version:

update_Q10Pro themednoNavBar26Kodi17.2RC1shitty%29_HMD-2.0.1_2017-01-10.164949

Mod Kodi on this version looks promising :),I'm missing visualization only.Unfortunately, youtube still starts at the lowest resolution ,and changing it with Rii remote controller  is impossible.

You should install the most recent pcristi custom firmware, 2.0.4.

I'm sorry my mistake :) I currently have installed version update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159

PS. Visualisations works fine, but Rii remote controller works worse than previous versions firmware
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on July 14, 2017, 10:48:25 PM
pcristi: Can we install this CFW 2.0.4 on the official 2.0.4 or just on the the official 2.0.3 (as the OP description says)?

THY!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 14, 2017, 11:31:19 PM
Yes, follow restore method.

pcristi: Can we install this CFW 2.0.4 on the official 2.0.4 or just on the the official 2.0.3 (as the OP description says)?

THY!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nikshine on July 15, 2017, 04:24:20 AM
What is the different between pcristi custom firmwareand the original HMD2.0.4 firmware?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: changmo2 on July 15, 2017, 04:56:47 AM
I installed update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159.
However, it is not a kodi 17.4 version.
Please confirm. :)


 And is the version of the Himedia version changed to the old version? This is the Himedia play before 2.0.3.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on July 15, 2017, 08:17:11 AM
From the CFW 2.0.4 changelog: - New HiMediaVideoPlayer(VideoPlayer VideoPlay) not accept AirMouse/HiControl inputs

Is this just with the CFW or with the official 2.0.4 also?

And what does it mean exactly in the case of an airmouse? It just doesn't react to the mouse pointer or entirely, even the buttons are useless?!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 15, 2017, 08:41:43 AM
New HiMediaVideoPlayer is like that in both official and CFW 2.0.4.
For restore old HiMediaVideoPlayer download restore(old_player)_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411(AirMouse_inputs_support).zip (http://www.mediafire.com/file/nfx0n7ms0xmaakq/restore%28old_player%29_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411%28AirMouse_inputs_support%29.zip) rename to update.zip and apply from Setting/Upgrade/Local Upgrade. In case want new HiMediaVideoPlayer again use this update.zip with restore method.

From the CFW 2.0.4 changelog: - New HiMediaVideoPlayer(VideoPlayer VideoPlay) not accept AirMouse/HiControl inputs

Is this just with the CFW or with the official 2.0.4 also?

And what does it mean exactly in the case of an airmouse? It just doesn't react to the mouse pointer or entirely, even the buttons are useless?!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on July 16, 2017, 08:44:17 AM
Hello again!

I have seen that in your latest "fixed" release: update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159 you have changed the HiMedia Player to an older version. From what original firmware version is this HiMedia Player version ripped?

Thanks for the reply!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 16, 2017, 11:31:59 AM
HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411 is use in HiMedia 2.0.3/CFW 2.0.3.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on July 16, 2017, 01:35:05 PM
Latest custom firmware is working perfectly. Netflix, HBO Go and everyting else is working as it should. I do not have enough thanks to give to @pcristi.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: edsirio on July 16, 2017, 03:59:45 PM
Hello to everybody,

i've installed 2.04 official and then, after some small problem to the internal hdd, i tried the custom firmware. Unfortunately i came back to the official, the system was too slow and no possibility to read the internal hdd.

Just for your information, with official firmware no problem for some days, then no possibility to write to the internal hdd, i still do not understand why. I've installed Flud as torrent client, with the download of my preferred files to the internal hdd. Today morning i had an error and from that, the hdd is "read only". Someone of you have had some similar problem and found the solution?
Now i'm waiting after re-install of official firmware, to try to copy some file into the hdd and understand if everything's normal again.

Anyway, the custom firmware needs to be installed to the old 2.03 or over the new 2.04 official also? if yes to the second way, some reason about the impossibility to recognise the hdd?

thanks to who will help me

regards
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: eruo1 on July 16, 2017, 08:16:14 PM
New HiMediaVideoPlayer is like that in both official and CFW 2.0.4.
For restore old HiMediaVideoPlayer download restore(old_player)_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411(AirMouse_inputs_support).zip (http://www.mediafire.com/file/nfx0n7ms0xmaakq/restore%28old_player%29_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411%28AirMouse_inputs_support%29.zip) rename to update.zip and apply from Setting/Upgrade/Local Upgrade. In case want new HiMediaVideoPlayer again use this update.zip with restore method.

From the CFW 2.0.4 changelog: - New HiMediaVideoPlayer(VideoPlayer VideoPlay) not accept AirMouse/HiControl inputs

Is this just with the CFW or with the official 2.0.4 also?

And what does it mean exactly in the case of an airmouse? It just doesn't react to the mouse pointer or entirely, even the buttons are useless?!

Thank you!
@Pcristi, I am unable to restore the new HimediaVideoPlayer using this patch. Could you help confirm it works?

Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 16, 2017, 08:31:15 PM
@Pcristi, I am unable to restore the new HimediaVideoPlayer using this patch. Could you help confirm it works?

Thank you

Yes is works for me.
Look like new recovery from FW 2.0.4 don't accepted from first try, sometime need to try 2 times consecutive.
So download restore(old_player)_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411(AirMouse_inputs_support).zip, rename to update.zip copy to USB stick.
Apply from Setting/Upgrade/Local Upgrade/USB_x to get old player HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411 from CFW 2.0.3.
In case want new HiMediaVideoPlayer(VideoPlayer VideoPlay) again use this update.zip with restore method(paper clip).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 17, 2017, 01:15:19 AM
Latest custom firmware is working perfectly. Netflix, HBO Go and everyting else is working as it should. I do not have enough thanks to give to @pcristi.

Many thanks @tmihai20 for first cups of coffee.

So after years of support CFW for HiMedia devices is time to make public a link for people witch like my work and want to drink a coffee together.
Please visit (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/02e5/k12efhxnxhhhbmazg.jpg?size_id=2) (https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX) Thank you.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dddp on July 17, 2017, 02:15:29 AM
edited

Anyway, the custom firmware needs to be installed to the old 2.03 or over the new 2.04 official also? - EDIT, i read back and it seems you can install over official 2.04 using the "restore" method - how does this method work please? I'm sorry, i'm fairly new to this process

as the post above says - can the custom firmware be installed over the official 2.04 version?

Hoping to regain high definition multi channel audio, DTS-HD etc, that i had under android 5 and 1.09 firmware but updating to android 7 and 2.04 seems to have been lost in the official 2.04 firmware

any help greatly appreciated, thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: eruo1 on July 17, 2017, 04:26:12 AM
@Pcristi, I am unable to restore the new HimediaVideoPlayer using this patch. Could you help confirm it works?

Thank you

Yes is works for me.
Look like new recovery from FW 2.0.4 don't accepted from first try, sometime need to try 2 times consecutive.
So download restore(old_player)_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411(AirMouse_inputs_support).zip, rename to update.zip copy to USB stick.
Apply from Setting/Upgrade/Local Upgrade/USB_x to get old player HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411 from CFW 2.0.3.
In case want new HiMediaVideoPlayer(VideoPlayer VideoPlay) again use this update.zip with restore method(paper clip).

Thank you @Pcristi. It works like a charm.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: q10pro1 on July 17, 2017, 02:58:00 PM
With this CFW 2.0.4 also play dvd.iso with HIMEDIAplay or not?
thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 17, 2017, 03:03:52 PM
With this CFW 2.0.4 also play dvd.iso with HIMEDIAplay or not?
thank you

NO. Are not Android player witch can deal proper with dvd.iso format. Please read OP.
The custom firmwares have an improved user interface including skinned Media Player, update and add apps, and in some cases fix bugs.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dukunmagic on July 19, 2017, 05:21:23 AM
Hi, I've installed 2.04 custom firmware, and everything seems Good so far.

1 thing that I notice and am still a bit confused is on playing Blu-Ray TV Show with menu just like DVD Menu.
For example : Blu-Ray "Friends" Season 8 where the folder contains several episodes.
Kodi won't play.
It will work only if I browse to the file folder, and select index.bdmv by hold & press, then choose "Play using..", I choose Video Player,
then it plays but only first episode, then stop. It doesn't continue to next episode, nor show the Blu-Ray / DVD Menu where we can choose the episodes.

I finally seems to be able to play it correctly (show menu) if I change the wrapper setting to Kodi Player.

Could somebody confirm on these below :
1. If we want to play Blu-Ray with correct audio, framerate, etc, better set wrapper to use himedia internal video player.
2. if we need to play DVD Menu DVD or Blu-Ray copy, then we need to set to Kodi player.
Is that correct ?

Is there any other simpler solution then to change wrapper setting ?
Do we need to restart / reboot Q10 Pro everytime we change wrapper setting for it to take effect ?

Will Futeko enhance their internal  video player to be able to play DVD Menu correctly ? in the coming firmware probably ?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pepok on July 19, 2017, 11:37:29 AM
Hi pcristi,
Thanks for your effort.
I cannot download the new 2.0.4 custom firmware via Mediafire (after signing up to it).
What should I do ?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 19, 2017, 11:44:56 AM
Hi pcristi,
Thanks for your effort.
I cannot download the new 2.0.4 custom firmware via Mediafire (after signing up to it).
What should I do ?
Thanks.

You don't have to sign up for mediafire. Just click on the download link and it will start downloading. What platform/browser are you using?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pepok on July 20, 2017, 01:55:51 AM
Thanks Futeko,
It's solved and the firmware works very well (w Kodi 17.3 Krypton 5.1 passthrough option on native media player)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pereira69 on July 20, 2017, 01:52:28 PM
Hello pcristi, will it be possible to adapt to 2.0.4 with the new youtube 2.0  4k? I can not remove the youtube icon from the main page, I think it would be a good idea to adapt this type image 2.0.4.1 with the new youtube 4k; I'm sorry for my english.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on July 20, 2017, 02:14:24 PM
Hello pcristi!

Maybe you would know this better: does the HiMediaPlayer in official 2.0.4 have any other issues/deficits compared to the 2.0.3 version rather than the airmouse incompatibility? Any other reasons why you choose to change back to the older version?!

I'm hesitating to choose, so if the newest HimediaPlayer is otherwise OK (and not any lamer than the 2.0.3 version), than I guess I will go with your latest "Fixed" CFW 2.0.4 and reinstall the original 2.0.4 HiMediaPlayer.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 20, 2017, 03:01:39 PM
Hello pcristi, will it be possible to adapt to 2.0.4 with the new youtube 2.0  4k? I can not remove the youtube icon from the main page, I think it would be a good idea to adapt this type image 2.0.4.1 with the new youtube 4k; I'm sorry for my english.

Please read "How to change home screen apps?"  from Q5/Q10 Pro FAQ (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1517.0) topic GUI sections.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: davy28 on July 20, 2017, 04:50:52 PM
Hello everyone,

Following this forum for a few months now. And very happy with Pcristi's Firmware for my Q10 Pro.
I just installed the new 2.0.4 firmware and liked the new himedia player from previous version (2.0.4 original) more.
But can't seem to find the update.zip to go back to new version..

Is there anyone who can help me with that?

Keep it up Pcrisiti, really great work!!

Thanks.

Cheers,
Davy
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pereira69 on July 20, 2017, 05:28:37 PM
Hello pcristi, will it be possible to adapt to 2.0.4 with the new youtube 2.0  4k? I can not remove the youtube icon from the main page, I think it would be a good idea to adapt this type image 2.0.4.1 with the new youtube 4k; I'm sorry for my english.

Please read "How to change home screen apps?"  from Q5/Q10 Pro FAQ (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1517.0) topic GUI sections.

Fantastico pcristi, excellent work, my friend, thank you very much.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 20, 2017, 06:33:30 PM
Hello everyone,

Following this forum for a few months now. And very happy with Pcristi's Firmware for my Q10 Pro.
I just installed the new 2.0.4 firmware and liked the new himedia player from previous version (2.0.4 original) more.
But can't seem to find the update.zip to go back to new version..

Is there anyone who can help me with that?

Keep it up Pcrisiti, really great work!!

Thanks.

Cheers,
Davy

New HiMediaVideoPlayer is like that in both official and CFW 2.0.4.
For restore old HiMediaVideoPlayer download restore(old_player)_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411(AirMouse_inputs_support).zip (http://www.mediafire.com/file/nfx0n7ms0xmaakq/restore%28old_player%29_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411%28AirMouse_inputs_support%29.zip) rename to update.zip and apply from Setting/Upgrade/Local Upgrade. In case want new HiMediaVideoPlayer again use this update.zip with restore method.

Look like new recovery from FW 2.0.4 don't accepted from first try, sometime need to try 2 times consecutive.
So download restore(old_player)_HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411(AirMouse_inputs_support).zip, rename to update.zip copy to USB stick.
Apply from Setting/Upgrade/Local Upgrade/USB_x to get old player HiMediaVideoPlayer_1.0.11_HMD_0411 from CFW 2.0.3.
In case want new HiMediaVideoPlayer(VideoPlayer VideoPlay) again use this update.zip with restore method(paper clip).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: davy28 on July 22, 2017, 10:36:09 AM
Thanks Pcristi,

Works perfectly.

Cheers,
Davy
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: edsirio on July 22, 2017, 07:06:48 PM
hello guys, hello Pcristi

first of all thanks for your continuous effort in order to give us a good firmware. I've installed today the Custom 2.04 over the official 2.03 as per some instruction here in the forum. Let me say that I've tried to install it over the official 2.04 but big problem of speed i faced after the re- start of the devise Q10pro.
I've tried many time to set the device but nothing, many waiting time after  any command and i came back to the official 2.04 without problem in the norma use. Even impossible to detect the internal HD.
Today again i've installed CF over the 2.03 (so, downgrade from 2.04 to 2.03) and then the configuration of Kodi. Ok, until that no problem and even the internal HD was ok.
Then, i've installed Flud for my use as client torrent, from that again big problem with the internal HD, at the moment it's only possible to read the HD but not write and Flus has stopped to work (the setting is to save the files to the sda1 (internal hd). After the first file, the system has crashed and the hd isn't writeable.

In this condition, i again need to load the official firmware if i want to copy something into the HD sda1.

This is my problem from the first time with custom firmware and Flud for torrent.

Someone has faced something like this?

Any suggestion is appreciated.

Thanks and good weekend
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on July 23, 2017, 01:40:10 AM
I love how the large icons on the home screen can be changed, eg skype, media player, etc.
I was thinking about downloading SOMC 17.  Nice that I would be avle to change the kodi icon on the homescreen. to SPMC.  Does this work well, eg with the wrapper?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: aleister on July 23, 2017, 11:25:15 AM
Im on official 2.04 , can i install the custom 2.04 over it?

It can make Trouble right?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on July 23, 2017, 03:18:36 PM
Im on official 2.04 , can i install the custom 2.04 over it?

It can make Trouble right?

Thanks
[/quote

Iasked the same question.  I was told it is ok to install over 2:04 official.  I love it, especially how you can customise the large icons to what you want to show on the home screeb.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: oxanna on July 24, 2017, 12:04:06 AM
edited

Anyway, the custom firmware needs to be installed to the old 2.03 or over the new 2.04 official also? - EDIT, i read back and it seems you can install over official 2.04 using the "restore" method - how does this method work please? I'm sorry, i'm fairly new to this process

as the post above says - can the custom firmware be installed over the official 2.04 version?

Hoping to regain high definition multi channel audio, DTS-HD etc, that i had under android 5 and 1.09 firmware but updating to android 7 and 2.04 seems to have been lost in the official 2.04 firmware

any help greatly appreciated, thank you
and it is for that I continues to prefer Android 5.1 with firmware 1.1.0 and don't apply as anywhere it was not update, because all firmware are not perfet.
for example they not read the new film 4k Uhd full 1.1 with menu that competitor Egreat while read very good.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 24, 2017, 12:44:33 AM
@oxanna
Keep discussion on topic Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on July 24, 2017, 01:01:52 PM
Good morning pcristi, please is there a way to install the new Himedia player, on any of the Android 5 version custom firmwares  ?

I really miss the BD-ROM/DVD-ROM support and considering rolling back to version 1.0.9 for instance.

Regards.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: insomniac on July 25, 2017, 09:10:27 AM
Hello and goodmorning to all .

First of all good job Pcristi!

 I do love my live wallpaper ( earth and moon ) which i can use again.  I really do love my 5.1 dts sound, and its kinda  stupid that Himedia  sells a "top notch" media player with kodi installed  and yet doesnt address the multichannel problem.   

So far all works fine, even the 5Ghz wifi connection ( i had to change channel on my router to find it but it works! )

Then i hooked it up by cable again.......and  i noticed something strange.  With all other firmwares it would boost a 300Mbps .....now however a 90Mbps seems to be the best. So i rebooted my router. Same problem

Ok maybe just a bad connection right?  Well try again......same result. So i took the cable and connected it to my laptop....a stunning 303 Mbps again.

Anyone else noticed a dropping in internetspeed?


Kind Regards
M
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: edcam33 on July 25, 2017, 10:26:49 AM
Had the same problem with 204 update. Very slow speed. Had to go back to 203.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pepok on July 25, 2017, 11:33:06 AM
Hi,
Kodi 17 is coming already installed and customized on Custom Firmware. Can I uninstall and reinstall untouched  Kodi 17.4 or Kodi 18 to this firmware ? 
Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 25, 2017, 02:27:59 PM
Hi,
Kodi 17 is coming already installed and customized on Custom Firmware. Can I uninstall and reinstall untouched  Kodi 17.4 or Kodi 18 to this firmware ? 
Thanks.

Kodi 17.4RC1 is untouched, customization is apply over when box is boot if userdata not exist, so you can install any version you like Kodi17.x/18 just open it  before to restart box.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on July 25, 2017, 03:19:22 PM
there is no autostart option bei clicking menu on kodi?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 25, 2017, 06:02:59 PM
there is no autostart option bei clicking menu on kodi?

Go to 'My Apps' first.

Q5/Q10 Pro FAQ
Kodi - General

* How to make Kodi (or other app) launch on startup? Go to 'My Apps' from home screen, navigate to the app you want to auto-start, and press menu button on remote. The option to 'Default start' will appear over app icon.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on July 27, 2017, 08:30:13 AM
Sure,

but if i push there menu, there are two possibilities which are cutted off in the kodi Symbol:

- Standard ....
- Deinstallieren ..


???
I know ist from my 5.1 Android, that there was autostart there, but now ist gone
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Dutchie on July 27, 2017, 09:49:54 AM
Dear staff,

My compliments for your great products and very informative site. I try to install the new FW 2.0.4 Himedia Q10 Pro which I have purchased in February in the Netherlands at the "Media Markt". I have tried already for days to extract with WinZip, and WinRAR, without any luck the downloaded files 2.0.1, 2.0.3, and 2.0.4. I was on FW 2.0.3 and rolled back to FW 2.0.1. because of some issues. However, I do want to upgrade to FW 2.0.4. My request is would you be so kind to help me with the extracted files for my media player?  I do understand to install FW 2.0.3. first, and after install FW 2.0.4. I would be very grateful if someone could help me to attach the extracted FW and send it to my e-mail (instrhenny@gmail.com).
Respectfully,
Mr. Dutchie 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on July 27, 2017, 12:44:28 PM
i think you are the only one who haves Problems by extraction of te file?

Firmware is x hundred of MB, not possible to send it by Mail
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on July 27, 2017, 12:56:51 PM
Hi,

Did you download the official version or custom firmware version? Only the official version you need to extract

Dear staff,

My compliments for your great products and very informative site. I try to install the new FW 2.0.4 Himedia Q10 Pro which I have purchased in February in the Netherlands at the "Media Markt". I have tried already for days to extract with WinZip, and WinRAR, without any luck the downloaded files 2.0.1, 2.0.3, and 2.0.4. I was on FW 2.0.3 and rolled back to FW 2.0.1. because of some issues. However, I do want to upgrade to FW 2.0.4. My request is would you be so kind to help me with the extracted files for my media player?  I do understand to install FW 2.0.3. first, and after install FW 2.0.4. I would be very grateful if someone could help me to attach the extracted FW and send it to my e-mail (instrhenny@gmail.com).
Respectfully,
Mr. Dutchie
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on July 27, 2017, 01:54:34 PM
CFW is only to rename to update.zip
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Dutchie on July 28, 2017, 06:30:57 AM
Thanks for the responses. I did get the HiMedia Q10 Pro back to FW version 2.0.3. Don't ask me how I did it, but now I am as far as 4 days ago. After several attempts yesterday evening to update it to FW 2.0.4 I quit. Whatever file I download (Pcristi, Futeko) it refuses to update my Media player. I have used 3 flash drives from 8, 16, and 32 GB after a clean format, but it doesn't update, and if I get into the menu from my player it recognizes the flash drives but not the update! This morning I have tried again, but unfortunately............
I would be very happy with any suggestions on this forum, and I do hope to find a solution. Best regards to everyone from Dutchie. 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on July 28, 2017, 07:34:35 AM
Thanks for the responses. I did get the HiMedia Q10 Pro back to FW version 2.0.3. Don't ask me how I did it, but now I am as far as 4 days ago. After several attempts yesterday evening to update it to FW 2.0.4 I quit. Whatever file I download (Pcristi, Futeko) it refuses to update my Media player. I have used 3 flash drives from 8, 16, and 32 GB after a clean format, but it doesn't update, and if I get into the menu from my player it recognizes the flash drives but not the update! This morning I have tried again, but unfortunately............
I would be very happy with any suggestions on this forum, and I do hope to find a solution. Best regards to everyone from Dutchie.

Which method are you using and what happens exactly when you try to update?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Dutchie on July 28, 2017, 10:53:31 AM
I downloaded straight from "Pcristi and the Futeko" site, and for the Futeko FW is have used "WinZip and WinRAR" to extract which didn't work most of the time. Yesterday I was lucky and I did extract one file, but the media player mentioned according the menu "No Upgrade File". Of course I did use the pin in de reset button etc etc. Everything according and conform the installation manual from Futeko.
Best regards ..................... Dutchie
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on July 28, 2017, 11:12:26 AM
Probably you have problems with the  download or with your PC. Try another PC if you can, another browser etc. Try download from this web page:
http://www.himediatech.com/support.htm
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on July 28, 2017, 02:42:10 PM
I downloaded straight from "Pcristi and the Futeko" site, and for the Futeko FW is have used "WinZip and WinRAR" to extract which didn't work most of the time. Yesterday I was lucky and I did extract one file, but the media player mentioned according the menu "No Upgrade File". Of course I did use the pin in de reset button etc etc. Everything according and conform the installation manual from Futeko.
Best regards ..................... Dutchie

Download our archive (here (http://'http://www.mediafire.com/file/y6yq2cl483n6tl8/Q10_PRO_FIRMWARE._FUTEKO._HMD-2.0.4_2017-07-05.174159._Q10_PRO_MUST_HAVE_ANDROID_7_VERSION_2.0.3_INSTALLED_BEFORE_INSTALLING_THIS_FIRMWARE.zip')) again. If you download our official firmware it's a zip in a zip which has the advantage of it being impossible for the update.zip file to be corrupt (if the download was corrupt update.zip would not extract).

Use 7zip to unzip the contents of the downloaded zip to a freshly formatted FAT32 USB pen drive of 8GB size or less (7zip is simple free and I know it works).

Insert USB pen drive and boot box with restore button on back pressed.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Dutchie on July 29, 2017, 06:09:36 AM
Thank you all very much for your support on this site. I was very happy to receive a FW 2.0.4 file from someone, which I have installed and everything works fine now. It's still a mystery that I couldn't get it done with WinRAR or WinZip. I took me 4 days and I am grateful that with many thanks to this forum the problem has been solved.
Best regards for everyone,
Dutchie
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on July 29, 2017, 02:06:24 PM
Thank you all very much for your support on this site. I was very happy to receive a FW 2.0.4 file from someone, which I have installed and everything works fine now. It's still a mystery that I couldn't get it done with WinRAR or WinZip. I took me 4 days and I am grateful that with many thanks to this forum the problem has been solved.
Best regards for everyone,
Dutchie

You should use the latest version of WinRAR or 7Zip. It looks like an issue with your archive program.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: farlucco on July 30, 2017, 02:21:29 PM
problem with the custom firmware....
i came from 1.1.0 (custom 5.1 android)
i do all correct : 2.0.1 / 2.0.3 / 2.04
now i have the 2.0.4 official and i want to put the 2.0.4 custom od pcristi....
but when there is update and the circle goes, the bar of update stop at half ,with the robot image broken and a esclamative point red.
it reboot and remains the official 2.0.4
is this because i cant put the custom 2.0.4 over the official 2.0.4 ,but i can only with offcial 2.0.3 ?
is it possible the cause?
thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on July 30, 2017, 04:00:29 PM
problem with the custom firmware....
i came from 1.1.0 (custom 5.1 android)
i do all correct : 2.0.1 / 2.0.3 / 2.04
now i have the 2.0.4 official and i want to put the 2.0.4 custom od pcristi....
but when there is update and the circle goes, the bar of update stop at half ,with the robot image broken and a esclamative point red.
it reboot and remains the official 2.0.4
is this because i cant put the custom 2.0.4 over the official 2.0.4 ,but i can only with offcial 2.0.3 ?
is it possible the cause?
thanks

Try to update using the steps from this post http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2096.msg17443#msg17443 (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2096.msg17443#msg17443).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: farlucco on July 31, 2017, 11:44:56 AM
problem with the custom firmware....
i came from 1.1.0 (custom 5.1 android)
i do all correct : 2.0.1 / 2.0.3 / 2.04
now i have the 2.0.4 official and i want to put the 2.0.4 custom od pcristi....
but when there is update and the circle goes, the bar of update stop at half ,with the robot image broken and a esclamative point red.
it reboot and remains the official 2.0.4
is this because i cant put the custom 2.0.4 over the official 2.0.4 ,but i can only with offcial 2.0.3 ?
is it possible the cause?
thanks

Try to update using the steps from this post http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2096.msg17443#msg17443 (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2096.msg17443#msg17443).
Its exactly what i do,with difference that i put the 2.04 official before custom 2.04
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dheruer on July 31, 2017, 09:31:23 PM
Hi,

I just installed 2.04 custom and have a question about it. Is it normal that the buttons on the bottom of the screen (home, volume, recent apps etc) is no longer available?

Or is this a setting somewhere?

Any advice would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 31, 2017, 10:36:38 PM
Hi,

I just installed 2.04 custom and have a question about it. Is it normal that the buttons on the bottom of the screen (home, volume, recent apps etc) is no longer available?

Or is this a setting somewhere?

Any advice would be appreciated!

Woow did you miss bottom navigation bar :).

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?1gf285u9nkybaey.
- Rename disable_android_navigation_bar_(CFW)_HMD-2.0.4.zip to update.zip and copy to USB pen flash
- Backup your sensitive data / kodi /etc...
- Apply update.zip following restore method using paperclip to activated back.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dheruer on July 31, 2017, 11:40:46 PM
Hi pcristi,

I've done as instructed but still no bottom nav bar.

Any other suggestions? For some reason the home button on many keyboards (like my rii 8+ mini) doesn't work so i use it a lot :p
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: farlucco on August 01, 2017, 09:33:22 AM
Hi,

I just installed 2.04 custom and have a question about it. Is it normal that the buttons on the bottom of the screen (home, volume, recent apps etc) is no longer available?

Or is this a setting somewhere?

Any advice would be appreciated!


Could you help me with my problem pcristi?
I cant put your custom 2.04 on my original 2.04 !!!
I made all passage correctly...
Do i have to come back to 2.03 original for put your custom 2.04???
Thanks
Woow did you miss bottom navigation bar :).

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?1gf285u9nkybaey.
- Rename disable_android_navigation_bar_(CFW)_HMD-2.0.4.zip to update.zip and copy to USB pen flash
- Backup your sensitive data / kodi /etc...
- Apply update.zip following restore method using paperclip to activated back.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 01, 2017, 09:51:09 AM

Could you help me with my problem pcristi?
I cant put your custom 2.04 on my original 2.04 !!!
I made all passage correctly...
Do i have to come back to 2.03 original for put your custom 2.04???
Thanks

Try to install with paperclip 2-3 times consecutive, recovery from v2.0.4 not always want to install update.zip files.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: insomniac on August 02, 2017, 08:24:44 PM
Pcristi that cup of coffee is well deserved  enjoy it.

But didn't you notice dropping speeds? The 2.04 version somehow fucks up internetspeed (tested with speedtest)

Back to 2.03 and its back to 300Mbs every time.

Any ideas?

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 03, 2017, 12:20:06 AM
@insomniac thanks for coffee.
Not idea, please open new topic about this dropping speed and let's continue there problems look to be general related with FW v2.0.4 and not specific CFW.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: insomniac on August 03, 2017, 08:26:27 PM
Kids......wouldnt you just love to  :o them sometimes.

Well passed the dropping internetspeed issue by using the 2.03 version......and all worked fine for a while. Untill.....my daughter decided it was filmnight.
Uhhhh dad something is wrong i already tried a few settings......but there's something with the sound. Strange distortion.

So when i got home.......no more 5.1 dts. Lot of noise like pink noise.  When i disable audio passthrough  sound is normal....but no 5.1 option.
I tried all settings no succes. After a few tries I  installed a fresh 2.0.3. cfw

And still the same problem, no 5.1 sound.   So i tried diffrent HDMI cable ....nope same problem. Then i tried to play a mkv movie using a usb and himedia player instead of kodi.....No problem 5.1 sounds perfect.

Ok so its kodi........i went back to jarvis 16.1 and a perfect 5.1 sound.  So any ideas what might be wrong?  I installed a fresh 2.0.3 CFW, changed skin to AEON, installed convenant repository.  Didnt touch anything else.  So if someone could state the right settings for both H10 as kodi i could have a look if i can get the 5.1 dts working on kodi again.......because it should using a 2.0.3 version. ( it did before )

Kind regards
M
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on August 03, 2017, 10:00:59 PM
Maybe you need to reinstall KODI "shitty" build again. ?! DD and DTS won't work with normal KODI 17.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: insomniac on August 03, 2017, 10:07:56 PM
Hi Mount81

Thx for your reply,

I thought the 2.0.3 custom firmware came with the shitty build kodi ( 2.0.3 Fixes stability problems with official 2.0.3. Includes Kodi 'shitty' for 5.1 passthrough)

M
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on August 03, 2017, 10:14:55 PM
Hi Mount81

Thx for your reply,

I thought the 2.0.3 custom firmware came with the shitty build kodi ( 2.0.3 Fixes stability problems with official 2.0.3. Includes Kodi 'shitty' for 5.1 passthrough)

M

If it states, it does (I guess). So strange, but it seams that you've rather got the official KODI 17 on (just a guess). Maybe it did an auto update in the background somehow. Maybe you can check it in somewhere in the System info in KODI if it's the 'shitty' or not.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: insomniac on August 03, 2017, 11:17:05 PM
Well......

I uninstalled the kodi app  and installed the Kodi shitty build app.

Himedia  settings :
hdmi output RAW
spdif output  RAW
HBR output   RAW

KOdi settings
number of channels  :2.0  ( tried various configurations )
output configuration:  optimized
volume control : 90
maintain Original volume on downmix : activated
resample quality :  Medium
Keep audio device alive 1 min
send low volume noise : activated
Allow passthrough :  activated

all passthrough settings Dolby digital and so on  : activated

Tried both settings : set to kodi player and set to wrapper player.

And still.......no multichannel.

If i play from usb using himedia player .... crispy multichannel sound
So.......im going slightly insane  :-X lol.


Any final thoughts other than a big sledgehammer?  Im of to bed.........

thx !


                     
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jtm010101 on August 04, 2017, 12:24:51 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on August 05, 2017, 09:02:28 AM
In Kodi Output Config I found it is best to select "Best Match" as this sends the audio signal as close as to the original which "Optimized" doesn't. I'm not going to say this will solve your issue but the best match should in theory be the best setting.

Well......

I uninstalled the kodi app  and installed the Kodi shitty build app.

Himedia  settings :
hdmi output RAW
spdif output  RAW
HBR output   RAW

KOdi settings
number of channels  :2.0  ( tried various configurations )
output configuration:  optimized
volume control : 90
maintain Original volume on downmix : activated
resample quality :  Medium
Keep audio device alive 1 min
send low volume noise : activated
Allow passthrough :  activated

all passthrough settings Dolby digital and so on  : activated

Tried both settings : set to kodi player and set to wrapper player.

And still.......no multichannel.

If i play from usb using himedia player .... crispy multichannel sound
So.......im going slightly insane  :-X lol.


Any final thoughts other than a big sledgehammer?  Im of to bed.........

thx !


                     
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nvl611 on August 05, 2017, 10:20:18 AM
Google app not working :(((
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mackenzie on August 05, 2017, 11:37:21 AM
Does anyone have a problem with the Google Play Store in Q5 Pro Custom 2.0.4. ?? it just doesn't open for me.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: insomniac on August 05, 2017, 05:43:09 PM
Manley,

I reinstalled the 2.0.3 version for the 1.527.631 time. And  tried all settings ....again. And suddenly with best match the blue light on my Sony 5200es turned blue and DTS.

finally, happy again

And then......turning off the Q10Pro.
And as if this shitty box has a life of its own......   DTS  or any onther kinda multichannel  is gone and when i switch it back on 5 mins later.

Im going slightly insane.

So......today i unplugged it waited a few mins and hooked it up again. Not all Kodi settings were preserved,  settings set again and then......DTS was back and stayed that way.....

I dont know why or how.......but it finally works



Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 05, 2017, 09:40:05 PM
@nvl611, @Mackenzie
Sorry fixed, please redownload and apply from Settings/Upgrade/Local Upgrade/USB_x if still need it.

Repack of 05.08.2017 details on softpedia forum
https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__720#entry21498854
<<-- Removed.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on August 06, 2017, 06:45:22 AM
@nvl611, @Mackenzie
Sorry fixed, please redownload and apply from Settings/Upgrade/Local Upgrade/USB_x if still need it.

Repack of 05.08.2017 details on softpedia forum
https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__720#entry21498854

Is this new version also with downgraded HiMedia Player (from fw 2.0.3)?! And why did you downgraded it at first place? Because the lack of airmouse support, or something more serious?
As far as I know the HiMedia Player in 2.0.3 still had the HDR aspect ratio bug, or did you managed to fix with it somehow?

Thanks for the reply!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mackenzie on August 06, 2017, 09:28:38 AM
@nvl611, @Mackenzie
Sorry fixed, please redownload and apply from Settings/Upgrade/Local Upgrade/USB_x if still need it.

Repack of 05.08.2017 details on softpedia forum
https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__720#entry21498854

Thanks  pcristi!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 06, 2017, 12:54:42 PM

Is this new version also with downgraded HiMedia Player (from fw 2.0.3)?! And why did you downgraded it at first place? Because the lack of airmouse support, or something more serious?
As far as I know the HiMedia Player in 2.0.3 still had the HDR aspect ratio bug, or did you managed to fix with it somehow?

Thanks for the reply!

HDR aspect ratio bug is SDK bug binary library dependent and  not HiMediaVideoPlayer apk bug, so not present on CFW firmware v2.0.4 event HiMediaVideoPlayer is downgrade from 2.0.3 for Airmouse/HiControl input support. Nothing need to be fixed on HiMediaVideoPlayer apk.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on August 06, 2017, 03:36:21 PM
update from CFW 2.04 without losing settings etc?

push ...

update via local usb changes no Settings?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nvl611 on August 07, 2017, 04:48:53 PM
@nvl611, @Mackenzie
Sorry fixed, please redownload and apply from Settings/Upgrade/Local Upgrade/USB_x if still need it.

Repack of 05.08.2017 details on softpedia forum
https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__720#entry21498854

Thanks
But nbc sport not working (ver 2.7 remove amazone)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on August 08, 2017, 09:38:55 AM
direct flashing possible without losing data?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on August 08, 2017, 11:33:59 AM
If you flash it from within the existing firmware (and not by starting it with the back button pressed) it should upgrade without losing data.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on August 08, 2017, 12:20:50 PM
thx
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: szrobert on August 08, 2017, 07:39:51 PM
Hi, i use 2.04 CFW, but HiMediaVideoPlayer after watch movie no switch back display resolution, 1080/60p, stay 1080/24p and
display resolution switch from 1080/60p to 2160/60p....always....
I go back 2.01 CFW, everything ok...
Sorry bad english...

Robert
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 08, 2017, 11:11:35 PM
Sorry guys a new repack uploaded(08.08.2017)
- Revert to YouTube for Android TV 1.3.11
- Remove Velvet(Google search) 3.6.16.1614640
- Revert workaround Google search popups when first play with HiMediaVideoPlayer or HDMI status change.

Thanks Robert for reporting. Please download again if still need it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on August 09, 2017, 12:37:15 PM
Hello,

Today I installed the following version:

update_Q10Pro themednoNavBar26Kodi17.2RC1shitty%29_HMD-2.0.1_2017-01-10.164949

Mod Kodi on this version looks promising :),I'm missing visualization only.Unfortunately, youtube still starts at the lowest resolution ,and changing it with Rii remote controller  is impossible.

You should install the most recent pcristi custom firmware, 2.0.4.

I'm sorry my mistake :) I currently have installed version update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159

PS. Visualisations works fine, but Rii remote controller works worse than previous versions firmware

Today I preinstall Kodi and I can not install estuary mod v.2 pcristi do you have link for kodi with latest estuary mod?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 09, 2017, 02:21:24 PM

Today I preinstall Kodi and I can not install estuary mod v.2 pcristi do you have link for kodi with latest estuary mod?

Skin MOD - Estuary MOD - KODI 17
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=267343

Skin MOD - Estuary MOD V2 - KODI 18
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=306757

Download link Guilouz Repository
https://github.com/Guilouz/repository.guilouz/raw/master/_repo/repository.guilouz/repository.guilouz-1.0.3.zip
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: szrobert on August 09, 2017, 06:46:04 PM
Sorry guys a new repack uploaded(08.08.2017)
- Revert to YouTube for Android TV 1.3.11
- Remove Velvet(Google search) 3.6.16.1614640
- Revert workaround Google search popups when first play with HiMediaVideoPlayer or HDMI status change.

Thanks Robert for reporting. Please download again if still need it.

Network speed ok in latest 2.0.4 CFW?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 09, 2017, 06:54:34 PM
Network speed ok in latest 2.0.4 CFW?

Yes, a fix still keep it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: szrobert on August 09, 2017, 07:34:41 PM
Network speed ok in latest 2.0.4 CFW?

Yes, a fix still keep it.

Thanks!! :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Falko on August 09, 2017, 07:57:28 PM
Hi, Pcristi!

I have installed on my Q10pro your CFW 2.0.4 from 05.08.2017. (mediafire.com). In all respects, this FW is very satisfied with me. Just want to have NEW HiMediaPlayer! I do not need a mouse control. Can you please give advice on how to do this? Maybe you can place mediafire.com link with a HMP download file for replace from old to new?

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 09, 2017, 09:45:42 PM
Hi, Pcristi!

I have installed on my Q10pro your CFW 2.0.4 from 05.08.2017. (mediafire.com). In all respects, this FW is very satisfied with me. Just want to have NEW HiMediaPlayer! I do not need a mouse control. Can you please give advice on how to do this? Maybe you can place mediafire.com link with a HMP download file for replace from old to new?

http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg18226#msg18226
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: captvizcenzo on August 10, 2017, 04:59:12 AM
Hello, I just got my Q10 Pro from my local seller for a few days.
Could I install this CFW 2.0.4 over the official 2.0.4?

I'm having trouble getting my 4TB HDD to be used in the Q10 Pro, so probably I might try other firmware in case it will fix the problem.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on August 10, 2017, 06:44:38 AM
Hello, I just got my Q10 Pro from my local seller for a few days.
Could I install this CFW 2.0.4 over the official 2.0.4?

I'm having trouble getting my 4TB HDD to be used in the Q10 Pro, so probably I might try other firmware in case it will fix the problem.

Hi,
Yes you can but probably won't solve your problem. Search the forum for the many posts regarding issues with hard drives.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: captvizcenzo on August 10, 2017, 07:00:51 AM
Hello, I just got my Q10 Pro from my local seller for a few days.
Could I install this CFW 2.0.4 over the official 2.0.4?

I'm having trouble getting my 4TB HDD to be used in the Q10 Pro, so probably I might try other firmware in case it will fix the problem.

Hi,
Yes you can but probably won't solve your problem. Search the forum for the many posts regarding issues with hard drives.
No older firmware would help too? Even 2.0.1 or Android 5.1?

I did try a lot of stuff, formatting to GPT/NTFS which should work typically, MBR/NTFS by using minitool (because windows won't allow 4tb partition using MBR), formatting to EXT4 using minitool, delete volume and setup using Q10 Pro (android) storage setting itself, attach using my Seagate GoFlex adapter then format using laptop, clean the drive using diskpart and re-initialize, and probably others.
One thing works, which was formatting the drive to fat32. Here the Q10Pro sees the HDD as corrupted usb storage. I then use the storage setup in setting and all 4TB is visible in media center. However being fat32, it limits the file size to 4GB which is not ideal at all.
One thing I have yet to try is to connect to PC SATA port and format from there. 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on August 10, 2017, 07:42:58 AM
Hello, I just got my Q10 Pro from my local seller for a few days.
Could I install this CFW 2.0.4 over the official 2.0.4?

I'm having trouble getting my 4TB HDD to be used in the Q10 Pro, so probably I might try other firmware in case it will fix the problem.

Hi,
Yes you can but probably won't solve your problem. Search the forum for the many posts regarding issues with hard drives.
No older firmware would help too? Even 2.0.1 or Android 5.1?

I did try a lot of stuff, formatting to GPT/NTFS which should work typically, MBR/NTFS by using minitool (because windows won't allow 4tb partition using MBR), formatting to EXT4 using minitool, delete volume and setup using Q10 Pro (android) storage setting itself, attach using my Seagate GoFlex adapter then format using laptop, clean the drive using diskpart and re-initialize, and probably others.
One thing works, which was formatting the drive to fat32. Here the Q10Pro sees the HDD as corrupted usb storage. I then use the storage setup in setting and all 4TB is visible in media center. However being fat32, it limits the file size to 4GB which is not ideal at all.
One thing I have yet to try is to connect to PC SATA port and format from there.

Take a look at this topic and post your problem there if it persists.
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=41.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on August 10, 2017, 07:55:31 AM
One thing I have yet to try is to connect to PC SATA port and format from there.

This is the first thing you should have tried. As far as I know any other method you described supposed not to work.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: captvizcenzo on August 10, 2017, 08:22:25 AM
One thing I have yet to try is to connect to PC SATA port and format from there.

This is the first thing you should have tried. As far as I know any other method you described supposed not to work.
I will try with a direct sata connection to my PC motherboard. Hopefully, this will work right away.

Update: It works!
What I did:
1. Connect the HDD to direct sata connection in a desktop PC, turn on PC. Was surprised to see the HDD had 3 partitions. AFAIK last formatting on laptop via USB was 1 big partition.
2. Clean the disk using diskpart in windows.
3. Re-initialize the HDD  using the disk management in windows to GPT.
4. Format the HDD to NTFS, one partition. I check again with diskpart, there are 1 big partiton and 1 small reserve partition, I didn't bother to merge them.
5. Turn off PC, detach sata connection, and transfer HDD into Q10pro.
6. Turn on Q10pro, and boom! The HDD is seen in media center!

Well, I should have done this in the first place. Wasted one day trying to do it via USB.

PS: Sorry to post this here, since I started asking if the firmware could help, might as well finish it here.  ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on August 10, 2017, 06:35:11 PM
Any screen shots of  "update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159",as I am in CS of HMD-2.0.1.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 11, 2017, 09:06:12 AM
Any screen shots of  "update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159",as I am in CS of HMD-2.0.1.

Appearance is very similar (identical I think) to CS 2.0.1. It's worth the update. 2.0.4 is a better FW than 2.0.1 and other apps are updated.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 11, 2017, 10:40:52 AM
@parthi4k
Visit softpedia forum and click to spoiler
https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__702#entry21402864
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Grifone1893 on August 11, 2017, 10:56:19 PM
Hi, Pcristi!

I have installed on my Q10pro your CFW 2.0.4 from 05.08.2017. (mediafire.com). In all respects, this FW is very satisfied with me. Just want to have NEW HiMediaPlayer! I do not need a mouse control. Can you please give advice on how to do this? Maybe you can place mediafire.com link with a HMP download file for replace from old to new?

http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg18226#msg18226

Sorry pcristi, I don't understand how to revert to the new himediaplayer.
I have to reinstall from scratch with paper clip method, using the patch?
And if I'll use this method(paper clip) I will loose all my settings ?
thx
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nvl611 on August 12, 2017, 03:32:03 AM
how to enable location setting ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on August 12, 2017, 10:59:35 AM
how to enable location setting ?

