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    1. Got the same problem, i think it’s not related to installation, but to the HDMI mode used in the packaged version. I guess the solution is to build from source with another HDMI mode setting or use another screen. Maybe Ric could add another link for an alternate build with another HDMI mode.

    2. The rainbow square usually means an issue with the power supply. I had the same, changed the power supply to another of better quality and the rainbow square is gone since.

  1. I have installed the image on RPi3 successfully. Thank you!
    But I found that the Bluetooth can not be turned on.
    How to turn the Bluetooth?

  2. Have anyone issues with video output? becouse i get no video signal true HDMI connection. My TV says “check your video source”. Tryed different solutions but nothing has helpt me. Any ideas?

    1. I believe that it only supports monitor/tv that has a NATIVE resolution of 1080p. I tried with other tvs and monitors and those just won’t work.

      I tried installing GApps via Google Installer 2.0 apk taken from a Xiaomi forum, and RPi3 won’t boot properly after a restart.

  3. I installed it correctly, I had the problem of hdmi but I solve it by changing the screen but I do not hear anything I tried with bluetooth headset and connecting to the jack of 3,5 and it is not heard

  4. I have tried several configuration options and finally I added sdtv_mode=2 and made boost a little higher.
    Then about 1-2 minutes android is installing (android logo pulsate) and next crash (some kind of black and white pattern). Where is a problem? Please help :)

    hdmi_force_hotplug=1
    hdmi_drive=2
    config_hdmi_boost=8
    hdmi_group=1
    hdmi_mode=4
    disable_overscan=1
    #framebuffer_width=1280
    #framebuffer_height=720
    kernel=zImage
    device_tree=bcm2710-rpi-3-b.dtb
    dtparam=audio=on
    dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d,cma-256
    initramfs ramdisk.img 0x01f00000
    mask_gpu_interrupt0=0x400
    avoid_warnings=2
    gpu_mem=256
    enable_uart=1

    sdtv_mode=2 #PAL Mode

  5. I had the same installation issues than others mentionne but I finaly managed to have Android TV running on my rpi3 after changing the SD card (SanDisk 16G) and the power supply (2A). I created the SD card on a linux box with dd command line. The rpi3 starts but the first image is smeared on the TV screen, the rpi3 continue booting after pressing Enter or clicking somewhere.

    @marin, you could try to install gapps using this procedure (I didn’t test it): http://geektillithertz.com/wordpress/index.php/2016/06/02/android-tv-for-raspberry-pi-3/#comment-364
    @Saeid, wifi works but I have to reconnect after each rpi3 reboot. I would be great if someone knows how to autoconnect wifi
    @Mark, I managed to install Netflix for Android TV (I used adb from a linux box to send/install apk file). I am able to launch the app, connect to my Netflix account, select a video but the screen is black when it is playing (even if the seconds increase in the progress bar). Maybe a codec issue ?

    FYI, I also tried to install B.tv to view french TV from my internet provider… unsuccessful, the app crashes when it starts.

    Pending issues:
    * Wifi reconfiguration after reboot / lost wifi connection from time to time
    * Netflix black screen
    * Adjust resolution (overscan)
    * Display app tiles on main screen
    * B.tv installation

    Hope this could help. Looking forward to have your feedback.

    1. Do you think you could test the gapps? You would have to change the file to use the 7.1 opengapps, but I think it might work. I was the one who wrote the tutorial, but my rpi3 won’t run this version for some odd reason.

  6. I installed it and got the apps i desired on it, strangely when I play back video the progress runs along as if the video is playing, but I am left with a black video. Any ideas?

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