Update From KitKat OS To Lollipop OS?

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  1. Kahlilj

    Kahlilj Junior Member

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    How do I update my media streaming box (Skystream) from KitKat OS to Lollipop OS?


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    You don't unless Skystream makes an update available. Contact Skystream, as they will be able to tell you with certainty whether an update is available or not, and how to install one if there is one available. That said, given the only product Skystream currently sells is a Pro 8K Media Player, and given that Media Player uses the Google Assistant, meaning it's running at least Android 7, your device is likely too old and no longer supported.
     
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    Thanks for replying @Traveller. Is it possible to remove the existing OS and install a different one, (rooting?). I agree this is unlikely supported by skystream anymore hence my question on here.


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    Anything is possible, though you don't need root access to replace the firmware. What you DO need is an unlocked bootloader, a custom recovery, and a ROM image. I don't know if any exist, meaning you would have to create them.
     
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    Thanks for explaining. I’ve looked inline for unlocking the bootloader. Most sites I’ve seen seem to be manufacturer specific (llike for HTC, Samsung , Motorola phones or from a service provider. Neither of which really apply to my media device.
    Any suggestions on how to do this on mine? Other forums which discuss, links or some website?


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    No idea how to do it on your device. You could try XDA Developers and see if on their forums someone encountered a similar issue, but keep in mind, without a custom ROM and a custom recovery, unlocking the bootloader will not do you any good.
     
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    Yeah I do recognize that need. Just trying to get all the tools/means lined up.


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