Q5/Q10 Pro do not have GPS and there is no option for it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 12, 2017, 11:16:54 AM
how to enable location setting ?

Q5/Q10 Pro do not have GPS and there is no option for it.

Network location working, open google maps to allow.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on August 12, 2017, 09:08:30 PM
@parthi4k
Visit softpedia forum and click to spoiler
https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__702#entry21402864

I installed HMD 2.0.4, very nice.But Home page ICON transparency  level is too dark for me.Between 10-90,which level is for default?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 12, 2017, 11:15:20 PM
I installed HMD 2.0.4, very nice.But Home page ICON transparency  level is too dark for me.Between 10-90,which level is for default?

CFW use 40.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nvl611 on August 13, 2017, 03:31:42 PM
how to enable location setting ?

Q5/Q10 Pro do not have GPS and there is no option for it.

Network location working, open google maps to allow.

thankiu :D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on August 13, 2017, 06:07:49 PM
I installed HMD 2.0.4, very nice.But Home page ICON transparency  level is too dark for me.Between 10-90,which level is for default?

CFW use 40.

Install method is system>setting>upgrade.am i right?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 14, 2017, 09:26:12 AM
Install method is system>setting>upgrade.am i right?

No. Install should be by restore button on back of box.

The update process depends on the firmware you currently have installed.

You need official or custom 2.0.3 installed to install custom 2.0.4. See the official Q10 Pro 2.0.4 thread for info on updating to 2.0.3: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2096.0

See the opening post of this thread for info on installing 2.0.4 (when 2.0.3 is already installed): http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on August 14, 2017, 06:10:20 PM
Install method is system>setting>upgrade.am i right?

No. Install should be by restore button on back of box.

The update process depends on the firmware you currently have installed.

You need official or custom 2.0.3 installed to install custom 2.0.4. See the official Q10 Pro 2.0.4 thread for info on updating to 2.0.3: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2096.0

See the opening post of this thread for info on installing 2.0.4 (when 2.0.3 is already installed): http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.0

Dear Si,r I am asking about  "Home page ICON transparency  level" installation,not the firmware !!!!!!!!. Kindly see my previous post.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: zanande on August 15, 2017, 08:42:33 AM
Hi,

should I understand that with this custom firmware native kodi Dd dts is working (not the HD audio)?

- Add DD, DTS passthrough support for vanilla Kodi17/18/SPMC16.7.0/SPMC17

We need vanilla add-on ? What does it bring to audio stuff?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 15, 2017, 09:07:41 AM
Hi,

should I understand that with this custom firmware native kodi Dd dts is working (not the HD audio)?

- Add DD, DTS passthrough support for vanilla Kodi17/18/SPMC16.7.0/SPMC17

We need vanilla add-on ? What does it bring to audio stuff?

Thanks

Vanilla just means standard regular Kodi, as available in Play Store or from Kodi site.

Yes custom firmware has 5.1 audio passthrough in Kodi native player.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: zanande on August 16, 2017, 03:53:40 PM
Hi,

should I understand that with this custom firmware native kodi Dd dts is working (not the HD audio)?

- Add DD, DTS passthrough support for vanilla Kodi17/18/SPMC16.7.0/SPMC17

We need vanilla add-on ? What does it bring to audio stuff?

Thanks

Vanilla just means standard regular Kodi, as available in Play Store or from Kodi site.

Yes custom firmware has 5.1 audio passthrough in Kodi native player.

Ok thanks,

but i didn't manage to get 5.1 audio passtrough
I eanabled passthrough in Kodi,
setting I put RAW 5.1
with wrapper, it's working
no dts no DD  :-\

any idea ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on August 17, 2017, 05:36:31 PM
I would like to test Kodi 18 Leia and Estuary Mod V2. Pcristi You know the place from where i can download? Thank You again :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 17, 2017, 06:51:04 PM
I would like to test Kodi 18 Leia and Estuary Mod V2. Pcristi You know the place from where i can download? Thank You again :)

Skin MOD - Estuary MOD V2 - KODI 18
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=306757

KODI 18 Leia LASTEST NIGHTLY BUILD
http://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/android/arm/master/
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: captvizcenzo on August 18, 2017, 01:53:03 AM
If I uninstall the current Kodi, and install other version of Kodi, will the wrapper still work?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on August 18, 2017, 09:18:50 AM
If I uninstall the current Kodi, and install other version of Kodi, will the wrapper still work?

I think it should work. The wrapped can even work in SPMC (the Android fork of Kodi). It is a setting that is done at system level.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on August 18, 2017, 09:39:54 AM
If I uninstall the current Kodi, and install other version of Kodi, will the wrapper still work?

I think it should work. The wrapped can even work in SPMC (the Android fork of Kodi). It is a setting that is done at system level.

I guess as long as it installs the playercorefactory.xml file in the same path as the preinstalled KODI. As far as I know all that the Wrapper does is that it modifies the playercorefactory.xml file to call the external HiMediaPlayer. Or correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pele on August 18, 2017, 01:06:24 PM
is Kodi 18 Leia working on the himedia q10?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on August 18, 2017, 09:08:22 PM
Works but very unstable, I am looking forward to a stable running version 17 on Q10...Where I will not have to wonder if the DTS sound works or not.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: captvizcenzo on August 20, 2017, 09:06:09 AM
If I uninstall the current Kodi, and install other version of Kodi, will the wrapper still work?

I think it should work. The wrapped can even work in SPMC (the Android fork of Kodi). It is a setting that is done at system level.

If I uninstall the current Kodi, and install other version of Kodi, will the wrapper still work?

I think it should work. The wrapped can even work in SPMC (the Android fork of Kodi). It is a setting that is done at system level.

I guess as long as it installs the playercorefactory.xml file in the same path as the preinstalled KODI. As far as I know all that the Wrapper does is that it modifies the playercorefactory.xml file to call the external HiMediaPlayer. Or correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks guys.  ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on August 20, 2017, 10:17:12 AM
is Kodi 18 Leia working on the himedia q10?
Hey, I'm using Kodi Leia and no problem with the Wrapper to play movies. Everything is fine ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: reemster0180 on August 20, 2017, 02:19:34 PM
Hi All,

I'm glad these devices have excellent support from the community! I've read several pages but could't find an answer to my question. I have currently installed the official 2.0.4 FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-07.110752, but I want to install this custom release. Can I flash it (2.0.4) directly over the current one I have?

Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on August 20, 2017, 05:10:12 PM
Hi All,

I'm glad these devices have excellent support from the community! I've read several pages but could't find an answer to my question. I have currently installed the official 2.0.4 FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-07.110752, but I want to install this custom release. Can I flash it (2.0.4) directly over the current one I have?

Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!

If you upgraded to official 2.0.4 by going through 2.0.3, yes, you can flash CFW (pcristi's firmware).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: reemster0180 on August 20, 2017, 07:09:13 PM
Hi All,

I'm glad these devices have excellent support from the community! I've read several pages but could't find an answer to my question. I have currently installed the official 2.0.4 FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-07.110752, but I want to install this custom release. Can I flash it (2.0.4) directly over the current one I have?

Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!

If you upgraded to official 2.0.4 by going through 2.0.3, yes, you can flash CFW (pcristi's firmware).

Works like a charm!  ;D Thanks for the quick response and have a nice day!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MrQute-n on August 24, 2017, 08:07:10 PM
What brainpan came up with this horrible default GUI for the Q10?

I mean, one plus to add apps would suffice would you not agree?

Sure as a default template, but give us the option to edit as people would like.

I have two plus signs including my apps that do exactly the same thing.

And get rid of facebook, skype and chrome. those that want these features should let them add them as options.

Is there a clean gui even if its modded or custom?

I have alot of experience with different brands and mediaboxes and the Q10 has potential, but with lacking features like custom screen size, zoom, custom aspect ratio and a better thought out remote control there are better alternitives to Q10 and Q5. sure they are abit slower but have more features and a way better gui!

Cheers!

/MRQT
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 24, 2017, 09:54:08 PM
I have alot of experience with different brands and mediaboxes and the Q10 has potential, but with lacking features like custom screen size, zoom, custom aspect ratio and a better thought out remote control there are better alternitives to Q10 and Q5. sure they are abit slower but have more features and a way better gui!

Sale/refund your Q10Pro and buy your favorite Android box witch have all mentions feature please  let as to know what you choose.

Sorry guys for offtopic.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cocacola5373 on August 25, 2017, 07:50:45 AM
Hi Guys!

Q5 Pro owner here on Custom Firmware 2.0.4 and I really like the look and features of this custom firmware but the alert sound on startup surprises me all the time especially when I have the volume turned up. Lol. If I wanted to give the official 2.0.4 a try, can I just reflash via usb the official 2.0.4 firmware on top of Custom Firmware 2.0.4 or do I need to downgrade to an older firmware first before applying the Offical 2.0.4 firmware?  I had come from Offical 2.0.1 then 2.0.3 then CS 2.0.4 Cheers and thanks in advance! Keep up the excellent work guys! Loving this box!!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DancesWithChickens on August 25, 2017, 09:25:21 AM
Does anyone else have power off issues with cfw 2.0.4?

They seem to be random every other day.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 25, 2017, 09:25:59 AM
What brainpan came up with this horrible default GUI for the Q10?

I mean, one plus to add apps would suffice would you not agree?

Sure as a default template, but give us the option to edit as people would like.

I have two plus signs including my apps that do exactly the same thing.

And get rid of facebook, skype and chrome. those that want these features should let them add them as options.

Is there a clean gui even if its modded or custom?

I have alot of experience with different brands and mediaboxes and the Q10 has potential, but with lacking features like custom screen size, zoom, custom aspect ratio and a better thought out remote control there are better alternitives to Q10 and Q5. sure they are abit slower but have more features and a way better gui!

Cheers!

/MRQT

You're talking about the launcher. It can be replaced entirely very easily if you don't like it. Just go into Play Store and search for 'launcher'. Or you can set something like Kodi to startup on boot. Go to My Apps, find Kodi, press menu key on remote and select 'default start'.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 25, 2017, 09:28:22 AM
Hi Guys!

Q5 Pro owner here on Custom Firmware 2.0.4 and I really like the look and features of this custom firmware but the alert sound on startup surprises me all the time especially when I have the volume turned up. Lol. If I wanted to give the official 2.0.4 a try, can I just reflash via usb the official 2.0.4 firmware on top of Custom Firmware 2.0.4 or do I need to downgrade to an older firmware first before applying the Offical 2.0.4 firmware?  I had come from Offical 2.0.1 then 2.0.3 then CS 2.0.4 Cheers and thanks in advance! Keep up the excellent work guys! Loving this box!!

If you have 2.0.4 installed (either official or custom) then yes you can reflash other 2.0.4. No need to downgrade. Use the restore button method.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 25, 2017, 09:28:50 AM
Does anyone else have power off issues with cfw 2.0.4?

They seem to be random every other day.

More detail please about the issues?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cocacola5373 on August 25, 2017, 10:19:44 AM
Thanm you! Much appreciated!

Hi Guys!

Q5 Pro owner here on Custom Firmware 2.0.4 and I really like the look and features of this custom firmware but the alert sound on startup surprises me all the time especially when I have the volume turned up. Lol. If I wanted to give the official 2.0.4 a try, can I just reflash via usb the official 2.0.4 firmware on top of Custom Firmware 2.0.4 or do I need to downgrade to an older firmware first before applying the Offical 2.0.4 firmware?  I had come from Offical 2.0.1 then 2.0.3 then CS 2.0.4 Cheers and thanks in advance! Keep up the excellent work guys! Loving this box!!

If you have 2.0.4 installed (either official or custom) then yes you can reflash other 2.0.4. No need to downgrade. Use the restore button method.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DancesWithChickens on August 25, 2017, 07:12:09 PM
Does anyone else have power off issues with cfw 2.0.4?

They seem to be random every other day.

More detail please about the issues?

Sometimes Q10 Pro will not turn on or off correctly.

To elaborate:
I have the lcd clock turned off, so when Q10 Pro is on,
the tiny power led in the corner is glowing white (red when off) and the circle in the middle is also glowing white.

So... sometimes turning on/off ist not working:
the circle in the middle will be glowing white while the power led will be red.
No signal to the AVR, the internal hdd is running.

In that case, i pull the power cable and plug it back in.
Only happened with cfw 2.0.4. so far.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on August 25, 2017, 07:34:53 PM
DancesWithChickens: Try my solution explained in this thread in the Reply #9 post: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1897.0 (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1897.0)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DancesWithChickens on August 25, 2017, 07:53:32 PM
DancesWithChickens: Try my solution explained in this thread in the Reply #9 post: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1897.0 (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1897.0)

Thx for that workaround, but as stated above, it also happens while trying to power down the box.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: wulkanos on August 28, 2017, 11:24:13 AM
Hello
May I install custom frimware 2.04 on official frimware 2.04 ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 28, 2017, 08:42:24 PM
Hi Guys!

Q5 Pro owner here on Custom Firmware 2.0.4 and I really like the look and features of this custom firmware but the alert sound on startup surprises me all the time especially when I have the volume turned up. Lol. If I wanted to give the official 2.0.4 a try, can I just reflash via usb the official 2.0.4 firmware on top of Custom Firmware 2.0.4 or do I need to downgrade to an older firmware first before applying the Offical 2.0.4 firmware?  I had come from Offical 2.0.1 then 2.0.3 then CS 2.0.4 Cheers and thanks in advance! Keep up the excellent work guys! Loving this box!!

Read you gmail mail or uninstall gmail apps.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: captvizcenzo on August 29, 2017, 02:15:46 AM
Hello
May I install custom frimware 2.04 on official frimware 2.04 ?
Yes you may.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on August 29, 2017, 12:41:26 PM
update to newer kodi Versions easily ( eg Explorer) possible?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ceaca on August 29, 2017, 12:50:41 PM

I noticed it does not keep the wi-fi  off settings after the restart, wi-fi and ethernet are both open.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on August 30, 2017, 12:33:06 PM
*push*

update to newer kodi Versions easily ( eg Explorer) possible?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 30, 2017, 01:19:58 PM
*push*

update to newer kodi Versions easily ( eg Explorer) possible?

Kodi can be updated either through Google Play Store (with auto update an option) or by downloading from the Kodi site.

Any version of standard Android Kodi can be installed.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jeps on August 30, 2017, 03:45:57 PM
"Is not operational, because current HDR mode is not SDR"
That is the feedback I get, when I try to change any setting in the Imprex menu.

The material I am watching is not HDR (it is SDR 720p)

How does one bypass this lock?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jeps on August 30, 2017, 04:29:26 PM
Well, never mind - Google is (mostly) your friend.

But, would somebody please explain the logic in how to disable Imprex.
It would have been much more easy to just make it possible in the "Advanced Options" menu.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on August 30, 2017, 10:57:51 PM
Well, never mind - Google is (mostly) your friend.

But, would somebody please explain the logic in how to disable Imprex.
It would have been much more easy to just make it possible in the "Advanced Options" menu.

Disabled Imprex engine
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2223.msg18956#msg18956
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jeps on August 31, 2017, 09:52:59 AM
Actually, I found that post first.
But all menu items in Imprex menu is locked.

The way to disable imprex it to:
- In advances HiMedia menu set output to SDR only
- Start a random movie and disable Imprex.
- In HiMedia advanced meny set output to Automatic (HDR/SDR)

Would have been nice if one could just disable Imprex in the HiMedia menu!

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nvl611 on September 04, 2017, 04:08:20 PM
please share with me link for download Plex (include live tv)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on September 11, 2017, 12:14:47 PM
Hello!

There's a confusing mistake (or typo) in the CFW 2.0.4 description in the first post: - Important!: CAN ONLY BE INSTALLED OVER OFFICIAL/CUSTOM FIRMWARE 2.0.3. See official 2.0.4 thread for upgrade path info. -> It suggests that -what it exactly says- that it can ONLY be installed over 2.0.3, and that would exclude Official 2.0.4 as well, which isn't the case, is it?! :???  More controversial the following link leads to the Offical 2.0.4 Thread.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dheruer on September 11, 2017, 06:05:52 PM
Is there a solution for malfunctioning audio? In some videos in VLC i wont get audio. Playing the same file in popcorntime, it does have audio... so its not the file.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 11, 2017, 06:39:52 PM
Is there a solution for malfunctioning audio? In some videos in VLC i wont get audio. Playing the same file in popcorntime, it does have audio... so its not the file.

Hi,
That's a VLC issue, same thing happens with me. It's recommended to use himedia player or MX player as an alternative
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on September 18, 2017, 02:03:21 PM
Now we are waiting for the CS 2.05 firmware from Pcristi ;) soon wish all of us ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on September 19, 2017, 05:01:47 AM
+1
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: henbrink on September 19, 2017, 07:36:19 AM
Now we are waiting for the CS 2.05 firmware from Pcristi ;) soon wish all of us ;)

Yes please  ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on September 19, 2017, 05:57:14 PM
CS FW 2.0.5 updated. Download and test...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on September 19, 2017, 08:49:52 PM
CS FW 2.0.5 updated. Download and test...

I see test version for Q10 Pro.

OK, test..

http://www.mediafire.com/file/lkdd3syt7pwrr6y/update_Q10Pro%5Btest%5D_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17.4%29-HMD-2.0.5_2017-09-13.185132.zip
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on September 20, 2017, 12:54:56 AM
CS FW 2.0.5 updated. Download and test...

I see test version for Q10 Pro.

OK, test..

http://www.mediafire.com/file/lkdd3syt7pwrr6y/update_Q10Pro%5Btest%5D_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17.4%29-HMD-2.0.5_2017-09-13.185132.zip
Tested and everything is Ok. Good job Pcristi!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dukunmagic on September 20, 2017, 05:36:59 AM
The link is not valid anymore...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ceaca on September 20, 2017, 06:55:11 AM
CS FW 2.0.5 updated. Download and test...

I see test version for Q10 Pro.

OK, test..

http://www.mediafire.com/file/lkdd3syt7pwrr6y/update_Q10Pro%5Btest%5D_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17.4%29-HMD-2.0.5_2017-09-13.185132.zip
Tested and everything is Ok. Good job Pcristi!

When you launch a full bluray menu, it keeps its 24  frequency or goes to 60 hz?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on September 20, 2017, 07:35:51 AM
Any SCREEN SHOTS of 2.05



CS FW 2.0.5 updated. Download and test...

I see test version for Q10 Pro.

OK, test..

http://www.mediafire.com/file/lkdd3syt7pwrr6y/update_Q10Pro%5Btest%5D_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17.4%29-HMD-2.0.5_2017-09-13.185132.zip
Tested and everything is Ok. Good job Pcristi!

When you launch a full bluray menu, it keeps its 24  frequency or goes to 60 hz?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: changmo2 on September 20, 2017, 08:19:44 AM
Thank you always. It is very good.

If you don't mind, I'd like to ask you a CHANGELOG.  ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: EazyVG on September 20, 2017, 10:15:44 AM
It is time to update from my custom 1.0.7 to latest Custom 2.0.5 - but seems the test link is not working; is the thread being updated.

Also, as I understood, I need to update to 2.0.4 using the following link first:

Q10 PRO RUNNING  ANDROID 5.1 FIRMWARE VERSION 1.0.7 - 1.1.0: http://www.mediafire.com/file/bzd7e7vi9bbwz6a/Q10_PRO_FIRMWARE._ANDROID_5.1_TO_ANDROID_7_v2.0.4._FUTEKO._HMD-2.0.4_2017-07-05.191425.zip

and then to custom 2.0.5. Right?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 20, 2017, 10:24:44 AM
@EazyVG
Right need first to be on Android 7 2.0.4 and then can go with update to CFW 2.0.5.

@changmo2, @parthi4k
https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__738#entry21709293
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: EazyVG on September 20, 2017, 11:28:06 AM
@EazyVG
Right need first to be on Android 7 2.0.4 and then can go with update to CFW 2.0.5.

@changmo2, @parthi4k
https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__738#entry21709293

Thank you, updated to CFW 2.0.5 - now gonna play around, tweak, see that all functions well and perhaps better than in 1.0.7 and set up Kodi to my likings. I have Samsung 4K HDR10 TV with Denon X1300 5.1.2 audio, so if there are any recommendations with the new 2.x.x firmwares, please point out. )))
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on September 20, 2017, 02:59:26 PM
pcristi as always great work. sw works perfectly.  :)  Write how to turn off screensaver. Regards
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on September 20, 2017, 03:56:01 PM
I suppose with this CFW 2.0.5 we do not have to install patch for full blu-ray menu support separately as shown here:
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2291.0

Kindly clarify. Thanks.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on September 20, 2017, 04:11:53 PM
I suppose with this CFW 2.0.5 we do not have to install patch for full blu-ray menu support separately as shown here:
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2291.0

Kindly clarify. Thanks.

It is pre-installed. See full changelog (under 'Spoiler') here: https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__738#entry21709293
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 20, 2017, 05:46:29 PM
pcristi as always great work. sw works perfectly.  :)  Write how to turn off screensaver. Regards

Original Intend to use via third-party apps to change android daydream apps
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/29fb/hcca7b6jkuw23aezg.jpg?size_id=4)

start LE:
Always forgot can use search on Android Setting
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e4eb/8awn87u9ccdar1kzg.jpg?size_id=4)

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b992/nirjo9hn4zvbh37zg.jpg?size_id=4)
end of LE.
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/7262/vbdtvjurbs5ix17zg.jpg?size_id=4)

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/7098/66f0swl3w6hq637zg.jpg?size_id=4)

Thanks to @haovh_85 for report box is go power off after sleep time 5 minutes by default when saver is disabled.
If go to power off is a problems for you please do dirty update with newest version from mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on September 20, 2017, 06:43:14 PM
With v2.0.5 I am unable to use any "10 bit" options under "Video Color space & HDMI deep colour in "Advanced Options"
 I have tried both 2160@30 and 2160@60. Does anyone else face this problem? It was working fine with 2.0.4.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on September 20, 2017, 07:13:43 PM
Hello pcristi, I just upgraded to the Q5 Pro CFW 2.0.5 but it looks just like the stock 2.0.5 - could it be that there was a problem when saving the Q5 Pro custom firmware ?

I was using most previous versions (CFW 2.0.3, 2.0.4) so I have been successful with the upgrade process.

Thanks for all the great work you do for us !
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 20, 2017, 07:41:18 PM
@afss
Check update.zip size from your USB flash,  CFW ~824MB vs OFW ~636MB.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on September 20, 2017, 07:56:20 PM
@afss
Check update.zip size from your USB flash,  CFW ~824MB vs OFW ~636MB.

Just checked and it is the 824Meg version - have you tried upgrading with this file ? Weird if it is just me having the problem.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 20, 2017, 08:05:13 PM
@afss
Yes just recheck few minutes a go, check filename with any Android Explorer a common problems is file is rename under Windows to update.zip.zip inside of update.zip.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ceaca on September 20, 2017, 08:17:28 PM
Best CFW of  Himedia Q10 Pro from PCristi... ar trebui sa donati banuti pentru ceea ce face.
Eu vreau sa fac asta.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: EazyVG on September 20, 2017, 08:28:29 PM
pcristi as always great work. sw works perfectly.  :)  Write how to turn off screensaver. Regards


Thanks for this, was unable to find it as was interfering a lot, the chromecast screensaver! Finally one issue less.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 20, 2017, 08:31:35 PM

Thanks for this, was unable to find it as was interfering a lot, the chromecast screensaver! Finally one issue less.

What you mean? Interfering with what?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on September 20, 2017, 08:34:35 PM
@afss
Yes just recheck few minutes a go, check filename with any Android Explorer a common problems is file is rename under Windows to update.zip.zip inside of update.zip.

ok, let me check things again.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: EazyVG on September 21, 2017, 07:31:29 AM

Thanks for this, was unable to find it as was interfering a lot, the chromecast screensaver! Finally one issue less.

What you mean? Interfering with what?

Well, not sure if I can mention here (on Quasar add-on), but:

When launching some TV Show via Quasar (haven't tried other streaming add-ons,yet), if the show starts and I put it to Pause, after 3 mins (i think) the Screensaver (which is set as per Android system, not in Kodi) will kick in, the Chromecast pics, and then when I wanted to resume playing the show, it will drop the streaming and needed to re-initiate the whole process (start downloading/buffering) and then only continue watching, once it has buffered to the position where I left it. Hope I was able to explain ))

Other than that I have disabled apps that I do not use or need, and your 2.0.5 is running flawlessly. The only issue which I found pertains to the System->Advanced->Video Color Space & HDMI Deep Color setting:

I have Sammy 4K HDR (via Denon AV 4K/HDR compatible) and set it to "YCbCr420 10bit", but when launch the movie non HDR and come back it automatically changes to "YCbCr422", while TV HDR Mode remains with "HDR10". This actually doesn't interfere, as in when I launch 10bit 4K/HDR movie, it does show them in HDR. Not sure if this change, which automatically changes, does have any influence on players (Kodi and HiMedia), as said earlier the HDR continues to work properly. Perhaps I should mention that Imprex Engine is set to OFF (don't like the post effects).

Also a Tip for users: In order to get DTS:X (and DTS-HDs) and Atmos (and TrueHD, DD+) to work one needs to set the HDMI Output to RAW, SPDIF to Close (unless it is being used) and HBR Output to Auto. This way all 5.1 and 7.1 works as needed.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 21, 2017, 08:00:09 AM
@EazyVG
Thanks for explain pause problems when use streaming add-ons with android daydream enable, let's see if can be avoided.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on September 21, 2017, 08:08:44 AM
EazyVG: 420 mode only supported on 4K 60Hz, that's why it's normal if it switches back to 422 when you start a 23.976fps (24Hz) video. Tho' i agree that it should switch back again to 420 mode, when stopping playback and exitin to the GUI. Not much to do with this anyway, you would get the benefit from 420 only with some rare 4K 60fps demos. And i guess, when you select 422 the Box will auto determine and switch the bit depth (8 or 10bit) according to the video source. (Or someone correct me if I've mistaken...)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: netguru on September 21, 2017, 08:54:02 AM
"dirty" Flash from CFW 2.05 possible?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: EazyVG on September 21, 2017, 01:11:35 PM
One more question, if I may. How I can make sure that Q10 Pro never goes to Suspend (Auto Off) due to inactivity. I cannot find an option to turn this OFF, so it stays ON till I switch it off myself. Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 21, 2017, 01:23:17 PM
One more question, if I may. How I can make sure that Q10 Pro never goes to Suspend (Auto Off) due to inactivity. I cannot find an option to turn this OFF, so it stays ON till I switch it off myself. Thanks.

Make dirty install with newest version from mediafire and set android daydream OFF like that will run like OFW auto power Off after 24 hours, for all most of users is equals to never.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: EazyVG on September 21, 2017, 01:25:18 PM
One more question, if I may. How I can make sure that Q10 Pro never goes to Suspend (Auto Off) due to inactivity. I cannot find an option to turn this OFF, so it stays ON till I switch it off myself. Thanks.

Make dirty install with newest version from mediafire and set android daydream OFF like that will run like OFW auto power Off after 24 hours.

Sorry, but I didn't get what you said! ))

I flashed the latest "update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4)-HMD-2.0.5+2017-09-13.185132", downloaded yesterday only. Do you want me to reflash again? I just finished setting up Kodi with all settings, and this means I will end up with clean system, again - took me hours to configure it just the way I like it. Or, by "dirty flash" all will remain intact? BTW, I didn't know there was a "dirty flash" - how?

Then "daydream OFF like that will run like OFW auto power Off after 24 hours." - didn't understand at all; can you please rephrase it :p

I already have Screen saver = Off (toggle). It automatically switched off in about 5 mins!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 21, 2017, 01:42:50 PM
Yesterday I change two time to get work around for this request, please redownload and make dirty install.
After you reinstall via USB upgrade(dirty flash) set android daydream(screen saver) OFF like is explain on this post
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg19575#msg19575

OFW had auto suspend time set to 24 hours of inactivity,  witch for almost of user will never go to auto off.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: EazyVG on September 21, 2017, 02:15:31 PM
Got it and thanks a lot ... much appreciate the custom ROMs and keeping them rolling and updated and bugs being fixed!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: frank3523 on September 21, 2017, 02:34:29 PM
I'm running cfw 2.0.4 now. Is it possible to do a rolling upgrade to cfw 2.0.5. so I don't have to config all from scratch.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 21, 2017, 02:43:09 PM
I'm running cfw 2.0.4 now. Is it possible to do a rolling upgrade to cfw 2.0.5. so I don't have to config all from scratch.

Is possible to update from CFW 2.0.4 to CFW 2.0.5 via USB upgrade, but are not recommended.
Anyway make backup, backup, backup for all you sensitive data just in case something will go wrong and recovery from 2.0.4 decide to make factory reset.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hgr on September 22, 2017, 02:01:07 PM
I just upgraded to the Q5 Pro CFW 2.0.5 and my screens are in black and white. (background in black, text and pics in white)
In the original firmware they are coloured

Update: Its's "Whicons"
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on September 22, 2017, 02:41:27 PM
I just upgraded to the Q5 Pro CFW 2.0.5 and my screens are in black and white. (background in black, text and pics in white)
In the original firmware they are coloured

Update: Its's "Whicons"

Normal icons can be restored by simply uninstalling the Whicons app. So My Apps - Whicons - remote menu button - Uninstall.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hgr on September 22, 2017, 03:32:44 PM
I won't, I like it now  :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on September 22, 2017, 05:26:51 PM
So far so good. I installed yesterday after rooting the Q10Pro and making a backup with Titanium Backup.
After upgrade to 2.0.5 PCristiware, everything ok, I restored my user apps and data, I also restored the backedup Kodi settings, everything is functional.
Cheers everybody. Thank you PCristi.

EDIT: BIG Problem - every few minutes, whatever I do a CHROMECAST BUILTIN SCREENSAVER  - cuts my movies and shows and freezes the sistem
HOW DO I GET RID OF THIS NEW ANNOYANCE NOT PRESENT SO FAR? What the bleeeeep is this?
@PCristi?

Edit 2: I disabled screensaver from 500 firepaper application. It appears it cleared the problem

Edit 3: Has anybody, please, managed to eliminate the notification sound (chimes) that triggers even during movies? WHAT is it causing this? Pretty please?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 23, 2017, 02:04:58 AM
Edit 3: Has anybody, please, managed to eliminate the notification sound (chimes) that triggers even during movies? WHAT is it causing this? Pretty please?

Check if reading yours email from gmail or uninstall gmail app help.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gridlock on September 23, 2017, 08:04:00 AM
thanks pcristi for the extreme effort. truly amazing.
the 1080p mkv files from my 2TB drive using Kodi 17.4 default player is breathtaking.....
but unfortunately , the turn-off option in the pre-installed power app doesn't seem to work as intended , like numerous hangs , with a weird behaviour of the panel led ( red power button remains white , the white center circle sometimes doesn't go off , same thing also with the directions options display on panel....
aside from the mentioned , i'm so pleased with the improvements done to make the Q10 pro a real contender for the best android tv box ever made....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on September 23, 2017, 08:54:26 AM
Edit 3: Has anybody, please, managed to eliminate the notification sound (chimes) that triggers even during movies? WHAT is it causing this? Pretty please?

Check if reading yours email from gmail or uninstall gmail app help.

Is there no other way, like to close the gmail app completely? Even if you're signed in to your google account, there's normally a simple move to just close any apps running in background on a regular Android system. I have also an Android Tablet, signed in all the time in Google, but the Gmail doesn't ever do such things at all. Something is a bit strangely messed up with the Android OS on HiMedias firmwares.

Another tipp is to close (stop) the gmail app manually from the settings->more menu, tho' this seams to be a rather "raw" solution and very uncomfortable to do it after every boot-up. Maybe there's a way to make a batch file and icon for this operation (sorry I'm not an expert on how Android works,  just guessing). :???
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on September 23, 2017, 09:54:17 AM
Hello,
How to turn off the screensaver on custom firmware? Screensaver activates while listening Spotify.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 23, 2017, 09:59:25 AM
Hello,
How to turn off the screensaver on custom firmware? Screensaver activates while listening Spotify.

Woow not once follow what is written on this topic

@mihailuican already post solution 5 post up read edit 2:
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg19651#msg19651

or two page back on my post
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg19575#msg19575
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on September 23, 2017, 10:07:24 AM
Thanks pcristi, but I completely uninstalled 500firepapper  and the screen saver remained :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 23, 2017, 10:17:17 AM
Thanks pcristi, but I completely uninstalled 500firepapper  and the screen saver remained :)

Android daydream is OS functionality, 500 firepapper  is just third party apps witch can help to open Android daydream setting.
Now because you already uninstall use search on Android Setting to open daydream setting and set screen saver off.
Please read how to do on my post after Start LE:
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg19575#msg19575
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on September 23, 2017, 11:29:31 AM
Disabling the screen saver settings causes me to shut down completely Himedia ,after a few minutes
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 23, 2017, 11:37:09 AM
Disabling the screen saver settings causes me to shut down completely Himedia ,after a few minutes

Ahhh you don't have last version from mediafire, please redownload and make USB upgrade.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Gunther99 on September 23, 2017, 12:10:53 PM
@pcristi: do you have a alternate LINK for THE LATEST 2.0.5 FIRMWARE because here on the first page of this topic the link is BROKEN !

Thanx ! And Keep up the GREAT work ! I really enjoy my Q5 PRO again with your firmware !
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 23, 2017, 12:18:45 PM
@pcristi: do you have a alternate LINK for THE LATEST 2.0.5 FIRMWARE because here on the first page of this topic the link is BROKEN !

Thanx ! And Keep up the GREAT work ! I really enjoy my Q5 PRO again with your firmware !

Link for Q5Pro is working, for Q10Pro is broken need change ttp//  to http://
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tomathew on September 24, 2017, 03:57:19 AM

Hi,

I am a newbie to Android. I have upgraded my Q5 Pro to 2.05 Official firmware. I would like to apply the custom firmware 2.05 to obtain 7.1 HD passthrough within Kodi. I have a couple of concerns though.

1. Which backup app/program should I use to backup the existing firmware and configuration?

2. After applying the custom firmware, if I run into any issues can I go back to the previous official version? How?

Detailed help would be greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sbako90 on September 24, 2017, 10:28:20 AM
Hi, I have a Q10 Pro and I have a problem to update to 2.05 custom firmware.
Currently I have installed this " update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159 "
When i put the usb drive , the Q10 will show an Android logo for 5 seconds and then  restarts without updating.
I also tried updating with the official firmware but nothing.
Kodi and other apps now no longer work
How can I restore the q10?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 24, 2017, 10:39:52 AM
Hi, I have a Q10 Pro and I have a problem to update to 2.05 custom firmware.
Currently I have installed this " update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159 "
When i put the usb drive , the Q10 will show an Android logo for 5 seconds and then  restarts without updating.
I also tried updating with the official firmware but nothing.
Kodi and other apps now no longer work
How can I restore the q10?

Thanks

Recovery 2.0.4 had a bug, read it here.
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2297.msg19678#msg19678
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sbako90 on September 24, 2017, 11:01:42 AM
Hi, I have a Q10 Pro and I have a problem to update to 2.05 custom firmware.
Currently I have installed this " update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159 "
When i put the usb drive , the Q10 will show an Android logo for 5 seconds and then  restarts without updating.
I also tried updating with the official firmware but nothing.
Kodi and other apps now no longer work
How can I restore the q10?

Thanks

Recovery 2.0.4 had a bug, read it here.
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2297.msg19678#msg19678
And now what I have to do?
Use "Q10 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 7 v2.0.4 TO ANDROID 7 v2.0.5. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.5 2017-09-13.185132" or your custom 2.0.5 firmware?
Try with sd card?
Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cango on September 24, 2017, 11:14:30 AM

[/quote]
And now what I have to do?
Use "Q10 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 7 v2.0.4 TO ANDROID 7 v2.0.5. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.5 2017-09-13.185132" or your custom 2.0.5 firmware?
Try with sd card?
Thanks
[/quote]

copy the file to an usb flash drive.
rename it to Update.zip
 turn the himedia player off
insert the flashdrive
on the back of the player is the reset hole - take a paperclip or similar and press the button in - with in pressed in start/power the player up.
release the button when you see the android circle

let the update run it's course
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sbako90 on September 24, 2017, 02:26:19 PM

And now what I have to do?
Use "Q10 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 7 v2.0.4 TO ANDROID 7 v2.0.5. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.5 2017-09-13.185132" or your custom 2.0.5 firmware?
Try with sd card?
Thanks
[/quote]

copy the file to an usb flash drive.
rename it to Update.zip
 turn the himedia player off
insert the flashdrive
on the back of the player is the reset hole - take a paperclip or similar and press the button in - with in pressed in start/power the player up.
release the button when you see the android circle

let the update run it's course
[/quote]
With the 2.0.5 custom firmware .zip?
I have tried this process several times...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on September 24, 2017, 04:56:52 PM

Hi,

I am a newbie to Android. I have upgraded my Q5 Pro to 2.05 Official firmware. I would like to apply the custom firmware 2.05 to obtain 7.1 HD passthrough within Kodi. I have a couple of concerns though.

1. Which backup app/program should I use to backup the existing firmware and configuration?

2. After applying the custom firmware, if I run into any issues can I go back to the previous official version? How?

Detailed help would be greatly appreciated.

I can only answer you what you could have already find by yourself in the relevant sticky Threads of this Forum.

1. There's still NO HD audio passthrough with even in CFW 2.0.5 with KODI internal player. Only DD and DTS passthrough is working.  HD audio still works only with Wrapper (HiPlayer).

2. App like Titanium Backup, but I guess it will require root. Maybe there are some other apps which would not. Don't know if these would work with the HiMedia specific settings anyway...

3. Simply update the official 2.0.5 as usual (paperclip method).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cango on September 24, 2017, 06:34:14 PM

Quote
With the 2.0.5 custom firmware .zip?
I have tried this process several times...
done it myself today, so yes. Perhaps your download got corrupted. change flash drive? It should work
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sbako90 on September 25, 2017, 01:17:26 PM

Quote
With the 2.0.5 custom firmware .zip?
I have tried this process several times...
done it myself today, so yes. Perhaps your download got corrupted. change flash drive? It should work
Ok , I try
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on September 25, 2017, 03:10:32 PM
Your link for Himedia Q10 Pro 2.0.5 doesn't work...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on September 25, 2017, 03:49:46 PM
Your link for Himedia Q10 Pro 2.0.5 doesn't work...

Try these links below.

Q10 Pro: http://www.mediafire.com/file/yqynscp967a6a50/update_Q10Pro_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17.4%29-HMD-2.0.5_2017-09-13.185132.zip
Q5 Pro:  http://www.mediafire.com/file/yh3a4jbpa8p9hba/update_Q5Pro_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17.4%29-HMD-2.0.5_2017-09-13.203944.zip
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on September 25, 2017, 07:11:52 PM
Thanks a lot, it works !!!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: silahsor66 on September 26, 2017, 04:26:26 PM
Can somebody tell me, i have the costum rom 2.0.4 i want go to 2.0.5 costum rom. How can i back to the official 2.0.4? From the costum rom to official rom is this possible. Can it be bricked if i downgrade the offical rom 2.0.4 ?

sorry for my english.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: akurej on September 26, 2017, 05:58:59 PM
Can somebody tell me, i have the costum rom 2.0.4 i want go to 2.0.5 costum rom. How can i back to the official 2.0.4? From the costum rom to official rom is this possible. Can it be bricked if i downgrade the offical rom 2.0.4 ?

sorry for my english.

No problem you can do this downgrade from CFW 2.0.5 to official 2.0.4.
But ideally you should do this with paper clip method (full erase).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on September 27, 2017, 01:40:40 PM
Native Himedia player (MediaCenter) crashes when playing multiple FLAC audio files from the internal disc (over 1h). Then I can only close the application and restart it. Annoying problem in Custom Firmware 2.05. The disk is brand new. Type 3.5 inch, WD Red (for NAS) 3TB. The tests on the PC passed correctly. I thought it was a screen saver, but with the screen saver off, MediaCenter hangs too.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sbako90 on September 27, 2017, 07:22:15 PM

Quote
With the 2.0.5 custom firmware .zip?
I have tried this process several times...
done it myself today, so yes. Perhaps your download got corrupted. change flash drive? It should work
Ok , I try
I solved the problem. It was a pen drive problem
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on September 27, 2017, 07:29:53 PM
pcristi I have question
In the future, there is a chance that the custom software had interface in different languages? I mean squares (settings,music)?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: oxanna on September 27, 2017, 08:03:31 PM
I just finished installing the 2.05 custom firmware  of pcristi.
and everything seems ok, but I do not like the black and white presentation screen and I do not understand what the one-touch access key is for.
can someone  explain to me what it is, how to remove it from the front page if possible, and also it possible to   change the home page with a color, such as the original fw ???
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gizmops on September 27, 2017, 08:14:49 PM
pchristi. Many thanks installed great
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 27, 2017, 10:19:09 PM
I just finished installing the 2.05 custom firmware  of pcristi.
and everything seems ok, but I do not like the black and white presentation screen and I do not understand what the one-touch access key is for.
can someone  explain to me what it is, how to remove it from the front page if possible, and also it possible to   change the home page with a color, such as the original fw ???

- uninstall white icons app
- with one touch key you can program the number ( 0 to 9) keys in the original remote to open an app when in the home screen
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jogobelo on September 27, 2017, 11:24:19 PM
2.0.5 5.1 audio passthrough in standard Kodi / SPMC 17 not working  :-\  5.1 sound does not work , only hoarseness and interference

edit : error was in setup, works 5.1 sound  ::)  Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on September 28, 2017, 06:21:52 AM
Can someone please answer my previous question?!: Is the HiMedia Player frequency switcher patch already pre-installed in the CFW 2.0.5?!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Heinrich on September 29, 2017, 11:05:36 AM
I really like this firmware. I like the colors, the 'baked in' features and the removal of some of the stock silly stuff.

However, my TV does not automatically sense 3D and change the when I play a 3D ISO. It plays in 2D. And I forget to toggle the TV for a few seconds/minutes. When I do, 3D looks great.

With 2.05 official firmware I do not have this problem - same inputs, same cables, same versions  of everything else in the chain.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Heinrich on September 30, 2017, 11:54:09 PM
Well, I'm auto-switching again. Not sure what.

Now I'm down to one niggly - I can't get subtitles to default to OFF no matter what I try.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: imats on October 02, 2017, 11:29:37 AM
Thanks pcristi, spectacular, as always, this custom
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on October 02, 2017, 04:30:43 PM
Can someone please answer my previous question?!: Is the HiMedia Player frequency switcher patch already pre-installed in the CFW 2.0.5?!

Is there any particular reason why I still didn't get any reply?! Or it's just so hard to decide?!

TY!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ralphberner on October 04, 2017, 07:38:12 PM
I prefer the wrapper player rather than the Kodi player. Is it possible to configure skip-steps for the wrapper player like in the kodi player?
I'm not shure, but i think that worked somehow in the previous firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dheruer on October 04, 2017, 09:48:29 PM
Well.. I tried the 2.0.5 cfw after my box was getting loads of issues in the past few days (which i now suspect might have been caused by a faulty harddrive... :((

But my experience is best described as 'sluggish', the Q10 often crashes (SystemUI even) apps often crash, restart for no reason and it's as if the q10 is missing 3 of it's core's and the one that's left is in limp mode or something, it is incredibly laggy and slow.

Has anybody else experienced this?? I'm now going to try to install the official firmware, see what that's like.

OK, that didn't work. When i try to reinstall 2.0.5 (both with official and pcristie's) or when i try to reinstall 2.0.4 (again, both official and pcristie's) i get the android bot laying flat, with a red warning sign with an exclamation mark and it stops the firmware update and boots. Not sure what i can do now.

After about 8 attempts it now accepted the 2.0.5 cfw again, will update on progress.

Allrighty, back in "limp mode". Even starting chrome takes about 30 seconds, if i touch any button on the remote while loading the app crashes.

Last edit:
I got the box to revert back to cfw 2.0.4 (kind of), it took a long time but then when it booted, chrome, kodi, pandora and more apps were not installed. When i installed chrome from the app store, it just continued crashing again....

BUT!! I think i managed to fix it now.

