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Xtreamer Wonder OpenELEC - version 1

Jan 05 2016 05:20 | XtreamerAdmin  in Latest Firmware Announcements -----
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Xtreamer_Wonder_Android_TV_Lollipop_Version 1.0

Build : 6.0.0.0
OS: Linux
Target : Xtreamer Wonder
Date : 4.1.2016

Not applicable to Xtreamer Wonder Pro, Xtreamer Wonder Plus (with external antenna)


Overview

The year 2016 brings our Xtreamer Wonder users the ability to enjoy their Xtreamer Wonder in a couple of new ways. Recently we released the latest Google AndroidTV ecosystem featuring hundreds of fixes, improvements and the overall enhanced user experience. We hope you will be able to appreciate the time and effort spent to make this update available for a model sold in the market since mid 2014.

This time we want to offer you another way to enjoy your Xtreamer Wonder. We are happy to introduce to you the option to use with a totally different ecosystem based on Linux thanks to the amazing efforts of the OpenElec developers community.

OpenElec is a Linux compilation build from the scratch to run Kodi. With OpenELEC your machine will behave like an embedded operating system built around KODI - the open source entertainment media hub. It is designed to be as lightweight as possible in terms of size and complexity, meaning your Wonder becomes no harder to configure than your satellite box or DVD player. With its small footprint, OpenELEC is also ideal for today's small form factor systems, so you won't need a big desktop computer in your living room!

Once you've installed this firmware version, your device will run KODI (Isengard 15.2) optimized for use with a remote control based on and the latest stable OpenELEC distribution. We added to full language support and a few recommended repos. This version will let you sit back, relax and be entertained with your Wonder as if it is a set-top box based on KODI. The system is tailored to your most demanding needs of KODI with a special focus for torrent streaming.

While Xtreamer is probably one of the first (if not the only vendor) to offer this kind of major
updated firmware for their Amlogic s812H systems and while most of our competitors from
China focus on price and extremely low level of support for their international customers, we believe this update will allow you to appreciate the new TV Home screen as a fantastic interface. That is if you’re happy to abandon Google’s ecosystem and prepared to control your device via KODI interface.

Please note: if you use many Android apps or just want to use your Xtreamer Wonder to play games, this update might not be for you. Updates to the installed version of Kodi in the OpenElec package is dependent on when updates are officially provided by Xtreamer- you cannot simply update Kodi by itself as the application is tightly integrated into the Linux OS.

Please consider this version as an option you now have. Should you want to go back to the AndroidTV version you can still do it at any time using the full manual procedure.

We hope you will find this will enhance your Xtreamer Wonder to an extent that, in a way, it will become a totally new device. We deliver this version to you tto put all Wonder users in par with the latest developments of this market.

Enjoy it, share your experience, help us making it better and remember : Xtreamer, Why pay more?!


Please note:
In order for your Wonder to function well on this new Linux environment you will have to first manually set the Time and Date settings within the OpenELEC Settings tab. Without it you might not be able to connect to the Internet.

Navigate to KODI Settings

[i]> OpenELEC > NETWORK > NETWORK1# > pool.ntp.org > DONE.[/i]


Reboot your device to take effect


Due to the major changes this build introduce we refrained offering you this update via our OTA servers .


Pros

  • Embedded Linux distribution
  • Lightweight eco-system
  • Optimized use of system hardware resources
  • No bloatware
  • Latest Kodi Isengard 15.2
  • Optimized for Torrent streaming via Pulsar & KmediaTorrent



Cons

  • No built-in web browser
  • No Google Apps
  • No ISO-3D Support
  • No Android games
  • No Moga Gamepad support



KODI

Kodi 15.2 Isengard pre-installed and pre-optimized to work with the Xtreamer Wonder HW and system.

