Install third party apps WITHOUT root (translated from official forum)

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi Box / Mi TV' started by Shepherd Chu, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Shepherd Chu

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    Mi-box can install third-party apps without root. Here is the procedure:
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    connect to PC: power-on box, connect it with data cable to pc. Then open snappea. snappea is a very popular android app manager in china. (http://www.snappea.com/).
    After 2-3 minutes, snappea will recognize mi-box.
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    The following pic shows the apps installed by snappea (provided in the attachments). From top to bottom, these apps are: iqiyi movie(www.iqiyi.com), RE manager(root explorer), togic live(http://www.togic.com/livetv), Rabbit video(www.tuziv.tv/), Rabbit tv assistant, Rabbit tv desktop.
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    then, you can reboot the box, below shows the start-up launchers. The bottom one is the original mi-box launcher. Geeks should choose the top one.
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    and wait a moment:
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    togic tv:
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    rabbit tv. the 7th option corresponds to hollywood films:
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    ooops, I cannot upload the apps until the bm grant the permission of uploading 10MB per file for me.

    AD: For guys who wanna buy Mi-box, I recommend my store:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CXJTPIE
     
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  2. butterspawn

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    SnapPea only works on Windows. Is there a way with Linux/Ubuntu?
     
  3. butterspawn

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    Oh, yeah and... Thanx!
     
  4. Shepherd Chu

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    I'm not quite sure. maybe snappea could be emulated in wine. u no, in china, very most people use pirate windows....
     
  5. IanK

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    Thanks to all for helping to show us the way on using the system. I can confirm that I have tried both Wine and PlayOnLinux (front end to wine) ubuntu 12.04 and it installs but I see just a black rendering box. Using a WindowsXP VM( Virtual Box) snappea works and sees the MiBox (aka millet box) connects to snappea.
     
  6. Anubi

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    Guys someone send me Rabbit tv desktop and rabbit tv apk's. Now i have installed Tv Launcher and it works great :)
     
  7. Shepherd Chu

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    Congratulations! Leave your email and I'll send them to you!
     
  8. Anubi

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    XBMC work great ! only the virtual keyboard does not work but after I try attacking a wireless keyboard
     
  9. gamergod

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    How did you install xbmc?
     
  10. butterspawn

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    Great to hear about all those different apps we can install. It would be great if you guys could add links where to download them. Google can help but sometimes we are all lazy...
     
  11. amiperetz

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    how can iget QQ user for QiYi
     
  12. butterspawn

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    Works like a charm!

    Took my Box to my office and installed everything in like 5 minutes!
    I got xbmc from their homepage and just installed it through SnapPea. You will find it later in the launcher.
     
  13. Misiak

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    Hi, it is possible to install youtube player? And does tv launcher support english?
     
  14. Anubi

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    I installed youtube but it's all in chinese :-(
     
  15. powersteer

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    Hi do you mind sharing the iqiyi apk that works for you? are you able to upload to yousendit.com or dropbox?
    I've downloaded one from iqiyi.com but unfortunately it only works on touch interface
     
  16. powersteer

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    I've accidently checked the box below.
    Now the option page no longer appears if I press the home button. How can I make the option page appear again? Pls help :(

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  17. Shepherd Chu

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  18. powersteer

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    thanks! got it working again
     
  19. HaQi

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    On the internet the contents of www.iqiyi.com are blocked if you are not in China.
    Can Mi Box overcome this?
     
  20. reivaax01

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    hello,
    I don't know but maybe it is possible to use a proxy ....
    search on google ... they are different solutions for android.
     
  21. HaQi

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    I can't install apps using SnapPea.
    When I connect MiBox to my laptop using USB, SnapPea does detect MiBox, but in menu "[​IMG]USB Connected" it says "MiBox_iCNTV -Not connected".
    When I want to install an app, it only show my mobile as device to install to.
    Do I miss some driver? Is there driver for MiBox?
    In Computer Management I do see "Android Composite ADB Interface" under "Android Tablet".
     
  22. HaQi

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    Reivaax01,


    Thank you for your sugestion.
    I'll try proxy after when I know how to install apps on MiBox.

    Regards HaQi.
     
  23. gamergod

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    How can i remove these applications?
    Snappea tells me i need ROOT, but i dont have it anymore...
     

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