I ordered a Zidoo x10.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on October 05, 2017, 08:55:23 AM
Thanks for the latest custom firmware, this I feel should have been the software issued way back when the box was first introduced, why bring a product on the market that is half finished,ultimately its the operating firmware which really makes these media boxes work well or poorly. Well done again to all those that were involved with this custom firmware, we eventually got there.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: m-i-c-k-e-y on October 07, 2017, 10:22:34 PM
Yeah, agree. But a bit sluggish. Got popups once in a while saying "Application not responding, wait, close etc."
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: buddyholly on October 09, 2017, 01:41:29 PM
That's what I got as well. All streaming Apps like DAZN, Twitch, etc crash regularly. Trying to flash back to 2.0.0 tonight...  :'(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Godmax on October 09, 2017, 04:38:35 PM
Dolby Vision support coming or not? :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 10, 2017, 07:11:32 AM
Please ask Dolby when will decides to let manufacturers of media player to get license, for now only manufacturers of disc player can get it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pereira69 on October 10, 2017, 07:25:30 PM
Hi pcristi, with this new firmware when I turn the box off completely the image setting goes to 1080i, and I normally use 2160p, whenever the power off completely happens, how can I solve it? thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Godmax on October 12, 2017, 09:54:09 AM
Please ask Dolby when will decides to let manufacturers of media player to get license, for now only manufacturers of disc player can get it.
Ah right they need the license first....ok then that means we will never see it thats for sure, great
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on October 12, 2017, 09:55:20 AM
Ah right they need the license first....ok then that means we will never see it thats for sure, great

Dolby haven't issued Dolby Vision licences to any products except BD players.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Godmax on October 12, 2017, 09:59:17 AM
But when is that expected to happen? Why would they license it to any mediaplayers? Is that sth. likely to happen?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Horst1919 on October 14, 2017, 07:33:50 AM
Dear pcristi,

you "saved" my life with your latest custom FW for the Q10 Pro.
Wasn't able to activate DD/DTS passthrough within standard Kodi but now it works!

However I've got two flaws:

1. SMB implementation does only work manually.
And when I want to watch a video via SMB the videoplayer gets an error massage saying that the video couldn't be mounted.
If I long press "Play using" and select the videoplayer manully it works.
A little bit annoying.

2. When watching a file with Dolby soundtrack (doesn't matter if standard DD 5.1 wiht 384 kbit or Atmos) I get weird noises.
Then I start a file with DTS soundtrack and go back to the Dolby file and then it starts with regular sound and no noises.

Otherwise a big improvement compared to standard Himedia/Kodi software.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: zynx on October 14, 2017, 10:27:06 PM
Thanks a lot for the 2.0.5 version for the Q10. I finally have audio passthrough again without workarounds... :-D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pereira69 on October 15, 2017, 09:29:55 AM
Hi pcristi, with this new firmware when I turn the box off completely the image setting goes to 1080i, and I normally use 2160p, whenever the power off completely happens, how can I solve it? thank you


Can someone help me with this? I already looked for an answer but I did not find it, this is not an official issue.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: eozen81 on October 15, 2017, 08:21:07 PM
Hey guys, today I installed 2.0.5 by hoping passthrough issue resolved, but guess what nope it is the same.

My wrapper is set to KODI Player and other settings in KODI is as below, may I kindly ask why it still doesn't work? Once I turn off Passthrough option, PCM works immediately  :-X

(https://i.imgur.com/Ww08ork.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/AvHvqPe.jpg)


@pereira69, I have got 4K TV (2160P, 50 hz) and even though I set res to 2160P 50 hz, my Q10 Pro changes back it to 1080p automatically after a while (or restart). This had been like this all the time not only for 2.0.5  :-\
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pereira69 on October 16, 2017, 02:08:46 PM
@eozen81 but this situation only happens with the Custom Firmware with the official Firmware does not happen, for that reason I went back to the official Firmaware, I do not understand why no one answers ... :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pereira69 on October 16, 2017, 09:48:16 PM
The official version also happens! Is there no solution to this problem?  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on October 17, 2017, 07:44:26 AM
The official version also happens! Is there no solution to this problem?  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

I don't think so. I recommend you contact Himedia directly: export@himedia.cn
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: eozen81 on October 17, 2017, 01:06:51 PM
The official version also happens! Is there no solution to this problem?  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

Exactly, that is what I told above. It was always like this for me regardless  official and custom firmwares.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on October 17, 2017, 02:40:52 PM
The official version also happens! Is there no solution to this problem?  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

Exactly, that is what I told above. It was always like this for me regardless  official and custom firmwares.

It's a known bug from the very beginning for some (or most) of the users. Looks like the frequency of the occurrence also depends on the particular TV modell you're using with.

Edit: may be a completely different issue, but it may be related -somehow- to the HDMI CEC issues as well. I'm juts guessing, but it could worth a try to experiment with a CEC-less HDMI adapter. (This is for the ones who already have one, and for Futeko of course...)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cch on October 17, 2017, 02:50:19 PM
Try to switch on your tv box first before other peripherals. After done watching, switch off your tv box first before others.
I encountered this issue before but now no more.
Hope it helps.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pereira69 on October 17, 2017, 09:43:40 PM
I think the problem lies in the internal battery of the device because this only happens when the device is turned off more than 48 hours of electricity, I always turn off the device completely, because in stand by consumes 1W!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hpaulij on October 20, 2017, 05:45:28 PM
May be a stupid question. But I'm still on an original 5.1 firmware.
Can I upgrade directly to pcristi's firmware 2.04?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on October 20, 2017, 09:02:53 PM
May be a stupid question. But I'm still on an original 5.1 firmware.
Can I upgrade directly to pcristi's firmware 2.04?

No, first upgrade to official 2.04 and after that you can install CFW 2.04 or 2.05
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on October 22, 2017, 01:35:11 PM
Hello!

CFW 1.1.0 has the  HiMediaVideoPlayer 1.0.7 HMD_0308_Realease. Is this downgraded from the official 1.0.7 fw, or is this the original can be found in official 1.1.0?!

Also: does KODI 17.4 working correctly with this release (as a Jukebox and for IPTV playback only, no local content)?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 22, 2017, 03:08:50 PM
@Mount81

Only CFW 2.0.4 have downgrade player version, all other version follow HiMedia player version from original FW.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Pano76 on October 24, 2017, 05:06:49 PM
Hi Pcristi
Love your work m8.
Quick question.  Kodi 17.5 is coming. Should  I  update from 17.4 on the custom firmware or stay with 17.4? Worried about losing 5.1 surround sound. Love that I don't have to use a shitty build with your custom firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 24, 2017, 08:41:19 PM
Read topic dedicate to Kodi 17.5

http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2487.0

DD/DTS passthrough have to work if you will succeed to keep running Kodi 17.5.1 on you box.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Pano76 on October 25, 2017, 12:18:09 AM
Read the posts. Think I'll stay with 17.4 . Looks like there's a few issues with 17.5.
Thanks mate.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on October 26, 2017, 07:22:54 AM
Hi Pcristi, hello everybody,
Just on the Kodi 17.5 issue, a brief news,
I am on 2.0.5 and after upgrading to Kodi 17.4 over PlayStore, last night Kodi automatically upgraded to 17.5.
Terrible experience. Kodi got force closed everytime it tried to start. Not once could i start it.
I was lucky to have rooted my device and had apps backed up with Titanium Backup, that I could restore Kodi 17.4 otherwise I would have had to reinstall all 2.0.5 all over and wipe everything.
Now I setup my PlayStore to NOT automatically upgrade averything and I keep Kodi in the dark...
Cheers everybody.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 26, 2017, 08:45:18 AM
@mihailuican

Kodi 17.5.1 include a fix of startup crash and is roll out on Google play soon will be available over automatic update, until then get it form Kodi mirror.
http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/kodi-17.5.1-Krypton-armeabi-v7a.apk

More details about crash of Kodi 17.5 can be get it on Kodi 17.5 crash topic
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2487.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Godmax on October 26, 2017, 11:20:34 AM
I want Dolby Vision support :(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 26, 2017, 11:52:28 AM
I want Dolby Vision support :(

Please stop spam with this request.
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg20052#msg20052
Ask on Dolby Laboratories (https://www.dolby.com/us/en/about/contact-us/email-us.aspx) when their will start to give up Dolby Vision license for media player device.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on October 26, 2017, 12:23:57 PM
I want Dolby Vision support :(

I'll delete future posts in this thread about Dolby Vision.

This is the custom firmware thread, if you really want to post the same thing over and over about Dolby Vision then do it here: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2480.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: insomniac on October 26, 2017, 05:39:17 PM
Workaround for KODI 17.5 bug.

First download the 17.5.1 version here   http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/kodi-17.5.1-Krypton-armeabi-v7a.apk
Now copy this to a usb drive , insert the usb drive in your Q10.  Now use Es file explorer or APK Installer  and open usb drive. Install app and it will upgrade the 17.5 kodi version and you library and addons wil remain intact.

Your fine.....enjoy

Greetings M
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on October 26, 2017, 07:28:19 PM
@mihailuican

Kodi 17.5.1 include a fix of startup crash and is roll out on Google play soon will be available over automatic update, until then get it form Kodi mirror.
http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/kodi-17.5.1-Krypton-armeabi-v7a.apk

More details about crash of Kodi 17.5 can be get it on Kodi 17.5 crash topic
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2487.0

@pcristi
THANK YOU.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: F13 on October 26, 2017, 08:44:03 PM
I can't get subtitles to default to OFF no matter what I try.
Same here. Can't get rid of subtitles.  It's one of the several irritating things in fw 2.0.x comparing to 1.0.x.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on October 30, 2017, 01:59:04 PM
Now the firmawer HMD-2.0.6 2017-10-25.164125 and waiting the PCRisti Custom firmware to make update ;) ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: casino187 on October 30, 2017, 08:13:31 PM
I can't get subtitles to default to OFF no matter what I try.
Same here. Can't get rid of subtitles.  It's one of the several irritating things in fw 2.0.x comparing to 1.0.x.

Same here
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: robertrupp on October 30, 2017, 08:16:35 PM
Hi all, this forum is a help. Love the Q10 Pro / kdlinks A400 and this helped me upgrade the HORRID software on the KDLINKS to the better package offered by Himedia, as both are identical, it works flawlessly.

That being said, how do I prevent needing to completely reconfigure everything when I do the upgrades?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on October 31, 2017, 06:50:13 AM
You need to upgrade sequentially, I have done this since 2.0.4 without pressing the reset button, doing what is called a dirty flash. You can update from within the TV box, I have done it after I flashed custom 2.0.4. When pcristi will have the custom 2.0.6 , I will do the same.

Edit: we have a patch to 2.0.6 https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q5q10pro-android-511android-70-box-tv/page__st__774#entry21904623. It is not the full CFW, as pcristi informed me. We should get all the new features with this new patch.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dipak on November 02, 2017, 10:24:14 AM
You need to upgrade sequentially, I have done this since 2.0.4 without pressing the reset button, doing what is called a dirty flash. You can update from within the TV box, I have done it after I flashed custom 2.0.4. When pcristi will have the custom 2.0.6 , I will do the same.

Edit: we have a patch to 2.0.6 https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q5q10pro-android-511android-70-box-tv/page__st__774#entry21904623. It is not the full CFW, as pcristi informed me. We should get all the new features with this new patch.


I am confused.
1. currently I am on CFW ( I think 2.0.5) after Futeko upgrade to 2.0.5...so lets say I am on 2.0.5 CFW
2. I now upgrade to Futkeo 2.0.6 as fw releases on 1st Nov.
3. I then re-install BDfull menu patch as this was not included in 2.0.6 (they forgot or they refused...not technical reason)
4. I should then instal the link you have mentioned, but the website states dont upload on anything except 2.0.5...so does that mean I can bypass #2 in my sequence or is there a error in text on website instructions?

Regards
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on November 02, 2017, 12:26:42 PM

I am confused.
1. currently I am on CFW ( I think 2.0.5) after Futeko upgrade to 2.0.5...so lets say I am on 2.0.5 CFW
2. I now upgrade to Futkeo 2.0.6 as fw releases on 1st Nov.
3. I then re-install BDfull menu patch as this was not included in 2.0.6 (they forgot or they refused...not technical reason)
4. I should then instal the link you have mentioned, but the website states dont upload on anything except 2.0.5...so does that mean I can bypass #2 in my sequence or is there a error in text on website instructions?

Regards

I skipped installing official 2.0.6 firmware, I just installed CFW patch to 2.0.6 on CFW 2.0.5. I do not have any BluRay discs, so I cannot test the BDFull menu apk.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: edsirio on November 02, 2017, 02:42:12 PM

I am confused.
1. currently I am on CFW ( I think 2.0.5) after Futeko upgrade to 2.0.5...so lets say I am on 2.0.5 CFW
2. I now upgrade to Futkeo 2.0.6 as fw releases on 1st Nov.
3. I then re-install BDfull menu patch as this was not included in 2.0.6 (they forgot or they refused...not technical reason)
4. I should then instal the link you have mentioned, but the website states dont upload on anything except 2.0.5...so does that mean I can bypass #2 in my sequence or is there a error in text on website instructions?

Regards

I skipped installing official 2.0.6 firmware, I just installed CFW patch to 2.0.6 on CFW 2.0.5. I do not have any BluRay discs, so I cannot test the BDFull menu apk.


I confirm, after applied the patch over the CFW 2.05 i have 2.06 and it seems everything's ok.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dipak on November 02, 2017, 04:26:09 PM
so, if I have applied Official Futeko FW 2.0.6 can I now install a prcisti customised FW ?
If so, which one?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on November 02, 2017, 04:46:58 PM
Hello Pcrist!! I have Q10 pro with CFW HMD 2.0.4.If i want to install CFW HMD 2.0.6,i should  install 2.0.5 and then install 2.0.6 patch or I want to wait for CFW HMD  2.0.6????????.I checked there is no CFW HMD 2.0.6 in forum and also in mediafire.Please upload soooooon.I am waiting for it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 03, 2017, 12:10:36 AM
Hello Pcrist!! I have Q10 pro with CFW HMD 2.0.4.If i want to install CFW HMD 2.0.6,i should  install 2.0.5 and then install 2.0.6 patch or I want to wait for CFW HMD  2.0.6????????.I checked there is no CFW HMD 2.0.6 in forum and also in mediafire.Please upload soooooon.I am waiting for it.
Man, do not flood such mindless forum posts, >:(.Many people are waiting for the custom version,It takes some time to complete...

@parthi4k, @MusiCManiaC
FULL CFW HMD v2.0.6 will not come too soon.
If box have already CFW v2.0.5 go forward  with apply patch file, this process take a minutes to be done.
In unlucky case and box running old CFW v2.0.3/v2.0.4 first need to install CFW v2.0.5 then apply patch for CFW v2.0.6.

so, if I have applied Official Futeko FW 2.0.6 can I now install a prcisti customised FW ?
If so, which one?

@dipak
Need to install CFW v2.0.5 with restore button and after to apply from Menu upgrade patch for  CFW v2.0.6.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dipak on November 03, 2017, 09:59:02 AM
thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: larnas on November 03, 2017, 12:41:44 PM
hello pcristi,i instal new 2.06 custom update in 2.05 ofical and my himedia q5 pro now dont  work good .and i cant downgrade firmware to last 2.05. help me please. sorry for my english.now i dont have normal play market and dont find any program
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on November 03, 2017, 12:48:27 PM
hello pcristi,i instal new 2.06 custom update in 2.05 ofical and my himedia q5 pro now dont  work good .and i cant downgrade firmware to last 2.05. help me please. sorry for my english

The new 2.0.6 custom patch is ONLY MEANT TO BE INSTALLED OVER CUSTOM 2.0.5. Not any other firmware.

To fix your box install official or custom 2.0.5 using the restore button method.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: larnas on November 03, 2017, 12:51:41 PM
but dont work now reset
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: larnas on November 03, 2017, 12:59:42 PM
I understand it is my mistake, now i instal 2,05 custom firmware and works ok.Thanks ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on November 03, 2017, 01:10:07 PM
To fix your box install official or custom 2.0.5 using the restore button method.

What happens exactly when you try this?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: larnas on November 03, 2017, 01:29:49 PM
everything is fine now,I tried instal ofical firmware and dont work reset,but with custom i can ubgrade to custom 2,05. thanks for all
Title: Re: ?5/Q10 Pro ????????????? ???????
Post by: chrissbd on November 03, 2017, 01:45:23 PM
how can i install only screensaver ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: larnas on November 03, 2017, 03:40:51 PM
another question,how to go to  Official Firmware  2,05 from 2,05 custom?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 03, 2017, 03:51:38 PM
another question,how to go to  Official Firmware  2,05 from 2,05 custom?

http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.0

If you get troubles and usb stick or update.zip is not recognize, try recovery method few time consecutive, if still not get working try to format usb stick to NTFS inside of FAT32 and give another try.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: larnas on November 03, 2017, 05:12:33 PM
finally succeeded update to offcial 2,06.the problem was probably sd card or maybe full moon :o :-\
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ralphberner on November 04, 2017, 08:44:12 PM
Autostart of Kodi doesn't work for me since version 2.0.6. Does anybody else have hat effect? Any ideas for cure araound?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: abutareq on November 05, 2017, 08:47:23 AM
Hi
How can i use deferent launcher like nova, in the Q5 pro custum firmeware 2.0.6
I installed it but the screen is comming allways to the orriginal one, no option to choose during start as usual
Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DancesWithChickens on November 05, 2017, 01:54:12 PM
CFW 2.0.6. + KODI Leia Alpha:

Android screensaver overrides playing music in fullscreen
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on November 05, 2017, 03:26:17 PM
CFW 2.0.6. + KODI Leia Alpha:

Android screensaver overrides playing music in fullscreen

Go in Apps, open the app called 500Firepaper, open settings and DISABLE SCREENSAVER.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 05, 2017, 04:42:23 PM
CFW 2.0.6. + KODI Leia Alpha:

Android screensaver overrides playing music in fullscreen

Go in Apps, open the app called 500Firepaper, open settings and DISABLE SCREENSAVER.
Cheers.

OP with explanation how to turn off daydream.
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg19575#msg19575
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on November 06, 2017, 04:27:29 PM
Do I install this firmware (2.0.6) using the paperclip method?  I thought I read that a different method since it is only a patch, but I cannot find the post.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 06, 2017, 10:13:42 PM
Do I install this firmware (2.0.6) using the paperclip method?  I thought I read that a different method since it is only a patch, but I cannot find the post.
Yes can apply patch using paperclip, but not recommended.
Read on OP  "more info + changelog (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q5q10pro-android-511android-70-box-tv/page__st__774#entry21904623)" from Patch updating custom 2.0.5 with official 2.0.6 changes for Q5Pro, because on Q10Pro links for  "more info + changelog"  and "download" are inverses.  ;).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on November 07, 2017, 12:17:00 AM
Thanks, worked perfectly
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jogobelo on November 07, 2017, 11:48:23 AM
How to back on V 2.0.5 😕
New 2.0.6 dont like it.

edit: I used a local upgrade in 2.0.5, and everything went well, then I only used patch on V 2.0.6.
        Everything works without data loss.
THANKS pcristi.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on November 07, 2017, 01:10:57 PM
Good morning
At present I use, with satisfaction, the official 1.1 firmware (Android 5.1) and I would like to try the latest unofficial 2.06 firmware.
My fear and if I'm not satisfied I can go back to the official firmware?
Also, compared to the official firmware, it only changes the graphic appearance?

Thank you very much
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Gaia on November 11, 2017, 10:17:12 AM
The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 (UHD-BD)
the USB device and the LAN (CAT7 cable!) connection are frozen when playing back.
CFW .2.0.5


General
Complete name : Pirates.of.the.Caribbean.Dead.Men.Tell.No.Tales.2017\eng thd.ac3
Format : TrueHD / AC-3
File size : 8.62 GiB
Duration : 32 h 8 min
Overall bit rate : 640 kb/s

Audio
Format : TrueHD / AC-3
Format profile : TrueHD+Atmos / TrueHD / AC-3
Duration : 32 h 8 min
Bit rate mode : Variable / Constant
Bit rate : 640 kb/s
Maximum bit rate : 11.9 Mb/s
Channel(s) : Object Based / 8 channels / 6 channels
Channel positions : Object Based / Front: L C R, Side: L R, Back: L R, LFE / Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : / 48.0 kHz / 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossless
Stream size : 8.62 GiB (100%)
Service kind : Complete Main
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on November 11, 2017, 01:27:25 PM
Good morning
At present I use, with satisfaction, the official 1.1 firmware (Android 5.1) and I would like to try the latest unofficial 2.06 firmware.
My fear and if I'm not satisfied I can go back to the official firmware?
Also, compared to the official firmware, it only changes the graphic appearance?

Thank you very much

There are some different apps installed and you can uninstall apps that you don't want (not possible with pre-installed apps with official)
There are some bugs fixed.
Basically it's a tuned firmware version that you can personalize further if you want.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: casino187 on November 11, 2017, 05:04:02 PM
I'm still having this subtitle issue.  I think it started after 2.05 update. Subtitles are ON by default even thought i keep turning them off.  Is there another setting somewhere that I'm missing?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: LeoeL on November 11, 2017, 06:12:35 PM
+1
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 11, 2017, 06:33:58 PM
casino187, LeoeL

subtitle issue to relate to this topic please post your feedback in correct topic.

Q5/Q10 Pro Official Firmware
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: casino187 on November 11, 2017, 07:47:24 PM
casino187, LeoeL

subtitle issue to relate to this topic please post your feedback in correct topic.

Q5/Q10 Pro Official Firmware
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.0

so even though I'm using the custom firmware, I should still post in the official firmware thread?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 11, 2017, 07:53:19 PM
Yes is general problems of HiMedia FW 2.0.5/2.0.6 can't be fixed/avoid in custom firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: casino187 on November 11, 2017, 07:58:28 PM
Yes is general problems of HiMedia FW 2.0.5/2.0.6 can't be fixed/avoid in custom firmware.

Oh ok, I didn't realize that. I'm sure it'll be fixed at some point.  thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on November 11, 2017, 09:37:55 PM
I'm still having this subtitle issue.  I think it started after 2.05 update. Subtitles are ON by default even thought i keep turning them off.  Is there another setting somewhere that I'm missing?

I am on 2.0.6 CFW.
Subtitle issue is strange, to say the least.
In my case, I allways turn external subtitles ON, and when I start Q10Pro again and Kodi, I always find them OFF, and have to turn them on again.
Cheers, everybody.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: maqmendes on November 16, 2017, 09:15:53 AM
i rename my update zip but facing same problem box cant detect custom firmware

rename just update it work for me
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Flash3d on November 16, 2017, 12:10:59 PM
Did a clean install (with reset button) of the 2.0.6 CFW and experienced buffering issues with 4k files over samba and Kodi with Himedia wrapper/player.
Tried a clean install of 2.0.5 CFW and the same files play without hiccup.  Anybody else experiencing this? Is this related to CFW or original 2.0.6?
Afraid to do a dirty upgrade to 2.0.6 now for running into the same issue again.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 16, 2017, 01:51:05 PM
Did a clean install (with reset button) of the 2.0.6 CFW and experienced buffering issues with 4k files over samba and Kodi with Himedia wrapper/player.
Tried a clean install of 2.0.5 CFW and the same files play without hiccup.  Anybody else experiencing this? Is this related to CFW or original 2.0.6?
Afraid to do a dirty upgrade to 2.0.6 now for running into the same issue again.

Not need be difference, but if you have time do  dirty/clean downgrade to CFW v2.0.5 and apply patch for CFW v2.0.6 (https://www.mediafire.com/?3v2791l7p6s6a) then check speed play over samba.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: casino187 on November 16, 2017, 03:57:13 PM
Did a clean install (with reset button) of the 2.0.6 CFW and experienced buffering issues with 4k files over samba and Kodi with Himedia wrapper/player.
Tried a clean install of 2.0.5 CFW and the same files play without hiccup.  Anybody else experiencing this? Is this related to CFW or original 2.0.6?
Afraid to do a dirty upgrade to 2.0.6 now for running into the same issue again.

I noticed some issues starting with 2.05 with 4k files and I have an installed internal HDD.  it would pause for a few seconds and then start back up.  I applied the 2.06 patch and it still does it.  It doesn't seem to do it all of the time though.  I've been just sticking to 1080p for now.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Flash3d on November 16, 2017, 04:06:11 PM
Did a clean install (with reset button) of the 2.0.6 CFW and experienced buffering issues with 4k files over samba and Kodi with Himedia wrapper/player.
Tried a clean install of 2.0.5 CFW and the same files play without hiccup.  Anybody else experiencing this? Is this related to CFW or original 2.0.6?
Afraid to do a dirty upgrade to 2.0.6 now for running into the same issue again.

Not need be difference, but if you have time do  dirty/clean downgrade to CFW v2.0.5 and apply patch for CFW v2.0.6 (https://www.mediafire.com/#3v2791l7p6s6a) then check speed play over samba.

I'm currently on CFW v2.0.5, if I do the patch to CFW v2.0.6 and I run into the Samba issue again: Will I be able to roll back to CFW v2.0.5 with retaining my current settings/setup?  (this is done by running the CFW v2.0.5 firmware "normally" within the OS I guess?)

ps your link to the CFW v2.0.6 patch sends me to a general/sign-up page of mediafire.
ps Maybe I just should stick with CFW v2.0.5 but my OCD part says I need the latest FW  :P

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: casino187 on November 16, 2017, 04:12:15 PM
Did a clean install (with reset button) of the 2.0.6 CFW and experienced buffering issues with 4k files over samba and Kodi with Himedia wrapper/player.
Tried a clean install of 2.0.5 CFW and the same files play without hiccup.  Anybody else experiencing this? Is this related to CFW or original 2.0.6?
Afraid to do a dirty upgrade to 2.0.6 now for running into the same issue again.

Not need be difference, but if you have time do  dirty/clean downgrade to CFW v2.0.5 and apply patch for CFW v2.0.6 (https://www.mediafire.com/#3v2791l7p6s6a) then check speed play over samba.



I'm currently on CFW v2.0.5, if I do the patch to CFW v2.0.6 and I run into the Samba issue again: Will I be able to roll back to CFW v2.0.5 with retaining my current settings/setup?  (this is done by running the CFW v2.0.5 firmware "normally" within the OS I guess?)

ps your link to the CFW v2.0.6 patch sends me to a general/sign-up page of mediafire.
ps Maybe I just should stick with CFW v2.0.5 but my OCD part says I need the latest FW  :P

I didn't even notice any differences with 2.06, but what samba issues are you having? I had issues initially and it was because under my network settings, i left the dns server 2 blank. I couldn't see the hard drive from other computers on my network. i used 192.168.1.2 for the DNS and it solved it.  (my router is 192.168.1.1)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Flash3d on November 16, 2017, 04:22:50 PM
Did a clean install (with reset button) of the 2.0.6 CFW and experienced buffering issues with 4k files over samba and Kodi with Himedia wrapper/player.
Tried a clean install of 2.0.5 CFW and the same files play without hiccup.  Anybody else experiencing this? Is this related to CFW or original 2.0.6?
Afraid to do a dirty upgrade to 2.0.6 now for running into the same issue again.

Not need be difference, but if you have time do  dirty/clean downgrade to CFW v2.0.5 and apply patch for CFW v2.0.6 (https://www.mediafire.com/#3v2791l7p6s6a) then check speed play over samba.



I'm currently on CFW v2.0.5, if I do the patch to CFW v2.0.6 and I run into the Samba issue again: Will I be able to roll back to CFW v2.0.5 with retaining my current settings/setup?  (this is done by running the CFW v2.0.5 firmware "normally" within the OS I guess?)

ps your link to the CFW v2.0.6 patch sends me to a general/sign-up page of mediafire.
ps Maybe I just should stick with CFW v2.0.5 but my OCD part says I need the latest FW  :P

I didn't even notice any differences with 2.06, but what samba issues are you having? I had issues initially and it was because under my network settings, i left the dns server 2 blank. I couldn't see the hard drive from other computers on my network. i used 192.168.1.2 for the DNS and it solved it.  (my router is 192.168.1.1)

Buffering/hiccups during higher bit rate scenes.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 16, 2017, 10:44:06 PM
Did a clean install (with reset button) of the 2.0.6 CFW and experienced buffering issues with 4k files over samba and Kodi with Himedia wrapper/player.
Tried a clean install of 2.0.5 CFW and the same files play without hiccup.  Anybody else experiencing this? Is this related to CFW or original 2.0.6?
Afraid to do a dirty upgrade to 2.0.6 now for running into the same issue again.

Not need be difference, but if you have time do  dirty/clean downgrade to CFW v2.0.5 and apply patch for CFW v2.0.6 (https://www.mediafire.com/?3v2791l7p6s6a) then check speed play over samba.

I'm currently on CFW v2.0.5, if I do the patch to CFW v2.0.6 and I run into the Samba issue again: Will I be able to roll back to CFW v2.0.5 with retaining my current settings/setup?  (this is done by running the CFW v2.0.5 firmware "normally" within the OS I guess?)

ps your link to the CFW v2.0.6 patch sends me to a general/sign-up page of mediafire.
ps Maybe I just should stick with CFW v2.0.5 but my OCD part says I need the latest FW  :P

Link fixed. Sorry I forgot to change # to ? on mediafire link.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Flash3d on November 17, 2017, 06:56:35 AM
Did a clean install (with reset button) of the 2.0.6 CFW and experienced buffering issues with 4k files over samba and Kodi with Himedia wrapper/player.
Tried a clean install of 2.0.5 CFW and the same files play without hiccup.  Anybody else experiencing this? Is this related to CFW or original 2.0.6?
Afraid to do a dirty upgrade to 2.0.6 now for running into the same issue again.

Not need be difference, but if you have time do  dirty/clean downgrade to CFW v2.0.5 and apply patch for CFW v2.0.6 (https://www.mediafire.com/?3v2791l7p6s6a) then check speed play over samba.

I'm currently on CFW v2.0.5, if I do the patch to CFW v2.0.6 and I run into the Samba issue again: Will I be able to roll back to CFW v2.0.5 with retaining my current settings/setup?  (this is done by running the CFW v2.0.5 firmware "normally" within the OS I guess?)

ps your link to the CFW v2.0.6 patch sends me to a general/sign-up page of mediafire.
ps Maybe I just should stick with CFW v2.0.5 but my OCD part says I need the latest FW  :P

Link fixed. Sorry I forgot to change # to ? on mediafire link.

No problem, about my question:

I'm currently on CFW v2.0.5, if I do the patch to CFW v2.0.6 and I run into the Samba issue again: Will I be able to roll back to CFW v2.0.5 with retaining my current settings/setup?  (this is done by running the CFW v2.0.5 firmware "normally" within the OS I guess?)

Is that the way to do it?  thx
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: carl on November 19, 2017, 01:09:53 PM
The "HDMI suspend" function seems not to work in the 2.0.6 version. I had it working in the 2.0.4 version.
Anyone has this same issue?
THanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: arnego on November 20, 2017, 05:19:04 PM
hello

i wanted to se if some one can help me,i have been sitting here for 12hours now and trying to figure ut how to write to re name the firmware,
i have Q10 pro android 7 and i will uppgrade firmware from pcristi and dont now what im doing wrong.
i hope some one can help me.

best regards peder in sweden
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: casino187 on November 20, 2017, 05:24:57 PM
hello

i wanted to se if some one can help me,i have been sitting here for 12hours now and trying to figure ut how to write to re name the firmware,
i have Q10 pro android 7 and i will uppgrade firmware from pcristi and dont now what im doing wrong.
i hope some one can help me.

best regards peder in sweden
what is your current firmware version?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Moonraker on November 20, 2017, 10:37:54 PM
Hi, I used the patch update from CTW 2.05 to CTW 2.06 and also used apk file to update Kodi to 17.6
This results in 2 problems:
1)
I am now loosing my wired LAN connection to my NAS within 1 or 2 minutes after boot. Never had that with any of the prior upgrades.

2)
Other problem is with Kodi 5.1 raw audio when streaming. Works sometimes and sometimes only digital noise.
I use the ** repository with real debrid. Lately on 2.05 that resulted in several streams with no digital audio at all, only 2.0 but some others worked okay. Hoped this was solved in 2.06. Seems better, but as I said: not stable yet.

Suggestions are appreciated!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Gaia on November 22, 2017, 01:23:26 PM
Why does not Imprex HDR10 video work?
(CFW: 2.0.6)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 22, 2017, 01:48:24 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mamachan on November 25, 2017, 08:48:49 AM
Good morning, I am a new member.

I would like to know what the difference is between the custom and the official firmware (Q10 Pro)

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on November 26, 2017, 08:03:01 AM
Hello!

Does the full CWF 2.0.6 (update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.5.1)-HMD-2.0.6 2017-10-25.164125) include the auto framerate patch for HiMedia Player?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 26, 2017, 11:34:52 AM
Hello!

Does the full CWF 2.0.6 (update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.5.1)-HMD-2.0.6 2017-10-25.164125) include the auto framerate patch for HiMedia Player?

Thanks!

NO. Auto framerate patch need to install separately by user witch need it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on November 26, 2017, 04:15:33 PM
Hello!

Does the full CWF 2.0.6 (update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.5.1)-HMD-2.0.6 2017-10-25.164125) include the auto framerate patch for HiMedia Player?

Thanks!

NO. Auto framerate patch need to install separately by user witch need it.

Thanks!

Just installed CFW 2.0.6.

So far: I was unable to restore my Backup from KODI 16.1 completely. The SMB share settings restored, but all of my Library data (Poster, Fanart) seems to be missing. (It doesn't show any of these pictures, while browsing the video folders). Maybe it has something to do with the preinstalled Estuary mod skin?

KODI 17.6 is brand new for me, so it needs more testing and digging to figure things out.

Other: do we need to turn off the Screensaver in this FW (to avoid to turn on while video playback)?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mamachan on November 27, 2017, 09:14:27 AM
Good morning, I am a new member.

I would like to know what the difference is between the custom and the official firmware (Q10 Pro)

Thanks
I apologize if I repeat my question

NB:
should I always run verification procedures at each post?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 27, 2017, 10:25:47 AM
Other: do we need to turn off the Screensaver in this FW (to avoid to turn on while video playback)?
Thanks!

I don't understand your question.
Screensaver not popup when is use HiMediaVideoPlayer or Kodi with internal player for video files.
For Kodi with internal player ask on Kodi forum to solve not popup daydream for music player or when online video streaming is pause.

Kodi forum topic where maybe can start ask for fix
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=301048&highlight=daydream
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=316458&highlight=daydream
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 27, 2017, 10:32:44 AM
Good morning, I am a new member.

I would like to know what the difference is between the custom and the official firmware (Q10 Pro)

Thanks
I apologize if I repeat my question

NB:
should I always run verification procedures at each post?

Please read from first post information from Info+changelog link for witch version you want to know difference between custom and official firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on November 27, 2017, 10:34:37 AM
Other: do we need to turn off the Screensaver in this FW (to avoid to turn on while video playback)?
Thanks!

I don't understand your question.
Screensaver not popup when is use HiMediaVideoPlayer or Kodi with internal player for video files.
For Kodi with internal player ask on Kodi forum to solve not popup daydream for music player or when online video streaming is pause.

Kodi forum topic where maybe can start ask for fix
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=301048&highlight=daydream
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=316458&highlight=daydream

Ok, it thought that Daydream will pop-up while playback with HiPlayer.

I have a new question: I guess i will have to uninstall and than reinstall KODI 17.6 (cause the scrapping somehow doesn't work as it should), will the DD and DTS in KODI still be working in this case? (As it has been fixed in this CFW).

Thank you!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 27, 2017, 10:41:45 AM

I have a new question: I guess i will have to uninstall and than reinstall KODI 17.6 (cause the scrapping somehow doesn't work as it should), will the DD and DTS in KODI still be working in this case? (As it has been fixed in this CFW).

Thank you!

Yes will work.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 27, 2017, 05:48:44 PM
patch Icon pack & Styles CFW/OFW - HMD Q5/Q10Pro[1.1] for Launcher 3D
(Please don't quote the entire post.)

v1.3
- Update Whicons - White Icon Pack v9.9.0
- Style HiMedia & Moere22  removed from mediafire /discontinued

v1.2
- Update Pixel Icon Pack 2- Free Theme UI to v3.0.5

v1.1
- Add partial support for HiMedia OFW/Moere22  CFW
-- Can apply on HiMedia OFW/Moere22  CFW
-- Get normal Android icons by uninstall corresponding icon apps working just with CFW(pcristi)
-- HiMedia & Moere22  Icon pack & Styles not have corresponding icon apps so can't be tempoary inactivaed
Note: Maybe need manually set wallpaper to defaults.

Add:
- HiMedia  Icon pack & Styles
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4f71/0801ly2bl15007fzg.jpg?size_id=4)
- Moere22 Icon pack & Styles
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/ba31/97j6txxwgw1kksezg.jpg?size_id=4)

v1.0
- Pixel Icon Pack 2- Free Theme UI (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.themezilla.pixelui)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/3a41/v6bnl5hnq3b9sn9zg.jpg?size_id=4)

- Whicons - White Icon Pack (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whicons.iconpack)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e810/8yv29oexnz49ncmzg.jpg?size_id=4)

Please support developer of original Icon Pack
- Saurabh Gupta (https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=5580011109865286452) - Pixel Icon Pack 2- Free Theme UI
- Randle (https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=6241880976999342555) - White Icon Pack

Note: Launcher 3D not have real support for Icon pack!
- Only one theme can be installed and use in box
- To get normal Android icons uninstall corresponding icon apps and reboot box.
Please remember witch theme you have install if in future will want to reactivate from Google Play without reapply patch.

Screenshots on Spoiler  from forum.softpedia.com topic click on show (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q5q10pro-android-511android-70-box-tv/page__st__810#entry22029347).

Installation Instructions:
 - Backup, backup, backup all yours sensitive data.
1. Request Q10/Q5Pro running CFW/OFW Android 7.0 v/2.0.3 or newest.
(possible working with older version witch have White Icon support)
2. Download corresponding files for Icon pack.
3. Rename patch_CFW-HMD_Q5_Q10Pro(...)-Launcher_3D(...).zip to update.zip.
4. Copy update.zip to the root of a USB pen drive.
5. Insert the USB pen drive into any USB port of the Q10/Q5Pro.
6. Update from Menu (Settings/Upgrade/Local Upgrade).
7. The Q10/Q5Pro will show an Android Rainbow circle and proceed to install Icons pack.
8. Box will do auto-reboot when finished.
9. First boot can take few seconds more then usually.
Entire update process take up to 3 minutes...
Normal boot time is 17-19 seconds.

Download patch Icon pack CFW Q10/Q5Pro: mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?cvpydll6pfgny).
Use at your own risk(Folositi pe propria raspundere).
Don't quote the entire post.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: magnifico on November 27, 2017, 10:37:23 PM
Could this help us in any way to get us NetflixHD support?
http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/rockchip-based-tv-players/rk3229-devices/knowledge-tutorials-ac/653474-how-to-enable-widevine-on-any-box-android-5-1-1
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on November 28, 2017, 08:42:57 AM
Could this help us in any way to get us NetflixHD support?
http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/rockchip-based-tv-players/rk3229-devices/knowledge-tutorials-ac/653474-how-to-enable-widevine-on-any-box-android-5-1-1

That only enables Widevine. This is already done on our Q5/Q10 Pro. I did a little research yesterday to try to fool Netflix, so I studies build.prop a lot.

To quote the post you put there "After a little research, I found how to enable Widevine on Android Tv Boxes wich didn't come with it on the system." "That did not come with it" is the main statement there.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on November 28, 2017, 10:38:49 AM
Hello,
so did you find any way to stream Netflix in HD on the Q10 Pro? Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on November 28, 2017, 01:18:38 PM
My experience with CFW 2.0.6, after with a couple of videos testing:

There's a slight, but perceptible sync out with audio compared to the lip movement. I'ts about 200-500ms, not more but I can surely detect it if i concentrate on the lip movement in dialogues.
I don't have an ARV, I'm using the analogue RCA out's with a pair of active speakers. There wasn't sync-ot on OFW 1.0.9. (Didn't try any newer firmware since that).

Tho' what i did before testing is: Ununstalled the preinstalled KODI, installed 16.1, that loaded my backup from 16.1 from the 1.0.9fw, and than updated with PlayStore to 17.6. Than I have installed the guliouz Repo and the Estuary mod Skin and all of the necessary add-ons that this Skin needs.

The CPU load is swinging rapidly between 10-60% now on the system constantly (checked with KODI System info). I swicthed back to the normal Estuary Skin, but it didn't make much difference.

What would be you suggestion for the lip-sync audio slip?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on November 28, 2017, 04:51:06 PM
Other: do we need to turn off the Screensaver in this FW (to avoid to turn on while video playback)?
Thanks!

I don't understand your question.
Screensaver not popup when is use HiMediaVideoPlayer or Kodi with internal player for video files.
For Kodi with internal player ask on Kodi forum to solve not popup daydream for music player or when online video streaming is pause.

Kodi forum topic where maybe can start ask for fix
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=301048&highlight=daydream
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=316458&highlight=daydream

So I have tested a bit more with the conditions and modifications above. And it sure does switch on the Daydream screensaver during video playback. It was the same with KODI+Wrapper and with HiMedia Player on it's own, I paused the video and after about 5 minutes the Daydream switched  on automatically. When I tried to resume the video, there was nothing but black screen with the HiPlayer control menu and It didn't reacted to any button when tried to resume the video. My only option was is quitting with the Back button to KODI. So it is definitely something messed up, and not working as it intended.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on November 28, 2017, 05:39:24 PM
Other: do we need to turn off the Screensaver in this FW (to avoid to turn on while video playback)?
Thanks!

I don't understand your question.
Screensaver not popup when is use HiMediaVideoPlayer or Kodi with internal player for video files.
For Kodi with internal player ask on Kodi forum to solve not popup daydream for music player or when online video streaming is pause.

Kodi forum topic where maybe can start ask for fix
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=301048&highlight=daydream
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=316458&highlight=daydream

So I have tested a bit more with the conditions and modifications above. And it sure does switch on the Daydream screensaver during video playback. It was the same with KODI+Wrapper and with HiMedia Player on it's own, I paused the video and after about 5 minutes the Daydream switched  on automatically. When I tried to resume the video, there was nothing but black screen with the HiPlayer control menu and It didn't reacted to any button when tried to resume the video. My only option was is quitting with the Back button to KODI. So it is definitely something messed up, and not working as it intended.


Posts 563 and 587 of this topic give two ways as to how you can disable the screen saver. Its really is  just a matter of going into the 500 Firepaper App and adjusting settings there.

Can the CFW  2.0.6 just be installed over the CFW2.0.5 which I'm presently running? Just asking for safety.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on November 28, 2017, 06:47:35 PM
Other: do we need to turn off the Screensaver in this FW (to avoid to turn on while video playback)?
Thanks!

I don't understand your question.
Screensaver not popup when is use HiMediaVideoPlayer or Kodi with internal player for video files.
For Kodi with internal player ask on Kodi forum to solve not popup daydream for music player or when online video streaming is pause.

Kodi forum topic where maybe can start ask for fix
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=301048&highlight=daydream
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=316458&highlight=daydream

So I have tested a bit more with the conditions and modifications above. And it sure does switch on the Daydream screensaver during video playback. It was the same with KODI+Wrapper and with HiMedia Player on it's own, I paused the video and after about 5 minutes the Daydream switched  on automatically. When I tried to resume the video, there was nothing but black screen with the HiPlayer control menu and It didn't reacted to any button when tried to resume the video. My only option was is quitting with the Back button to KODI. So it is definitely something messed up, and not working as it intended.


Posts 563 and 587 of this topic give two ways as to how you can disable the screen saver. Its really is  just a matter of going into the 500 Firepaper App and adjusting settings there.

Can the CFW  2.0.6 just be installed over the CFW2.0.5 which I'm presently running? Just asking for safety.

Yes, I know about that, but as you can see in the answer from pcristi, it shouldn't have to switch on at all during video playback with HiPlayer, but it does. So there's definitely something not quite as it should be.

pcristi: Can I update from CFW 2.0.6 to Official 2.0.6 without any issues using the paperclip method?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on November 30, 2017, 08:24:54 AM
Hello all,

I noticed since the last CS Custom 2.06 we can't anymore with Samba share not to make copy into the internal hard disk, Why ? Did i miss something ?
Can navigate but even i use Es Explorer by the Q10 Pro and can see the files, so can't anymore make copy to the Hard drive....!!!

