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TheShowMustGoOn

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Hi all,

I couldn't find the right place to put this thread, so feel free to move it if needed. I purchased this Driobox about 6 years ago, and it worked perfect. I ended up moving home, and it went into storage.

I have just started it , it updated all the apps and then said the current version of Kodi isn't supported. I have tried the online updater and just get "Check Failed! Check Your OTA servier agent."

The current system settings are:

Model No: hd18q
Android Version: 4.4.2
Build Number: KOT49H.20160126 test-keys
Kernel Version: 3.10.33

If I try to use anything on Kodi it just says OTA error check logs. I have no idea where the logs are.

Is there a manual firmware update or custom update I can install for this?

Thanks
 

BenDroiX

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I'm not quite sure what specific box you're using, but that it's running Android 4 means it's a pretty old one.

The vast majority of android boxes, your one included, don't receive cross-generation Android updates. In fact, many mobile phones don't either (at most maybe a phone released at the end of a end of a generation might receive one).

Newer versions of Kodi don't support Android 4, so your only option here is to either:
A) Buy a new device with a newer version of Android (most boxes nowadays run Android 8-10)
B) Run an older version of Kodi (like 16.1 - Kodi 16.1 (arm-v7a) (Android 4.2+) APK Download by Kodi Foundation - APKMirror - https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/xbmc-foundation/kodi/kodi-16-1-release/kodi-16-1-android-apk-download/)
 

TheShowMustGoOn

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I'm not quite sure what specific box you're using, but that it's running Android 4 means it's a pretty old one.

The vast majority of android boxes, your one included, don't receive cross-generation Android updates. In fact, many mobile phones don't either (at most maybe a phone released at the end of a end of a generation might receive one).

Newer versions of Kodi don't support Android 4, so your only option here is to either:
A) Buy a new device with a newer version of Android (most boxes nowadays run Android 8-10)
B) Run an older version of Kodi (like 16.1 - Kodi 16.1 (arm-v7a) (Android 4.2+) APK Download by Kodi Foundation - APKMirror - https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/xbmc-foundation/kodi/kodi-16-1-release/kodi-16-1-android-apk-download/)
Thanks for this! I will give the older version a go , can you advise the best way to install it?

Thanks again.
 

BenDroiX

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Thanks for this! I will give the older version a go , can you advise the best way to install it?

Thanks again.
The general process for app installation is to download the .apk file (either directly to your device, or on a USB which you connect to the device), then either:
- Run the .apk through an installer app (some boxes come with something called "AppInstaller" that streamlines this
or
- Use a file explorer application to locate and run the .apk directly.

make sure to also uninstall the existing Kodi installation beforehand.
 

TheShowMustGoOn

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The general process for app installation is to download the .apk file (either directly to your device, or on a USB which you connect to the device), then either:
- Run the .apk through an installer app (some boxes come with something called "AppInstaller" that streamlines this
or
- Use a file explorer application to locate and run the .apk directly.

make sure to also uninstall the existing Kodi installation beforehand.
Thanks, I downloaded it to USB but then couldn't see a file browser. I will uninstall Kodi first and try during lunch. Thanks
 

TheShowMustGoOn

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May 6, 2021
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The general process for app installation is to download the .apk file (either directly to your device, or on a USB which you connect to the device), then either:
- Run the .apk through an installer app (some boxes come with something called "AppInstaller" that streamlines this
or
- Use a file explorer application to locate and run the .apk directly.

make sure to also uninstall the existing Kodi installation beforehand.
I have just done this whilst taking a quick coffee break - managed to do it via the AppInstaller. Kodi 16 is now installed.

Thank you very much for this, it is now resolved.

I will see if i can get SALTS and other repo's working with this version, and if not, throw it in the bin and buy a new one!
 
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