How to install XBMC on the MiBox [tutorial] (No root required!) Updated 7/5

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi Box / Mi TV' started by guyzyl, May 4, 2013.

  1. guyzyl

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    Here's how to install XBMC on the MiBox: (updated 7/5/13)

    1. Download the required apps (as a zip) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/nopjlssn1dlwav2/MiBox_XBMC_apks.zip

    If you want to get the latest XBMC, download the apps (without XBMC) from here - https://www.dropbox.com/s/f7qyedrp2pb674f/MiBox_without_XBMC.zip , and get the latest XBMC from here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2105075


    2. Connect your mibox to your computer (I'm using Windows, might be possible with linux/OSX) and install those apps using Snappea (or however you want), you can find a tutorial on how to do that over here - http://miuiandroid.com/community/th...ut-root-translated-from-official-forum.20238/


    3. After installation is complete, press the home button, the one right under the power button (or reboot if you want), and select TVLauncher


    4. Skip the purchase errors, and once you're on the launcher home screen, press the right button (to go to the list of apps)


    5. Before running XMBC, launch MxPlayer (you only need to do this the first time). go back to the home screen (by pressing the button under the power button), press the right button again, launch XBMC, and enjoy!


    6. (optional) If you want your MiBox to boot straight into XBMC, launch AutoStart, enable it, and choose XBMC, and from now on once you boot your MiBox it will go straight into XBMC.


    Hint: The USB mount location is /mnt/usb/YourUsbDevice
    Also, since XBMC opens MxPlayer, it is not possible to pause the video using the MiBox remote. What I do is press the back button, and then reenter the video in order to unpause.
     
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  2. Wajk

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    GREAT news! Thnx for your tutorial.
     
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  3. gamergod

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    How did you connect box to pc?
     
  4. guyzyl

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  5. gamergod

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    Thanks for the tut.
     
  6. HofMan

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    Hello and THX for this tutorial!

    But can u say me how i can change the resolution in xbmc from 720p to 1080p???
     
  7. guyzyl

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    Actually, I'm not sure thats possible due to hardware/OS limitations.
     
  8. Misiak

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    Not possible. You would need a kernel that supports it but most probably the device is not capable of 1080p because of cpu limitation. So definitelly this device is not a 1080p as it is declared - even on the box! If I would have know this before, I would never buy it. This is just marketing to cheat customers. All those chinesse mini pc devices work like this. All it does is to upsale the output to 1080p so it looks like true full hd resolution. Could be ok for small tvs but on 46" looks lika a shit. It's a shame. I would not expect that Xiaomi makes such practices... :-/
     
  9. HofMan

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    THx for your answer!
     
  10. bean

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    Hi thanks for sharing. what is exactly your version of XBMC, I was trying to use 12.2, but not quite smoothly.


     

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