Thanks for you help.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on November 30, 2017, 06:46:35 PM

Hello pcristi, why can not I install the icon  package "Launcher 3D pixel icon pack2"? thank you for answer.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on December 01, 2017, 08:25:49 AM
I could install this patch very easy: just RENAMED it : update.zip, copied it alone on the root of a USB stick and launched it from the Settings-Upgrade-Internal option. Went like a charm, and the icons are beautiful. Good luck.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on December 02, 2017, 01:07:22 PM
Other: do we need to turn off the Screensaver in this FW (to avoid to turn on while video playback)?
Thanks!

I don't understand your question.
Screensaver not popup when is use HiMediaVideoPlayer or Kodi with internal player for video files.
For Kodi with internal player ask on Kodi forum to solve not popup daydream for music player or when online video streaming is pause.

Kodi forum topic where maybe can start ask for fix
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=301048&highlight=daydream
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=316458&highlight=daydream

So I have tested a bit more with the conditions and modifications above. And it sure does switch on the Daydream screensaver during video playback. It was the same with KODI+Wrapper and with HiMedia Player on it's own, I paused the video and after about 5 minutes the Daydream switched  on automatically. When I tried to resume the video, there was nothing but black screen with the HiPlayer control menu and It didn't reacted to any button when tried to resume the video. My only option was is quitting with the Back button to KODI. So it is definitely something messed up, and not working as it intended.

Another issue to report: If I start a video with KODI+Wrapper right after the Box freshly Booted up, after like 3-5 minutes of playback, the screen goes totally black and the sound mutes. Just like in the case, when resuming from the screensaver: I can only see the HiPlayer interface, but it doesn't react to resuming the video, only quitting with the back button helps. I must wait like min. 10 minutes after the boot-up to avoid this freaky issue.

And what is that loud chiming sound 2-3 minutes after the boot-up? I guess it supposed to be some system notification sound, but I have no clue what is supposed to sign? Or is the PlayStore loging sound? Well, it's a quite enough "irregular" IMO.

The reinstallation of KODI might have be the case, that messed up something in the CFW system, but it just shouldn't, as I haven't done anything unusual.

Tomorrow I will flash the OFW 2.0.6, (and begin my KODI reinstallation again).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on December 02, 2017, 01:57:28 PM

And what is that loud chiming sound 2-3 minutes after the boot-up? I guess it supposed to be some system notification sound, but I have no clue what is supposed to sign? Or is the PlayStore loging sound? Well, it's a quite enough "irregular" IMO.


Read your unread emails from you Gmail mailbox or uninstall Gmail apps from box.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on December 08, 2017, 08:11:13 PM
Can be the Icon Pack you posted here be installed on Official firmwares as well or only on the custom firmwares? Cause you'r post instruction here and both on here:https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q5q10pro-android-511android-70-box-tv/page__st__810#entry22029347 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q5q10pro-android-511android-70-box-tv/page__st__810#entry22029347) are confusing. On the top it says it's for OFW as well, but on the bottom it's just says it's for CFW only.

I would like to try the "Moere22 icon pack" on OFW 2.0.6, but I don't want to mess up my device and be sure it won't cause any abnormality or unwanted side effect... So, is it safe?

Thanks for the reply!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on December 09, 2017, 12:02:26 PM

I would like to try the "Moere22 icon pack" on OFW 2.0.6, but I don't want to mess up my device and be sure it won't cause any abnormality or unwanted side effect... So, is it safe?

Thanks for the reply!

Yes will work, but keep on mind Moere22  and HiMedia are a style just few icons will be change it and maybe you like to set default wallpaper too after appply.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nick81 on December 09, 2017, 02:27:30 PM
Other: do we need to turn off the Screensaver in this FW (to avoid to turn on while video playback)?
Thanks!

I don't understand your question.
Screensaver not popup when is use HiMediaVideoPlayer or Kodi with internal player for video files.
For Kodi with internal player ask on Kodi forum to solve not popup daydream for music player or when online video streaming is pause.

Kodi forum topic where maybe can start ask for fix
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=301048&highlight=daydream
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=316458&highlight=daydream

So I have tested a bit more with the conditions and modifications above. And it sure does switch on the Daydream screensaver during video playback. It was the same with KODI+Wrapper and with HiMedia Player on it's own, I paused the video and after about 5 minutes the Daydream switched  on automatically. When I tried to resume the video, there was nothing but black screen with the HiPlayer control menu and It didn't reacted to any button when tried to resume the video. My only option was is quitting with the Back button to KODI. So it is definitely something messed up, and not working as it intended.

Another issue to report: If I start a video with KODI+Wrapper right after the Box freshly Booted up, after like 3-5 minutes of playback, the screen goes totally black and the sound mutes. Just like in the case, when resuming from the screensaver: I can only see the HiPlayer interface, but it doesn't react to resuming the video, only quitting with the back button helps. I must wait like min. 10 minutes after the boot-up to avoid this freaky issue.

And what is that loud chiming sound 2-3 minutes after the boot-up? I guess it supposed to be some system notification sound, but I have no clue what is supposed to sign? Or is the PlayStore loging sound? Well, it's a quite enough "irregular" IMO.

The reinstallation of KODI might have be the case, that messed up something in the CFW system, but it just shouldn't, as I haven't done anything unusual.

Tomorrow I will flash the OFW 2.0.6, (and begin my KODI reinstallation again).

I think I am facing the exact same issue with these annoying black outs. Were you able to solve it? Is the issue with the CFW itself or with Kodi ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on December 09, 2017, 02:58:11 PM
nick81: I have installed the official 2.0.6, no black screen since.

Edit: On an other forum a member also has complained regarding this.

It seams that the system needs much  more time to "boot-in" with CFW than with the OFW, and sadly that's a no-go for me. :(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on December 09, 2017, 05:31:09 PM

I would like to try the "Moere22 icon pack" on OFW 2.0.6, but I don't want to mess up my device and be sure it won't cause any abnormality or unwanted side effect... So, is it safe?

Thanks for the reply!

Yes will work, but keep on mind Moere22  and HiMedia are a style just few icons will be change it and maybe you like to set default wallpaper too after appply.


Oh, so I need to set the Wallpaper to the default "black screen" to make it work OK? No custom Wallpapers than? :???
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on December 09, 2017, 08:37:46 PM

I would like to try the "Moere22 icon pack" on OFW 2.0.6, but I don't want to mess up my device and be sure it won't cause any abnormality or unwanted side effect... So, is it safe?

Thanks for the reply!

Yes will work, but keep on mind Moere22  and HiMedia are a style just few icons will be change it and maybe you like to set default wallpaper too after appply.

@Mount81
You never try to do anything by yourself?
Not more reply to your post. Sorry.


Oh, so I need to set the Wallpaper to the default "black screen" to make it work OK? No custom Wallpapers than? :???
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on December 10, 2017, 06:02:33 AM

I would like to try the "Moere22 icon pack" on OFW 2.0.6, but I don't want to mess up my device and be sure it won't cause any abnormality or unwanted side effect... So, is it safe?

Thanks for the reply!

Yes will work, but keep on mind Moere22  and HiMedia are a style just few icons will be change it and maybe you like to set default wallpaper too after appply.

@Mount81
You never try to do anything by yourself?
Not more reply to your post. Sorry.


Oh, so I need to set the Wallpaper to the default "black screen" to make it work OK? No custom Wallpapers than? :???

I wont do anything unless I'm not sure it's worth it and that I don't have to reinstall the whole firmware again,  just because a patch is messed up something in the system. Also are your instructions gibberish and equivocal many times, just like in this case and in the previous also. That's why I'm asking, because I HAVE TO. And no, I won't play guinea pig with my devices, installing stuffs that I'm unsure regarding their effects... For some reason we have this Forum, where we can ask questions, and usually do this -like humans normally would-  by communicating with a  tool called "language", also coming in handy when some above mentioned doubts are concerned... But don't bother, I won't anymore. Not in this Topic. Thank you.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nick81 on December 10, 2017, 06:40:16 AM
nick81: I have installed the official 2.0.6, no black screen since.

Edit: On an other forum a member also has complained regarding this.

It seams that the system needs much  more time to "boot-in" with CFW than with the OFW, and sadly that's a no-go for me. :(

Yeah I went back to OFW and the problem is solved. Will stick again to OFW until I feel I don't to waste time looking for obscure options to access the basic features of my Q10. I know Android is to blame but finding a simple setting to disable a screensaver shouldn't be worse than looking for a needle in a haystack!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kobu on December 19, 2017, 07:23:27 AM
can we get 4k video on youtube for android TV?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ralphberner on December 20, 2017, 06:47:25 PM
I have several questions...

I cannot get Kodi autostarted after booting by chosing it as standard in the App Manager. Did i miss anything or does it not work anymore?
Does this work in the official firmware propperly?

I don't like that new startmenu at all.
Does the startmenu look the same in the official firmware?

Is it possible to disable those infantile recomendations in the startmenu completely?
Same question for that microphone icon wich nags me to ask something frequently.
I don't like OSes wicht tell me what to do permanently and i cannot stop it to do so.

That Firmware 2.0.6 is a huge step back in my opinion. A lot of weird behaviour in there.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on December 20, 2017, 08:56:32 PM
That Firmware 2.0.6 is a huge step back in my opinion. A lot of weird behaviour in there.

I don't understand. 2.0.6 is very similar to 2.0.5 (and 2.0.5). There has been no dramatic change.

I don't recognise what you say about new startmenu / microphone / recommendations.

I've deleted your identical post from the official firmware thread, I think you might be talking about the custom firmware?

Please clarify.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on December 21, 2017, 10:03:06 AM
I find 2.0.6 more stable with more fixes too. I think it is one of the most stable firmware. ralphberner, please list you issues in detail.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ralphberner on December 21, 2017, 04:03:36 PM
I just went away from the custom 2.0.6 and installed the official 2.0.6.
Everything looks as like 2.0.5 again and everything works again.
Al trouble i described is gone.
I stay with the oficial firmwares in future.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Topdude on December 22, 2017, 07:35:49 PM
patch Icon pack & Styles CFW/OFW - HMD Q5/Q10Pro[1.1] for Launcher 3D
(Please don't quote the entire post.)


Download patch Icon pack CFW Q10/Q5Pro: mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?cvpydll6pfgny).
Use at your own risk(Folositi pe propria raspundere).
Don't quote the entire post.


I downloaded the iconpack for OFW 2.0.6 and did exactly as described in this post. However, even after two restarts there are no new icons.
Do I need to adjust a setting somewhere? Maybe I missed that part. I cant seem to find where I must activate the icons.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: zanande on December 29, 2017, 03:19:39 AM
Hi

I did use this custom firmware with audio pass-through with native kodi player. It was working great until I tried kodi 18 Leia version
Dts pass-through is working OK but not Dd ac3
For any ac3 no sound and sluttering, if I desactivate e-ac3 capable receiver it reads ac3 in 2.0 pcm...

I try to come back to kodi 17.6, I have now the same situation
Dts is still working fine, but no ac3...

How can I find the original kodi + estuary mod package?
Any idea of what came wrong?
Should kodi Leia alpha be working with audio pass-through?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: zanande on December 29, 2017, 03:25:31 AM
Another request please...  ;)

If I use kodi with no wrapper, I still can use the option open with himediaplayer

But then, I can no access to options like subtitles, imprex audio channels etc...
I only have pause / play

If I use himedia  player with moviebar I have access to those options...

Any idea why?
Thanks

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on January 04, 2018, 12:58:43 PM
Good morning
Since I'm having problems with the official firmware (2.0.6) as I described in this thread:
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.msg21424#msg21424
I ask if they install the custom firmware you can solve both the problem of network sharing and playback of the Wrapper.
This problem also happens to other users.

Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Daniel1981 on January 06, 2018, 09:15:03 AM
Hi
I installed the 2.0.6 and i use Mediaplayer instead of kodi.
I play mediafiles from synology ds215 .
My problem is that i always have to enter my Login and password, allthough i set the ip from himedia in the permission list in my synology.
I created shortcuts in the menue of the Mediaplayer and i am allways been asked for Name and password.
Any Solution on this?

Many thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on January 06, 2018, 09:53:13 AM
Hi
I installed the 2.0.6 and i use Mediaplayer instead of kodi.
I play mediafiles from synology ds215 .
My problem is that i always have to enter my Login and password, allthough i set the ip from himedia in the permission list in my synology.
I created shortcuts in the menue of the Mediaplayer and i am allways been asked for Name and password.
Any Solution on this?

Many thanks!

You can add the username/password while you're creating the Shortcuts. That doesn't work?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on January 07, 2018, 09:44:11 PM
Good evening.
Actually use the official firmware 1.1 (Android5.1).
In order to install the latest custom 2.0.6 firmware, I must first install the official migration firmware "Q10 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 5.1 TO ANDROID 7 (v2.0.4)" and after the custom firmware 2.0.6?

Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on January 07, 2018, 10:16:47 PM
@DMD: basically, yes.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on January 09, 2018, 08:02:12 AM
I tried in every way, nothing to do with Android 7 these are the problems encountered.

1- the MediaCenter App, shared folders are available, but if I try to open them I always get the message "network error, please check network state".

2- in Kodi are available both the shared folders and their content, but the files are only playable with Kodi Video Player and not with the Wrapper, which gives me the message "click" OK "when playback has ended".

3- with the ES File Explorer App, you can play files shared with the HiMedia VideoPlayer. Finally this App works.


In conclusion, after a day dedicated to the new firmware, which I really appreciate for its additional functions and the background walpaper, I was forced to downgrade to the custom version 1.1 with my displeasure.  :(
For now, waiting for any solutions I'm stuck to this version.

Greetings
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Britzel on January 09, 2018, 12:33:26 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 09, 2018, 12:39:26 PM
@Britzel
Did you use last CFW v2.0.6 uploaded on 29.12.2017?

Solution already on forum.
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2686.0
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg19575#msg19575
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Britzel on January 09, 2018, 12:49:08 PM
No, i think mine is from middle of december. Thanx, i will update. Keep on the nice work.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on January 10, 2018, 08:11:23 AM
Good morning

Since I do not want to give up I would like to try another update procedure.
Until yesterday I had followed this procedure:

1-   Q10 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 5.1 TO ANDROID 7 v2.0.4. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.191425
2-   update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159
3-   update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.6)-HMD-2.0.6 2017-10-25.164125

Detecting the problems I have described: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg21577#msg21577

Now I would try to do this procedure, starting from the basic firmware, even the procedure is longer:

1-   Q10 PRO ANDROID 5.1 TO ANDROID 7 MIGRATION FIRMWARE
2-   update_Q10Pro_(update&themed)_HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-17.181855
3-   update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&noNavBar&Kodi17.2RC1shitty)_HMD-2.0.1 2017-01-10.164949
4-   update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4[RC1-20170629])_HMD-2.0.4 2017-07-05.174159
5-   update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.4)-HMD-2.0.5 2017-09-13.185132
6-   update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.6)-HMD-2.0.6 2017-10-25.164125

What do you think?
Thank you



Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on January 10, 2018, 12:04:38 PM
Good morning

To update from Android 5.1 firmware 1.0.7 or later you first update to Android 7 firmware 2.0.4 official and then to any later firmware (at time of writing - i.e. up to 2.0.5 or 2.0.6 official or custom). You need only two steps.

The long update process you list is unnecessary and will make no difference to the problem you describe in the linked post.

Your network access problem is an incompatibility between Android 7 media center on Q10 Pro and your NAS. We've been through this in email, but the solution is going to be a fixed IP address for the NAS and entering share details manually in Q10 Pro media center. Or a change somwhere in your NAS settings, of which I am not familiar.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on January 10, 2018, 12:33:42 PM
To update from Android 5.1 firmware 1.0.7 or later you first update to Android 7 firmware 2.0.4 official and then to any later firmware (at time of writing - i.e. up to 2.0.5 or 2.0.6 official or custom). You need only two steps.

The long update process you list is unnecessary and will make no difference to the problem you describe in the linked post.

Your network access problem is an incompatibility between Android 7 media center on Q10 Pro and your NAS. We've been through this in email, but the solution is going to be a fixed IP address for the NAS and entering share details manually in Q10 Pro media center. Or a change somwhere in your NAS settings, of which I am not familiar.
I connected HiMedia and the PC containing the multimedia files on the network, and both have the value of I.P. fixed.
At this point I do not know what other solution is possible, I have made many attempts.

A greeting
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Wajalot on January 12, 2018, 08:59:41 AM
With Android 7 and v. 2.0.6 the bluetooth does not working fine. The distance for working is very short (no more than a couple of yards) and the apps crashs after very few minutes.

Thanks anyway.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on January 12, 2018, 03:22:13 PM
FINALLY AFTER A LONG TIME I HAVE SUCCESSFUL TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM  :D
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.msg21424#msg21424
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg21577#msg21577

For some years I had a PC shared on the network with all HDD containing multimedia files, as in the example of this screen:

(https://s20.postimg.org/5237s6r8t/Android_5.png)

This configuration has always worked with both the MEDE8ER player and the HiMedia Q10 (Android 5.1).
When I upgraded the HiMedia to the new firmware with Andoid 7, both the access to the folders and the internal player (HiMedia videoplayer) did not start, but when I downgraded to Android 5.1 everything worked smoothly.
Honestly this was a situation that I could not explain, taking time to understand the cause.


During the tests I had to rename only the main folders of all HDDs eliminating the blanks with "_" like this screen:

(https://s20.postimg.org/lxicquwvh/Android_7.png)


Immediately I had access to the subfolders and the player (Himedia Videoplayer) works regularly.
This shows that Android 7 requires a different syntax, without empty spaces, from the previous version.

A greeting



Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: speighty1 on January 12, 2018, 09:47:34 PM
Quick question for anyone.

The android TV custom firmware that is also available to install, does that include the 5.1 audio fix for Kodi or is it only this custom firmware that has the fix.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on January 12, 2018, 10:13:42 PM
@DMD: I have movies named with spaces and without spaces and I am on CFW 2.0.6. What I think it may cause issues is that you have named the movies in Italian and sometimes in Italian and English. It is better to name them in English. Actually there is a Kodi naming suggestion here http://kodi.wiki/view/Naming_video_files/Movies. You can configure Kodi to show the information in Italian, I think.

I see another issue. Movies like Alien should be named Alien.1979, without 1 or any other number that does not quite have anything to do with it. Just like Star
Wars 1 1977 would most likely not be recognized as Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope from 1977.

It may matter if the scrapper is not configured properly to think that the movies are in "Movies are in separate folders that match the movie title" (also taken from the Kodi naming scheme). It may be related to Kodi 17 rather than to the actual Nougat firmware. I do not know what Kodi version you had on the 1.0.x firmware (most likely Kodi 16.x).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on January 12, 2018, 11:44:34 PM
@DMD: I have movies named with spaces and without spaces and I am on CFW 2.0.6. What I think it may cause issues is that you have named the movies in Italian and sometimes in Italian and English. It is better to name them in English. Actually there is a Kodi naming suggestion here http://kodi.wiki/view/Naming_video_files/Movies. You can configure Kodi to show the information in Italian, I think.

I see another issue. Movies like Alien should be named Alien.1979, without 1 or any other number that does not quite have anything to do with it. Just like Star
Wars 1 1977 would most likely not be recognized as Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope from 1977.

It may matter if the scrapper is not configured properly to think that the movies are in "Movies are in separate folders that match the movie title" (also taken from the Kodi naming scheme). It may be related to Kodi 17 rather than to the actual Nougat firmware. I do not know what Kodi version you had on the 1.0.x firmware (most likely Kodi 16.x).
The problem is not in the subfolders of films that can be written with or without spaces or as you want, but it is in the main folder of the HDD, this is to be written without spaces.
It is not a problem of Italian language and it is not a problem of Kodi, which does not hit anything, since the problem was also evident in HiMedia's MediaCenter.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on January 13, 2018, 11:24:19 AM
Good morning.
I noticed that the remote menu button does not work with kodi, in the rest of the other apps it works. (fwc 2.0.6)
Using the Rii MX3 remote control, the menu button works regularly with Kodi.
Has anyone detected this problem?

Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 13, 2018, 11:47:56 AM
Good morning.
I noticed that the remote menu button does not work with kodi, in the rest of the other apps it works. (fwc 2.0.6)
Using the Rii MX3 remote control, the menu button works regularly with Kodi.
Has anyone detected this problem?

Thank you

From FAQ (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1517.0):
* Stop Kodi 17 new remote message and disabled back / menu buttons? In Kodi, go Add-ons / My add-ons / Peripheral libraries / Joystick Support / Disable

How to disable peripheral joystick on Kodi 17.x
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1849.msg15451#msg15451
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on January 13, 2018, 12:25:12 PM
From FAQ (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1517.0):
* Stop Kodi 17 new remote message and disabled back / menu buttons? In Kodi, go Add-ons / My add-ons / Peripheral libraries / Joystick Support / Disable

How to disable peripheral joystick on Kodi 17.x
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1849.msg15451#msg15451
Thank you for the information.
Now the menu button on the original remote works.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on January 13, 2018, 02:02:11 PM
Since I upgraded, problems have arisen, but they have been resolved a little at a time
Another problem that I found, this also applies to the official fw, and the problem of reproducing the 16: 9 aspect ratio in the 720x576 resolution, a problem known as reported in this post: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2576.0
I hope this "bug" is solved as soon as possible I have a lot of movies with those features.

Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on January 18, 2018, 10:02:07 AM
Hey Pcristi,

He He now we are waiting the right CS firmware Version from the new 2.0.7 2018-01-12. THANKS ;) ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Flash3d on January 18, 2018, 01:58:13 PM
When the new CF based on 2.0.7 will be out (no hurry), will it be possible to upgrade from previous version(s) without loosing all the settings?
Or is a  fresh "reset"button upgrade" required?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pereira69 on January 20, 2018, 09:29:33 AM
Hey Pcristi,

It would be possible to provide the latest HimediaVideoplayer apk,  thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on January 20, 2018, 10:22:41 AM
@Flash3d: yes, I think it can be done, especially since you are on CFW 2.0.6.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on January 22, 2018, 09:56:57 AM
Hey Pcristi,

It would be possible to provide the latest HimediaVideoplayer apk,  thank you

It can be extracted easily from update.zip (update.zip is a standard zip archive).

Here it is from 2.0.7: http://www.mediafire.com/file/wt01gwbl35932ee/HimediaVideoPlayer.apk
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on January 22, 2018, 10:00:26 AM
CSFW 2.0.7 uploaded...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on January 22, 2018, 10:03:21 AM
PcRisti update CS Firmware CFW HMD 2.0.7 ;) ;)

https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e#31nnfaip368z1
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on January 22, 2018, 03:30:52 PM
I installed CFW HMD 2.0.7 this morning and it seems to run really well, However WIFI turns itself on with every boot will not stay turned off.

UPDATE:

After rebooting several times the problem is gone, Not sure why is was re-enabling WiFi but it is staying off now.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on January 22, 2018, 07:49:40 PM
Has anybody done a dirty update? It's a pain to have have to redo all my info and settings.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Flash3d on January 23, 2018, 07:45:16 PM
Has anybody done a dirty update? It's a pain to have have to redo all my info and settings.

Just did a dirty update from 2.0.5 to 2.0.7 and almost everything seems preserved, just some observations:

- Had to install the key_map mod again (to use a stop button on the remote).
- Don't see the popups from the ShortCut_Mount_v1.5 mod anymore during boot but all the NFS mappings seem to work, should I install the mod again?
- 16:9 DVD Iso seem to play in 4:3 format (black bars at the sides), known problem and reported already here on the forum.
- Some (25FPS?) mkv won't play anymore and give a error popup "video problem" from the Himedia video player. Also reported in the specific 2.0.7 firmware thread.

 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on January 23, 2018, 09:15:18 PM
Thanks. I'll give it a go :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on January 24, 2018, 04:50:27 PM
I would love to remap a key on the remote to be a stop button (3D button). Is this possible, and how?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on January 25, 2018, 04:27:14 PM
I thought with the latest FW v2.0.7, we're supposed to be able to have the subtitles turned off by default. but for the life of me, I can't find it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 25, 2018, 05:03:13 PM
I thought with the latest FW v2.0.7, we're supposed to be able to have the subtitles turned off by default. but for the life of me, I can't find it.

Option 1
Change Android Language any other Language then English (US) --> Thanks to @Dimitrij for share how to fixed
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2738.msg21954#msg21954

Option 2
Redownload CFW and do dirty install.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on January 26, 2018, 06:38:10 PM
I thought with the latest FW v2.0.7, we're supposed to be able to have the subtitles turned off by default. but for the life of me, I can't find it.

Option 1
Change Android Language any other Language then English (US) --> Thanks to @Dimitrij for share how to fixed
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2738.msg21954#msg21954

Option 2
Redownload CFW and do dirty install.
Thank you very much :) Option 1 worked for me :) :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on January 26, 2018, 09:50:07 PM
Hi All

Just a check. Can anyone confirm I can install  CFW 2.07  over CFW 2.05  without any problems. Never installed 2.06 and seems little point unless I need to.

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Flash3d on January 27, 2018, 10:24:00 AM
Hi All

Just a check. Can anyone confirm I can install  CFW 2.07  over CFW 2.05  without any problems. Never installed 2.06 and seems little point unless I need to.

Thanks

Did that upgrade myself, read a few posts back.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on February 02, 2018, 08:13:22 AM
Good morning.
I ask if in the version CFW 2.0.7 the old HiMedia Videoplayer 2.0.4 was introduced to solve the problems of the PAL aspect ratio (720x576)
Or you need to install the corrective patch separately.

Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on February 04, 2018, 02:26:13 PM
Hello everybody,
today I dirty flashed back to CFW2.0.6.
The reason is a VERY ANNOYING BUG in subtitles of 2.0.7 - sometimes WHOLE LINES of subtitles were not shown, even if pauses were fixed with subtitle workshop. It was a definite, real, repetitive flaw which I could repeat MANY times, and which DISSAPEARED once I came back to 2.0.6.
Verified and re-verified.
This is just to let you know, for your info.
Cheers everyone.

Later Edit: I am not certain but starting with CFW2.0.7 I suddenly started to encounter repeated, relatively frequent (several times every movie or TV series) interruptions of playback, with blackscreen and video signal cutback, the 4k HDR Panasonic Smart Tv recovering signal and resuming playback after a few seconds. After rewinding back a few moments and resuming playback to go through the problem-moment again, the same blackscreen did not occur anymore, not even one time, so I presume that the phenomenon is generated by Q10Pro/Firmware, not by video file. Just for you all to know, maybe someone can put 2 and 2 together.
I only play video files stored internally on a relatively new, error free and well-maintained HDD. Only alterations to firmware are by patching for More framerate, ROOT and SAMBA. IMPREX always OFF.
I will come back with impressions if going back to CFW2.0.6 is bringing back any improvement.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Topdude on February 04, 2018, 03:46:21 PM
Thanks for the report back!

For sure i won't change from 2.0.6
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: porsat on February 10, 2018, 05:21:20 AM
Hello everybody,
today I dirty flashed back to CFW2.0.6.
The reason is a VERY ANNOYING BUG in subtitles of 2.0.7 - sometimes WHOLE LINES of subtitles were not shown, even if pauses were fixed with subtitle workshop. It was a definite, real, repetitive flaw which I could repeat MANY times, and which DISSAPEARED once I came back to 2.0.6.
Verified and re-verified.
This is just to let you know, for your info.
Cheers everyone.

Later Edit: I am not certain but starting with CFW2.0.7 I suddenly started to encounter repeated, relatively frequent (several times every movie or TV series) interruptions of playback, with blackscreen and video signal cutback, the 4k HDR Panasonic Smart Tv recovering signal and resuming playback after a few seconds. After rewinding back a few moments and resuming playback to go through the problem-moment again, the same blackscreen did not occur anymore, not even one time, so I presume that the phenomenon is generated by Q10Pro/Firmware, not by video file. Just for you all to know, maybe someone can put 2 and 2 together.
I only play video files stored internally on a relatively new, error free and well-maintained HDD. Only alterations to firmware are by patching for More framerate, ROOT and SAMBA. IMPREX always OFF.
I will come back with impressions if going back to CFW2.0.6 is bringing back any improvement.

I have the same problem of interruptions of playback, with blackscreen and video signal cutback on my 1080p SAMSUNG-TV. I will go back to CFW2.0.6 till this problem is solved
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on February 10, 2018, 05:45:17 AM
Reporting back after downgrading to 2.0.6 because of the subtitles skip bug and video signal cutbacks. These video interruptions still happened yesterday, but only once, after two full watching days. So the phenomenon is still present in 2.0.6 but ALOT less frequent.
Maybe some one more knowledgeable or HIMEDIA should look into it, could be a really deal breaker.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on February 10, 2018, 08:45:08 AM
Reporting back after downgrading to 2.0.6 because of the subtitles skip bug and video signal cutbacks. These video interruptions still happened yesterday, but only once, after two full watching days. So the phenomenon is still present in 2.0.6 but ALOT less frequent.
Maybe some one more knowledgeable or HIMEDIA should look into it, could be a really deal breaker.

This issue has been discussed here and I've reported to Himedia directly, I suggest you do the same
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on February 10, 2018, 06:14:57 PM
I was reporting back not because I thought that the issue was not (or not enough) discussed here.
But simply because I downgraded to CFW2.0.6 from 2.0.7 which was absolutely unbearable.
My message was that CFW2.0.6 is, too, bugged the same with interruptions.
Is it the same issue with OFFICIAL 2.0.6 and 2.0.7  ??
And secondly, HOW do I report personally to Himedia, contact them and email them with a suggestion or complaint?
Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on February 10, 2018, 08:21:10 PM
I've been having this movie freezing issue since 2.03 at least, both official and custom firmware. Currently I stopped using Himedia player entirely.
Their email is export@himedia.cn
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on February 10, 2018, 10:03:39 PM
Thanks.
In fact, it was not a movie freezing for me. It is an iterruption, video signal cutout. An resuming after 1-2 seconds, recovering after a few seconds have passed in the timeline. Odd and ugly bug. I will report it.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on February 11, 2018, 05:44:08 AM
I was reporting back not because I thought that the issue was not (or not enough) discussed here.
But simply because I downgraded to CFW2.0.6 from 2.0.7 which was absolutely unbearable.
My message was that CFW2.0.6 is, too, bugged the same with interruptions.
Is it the same issue with OFFICIAL 2.0.6 and 2.0.7  ??
And secondly, HOW do I report personally to Himedia, contact them and email them with a suggestion or complaint?
Cheers.

I had similar black-out issues with playback on CFW 2.0.6 (tho' I guess those weren't actually signal loss, only the system/HiMedia Player had something messed up), going on OFW 2.0.6 completely solved the issue for me.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cch on February 11, 2018, 03:51:53 PM
I do notice this kind of video interruption during playback of movies in CFW2.07. What I observe is that initially the movie played back at 1080p 24hz (the original film refresh rate), but after the video signal cut-off it changed to 1080p 60hz (my custom setting). Is it the reason for this issue ? Now i've changed the display setting to 24hz off to see whether this issue goes away. 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on February 11, 2018, 04:03:05 PM
For testing purposes I reverted back to official firmware 2.0.6 to see if any interruptions still occur. Will inform back.

Later Edit: after 2 hours of watching from internal hard disk, I just got signal cut and recovery just like before. So official 2.0.6 is NOT a solution, is it also bugged.
Cheers, everybody.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: lotharek on February 14, 2018, 07:36:12 AM
I have just noticed that 2.0.7 5.1shall be installed  ONLY FOR INSTALL OVER FIRMWARE 2.0.4 / 2.0.5 / 2.0.6 / 2.0.7. and probably bricked my device...

any help please ?

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on February 14, 2018, 08:26:05 AM
I have just noticed that 2.0.7 5.1shall be installed  ONLY FOR INSTALL OVER FIRMWARE 2.0.4 / 2.0.5 / 2.0.6 / 2.0.7. and probably bricked my device...

any help please ?

Reinstall the version you had
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: lotharek on February 14, 2018, 09:28:08 AM
and that is the problem.. no matter version of official firmware i use, after reboot HIMEDIA logo stays on screen for hours...

ps. device reboots  after i get below screen

(https://lotharek.pl/img/q10.PNG)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on February 14, 2018, 10:11:54 AM
and that is the problem.. no matter version of official firmware i use, after reboot HIMEDIA logo stays on screen for hours...

ps. device reboots  after i get below screen

What firmware did you have installed before attempting the 2.0.7 install?

First try installing firmware you had installed previously.

If that fails you could try this, using the update.zip from the firmware you had installed previously: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1622.msg14469#msg14469
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: lotharek on February 14, 2018, 02:36:45 PM
Thnak You for help - now, i see green robot working ;-)
You saved my day and night and next day ;-)

I have fully recoverd q10 pro
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mrklown on February 18, 2018, 02:49:50 PM
Installed cfw 2.0.7 (previously had cfw 2.0.4).

DD2.0, DD5.1, DDP5.1 work fine with kodi 17/spmc 16 (audio pass-through), DTS works (wrapper required), but no sound with AAC in kodi/spmc or internal player.  All are mkv files.  Any idea what the problem might be? 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: rocaf on February 20, 2018, 09:49:56 AM
Could you tell me how to update my Q10 Pro CFW from 1.1.0 to 2.0.7?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on February 20, 2018, 10:59:14 AM
Could you tell me how to update my Q10 Pro CFW from 1.1.0 to 2.0.7?

Official 2.0.4 with 5.1 >7 firmware (here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2096.0)) then custom 2.0.7.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on February 22, 2018, 08:16:36 AM
Hello everybody.
Please teach me what to do because I cannot seem to find a button when playing audio music (flac) to activate SHUFFLE/RANDOM playbback from a directory on the internal HDD. I am on 2.0.6 CFW.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on February 22, 2018, 09:39:02 AM
Hello mihailuican

Open Media Center browse to wanted folder go inside and open one file with HiMediaMusic.
Press few times on play order button until get Shuffle Play.
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/26ff/pn16ssfw7mdvhf0zg.jpg?size_id=4)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: caseyjones on February 22, 2018, 01:43:33 PM
Hi
I installed the 2.0.6 and i use Mediaplayer instead of kodi.
I play mediafiles from synology ds215 .
My problem is that i always have to enter my Login and password, allthough i set the ip from himedia in the permission list in my synology.
I created shortcuts in the menue of the Mediaplayer and i am allways been asked for Name and password.
Any Solution on this?
Why does one have to login into a internal player?? This isn't another Zidoo deal with authorization failures?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on February 23, 2018, 07:34:17 PM
Hello everybody,
look what screen popup I got during a movie pause.
A message from KODI that they lost the appeal in a court of law, and they are short  of money, requesting donations...
What do you think? Is it legit?
I attached screen photo taken with my phone.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on February 23, 2018, 09:30:12 PM
I did not see it on my Q10 Pro. I would say it is not legit, @mihailucan.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on February 24, 2018, 11:16:19 AM
Could be from one of the many Kodi Add-Ons that I have, or the kodi Repository site owners...
Any way, another strange thing happened yesterday, too, for the first time.
When I pressed Return twice to exit a movie, something VERY WEIRD happened. Suddenly, the image stopped and screen went back to launcher, BUT the sound of the movie ending kept playing PLUS the Music player started playing one of the audio files i heard some time ago.
I don't know which music player was since no skin was loaded, ONLY the sound. Probably Neutron came above the soundtrack of the movie.
Very peculiar malfunction.
Any of you had something similar to this?
Could be a hack through one of the Kodi add-ons, since right after this sound overlapping I got the popup screen from Kodi asking for Donations?
Anybody any ideas? @Futeko?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on February 26, 2018, 08:52:32 AM
I think the message and the error are related to an add-on you have installed and not HiMedia firmware or official Kodi.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on February 26, 2018, 05:44:03 PM
@Futeko
Thanks for your kind and timely reply.
My next question then is "is there a log file under Kodi or any other way to pinpoint WHICH Add-On is guilty?"
Cheers.

Later Edit: Next day, during FTP file transfers to the internal HDD, the transfer protocol started to cycle stop/go/stop/go several times and then all of the sudden the HDD died, definitively. No attempt (disassembly, low level intervention, easeus) nothing worked. it's dead, with all my music, video, documentary and 4k movie collection.
Strange game...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kanoysta on February 27, 2018, 10:26:18 PM
Hi everyone. This is my first time here.
I have a new Q5 pro using a firmware that has no reference anywhere.
Out of the box it cames with: HDM-1.1.0 2017-04-08.224716 / Android 5.1.1 /Kernel 3.18.24
The box seams to run everything fine but I cant upgrade the software. I've tried all the normal procedures using the official software from Himedia website to upgrade from Android L to N.
But everytime it shows an error after the update bar barely starts.

The box is in English and no chinese words appears when i start the box. So I assume it's not the chinese versions.

Can anyone help me or just point what firmware version should I use to upgrade?
And last question. To upgrade to the custom firmware, i must upgrade the original right?

Thank you
Kanoysta
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on February 27, 2018, 10:45:44 PM
Hi everyone. This is my first time here.
I have a new Q5 pro using a firmware that has no reference anywhere.
Out of the box it cames with: HDM-1.1.0 2017-04-08.224716 / Android 5.1.1 /Kernel 3.18.24
The box seams to run everything fine but I cant upgrade the software. I've tried all the normal procedures using the official software from Himedia website to upgrade from Android L to N.
But everytime it shows an error after the update bar barely starts.

The box is in English and no chinese words appears when i start the box. So I assume it's not the chinese versions.

Can anyone help me or just point what firmware version should I use to upgrade?
And last question. To upgrade to the custom firmware, i must upgrade the original right?

Thank you
Kanoysta

Hi,
You're probably using the correct file Android L to N. Make sure the usb drive is formatted in fat or fat32 and is smaller than 8GB. Make sure there's a single file called update.zip.

Follow instructions from here:
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.0

To install the latest version first install 2.0.4 (android L to N) and after that you can install 2.0.7 official or 2.0.7 custom
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kanoysta on February 27, 2018, 10:58:05 PM
Ohhh. Done.
Thanks a lot. Everything was fine except for the usb format. Wasnt fat.
The forum states it clearly but himedia website doesnt.

Thank you :D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on March 08, 2018, 12:09:59 AM
Installed cfw 2.0.7 (previously had cfw 2.0.4).

DD2.0, DD5.1, DDP5.1 work fine with kodi 17/spmc 16 (audio pass-through), DTS works (wrapper required), but no sound with AAC in kodi/spmc or internal player.  All are mkv files.  Any idea what the problem might be?

I also have no 5.1 passthrough with 5.1 AAC streams.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mrklown on March 09, 2018, 02:26:23 AM
Installed cfw 2.0.7 (previously had cfw 2.0.4).

DD2.0, DD5.1, DDP5.1 work fine with kodi 17/spmc 16 (audio pass-through), DTS works (wrapper required), but no sound with AAC in kodi/spmc or internal player.  All are mkv files.  Any idea what the problem might be?

Posted this a few weeks ago and finally closer to figuring out the problem, but still not solved.  Basically what happens is once I play a movie/video with DD or DTS audio, linear PCM no longer functions.  If I reboot it will work fine again until the next DD/DTS file is played.  Has anyone ever ran into this before?  Is this a bug?

Update: I've narrowed it down further, if I use the wrapper for all playback the problem doesn't happen.  Only happens if I play DD/DTS with SPMC or Kodi.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on March 10, 2018, 10:23:14 AM
Hello everybody,
look what screen popup I got during a movie pause.
A message from KODI that they lost the appeal in a court of law, and they are short  of money, requesting donations...
What do you think? Is it legit?
I attached screen photo taken with my phone.
Cheers.

This is not an appeal from kodi but from *BANNEDWORD*s.com as  cited within speel. Tv addons is an unofficial site where you were once able to load 3rd party addons, builds , do maintenance etc.  It was one of the principal named sites in thd Canadian lawsuits involving various sites last June/July. The appeal was allowed as the original injuction was executed along dubious lines, which has now been revoked, which is in being appealed again I understand. This is all before anything is heard in court. Quite unbelievable. Bellcable Canada has an almost untenable strangle hold on digital communications to such an extent that its an exclusive monopoly which they defend rigorously using ANY methods or pressure points available.

The character running *BANNEDWORD*s isn't the most honest of chaps either, but whats he's up against there is blatant miscarriage of justice Imo, a witchunt without any defined or clear definition of what a " witch"  is having been made.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on March 10, 2018, 07:47:49 PM
I uninstalled the couple od addons of that site and the messages are long gone. Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: CookiePuss on March 14, 2018, 11:48:07 PM
Hi guys. This is the first time I'm using this custom firmware. The digital passthrough is what brought me over to using custom. Anyway, sorry if this was already asked but is it recommended to use the auto frame rate patches or are they already implemented in this custom firmware?

Thank you pcristi for the work you put into these releases!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Kirek50 on March 22, 2018, 06:20:18 PM
What is the matter with the playback of external subtitles in this version? In the official firmware version 2.07, Media Player loses subtitle lines. This subtitle issue is driving me nuts.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on March 27, 2018, 04:30:27 PM
I have a q5 pro with firmware 2.0.6.  Is 2.0.7 a patch or a full firmware,  will I lose all and have to reconfigure box all over again.  I do backup everything, but it takes time to reconfigure to my liking.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on March 27, 2018, 05:14:01 PM
What is the matter with the playback of external subtitles in this version? In the official firmware version 2.07, Media Player loses subtitle lines. This subtitle issue is driving me nuts.

I am seeing this external subtitle issue as well - was it introduced on 2.0.7 ? I may need to rollback if this is the case.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: switchblade on April 03, 2018, 05:30:16 PM
Has anyone tried the DirecTV Now app with this custom fw?  I tried this app with the official fw and I get a Location error.  Before I wipe my box again and install this custom fw, I'd like to know if anyone has this working.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: granger13 on April 03, 2018, 06:44:11 PM
On kodi 17.0  many files show ''video problem'' with wrapper.maybe it is because i have'#' characters on folders but i cannot rename 800 titles!any solution?
i have 2.0.7 custom installed.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: caseyjones on April 03, 2018, 06:59:37 PM
I see that is not a "illegal" character in Windows which I though it was (if that it the O/S you have in your PC's).

Unless there is some real fancy, bulk file rename application, you really have a problem. Why did you choose to use the number sign anyway??
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: granger13 on April 03, 2018, 07:34:18 PM
It helps me separate  title from duration from subs from format eg Bad Day at Black Rock # 82'# GR # B,  gr means greek subs, and B bluray.
So i guess if they dont fix this i will have to sell it.And i got it yesterday......
zidoo x9s has a few problems (eg their wrapper crashes in kodi once in a while when you play a movie and you have to restart kodi to go there after playaback) but not such a huge deal breaker....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: caseyjones on April 03, 2018, 08:09:59 PM
Wouldn't a underline (_) work as good if not better?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: granger13 on April 03, 2018, 08:36:14 PM
Probably yes, but i will have to do that for 800 titles.Also, i have these titles on kodi on zidoo in my bedroom so i would have to make the kodi library there as well from the beginning.I bought it to enjoy my movie collection not to work for  hours like that because it cannot do such a simple task....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: caseyjones on April 03, 2018, 08:47:52 PM
This isn't a beginners task, but take a close look here;
https://superuser.com/questions/236820/how-do-i-remove-the-same-part-of-a-file-name-for-many-files-in-windows-7 (https://superuser.com/questions/236820/how-do-i-remove-the-same-part-of-a-file-name-for-many-files-in-windows-7)

There is also;
https://superuser.com/questions/16007/how-can-i-mass-rename-files (https://superuser.com/questions/16007/how-can-i-mass-rename-files)

What you want is the ability to do a "find and replace". Find "#" and replace it with "_" if that will work. I involves a command line (which I don't like), but it should work. I would suggest to lower your requirements for information in the file name to reduce the complexity of the title.  ;)
You will probably have to put a number of videos in a single folder to 'do a 'batch' file.
 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: granger13 on April 03, 2018, 10:26:42 PM
Thank you casey for your answers and concern.But i do not want to get in all this trouble. Himedia should fix this soon if they want their media player to be a serious contender.Regards.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: caseyjones on April 05, 2018, 08:55:41 PM
How do you remove the large Icons on the home page? Pandora I uninstalled (and confirmed), but the Icon is still there.
I inventively clicked on "Gallery" on the applications page, but I can't remove that either. I don't see a way to do so and what I read in that almost useless quick start guide doesn't work, nor did the procedure in the FAQ sticky which seems to be for the top rows.

