Ouya overscan issues – Cyanogen, ASOP, Lineage

Addressing overscan issues. The reason why overscan does not effect the stock Ouya is simply put they placed all of their lettering near the center of the screen for all of their actions. Leaving a large margin produces less of a need for a user to demand overscan to really be fixed.     Flat … Read more

Section 5: Restoring your Ouya Firmware.

Firmware restore on the Ouya.

When playing with android OS there needs to be an “Undo” button when it comes to the Firmware. The Ouya is no different. Perhaps as a user you’ve grown tired of playing with Lineage. Perhaps you are going to sell your Ouya on Ebay and you don’t want any data left on the thing. Or you’re trying to bring a soft-bricked Ouya back to life. Whatever the case may be this tutorial is here to help you wipe whatever that is on your Ouya and bring it back to factory defaults.

This is considered “Section 5” of a long tutorial about Ouya because like all of the previous sections we’ll be relying on the Raspberry Pi or a Linux box to perform these tasks instead of going through the sheer pain of using ADB on a Windows environment. Also, some of the beginning sections are required for those who have never used a Linux box in their life.

Without further delay lets dive in shall we?

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Section 3 : Method 2: ADB “Push” Lineage from Raspberry Pi to Ouya.

ADB Sideloading Lineage onto your Ouya via Raspberry Pi.

This tutorial assumes that you have already setup your base Raspberry Pi OS and that you are either operating locally on the Pi or via SSH from another PC. This tutorial uses a more traditional “Push” method that we’ve used in previous tutorials such as Cyanogen but updated for performing the same task underneath Lineage. This tutorial also assumes that This is our current 2019 method of flashing and programming Ouya and Android devices due to the nature of commercial OS’s locking the security down on hardware devices. If you have already unlocked ADB on your commercial OS and you have the ADB bridge drivers installed you can follow along on that OS with this tutorial.

Read on if you want to learn more.

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Section 3 : Method 1: ADB Sideloading Lineage from Raspberry Pi to Ouya.

ADB Sideloading Lineage onto your Ouya via Raspberry Pi.

This tutorial assumes that you have already setup your base Raspberry Pi OS and that you are either operating locally on the Pi or via SSH from another PC. This tutorial dives into the ability to sideload all of the packages required for the OS known as Lineage, which is a rebirth of the Cyanogen project in previous tutorials that we have done. This tutorial also assumes that This is our current 2019 method of flashing and programming Ouya and Android devices due to the nature of commercial OS’s locking the security down on hardware devices. Read on if you want to learn more.

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Ouya and AOSP Android 5.0 Kodi Krypton

Keeping your Ouya alive with Android 5.0

I wished that the Android 5.0 scene on the Ouya matured a little more prior to making this tutorial. Upon originally doing the CyanogenMod tutorial. I came to the realization of being hit with walls of bugs, questions, and comments which most of them I frankly couldn’t answer. However, with the crushing progression of Kodi/XBMC moving onwards towards v17 Kryption. People are asking for a tutorial on how to make their Ouya still relevant.

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Kindle Fire 7″ 5th Gen Tablet

Kindle Fire 7″ 5th gen tablet is kind of awesome.

I have to say the Kindle Fire 7″ (5th generation) tablet is kind of awesome once you scrub all of the ads and the Amazon itself out of it! Don’t get me wrong the Amazon store for android apps is always an impressive thing to have on your unit but when those very apps start bombarding you with ads for non-prime customers is the line that gets drawn in the sand for me.

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Installing ADB driver for Ouya in Windows 10

I can’t find the “OUYA” for unknown devices to install the ADB driver!!!

You are not going insane in finding an ADB driver to install and this is not an error to my original tutorial about how to Mod the Ouya for Cyanogen tutorial. This problem directly ties into the “NEW and Improved” way windows 10 64-bit edition handles drivers and how outright malicious Microsoft has become by fulfilling their own drivers over hardware vendors they have no business in half-assed’ly supporting.

All of the documents and screen captures that I will be providing for you are accurate as of 4/27/2016 and when I originally made the Cyanogen tutorial I wanted this process to be as simple as possible. It’s turning out that Microsoft has other plans about their OS and the way it works forcing bloggers like myself to constantly made addendum entries about the same tutorials. Read on if you want to learn more about this beautiful disaster.

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Ouya Anywhere installation to Cyanogen Ouya

Ouya Anywhere Installation guide.

Ouya Anywhere is actually a title that was given by the Ouya fan community for the variant of “Ouya Everywhere” that was open for beta test by devs to load onto tablets during its initial release of the Abominable Snowman patch of the OS. However, since it allowed almost any capable android box to run this program it gained in slight popularity as a means of being apart of the Ouya Network without really having an Ouya or setting up a virtual box for developing things for the Ouya.

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Kodi Jarvis Bug: On Screen Display Subtitles issue

The On Screen Display (OSD) bug in Kodi Ouya CM11.

Before I talk about the On Screen display issue there are a lot of people that visit my site that come from the Kodi website and that is totally cool! I love to see all of the people getting a little more life out of a console which was technically only supposed to last 1-2 years before the Ouya 2 was theoretically supposed to come out (and NO Razor, I’m not calling the Cortex the Ouya 2. Not happening.)

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Uninstall Cyanogen and restore Ouya Firmware.

Uninstall Cyanogen from your Ouya.

Uninstall Cyanogen (sometimes referred to at CM11) and restore our Ouya back to factory using the full firmware load in the ClockWorkMod Recovery menu.

There can be many reasons why you would want to restore the factory firmware onto your Ouya ranging from company actually getting off their ass and updating new software update which makes the Ouya usable once again such as an Android OS update. To simply restoring stock because of the many bugs and glitches in Cyanogen that you simply cannot tolerate anymore. This my I have published a blog on how to install Cyanogen it is only fitting that I also publish a blog about how to remove Cyanogen as well.

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