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  # 2240858 19-May-2019 17:14
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geekIT:

 

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I think I'm a little behind the times with developments for my TCL 55C2US.......

 

Reading elsewhere about TCL updates, it seems that Android 8 (Oreo?) is available, or will be soon.

 

Okay, so 8 is available. But how can I get it? I tried clicking 'Update' in the TV menu but it says 'not available'.

 

Doesn't it work online?

 

 

OTA update does not work 100%

 

so https://support.tclelectronics.com.au/software-updates/





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  # 2241181 20-May-2019 09:50
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Thanks for the link, details below.

 

No recent updates for my 55C2US - probably too old.

 

I already have v379 - which, depending on how you read the dates, is either 10th May 2018 or 5th October 2018.

 

If you apply the date logic that's used by versions 504 and 519, i.e., 25th July and 31st July 2018, v379 would be 5th October 2018. Which I doubt.

 

I think I'll leave it as is - it does everything I want, including fast ON (which, apart from a speedy start, skips all the promotional crap)

 

Maybe when 8K becomes affordable, I'll upgrade to a newer model. Cheers 😊

 

(Android M) V161 – Posted 2017
V364 – Posted 2018
V379 – posted 10/05/2018
V504 – Posted 07/25/2018
V519 – posted 07/31/2018

 

 





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  # 2241190 20-May-2019 10:00
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geekIT:

 

Thanks for the link, details below.

 

No recent updates for my 55C2US - probably too old.

 

I already have v379 - which, depending on how you read the dates, is either 10th May 2018 or 5th October 2018.

 

If you apply the date logic that's used by versions 504 and 519, i.e., 25th July and 31st July 2018, v379 would be 5th October 2018. Which I doubt.

 

I think I'll leave it as is - it does everything I want, including fast ON (which, apart from a speedy start, skips all the promotional crap)

 

Maybe when 8K becomes affordable, I'll upgrade to a newer model. Cheers 😊

 

(Android M) V161 – Posted 2017
V364 – Posted 2018
V379 – posted 10/05/2018
V504 – Posted 07/25/2018
V519 – posted 07/31/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

i don't think their dates are accurate. v519 become available in 2019.... 





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  # 2241702 20-May-2019 16:52
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Oh, okay. So what does V519 consist of?





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  # 2241710 20-May-2019 16:59
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geekIT:

 

Oh, okay. So what does V519 consist of?

 

 

android 8.

 

i'm pretty sure that android 8 started from v39* and up.

 

with every release they fixing something, adding, removing, etc. no public release tracker :( which is lame... 

 

various countries with the same models have different latest official firmware. NZ has NONE for most of the TVs.

 

TCL europe has many updates.





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  # 2242028 21-May-2019 08:24
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Mine just did an ota update this morning.

Running android 8 now. Looks a bit different.

Had to leave for work so will play around with it more when I get home tonight.

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  # 2242470 21-May-2019 16:54
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logo: Mine just did an ota update this morning.

Running android 8 now. Looks a bit different.

Had to leave for work so will play around with it more when I get home tonight.

 

Also my tcl 55e17nus just got ota update to oreo version 535 and just trying to get things working so dont know how it is.Did see on whirlpool forum version 534 tcl getting a lot complaints and they suggest downgrading back to ver 519 so hope not the same for this.Security update up to may 2018 so still a long way behind.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2242533 21-May-2019 18:02
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I presume that's also a full wipe?




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  # 2242545 21-May-2019 18:11
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Batman: I presume that's also a full wipe?

 

Not sure seemed to do very smoothly and maybe about 5 minutes to update. Still trying to set up home page a bit hard to navigate but looks better, and update seemed to keep all my settings the same. Just ran tv guard which was always slow before down to about 60% and now only went to 97% and very quick now. Still haven't tried ntfs files yet will check later let you know when find result.


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  # 2242576 21-May-2019 18:23
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what's tv guard?





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  # 2242581 21-May-2019 18:38
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Batman:

 

what's tv guard?

 

 

Not sure if made by tcl but in apps section and its like a cleaner, clears junk files, used memory and startup and i use it it about every 4 or 5 days just the one click optimiser. There is also an app manager and permission manager section but haven't used these yet as not sure how to do. 


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  # 2242604 21-May-2019 19:41
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Just tried external 3tb drive with movies and shows on which played files ok through vlc player on nougat, now turning on drive with oreo and just says corrupted usb drive and  nothing works . Also message saying can fix drive but didn't do and checked drive on computer still ok about 2 tb of movies lucky. I have es file explorer installed so may try this tomorrow with usb flash drive and see if this works. Also tried on demand as seen some people said not working but on demand all seems to work ok. Hopefully no other problems will turn up?


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  # 2242606 21-May-2019 19:43
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which is why i haven't updated and trying to get rid of the update reminder





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  # 2242634 21-May-2019 20:32
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Is there an NZ source for the updates ?  I looked at the Australian link but my TV is running a version higher than what is available.

 

Just curious what is current.


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  # 2242649 21-May-2019 20:44
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mine just updated by itself and everything is as it was before, every setting. lucky me.





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