These are the top, larger two rows, not that duplicated small row at the bottom that removing does work (which I don't know why there are two in the 1st place other to confuse more).  ::)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: caseyjones on April 05, 2018, 09:02:26 PM
Two more;

Can the 'skin' be changed with this custom FW (not the Kodi skins). I see no entry to do so.

How do you get rid of that chromecast wallpaper screensaver?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 05, 2018, 11:17:06 PM
@caseyjones

Read Q5/Q10 Pro FAQ --> GUI section
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1517.0

CFW 'skin' can't be east change only very limited support
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg20982;topicseen#msg20982

Disable daydream
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg19575;topicseen#msg19575
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: caseyjones on April 06, 2018, 01:18:55 PM
I have read that FAQ more than once, I even printed it out. 
What is shown to remove those Icons does not work, except for the lower row. Those default 'boxes' have no check mark.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on April 06, 2018, 01:34:46 PM
I have read that FAQ more than once, I even printed it out. 
What is shown to remove those Icons does not work, except for the lower row. Those default 'boxes' have no check mark.

I and others have tried to help you but there is a limit.

Maybe try asking the nice American reseller who sold you your Q10 Pro?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 07, 2018, 11:57:39 PM
I have read that FAQ more than once, I even printed it out. 
What is shown to remove those Icons does not work, except for the lower row. Those default 'boxes' have no check mark.

Write in Q5/Q10 Pro FAQ just try to understand what you read.
Quote
GUI
* How to change home screen apps? Navigate to the tile you want to replace on home screen and press menu button on remote. Select an app from the app list and it will replace the selected tile.
So defaults icons can't be removed just possible to be replaced with what you need.

Two answer to yours  post (https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=265888&pid=2723025#pid2723025) from Kodi forum.
Quote
Hoe do you remove those larger boxes even after the application was removed.
Specifically Facebook & Spyke. I un-installed these, but they still show and they still run. You can add off of the applications list, but there isn't a obvious way to remove them, except for ones you add with a checkmark.

Answer written also in Q5/Q10 Pro FAQ
Quote
Apps
* Remove system apps? Some apps are designated as system apps and cannot be deleted by normal means (Facebook, Skype, Kodi). If you really want to see them gone, follow this guide: http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1653.msg13416#msg13416

Between this discussion is off-topic here please make your own thread where to ask and get answer for your questions.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: granger13 on April 09, 2018, 12:21:21 PM
I have intsaled original 2.0.8.Can i install custom 2.0.7. over it with update procedure?Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sveltosss on April 10, 2018, 08:02:31 PM
Hi guys. This is the first time I'm using this custom firmware. The digital passthrough is what brought me over to using custom. Anyway, sorry if this was already asked but is it recommended to use the auto frame rate patches or are they already implemented in this custom firmware?

Thank you pcristi for the work you put into these releases!

I have the same question.

Does anyone know the answer?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on April 11, 2018, 09:55:22 AM
Anyway, sorry if this was already asked but is it recommended to use the auto frame rate patches or are they already implemented in this custom firmware?

No. Auto framerate switching is the same as official firmware (i.e. 50/60 > 23.976/29.970 - see more framerate switching OP for more info).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ClaudioG on April 12, 2018, 12:34:35 PM
I have intsaled original 2.0.8.Can i install custom 2.0.7. over it with update procedure?

I've do it.

Q5pro shows your firmware as 2.0.7.

I think we must wait a new release of pccristi's custom firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on April 12, 2018, 03:23:14 PM
When you'll update your pcristi's firmware to 2.0.8 ?
Please.

Thanks you. 😁
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on April 15, 2018, 02:18:33 AM
Would love to have a CFW v2.0.8 by pcristi. :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on April 15, 2018, 07:14:01 AM
Of course, yes...  ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: CatchMeZZo on April 16, 2018, 10:48:29 AM
yes CFW 2.0.8 PLZ  ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on April 18, 2018, 03:12:16 PM
+1
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Gunther99 on April 20, 2018, 01:24:35 PM
Hello, Pritsci, did i or maye WE miss something ? Don't you make a CUSTOM 2.0.8 Firmware ?

Keep up the Good Work i really LOVE your CUSTOM FIRMWARES ! ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on April 20, 2018, 01:57:19 PM
Custom 2.0.8 was uploaded a couple of days ago, and added to the opening post of this thread this morning.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on April 20, 2018, 02:35:05 PM
This new custom 2.0.8  firmware doesn't work correctly, I have to install again the official one...  :'(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on April 20, 2018, 04:21:30 PM
This new custom 2.0.8  firmware doesn't work correctly, I have to install again the official one...  :'(

More details please.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: taxi02 on April 20, 2018, 07:49:10 PM
First note custom 2.0.8 


The main operator chopping movies
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on April 20, 2018, 11:58:44 PM
I am also having some serious issues with custom 2.0.8 but I suspect its in the factory update and not pcristi fault, Will update after I restore to custom 2.0.7

Ok now that I got some sleep, I am also having stuttering on youtube often

Experiencing same issues with playback as Gunther99

My cable TV app Spectrum TV is also freezing and randomly crashing

And occasionally it will not fully power down without unplugging power

Tried installing using update method first then tried clean install issues were the same.

Thanks for all your hard work Pritsci........ :)

Did Himedia botch yet another update ?

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on April 21, 2018, 02:22:07 AM
Youtube TV not working smooth. it sometimes tripped
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Gunther99 on April 21, 2018, 11:36:25 AM
Hello Pcristi, i am also having problems with custom Firmware 2.08 !

In every file i play (Movie or TV-Show) it will pause a few milliseconds during playing and then continu to play !
That phenomenon will repeat itself a couple of times as long as the Movie or Show is running !
It is VER VERY annoying to have tiny hick-ups as i call them multiple times during the play of a movie or show !

Is it the Mediaplayer ? I Has it to do with sound ? This was not there in firmware 2.07 !

I REALLY REALLY like the NEW BLUE background that is TOP NOTCH GREAT !!! Thanx !!!

I hope that i am not the only one encountering this problem and that it can be fixed ?

I love the GREAT work you do with the custom firmwares ! Keep up the Great work !

Lot's of RESPECT from HOLLAND !
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 21, 2018, 01:23:55 PM
MKLM22, taxi02, kodiloaded, haovh_85, Gunther99
Thanks for reporting problems, for now CFW v2.0.8 removed from public share until got where is conflict.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on April 21, 2018, 01:26:14 PM
MKLM22, taxi02, kodiloaded, haovh_85, Gunther99
Thanks for reporting problems, for now CFW v2.0.8 removed from public share until got where is conflict.
Thanks pcristi! Waiting from you!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Gunther99 on April 21, 2018, 01:47:26 PM
Thanx Prcisti, that's very PROFESSIONAL of you and thanx for the quick respons !

I really hope that you can find the problems.

Where can i find that BLUE background so that i can put it temperarely in custom firmware 2.07 ?

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on April 21, 2018, 04:37:45 PM
Gunther99 In the Whiteicon application, I think... ::)
Choose the wallpaper in that... ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on April 21, 2018, 04:39:21 PM
Not sure if anyone else will experience the same problem but I tried to Downgrade from CFW 2.0.8 to CFW 2.0.7 using the internal update by USB in settings and upon reboot I was getting system ui has stopped and it would instantly come back each time you closed it, I had to clean install VFW 2.0.7
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 22, 2018, 03:02:47 PM
CFW v2.0.8 back to public access on mediafire.

Backup, backup, backup all your data maybe will need go back with clean install to OFW/CFW v2.0.6/v2.0.7

Donwload: same link form first post (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.0)

Note:
- for update from CFW v2.0.4 or newest can do dirty updated via USB local upgrade, this method are still not recommended.
- user witch still run first version of CFW v2.0.8 please to dirty updated to newest uploaded version.

Fixes:
- HUGE not responsive interface
- fix YouTube TV not play smooth
- fix not working preset for [PATCH] Auto framerate switching - KODI
- fix wallpaper not scale after dirty install
- add [PATCH] Samba server optimization
- some apps update to news version
- Kodiloaded thanks for idea to review changes of HiMedia apps
- BIG, big thanks to @haovh_85 for patient and nerves for help with testing.

Thanks to everyone for understand and report problems. All feedback are welcome.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on April 22, 2018, 06:27:23 PM

Just applied a Dirty Upgrade from CFW 2.0.7 to CFW 2.0.8, Everything great so far thanks again pcristi
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on April 22, 2018, 07:15:41 PM
First time I can not install custom software  :-[.
I've always been installing but now I have a problem.I used a few pendrive with all types of formatting FAT,FAT32,NTFS .I installed using the button on the rear panel. Unfortunately, the installation is very fast, and then the main panel appears with incomplete icons.I tried to install from the menu but the device communicates that there are no upgrade files.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 22, 2018, 08:58:26 PM
@MusiCManiaC
Common mistake is rename to update.zip.zip inside of correct once update.zip. Please check on box if file name is update.zip :).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on April 23, 2018, 06:57:25 AM
I was formerly on Custom 2.06 which I found excellent, last night I updated to custom 2.08 all went well after I renamed file update and not update.zip as stated, why put zip in your instructions when it is not needed its only confusing. On 2.08 I found the bluray menus main and light the other way round to 2.06 which caught me out initially but fine now. I also found the PQ part of the menu when playing a movie acting differently than I can remember. When adjusting the sub menus there is no change to the picture until you restart the movie not as good as before as changing the sub menus before you could see instant changes in the picture like changing from natural to colourful etc.Kodi didn't seem as good as in picture quality as the inbuilt media player. Still many thanks for your work
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on April 23, 2018, 08:25:07 AM
I was formerly on Custom 2.06 which I found excellent, last night I updated to custom 2.08 all went well after I renamed file update and not update.zip as stated, why put zip in your instructions when it is not needed its only confusing. On 2.08 I found the bluray menus main and light the other way round to 2.06 which caught me out initially but fine now. I also found the PQ part of the menu when playing a movie acting differently than I can remember. When adjusting the sub menus there is no change to the picture until you restart the movie not as good as before as changing the sub menus before you could see instant changes in the picture like changing from natural to colourful etc.Kodi didn't seem as good as in picture quality as the inbuilt media player. Still many thanks for your work

The extension .zip is usually hidden by the Windows operating system, that's why you only see update in the file name.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on April 23, 2018, 09:12:52 AM
The extension .zip is usually hidden by the Windows operating system, that's why you only see update in the file name.

Exactly. It's an example of Windows confusing things by trying to make them simpler.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on April 23, 2018, 09:29:51 AM
The extension .zip is usually hidden by the Windows operating system, that's why you only see update in the file name.

Exactly. It's an example of Windows confusing things by trying to make them simpler.


Exactly, I just bought a Dell XPS 15 came with Win 10 I never even booted it up before I tossed in Windows 7 Pro, First thing I did was disable Hide extensions for known file types , I am a firm believer in dont fix what aint broke, Win 7 Not broken, 10 permanently broken in my book.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on April 23, 2018, 09:41:24 AM
Have today tried the new update to 2.08. AFAIR this update took noticeably longer than other updates to install, so be patient and "boot" appeared  twice not once whilst installing.

For those having problems upgrading may I suggest this method. Download zip. Copy and paste to another folder away from download folder. In other folder Highlight and use RENAME option, Delete everything except "update" all the decimal points , dashes and dates, everything after the word UPDATE.  Once done highlight  again and select COPY option, open your USB  and paste direct, no win etc required.  Works a treat and system sorts out the double zips.

Edit using win 7, but will try win 10 later. Isn't it just case of ticking box to show file format?

Problems or tweeks encountered.

Settings have closed several times on me whilst using the set picture option, and it seems very jerky in its operation. The "this APP is not responding" window appears and then need to come out and go back in. It does save what you have done, but something wrong me thinks.

One time it closed and main menu appeared all out of sync , no blue background and took around 25 seconds to reconfigure.

When opening KODI its not entering installing !st run exercise and despite closing , deleting cache and forcibly closing app unable to get KODI to initialise 1st run which it ought to do as fresh install.

Will continue to play with today  and see what happens.  Personally like the blue background, but not having CHROME on initial screen, being replaced by PaNDora and Netflix which highly personal choices, one of which not available in UK slightly irritating.  However note solutions as above which will try.

Question. Is there not an Back up APP which can be installed to utilise all the users favourite options to USB stick and copied and paste etc on each upgrade?.

Anyway, Thanks to Pcristi  for his work and others who assisted him, first time had any problems on a upgrade so advising as requested, not moaning. ;)

Edit. Unable to get ESexplorer to open Usb.  It comes up "System UI has stopped.  Without my back up for kodi unable to continue so reverting to 2.07.

2nd Edit. Reverted to cfw 2.7 using exactly the same upgrade method and all okay and as we wereat 7.00am this morning. Unfortunately to me appears to confirm that some bugs  are in the 2.8 upgrade. However willingly live with what was available but ES Explorer needs to work seamlessly.  The picture config also back to normal. Noticed that the arrows of direction stay the way of +/- on 2.7 but on 2.8 they revert otherway. Just a thought as to what may be happening.
Will await further,news. Thanks


Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on April 23, 2018, 12:10:08 PM

Here are the few bugs i have found

Trying to access these items in settings causing settings to crash

Sound/Volumes
Storage/Internal HDD

Other than that everything I use is working great !
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on April 23, 2018, 01:03:48 PM

Here are the few bugs i have found

Trying to access these items in settings causing settings to crash

Sound/Volumes
Storage/Internal HDD

Other than that everything I use is working great !
Confirm but only crash Sound/ Volume. Storage/ Internal HDD working ok.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 23, 2018, 03:25:27 PM

Here are the few bugs i have found

Trying to access these items in settings causing settings to crash

Sound/Volumes
Storage/Internal HDD


I can't reproduce this try clear data on System UI apps, maybe doe't rely like dirty update for v2.0.4..v2.0.7.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on April 23, 2018, 03:35:40 PM

Here are the few bugs i have found

Trying to access these items in settings causing settings to crash

Sound/Volumes
Storage/Internal HDD



I am now thinking it is this patch that is causing it, I forgot I use this for some of my apps that i need access to the extra features.

http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2928.msg22732#msg22732 (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2928.msg22732#msg22732)
I can't reproduce this try clear data on System UI apps, maybe doe't rely like dirty update for v2.0.4..v2.0.7.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on April 23, 2018, 06:32:28 PM

Here are the few bugs i have found

Trying to access these items in settings causing settings to crash

Sound/Volumes
Storage/Internal HDD

Other than that everything I use is working great !
I did a dirty update last night from 2.0.7, and am only having an issue with sound/volumes crashing. storage options work fine. I cleared cache of System UI, but still crashes on sound/volumes.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 23, 2018, 09:37:09 PM
Sorry new version of CFW v2.0.8 available on mediafire.
@Kodiloaded, patch removed, strange why this problem not reported before.

Crash Sound/Volumes, Storage/Internal HDD fixed, @tomeeli patch not compatible with this FW.

Thanks to everyone for understand and report problems. All feedback are welcome.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on April 23, 2018, 09:55:26 PM
@Pcristi :

You say new FCW 2.08 available on mediafire, but can we use the download on page 1 or is that still to be updated?  Just not sure on clarity

Many thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 23, 2018, 10:09:08 PM
@Icarium20
A same link for download from first post, just file updated.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on April 24, 2018, 12:21:53 AM
@pcristie  re: update_patch_for_remove_hardware.type.television&navigationbar_CFW-2.0.6-2.0.8  I just installed it and now sound/volumes doesn't crash. :) all good now. Thank you very much.  Do I now take it that you've included this fix in your newly updated today CFW 2.0.8?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on April 24, 2018, 01:36:31 AM
Sorry new version of CFW v2.0.8 available on mediafire.
@Kodiloaded, patch removed, strange why this problem not reported before.

Crash Sound/Volumes, Storage/Internal HDD fixed, @tomeeli patch not compatible with this FW.

Thanks to everyone for understand and report problems. All feedback are welcome.

So is there a proper working patch for 2.0.8 ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 24, 2018, 09:38:40 AM
So is there a proper working patch for 2.0.8 ?

Patch will come soon for CFW v2.0.8 I hope to be working once.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on April 24, 2018, 09:51:19 PM
It will be possible to change the appearance of icons in custom 2.08?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on April 24, 2018, 09:53:18 PM
It will be possible to change the appearance of icons in custom 2.08?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on April 24, 2018, 09:54:41 PM
It will be possible to change the appearance of icons in custom 2.08?

Hey have a look with PCristi work : https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3#cvpydll6pfgny

;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: hugole1 on April 25, 2018, 12:37:09 PM
You can deinstall white_icon app and icons are coulored.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on April 25, 2018, 02:45:14 PM
If you uninstall White Icons app, icons go back to their default image. Some will be colored, some will not.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mccainm on April 25, 2018, 04:57:20 PM
I'm pretty sure, in a thread this big, that this has been covered, so I apologize...my searches haven't produced any effective results so I'm probably using the wrong keyword or something.  I'm forced to revert back to previous firmware (from 2.0.8 to 2.0.6) to troubleshoot a power off issue with a Q10 Pro (it started to regularly freeze with no video output and white LEDs still on when shutting down) and decided to try this custom firmware instead of official.  Two questions...feel free to simply point me to a link if it has been answered:

1) When I uninstalled the provided ES File Explorer and Pandora software, the launcher/home screen icons remained.  I tried going into Launcher 3D in Settings>Apps and clearing the data and the icons still do not disappear.  Is there a way to remove home screen icons?...the only information search and the HiMedia FAQ describe are the small self-added icons on the bottom (e.g. where you use the little checkboxes). 

2) Can current alternate launchers (e.g. Nova) be installed?  Before I break something:) I read that you'd have to use ADB commands...a simple install wouldn't override the default launcher (launcher_3D) and that even if I did install Nova, there isn't a "Home or Default App" option to allow me to select a different launcher (i.e. like the process on most cell phones).  I just wanted to confirm the process...or confirm that it can't be done.

Any help...including just pointing me in the right direction...would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on April 25, 2018, 05:11:16 PM
@mccainm
1. The icons of apps you uninstalled, but are present there by default won't go away unless you go over one of these icons, hit the menu button and select another app. You will have to do this every time the chosen app is updated.
2. Yes, alternate launchers can be installed, but only on the custom version. I have installed an alternate launcher. As soon as you install another launcher, when pressing the Home button, you will get a prompt to use another launcher.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: psychmon on April 25, 2018, 09:08:18 PM
Hi,  just installed 2.08 for the Q10 pro and the google play store app won't open. Have tried force stop, disable, and downloaded and installed the latest apk's for the Google Play Store and Google Play services, but the play store just won't open. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  All the other apps open without a problem.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on April 26, 2018, 06:51:10 AM
mccainm: Alternate launchers can be installed on OFW (up from 2.0.4, I guess) as well, no need for CFW. Nova Launcher works for me great on 2.0.6, all icon layouts are fully customizable. Also didn't had any issues with installing it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mccainm on April 26, 2018, 07:29:12 AM
Thanks Mount81 and  tmihai20 for the "launcher" advice!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: LaraBoft on April 27, 2018, 10:33:36 AM
Thanks for the update. One question: it states that Kodi 17.6 is included. After upgrade I'm still on 17.4. How to upgrade to a newer version?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on April 27, 2018, 12:48:51 PM
Thanks for the update. One question: it states that Kodi 17.6 is included. After upgrade I'm still on 17.4. How to upgrade to a newer version?

Via playstore is the easiest way
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: locnp on April 28, 2018, 08:37:55 PM
Just update to the latest firmware 2.0.8 and the kodi wrapper not works.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/locnp/IMG_20180429_022904.jpg)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: xalaros on April 29, 2018, 08:42:03 AM
I upgraded from 2.0.6 to 2.0.8 yesterday.
a few thoughts, after the upgrade i had a lot of apps not working so i was did a factory reset. This all the apps from te box including kodi and the wrapper.
Had to setup everything from the beginning, well it has time for a refresh anyways.
First problem i encountered after setting up the wrapper and kodi, was the mount failed issue with the internal player, how hard is it Himedia really???
i had to use the persistant mount for smb/nfs to resolve the issue like with 2.0.6.
Also i am having an issue with internal media player and external subtitles, i had this in 2.0.6 it was one of the main reasons i tried the update. Since the internal players download subtitles is not working for about a year now and nobody seems to care, i am starting the video in kodi, download the subs with kodi, and then i start it with the internal player but the subtitles are not there at all(off course the file is there i have checked multiple times), the build in subs work ok with the player. So its either subtitles or HD-audio for me for the past 2-3 releases or so, thanks again !

Oops almost forgot , having issue with wired connection and google play store, only wifi connection if you want to download anything from the store, by the way a 30$ china player has spoofing in the settings for this kind of stuff.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: codyrocco on April 29, 2018, 08:55:18 AM
I upgraded from 2.0.6 to 2.0.8 yesterday.

do a clean upgrade, not a dirty one. always. there aren't so much settings to redo, reallly.
don't use passwords for shares, don't use spaces in folders name.
don't expect a space ship for 150$. even for 500$, you'll get an oppo player, at best. with its limitations, also.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on April 30, 2018, 09:31:54 AM

You have multiple problems which are untypical of other users' experience of 2.0.8.

I suggest reinstalling 2.0.8 using the method detailed in the firmware threads.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: codyrocco on May 03, 2018, 05:19:32 AM
using cfw2.0.8, clean install, i observed that the problem from cfw2.0.7, with google play not opening, has reappeared.
later edit; was cfw 2.0.8 v1, which was broken; v2 is working ok
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: CookiePuss on May 04, 2018, 02:20:46 AM
The hyper links are reversed for firmware 2.08  The link under Q10 Pro downloads a file with Q5 in the file name and the file under Q5 shows as Q10 Pro when downloading.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on May 04, 2018, 08:35:47 AM
The hyper links are reversed for firmware 2.08  The link under Q10 Pro downloads a file with Q5 in the file name and the file under Q5 shows as Q10 Pro when downloading.

Something changed on CS mediafire between me posting links and very recently.

Opening posts have been updated to reflect the change.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 04, 2018, 03:50:23 PM
@kodiloaded
You already test it on 25.4 via other link.

V2 is include my version of patch for running without "hardware.type.television" feature/navigation bar/status bar and with thanks to @tomeeli  for Settings.apk.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on May 04, 2018, 09:22:04 PM
Ok thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on May 06, 2018, 12:46:39 AM
@kodiloaded
You already test it on 25.4 via other link.

V2 is include my version of patch for running without "hardware.type.television" feature/navigation bar/status bar and with thanks to @tomeeli  for Settings.apk.
Hello pcristi,
Check PM please!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jogobelo on May 10, 2018, 10:01:56 PM
 ::) I have a problem, any online video freezing - crap. In the older version it work ok. Testing on two Q10 PRO and two Internet providers.

edit: I've downloaded V2, and it looks like it's all OK. :)

Thank you pcristi
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: apc on May 12, 2018, 04:25:35 PM
Does anyone know why the Plex info bar keeps opening about every 30 seconds when playing anything?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 15, 2018, 08:56:38 PM
@apc
Woww Plex have new feature with new problems please try use old version like arm 6.15.x.x
https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/plex-inc/plex/plex-6-15-2-4143-release/

Plex have to filter keyevent only for what they apps know and not to popup controls for any unknown/undefined keyevent.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gridlock on May 17, 2018, 04:54:31 PM
the 2.0.8 firmware for me is pure awesomeness.... especially with the impressive 1080p mkv files playback quality...
my only remaining issue is that whenever i change the tv hdmi input (to watch other sources) using the TV remote and go back to the Q10 pro , the screen goes black , and in order to get the display back , i have to unplug and plug in the hdmi cable back again.
aside from the mentioned , i'm truly amazed...
thanks to everyone involved
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: apc on May 19, 2018, 09:31:22 AM
@apc
Woww Plex have new feature with new problems please try use old version like arm 6.15.x.x
https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/plex-inc/plex/plex-6-15-2-4143-release/

Plex have to filter keyevent only for what they apps know and not to popup controls for any unknown/undefined keyevent.

Plex works ok (NO popups) using the official firmware
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 20, 2018, 10:50:26 AM
Plex works ok (NO popups) using the official firmware

New files uploaded on mediafire (...)v2.1.... with fix for Plex popup control.
Change log v2.1
- Fix Plex control popup.
- Update some user apps.
Thanks to everyone for report.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on May 20, 2018, 12:44:28 PM
Plex works ok (NO popups) using the official firmware

New files uploaded on mediafire (...)v2.1.... with fix for Plex popup control.
Change log v2.1
- Fix Plex control popup.
- Update some user apps.
Thanks to everyone for report.
Working perfect! Thanks for your hard working...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cch on May 20, 2018, 04:58:59 PM
Something not right with this v2.1. When i local update half-way the android logo showed exclamation mark, then everything stuck. Try to full install also the same. Any clues ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 20, 2018, 06:15:26 PM
Something not right with this v2.1. When i local update half-way the android logo showed exclamation mark, then everything stuck. Try to full install also the same. Any clues ?

Q5Pro box? Bad upload please redownload.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cch on May 21, 2018, 03:50:07 AM
Yes, it's q5pro. Last night (as in GMT + 8 time zone) after failing to install v2.1 i tried to install v2.0. Able to do so but my samba setting was all gone, couldn't create google account and play store couldn't log in.
Has the v2.1 solve these problems ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on May 21, 2018, 08:20:04 AM
Where is the link for Q10Pro 2.1 Customised Firmware?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on May 21, 2018, 08:25:31 AM
Where is the link for Q10Pro 2.1 Customised Firmware?
Here:
https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3#mmpvx02dgns9d
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cch on May 21, 2018, 01:37:15 PM
The latest q5pro upload is fine. Everything in order now. Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: basara2020 on May 22, 2018, 09:00:28 PM
Hello..
How to enable android navigation bar?
When using stock rom navigation bar will come out after drag pointer from bottom.
Need to see current running apps.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 23, 2018, 05:54:01 AM
@basara2020
CFW v2.0.8 not support for navigation bar, please use OFW (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.0) or German CFW(moere22) (http://www.android-mediaplayer.de/index.php/Thread/5810-Custom-Firmware-2-0-7-f%C3%BCr-Q5-Pro-Q10-Pro/?pageNo=1).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cap10canuck on June 02, 2018, 08:07:27 PM
Wow - big thanks to pcristi for this alternative build.  After "upgrading" the official build on my Q10 Pro, it became almost unusable.  Network connections would drop randomly, apps would be forever stuck in "downloading" state, etc.  I was almost ready to bin the box when I came across this forum and the other build.  I had nothing to lose, so I flashed the latest custom firmware...

I wish I had done it the day I bought my box!!  Not only have all the issues disappeared, but it runs smoother and more consistent than it has ever done!

Again, hats off and thanks for your efforts! :D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on June 02, 2018, 09:53:25 PM
Again, hats off and thanks for your efforts! :D

You can buy a Coffee for pcristi great work; https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX (https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on June 12, 2018, 04:38:19 PM
I installed the 2.0.8 custom firmware.  Love it.  Works flawlessly, and I love the blue background.  I have used many (zidoo, zoomtak, beelink, Formuler).   None have the picture & sound  quality of the q5pro, also has a very powerful processor.  Surprisingly was released a few years ago, and still is better than the majority.  I do not see the q5 pro listed on Futeko for sale.  I like the Formuler x7+ for the MY TVONLINE app for iptv, also has a hisilicon processor but not the same.  Still find the q5 pro has a better picture quality and like perfect player on the q5 pro. 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: lapax on July 02, 2018, 04:21:18 PM
Hi. I've installed 2.0.8 firmware on my himedia q10 pro. After the update my Q10 does not turn off and the display stays on. To turn it off I have to disconnect the power plug. Help me!!!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Tex Texan on July 03, 2018, 03:08:23 PM
Hi. I've installed 2.0.8 firmware on my himedia q10 pro. After the update my Q10 does not turn off and the display stays on. To turn it off I have to disconnect the power plug. Help me!!!

Funny you should mention that, I'm using the Android TV version of the firmware, and just in the last 2 weeks have been experiencing that exact issue for the first time - box won't turn off, remote is working fine but have to pull power cable as nothing else works.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: edward1963 on July 04, 2018, 05:36:36 PM
I have the same problem...the only solution for a proper shutdown I use right now ...is: shutting down Kodi over the shutdown button in the software and then again in the Q10 mediaplayer menu again with their shutdown button...this works for me right now
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kamaxx on July 06, 2018, 02:05:25 PM
Hi all,

This is the first message of me.

I upgraded new cfw v2.1 and It works good.

I tried some true hd and dolby atmos films and I can not hear dolby atmos sound on my tv speakers.(No avr receiver)

I do not know where is my fault or Himedia q10 pro does not send atmos sound on lpcm mode?

PS:There is no matter true hd sound when i switch sound as lpcm.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on July 20, 2018, 02:19:55 PM
Hey, here we are with the 2.09 firmware, wish the new CS from Pcristi ;) ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on July 23, 2018, 07:11:24 PM
Yes Please!!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cap10canuck on July 24, 2018, 09:29:39 PM
Is it possible to install the manufacturer firmware over the custom firmware and not lose everything?  For example, update the box with the new 2.0.9 build via the menu driven upgrade over the CFW 2.0.8 build?  The intent would be to then (if/when released, of course) install a new CFW 2.0.9 over the manufacturers 2.0.9 version.   Or... leave well enough alone and not tempt fate!  ;)

Also, cannot remember if the CFW install is "all or nothing", meaning that I must reinstall and configure everything anew after the upgrade.

Thanks...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 26, 2018, 08:54:38 AM
Owner of Q5/Q10Pro when they drink  (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/02e5/k12efhxnxhhhbmazg.jpg?size_id=2) (https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX) can give a try of CFW:
- update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.6)v1.0-HMD-2.0.9 2018-07-10.172915
- update_Q5Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.6)v1.0-HMD-2.0.9 2018-07-06.100239

Google Assistant NOT compatible with this FW. SystemUI will crash in some application.
Download CFW Q5/Q10Pro mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?d26aviah469q4).

First boot wait up to 20 minutes until player start to respond proper to IR remote activity.
Normal boot time is 25-30 seconds.

Note:
- If subtitle overlapping times is critical for your or present used FW feet your needs don't try this version.

Please test and post feedback.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on July 26, 2018, 02:37:17 PM
Owner of Q10Pro when they drink  (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/02e5/k12efhxnxhhhbmazg.jpg?size_id=2) (https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX) can give a try of update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.6)v1.0-HMD-2.0.9 2018-07-10.172915.
Google Assistant NOT compatible with this FW. SystemUI will crash in some application.
Download CFW Q10Pro mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?d26aviah469q4).

First boot wait up to 20 minutes until player start to respond proper to IR remote activity.
Normal boot time is 25-30 seconds.

Note:
- CFW Q5Pro over weekend...
- If subtitle overlay is critical for your or present used FW feet your needs don't try this version.

Please test and post feedback.

Can I dirty flash from csfw 2.0.8 or clean flash recommend?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on July 26, 2018, 04:22:20 PM
Owner of Q10Pro when they drink  (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/02e5/k12efhxnxhhhbmazg.jpg?size_id=2) (https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX) can give a try of update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi17.6)v1.0-HMD-2.0.9 2018-07-10.172915.
Google Assistant NOT compatible with this FW. SystemUI will crash in some application.
Download CFW Q10Pro mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?d26aviah469q4).

First boot wait up to 20 minutes until player start to respond proper to IR remote activity.
Normal boot time is 25-30 seconds.

Note:
- CFW Q5Pro over weekend...
- If subtitle overlay is critical for your or present used FW feet your needs don't try this version.

Please test and post feedback.

Thank You pcristi for you work :)

PS.What kind of kodi  version is in your folder? 18alpha3 any information? Thx.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 26, 2018, 06:37:48 PM
PS.What kind of kodi  version is in your folder? 18alpha3 any information? Thx.

Copy of test build kodi-20180714-e2461d69-androidrf-armeabi-v7a from Kodi mirror http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/android/arm/
Look to be similar to shitty build witch can passthrough DTS/AC3 on HiSilicon SDK Android 5.1.1/Android 7.0.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on July 26, 2018, 06:54:47 PM
PS.What kind of kodi  version is in your folder? 18alpha3 any information? Thx.

Copy of test build kodi-20180714-e2461d69-androidrf-armeabi-v7a from Kodi mirror http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/android/arm/
Look to be similar to shitty build witch can passthrough DTS/AC3 on HiSilicon SDK Android 5.1.1/Android 7.0.

I regularly download and test KODI from here
http://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/android/arm/master/ (http://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/android/arm/master/)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MusiCManiaC on July 26, 2018, 08:28:12 PM
PS.What kind of kodi  version is in your folder? 18alpha3 any information? Thx.

Copy of test build kodi-20180714-e2461d69-androidrf-armeabi-v7a from Kodi mirror http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/android/arm/
Look to be similar to shitty build witch can passthrough DTS/AC3 on HiSilicon SDK Android 5.1.1/Android 7.0.
it does not work with 2.09..
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 26, 2018, 09:34:19 PM
it does not work with 2.09..
Sure did you try kodi-20180714-e2461d69-androidrf-armeabi-v7a.apk?
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4b93/4vcmcymquqdwyspzg.jpg?size_id=4)
Passthrough DTS/AC3 will work, as all "shitty" DTS-HD, TrueHD play as core DTS/AC3, if will activate DTS-HD, TrueHD will get only noise.

With nightlies build will not have DTS-HD, TrueHD option with CFW or DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD with OFW.
Kodi nightlies build passthrough options with CFW
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/47d9/cjpj9htd1q42pfmzg.jpg?size_id=4)

Kodi nightlies build passthrough options with OFW
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f099/cyw98g3sb6389hhzg.jpg?size_id=4)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gianco on July 28, 2018, 11:38:51 AM

Note:
- If subtitle overlay is critical for your or present used FW feet your needs don't try this version.

Hi,
first of all, thank you for you time and effort. Which kind of subtitles does not work? I have mostly srt, embedded srt or PGS in mkvs.

Cheers
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 28, 2018, 12:49:20 PM

Note:
- If subtitle overlay is critical for your or present used FW feet your needs don't try this version.

Hi,
first of all, thank you for you time and effort. Which kind of subtitles does not work? I have mostly srt, embedded srt or PGS in mkvs.

Cheers

Explanation on OFFICIAL Q10 PRO FIRMWARE. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.9 2018-07-10
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=3592.msg24996#msg24996
Bug is present in all Android 7 FW except v2.0.6.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gianco on July 28, 2018, 02:38:18 PM
Explanation on OFFICIAL Q10 PRO FIRMWARE. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.9 2018-07-10
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=3592.msg24996#msg24996
Bug is present in all Android 7 FW except v2.0.6.

Ah, ok, I understand now, it`s the bug triggered by two lines with overlapping times, I misunderstood your sentence. It`s all clear now, thank you.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on August 12, 2018, 11:21:58 PM
Why there is no 2.09 custom version for the q5 pro?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on August 13, 2018, 05:06:15 AM
Why there is no 2.09 custom version for the q5 pro?

Here the Custom Q5 Pro

https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3#d26aviah469q4
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on August 13, 2018, 10:19:59 AM
My fault. I had forgot to update opening post. Now updated!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on August 20, 2018, 01:04:17 PM
Ah thank you ;-)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Next on August 26, 2018, 10:42:33 PM
The changelog links for 2.0.9 in the first post are empty.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: sard on August 28, 2018, 01:24:02 PM
 hi, i use a chinese version himedia q5 , but after i flash ur rom, the wifi is not working , the wifi chipset is r8188. can u add support ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: electrond on September 02, 2018, 11:56:30 AM

These firmwares are created voluntarily by forum user pcristi. Show your appreciation by buying him a morning coffee here:  https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX

I cant praise his work and effort enough. His firmware solved the HD Audio Passthrough issues with our Q10 Pro, now working flawless!

pcristi, you Rock!

Cheers,
Electrond
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 02, 2018, 01:24:02 PM
@electrond
HD Audio passthrough on yours box isn't solve by me, probably is a mixed factors witch solved when migrate to this FW.
Thanks for cups of coffee.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: matzede on September 02, 2018, 07:13:42 PM
hello,

please make in the next update a full menu DVD-ISO supported... my english... sorry...

i have a error window by DVD files...

thanks mathias
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dddp on September 16, 2018, 10:05:42 PM
Hi, first time user of the latest release of the custom firmware - liking it very much thank you.

Having some trouble finding a setting in kodi - I can't find the passthrough settings for DTS-HD DTS-MA etc.

Any help greatly appreciated, thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 17, 2018, 10:48:54 AM
@dddp
HiMedia Q10/Q5 Pro not support  DTS-HD, DTS-MA on Kodi 17.6/18.0, this option will not be show on Kodi/System/Audio settings.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dddp on September 17, 2018, 12:25:35 PM
@dddp
HiMedia Q10/Q5 Pro not support  DTS-HD, DTS-MA on Kodi 17.6/18.0, this option will not be show on Kodi/System/Audio settings.

Thank you for your answer.

edited to remove not relevant material
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: 1larrybrock on September 19, 2018, 01:10:51 PM
This is just a For Your Information update. I tested my Q5 Pro and Q10 Pro with the stock firmware 2.0.9 and found that the audio passthru worked on both and volume on control also worked. Kodi 18 nightly 09-18-18 beta 3 ran fine. I only use Kodi for my local owned tv shows and movies, streaming, music video, music and pictures. When is used custom firmware 2.0.9 I found that passthru causes problems in Kodi 18 and the volume on the control no longer worked.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on September 19, 2018, 04:24:21 PM
This is just a For Your Information update. I tested my Q5 Pro and Q10 Pro with the stock firmware 2.0.9 and found that the audio passthru worked on both and volume on control also worked. Kodi 18 nightly 09-18-18 beta 3 ran fine. I only use Kodi for my local owned tv shows and movies, streaming, music video, music and pictures. When is used custom firmware 2.0.9 I found that passthru causes problems in Kodi 18 and the volume on the control no longer worked.

You could have get much better quality playback for any of these videos with the stock HiMedia Player using the Wrapper (only except the online streams). Just FYI. But it's up to you.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 19, 2018, 05:25:00 PM
This is just a For Your Information update. I tested my Q5 Pro and Q10 Pro with the stock firmware 2.0.9 and found that the audio passthru worked on both and volume on control also worked. Kodi 18 nightly 09-18-18 beta 3 ran fine. I only use Kodi for my local owned tv shows and movies, streaming, music video, music and pictures. When is used custom firmware 2.0.9 I found that passthru causes problems in Kodi 18 and the volume on the control no longer worked.

You could have get much better quality playback for any of these videos with the stock HiMedia Player using the Wrapper (only except the online streams). Just FYI. But it's up to you.

I can't agree with the "much better quality playback" statement. With my TV (only 1080p no hdr) I don't see any difference between himedia player and kodi internal player with the second one being much superior with subtitles handling.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on September 19, 2018, 05:57:36 PM
This is just a For Your Information update. I tested my Q5 Pro and Q10 Pro with the stock firmware 2.0.9 and found that the audio passthru worked on both and volume on control also worked. Kodi 18 nightly 09-18-18 beta 3 ran fine. I only use Kodi for my local owned tv shows and movies, streaming, music video, music and pictures. When is used custom firmware 2.0.9 I found that passthru causes problems in Kodi 18 and the volume on the control no longer worked.

You could have get much better quality playback for any of these videos with the stock HiMedia Player using the Wrapper (only except the online streams). Just FYI. But it's up to you.


I can't agree with the "much better quality playback" statement. With my TV (only 1080p no hdr) I don't see any difference between himedia player and kodi internal player with the second one being much superior with subtitles handling.

SD and HD (like from DVD or TV source) deinterlacing is absolutely broken in KODI on HiMedia. HiPlayer still does a quite acceptable job regarding.
Guess You must be using the KODI freque patch for all of this. Well, based on my previous experiences with it, i would say rather.... good luck with that.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on September 29, 2018, 04:51:12 AM
What are the differences between the custom firmware (2.0.9 for this instance purpose), and the official one?
I am asking also because I found bugs and issues within the official 2.0.9 firmware (such as occasional crashes of the launcher, video pauses, and bluetooth speaker not receiving audio after being paired) and would like to know if switching to the custom firmware (or downgrading to Android 5.1.1) will help resolve those.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 29, 2018, 06:39:20 AM
What are the differences between the custom firmware (2.0.9 for this instance purpose), and the official one?
I am asking also because I found bugs and issues within the official 2.0.9 firmware (such as occasional crashes of the launcher, video pauses, and bluetooth speaker not receiving audio after being paired) and would like to know if switching to the custom firmware (or downgrading to Android 5.1.1) will help resolve those.

Thanks!

The differences are the ones stated in the changelog on the first page and other cosmetic ones. You can also uninstall some apps with custom firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Gunther99 on October 14, 2018, 02:44:07 PM
Hello  pcristi, is there a new custom firmware 2.1.0 coming any time soon ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on October 16, 2018, 08:40:08 AM
Would you make the 2.1.0 custom firmware, soon, please pcristi ?!?  :D
The official don't share files from my computer in LAN.  ???
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on October 16, 2018, 09:14:43 AM
x10 :) Love your custom FWs  pcristi :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on October 16, 2018, 02:07:46 PM
+1 please. I tried the new official version. Kodi is stuttering (4k HDR). In 2.09 (custom) all was good. Some audio settings are gone. I don't know. E.g. DTS setting is missing under passtrought.
With archos player all is good exept subtitels. This is the reason i'm forced to use Kodi
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 16, 2018, 03:15:13 PM
If all thinks are good in CFW 2.0.9 why need v2.1.0?
CFW v2.1.0 maybe later on beginning of weekend.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on October 16, 2018, 04:36:01 PM
Ok not everything is 100% good. E.g
 Crash after closing Kodi. Last week Kodi crashed. All settings was gone.
So i tried the new fw ;-) i never thought that things become worse than before
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Kirek50 on October 17, 2018, 04:18:58 PM
CFW v2.1.0 maybe later on beginning of weekend.

What about subtitles skipping lines? Is this bug is very difficult to correct?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: H6prohater on October 21, 2018, 08:29:48 PM
Hello  pcristi, is there a new custom firmware 2.1.0 coming any time soon ?

New firmware CFW 2.1.0 - thanks to pcristi

https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e#1lyjdaajsz789
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on October 21, 2018, 08:46:20 PM
Awesome. Thanks pcristi :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on October 21, 2018, 09:14:39 PM
I would really appreciate it if someone could test a 3rd party launcher like Nova,  Apex  etc.  Then try adding a widget to the home screen, When I did it with Factory 2.1.0 system.apk just crashes
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on October 21, 2018, 11:19:33 PM
Just tried with apex launcher pro and dragging a widget causes systems app to shut down :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on October 21, 2018, 11:30:40 PM
Damn, Thank you kindly for tying though I really appreciate it !

I have to use Nova, I have HD Security cameras and like to have them as widgets on home screen works great on 2.0.9
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on October 22, 2018, 08:48:27 AM
I don't seem tobe able to get any sound through the tv via the hdmi connection any ideas? With this new firmware when the wireless network is switched off it appears to stay off when you reboot which is different to the last firmware, thats fine for me and as I like it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mattmarsden on October 22, 2018, 10:07:46 AM
Pcristi, is there any chance of modifying the player so that I can see all OSD info on my 2.35:1 screen? Thanks!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on October 22, 2018, 03:22:36 PM
Re downloaded the latest firmware still no audio, so reverting back to the previous customised firmware which was excellent, hoping this solves my audio problem.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on October 22, 2018, 08:34:34 PM
False alarm the lack of sound was traced to the embilical cable on the samsung tv and not the new firmware, sound via hdmi cable from the Q10 now working.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on October 23, 2018, 12:12:51 AM
Amazing!!! Thanks pcristi
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 23, 2018, 11:32:42 AM
I would really appreciate it if someone could test a 3rd party launcher like Nova,  Apex  etc.  Then try adding a widget to the home screen, When I did it with Factory 2.1.0 system.apk just crashes

Fixed download from mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e)

v2.1.0[1.2]
Q5Pro / Q10Pro / Q30
- fix widget crash
- visible 10bit settings
- removed  xbin/su_hmd

v2.1.0[1.1]
Q5Pro / Q10Pro / Q30 - add TalkBack, Velvet
Q5Pro / Q30 - fix Google Assistant not sound

v2.1.0[1.0]
- initial release

Enjoy your video/music collection.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on October 23, 2018, 02:07:31 PM
You da man Love you pcristi  8)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on October 23, 2018, 02:46:10 PM
Just tried clean install and got the Android error screen of death, Will not boot tried installing 3 times ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cch on October 23, 2018, 02:51:32 PM
Same case here. Can install until finish using both methods but can't boot after that. Any solution ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ionutlup on October 23, 2018, 05:45:23 PM
Same here.Boot loop
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ionutlup on October 23, 2018, 05:48:54 PM
Seems to be retired from downloading!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 23, 2018, 06:20:27 PM
@kodiloaded, @cch, @ionutlup, @haovh_85

Stupid error please redownload, version not change.
Thanks for reporting.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on October 23, 2018, 07:16:16 PM
@kodiloaded, @cch, @ionutlup, @haovh_85

Stupid error please redownload, version not change.
Thanks for reporting.


