Channels Carbon Theme

CHANNELS CARBON THEME
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channels

INSTALLATION METHODS:

Enable installation from unknown sources

Install Filesynced
CODE: 98767233

OR

Download the .apk and transfer it to your device's internal / accessible storage and open it via a file manager

OR

Type the entire download URL into AFTVDownloader

Updates install as an update, and it can coexist with any Play Store version of Channels

HOW TO MANUALLY UPDATE THE LATEST BETA WITH THE CARBON THEME
Or maybe even get playful, and create something fantastic

Preparation:

Ensure you have a proper Java environment setup by downloading and configuring both Java JDK and JRE

WINDOWS
APK Easy Toots 1.6 Portable
Beyond Compare (OPTIONAL)

LINUX:
You will have to setup a Java environment and use apktool.jar from the command line to decompile / recompile .APK files

Download the latest Beta .apk to your computer from:
https://cdn.channelsdvr.net/android/ChannelsBeta.apk

Download the modified files from the original post

Decompile the xxxxx.apk with APK Easy Tools by clicking the Decompile button:

You can find the extracted files in the /1-Decompiled APKs/ folder if you would like to poke around.
The files we are interested in are in some of the subfolders contained in the /res folder

Overwrite the original files with the modified files in the decompiled beta xxxxx.apk's /res/ respective subfolders manually or with Beyond Compare.

I use Beyond Compare because I open the left side as the previous version I modified and the right side is the new version, compare contents, then manually select the files with Ctrl-Click on the left side and merge them over by right clicking and choosing "Copy to Right Side"

NOTE: IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE BEYOND COMPARE, TRYING TO SELECT ALL FROM THE DROP DOWN MENUS AND COPY ALL AT ONCE DOES NOT WORK, YOU MUST MANUALLY SELECT THEM, THEN RIGHT CLICK, AND 'COPY TO RIGHT SIDE'

Recompile the .apk with APK Easy Tools by clicking the compile button:

Once recompiled the .apk will be found in the /1-Recompiled APKs/ directory.

Copy the newly compiled xxxxx.apk to your playback device's storage and install it by opening the file with a file manager.

DOWNLOADS:

APP:

MODIFIED FILES:

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Working great so far on Firestick 4K.

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Doesn’t this go against the developers in some fashion?

I saw a post where one developer said have at it.

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Flipping awesome!
:smile:

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Looks awesome. How do I use it?

You'll have to enable 'unknown sources' and install the .apk from the internal storage of your device. What device do you have?

Hello everyone! New beta, so new update!

updated to 101.14.114
changed logo color

Updated link in the OP

I am furiously searching for what to change to get the selected recording in the list to be gray.
Maybe a dev could chime in?

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updated again to 101.15.216
changed tv banner

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Ok I will bite. How does this get installed on my TS4K?

-Fuink

What devices does this work on?

These are generalized installation instructions for all Android devices.

First make sure that if you have a Channels DVR Beta currently installed that you uninstall it. Next make sure that you are allowed to install apps from 'Unknown Sources" by looking in:
Settings > Security & Restrictions > Unknown Sources on the TS4k, the location for that setting can vary by device. The setting may be grayed out until developer settings are enabled by clicking on the build version 7 times.

Now you'll need to download the .apk file, transfer to your device, and install it from a file manager, so if you don't already have a file explorer installed or a way to easily transfer files, now's the time to set that up. There's a bunch of different ways to do that, and everyone's preferred method differs. If I'm sending from my phone, I use AndSMB, I'm not sure if the TS4k supports Samba or not. I'm thinking the easiest method will be to use X-plore from the Play Store. So install X-plore on your TS4k, and turn on the wifi server, it'll instruct you how to connect to it. Once you have the .apk transferred over, simply click it in the X-plore file manager and it will prompt you to install.

Android, AndroidTV

Thank you.

-Funk

Looks good, but is this something that will have to be re-installed after every Channels update?

Correct

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updated to Beta 101.22.231

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I'm new to firestick. Any instructions on how to install it?

Apps2Fire from the play store has been the easiest way for me to install apps on a firestick.