QUOTE(missysleepy @ Apr 20 2014, 08:34 PM)
Hi media q6II
Not sure if its chinese or english version, but all the text were in english. I updated previously from 1.0.4 to 1.0.5 from a website pan.baidu.com .
I found 1.0.6 upgrade in setting>system>upgrade. It didnt prompted me. I just went into setting and check it.
Xbmc version 12.3
i m a user... the reason i asked u those questions was to minimise potential mistakes leading to havoc!
i m not sure but i think q6ii is the same as q5ii except for a couple of things, so i will share my exp based on q5ii with both emmc and non-emmc.
unless i am outdated, 106 eng firmware for non-emmc models isn't available yet, available for emmc models only.
this is impt becos there is a chance that if you do update online, you will get 1.0.6 china version, which is quite different from the eng (int'l) version.
anyway, u can try and then see wat happens. if dissatisfied, you can restore with the 1.0.5 - u should hv a copy with you.
if the 106 is china version, you may see some apps erased, so it is surely advisable to get a backup of all yr user apps apks before u update.
yr ip address, dns settings may all be changed too, based my my experience, so u may want to write all that down beforehand.
playstore will not be there as google is banned in china. youtube should be there and should work.
also, you may get xbmc replaced by a himedia customised 12.2 version, maybe not, i can't be sure as i hv seen some weird things before.
if the 1.0.6 is eng version, it should come with customised xbmc 12.2 which works well w/o crashing, 720-1080 files play smooth but some addons will not work like they do in 12.3.
you may choose to reinstall 12.3 later but do try it out first.
it will have mangotv, playstore, youtube as well.
u can see why 1.0.6 eng version is a better one.
but you may find something strange about the new homepage/launcher - some apps not displayed.
you may think they are gone but they are actually still there, just hidden, need a second launcher to bring them up.
if you need help then, i can try to assist.
i m just sharing from experience, not sure if you will find the same. so, all the best!
about user apps backup on usb... see if you follow below.
i do not know if there are easier or more elegant ways but this is my way….
firstly, u need es file explorer to manually copy and paste files. file manager can’t do that as some files are hidden. need mouse for the operation:
.. get and install es file explorer app from playstore (think can downld the apk from website with pc too)
.. es file explorer, go to tools, click on “show hidden files”
.. go to apps manager, u will see all the user apps
.. click and press/hold one app to highlight it
…see screen bottom, look for copy:
1. if there, u can tick all the rest and click copy. then click on sda1 (usb drive ready) and paste there, whatever yr folder name is.
2. If copy not there, highlight the app u want, click on backup. this will send the copy to the backups folder in sdcard. copy yr apps one by one. then go to local->sdcard->backups, you see apps folder – check inside to see if all user apps there. then return to apps, copy and paste whole folder into yr usb drive.
if u ever lose any of those apps, use file manager to install the apk(s) back one by one.
above is to copy and save user apps only, incl xbmc. xbmc settings, addons, userdata need to saved separately:
.. go to sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc, copy n paste folder org.xbmc.xbmc onto usb drive.
.. when firmware update complete, check xbmc in order, everything there. If settings/addons/userdata gone, copy n paste the org.xbmc.xbmc folder onto the folder data, overwrite existing empty folder if any.