Android TV on Raspberry Pi Model B

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In this segment we are going to show you how to install

Android TV on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

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What is Android TV ?

Android TV is a version of the Android operating system designed for digital media playersset-top boxessoundbars, and TVs and developed by Google. Serving as a replacement for Google TV, it features a user interface designed around content discovery and voice search, surfacing content aggregated from various media apps and services, and integration with other recent Google technologies such as AssistantCast, and Knowledge Graph.

android-tv

 Equipment Equipment Required :

Equipment Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Equipment Micro SD Card 16 GB

Equipment Power Supply

Equipment Ethernet Cord for LAN Connection

Equipment Keyboard

Equipment Mouse

    Equipment Optional :

Equipment Raspberry Pi Case

Software Required :

STEP- 1 : Downloading & Installing “Android TV on Raspberry Pi”

Formatting the SD Card

  • Now, We need SD Card Formatter tool to format the SD card.
  • Once, the card is plugged in, It will automatically detect by the computer then you need to click on format to format the Card.
sd

Flashing the SD Card

  • After the SD card formatted successfully use Etcher and flash the Android Pie image to SD card.
etcher

Insert the SD Card to Raspberry Pi

  • Once the card successfully got flashed then plug it in the Raspberry Pi. Follow the setup wizard to boot into Android Home Screen.

 STEP- 2 : Downloading Open Gapps

Visit the Official Open Gapps Website.

  • Select the Package as shown in the picture for minimum apps requirement. After that click on the download button to download the file.
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 STEP- 3 : Enabling “Developer options”, “Root Access”, “Terminal”

Enable Developer Options.

  • To enable Developer Options
    We need to navigate to Settings –> “About phone” –> Click “Build Number” several times.

Enable Root Access.

  • To enable Root Access,
    We need to navigate to “Settings” –> “Developer Options” –> Enable “Root Access“.
root

Enable Terminal.

  • To enable Terminal Access,
    We need to navigate to “Settings” -> “Developer Options” -> Enable “Local Terminal“.
  • Now, we need to reboot the Device.
  • Press & Hold F5 key, this will bring Power Options and you can reboot the device.

 STEP- 4 : Boot into “TWRP Recovery Mode”

Boot Android into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Open the Terminal App,
    Then type the below given commands to Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
 su
 rpi3-recovery.sh
 reboot

 STEP- 5 : Boot out from “TWRP Recovery Mode”

Boot into Normal Mode

  • Now, navigate to install and select the file from the storage. i.e recovery2boot.zip
  • This file will boot our system into Normal Mode.

 STEP- 6 : Installing Open Gapps in Android Pie

Boot Android into TWRP Recovery Mode.

  • Open the Terminal App,
    Then type the below given commands to Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
su
rpi3-recovery.sh
reboot
  • Now, navigate to install and select the file from the storage. i.e open_gapps-arm-7.1-tvstock-xxxxxxxxxxx.zip.
  • Now, once the installation finish. Then go back and select wipe –> Wipe Factory Reset

Boot into Normal Mode

  • Now, navigate to install and select the file from the storage. i.e recovery2boot.zip
  • This file will boot our system into Normal Mode.
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Now, You are ready to use Android TV on your Raspberry Pi.
If you come across any issues or have some feedback related to this tutorial, 
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8 Comments

quni · February 4, 2020 at 5:48 pm

not working on rpi 3 b+

elviz · April 8, 2020 at 2:25 pm

working, but the boot is a too slow. I wait for a night to boot… Its an issue? I think that maybe is my sd card.. but its a kinsgtone 32gb

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