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Gapps Installer seems to be absolutely mandatory to be (re-)installed

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1296)' started by Nice Monkey, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    According to my experience it is absolutely necessary to re-install "GappsInstaller-rtk-7.1_v1.2.4.apk" after any upgrade via OTA or USB. This regardless if you actually think/feel you want or need it.

    You may not need to do so if you never used Google APP's? Can't check this anymore.

    The installer does not only provide access to the Google APP's but also installs a run-time library apparently now essential for some Zidoo APP functions too. Specifically Music Player 5.0 seems to be depending on it heavily. Also other APP's installed default or manually may need these.

    That re-install may in fact not always go smooth:
    A) You need to uninstall first and next reinstall it. Will do in most cases
    B) In some cases also a Factory Reset is needed
    C) Worst case even an Emergency Flash with a ROM-image is needed followed with a successive upgrade to the latest (Beta) FW.

    The good news for everybody who tried is that it solved the instabilities.

    Not doing so you will run into several problems including serious instabilities:
    - The display keeps showing "Hello"
    - Eject is not available anymore. Simply does not pop-up anymore going left. In fact it may come after a very long time. This is the easiest check one can do!
    - Sound coming out 2CH only
    - Freezes during Video playback and USB3 disconnects
    - MCH ISO-SACD still produces very distorted sound also for the 2CH track.
    - Etc......

    Without doing so instabilities including freezes are to be expected. Always to be mentioned if you re-installed it when reporting a problem with this (or any other recent) FW Beta update.

    Very strange behavior and very confusing in my modest view. It should become installed automatically. Zidoo seems to be aware of this problem and advices to install it asap when buying their products via direct sales (it gets even mentioned on their sales slip).
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2019
  2. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member Beta test group

    thanks for the information,

    i did it
  3. x9suser

    x9suser Member

    Already found it.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2019
  4. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Once more was confronted with this myself doing the FW 2.3.3 update. I in fact ignored my own warning! How stupid can one be? :mad:

    @mirror Can something be done about this? At least users should be warned!:rolleyes:
    Please re-read my review for FW 2.3.3 as it was highly impacted by NOT re-installing it originally. It now reflects my findings after doing so which are a lot more positive.

    Again needed and done after installing FW 2.3.7 as expected.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2019
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  5. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Very strange not to see any reactions here. This is most likely one of the most serious problems with Zidoo FW I have ever seen as it puts customers on the wrong leg. They think the FW code itself is faulty and in fact it is the Google update procedure bundled with it having troubles with Google Play & Services.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2019

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