Most Common Live TV Apps Download for Firmware 3.26 and 3.80

Download Live TV apps for Firmware 3.26 (.rar file, pls unzip)

Download Live TV apps for Firmware 3.8 (.rar file, pls unzip)

It has most of the common Live TV apps that most people wanted. Apps on 3.8 also work on firmware 4.x on TVPad 3

Instructions on how to install apps from USB drive: http://tvpad2usa.com/how-to-install-apps-from-usb-flash-drive-on-tvpad2-video-demo/

How to Upgrade Firmware 4.08 to 4.18 for TVPad 3 M358

1) First of all, I was mistaken in the last post. If you upgrade from firmware 4.08 to 4.18, you WILL NOT lose the apps you currently have. However, I still suggest users to backup their current apps using latest Toolbox software (工具箱) just in case if something happens. You can always restore your apps with the backup. If you decide to back up, plugin your USB Flash Drive to TVPad3, open toolbox app and choose “backup/revert” (应用备份/还原) so you can get a clone of your current system that will backup all your settings and apps.

2)If you have V4.08 at stock (TVPad 3 m358), please update to V4.18. Download this to the root of your USB drive:
https://www.mediafire.com/?72e1h7a3al8fdcg

http://pan.baidu.com/s/1AbAGm

3) When I mean “the root” on your USB Flash drive, I mean to save the file WITHOUT saving into folders or directories

4) Plug that into TVPad and restart TVPad. Go to dashboard and go to “system setting” and choose “system upgrade” with your USB Flash Drive still plugin

5) It will take 5-10 mins to upgrade to firmware 4.18. Make sure you don’t power off during the upgrade, otherwise you can’t turn back on your TVPad and you have to return it to the manufacture!!!

6) Then you double check your firmware version by going to “system setting” and choose “system note” (系统信息)

7) Your apps should stay. If your apps are accidentally deleted, don’t worry, go to App manager and install “ToolBox” again. After installation, open toolbox and go to “backup/revert” (应用备份/还原) to reset your system back to the previous backup you saved on your USB Flash Drive.

How to Upgrade Firmware 3.8 to 3.94 for TVPad 2 M233

I am repeating myself, but many people have been asking me the detail and get confused with other firmware for TVPad3 so I did a seperate post in here:

1) First of all, I was mistaken in the last post. If you upgrade from firmware 3.8 to 3.94, you WILL NOT lose the apps you currently have. However, I still suggest users to backup their current apps using latest Toolbox software (工具箱) just in case if something happens. You can always restore your apps with the backup. If you decide to back up, plugin your USB Flash Drive to TVPad2, open toolbox app and choose “backup/revert” (应用备份/还原) so you can get a clone of your current system that will backup all your settings and apps.

2) If you have V3.80 at stock (TVPad 2 m233), please update to V3.94. Download this to the root of your USB drive:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jal5hpr7xy6fwrc/creatent_usb_update_M233_4300.gv

3) When I mean “the root” on your USB Flash drive, I mean to save the file WITHOUT saving into folders or directories

4) Plug that into TVPad and restart TVPad. Go to dashboard and go to “system setting” and choose “system upgrade” with your USB Flash Drive still plugin

5) It will take 5-10 mins to upgrade to firmware 3.94. Make sure you don’t power off during the upgrade, otherwise you can’t turn back on your TVPad and you have to return it to the manufacture!!!

6) Then you double check your firmware version by going to “system setting” and choose “system note” (系统信息)

7) Your apps should stay. If your apps are accidentally deleted, don’t worry, go to App manager and install “ToolBox” again. After installation, open toolbox and go to “backup/revert” (应用备份/还原) to reset your system back to the previous backup you saved on your USB Flash Drive.

It is not that difficult seriously. Some of my relatives and friends are hesitated to upgrade themselves and they want to send it back to me. I was like “this only takes you 10 mins and just follow my directions and it will be fine”.

Firmware upgrade for TVPad 2 and 3 users

Officially from TVPad:

As to ensure the normal use of TVpad, if you still have TVpad3 at stock, please update it.
1. If you have V3.80 at stock (TVPad 2 m233), please update to V3.94.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jal5hpr7xy6fwrc/creatent_usb_update_M233_4300.gv

2. If you have V4.08 at stock (TVPad 3 m358), please update to V4.18.
http://www.tvpadfans.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=141629&highlight=4.18

The process is similar to the previous firmware upgrade. Please read this:

http://tvpad2usa.com/how-to-install-firmware-3-80-for-tvpad-2-m233/

Issues with 粵海寬頻2 TVB and BETV 2 failed to connect server bug

Ok, it’s been several weeks and 粵海寬頻2 TVB shows have been on and off. Sometimes it works but most of the time it didn’t. It’s been frustrating weeks!

I called TVPad and talked to them. Here is their response:

Due to the large attacks in Chinese New Year, they are in transition to upgrade all the apps and firmware. During the transition period there will be inconsistency in 粵海寬頻2 and BETV 2 for TVB and CCTV programs. They will have the new 粵海寬頻2 and BETV app coming up and a new firmware is released.

So I believe there’s a new firmware that you can download and install for TVPad 3 users.

As to ensure the normal use of TVpad, if you still have TVpad3 at stock, please update it.
1. If you have V3.80 at stock (TVPad 2 M233), please update to V3.94.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jal5hpr7xy6fwrc/creatent_usb_update_M233_4300.gv

2. If you have V4.08 at stock (TVPad 3 M358), please update to V4.18.
http://www.tvpadfans.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=141629&highlight=4.18

I am not responsible if your TVPad is not functioning due to firmware upgrade. For TVPad 3 users, please follow the post from tvpadfans.com and it should work. Again, there’s no guarantee that updating firmware will fix the issue for “failed to connect server” bug and there’s a risk that your TVPad will halt if you upgrade it incorrectly.

For all the customers who bought TVPad from TVPad2USA.com, I offer free upgrade services for firmware upgrade. You can send it back to me or come to my office if you live in SF. Just call me 415-952-8118 and ask me where to send it back. However, I am not responsible for any shipping cost.

More on User Does Not Exist Error and iPlayer VST issues

I know many of you are frustrated about this damn “User Does Not Exist Error”. Unless your TVPad never worked before, if you see this error after you have been using it for a while, most likely the issue is on TVPad’s server side. Please, just calm down first and leave your TVPad on. Don’t turn it off! Most likely the Green Man will come back up after a while. Yes it sucks, but your TVPad is working, so no need to panic!

Also, I received a lot of complaints about watching movies in iPlayer VST app. You probably can watch the movie for 3-5 mins and it stops. Then you can play again but it restarted and reset to the beginning. It is very frustrated and I also realized myself. I already contacted iPlayer and told them to fix this problem. It is a serious problem and they need to address that.

In addition, if VST app is not stable, you can watch the default playback app for TVB playback.