-Added Fusion
-Added SuperRepo
-Added Kodil Repo
-Added Abeksis Repo
-Added Xunity Repo
-Added TheVibe Repo

Read full change-log : http://kodi.wiki/vie...i_v15_(Isengard)_changelog

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Installation Notes

* Please remember: this is a beta release with a major updated system, the process may fail the first time you try. Please retry following the exact instructions below

** This update should be performed using a USB disk formatted to FAT32. Your Xtreamer Wonder regards it as and external storage/UDISK


STEPS - PLEASE READ THEM ALL BEFORE PROCESS STARTED:

(1) STEP 1 : Download the update zipped file from here : http://download.xtre...THIS_FOLDER.zip

(2) STEP 2 : Extract the file to your PC

(3) STEP 3 : Copy the extracted zip file content to the root of a USB disk formatted FAT32 (NTFS will not work)
These are the files you should have inside the USB :


OpenELEC-Amlogic.arm-XTW-6.0.0-update-v1.0.zip 	- 116 MB file size    ———>the Firmware
factory_update_param.aml           	     - 83 Bytes file size   	——→install script
recovery.img		    		  	- 7.3 MB file size     	——→Recovery file


(4) STEP 4 : In this stage we will try to allow the update script to wipe your system and install itself automatically within the RECOVERY mode. In order to do this we need you to get into recovery mode.

Follow these steps to get into recovery mode:

(1) Insert your USB disk into the middle USB host slot in your Xtreamer Wonder.
(2) Connect the HDMI cable to the TV and your Wonder and make sure the TV is on
(3) Remove the power cable from the Xtreamer Wonder
(4) At the back of your Wonder you will see a tiny hole next to the power. Use a sharp toothpick or a paperclip and press the tiny reset button next to the power cable, continue
pressing it while you insert the power cable to its place. Keep pressing the reset button and now watch the screen for the operation to start. It may take 5-10 secs to start.
when you will see on the screen an update logo you can remove the toothpick from the RESET button and let the machine be updated.

* If for some reason your machine failed the update process automatically you should try again or perform the update process manually. Go into recovery mode using the toothpick and RESET method described above.

First : Wipe Factory Reset and Clean Cache Partition. Then go back to the Main Menu of the
recovery screen and Select install update from external storage===>udisk and select the zip file
you copied to the USB. Select install and wait for about 10 min for the process to be finish. The machine will restart automatically. Please be patient and don't interrupt the process.


(5) Step 5 : The machine will restart itself once the update operation will be complete.

(6) Step 6 : The OpenELEC Setup wizard will let you choose your system name and services accordingly.

(7) Step 7 : VERY IMPORTANT!!!! Setup the Xtreamer Wonder Time and Date. Ignoring this step will result in failure of internet connection to function properly.


Important Notes

* Your Xtreamer Wonder will now run the new modern KODI only ecosystem based on Linux called OpenELEC. It comes built-in with native support for our AirMouse and AirMouse Pro key-maps.

Should you want to enhance the usage of this environment to the maximum we recommend you to install the Ares Wizard

Acknowledgements

Please Support and contribute to the wonderful OpenElec community.
http://openelec.tv
Forum: http://openelec.tv/forum
IRC: #openelec on freenode.net (also avaible via our webchat)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/openelec
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OpenELEC
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+openelec

We fully appreciate the hard work and effort made by this community and their beta testers
groups.

Sponsorship

We welcome sponsorship requests from developers, skinners and Facebook group admins in KODI community, on Facebook and Internet forums. You are more than welcome to contact us to discuss ways how we can help your group to grow and development to enhance.



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5 Comments

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mosfos12 

14 February 2016 - 07:11
AFTER UPDATING ONLINE XSTREAMER STUCK ON THE BIGINING///WHY? AFTER CHOOSING LANGUAGE AND PASSING TO NEXT PAGE (INTERNET) NOTHING'S MOVING!!! HOW CAN I OVERCOME THE PROBLEM?? SILLY I DID THE UPDATE, TILL THEN X WORKED GOOD!! PLEASE HELP!!!
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NisseX3M 

15 February 2016 - 15:54
Hi mosfos12,

I have exactly the same problem. Can not go further than "Select your Wi-Fi network". I take for granted that the development team have tested this firmware update Before releasing it!! OR,... ?
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NisseX3M 

15 February 2016 - 15:56
Sorry, did the Lollipop update, with above result.
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23 February 2016 - 06:17
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Akinseak 

03 March 2016 - 10:47
I updated my xtreame successfully.. But when it starts up it freezes up, so there is nothing do to but pull the power off..

I tryed to upgrade through usb and through menu update center.. But it crashes/freezes up either way..

Firmware i installed is

Build : 5.12.31
Kernel : 3.10.33
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