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Author Topic: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7  (Read 17979 times)

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2020, 07:54:46 AM »
Installed CFW's based on A11BD_CN_N_Firmware_20201116_v3.0.6.9_pd on my A11 and an equivalent CFW based v3.0.6.9 on my A10. All thanks go to E_CS for making these available.
Main post updated accordingly.

Anyway good to see some development goes on. The main change with this release is the Egreat Controller APP (Android and IOS versions) advancements made. It is in English now and also has an additional generic remote control function added to it. In combination with the Music Player update this FW is a substancial improvement for those listening to music using Egreat Controller like me. :)

For the Chinese market there are multiple APP's included in the CN versions doing: IPTV, Online TV, Cinema On Demand etc. All in Chinese and some illegal to be distributed in Western Countries. Your shop may be shut down when selling these bundled so they will never come in western FW versions! These have all been removed with the CFW versions.

The good news is that Music Player works quite well with a simple, nice and intuitive GUI despite a few flaws. In fact it works better for me than even the most recent Zidoo equivalent. Hi-res music reproduction missing dearly obviously.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2022, 08:07:53 AM by Nice Monkey »

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2021, 11:04:53 AM »
All model FW versions updated to v3.0.8.0 with several small fixes. Using myself on A11.
Front display level does not reset anymore after power cycling.
Double play with SACD ISO or HD Music is now not happening anymore.

If you use Music Player then an update is highly recommended.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2021, 11:45:55 AM by Nice Monkey »

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2021, 11:16:25 AM »
Dear Nice Monkey.
Try what you advice but still no luck.
I am on 1.5.1.O FW and try to upgrade to EN 3.0.6.5.
Using 2 difference USB Stick but the size is 16gb and 32gb. Work good when i am upgrade from 1.3.1.6 to 1.5.1.0
Already order 2x 4gb USB and 2x 8gb USB but not received yet and will try again later.
I will info again tomorrow.

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2021, 09:36:07 PM »
@Argetho
It finally worked for you?
« Last Edit: April 03, 2021, 09:43:17 PM by Nice Monkey »

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2021, 01:59:54 AM »
https: //m.tb.cn/h.4pcuTMm?sm=d7e716

Finally this pendrive works.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2021, 03:52:41 PM by futeko.com »

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2021, 11:52:58 PM »
Dear Nice Monkey,

Any possibility to have a manual proxy server setting setup in Egreat A10 at wifi setting. A10 wifi setup is not like handphone, cannot find proxy LAN setting. I would like to share my Ovpn hotspot in my hp via Every Proxy, but not working unless I can manually setup Proxy LAN. Kindly advise.

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2021, 09:18:09 AM »
Dear Nice Monkey,

How can I update my A8 Pro firmware to 3.0.x.x? Is this possible? Or am I stuck with the stock v2.5.1.0?

Cheers!

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2021, 11:25:45 AM »
I had upgraded to A13 and had installed all the latest FW, Desktop and Player version.

When I connect HDMI audio output to my DAC I2S input, there was no sound.

I had purchased 2 items for further trial.
1)https://m.tb.cn/h.fXrsjDU?sm=ff0b2d
2)https://m.tb.cn/h.fXrHXKn?sm=031a21

Upon arrival, I will try, Egreat A13, HDMI audio-->I2S converter, HDMI I2S-->DAC I2S input.

I found someone also used this convertor.

https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/at-long-last-listen-to-your-physical-sacds-through-an-outboard-dac-r971/page/3/

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2021, 09:11:42 AM »
Parcels received yesterday.

Tested sucessfully with high quality sound from IIS output.

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2022, 11:06:44 PM »
For those interested FW 3.0.9.1 ia available for all models including A5, A10 and A11 now.
English only with Chinese set as default. It is a big remaining smaller bugs fix release.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2022, 07:56:24 AM by Nice Monkey »

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Re: Upgrade A5, A8 Pro, A10, A11, A13 to Android 7
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2022, 05:10:46 PM »
Hello Community,

I'm trying to update my egreat a11 to Android 7 and I was playing around with the 2 Sticks I have.

Just want to say, that Stick A with 2GB and FAT filesystem and Stick B with 128GB NTFS Fileystem both crashed at 30%. But after I formatted stick A with FAT32, it seems like it is updating the player now. It's scary, because it is working since 20 minutes now, but I'm sure it is processing update at the moment. Because red front light does not flicker and I hear a very quite sound out of the box (not the fan; maybe capacitors), which I never noticed before.

The stick is very slow, at about 3 MB/s. So I will be patient and hope not to brick my player :)


edit 1: after 2 hours and no reaction on the remote, I decided to power-off and -on again (switch on the backside, very risky). Fortunately the old version booted without a flaw. Now I will test with stick B and FAT32...

edit 2: Stick B didn't work -> 30% Problem

So I searched all Sticks, I could find in the house. Tried some other 1GB to 8GB Sticks, wich all stopped on 30%, except one! This is a 2GB "hama" Stick without product code. I think it was an ad giveaway. I was sceptical, because this stick has very poor overall performance, but the process took less than 5 minutes!


Something was really strange and different than in the first post described: unlike my first try, the players red front light was off while the process! But this stick has a led, so I could see, that something happens.

Ah, and I removed the internal hdd after the first try.

so my suggestions for the update process are:

- FAT32 filesystem, the working Stick had "native" FAT32, I didn't need tools for formatting
- stick with LED is good for controlling the process
- remove internal hdd
- press PIN max 3 seconds
- be patient and don't worry, if front red LED isn't on while process



I hope, this will help other visitors of the forum (I registered only to document my small "odyssee"  ;) )
« Last Edit: August 01, 2022, 10:15:21 PM by homebrewer »

 

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