Mi Box - simple English UI that just worked - even XBMC

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  1. Nsowon

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    #1Nsowon,Sep 17, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014
    Hi,

    I followed this advice - worked like a charm and no rooting. My box is the enhanced MiBox - not the new quad core. I updated the ROM online via the Xaomi before doing this.

    http://forum.xiaomishop.com/thread-359492-1-1.html

    I hope the link is allowed. Thanks to the poster "tangser" on the other forum, not me.

    Mi Box English UI Replacement & How to Install Apps on MiBox.

    How to Install Apps on MiBox.
    1.Download the application (APK) file to a folder of your choice on your computer.
    1.1.Google_services_framework.apk
    1.2.Google_Play_services.apk
    1.3.Google_Play_Store.apk
    1.4.Google_Chrome.apk
    1.5.ES_File_Explorer.apk
    1.6.MX player.apk
    1.7.Youtube.apk
    1.8.XH_Home_for_TV.apk


    2.The next step is to copy the APK file from your computer to an flash drive.
    3.Connect flash drive to Mi box.
    4.Please watch the video and carefully step by step!


    [Edit] This works well. It will still boot into the Chinese app, but the XH-Home launcher can be added as an App.

    I also noted I can just run XBMC as an app, and ignore the rest if I don't need them. I updated the database and it found all but a few of my movie info from the HDD - and it's persistent with reboots even after disconnecting the drive. XBMC is all I actually need on this, so I may add this:
    http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=156099
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.blunden.xbmclauncher

    XBMC works fine - 13.2 latest - and I found all the useful functions with the MiBox remote - just the "Home" button exits to the Chinese 'Home' screen - so I need to find a way of remapping this in XBMC - most likely a hack.
     
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  2. tanerhc

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    i tried this method but couldnt sign in to google. Have you tried to sign in to google.
     
  3. type-R

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    Me too.....Can't sign to Google & open Play...
     
  4. hmanxx

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    There is missing package of Google account manager.. GoogleLogin apk. which is used to do google login

    With Google Play service, youtube could run properly.
    With Google Account manager(Right version) installed. Chrome account login working , manage to synch

    But still could not get PlayStore to work(Service framework installed, Google Play service installed,google account manager installed,. The account login successful but No connection problem
     
  5. tanerhc

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    Can we solve it if we find that login apk
     
  6. Leone

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    #6Leone,Oct 17, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014
    1- install Xposed Framework APK
    2-Launch Xposed Installer
    3-Select Framework
    4-.Select “OK” to dismiss the "Be careful! vs vs " popup
    5-Select install/update framework
    6-Select “Grant” on the SupreSU popup
    7-Select ok en reboot .

    8-Download and install the HDXPosed modüle apk
    9-After rebooting, launch “Xposed Installer”
    10-Select “Modules”
    11-.With a MOUSE connected to the mibox , check the “HDXPosed” box in the upper right (REmote not working,)
    12.Download the four Google APKs
    Google account manager apk
    Google play services
    Google play store
    Google services framework

    Source and images
    http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-the-amazon-fire-tv/

     
  7. keyboardnguyen

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    Me too.....I Can sign to Google & can't open Play... Haizzz.... :(
     
  8. Guepe

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    Can you tell me if this procedure is OK with a MDZ-19-AA ?
    I don(t want to brick my box !

    Thank's
     
  9. miboy

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    Sure, go right ahead and install 3 year old firmware on a device 3 generations more advanced.

    Let us know how it works out and good luck. You'll need it.
     
  10. Guepe

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    Sory, but the procedure was not a firmaware installation in the way I anderstand it.
    And, no, I won't install a 3 years old firmware.
    can't you be more specific ? or ... less agressif ?
     
  11. miboy

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    What are you trying to accomplish?
     
  12. Guepe

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    I just want to sign in in youtube to watch videos with m'y acount
     
  13. miboy

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    You will need to root device and install proper version of google app files. There are several threads here that deal with modifying the MDZ-19-AA specifically that include google play store and google play services along with lots of other stuff. Search and you will be rewarded.

    Good luck, this is very doable.....
     
  14. Guepe

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    Thank you I wil se the process and try not to brick mi box !
     

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