No problem, We all make mistakes, Just glad we have you for this awesome CFW, You rock as always, I cant thank you enough for addressing the Widget bug in 2.1.0, Was really unexpected and nice surprise, Since I have suffered though several complete re installs of all my kaka, I was wondering it it possible to do a dirty upgrade with CFW 2.1.0 and not loose all my Kaka ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on October 25, 2018, 03:49:37 PM
I would really appreciate it if someone could test a 3rd party launcher like Nova,  Apex  etc.  Then try adding a widget to the home screen, When I did it with Factory 2.1.0 system.apk just crashes

Fixed download from mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e)

v2.1.0[1.2]
Q5Pro / Q10Pro / Q30
- fix widget crash
- visible 10bit settings
- removed  xbin/su_hmd

v2.1.0[1.1]
Q5Pro / Q10Pro / Q30 - add TalkBack, Velvet
Q5Pro / Q30 - fix Google Assistant not sound

v2.1.0[1.0]
- initial release

Enjoy your video/music collection.

Just did a clean installation of 2.10 V1.0 on tuesday.
Is there a way to update to 2.10 V1.2 without loosing everything?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 25, 2018, 04:06:11 PM
Just did a clean installation of 2.10 V1.0 on tuesday.
Is there a way to update to 2.10 V1.2 without loosing everything?

Backup, backup, backup all your data for case something is go wrong, do update via menu, Settings/Upgrade/Local Upgrade/Usb....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: magicoolje on October 25, 2018, 08:49:56 PM
Cristi....I will ask only u because FUTEKO/HIMEDIA burried this from 2.0.6 . Can the problem of subbtitle be solved by you? I mean line skyping when playing a movie? You develop so much bugs and you don't  have a quarter of ear to pass this or to resolve it? CMON!!!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on October 27, 2018, 06:57:35 AM

- regression of support blu-ray ASS subtitles on favor of working subtitles with overlapping times.


What does it mean exactly? Official FW also supports extrernal/embedded ASS and SSA and embedded SUP subtitles, so what does it change?

Tho' I've read that even ASS subs are skipping the lines with OFW 2.0.8 (and presumably also with the newer OFW's).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on October 27, 2018, 07:26:35 AM
Many thanks for this new custom firmware with Kodi 18.0 Beta4 works perfectly for me (did a clean install plus one update which I think was the wrapper), quite probably the best playback from Kodi on the HiMedia I have had as I always thought the inbuilt Media Player was best but now it is very close.Many thanks to all concern keeping the updates going with the customised firmware much appreciated.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on October 27, 2018, 09:12:49 AM
Question: I also use sometimes the archos player. Now i have a MKV which contains DTS-HD. When i play it with Archos then my ARV shows DTS-HD. Whey i play it with Kodi (2.10 V1.0) than the AVR shows DTS. And the playback is stuttering sometimes. Mhhh why?? I activated the DTS option in the audio settings incl. passtrough. Next week i will try the V1.3 version with Kodi 18.
I reason why i don't use archos all the time is because it fucked up with subtitles over nfs/ smb playback which works good with Kodi.



Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 27, 2018, 10:24:00 AM
@Mount81
According changelog of OFW 2.0.7 (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2738.0)
HiMedia add "Support Blu-ray ASS subtitle, and regain subtitles moving up/down function".
What exactly they did don't know I'm not testing, but in CFW v2.1.0[1.3] using binary library from OFW 2.0.6 probable new functionality dispersing.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 27, 2018, 10:36:39 AM
@Sent
Kodi with internal player is not support passthrough DTS-MA, TRUEHD(Atmos) in this players. DTS-MA output as core DTS, TRUEHD is transcode as DD.
Archos use android player so DTS-MA, TRUEHD need to be passthrough correctly.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: WinForME on October 27, 2018, 01:11:41 PM
@Sent
Kodi with internal player is not support passthrough DTS-MA, TRUEHD(Atmos) in this players. DTS-MA output as core DTS, TRUEHD is transcode as DD.
Archos use android player so DTS-MA, TRUEHD need to be passthrough correctly.

How about the internal musicplayer form Kodi?
According to the Estuary Mod it shows DTS-MA when an audiofile is DTS-MA encoded, even if core 24/96 DTS is not encoded.
My receiver is capable of playing DTS-MA but doesn't display the difference  (with core 24/96 it does).

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Kirek50 on October 27, 2018, 02:38:00 PM

What exactly they did don't know I'm not testing, but in CFW v2.1.0[1.3] using binary library from OFW 2.0.6 probable new functionality dispersing.

Does this mean that the subtitles work correctly and do not lose the line? As in the 2.06 firmware?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ghevin on October 27, 2018, 03:00:39 PM
Video Problems with 4k HDR films on KODI beta, sometimes....
Downgrade to 2.09
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on October 27, 2018, 03:39:25 PM
@Sent
Kodi with internal player is not support passthrough DTS-MA, TRUEHD(Atmos) in this players. DTS-MA output as core DTS, TRUEHD is transcode as DD.
Archos use android player so DTS-MA, TRUEHD need to be passthrough correctly.

And what i can do? Will it change in the future? Is there a option to change this to the Android player in Kodi?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on October 27, 2018, 03:41:37 PM
@Sent
Kodi with internal player is not support passthrough DTS-MA, TRUEHD(Atmos) in this players. DTS-MA output as core DTS, TRUEHD is transcode as DD.
Archos use android player so DTS-MA, TRUEHD need to be passthrough correctly.

How about the internal musicplayer form Kodi?
According to the Estuary Mod it shows DTS-MA when an audiofile is DTS-MA encoded, even if core 24/96 DTS is not encoded.
My receiver is capable of playing DTS-MA but doesn't display the difference  (with core 24/96 it does).

Same question. What i can do? Is there a option in the settings somewhere? The musicplayer i never used. I only show movies.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on October 28, 2018, 03:22:27 AM
@Mount81
According changelog of OFW 2.0.7 (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2738.0)
HiMedia add "Support Blu-ray ASS subtitle, and regain subtitles moving up/down function".
What exactly they did don't know I'm not testing, but in CFW v2.1.0[1.3] using binary library from OFW 2.0.6 probable new functionality dispersing.

I've neither never really known what that supposed to mean in the change log. ASS, SSA subtitles working fine, with moving up/down also in OFW 2.0.6. I'm using it all the time.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DancesWithChickens on October 31, 2018, 05:39:08 PM
Bug with latest cfw:

Watch video with wrapper, close/end video shortly after starting it - video signal is completely gone.
My tv then reports "no signal - check input connections".

The only thing that fixes it is powering down/back up again.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 31, 2018, 06:42:33 PM
HiMedia AFR is enable? Video output is 1080p or 2160p?
This problems is not  happens on OFW v2.1.0 too?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: parthi4k on November 01, 2018, 06:59:41 PM
Plz anybody screenshots of CFW 2.1.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 01, 2018, 08:20:37 PM
Plz anybody screenshots of CFW 2.1.0

CFW v2.0.8/v2.0.9/v2.1.0 use a same theme blue background / white icons as defaults.
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1bf6/amey480oeqj6y6zzg.jpg?size_id=4)

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/9ffd/n75ah6l410t9dp5zg.jpg?size_id=4)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on November 01, 2018, 08:28:46 PM
Thank you Pcristi for all your effort!
I use CWF 2.07 I oppose updating because I then have to reinstall and set everything up.
I mainly use Kodi to stream with subtitles.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on November 02, 2018, 12:59:18 PM
@Sent
Kodi with internal player is not support passthrough DTS-MA, TRUEHD(Atmos) in this players. DTS-MA output as core DTS, TRUEHD is transcode as DD.
Archos use android player so DTS-MA, TRUEHD need to be passthrough correctly.

And what i can do? Will it change in the future? Is there a option to change this to the Android player in Kodi?


Hi,
can someone please answer my question? I don't understand all the technical details. ;-)

Thank you.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on November 02, 2018, 05:51:57 PM
@Sent
Kodi with internal player is not support passthrough DTS-MA, TRUEHD(Atmos) in this players. DTS-MA output as core DTS, TRUEHD is transcode as DD.
Archos use android player so DTS-MA, TRUEHD need to be passthrough correctly.

And what i can do? Will it change in the future? Is there a option to change this to the Android player in Kodi?


Hi,
can someone please answer my question? I don't understand all the technical details. ;-)

Thank you.

You've got the suggestion to try Archos Player, so what are you waiting for? KODI is a no-go for HD audio, and that will not change for HiMedia Boxes.
Saying-so, exclude of -maybe- better subtitle options, there aren't really any format or PQ benefits with Archos compared to the stock HiMedia Player as it uses the same stock Playback engine...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SteveFJR on November 02, 2018, 08:43:42 PM
I have downloaded 2.0.9 and 2.1.0 changed the map name to update.zip but cannot install update on my Q10, what am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on November 03, 2018, 12:54:03 PM
@Sent
Kodi with internal player is not support passthrough DTS-MA, TRUEHD(Atmos) in this players. DTS-MA output as core DTS, TRUEHD is transcode as DD.
Archos use android player so DTS-MA, TRUEHD need to be passthrough correctly.

And what i can do? Will it change in the future? Is there a option to change this to the Android player in Kodi?


Hi,
can someone please answer my question? I don't understand all the technical details. ;-)

Thank you.

You've got the suggestion to try Archos Player, so what are you waiting for? KODI is a no-go for HD audio, and that will not change for HiMedia Boxes.
Saying-so, exclude of -maybe- better subtitle options, there aren't really any format or PQ benefits with Archos compared to the stock HiMedia Player as it uses the same stock Playback engine...

Hi,
thank you for your answer.

I don't understand why Kodi and Archos not using the same internal player...because it's on the same Himedia Box. You know what i mean?

Archos can't play subtitles over smb/ nfs shared folders over the network from my NAS. And i don't know why. I have access to the NAS folder via smb and admin rights. Same in Kodi. But in Kodi it works... I don't work with dnlh from the mediaserver. It seems that archos "find" the subtitles but they don't show.
Sorry for my englisch. I hope you know what i'm trying to say.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on November 03, 2018, 02:47:50 PM
Nut sure if it will work, but have you renamed the sub files same as the video file (except the extension of course) and placed in the same folder as the video?

KODI is an completely independent "product" from HiMedia, so there are no cross-elements regarding playback or anything else, it's just the Android version of a generic Media Player, but on most Android media boxes it still serves just as Media Browser, juts like on HiMedia, because there are too much variables to modify that can't be done for each hardware equally, so it's playback options stuck at far from perfect. (Tho' have much better compatibility with PC, Win/Linux and Libre/Core Elec).

Some brands, like Zidoo or Minix have their own, specially modified version of KODI (ZDMC/XBMC) to gain most of the hardware features their Boxes capable of, but that's another story and won't happen in HiMedia front anytime soon...

Tip: those subtitle setting may have been hidden a bit in the Archos Player's menu, you may have to dig a bit more deeply...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: LeoeL on November 03, 2018, 03:49:40 PM
Quote
Some brands, like Zidoo or Minix have their own, specially modified version of KODI (ZDMC/XBMC) to gain most of the hardware features their Boxes capable of
Egreat too.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on November 04, 2018, 09:50:14 AM
@Sent
Kodi with internal player is not support passthrough DTS-MA, TRUEHD(Atmos) in this players. DTS-MA output as core DTS, TRUEHD is transcode as DD.
Archos use android player so DTS-MA, TRUEHD need to be passthrough correctly.

And what i can do? Will it change in the future? Is there a option to change this to the Android player in Kodi?


Hi,
can someone please answer my question? I don't understand all the technical details. ;-)

Thank you.

You've got the suggestion to try Archos Player, so what are you waiting for? KODI is a no-go for HD audio, and that will not change for HiMedia Boxes.
Saying-so, exclude of -maybe- better subtitle options, there aren't really any format or PQ benefits with Archos compared to the stock HiMedia Player as it uses the same stock Playback engine...


Hi,
sorry for my "stupid" questions but i'm trying to understand ;-)

1. Why is HD Audio a "No-Go" for Kodi on Himedia Boxes?
2. I guess the i have seen somewhere screenshoots from Kodi Settings with different HD Audio passtrough settings e.g. DTS-HD and so on. Maybe in a Beta or in Kodi 16?
3. I know the Archos subtitle settings are a little bit hidden. But i think i found.

Thank you!

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 04, 2018, 12:43:32 PM
@Sent
I think you refer to my post
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg25067#msg25067
When audio HD setting are available is not mean also working.
Why HD Audio a "No-Go" for Kodi on Himedia Boxes?
Answer is simple because for developer of Kodi rules are made by Nvidia Shield TV firmware and this what they accept as "standard" Android implementation.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: LeoeL on November 04, 2018, 05:09:03 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sent on November 06, 2018, 10:05:41 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: wiking on November 07, 2018, 05:14:17 PM
When i install cfw2.1.0 with kodi18 beta4(via settings-local upgrade) It works fine but kodi is still 17.6! must i remove kodi 17.6 first?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 07, 2018, 05:23:16 PM
Yes. Please read my post from Integration between Q10 Pro and Kodi Leia
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=3604.msg26169#msg26169
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Gunther99 on November 07, 2018, 05:27:07 PM
Hello pcristi, thanx for all your GREAT work i LOVE your custom firmware !

I have a question, your latest firmware with KODI LEIA beta 4 works PERFECT with the wrapper en Himedia player but now there is a NEW Kodi
version, BETA 5 and this version BREAKS the wrapper ! Everytime i play a file with the wrapper it will play but it wil give also a notification that it is CLOSING Kodi ! It shuts down Kodi ! So there is something different with beta 4 and 5 ! I hope you can find what this is and get a working Kodi beta 5 because now i will have to set the PlayStore to NOT auto update my Kodi !

Greeting from Holland and Keep up the GOOD work !
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: atkinsom on November 08, 2018, 12:20:05 AM
I'm trying your custom firmware for the first time Pcristi and I really like it. However I have a couple of questions regarding this CFW 2.1.0.

1. Do i need to install the blueray menu patch? When I go to install it's asking me if I want to upgrade which is why I'm confused. I don't see the patch anywhere in the apps menu

2. When I go to settings/display/screen size position...it will not let me adjust so I can get rid of the red bands on the top left and bottom right corners. Please see attachment for example. Using the menu buttons does not allow me to go beyond the 100% so I can remove red bars. My system display setting is set to 1080P 60HZ. Maybe I'm missing something?

Thank you very much for your assistance.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on November 08, 2018, 03:48:39 PM
1. I Think it's already installed, I've seen it in my box.

2. You should see the red lines in the corners of the TV
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: atkinsom on November 08, 2018, 11:42:20 PM
1. I Think it's already installed, I've seen it in my box.

2. You should see the red lines in the corners of the TV

Thank you very much. I think the blue-ray patch is integrated into the OS...this is why I don't see the app like in the OFW version. Thanks for also clearing up my confusion about the red lines. Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: lamabile on November 10, 2018, 09:25:23 PM
Is anyone else having issues with actually navigating the options? Some of the options cannot be selected such as VPN, display options, etc. I can navigate bluetooth, ethernet, wifi, but some of the other options do not have the selector to select items. I have installed the 2.1.0 official and the problem does not exist but installing 2.1.0 custom brings the issue back. This is on a Q10 Pro.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 10, 2018, 11:30:57 PM
@lamabile
Nice catch I forgot about it, download CFW(RiCo97) from 4pda (http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=734477&st=14120#entry78287815) or wait v2.1.0[1.4] on mediafire and to dirty install.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: lamabile on November 11, 2018, 01:10:14 AM
@lamabile
Nice catch I forgot about it, download CFW(RiCo97) from 4pda (http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=734477&st=14120#entry78287815) or wait v2.1.0[1.4] on mediafire and to dirty install.

Thanks! I can wait for your next release. I wanted to make sure I wasn't losing my mind or missing something in the settings process.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 11, 2018, 10:11:25 AM
@lamabile
CFW v2.1.0[1.4] is online on mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e) from few hours ago.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on November 11, 2018, 10:33:33 AM
Thanks pcristi :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on November 11, 2018, 07:40:22 PM
I've tried to update from ANDROID 7 HMD-2.0.7  to the latest 2.1.0 CFW via rear pin push as well as flashing with the recovery files on usb to the following firmware with no luck at all.  Android logo comes up and then I get the red exclamation mark.
Any idea what is going wrong?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on November 12, 2018, 02:24:58 PM
@lamabile
CFW v2.1.0[1.4] is online on mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e) from few hours ago.

HI Pcristi, does this latest version 2.1.0(1.4) also include de regression for the .srt subtitles (as on version 2.0.6) ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 12, 2018, 02:26:49 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on November 12, 2018, 02:47:55 PM
Yes.

Great news, thanks again for all the outstanding work you do for us here !
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on November 13, 2018, 08:15:31 AM
Hello man , Pcristi. The Wrapper subtitles will be automatically italic, from your new firmware ?!?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 13, 2018, 08:33:34 AM
No.
HiMediaVideoPlayer(Wrapper) not support for bold, italic tag.
If I remember from external srt subtitles are striped out and for embedded srt subtitles are display on screen.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on November 13, 2018, 08:42:21 AM
Kodi 18 Beta4 refuse to work on Q10pro...  :-[
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SteveFJR on November 13, 2018, 12:01:14 PM
I've tried to update from ANDROID 7 HMD-2.0.7  to the latest 2.1.0 CFW via rear pin push as well as flashing with the recovery files on usb to the following firmware with no luck at all.  Android logo comes up and then I get the red exclamation mark.
Any idea what is going wrong?

I have exactly the same problem with my Q10, I have managed to install the FW from Futeko but I would like to try out this Custom FW, what is happening and / or what is going wrong / what am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SteveFJR on November 13, 2018, 12:59:19 PM
PCHRISTI.............

I just downloaded your update 11/11/2018 to CFW 2.1.0, I changed the name to: update.zip and copyed this to my FAT32 USB pen, then I followed your install instructions to the letter, I got the ring of colours let go of the update button and the ring vanished and the name HIMEDIA came up on my screen then after a few minutes it went to the home menu of my Q10, UPDATE FAILED!!

I checked my device`s info and there was only the Futeko update from yesterday 2.1.0

So, I tried to install thru updates, ticked on USB and got an answer from my Q10...........NO UPDATE FILE!!!! How is that possible? I (hopefully) followed your instructions to the letter and still my (European) HIMEDIA Q10 Pro refuses to except your update.

Any idea`s / tips or tricks?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 13, 2018, 02:47:02 PM
Check on Android if file is not name by mistake update.zip.zip inside of update.zip
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on November 13, 2018, 03:16:34 PM
USB must be formated at NTFS to update fw.
Kodi 18 doesn't work, Pcristi...  :'(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SteveFJR on November 13, 2018, 04:14:25 PM
Check on Android if file is not name by mistake update.zip.zip inside of update.zip

USB pen FAT32 of NTFS?? On the dutch site everybody says its FAT32?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SteveFJR on November 13, 2018, 04:17:05 PM
Check on Android if file is not name by mistake update.zip.zip inside of update.zip

I have named it update.zip on my computer and on my USB pen it also shows update.zip
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on November 13, 2018, 05:40:39 PM
I always updated in NTFS USB pencil, I'd never had any problem to upgrade...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SteveFJR on November 13, 2018, 05:48:52 PM
I always updated in NTFS USB pencil, I'd never had any problem to upgrade...

OK I can always try it
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on November 13, 2018, 08:55:05 PM
NTFS? With standaard firmware it is FAT32?

(1. Extract update.zip (using an unzip program like 7zip, winzip etc) from the downloaded zip archive to the root of a FAT32 formatted USB pen drive. (the USB pen)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: MKLM22 on November 13, 2018, 10:16:21 PM
You don't have to extract update.zip, copy it on USB pen NTFS formated.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on November 14, 2018, 06:57:33 AM
I use a FAT32 pen drive but the most important thing is just rename the downloaded file as      update     (do not include zip after it)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SteveFJR on November 14, 2018, 10:03:09 AM
Okay, so I renamed it to UPDATE without ZIP and it loaded straight away.  I saw that the old blue screen around the homepage was gone and now it is black with a couple of more apps, Pandora, ES file systeem.

What I did notice was that Kodi by my stayed at 17.0 and that I updated to 17.6 Krypton thru Google store, so I guess my question is: wasn`t there talk about Kodi 18.0 on this update? Not that its a problem, just that I thought I read it somewhere.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 14, 2018, 10:16:29 AM
SteveFJR
Make clean install, your mix OFW with CFW is not recommended for daily usage.
If you still want keep it read how to do dirty install with CFWv2.1.0 with Kodi 18.
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=3604.msg26169#msg26169
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: amp on November 15, 2018, 05:45:40 AM
I have named it update.zip on my computer and on my USB pen it also shows update.zip

By default Windows  will not show the file extension, this must be explicitly enabled in the settings.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gioiosani on November 17, 2018, 04:49:27 PM
I updated to HMD-2.1.0 using the pinhole restore button last month, Looks and feels great. Thanks pcristi great work.
I now want to upgrade to v1.4 can I use Setting/Upgrade/ from the menu so I do not have to reload everything.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cch on November 18, 2018, 02:23:29 AM
No harm doing so. I've done it without any hiccup.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ARMY on November 18, 2018, 05:47:13 PM
hi, I downloaded 2.1.0 CFW with Kodi leia beta 5, but now Q10 no longer sees the hard disk except those inserted in the USB 3.0 socket. What may have happened? before leia everything was ok. thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on November 26, 2018, 12:03:31 PM
Ok I have come across 2 problems with CFW 2.1.0

1: Hulu app, Click to play video Sorry we are having trouble playing this video Error Code3(-984),  Click second time it will usually play.

2: Netflix, The app will open and work fine once with every boot, After that if you open it again it will hang on NetFlix logo, Only way around it is reboot or force close app.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on November 26, 2018, 07:50:38 PM
Is look to be DRM problems on CFW with box produced before December 2017.

CFW v2.1.0[1.5] online on mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e).

Changelog:
- force DRM L3 to all box versions.
- version bump to v2.1.0[1.5]

Dirty update is support from older CFW v2.1.0[1.3/1.4] version.

Thanks to @kodiloaded for report and help with test new version.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on November 26, 2018, 08:02:50 PM
I am now using ( Netflix 6.18.0 build 21 31541 beta ) Without issues.

Thank you kindly for your hard work pcristi
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Woody on November 28, 2018, 01:24:57 AM
Newbie Black Friday $99 Q10Pro


Can the custom firmware be rolled back to the Official Firmware?

I have HMD-206 installed. Can i go to the latest custom version? or is there a process?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on November 28, 2018, 06:52:57 AM
Newbie Black Friday $99 Q10Pro


Can the custom firmware be rolled back to the Official Firmware?

I have HMD-206 installed. Can i go to the latest custom version? or is there a process?

Thanks

You can install custom over official and vice versa and can install the 2.1 over 2.0.6.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: aurorau on December 02, 2018, 07:50:45 AM
CFW2.1.0 2018-09-20.022650, I have 2 problems
1.)  In changing KODI Leia Beta 4 skin from Estuary to Estuary MOD V2, system prompts dependecies xmbc.gui 5.14 could not be satisfied
2.) KODI Leia internal player, the info button located at the bottom right corner, just in row with bookmark and settings button, is missing.

does anybody facing these problem in CFW 2.1.0?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on December 02, 2018, 09:45:44 AM
1 Kodi developer change it 15 days ago
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/blob/master/addons/xbmc.gui/addon.xml

Estuary MOD V2 follow, but this force to need Kodi 18 RC1 or newest
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=306757&pid=2795510#pid2795510
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Guilouz/repository.guilouz/master/skin.estuary.modv2/changelog.txt

2 Ask on Kodi forum why like that if are still missing in last nightbuild.

Keep on mind Kodi 18 RC1/nightbuild are not stable on HiMedia Q Series box.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Elco on December 10, 2018, 05:46:50 AM
Newbie Black Friday $99 Q10Pro


Can the custom firmware be rolled back to the Official Firmware?

I have HMD-206 installed. Can i go to the latest custom version? or is there a process?

Thanks

You can install custom over official and vice versa and can install the 2.1 over 2.0.6.
Can official firmware 2.06 be installed over custom firmware 2.10?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ARMY on December 12, 2018, 03:23:29 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on December 12, 2018, 04:56:47 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: maelor on December 12, 2018, 05:19:59 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: m-i-c-k-e-y on December 12, 2018, 05:49:49 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ARMY on December 15, 2018, 02:00:30 PM
I apologize, I had done the translation but something did not work, I try again. I had already written this problem and I have not yet been able to solve it. I installed the firmware 2.1.0 now no unit usb can be recognized into the port near the front. Does anyone know how to solve? Thank you in advance
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ARMY on December 22, 2018, 06:20:34 PM
Hi, does anyone have the problem that I wrote in the post above? Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: gioiosani on December 22, 2018, 08:04:56 PM
hai provato a reinstallare?

google translate does not always translate correctly.

remember hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy when using the babel fish translation ans a simple mistake started a intergalactic war
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: carl on December 28, 2018, 03:05:19 PM
Now wait and hope to the pcristi custom firmware for the new 2.1.1 version  ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on December 28, 2018, 11:04:14 PM
+++1
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on December 29, 2018, 11:15:20 PM
+2 :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pereira69 on December 30, 2018, 09:14:38 AM
+++3 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: WinForME on December 30, 2018, 11:52:37 AM
+++4 ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cap10canuck on December 30, 2018, 06:18:17 PM
Now wait and hope to the pcristi custom firmware for the new 2.1.1 version  ;)

Am I missing something??  It appears that CFW HMD 2.1.1(v1.0) with Kodi 18 RC4, both Q5Pro and Q10Pro versions, is up on his Mediafire account.  However, are those builds not "official/final" until a link is posted on this forum?  The date on the file  is Dec. 30th.

File name is:  update_Q10Pro_(update&theme&Kodi18.0[RC4])[v1.0]-HMD-2.1.1_2018-12-24.145100.zip
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on December 30, 2018, 06:30:46 PM
When I checked his mediafire account last night, the latest showed he modified it on Dec.28. I imagine he is still tweaking it, and this thread will be updated when hen is ready to release it to us officially.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on December 30, 2018, 07:24:59 PM
update_Q30_(update&themed&Kodi18.0[RC4])-HMD-2.1.1 2018-12-25.185451
update_Q5Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.0[RC4])-HMD-2.1.1 2018-12-24.152220
update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.0[RC4])-HMD-2.1.1 2018-12-24.145100

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1bf6/amey480oeqj6y6zzg.jpg?size_id=4)

Changelog for v2.1.1[1.0]:
- follow HiMedia v2.1.1 OFW
- all user apps updated
- hosts update (30.12.2018)

Online on mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e).

Happy New Year 2019!

LE: Fix link, thanks to @dave4712 for report.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on December 30, 2018, 07:48:32 PM
Thanks a lot Pcristi and Happy new year to you and family.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on December 30, 2018, 08:18:27 PM
Awesome, that is fast!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Stonedowner on December 31, 2018, 01:08:18 AM
Downloaded the new firmware and installed using the reset button. Installed ok but wrapper doesn't seem to work. Just comes up with "VideoPlayer" at the top of the screen. However kodi is now playing 4k movies from a NAS drive that it was having difficulty with before. The frequency switcher is working. I assume it still won't pass Atmos soundtracks? I haven't tested that yet. I'll still need the MediaCenter player for that?
If you can get Atmos soundtracks playing from within kodi I might just buy another Q10. Thanks for the update. Have a happy new year.

Peter
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cyberzent on December 31, 2018, 11:27:56 AM
A quick  question.

* Is it expected that Kodi don`t need wrapper to bitstream audio and Atmos and will HDR>SDR convertion still work when trying this mod ?

 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on December 31, 2018, 11:54:44 AM
A quick  question.

* Is it expected that Kodi don`t need wrapper to bitstream audio and Atmos and will HDR>SDR convertion still work when trying this mod ?

Kodi VideoPlayer HDR>SDR conversion working start with Android 7 firmware.
HiSilicon device is not support by Kodi Developer and SDK HiSilicon not use IEC61937 standard to get passthrough.
Proper bitstream for audio Dolby Atmos is supoort on Nvidia Shield TV  in others device(Fire stick/AMLogic/RTD1295/RTD1296) may work or not.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: atkinsom on December 31, 2018, 04:46:22 PM
Quick question regarding upgrade to 2.1.1. Can we do a dirty upgrade with this version or should a fresh install be done instead? Just wondering what best course of action for this version. Thanks very much.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dave4712 on December 31, 2018, 10:13:42 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Topdude on January 01, 2019, 03:55:02 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mute on January 01, 2019, 08:57:29 PM
Downloaded the new firmware and installed using the reset button. Installed ok but wrapper doesn't seem to work. Just comes up with "VideoPlayer" at the top of the screen. However kodi is now playing 4k movies from a NAS drive that it was having difficulty with before. The frequency switcher is working. I assume it still won't pass Atmos soundtracks? I haven't tested that yet. I'll still need the MediaCenter player for that?
If you can get Atmos soundtracks playing from within kodi I might just buy another Q10. Thanks for the update. Have a happy new year.

Peter

Same issue with Wrapper Videoplayer. It does not play anything. It plays fine using MediaCenter.

Edit: It has something to do with NFS file shares. Video's on the internal harddrive work fine with Wrapper.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: algernon2607 on January 02, 2019, 09:43:59 AM
Bonjour

Kodi + wrapper is NOK with Ofw2.11, Cfw2.11 and Atv 2.11 on nfs share.....

Any suggestion ??

Al
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 02, 2019, 12:49:54 PM
@algernon2607, @mute
For me Kodi + Wrapper + NFS working without problems.

If for you don't want to work and use CFW/ATV try a very old trick:
- open MovieBar
- add all yours NFS  path for library intend to be use it on Kodi + Wrapper
- reboot box
- open Kodi
- add library path from Video/Files/Root filesystem/mnt/nfsShare/nfs_shareX

Like that Wrapper will see as local and probably work for you too.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: algernon2607 on January 02, 2019, 04:06:50 PM
@algernon2607, @mute
For me Kodi + Wrapper + NFS working without problems.

If for you don't want to work and use CFW/ATV try a very old trick:
- open MovieBar
- add all yours NFS  path for library intend to be use it on Kodi + Wrapper
- reboot box
- open Kodi
- add library path from Video/Files/Root filesystem/mnt/nfsShare/nfs_shareX

Like that Wrapper will see as local and probably work for you too.

Thanks Pcristi

I will feed back as soon as i do the old trick ..

Al
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on January 02, 2019, 07:02:33 PM
Hello guys,
first thank you to Pcristi for his work
Second, I updated today from 2.0.6 since I hope subtitle bug is solved.
But, it happens to me that Kodi 18 crashes alot when starting movies, series... after starting a small window appears sayinn Kodi app stopped.
And the film keeps playing, under wrapper.
If I close the playback, the machine is back to starting window/launcher.
Is there any quick fix/remedy to this, is this a known bug, or else I uninstall Kody Leia 18 for underperformance and go back to 17.6 which ran flawless so far.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 02, 2019, 08:33:04 PM
@mihailuican
I see this problem with official Kodi 18.0RC4 as workaround is to disable Blu-ray menu on HiMediaVideoPlayer or give a try to other Kodi 18 build.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on January 02, 2019, 09:07:37 PM
@mihailuican
I see this problem with official Kodi 18.0RC4 as workaround is to disable Blu-ray menu on HiMediaVideoPlayer or give a try to other Kodi 18 build.
Hi and thanks for your answer,
I believe the bug has something to do with the fact that:
1 - if i finish watching a TV series show and stop it before credentials end, it is not checking the film as WATCHED, and when I play it AGAIN it doesn't know to resume from where it left off, and kodi app stops.
2 - it did not happen with new films or series, not watched YET. Only happened to previously watched ones... I think.
It pissed me off so I uninstalled Kodi 18 and reinstalled 17.6 and restored the backuped settings. I'll let you know if it happens again.
If you believe that Kodi 18 has anything revolutionary in it as compared to 17.6 (such as a much better scraper or else) I would consider upgrading to 18 builds.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on January 03, 2019, 05:24:17 AM
Bonjour

Kodi + wrapper is NOK with Ofw2.11, Cfw2.11 and Atv 2.11 on nfs share.....

Any suggestion ??

Al

Check if the following line is not missing from KODI's playercorefactory.xml file under the <!--network protocol rules--> section:

<rule protocols="nfs|smb" player="Wrapper" /> <!--all nfs|smb-->

If so you may need to reactivate the Wrapper, or insert this line manually. Se the FAQ how.

(Happens after you update/reinstall KODI).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: algernon2607 on January 03, 2019, 02:54:23 PM
@Mount81:

Check done and the line is Ok ....

@Pcristi:

Apply Trick : it works...Just need to reindex the Kodi base ... :-[ :-[ :-[

No update of the watchstatus after readind a file...

Thanks


Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on January 03, 2019, 04:24:43 PM
I installed CFW 2.1.1 using clean install method, I seem to be having HDMI issues, Sometimes when I boot the box my Vizio tv shows the connection briefly then all I have is black screen, Power on the remote will not turn the box off, Unplug power and all seems fine ?


Ok now I can confirm the box will not sut off with remote or poer button the face of unit, I have to pull power plug.

Anyone else having similar issue ?

Really am I the only one having this problem, My box has never powered down after 2.1.1
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: rroman on January 05, 2019, 03:09:10 PM
Coming from 2.09 I am also facing some issues:

- Wrapper not working with NFS content in Kodi
- Kodi crashes sometimes
- No Blu-Ray Menues

Will there be a fix to these issues? I know that Pcristi described a workaround with moviebar to make nfs content work in Kodi, but this is not a long term solution...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 05, 2019, 03:31:43 PM
@rroman

- For me  wrapper work as before not problems with NFS protocol.
- Try install kodi(18.0[RC4])-20181217-4a52640c-master-armeabi-v7a or go back to Kodi 18.0 beta4/17.6.
- Rely not Blu-Ray Menu?!? Did see BlurayPatch on App?
CFW v2.1.1 is first CFW where BlurayPatch  is visible in App intend to be easy to inactivated/activated.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ppoulos on January 06, 2019, 12:26:02 AM
Check if the following line is not missing from KODI's playercorefactory.xml file under the <!--network protocol rules--> section:

<rule protocols="nfs|smb" player="Wrapper" /> <!--all nfs|smb-->

If so you may need to reactivate the Wrapper, or insert this line manually. Se the FAQ how.

(Happens after you update/reinstall KODI).

I also had the problem of the Q10 Wrapper not being activated when playing back content from my NFS shares. I checked the playercorefactory.xml file in the kodi userdata folder and the above rule was missing. When I reinserted that additional instruction the Q10 Wrapper is now used for all NFS and SMB playback. Thanks for your suggestion.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Gunther99 on January 06, 2019, 11:42:50 AM
Hello Priscti, is it possible taht you add that line needed in the: playercorefactory.xml sot hat we all can use KODI normally with the wrapper !

So if possible can you then RE-UPLOAD yout latest CUSTOM FIRMWARE so that we can REINSTALL !

Because i am using a ANDROID box and have absolutely NO IDEA how to correct that specific line !

Thans evryone for finding out the reason why KODI crashes on almost EVERY version in LEIA 18 (except Beta 4)

Greetings from Holland and keep up the good work !
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ghevin on January 06, 2019, 01:51:19 PM
Hi all,
Is the last beta (20190105) good to install without crash?
Thank you

https://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/android/arm/master/
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on January 06, 2019, 02:12:44 PM
Hi all,
Is the last beta (20190105) good to install without crash?
Thank you

https://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/android/arm/master/

The shitty one is good;

https://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/android/arm/
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ghevin on January 06, 2019, 06:01:57 PM
Thank you, i'll try it!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on January 09, 2019, 08:36:01 PM
Thank you very much pcristi!
I just update to 2.1.1 and  after setup everything it is al working  ;D
But is the look of the mediaplayer changed in Kodi 18?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on January 11, 2019, 08:21:44 AM
I updated to Kodi 18 by mistake, I am still using an older firmware. The skin got updated by itself, this is how it looks in Kodi 18, it does not look the same as in Kodi 17.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SSThing on January 11, 2019, 03:59:13 PM
I am trying use a 16 or 32gb micro SD card as internal storage. I have done this successfully on previous firmwares but using 2.11 is impossible. Every time I try it either fails to complete, or if I try to format as removable storage, it completes (apparently) but the card is then corrupt. Same happens if I try to format a USB stick, the result is corrupt.
Any suggestions, please?


Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 11, 2019, 04:14:24 PM
Default storage equipment option not good for you?
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1473.msg18395#msg18395
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SSThing on January 11, 2019, 04:30:14 PM
With the Corsair 128gb USB 3 stick plugged into the USB 3 port, I am unable to connect to wifi. If I switch to another port I can connect.
However, any attempt to format result in corruption. With the micro sdhc card, I am trying to use the option to set it as internal storage. This fails.
With either USB or SD card, once corrupted, I cannot restore any functionality.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SSThing on January 11, 2019, 04:39:37 PM
With the Corsair 128gb USB 3 stick plugged into the USB 3 port, I am unable to connect to wifi. If I switch to another port I can connect.
However, any attempt to format result in corruption. With the micro sdhc card, I am trying to use the option to set it as internal storage. This fails.
With either USB or SD card, once corrupted, I cannot restore any functionality.
While typing this reply, my box connected to the WiFi (network time on display) but no apps could access the internet. Settings option (with the ethernet and WiFi icons) reported a connection to the WiFi but the other network settings page said no connection so I went through the process and it did connect. Unfortunately now, trying to power off the machine is stuck at shutting down.......
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 11, 2019, 05:03:37 PM
@SSThing
Did  you install CFW v2.1.1 with restore method? OFW v2.1.1 is was working?

BTW Default storage equipment option need USB/microSD formatted on PC as NTFS/FAT32.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jcp2 on January 12, 2019, 01:10:20 AM
What happened to Mouse / Trackpad options under Language and input settings?  ???  I am trying to adjust the pointer speed of my air mouse and the option is nowhere to be found :(   CFW 2.1.1
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SSThing on January 12, 2019, 08:43:12 AM
@SSThing
Did  you install CFW v2.1.1 with restore method? OFW v2.1.1 is was working?

BTW Default storage equipment option need USB/microSD formatted on PC as NTFS/FAT32.
Yes, installed via reset button method.
I should be able to format either SD or USB from within the settings but this results in corruption. I have no access to a pc.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cacho on January 12, 2019, 11:10:04 AM
Dear PCristi,

I'm a complete newbie so i have some basic questions.
Short time ago I migrated on the Q10 from android 5.1 to android 7 with the OFW. First to version 2.04 and thereafter 2.10.
I was impressed by your CFW, so I installed the CFW 2.10 via paper-clip method-reset button.
I understand that with the various upgrades all the previous settings and personal added apps are gone.

My questions:
a. can I execute an firmware 2.11 (OFW or CFW) via the local ugrade method and than preserve all previous settings and personal apps
for either OFW 2.10 to CFW 2.11 of CFW 2.10 to CFW 2.11?
b. I noticed that this topic on the first page has not been updated with CFW 2.11 by futeko. Why?
c.  Can I perform the same process for ATV 2.11 (with reset button or local upgrade method)?
d. What is the main difference between OFW wrapper version and ypur wrapper version?

Thanks in advance..
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 12, 2019, 11:55:40 AM
My questions:
a. can I execute an firmware 2.11 (OFW or CFW) via the local ugrade method and than preserve all previous settings and personal apps
for either OFW 2.10 to CFW 2.10/2.11 of CFW 2.10 to CFW 2.11?
b. I noticed that this topic on the first page has not been updated with CFW 2.11 by futeko. Why?
c.  Can I perform the same process for ATV 2.11 (with reset button or local upgrade method)?
d. What is the main difference between OFW wrapper version and ypur wrapper version?

Thanks in advance..

a. Make backup of Kodi (https://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:Backup) then can do update from CFW 2.1.0 to CFW 2.1.1 from menu.
Update from OFW 2.1.0 to CFW 2.1.1 from menu it is not recommended.
b. Now is updated :).
c. Update from OFW/CFW to ATV need to be done with reset button, update from ATV v2.1.0 to ATV v2.1.1 can be done from menu.
d. Oooo long time ago... playercorefactory.xml

HiMedia wrapper
Code: [Select]
<rule protocols="nfs|http|rtmp|sop" player="VideoPlayer" /> <!--all nfs-->

CFW HiMedia wrapper
Code: [Select]
<rule protocols="http|https|rtmp|sop" player="VideoPlayer" /> <!--all http-->

Preset Kodi playercorefactory.xml after clean install CFW
Code: [Select]
<rule protocols="http|https|rtmp|sop" player="VideoPlayer" /> <!--all http-->
<rule protocols="nfs|smb" player="Wrapper" /> <!--all nfs|smb-->
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: cacho on January 12, 2019, 04:10:30 PM
Dear PCristi,

my extraordinary thanks for the quick responses above.
I can use these!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: coroner on January 16, 2019, 11:13:33 AM
Hi All,

First of all I'm a newbie - 3rd day using Q10pro.
Original firmware was 2.1.1 Kodi v7.0 - cannot add media through SMB or NFS from my Synology, Kodi worked.
Decided to install newest custom firmware. Firmware installed fine but cannot add media sources through internal media player or even Kodi (8.0) from Synology. Tried ES Explorer preinstalled with new firmware - all working good, I can play movies from any location Synology, my PC, external HDD.
What is wrong with Kodi or internal player?
Somebody? Please help.

Update
Adding sources working well in Kodi and media player. Problem was in Synology share settings.
I had to disble wrapper because using wrapper I saw "Video player" text at black screen and nohing happened.
One more thing, after a few seconds I turn the device on I can see a message "Plex stopped working".
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: teukka on January 19, 2019, 05:55:27 PM
Hi All,

First of all I'm a newbie - 3rd day using Q10pro.
Original firmware was 2.1.1 Kodi v7.0 - cannot add media through SMB or NFS from my Synology, Kodi worked.
Decided to install newest custom firmware. Firmware installed fine but cannot add media sources through internal media player or even Kodi (8.0) from Synology. Tried ES Explorer preinstalled with new firmware - all working good, I can play movies from any location Synology, my PC, external HDD.
What is wrong with Kodi or internal player?
Somebody? Please help.

Update
Adding sources working well in Kodi and media player. Problem was in Synology share settings.
I had to disble wrapper because using wrapper I saw "Video player" text at black screen and nohing happened.
One more thing, after a few seconds I turn the device on I can see a message "Plex stopped working".

I have same issues when trying to play media using wrapper. black screen with "video player" text. How to get wrapper to work?  :-\
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: silee on January 19, 2019, 08:45:08 PM
Hello to you all. I'm new here, and i just buy a new q10. I update to last custom firmware, from original. I want to ask, is there a posibility to keep or to change theme, to the one from the original. With originaly colored icon (kodi, netflix etc).

Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on January 20, 2019, 06:38:04 PM
Hello to you all. I'm new here, and i just buy a new q10. I update to last custom firmware, from original. I want to ask, is there a posibility to keep or to change theme, to the one from the original. With originaly colored icon (kodi, netflix etc).

Thank you so much.
Uninstall white icons app
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: silee on January 21, 2019, 10:59:45 AM
Many thanks. I will try when i will go home. Another qestion, Is ok to use kodi 18, or kodi 17 on last custom firmware (android 7).

Best regards.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on January 21, 2019, 04:11:42 PM
Many thanks. I will try when i will go home. Another qestion, Is ok to use kodi 18, or kodi 17 on last custom firmware (android 7).

Best regards.

You can use any version of Kodi, I think the pre-installed one is Kodi 18 release candidate.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: silee on January 21, 2019, 04:52:35 PM
Great. Thank you.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on January 23, 2019, 03:49:20 PM
Hello, I have some problems with HD audio with Kodi 18 streams. Dolby Digital and DTS are working fine, but I get no sound with Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD?
My AV receiver can handle this kind of HD audio.
 So I have set passthrough on in Kodi and via HDMI tried RAW and Auto on settings, but still no sound?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Sysop on January 24, 2019, 11:34:33 AM
Is there also a version for the Q10 Pro with Magisk Manager? Advantage of this systemless root would be that Sky Go works with it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on January 24, 2019, 11:37:02 AM
Is there also a version for the Q10 Pro with Magisk Manager? Advantage of this systemless root would be that Sky Go works with it.


I second that, It would be great to see Magisk for the Q10 Pro, So many benefits to system-less root !
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dave4712 on January 24, 2019, 06:04:03 PM
Hello, I have some problems with HD audio with Kodi 18 streams. Dolby Digital and DTS are working fine, but I get no sound with Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD?
My AV receiver can handle this kind of HD audio.
 So I have set passthrough on in Kodi and via HDMI tried RAW and Auto on settings, but still no sound?

Try the included player via media center , or Spmc
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on January 24, 2019, 06:35:55 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on January 24, 2019, 06:50:10 PM
Sorry, but KODI will NEVER EVER work for HD audio passthrough with these Boxes. How meny times it has to be explained to this "audience"?!
KODI developers  doesn't give damn about any other Android Box/SOC solution except for the holy preferred NV Shield. So if you want HD audio + Android with KODI, buy that pricey "piece of Shield" (presumed advise from "KODI developer team", not from me) and "feel the mighty power within" ;D (or whatever)...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on January 24, 2019, 07:21:00 PM
I'm sorry, but when I bought it, the Q10 Pro was advertised with HD audio and Kodi!
They did not mention that HD audio does not work with Kodi!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on January 25, 2019, 05:12:01 AM
Ok, I understand, but it's obvious that "HD audio AND KODI" doesn't equals to "HD audio WITH KODI". I think HiMedia never advertised their Boxes with "full KODI support" or anything that reminds something closely similar to what you refer. Even if this fact wouldn't be exactly understandable when one have bought this Box, it should have to become totally clear by now. If not from anything else at least from the information constantly published on this Forum, and by the fact that in the more than 2  years of the Box's lifetime it never even have happened partially before.  So HiMedia + KODI + HD audio, my best advise is to "let it go"...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on January 25, 2019, 09:11:10 AM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on January 26, 2019, 01:15:10 AM
Noticed two issues:

1. I've connected to my google account from android settings/accounts, and now when I got to play store it claims there is no connection (worked fine on official 2.0.11 firmware) - I am connected via wired LAN.
2. Kodi 18 has some annoying issues/features. Is it okay to update it to RC5, or will that break anything with the setup and/or wrapper support? Also, I cannot set folders as watched - the option is missing and only appears on each single file or film. Also, connecting to Samba network shares is a real pain. You need to do it in a specific way or connection is impossible.

Any ideas on how to resolve these? thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on January 27, 2019, 11:32:26 AM
@mulderfox

1 Usually happens when add Google account and fix if box is rebooted.
2 Unlucky Kodi 18.0 RC4 is was wrong choose to be CFW, can be replace with other Kodi 18.0 builds as Beta4, RC3(2018/12/09) or "shitty" build(2018/12/22) witch is was report by users here to be more stable.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: seadoospark1988 on January 27, 2019, 04:50:17 PM
Hi ,

Subtitle change or Audio Track change crashes the video player, did anyone have a similar issue. Im not using Kodi.

Is there a way to turn off subtitles by default? Or is there a fix to the crash. I cannot change audio tracks or turn subtitles off without a crash.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pigx on January 29, 2019, 02:52:51 PM
I bought a bluthoot keyboard, I'm trying to make the paring from the general settings, bluthoot section, the q10 sees it, but when I try to match it tells me that it is impossible to communicate with her, I have the latest version of custom firmware. Has anyone happened?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ionutlup on January 29, 2019, 04:02:47 PM
Hi.Kodi 18.0 final release!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: thebeast on February 01, 2019, 08:26:18 PM
hello from new zealand . newbie here.    i just got a q10 pro for a good deal. i would like to install some custom firmware. I have read alot on this forum and have spent alot of time trying to install the latest custom firmware.   my current firmware is oem android 7 . hmd 2.1.0 2018 09 20.022650.

i have tried multiple times to install custom firmware over this.

do i have to downgrade to android 5
i have right clicked on the downloaded zip and right clicked it and renamed it to update.zip.and moved the zip to the usb pen drive .     is this the correct way??
i have followed the instructions .......i get to a floating circle but then nothing just boots to normal screen ...im thinking its nit recognising the file i have changed .

sorry if this has been sorted before but i did troll through multiple pages but no answers....

help!!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: atkinsom on February 01, 2019, 11:19:48 PM
hello from new zealand . newbie here.    i just got a q10 pro for a good deal. i would like to install some custom firmware. I have read alot on this forum and have spent alot of time trying to install the latest custom firmware.   my current firmware is oem android 7 . hmd 2.1.0 2018 09 20.022650.

i have tried multiple times to install custom firmware over this.

do i have to downgrade to android 5
i have right clicked on the downloaded zip and right clicked it and renamed it to update.zip.and moved the zip to the usb pen drive .     is this the correct way??
i have followed the instructions .......i get to a floating circle but then nothing just boots to normal screen ...im thinking its nit recognising the file i have changed .

sorry if this has been sorted before but i did troll through multiple pages but no answers....

help!!
Just to be sure you're naming it right I would copy the file to your desktop on the PC, right mouse click, choose properties, rename the file under the general tab to...... update.zip

put the USB drive into the USB2 port of the q10 and with the paper clip hold it in and apply power to the unit...don't let go until you've counted to 10 and it should go from there
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: aurorau on February 02, 2019, 09:35:45 AM
Hi ,

Subtitle change or Audio Track change crashes the video player, did anyone have a similar issue. Im not using Kodi.

Is there a way to turn off subtitles by default? Or is there a fix to the crash. I cannot change audio tracks or turn subtitles off without a crash.

yes, same problem annoy me much. Can't believe HiMedia programmer hit on such error.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on February 02, 2019, 10:24:54 AM

yes, same problem annoy me much. Can't believe HiMedia programmer hit on such error.
What is Android language set on your box?  I don't see problems with English(US).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on February 03, 2019, 12:10:55 AM
Hello all

Unfortunately my kodi updated to Leia the other day, and since then it been crash bang wallop as far as I'm concerned.  I don't think they took enough time in development  ;D., however that isn't my particularly problem at the moment, which may be for numerous reasons. My gripe is that Leia doesn't allow  me to use the back up function of a particular addon, ares wizard. All functions apart from destination of black up file work fine, and I'm unable to locate anywhere why the latest kodi release should defunct it.. I'm using  pro10 with CFW 2.09 26-07-18

 I still have my upgrade on a usb stick , so if I do a reboot will the kodi on that 2.09 remain as  krypton 17.6 ? and if so how do I stop google play from automatically upgrading it, once signed in on Google account?  Is 2.09 the last CfW release which has krypton kodi or does 2.10 also have it, upon reading the posts, I'm getting confused as to whether RDC releases were incorporated in 2.10.

As an after thought I remember that your able to download or apk all versions of kodi, so answering this may make above redundant, but still info to know.  If i upgrade my Cfw to say 2.10 or 11 would I be able to delete the kodi which comes with the upgrade, and apply thr kyrpton from the download ?
 Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: aurorau on February 03, 2019, 01:30:13 AM

yes, same problem annoy me much. Can't believe HiMedia programmer hit on such error.
What is Android language set on your box?  I don't see problems with English(US).

Hi pcristi,

My Q10Pro always set in English(US) and installed with your CFW 2.1.1.
1st, tried play movie from NAS, when changed subtitle, HiMedia player crashed and prompts me to reopen player.
2nd, tried play movie from local internal hard disk, same problem occurred.

This doesn't happen to you but it does on me and another forum guy here. Any idea to solve this apart from android box language?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on February 12, 2019, 10:08:34 AM
With rc4 the box wasn't too stable, but with the final update it keeps crashing while the wrapper is playing.
Any idea how to resolve this without reverting to a previous Kodi version or firmware?
@mulderfox

1 Usually happens when add Google account and fix if box is rebooted.
2 Unlucky Kodi 18.0 RC4 is was wrong choose to be CFW, can be replace with other Kodi 18.0 builds as Beta4, RC3(2018/12/09) or "shitty" build(2018/12/22) witch is was report by users here to be more stable.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on February 18, 2019, 08:51:56 AM
Kodi crashes my box when I play a movie with the standard player?
It play sometimes 20 minuten and then the box is restarting, sometimes two times in a movie.
I use the latest CFW here with that Kodi in it.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: martinviper on February 21, 2019, 09:04:20 PM
Guys, simple question for you if that's not too much to take :)
1. I am an owner of KDLINKS A400 unit.
2. Have Android version 7 on it (european/international version).
3. Want to install custom version of firmware to get all those extra functionality and perks mentioned in this forum but NOT too sure how to start this.
4. Should I first install PRO version of firmware as per procedure here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1610.0) and let's say this version: Q10 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 7. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.1 2017-01-10.164949 ??
5. Once this new version is installed should I then install custom version of firmware like explained here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.0) ? BUT which version do you suggest I should go for to be the most stable and without many issues/bugs ?
6. If I am wrong in thinking about UPGRADE process please correct me. I will appreciate all your help.

THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS.


Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on February 22, 2019, 08:52:01 AM
Guys, simple question for you if that's not too much to take :)
1. I am an owner of KDLINKS A400 unit.
2. Have Android version 7 on it (european/international version).
3. Want to install custom version of firmware to get all those extra functionality and perks mentioned in this forum but NOT too sure how to start this.
4. Should I first install PRO version of firmware as per procedure here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1610.0) and let's say this version: Q10 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 7. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.1 2017-01-10.164949 ??
5. Once this new version is installed should I then install custom version of firmware like explained here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.0) ? BUT which version do you suggest I should go for to be the most stable and without many issues/bugs ?
6. If I am wrong in thinking about UPGRADE process please correct me. I will appreciate all your help.

THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS.

You should have version 2.0.4 or higher to install the latest firmware. If you don't install 2.0.4 first
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: martinviper on February 22, 2019, 12:06:10 PM
Guys, simple question for you if that's not too much to take :)
1. I am an owner of KDLINKS A400 unit.
2. Have Android version 7 on it (european/international version).
3. Want to install custom version of firmware to get all those extra functionality and perks mentioned in this forum but NOT too sure how to start this.
4. Should I first install PRO version of firmware as per procedure here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=1610.0) and let's say this version: Q10 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 7. FUTEKO. HMD-2.0.1 2017-01-10.164949 ??
5. Once this new version is installed should I then install custom version of firmware like explained here (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.0) ? BUT which version do you suggest I should go for to be the most stable and without many issues/bugs ?
6. If I am wrong in thinking about UPGRADE process please correct me. I will appreciate all your help.

THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS.

You should have version 2.0.4 or higher to install the latest firmware. If you don't install 2.0.4 first


So this means I need to install PRO version 2.0.4 and then I'll be able to install any other new versions on top of it ?
Would it also mean that I could do new upgrades through front-end Upgrade process (from inside the running software) ?
Does it also mean that I need to start from 2.0.4 and move up incrementally to 2.0.5 then 2.0.6 then 2.0.7 and so on ?
Does version 2.0.4 is a prerequisite to install anything else even though I run stock version of firmware 2.0.6 on my A400 ?

DON'T WORRY - ALL SORTED AND FIXED.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: rami on March 02, 2019, 12:03:25 AM
I installed the latest CFW and tried it with Kodi 18.1, it was ok except with DTS true HD and Dolby digital plus it couldn't handle.
But the Himedia player played everything without any issue.
Do you think it is a Kodi issue?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Scorp76 on March 04, 2019, 08:24:52 AM
Thanks for your effort!
I was wondering, could there be a patch or something to make the front display show more information.
There was once an CFW where the display showed more info, with movies etc, but it seems lost.Also in official FW the displays never got that much attention.According the post, the info for the vfd was there but most be linked to it?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on March 04, 2019, 03:27:52 PM
I am asking only for the possibility of adjusting the brightness of the display :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: vanngocan on March 08, 2019, 04:57:55 AM
Hi guys,

I am using customer firmware 2.1.1, and I want to use AutoInput with Tasker. AutoInput requires to turn on Accessibility in Settings, but I cannot find Accessibility there.

Anyone knows how to access the Accessibility setting?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: SSThing on March 08, 2019, 08:11:17 AM
Hi guys,

I am using customer firmware 2.1.1, and I want to use AutoInput with Tasker. AutoInput requires to turn on Accessibility in Settings, but I cannot find Accessibility there.

Anyone knows how to access the Accessibility setting?


Click on the settings gear icon
Scroll across to "More" and click on this.
Using your cursor, click on the search (magnifying glass) in the top right.
Now type "accessibility".
This will bring up the links you need.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: fredphoesh on March 08, 2019, 10:06:35 AM
Hello all,
A question about audio output please.

I have an Nvidia Shield, but it UPSAMPLES all audio to 192khz, which causes intermittent popping in the audio every 1 - 3 minutes. My cheap android box outputs 44.1khz and there is no such problem.

I was considering buying this box, but am curious about the statement in this thread about the custom firmware. It says

"audio passthrough in standard Kodi..."

So what is the usual output of this box, 44.1?
And with this ROM, will output whatever file format the file is?

Thanks!
Mark.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on March 09, 2019, 03:03:42 AM
What kind of (cheap) Android Box is that exactly? Thus it's strange that it does proper 44.1kHz output. Most of the Android Boxes upsamples 44.1 to 48kHz because an odd Android OS limitation, regardless the playback software chosen.  So does HiMedia.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dddp on March 10, 2019, 07:42:14 AM
I have a small problem with the latest custom FW and the latest Kodi, updated via playstore, where kodi sometimes crashes and i have to quit kodi. The file i'm playing will keep playing as it's using the wrapper. Kodi would occasionally crash using the version that came with the custom firmware as well so i don't think this is the problem

Any idea if there's  solution to this problem? Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on March 10, 2019, 08:57:23 AM
I have a small problem with the latest custom FW and the latest Kodi, updated via playstore, where kodi sometimes crashes and i have to quit kodi. The file i'm playing will keep playing as it's using the wrapper. Kodi would occasionally crash using the version that came with the custom firmware as well so i don't think this is the problem

Any idea if there's  solution to this problem? Thanks

Uninstall current KODI and install 17.6 (http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/) and turn off PlayStore updates for KODI. 18.x is still unstable on Android with external players.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ghostpost on March 10, 2019, 02:21:15 PM
Question:
Why do I get a ChromeCast build-in screen after a few minutes on my Q10? How can I stop this?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on March 10, 2019, 04:17:36 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: vanngocan on March 11, 2019, 03:34:13 AM
Hi guys,

I am using customer firmware 2.1.1, and I want to use AutoInput with Tasker. AutoInput requires to turn on Accessibility in Settings, but I cannot find Accessibility there.

Anyone knows how to access the Accessibility setting?


Click on the settings gear icon
Scroll across to "More" and click on this.
Using your cursor, click on the search (magnifying glass) in the top right.
Now type "accessibility".
This will bring up the links you need.

Thank you very much! It works like a charm now :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dddp on March 12, 2019, 12:10:08 PM
I have a small problem with the latest custom FW and the latest Kodi, updated via playstore, where kodi sometimes crashes and i have to quit kodi. The file i'm playing will keep playing as it's using the wrapper. Kodi would occasionally crash using the version that came with the custom firmware as well so i don't think this is the problem

Any idea if there's  solution to this problem? Thanks

Uninstall current KODI and install 17.6 (http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/) and turn off PlayStore updates for KODI. 18.x is still unstable on Android with external players.

thanks for you quick reply. Is this a shitty version so 5.1 works? Sometimes the wrapper doesn't work and having 5.1 support is nice
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on March 13, 2019, 09:10:21 AM
thanks for you quick reply. Is this a shitty version so 5.1 works? Sometimes the wrapper doesn't work and having 5.1 support is nice

5.1 works in regular Kodi using the pcristi custom firmwares.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on March 16, 2019, 11:38:40 PM
When I play movies, I have a dark image, but can't find any settings in Kodi to make it lighter?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on March 17, 2019, 08:09:14 PM
When I play movies, I have a dark image, but can't find any settings in Kodi to make it lighter?

Which player are you using? Does it also happen with youtube?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on March 17, 2019, 08:11:33 PM
When I play movies, I have a dark image, but can't find any settings in Kodi to make it lighter?

Which player are you using? Does it also happen with youtube?

I use the standaard player, it is only in Kodi.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on March 17, 2019, 08:14:13 PM
When I play movies, I have a dark image, but can't find any settings in Kodi to make it lighter?

Which player are you using? Does it also happen with youtube?

I use the standaard player, it is only in Kodi.

If you watch the same movie with Himedia player the image is lighter?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on March 17, 2019, 08:20:11 PM
When I play movies, I have a dark image, but can't find any settings in Kodi to make it lighter?

Which player are you using? Does it also happen with youtube?

I use the standaard player, it is only in Kodi.

If you watch the same movie with Himedia player the image is lighter?

I use an addon for movies and tvshows, so I don't know which player it is using, but thought it didn't work with the Himedia player?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on March 17, 2019, 08:24:03 PM
When I play movies, I have a dark image, but can't find any settings in Kodi to make it lighter?

Which player are you using? Does it also happen with youtube?

I use the standaard player, it is only in Kodi.

If you watch the same movie with Himedia player the image is lighter?

I use an addon for movies and tvshows, so I don't know which player it is using, but thought it didn't work with the Himedia player?

If it's streaming it doesn't. You'll probably get better support in a kodi forum.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on March 17, 2019, 08:28:55 PM
When I play movies, I have a dark image, but can't find any settings in Kodi to make it lighter?

Which player are you using? Does it also happen with youtube?

I use the standaard player, it is only in Kodi.

If you watch the same movie with Himedia player the image is lighter?

I use an addon for movies and tvshows, so I don't know which player it is using, but thought it didn't work with the Himedia player?

If it's streaming it doesn't. You'll probably get better support in a kodi forum.

In the Kodi forum the say to ask in a Himedia forum?
I think there are no settings for it in Kodi?
I tried the settings in Android, It work for the movies, but all others things then to light.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ivanziyu on March 20, 2019, 02:42:45 AM
can this firmware be install on my Chinese version hardware?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on March 20, 2019, 08:18:55 AM
can this firmware be install on my Chinese version hardware?

This firmware is based on the official version so no you can't.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: ivanziyu on March 21, 2019, 02:55:30 AM
is this any change i can install international version firmware on my Chinese version hardware?
can this firmware be install on my Chinese version hardware?

This firmware is based on the official version so no you can't.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: carl on March 29, 2019, 04:05:09 PM
I have a small problem with the latest custom FW and the latest Kodi, updated via playstore, where kodi sometimes crashes and i have to quit kodi. The file i'm playing will keep playing as it's using the wrapper. Kodi would occasionally crash using the version that came with the custom firmware as well so i don't think this is the problem

Any idea if there's  solution to this problem? Thanks

Uninstall current KODI and install 17.6 (http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/) and turn off PlayStore updates for KODI. 18.x is still unstable on Android with external players.

I have the same issue with custom firmware and 18.x. Removing 18.x and installing 17.6 works great.
Title: Menu in file manager not workin on custom firmware
Post by: nmou88 on April 01, 2019, 09:04:46 PM
Hello back
In default file manager on custom android 5 1.1.0 firmware, the "menu" remote button does nothing  :-\
The file editing list doesn't show up ...
What to do ???
Title: Re: Menu in file manager not workin on custom firmware
Post by: futeko.com on April 03, 2019, 09:35:28 AM
Hello back
In default file manager on custom android 5 1.1.0 firmware, the "menu" remote button does nothing  :-\
The file editing list doesn't show up ...
What to do ???

Install a later firmware. What is the reason for running an Android 5.1 firmware that is 2 years old?
Title: Re: Menu in file manager not workin on custom firmware
Post by: stl on April 03, 2019, 04:14:37 PM
Hello back
In default file manager on custom android 5 1.1.0 firmware, the "menu" remote button does nothing  :-\
The file editing list doesn't show up ...
What to do ???

Point your phone camera to the remote emitter and press the button. Do you see it flashing?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: LeoeL on April 04, 2019, 12:36:34 PM
Some phones have an IR filter so that this test couldn't work.
Try with a working remote first.  :-)
Title: Re: Menu in file manager not workin on custom firmware
Post by: nmou88 on April 04, 2019, 02:27:33 PM
Hello back
In default file manager on custom android 5 1.1.0 firmware, the "menu" remote button does nothing  :-\
The file editing list doesn't show up ...
What to do ???

Install a later firmware. What is the reason for running an Android 5.1 firmware that is 2 years old?

The reason is this : https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=4071.0

Some phones have an IR filter so that this test couldn't work.
Try with a working remote first.  :-)

I have T3 remote, I'll try original remote and let you know but I think it will not work even

Edit: Like I thought, it didn't work ...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: taxi02 on April 08, 2019, 02:02:51 AM
Download your link http://www.mediafire.com/file/vd11fjao5duoxi2/update_Q10Pro_%2528update%2526themed%2526Kodi18.1%255B016%255D%2529%255Bv1.0%255D-HMD-2.1.1_2018-12-24.145100.zip/file

does not work
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: xenon4711 on April 08, 2019, 05:48:52 PM
I've installed the latest custom firmware (2.1.1) and copying files over Samba is horribly slow (between 5 and 10 MB/s).
Is there any way to accelerate this?

EDIT: HDD was almost full! Deleted some files and now I'm back to ~40-50 MB/s.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on April 09, 2019, 08:29:10 AM
Are you guys using a clean install? What have you installed CFW over original firmware? I had issues in the past, but starting with a certain version (2.0.6 I think) Samba transfer speed started to be normal again and the Samba optimization was not needed anymore. Test with a laptop connected to the same wired network. Transfer speed (wireless or wired) can be influenced by a lot of factors, a bad cable, a weak switch, even an over-worked router. I remember there was another user with slow transfer speeds and his issue was caused by his network or his cabling. Try backing up apps and installing CFW 2.1.1 from scratch. There should not be a speed limitation on original firmware or CFW as far as I know.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on April 12, 2019, 10:35:06 AM
Updated Kodi to 18.1  in the Custom firmware and  very pleased with the results particularly HDR. I always thought before this update that the inbuilt Media Player was better than Kodi but with the update to 18.1 I now think Kodi is just a tad better. Excellent thanks again for the custom firmware.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on April 16, 2019, 11:58:59 AM
I just had to reinstall using  update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.1[016])[v1.0]-HMD-2.1.1 2018-12-24.145100

I was already on a previous version of CFW 2.1.1 before, Now I have no SMB speed either, On WIFI best I can get is 1.2 to 2.3 MB/s

Takes 10 min or more to transfer a 1.4 gig file from my Synology NAS, Something is def not right.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 16, 2019, 05:00:21 PM
Check yours networking.
Firmware doesn't change anything that Kodi 18.1 version(1801016) from Kodi 18.0 RC4.
Anyway Kodi 18.1 version(1801016) is already outdated by version 1801018 on Google play.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on April 16, 2019, 05:36:38 PM
I have checked my entire network as well as tested transfer rates on all my other devices and can find no issues, I guess I will install the FW once again, Just found a new issue I am having too, When you first turn the box on after being off for some time there is no HDMI signal until you power off then back on again, Had it happen several times now, Maybe these dam things just botch FW installs occasionally
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 20, 2019, 08:29:58 PM
Q10?? HMD-2.1.2 2019-03-25.134305 adapted for Q10 Pro international models.
Many thanks to @haovh_85 for help with download from baidu.

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2ddb/r7im2dumh1bto95zg.jpg?size_id=4)

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c2b9/9xarek9lbchw3eyzg.jpg?size_id=4)

Change log vs OFW  Q10?? :
- adapted for Q10 Pro international models
- add Google play from OFW HMD-2.1.1
- add apps to be closer of HMD official Q10 Pro firmware's
- add init.d support
- remove almost all of Chinese staff

Know problems:
- Google Play services may need manually updated
- Music player is more Chinese then English and optimize for they needs
- As OFW BD-Menu patch not included download from here (http://www.mediafire.com/?s7mf4nm73rfwqrr).

Download: mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?6essif6v9gogfhh)
Post feedback on this topic as is not official release of HiMedia for Q10 Pro international models.

Yearly mediafire subscription need to be paid, maybe you like to share some (https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/02e5/k12efhxnxhhhbmazg.jpg?size_id=2) (https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on April 20, 2019, 10:25:45 PM
Pcristi, you are a genius ! thank you very much !  Please, could you make the equivalent for the Q5 PRO ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Binnugsay on April 20, 2019, 10:29:25 PM
Ouah very nice work, and waiting for the ATV firmware from PCristi ;) ;)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 20, 2019, 10:57:35 PM
@afss
Someone need download Q5Plus HMD-2.1.2 2019-03-28.093202 from baidu and still not sure everything will run correct on Q5 Pro box.

@Binnugsay
Not indeed to do ATV base on CN HMD-2.1.2 waiting for next official HiMedia Q Pro firmware release.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 23, 2019, 11:36:58 PM
update_Q5Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.0]-HMD-2.1.2 2019-03-28.093202
update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.0]-HMD-2.1.2 2019-03-25.134305


(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2ad2/sd61pc66qshctt3zg.jpg?size_id=4)

Changelog vs CFW v2.1.1[1.0]:
- adapted from  HiMedia v2.1.2 OFW for Chinese model
- update Kodi to 18.2 build 1802000

Removed:
- Plex (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.plexapp.android) client
- 500 Firepaper (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.firepaper.fivehundredpx)

Know problems:
- Google Play services may need manually updated
- Music player has some Chinese indication(strings)
- Music player autosearch NFS/SMB not work, do from Media Center instead

Online on mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on April 24, 2019, 03:00:21 PM
Thank you for support our devices  :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on April 24, 2019, 05:31:38 PM
Where is the change-log stating the difference from 2.1.1 to 2.1.2
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 24, 2019, 07:45:39 PM
Where is the change-log stating the difference from 2.1.1 to 2.1.2
Haimeidi [sic] Q10 four generation 2.1.2 firmware version released 2019-03-29 
Download address: https://bbs.himedia.cn/thread-221645-1-1.html

Modify the record:
1. Add support for mk3d format video;
2. Add support for local video player menu mouse operation.
3. Add support for ES browser to play local video support for external subtitles.
4. Solve the IP control after booting prompt video error to find The problem with the hard disk.
5. The new local music player has been completely revised to enrich the local music playback experience. The new version supports the following functions:
    5.1. New music UI interface.
    5.2. Support song online poster acquisition.
    5.3. Support online Lyrics display.
    5.4. Support SMB/NFS mount.
    5.5. Support local storage device mount.
    5.6. Support song local collection.
    5.7. Support user-defined song list.
    5.8. Support full scan, folder mode two modes.
    5.9. Support singer information acquisition, display, view.
    5.10. Support album information acquisition, display, view.
    5.11. Support interface background use song picture Gaussian blur effect.
    5.12. Support reading songs in posters, singers, albums, time And other information.
    5.13. Support current song information acquisition: KHz, Kbps, Bits, CH (channel).
    5.14. Support loop playback, sequential playback, random playback, single The music loops four loop modes.
    5.15. Support sorting function: song first letter, singer initials, song release time, song add time four sorts, all support descending, ascending.

BUT .... will it work on European boxes???  I'm NOT going to be the first to try it  ::)

I have no Idea, But it certainly sounds good !
Sorry I don't understood your question.
https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.msg28227#msg28227


Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on April 25, 2019, 03:51:25 AM
Anyone notice some instability in 2.1.1? Certain videos stop and freeze, or kill Kodi while the wrapper keeps going. Happened to me a few times so far.
Gonna try the new 2.1.2 in hopes that it'll be better.
Also, any solution in sight to Kodi not recognizing playback by the wrapper and this not marking the file as played it being played?
Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: DMD on April 25, 2019, 09:22:22 AM
Isn't it possible to know if the aspect ratio pal problem has been solved in this firmware?
https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2576.0
Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on May 13, 2019, 04:09:31 PM
I have 2.11  Will 2.12 erase everything, is the difference that big that it's worth installing?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 25, 2019, 04:46:29 PM
update_Q5Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.4]-HMD-2.1.2 2019-03-28.093202
update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.4]-HMD-2.1.2 2019-03-25.134305

- CFW adapted from  HiMedia v2.1.2 OFW for Chinese model
OP here (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg28266#msg28266)

Changelog vs CFW v2.1.2[1.0]:
v1.4
- update YouTube TV to v2.06.06
- add swapon script by Dimitri73 (http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=734477&st=18360#entry85153424)
- avoid possible PQ degradation cause by modified HimediaVideoPlayer
- fix default subtitle language Russian not working when Android language set Russian.
v1.3
- fix back screen over Wrapper + NFS
- add Accessibility on settings.
- add Applications settings on Android settings.

LE: Download from mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on May 25, 2019, 05:29:32 PM
Where to find this CF and HMD-2.1.2 firmware?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on May 26, 2019, 05:59:09 PM
update_Q5Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.4]-HMD-2.1.2 2019-03-28.093202
update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.4]-HMD-2.1.2 2019-03-25.134305

- CFW adapted from  HiMedia v2.1.2 OFW for Chinese model
OP here (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg28266#msg28266)

Changelog vs CFW v2.1.2[1.0]:
v1.4
- update YouTube TV to v2.06.06
- add swapon script by Dimitri73 (http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=734477&st=18360#entry85153424)
- avoid possible PQ degradation cause by modified HimediaVideoPlayer
- fix default subtitle language Russian not working when Android language set Russian.
v1.3
- fix back screen over Wrapper + NFS
- add Accessibility on settings.
- add Applications settings on Android settings.

LE: Download from mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e).

But is this CF for European models?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 26, 2019, 06:56:39 PM
But is this CF for European models?
Yes adapted for European models.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on May 26, 2019, 09:40:49 PM
Thank you pcristi for the great work! 👍
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: WinForME on May 26, 2019, 10:06:46 PM
But is this CF for European models?
Yes adapted for European models.
Does that mean that when the official FW 2.12 (EU) will be released there won't be another CFW 2.12?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 26, 2019, 10:58:00 PM
Does that mean that when the official FW 2.12 (EU) will be released there won't be another CFW 2.12?
Most probably will be CFW base on OFW v2.1.2 for International models(EU) when HiMedia will release special if will come out with fixes  for already report problems from CN version will see that at right time.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on May 28, 2019, 12:26:02 PM
Will firmware 2.12 Erase everything?  Happy so far with 2.11
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 28, 2019, 06:58:31 PM
Will firmware 2.12 Erase everything?  Happy so far with 2.11
Why you want update to v2.1.2 if you are so far happy with v2.1.1?
FW v2.1.2 brings new Music player 2.0 and HiMediaVideoPlayer with touch/mouse control did you need it?
Update from Settings/Upgrade/Upgrade local/... doesn't need to erase user apps and data, but always are risk to happens if recovery can't access update.zip after reboot so backup, backup, backup...

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Paulo72 on May 29, 2019, 08:04:01 PM
Thanks.  knowing I don't have to reinstall everything means I think I'll give it a try.  I love my himediaq5 pro.  Maybe a few years old, but still one of the best.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on June 01, 2019, 01:38:12 AM
After experiencing multiple crashes and issues with original and custom firmwares versions 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 I've switched back to android 5.1.1 (FW 1.1.0). However, I rooted it over LAN with the provided solution. I'm not sure if that's the reason, but I've noticed the the video scan just keeps cycling and gets stuck at specific TV shows. If I change the name or delete those folders, it just finds another to get stuck on. Kodi still works and plays, but never completes the video scan.
Any thoughts? Ideas? Is it just due to the Root?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on June 05, 2019, 06:36:30 AM
Who have tested this new CFW based on (Chinese) OFW 2.1.2: is the colorspace/bitdepth switching issue still present during playback?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on June 09, 2019, 12:18:58 AM
update_Q30_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.2]-HMD-2.1.4 2019-05-31.153235
update_Q5Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.2]-HMD-2.1.4 2019-06-04.100340
update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.2]-HMD-2.1.4 2019-05-31.171152


(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2ad2/sd61pc66qshctt3zg.jpg?size_id=4)

Changelog:
v1.2
- fix back screen over Wrapper + NFS
- add back VFD display clock on/off option on Android settings
v1.1
- reverse to HiMedia setting from v2.1.2 as new setting of v2.1.4 has some missing option
Thanks to @haovh_85 for report missing options.
v1.0
- follow HiMedia v2.1.4 OFW

Online on mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e).

Note:
- Before try  backup, backup, backup, need more users to test and feedback.
- Dirty update maybe can apply between update CFW version, minor updates will not be problems.

Thanks for understanding and enjoy yours video collections.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on June 09, 2019, 12:30:14 AM
Thank you so much @pcristi.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: WinForME on June 09, 2019, 08:08:13 AM
Thanx pristi! Did a "dirty update" from 2.0.8 and it seems to work (after a while of freezing, updating and namual rebooting)
First impression  of new music interface:
- Looks nice but doesn't start flac from mediacenter.
- Cover is taken from an online database i guess, i wished it would have taken the embedded one (like Kodi does).
- Lyrics many times in Chinese, many times wrong song (probably because of not matching filename) and asynchrone

Samba filetransfer has doubled in performance, excellent!



Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on June 09, 2019, 10:34:30 AM
Many Thanks pristi excellent work, haven't tried everything yet but the essentials seem to work fine, new layout takes a bit of getting use to as with anything new, initial boot seems a little bit slower than my previous firmware but is not too excessive. Thanks for all the good work.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on June 10, 2019, 12:23:57 PM
During startup, the HIMEDIA logo in pink appears :), only then changes to normal. Is this a problem?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: WinForME on June 10, 2019, 04:16:04 PM
Quote
During startup, the HIMEDIA logo in pink appears :), only then changes to normal. Is this a problem?

Same problem here. First appeared when changing to Ycbcr422
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on June 10, 2019, 05:14:20 PM
This is such a short pink flash during the start. Then it seems, everything works fine for now.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on June 12, 2019, 08:33:58 AM
Small fixes for CFW v2.1.4:
v1.2
- fix back screen over Wrapper + NFS
- add back VFD display clock on/off option on Android settings

OP updated (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg28699#msg28699).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: zipho on June 16, 2019, 10:44:42 PM
HI pcristi

Can you make the ASS Cinematic Subtitles work on the custom firmware that you made?

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on June 17, 2019, 08:47:04 AM
Small fixes for CFW v2.1.4:
v1.2
- fix back screen over Wrapper + NFS
- add back VFD display clock on/off option on Android settings

OP updated (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg28699#msg28699).

thank you very much for VFD display clock on/off.  :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on June 17, 2019, 08:50:22 AM
Hello and THANK YOU @pcristi,
I intend to try a dirty update from CFW2.1.1 to CFW2.1.4.
1. Do I need to redo and reinstall all those patches: Samba, Framerate?
2. Does the subtitle issue stilll appear as FIXED, as in 2.1.1?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dddp on June 18, 2019, 04:06:07 AM
Hello and THANK YOU @pcristi,
I intend to try a dirty update from CFW2.1.1 to CFW2.1.4.
1. Do I need to redo and reinstall all those patches: Samba, Framerate?
2. Does the subtitle issue stilll appear as FIXED, as in 2.1.1?
Thanks.

i too am in the same situation - still running CFW 2.1.1 and wondering if i can get away with the dirty upgrade process safely to CFW 2.1.4
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on June 18, 2019, 07:58:21 AM
@mihailuican
1 - Samba patch is include on CFW v2.1.4
-- AFR assistant or more framerate script need to be reinstall.
2 Yes, HiMedia fixed on v.2.1.1 and look to be fixed on v2.1.4 too.

@dddp
Make backup, backup, backup, then can give a try,  dirty update didn't need to be problematic.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: dddp on June 18, 2019, 10:32:19 AM
[quote author=pcristi link=topic=812.msg28881#msg28881 date=1560841101

@dddp
Make backup, backup, backup, then can give a try,  dirty update didn't need to be problematic.
[/quote]

yes, very successful. A couple of manual reboots done but none needed during the upgrade process - all went smoothly. I noticed that Kodi is still v18.1 - is there any problems with 18.2?  Also, will the frame rate patch be included in later versions?

Thank you

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on June 18, 2019, 12:16:30 PM
@dddp
This why I didn't like dirty update, Kodi need be 18.2, update to last version form Google play.
AFR assistant or more framerate script need to be reinstall.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on June 19, 2019, 09:51:04 AM
Updated and simplified OP. Any mistakes please feedback!

https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: open_pli_pl on June 24, 2019, 07:19:47 PM
Hello
I'm using himedia q5 pro with latest 2.1.4 custom firmware; i found strange behaviour... when playing BD3D with subtitles what are stereoscopic not FLAT himedia playback them as FLAT. I checked if subtitles are with Z axis on powerdvd and PC, all is fine.

in every movie exactly the same situation, always flat. looks like himedia totally ignore Z axis from BB3D frame package movie;

there is some "trick" to make subtitles 3D but it's coresponding also with himedia menu, and also depth is always the same, not dynamic as it should be, like it's coded in movie;
when playback of movie click MENU/play setting/3d/2d mode/3d stereo depth and then when set to "5" od 3D senior subtitles are not flat any more but they have some depth

i would like to have same solution like on bluray player, that subitles ale not flat, that Z depth is readed by player from movie

also subtitles possition is ignored by himedia mediacenter. every bluray 3d subtitles have XYZ coordinates.
i can set ex 36 as possition, but whole map is ignored


tried official firmware, custom and always the same.

any one other facing same problem ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Mount81 on June 25, 2019, 04:06:12 AM
open_pli_pl: Have you tried with OFW 2.1.4? Was it the same with 2.1.1?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nmou88 on June 25, 2019, 07:29:57 PM
Is this fixed in 2.1.4 : https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=4071.0 ?

If not, what can I do ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: open_pli_pl on June 25, 2019, 07:38:41 PM
open_pli_pl: Have you tried with OFW 2.1.4? Was it the same with 2.1.1?

so i made full testing Today,

2.1.1 official and custom - no luck still flat, background movie 3D, subtitles flat
2.1.4. official nad custom - no lusck still flat

after each install of each firmware, i made test to test if it's flat; later i made factory reset from menu and made once more testing with subtitles

in each scenario always flat.

also my fried check on his himedia q5 pro - also same, always flat
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on June 27, 2019, 03:37:44 PM
After installation, the "paper clip" method CFW 2.1.4. There is no pink screen during the start. :)
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on June 27, 2019, 05:49:53 PM
open_pli_pl: Have you tried with OFW 2.1.4? Was it the same with 2.1.1?

so i made full testing Today,

2.1.1 official and custom - no luck still flat, background movie 3D, subtitles flat
2.1.4. official nad custom - no lusck still flat

after each install of each firmware, i made test to test if it's flat; later i made factory reset from menu and made once more testing with subtitles

in each scenario always flat.

also my fried check on his himedia q5 pro - also same, always flat

3D has never worked properly on the Himedia Q5/Q10 PRO products, specially if you need subtitles - I have flagged this before to Himedia and apparently there is no solution for it - I have since moved to the Zidoo Z9S (still have both boxes), which plays 3D subtitles perfectly.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tmihai20 on June 28, 2019, 07:56:10 AM
@afss: right, I may be a fool watching 3D movies on my Q10 pro all these years. You can have options render subtitles in 3D, but this is only working with the wrapper/Himedia player only.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: afss on June 28, 2019, 01:59:17 PM
@afss: right, I may be a fool watching 3D movies on my Q10 pro all these years. You can have options render subtitles in 3D, but this is only working with the wrapper/Himedia player only.

I only use the native player, but never got 3D to work properly. Please, where is this option to render subtitles in 3D ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kodiloaded on June 29, 2019, 10:04:46 AM
After running CFW 2.1.4 for a week or so I seem to be getting a random crash, ( HiFileManger has stopped )

Is anyone else having this problem ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: open_pli_pl on June 29, 2019, 10:24:35 PM
open_pli_pl: Have you tried with OFW 2.1.4? Was it the same with 2.1.1?

so i made full testing Today,

2.1.1 official and custom - no luck still flat, background movie 3D, subtitles flat
2.1.4. official nad custom - no lusck still flat

after each install of each firmware, i made test to test if it's flat; later i made factory reset from menu and made once more testing with subtitles

in each scenario always flat.

also my fried check on his himedia q5 pro - also same, always flat

3D has never worked properly on the Himedia Q5/Q10 PRO products, specially if you need subtitles - I have flagged this before to Himedia and apparently there is no solution for it - I have since moved to the Zidoo Z9S (still have both boxes), which plays 3D subtitles perfectly.

As far as I know some dune plays subs ok, oppo with jailbreak firmware.. and now You confirmed zidoo z9s
But it's really reading coordinates XYZ for subtitles? Or using some solid setting from menu? Can You share some more details please. As I'm not native English I need to play with subtitles. 3d content is very demanding to have proper quality of subtitles.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: AVenGER on July 01, 2019, 10:02:51 AM
I have a problem with the latest custom - Kodi keep crashing many times - i have 2 external HDDs attached and when i go to HHD2 i see the covers but can't start the movie. Kodi crashes and i have the option to restart.

Is this a problem with HDDs? Would the patch "mount storage" solve that probably?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on July 01, 2019, 04:30:38 PM
This Kodi crashing happened to me several times, because I restored a previous Kodi 17.6 backup, in order to save time while reinstalling all addons.
I uninstalled Kodi completely, and I reinstalled from this forum Kodi 18.3, and is working perfectly, but I had to reinstall addons and settings manually.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on July 01, 2019, 06:03:57 PM
This Kodi crashing happened to me several times, because I restored a previous Kodi 17.6 backup, in order to save time while reinstalling all addons.
I uninstalled Kodi completely, and I reinstalled from this forum Kodi 18.3, and is working perfectly, but I had to reinstall addons and settings manually.
[/quotes

Hi im running2.0.9 2018-07-10.preesently. i have manually been  using an Apk to load kodi as 17.6 due to the nemerous crashes that i was experiencing with leia 18.1 and 2. Are you suggesting that the crashing problems appear to be fixed with kodi 18.3  which I wasnt until now aware until now had been released  ;)

Thks

Edit sorry unable to get quotes correct. Maybe a mod could fix for me. Apologies / thks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on July 04, 2019, 01:08:54 PM
this ftp app is works for me (Q10 pro cfw 2.1.4)  :) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.halfmasked.wififiletransfer
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: AVenGER on July 07, 2019, 07:37:21 AM
This Kodi crashing happened to me several times, because I restored a previous Kodi 17.6 backup, in order to save time while reinstalling all addons.
I uninstalled Kodi completely, and I reinstalled from this forum Kodi 18.3, and is working perfectly, but I had to reinstall addons and settings manually.

I Installed Kodi 18.3 und now everything works fine. Thank you for your advice
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: yalwaysme on July 07, 2019, 08:37:50 AM
Hi on v214  can't leave apps such as flud or kodi running long time it keeps crashing, never had problem on v211 maybe overheat issues? Please help.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: yalwaysme on July 07, 2019, 11:36:20 PM
Cheers guys, I also get freezes/crashes a lot on cfw 214, this hardly happened on cfw211. I have disabled battery optimisation on these apps that crashes i.e vpnapp, kodi and flud but still crashes after a while.

My theory is cfw214 uses more RAM than cfw211 thus lead to overheat of the box and hence app freezes/crashes..

What do you guys think?

On another note, if I were to go back to cfw211, how can I get media server in kodi like in cfw214?

And finally does anyone know how to access the folders in Android/data/,,, in the MediaCenter?

Many thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Ferdster on July 09, 2019, 04:26:41 AM
I'm having a problem with the custom firmware which is not present with original firmware. After using the wrapper and exiting the himedia player I get no stereo sound in kodi interface. If I then try to play a trailer I get no sound. This does not happen with the stock firmware. Pcristi can you please look into this?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 15, 2019, 08:39:01 PM
Some of as have little paranoia about virus reports event know are false positive.
So mod version of OpenBlurayMode.apk start to be reported as Windows/Android/AdLibrary virus for avoid that please download update_fix_false_positive_report_OpenBlurayMode.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?dl7c1ta9pb67h67) rename to update.zip then apply from Settings/Upgrade/Local upgrade/....

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/fb2f/7o2b75g8dn1sf48zg.jpg?size_id=4) (https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/a434ee44b1e961226da4d4c90ec072ac2c31624a4168d944acee2a7ec650ffbe/detection)
Thanks to the users who reported.

Note: Can apply to any version of ATV/CFW/CS-AK/haovh_85/MadAndron/moere22/RiCo97 FW.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Maximus on July 16, 2019, 12:41:08 AM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on July 18, 2019, 06:53:37 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm with Q10 Pro, on CFW 2.1.4, and for the FIRST time so far since having this great media player,
while playing a series, stereo sound on kodi+wrapper,  I have NO SOUND,
while I switch and press options and choose "video player" - kodi player though - everything is fine and sound plays with no problem.
MEDIAINFO about this movie (mkv) is:
Audio: English, 202 kbps, 48.0 kHz, 6 channels, Opus.
Video: 1002 kbps, 1920x1080 (16:9), at 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS, HEVC (Main 10@L5.1@Main).
Any ideas?
Cheers.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: rollingrock on July 19, 2019, 03:35:19 AM
WIFI again.... firmware 2.1.4, reinstalled firmware 2X using the toothpick in reset hole.

Impossible to disable wifi in settings, it shows only disconnected but all the access points are shown, that means the wifi is on and scanning, just not connected to an access point.

When disable the wifi in android setting-setting-wifi, the wifi always switches itself back on to scan wifi access points.

Network icon shows disconnected, and when opening this the wifi also switches on the wifi in the android settings.

Rebooting the device switches the wifi back on automatically by itself.

Really????

Have to now go back to 2.1.1 and hope wifi will stay off again.

All other cheap android devices the wifi is able to be switched off and stay off, himedia quality more expensive device seems impossible to achieve this simple function, really strange.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 19, 2019, 06:18:04 AM
Install with paper clip and never open HiMedia Settings/Network, use inside of that HiMedia Settings/More/Ethernet(WiFi) then WiFi will be keep OFF.
In unlucky case when user touch HiMedia Settings/Network WiFi will be always trigger ON.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: rollingrock on July 19, 2019, 01:12:58 PM
Install with paper clip and never open HiMedia Settings/Network, use inside of that HiMedia Settings/More/Ethernet(WiFi) then WiFi will be keep OFF.
In unlucky case when user touch HiMedia Settings/Network WiFi will be always trigger ON.

OK thanks Pcristi, I have reinstalled the firmware version 2.1.1 and the wifi stays off. I am OK like that. Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nick81 on July 21, 2019, 11:06:19 AM
@pcristi

Which version of Kodi do you recommend for your CFW (latest version) ?

I am currently on 18.2 but it's a complete disaster and keeps crashing. Shall I use 18.3 or give the 18.4 nightly try?

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: jogobelo on July 24, 2019, 11:59:42 AM
Hi, I've enabled developer options, but nowhere in the menu can I get into the settings, where can I find it?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on July 24, 2019, 07:30:19 PM
Hi, I've enabled developer options, but nowhere in the menu can I get into the settings, where can I find it?

Press the magnifier icon (search) and write developer
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on July 28, 2019, 12:10:48 AM
Same issue found as with most 2.x.x firmwares (both official and custom): Kodi does not mark items as "watched", since the wrapper does not give a "end-of-watching" confirmation button after watching.
Also, cannot mark an entire movies folder as "watched" - which could be done in Kodi 17.x. Tried different skins with the same result.

Any ideas?
thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on July 28, 2019, 07:22:28 AM
It works with me.
CFW/OFW 2.1.4, after watching, press back two times, and while in list view in Kodi, pres Options, and there you have several alternatives, delete, Play With... and 'Mark as watched'...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: AVenGER on July 28, 2019, 12:42:21 PM
It works with me.
CFW/OFW 2.1.4, after watching, press back two times, and while in list view in Kodi, pres Options, and there you have several alternatives, delete, Play With... and 'Mark as watched'...

Is there no way at all to just get the marked show/movie automatically?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mihailuican on July 28, 2019, 04:01:57 PM
I am not 100% sure, but I believe that unless playback reaches the VERY end of file and stops itself, it does not signal end-of-file and 'viewed' status, but intermediate viewing...
If there is any other way, by all means, I'm all ears...
Cheers mates.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on July 31, 2019, 06:59:21 AM
I already tried many times to let the file play fully, and it still did not mark it as watched.
Another issue I noticed, is that Kodi crashes more frequently than before. I've installed 2.1.4 completely clean. Created the database manually, without restoring from backup. And Kodi still crashes. It usually happen mid-play, so the wrapper keeps playing, and I get a notification.
Also, several times, after finishing playing an episode or a few of one show, when I try to go and play something else, the wrapper stalls as if it times out. Only Kodi or box restart resolves it.
Anything ideas?
Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on July 31, 2019, 07:38:47 AM
@mulderfox
"Kodi still crashes" share on private message (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=72) Kodi log and Android logcat. After that I will let you know if is it's just Kodi problems and need ask on Kodi forum for help.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nandish on July 31, 2019, 01:32:15 PM
@mulderfox
"Kodi still crashes" share on private message (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=72) Kodi log and Android logcat. After that I will let you know if is it's just Kodi problems and need ask on Kodi forum for help.

I think that Himedia is not advised to refine the software for proper operation. It will not be any better.  :'(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on August 12, 2019, 09:06:45 PM
Hello I can't upgrade, it starts then get android+ dead red triangle please help.

Yes, don't give us any details. We'll figure it out!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: yalwaysme on August 12, 2019, 09:20:27 PM
Hello I can't upgrade, it starts then get android+ dead red triangle please help.

Yes, don't give us any details. We'll figure it out!
It was bad USB I've removed my comment
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: rico76 on August 13, 2019, 09:21:10 AM
Hello everyone !

How did you play 3D ISO correctly in Kodi with smb share ?

I'm with the lastest custom firmware.

On my Q5 Pro, the wrapper appli is on Wrapper Player and not kodi player (i don't know what to put in samba user and password so i leave it blank)

I have tried a lot of things but my 3D movie still with black screen or sometimes only on 2D (if i put kodi player).

On my SMB network, i don't have user and password.

The share folder don't have aswell user and password.

I don't know what to do

Thanks a lot

PS : I found it ! All my shared folder was with # like #3D, #ISO .. now without the # it's working great !
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: unclejoshc on September 06, 2019, 05:28:31 PM
Not sure if this was addressed prior but my search came up empty.

I just installed the most recent custom firmware and so far it is great but I noticed that when i opened KODI that a lot of the options on the left menu are gone.  Like the Music section, TV shows, Movies, etc.  All that is there now is Add-ons, Pictures, Videos, Weather.  4 options.  My previous one had 13.  Is there a way to add some or all of these back?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 06, 2019, 09:55:00 PM
Not sure if this was addressed prior but my search came up empty.

I just installed the most recent custom firmware and so far it is great but I noticed that when i opened KODI that a lot of the options on the left menu are gone.  Like the Music section, TV shows, Movies, etc.  All that is there now is Add-ons, Pictures, Videos, Weather.  4 options.  My previous one had 13.  Is there a way to add some or all of these back?

You can add them in settings - interface - theme - config theme
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: unclejoshc on September 08, 2019, 03:56:32 PM
Thank you so much that worked perfectly!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on September 10, 2019, 04:00:31 PM
I have the latest custom firmware installed on my Q10 Pro box with the latest Kodi 18.4  installed  and am generally very pleased with the results including full 4K rips. Unfortunately one of my latest rips has frequent jerky screen movements which I haven't had before which led me to think it was a corrupt or poor rip. I then played the same file using a much cheaper 4K box, an X96 max on which I have installed the fps apk and this same file plays back flawlessly. Any idea why the playback using the Q10 is jerky?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Xenomorph on September 13, 2019, 03:24:43 PM
update_Q30_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.2]-HMD-2.1.4 2019-05-31.153235
update_Q5Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.2]-HMD-2.1.4 2019-06-04.100340
update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.2]-HMD-2.1.4 2019-05-31.171152


(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2ad2/sd61pc66qshctt3zg.jpg?size_id=4)

Changelog:
v1.2
- fix back screen over Wrapper + NFS
- add back VFD display clock on/off option on Android settings
v1.1
- reverse to HiMedia setting from v2.1.2 as new setting of v2.1.4 has some missing option
Thanks to @haovh_85 for report missing options.
v1.0
- follow HiMedia v2.1.4 OFW

Online on mediafire (https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e).

Note:
- Before try  backup, backup, backup, need more users to test and feedback.
- Dirty update maybe can apply between update CFW version, minor updates will not be problems.

Thanks for understanding and enjoy yours video collections.

I've installed the Firmware CFW/OFW 2.1.4 but the new Style of the startpage doesn't appears... :-\ How to solve this problem?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 14, 2019, 10:23:58 PM
update_Q10Pro-HMD-2.1.4 2019-07-15.155346
FW for Q10Pro with cherry pick from Q100 & Q10?? v2.1.4
Base/Launcher/My Apps form Q100 thanks to RiCo97
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/49f4/bzrii73hlr1xjmuzg.jpg?size_id=4)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e3ef/1xms1jvrwnpk4dyzg.jpg?size_id=4)

Wallposter, HiMediaVideoPlayer from Q10?? v2.1.4 thanks to haovh_85
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/dcf8/jbixpqgr65yogkkzg.jpg?size_id=4)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b9ec/tfklz5jd6u831d8zg.jpg?size_id=4)
For Wallposter use MediaCenter for save SMB/NFS shortcut to see as device.

Note:
- backup, backup, backup all your sensitive data.
- only for testing propose and feedback if bug of NFS black screens is present.
- that FW is closer to HiMedia OFW for Q100 box and many CFW fixes are not included.

Download link here (https://www.mediafire.com/?3dctgggxfekli8d).

All feedback are welcome.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: haovh_85 on September 15, 2019, 07:41:56 AM
Thank you so much, pcristi!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: blueoceans on September 15, 2019, 11:17:39 AM
Is there any chance to get this skin for Q5 pro?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 15, 2019, 04:49:43 PM
Is there any chance to get this skin for Q5 pro?

Small update.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?a9dnqflsnm94fxx) apply from menu on top of Q5Pro v2.1.4 will have closer results.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: algernon2607 on September 15, 2019, 07:45:08 PM
Hello and thanks for that @Pcristi.

Only english for poster ??
 
Al

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on September 16, 2019, 08:44:55 AM
@algernon2607
Wallposter read local poster.jpg, .nfo, etc. files with priority of scraping probably this can help with foreign languages.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: blueoceans on September 16, 2019, 05:07:34 PM
Is there any chance to get this skin for Q5 pro?

Small update.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?a9dnqflsnm94fxx) apply from menu on top of Q5Pro v2.1.4 will have closer results.

Thank you, I tried but for me is your CS-AK Custom Firmware the best.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: turtlejay on September 20, 2019, 11:09:28 PM
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6n7T1D8vvNHvEW5m9

I believe I have a cfw 2.0.9 as illustrated in the picture. Forgive my ignorance, I've always updated by pressing the reset button in the back on boot. Is that considered dirty? Or is it updating from the menus considered dirty. If o want to install this latest cfw what's the better option. I have had bricking issues in the past and would like to avoid them. I dont mind a wipe of the system as there's not much on here presently.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 21, 2019, 08:54:35 AM
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6n7T1D8vvNHvEW5m9

I believe I have a cfw 2.0.9 as illustrated in the picture. Forgive my ignorance, I've always updated by pressing the reset button in the back on boot. Is that considered dirty? Or is it updating from the menus considered dirty. If o want to install this latest cfw what's the better option. I have had bricking issues in the past and would like to avoid them. I dont mind a wipe of the system as there's not much on here presently.

Pressing the reset button is the clean and preferred method.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: vccy on September 22, 2019, 08:31:54 AM
About

These firmwares are created voluntarily by forum user pcristi. Show your appreciation by buying him a...

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/02e5/k12efhxnxhhhbmazg.jpg?size_id=2) (https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX)

All of pcristi's firmwares are available from his Mediafire account: https://www.mediafire.com/?kvlryqpyzcac3

Installation Instructions

The method is slightly different to our official firmware downloads. For these firmwares, you must rename the downloaded zip file to update.zip.

FIRMWARE INSTALL CAN TAKE UP TO 20 MINUTES. DO NOT POWER OFF DURING INSTALL. WAIT FOR THE HOME SCREEN TO APPEAR.

1. Rename firmware update .zip (e.g. update_Q(...)Pro_(...)_HMD-1.0.8(...).zip) to update.zip.
2. Copy update.zip to the root of a USB pen drive.
3. Insert the USB pen drive into any USB port of the Q10/Q5Pro.
4. With the Q10/Q5Pro turned off, use a paper clip or pen to press and hold the the pinhole restore button on the back side of the Q10/Q5Pro.
5. While keeping the RESTORE/UPGRADE button pressed, turn on the Q10/Q5Pro.
6. The Q10/Q5Pro will show an Android logo and proceed to upgrade the firmware.
7. The box will auto-reboot when finished.
8. First boot can take 4-5 minutes.
9. Wait 15 minutes after first boot to allow system and apps to initialise.

(http://www.futeko.com/productimages/MP068-1.jpg)(http://www.futeko.com/productimages/MP067-1.jpg)Q10 Pro + Q5 Pro
Seperate downloads for Q10 and Q5 Pro.
Make sure you select the correct one for your machine.
Read the instructions carefully.

*** pcristi Custom Firmware ***

Based on regular official firmware. Includes interface enhancements, updated apps, and some of the pcristi patches (e.g. Samba speed enhancement).

See individual forum entries for details.

2.1.4 [LATEST] Download + Info (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg28699#msg28699)

Android 7: 2.1.4 (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg28699#msg28699), 2.1.2 (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg28266#msg28266), 2.1.1 (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg26994#msg26994), 2.1.0 (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg26089#msg26089), 2.0.8 (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=812.msg23614#msg23614), 2.0.7 (http://www.mediafire.com/file/lxai24msocr0me4/update_Q10Pro_%28update%26themed%26Kodi17.6%29-HMD-2.0.7_2018-01-12.113104.zip), 2.0.6 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q5q10pro-android-511android-70-box-tv/page__st__774#entry21904623), 2.0.5 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__738#entry21709293), 2.0.4 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__702#entry21402864), 2.0.1 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__666#entry21010212)

Android 5: 1.1.0 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__648__gopid__20954836#entry20954836), 1.0.9 (https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__486#entry20423474), 1.0.8 (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__306#entry20046516), 1.0.7 (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__144#entry19733664), 1.0.6 (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__54#entry19556789), 1.0.3 (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/page__st__54#entry19310814), 1.0.1 (http://forum.softpedia.com/topic/1056055-himedia-q10q5-pro-android-511-tv-box/#entry19199525)

*** pcristi Android TV Custom Firmware ***

pcristi full Android TV OS firmware: pcristi Android TV firmware thread (http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2219.0)

*** CS-AK Custom Firmware ***

- Alkaid (http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showuser=1901872) for idea, new design, icon pack.
- pcristi for scripts, testing, assembly.

More customised version of the pcristi firmware with different launcher interface and apps: CS-AK custom firmware thread (https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=4275.0)

Hi I try to update my Q5 pro to the latest software but I failed to enter the android reboot system. I press and hold down the restore button and turn on himedia but still it boot to the home screen. I have tried to turn on using local button and remote control still the same. Any idea why?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 22, 2019, 11:33:26 AM
vccy, you're doing something wrong with the usb flash drive or the update file on it.
Be sure to update the correct version depending on the version you have installed right now.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: vccy on September 22, 2019, 03:19:28 PM
vccy, you're doing something wrong with the usb flash drive or the update file on it.
Be sure to update the correct version depending on the version you have installed right now.

Hi stl

Did this firmware need to put into a clean pendrive? Cos my pendrive got other things inside it together. Btw I am upgrading to android 7.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 22, 2019, 05:19:52 PM
vccy, you're doing something wrong with the usb flash drive or the update file on it.
Be sure to update the correct version depending on the version you have installed right now.

Hi stl

Did this firmware need to put into a clean pendrive? Cos my pendrive got other things inside it together. Btw I am upgrading to android 7.

I'm not sure because every time I've upgraded I only had the file update.zip on it.
You can't upgrade directly to the latest version from Android 5. I recommend you install the official firmware to the latest version and finally install the custom firmware. The instructions in the official firmware topic are better, follow them or you will brick your box.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on September 23, 2019, 12:18:24 AM
I keep experiencing crashes with Kodi using the latest custom firmware. It happened in Kodi 18.3, and After I updated to 18.4 - it keeps happening the same.
I watch something (an episode, or a movie), then I come out and navigate somewhere else, and Kodi crashes to the home screen.
Does anyone experience it? Is there a solution?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: vccy on September 23, 2019, 12:03:56 PM
Hi STL

I have already check. I mistaken edit the zip file to Update.zip.zip. So it failed to load. Thanks a lot now I have already updated to the latest android 7.

 ;D
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Dutchie53 on September 26, 2019, 07:47:19 AM
(mulderfox September 23, 2019)
Yes, I do have the same problem with various apps and Kodi 18.4. It's very annoying. Also there was a time that I could scroll with the HiMedia Q10 Pro remote upwards or downwards in an app, and that suddenly doesn't work anymore too. However the HiMedia Q10 Pro becomes sluggish or slow with 2 GB Ram. It's already a model from 3.5 years nowadays. I try to find something else with a newer CPU/GPU and 4 - 8 GB Ram. 
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on September 26, 2019, 11:58:14 AM
(mulderfox September 23, 2019)
Yes, I do have the same problem with various apps and Kodi 18.4. It's very annoying. Also there was a time that I could scroll with the HiMedia Q10 Pro remote upwards or downwards in an app, and that suddenly doesn't work anymore too. However the HiMedia Q10 Pro becomes sluggish or slow with 2 GB Ram. It's already a model from 3.5 years nowadays. I try to find something else with a newer CPU/GPU and 4 - 8 GB Ram.
Hi,
Yes, it's a veteran model already, but I don't think the issues are because of its age. It's because of less compatibility with Android 7 which causes instability. If you revert back to Android 5.1 you will definitely have more stability, at the price of using an older Kodi version which does not support all add-ons.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Ellah on September 26, 2019, 05:39:41 PM
Hi,

I have 2.1.4 official installed and wanted to try this one and it is not recognized by the unit. renamed properly to update.zip and not starting properly by paperclip method nor recognized via old way - through the system, error saying no package on usb drive... what can be wrong? USB is recognized properly...

The same is happening when I am trying to downgrade using custom FW 2.1.2 - put clip in, start the unit, see the logo, release the pin, and only himedia logo is loaded, looks like update.zip is not found.

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on September 26, 2019, 07:14:39 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 26, 2019, 07:24:12 PM
Be aware that windows by default hides known (popular) extensions of the files.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Ellah on September 27, 2019, 07:52:11 PM
This is still a crap!

I was able to dwongrade from official 2.1.4 to 2.0.3 and 2.0.4 and still either I change the name to update.zip or not, it is still not recognized as an upgrade and does not start!

Is there any blocker in official firmware that I am not aware of that is not allowing to use custom one? I have now 2.0.4 and not able to upgrade to 2.1.4 custom...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 27, 2019, 08:11:52 PM
This is still a crap!

I was able to dwongrade from official 2.1.4 to 2.0.3 and 2.0.4 and still either I change the name to update.zip or not, it is still not recognized as an upgrade and does not start!

Is there any blocker in official firmware that I am not aware of that is not allowing to use custom one? I have now 2.0.4 and not able to upgrade to 2.1.4 custom...

There's no blocking. Try to upgrade to 2.1.4 official and then try the custom.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Ellah on September 27, 2019, 09:06:46 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on September 27, 2019, 09:33:44 PM
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Ellah on September 27, 2019, 10:20:05 PM
Yes. I have tried all of that. I have got now 2.1.1 official and fresh format fat32 usb with custom 2.1.4 copied and only renamed to update.zip file on clean usb - still not recognized neither via paperclip method nor via settings menu...

Thank you for checking and spending time to help me...
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on September 28, 2019, 12:37:36 AM
Are you really sure that the name is not update.zip.zip?
Last .zip can be hidden by Windows!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: manley on September 28, 2019, 07:03:03 AM
I did exactly the same some time ago renaming the update file update.zip and it didn't install, then I just named the file "update" ( note without the "  ") as in my Windows 10 setup zip is a hidden extension ie not showing but there, so as previously recommended just name the file "update" ( do not include the " ") and try again make sure it is in the root of the usb stick you are using not in a folder or similar, its also worth trying another usb stick as I found one that didn't appear to work. Not sure if the stick should be less than 8gb or similar.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Dutchie53 on September 28, 2019, 01:28:19 PM
I think "Ellah" is probably going to explode from my reply, that's what I did when I got through the frustrated whole update situation. "Manley" is right and I did the same, copying the file from my PC to the (FAT 32) USB stick, and renamed it with just the word "update"! The last 4 updates I did it that way and it works. Please let us know If you have some success with this method, because I have seen more members who have had some problems in the past with updating..........
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: robb. on September 28, 2019, 01:57:36 PM
I have recently updated my Q10pro with latest  CS-AK custom firmware, all works absolutely fine and interface design looks very nice. I would like to thanks Futeko, pcristi, alkaid and all people who spend time and created this custom upgrade. Spend some time on kodi forum and browse the issues with kodi 18.x and the famous error "kodi stopped working" during the exiting from kodi, or during the library update, some says issue could be in some addons or profiles.xml etc. When i installed Aeon MQ8 skin, the issue show up on my kodi 18.2 too during the my library scan update. I will try to work with this and will try eliminate all possible issues which may cause this issue, reinstalling wrapper does not helped so far, but will continue to search.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: nmou88 on October 02, 2019, 05:59:46 PM
Menu button doesn't work in file manager on 1.1.0 pcristi
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: billythekids on October 02, 2019, 07:27:15 PM
Hi, i flashed my Q10pro with this firmware, but i still couldn't use built-in chromecast.
I tried to update chromecast built-in to latest version on store but wasnt success, it refused to upgrade this software

Anyone has any idea how can i do it? Right now i can't cast any content to the device its just connecting and fail

Thanks,
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on October 02, 2019, 08:44:30 PM
@billythekids
Built-in chromecast is working just on Google Android TV certificated device.
In CFW ATV for HiMedia Q10/Q5 Pro will not work.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Ekxis on October 10, 2019, 04:32:05 PM
Hello,
I am trying to update my Q5 pro.
I come from: Android 5.1.1 / HMD-1.0.9 2016-12-14.190953
So I did this:
STAGE 1. Migrate from Android 5.1 to Android 7
[...]
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ylwc9cbk6bzly14/Q5_PRO_ANDROID_5.1_TO_ANDROID_7_MIGRATION_FIRMWARE.zip

STAGE 2. Install latest Android 7 FW

Q5 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 7. 2.0.0-FUTEKO-EN. HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-18.175905
[...]
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/b5joy56vnon2txw/DO_NOT_INSTALL_DIRECTLY_OVER_ANDROID_5.1_FIRMWARE%21_SEE_FUTEKO_FORUM_FOR_INFO._Q5_PRO_FIRMWARE._ANDROID_7._2.0.0-FUTEKO-EN._HMD-2.0.0_2016-11-18.175905.zip

Then I tried to install the pcristi CFW HMD 2.1.4 (find here: https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e#byy12zxf1ia42), but I am stuck on HIMEDIA Logo ...

I tried to install HMD 2.0.1, I tried to downgrade to Android 5.1 and whatever I can try, I have an Android logo with a red warning on my screen, then a reboot and stuck again on HIMEDIA Logo.

Do you have any fix for this issue?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on October 10, 2019, 06:25:45 PM
Hello,
I am trying to update my Q5 pro.
I come from: Android 5.1.1 / HMD-1.0.9 2016-12-14.190953
So I did this:
STAGE 1. Migrate from Android 5.1 to Android 7
[...]
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ylwc9cbk6bzly14/Q5_PRO_ANDROID_5.1_TO_ANDROID_7_MIGRATION_FIRMWARE.zip

STAGE 2. Install latest Android 7 FW

Q5 PRO FIRMWARE. ANDROID 7. 2.0.0-FUTEKO-EN. HMD-2.0.0 2016-11-18.175905
[...]
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/b5joy56vnon2txw/DO_NOT_INSTALL_DIRECTLY_OVER_ANDROID_5.1_FIRMWARE%21_SEE_FUTEKO_FORUM_FOR_INFO._Q5_PRO_FIRMWARE._ANDROID_7._2.0.0-FUTEKO-EN._HMD-2.0.0_2016-11-18.175905.zip

Then I tried to install the pcristi CFW HMD 2.1.4 (find here: https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e#byy12zxf1ia42), but I am stuck on HIMEDIA Logo ...

I tried to install HMD 2.0.1, I tried to downgrade to Android 5.1 and whatever I can try, I have an Android logo with a red warning on my screen, then a reboot and stuck again on HIMEDIA Logo.

Do you have any fix for this issue?

Thanks

Migrate to 2.0.4 from android 5 and then install the latest version. See the official firmware topic. If you see the green Android you're still on Android 5.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Ekxis on October 10, 2019, 06:46:25 PM
Migrate to 2.0.4 from android 5 and then install the latest version. See the official firmware topic. If you see the green Android you're still on Android 5.
The 2.0.4 has no first post ... no download link: https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2097.0
Do you have it?

By the way, I can first see the circle ... then android logo warning, then a reboot
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: HereIsTom on October 10, 2019, 06:51:13 PM
Migrate to 2.0.4 from android 5 and then install the latest version. See the official firmware topic. If you see the green Android you're still on Android 5.
The 2.0.4 has no first post ... no download link: https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2097.0
Do you have it?

By the way, I can first see the circle ... then android logo warning, then a reboot

Here you can find the 2.0.4 firmware and download;
https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on October 10, 2019, 07:08:41 PM
Migrate to 2.0.4 from android 5 and then install the latest version. See the official firmware topic. If you see the green Android you're still on Android 5.
The 2.0.4 has no first post ... no download link: https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=2097.0
Do you have it?

By the way, I can first see the circle ... then android logo warning, then a reboot

If you see a circle you're on android 7, and you have to know which version to carry on
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Ekxis on October 10, 2019, 07:29:34 PM
If you see a circle you're on android 7, and you have to know which version to carry on
Ok I found 2.0.4 here: https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e (hope this is the good one)
I got the circle, then the barre, then a reboot. I am stuck on HIMEDIA Logo again (I have been waiting more than 10minutes) ... but I think I am now on 2.0.4 and Android 7. But why am I stuck on HIMEDIA Logo? I can't go to the home screen ...
I tried to switch off ... It doesn't want ... I disconnected it. Then restart it sill stuck on HIMEDIA Logo with troubles on the screen (https://ibb.co/2Ps3W4w)

Edit:
I just installed 2.0.5->2.0.6->2.0.7.
I saw the circle ... the barre and then the HIMEDIA Logo but I am stuck ... I can install but nothing happens after the HIMEDIA Logo.
By the way, I don't see the line moving left to the right under the HIMEDIA Logo when I launch the Q5, just the logo and "boot" written on the Q5.

This Q5 makes me cry!
Do you have any solution?
Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on October 10, 2019, 08:09:28 PM
If you see a circle you're on android 7, and you have to know which version to carry on
Ok I found 2.0.4 here: https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e (hope this is the good one)
I got the circle, then the barre, then a reboot. I am stuck on HIMEDIA Logo again (I have been waiting more than 10minutes) ... but I think I am now on 2.0.4 and Android 7. But why am I stuck on HIMEDIA Logo? I can't go to the home screen ...
I tried to switch off ... It doesn't want ... I disconnected it. Then restart it sill stuck on HIMEDIA Logo with troubles on the screen (https://ibb.co/2Ps3W4w)
This Q5 makes me cry!
Do you have any solution?
Thanks

Try to install official 2.0.3 to see if the box boots
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Ekxis on October 10, 2019, 08:25:33 PM
Try to install official 2.0.3 to see if the box boots

There is no 2.0.3 here: https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.0
The topic for the 2.0.3 is empty and there is no 2.0.3 there too: https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e
Do you have a direct link?

I tried to install the 2.0.8 and it's ok but still stuck on the HIMEDIA Logo ... I don't know how to go further than this step.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on October 11, 2019, 08:11:58 AM
Try to install official 2.0.3 to see if the box boots

There is no 2.0.3 here: https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.0
The topic for the 2.0.3 is empty and there is no 2.0.3 there too: https://www.mediafire.com/?o4h15793c0a0e
Do you have a direct link?

I tried to install the 2.0.8 and it's ok but still stuck on the HIMEDIA Logo ... I don't know how to go further than this step.

I think you need 2.0.3 because it's a base firmware, the following are upgrades. Send a message to Futeko letting them know the link is gone.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Ekxis on October 11, 2019, 09:02:31 AM
I solved it yesterday night ...
I downgraded successfully from Android 7 to Android 5.1 and reinstall 2.0.0 then 2.0.1 then 2.0.4 then 2.1.4 (all official). Then I succeeded to install Pcristi CFW 2.1.4
Thanks to all fo your help!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: TomazO on November 15, 2019, 05:09:26 PM
Hello boys and girls.
Can any1 confirm that maybe this custom FW is working good with HBO Go app?
Stock version 2.1.4 is now working really good..it is working, but it crashes a lot.

Thank you, TomazO.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on December 20, 2019, 02:26:30 AM
I'm not sure if it was asked before or mentioned, but is the Samba version supported 1.0 or 2.0? because I've experienced network cut outs on my LAN between my PC and the Q10 Pro (copying many files into the HDD inside the box)
So I wondered if it's worth it to install LANDrive instead of the built-in SMB client/server?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on December 20, 2019, 10:42:36 AM
smb v1.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: futeko.com on December 20, 2019, 10:45:34 AM
See this thread for an alternative Sambs server: https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=4640.0
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on December 21, 2019, 04:53:38 AM
See this thread for an alternative Sambs server: https://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=4640.0
Thanks, but I have issues with its limitations. as in, I cannot keep the share name, and setting the shares is not working correctly. plus I cannot set users and have to set it to anonymous.

Pcristi: Can you implement a v2/v3 Samba client/server in a new custom firmware? Android released a port of Samba that supports both a while ago: https://ww.9to5google.com/2017/07/06/google-releases-android-samba-client-app-for-mounting-smb-file-shares-in-files-app/

Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: lokapal on December 21, 2019, 10:00:22 PM
Hello, fellow HiMedia Q10 Pro / Q5 users!
For all curious (and brave enough too) - I've mastered to install entware at HiMedia Q10 Pro 8) So now you can install any from a more than few hundred packages, e.g. full-featured samba, or transmission, or vsftpd etc. etc. etc. The manual is attached to this message. It includes samba and VSFTPD setups too.
This setup is tested at CS-AK firmware 2.1.4. The root access is required (at least, for current setup).
There is ONE known drawback: at least right now firmware doesn't shutdown entware at system poweroff/reboot automatically. If pcristi will create some hook in the firmware to make it possible it would be magnificent (smth. like to script in /system/etc that will be called at shutdown/reboot).
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Zippi on January 14, 2020, 09:42:42 PM
Hi everyone,
I just installed the latest @pcristi 2.1.4 Custom Firmware
I did some tests:

1 - KODI 18.2 when I search on WORKGROUP my Server tells me "ERROR - Invalid Argument"
The only way to find it is to enter its IP address by hand and then it works.

2 - I have an "old" Samsung full hd TV but the Q10 Pro allows me to also see 4K, obviously in 1920x1080.

3 - With the Q10 Mediacenter I can see the BluRay menus of both Full HD and 4K, the few films I have are in BDMV folders and the menus work, only a Harry Potter film starts the same with the film but if I recall the Full Menu comes out and works, not bad.
4 - With this latest firmware 2.1.4 all films work at 60Hz whether I use its Mediacenter or I use KODI
Do I also need to install the auto FMTswitch to have the 24Hz gearbox?
I read that by starting the films with the FULL BLURAY MENU’ then the film will only go to 60Hz, that is, it does not change the frequency.
I happened to see DEADPOOL starting from the FULL BLURAY MENU 'and it worked at 24Hz !!!!!
All others go to 60Hz.

So in summary I ask you for help:

Do I need to install autoFMTswitch or is it not necessary on the 2.1.4 Custom Sign? Or it doesn't work?

The app for the BLURAY Menu I saw that it is already included among those installed by this Custom Firmware, do I have to activate it before launching the Mediacenter or KODI or is it not needed?

I apologize for my English and for the many questions but for me it's all new ...

Thank you!
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: kanariepiet on January 25, 2020, 07:14:33 AM
I have updated to the latest custom firmware but my q5 is stuck at the Himedia logo for hours now.

Please advice.....
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: lephunghien on January 26, 2020, 10:18:00 PM
Hi guys,

I updated Himedia Q5 Pro to firmware 2.1.4. But, Kodi can't play audio 7.1 DTS, no sound output. I must change audio to 5.1 to play movie.
I tested with official firmware 2.1.4, and it is working normally.
Could you help me fix this issue? I need use ATV firmware for Q5 pro because I need to use Google Assistant :(
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Phanuphong on March 11, 2020, 07:11:13 AM
Hi ,i have himedia q5 pro i need to update firmwere ATV to Firmwere official . How to do , thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on March 11, 2020, 07:15:52 AM
Like any firmware with update.zip and paper clip.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: chenjunhust on April 03, 2020, 12:16:22 AM
Hi Pcristi

I am a new user of Q10 pro for around 2 months (bought from geekbuying).
When trying to use your CFW to fix the issue of "Kodi play via NFS" , I realized the building number in my box was newer than all FW in forum : HMD-2.1.4 2019-09-10.150132. And it's strange that there is no backup function at all. There is no google store. I am not sure which mode I have since the start screen is different with the ones you posted.
Can I continue to rebuild with your CFW (w/o any backup) ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on April 05, 2020, 11:34:31 AM
Hi All

Just to be sure, as having read topic I’m not. Currently running custom 2.09. Can I update straight to 2.14 or are there any intermediate builds which I have to install until finally installing 2.14?

Thanks
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on April 05, 2020, 12:34:09 PM
Hi All

Just to be sure, as having read topic I’m not. Currently running custom 2.09. Can I update straight to 2.14 or are there any intermediate builds which I have to install until finally installing 2.14?

Thanks
From version 2.0.4 and above you can install directly version 2.1.4
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on April 05, 2020, 12:38:13 PM
thanks for quick response. WILL now proceed.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on April 05, 2020, 03:21:20 PM
Think this maybe for pcristi albeit others may know as many use the custom versions so perhaps have had same dilemma. I noticed when downloading the 2.14 option that the kodi version is 18.2. On pcristi mediafire there is a kodi folder listing newer versions  of Leia builds being shitty armeabi to 18.5 and /Leia armeabi to 18.6. Can someone explain the difference between them , not the version and which one do I download and install so as I have the kodi skin which pcristi normally inserts with the custom versions.

thanks again
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 05, 2020, 08:10:52 PM
Think this maybe for pcristi albeit others may know as many use the custom versions so perhaps have had same dilemma. I noticed when downloading the 2.14 option that the kodi version is 18.2. On pcristi mediafire there is a kodi folder listing newer versions  of Leia builds being shitty armeabi to 18.5 and /Leia armeabi to 18.6. Can someone explain the difference between them , not the version and which one do I download and install so as I have the kodi skin which pcristi normally inserts with the custom versions.

thanks again

On Kodi forum can read about shitty build (https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=289735&highlight=%22shitty+build%22).

Q: Can have DTS-HD/TrueHD passthrough on Kodi builtin videoplayer?
A: No. HiSilicon use in-house implementation for drive sound on spdif/hdmi/MultiScreenServer(HiControl).

Q: Need AC3&DTS passthrough on Kodi builtin videoplayer?
A:
- NO. It's use wrapper and HiMediaVideo so not care about specific builds.
- Yes like to have AC3&DTS passthrough then what?
-- OFW recommended try use shitty builds
-- CFW  recommended try use normal build(Google play/releases), but are case when will get better result with fritschfiretv/shitty (http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/android/arm/) builds.
Note: fritschfiretv builds I didn't test with OFW don't know the results.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Icarium20 on April 12, 2020, 12:10:49 PM
That’s a week of 2.14 enough. It’s rebooting so much the clobbers will be out of a job. Going back to 2.09 and 17.6 and looking forward to watching something in full without interruption. Thanks to all. Appreciate it’s the hardware at fault.

Update 13/4
Regret to report that downloaded to 2.09 and still rebooting like mad. So definitely hardware problem I think. Anybody got any ideas. Every time I use the remote to switch function it seems to reboot. Kodi is closing every time you leave it, help. Would installing all the software versions individually in sequence help? Thanks

Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: stl on April 13, 2020, 03:12:10 PM
That’s a week of 2.14 enough. It’s rebooting so much the clobbers will be out of a job. Going back to 2.09 and 17.6 and looking forward to watching something in full without interruption. Thanks to all. Appreciate it’s the hardware at fault.

Update 13/4
Regret to report that downloaded to 2.09 and still rebooting like mad. So definitely hardware problem I think. Anybody got any ideas. Every time I use the remote to switch function it seems to reboot. Kodi is closing every time you leave it, help. Would installing all the software versions individually in sequence help? Thanks

To completely reset the software reinstall with the upgrade button method version 2.0.3, next 2.0.4 and finally 2.1.4.
Try another power supply
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 25, 2020, 05:19:36 PM
update_Q5Pro_(Lite-CFW)-HMD-2.1.4 2019-09-11.161658
update_Q10Pro_(Lite-CFW)-HMD-2.1.4 2019-09-11.161658


As I know people can't keep fingers far from upgrade menu and will want install firmware for Q10Pro on their Q5Pro.
Keep on mind Q10Pro Lite-CFW is base on (semi)official HiMedia version, Q5Pro Lite-CFW is one adapted version for safe install on Q5Pro.

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/5435/l5j08ji3ixdb1u7zg.jpg?size_id=4)

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6496/rn9ju35e0eldumdzg.jpg?size_id=4)

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6a89/2nf9e9c1o3fynqpzg.jpg?size_id=4)

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/175b/tca5qaaak1dslz7zg.jpg?size_id=4)

Changes vs OFW HMD-2.1.4 2019-09-11.161658
Removed:
- Facebook, Skype
- HiChannelTV, HiStatistics
- HIMEDIA.ts.
Add:
- Backdrop, BasicDreams
- OpenBlurayMode, PowerMenu
- AdAway  patched hosts
- Some translation on HiMediaVideoPlayer, Settings.
Update:
- Kodi 18.2
- YouTube 2.06.06
- Wrapper custom version.
Fix:
- Launcher can't be change it
- Missing top menu in some apps
- DTS passthrough for Kodi VideoPlayer
- Wrapper+Kodi+NFS maybe end on black screen.

Good to know:
- Wiped firmware --> backup yours data
- Wi-Fi always ON after reboot, is triggered by HiMedia setting
- Maybe know problems of OFW are present
- Not all fixes, changes, updates from others CFW are included.

Download link here (https://www.mediafire.com/?ub42bn08uxyra).

Not one force you to try, install, test Lite-CFW is yours choice and responsibility.

0. Download correct version for yours box
1. Rename firmware update.zip (e.g. update_(...)_(Lite-CFW)-HMD-2.1.4 2019-09-11.161658.zip) to update.zip.
2. Copy update.zip to the root of a USB pen drive.
3. Insert the USB pen drive into any USB port of the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
4. With the Q10Pro/Q5Pro turned off, use a paper clip to press and hold the the pinhole restore button on the back side of the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
5. While keeping the RESTORE/UPGRADE button pressed, turn on the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
6. The Q10Pro/Q5Pro will show an Recovery Rainbow Rings logo and proceed to upgrade the firmware.
7. The box will auto-reboot few times until finished.
8. First boot can take 4-5 minutes.
9. Wait 15 minutes after first boot to allow system and apps to initialize.

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/02e5/k12efhxnxhhhbmazg.jpg?size_id=2) (https://ko-fi.com/A2322OIX)

Please do not quote the entire post. Thanks for understanding.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mulderfox on April 26, 2020, 01:43:34 AM
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Hi Pcristi,

I've been experiencing a weird issue with custom firmware 2.1.4. I watch an episode, and suddenly the video freezes. if I exit the video and try to play again, it thinks the box disconnected from the network and says the file is not found and do I want to remove it from the library. If I don't exit the video and advance the video a bit, it may pick up playback again.
If I exit Kodi and restart, the video will continue from the point I exited.
But this happens quite a bit. and it is really annoying. any idea why? or how to resolve it?
I am using a wired connection (Network over powerline), and did not used to have this issue before.
Kodi version is latest, 18.6.
I will try to connect via wifi, but I'm not too hopeful that it will make a difference.
I hope you can help.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Phanuphong on April 27, 2020, 03:42:54 AM
I just local upgrade to ATV Firmware, but i need to rollback to Official Firmware, how to do

Thank you
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on April 27, 2020, 07:48:48 AM
I just local upgrade to ATV Firmware, but i need to rollback to Official Firmware, how to do

Thank you
Recovery with paper clip.
1. Copy update.zip to the root of a USB pen drive.
2. Insert the USB pen drive into any USB port of the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
3. With the Q10Pro/Q5Pro turned off, use a paper clip to press and hold the the pinhole restore button on the back side of the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
4. While keeping the RESTORE/UPGRADE button pressed, turn on the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
5. The Q10Pro/Q5Pro will show an Recovery Rainbow Rings logo and proceed to upgrade the firmware.
6. The box will auto-reboot few times until finished.
7. First boot can take 4-5 minutes.
8. Wait 15 minutes after first boot to allow system and apps to initialize.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: lonewolf7002` on April 27, 2020, 06:10:53 PM
Thanks so much for making this available for the Q5 Pro! I'll have to get around to giving it a shot sometime soon.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: flydini on April 28, 2020, 02:34:03 PM
Youtube plays 4K :)) Thanks pcristi
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: mccainm on May 01, 2020, 03:44:48 AM
I just installed this custom firmware based off the semi-official 2.1.4 firmware.  I have always used official firmware.  Regardless of version, getting a solid network stream is painful.  I have to play around with enabling/disabling wi-fi to get a good link speed, and often I have to manually close the media center and lan apps to eventually get it to work.  However, on this custom firmware I no longer have the means to close background/open apps.  On the official firmware you just swipe up, click the little square, and close what you want.  That doesn't work on the custom.  How do you access open/background apps to close them?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: pcristi on May 01, 2020, 12:48:53 PM
@mccainm
Sorry all CFW has navigation bar sizes to 0.
Are few application on Google play witch can be use as alternative option can try:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.nav.float
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nu.nav.bar
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: tfc201603 on May 01, 2020, 07:36:54 PM
sorry if this has been asked already before.
is there a fix for the high bitrate dolby atmos that crashes?
is there any work around from kodi?
thanks.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: Phanuphong on May 09, 2020, 03:44:22 PM
I just local upgrade to ATV Firmware, but i need to rollback to Official Firmware, how to do

Thank you
Recovery with paper clip.
1. Copy update.zip to the root of a USB pen drive.
2. Insert the USB pen drive into any USB port of the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
3. With the Q10Pro/Q5Pro turned off, use a paper clip to press and hold the the pinhole restore button on the back side of the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
4. While keeping the RESTORE/UPGRADE button pressed, turn on the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
5. The Q10Pro/Q5Pro will show an Recovery Rainbow Rings logo and proceed to upgrade the firmware.
6. The box will auto-reboot few times until finished.
7. First boot can take 4-5 minutes.
8. Wait 15 minutes after first boot to allow system and apps to initialize.


It not working , what version The Official FW it work ?
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: man-saturday on June 20, 2020, 03:45:30 PM
I just local upgrade to ATV Firmware, but i need to rollback to Official Firmware, how to do

Thank you
Recovery with paper clip.
1. Copy update.zip to the root of a USB pen drive.
2. Insert the USB pen drive into any USB port of the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
3. With the Q10Pro/Q5Pro turned off, use a paper clip to press and hold the the pinhole restore button on the back side of the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
4. While keeping the RESTORE/UPGRADE button pressed, turn on the Q10Pro/Q5Pro.
5. The Q10Pro/Q5Pro will show an Recovery Rainbow Rings logo and proceed to upgrade the firmware.
6. The box will auto-reboot few times until finished.
7. First boot can take 4-5 minutes.
8. Wait 15 minutes after first boot to allow system and apps to initialize.


It not working , what version The Official FW it work ?

In case this helps, make sure the pendrive you are using is formatted to FAT32. This process will NOT work if the pendrive is formatted to EXFAT.
Title: Re: Q5/Q10 Pro Custom Firmware
Post by: laager on June 27, 2020, 08:16:47 AM
In case this helps, make sure the pendrive you are using is formatted to FAT32. This process will NOT work if the pendrive is formatted to EXFAT.