How To Install XBMC on Pivos XIOS DS(Linux)

6 Flares Twitter 1 Facebook 5 Filament.io 6 Flares ×

So you just picked up a Pivos XIOS DS from your local electronics retailer, we’re now going to assume that you’re totally lost and explain to you exactly what to do from top to bottom. We’re currently recommending that you flash your device with XBMC-Linux as it’s substantially more stable and was designed specifically with the Pivos XIOS DS in mind, in time you might want to consider migrating to the Android operating system, but for now take our word for it and stick with this.However, before we begin we’d like to remind you that we’re an open source community that is fuelled by visitors such as yourself, so please do your part and help Contribute to our site’s growth by spending time helping our site in different ways (which we’d prefer), or if you don’t have the time, feel free to make a Donation at anytime, Just keep reading and you’ll have your Pivos XIOS DS running like butter in absolutely no time at all, it might seem complicated but it’s as easy as pie.

HOW-TO INSTALL XBMC ON PIVOS XIOS DS AND THEN CONFIGURE IT WITH THE XBMC HUB WIZARD ADDON

xios xbmc linux How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Requirements

  • Pivos XIOS DS Android TV Box
  • 2 GB USB Memory Key for M1 Model
  • MicroSD Card for M3 Model

PART ONE – FLASH DEVICE

Step 1: Download (M1 Version / M3 Version) and Unzip the Latest Firmware for the Pivos XIOS DS.

Check the serial number of your device to determine whether it’s an M1 or M3:
M1 –> S/N: 0002 G X XX XX XXXX
M3 –> S/N: 0002 G M3 X XX XX XXXX

Step 2: Plug a USB Memory Key into your computer if you’re on the M1 Model, or a MicroSD Card with Adapter if you’re using the new M3 Model.

usb memory stick How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 3: Format the USB Memory Key to the FAT file system. New USB Memory Keys could probably skip this step.

NOTE: Instructions for formatting a USB Memory Key can be found at the following links:
Mac Users / Windows Users

Step 4: Copy the “update.img” file from Step 1 onto the USB Memory Key.

Step 5: Eject the USB Memory Key from your computer.

usb memory stick How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 6: Connect the USB Memory Key to the Pivos XIOS DS device.

Step 7: Use a Paper Clip to press down on the Reset button at the bottom of the device at the same time that you plug the electrical power source into it. Let go of the Paper Clip once you see the green Android mascot or recovery menu popup on the screen. Choose the “Update from sdcard” function and then select the plain “update.img” file, if prompted.

pivos reset button How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

firmware update xios How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 7: Once the device reboots into XBMC, you’ll want to unplug the electrical power source as well as unplug the USB Memory Key from the device.

Step 8: Using the Paper Clip once again, hold down on the Reset button on the bottom of the device at the same time as you connect the electrical power source. Let go of the Paper Clip once you see the green Android mascot or recovery menu popup on the screen.

pivos reset button How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 9: Choose “3.wipe data/factory reset” from the on screen options.

Step 10: Once completed, you can choose the “1.reboot system now” option at the top of the menu. XBMC will now launch automatically upon reboot.

PART TWO – SETUP OPTIONS

Step 11: Navigate to the “SYSTEM” menu on the far right and choose the “Settings” tab.

Screen Shot 2013 01 11 at 7.03.07 PM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 12: Click on the “Appearance” menu on the left side of the window.

Screen Shot 2013 01 11 at 7.03.10 PM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 13: Should the interface not seem to fit properly on your television, under the “Skin” tab on the left side, go down and set “Zoom” to the “-4%” setting.

Screen Shot 2013 01 11 at 7.03.17 PM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 14: Go to the “International” tab on the left side of the window, and under the “Timezone country” setting, go up until you’ve reached “Canada” of course.

Step 15: Directly under that setting, you’ll find the “Timezone” field, go up until you’ve reached the “America/Montreal” option. Press the “BACK” button on the remote control once to go back one menu level.

Step 16: Optionally, go to the “Services” tab on the left menu bar, then go down to the “AirPlay” tab, and toggle on the “Allow XBMC to receive AirPlay content” feature. Press the “BACK” button on the remote control once to go back one menu level.

Screen Shot 2013 01 11 at 7.03.53 PM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 17: Open the “System” menu from the left side bar, and then scroll down to the “Internet access” tab.

internet access settings1 How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 18: On the right side of the window, click on where it says “no connection” next to the “Network Connection” field.

Step 19: Select your wireless or wireless internet connection from the list, enter your network security key when prompted, then press the “Done” button.

Step 20: Wait a few seconds while your internet connection authenticates, it will return to the previous screen, this time with your internet connection listed next to the “Network Connection” field once successfully connected. Press the “BACK” button on the remote control twice to go back to the main menu.

PART TWO – CONFIGURE XBMC ADDONS

Step 1: Navigate to the “File Manager” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.49.11 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 2: Choose the “Add Source” function on the left side of the window.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.49.17 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 3: Under the top field marked marked “Enter the paths or browse for the media locations” enter “http://fusion.xbmchub.com” without quotations, then press the “Done” button on the side of the on-screen keyboard.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.49.21 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.49.35 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 4: Under the “Enter a name for this media Source” field enter “fusion” without quotations and then press the “Done” buttom to complete.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.49.41 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.49.52 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 5: Press on the “OK” button at the bottom of the window to save the source.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.49.56 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 6: Verify that “fusion” is listed on the left side of the File Manager window, then return to the main menu.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.03 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 7: Go to “Settings” under the “SYSTEM” menu.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.17 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 8: Choose the “Add-ons” menu option on the left side of the window, press “Ok” if prompted with a first time use message.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.20 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.24 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 9: Select the “Install from zip file” function listed.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.27 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 10: Click on the “fusion” server item.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.30 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 11: Open the “hubwizard-beta” folder.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.33 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 12: Choose the “plugin.video.hubwizard.zip” file and wait a few seconds for it to install, then return to the main menu.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.37 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 13: Navigate to the “PROGRAMS” menu, then to “Program Add-ons” if given the option.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.45 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 14: Click on the “Hub Wizard” addon listed.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.49 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 15: Wait for the short promotional message to play, press the back or exit button to hide it afterwards.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.53 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 16: Select the platform you are using, we’ve chosen “Mac” for this example.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.50.57 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 17: Wait a few minutes for the add-on to download the appropriate configuration content.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.51.02 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 18: Press “OK” when prompted that the procedure is complete, then return to the main menu.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.53.36 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 19: Quit “XBMC” by clicking the little power button in the lower left corner or reboot your device then relaunch it and voila!

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.53.44 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.53.47 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Step 20: Enjoy your fully customized, pre-configured XBMC setup.

Screen Shot 2013 05 26 at 3.54.03 AM How To Install XBMC Linux on the Pivos XIOS DS and then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

Awesome! Hopefully you didn’t find that too painful and by now you should already been enjoying watching some good old free television on your Pivos XIOS DS with XBMC running on it. You’ll probably want to recommend the Pivos XIOS DS device to your friends in the future, just be sure to tell them to come here, otherwise it’ll be difficult for them to get it going. Should you have any questions, feel free to visit our Forums at anytime and also don’t forget to visit our friends at XBMC HUB for more information about XBMC addons and such.There you have it!Now you know how to install XBMC on Pivos.

6 Flares Twitter 1 Facebook 5 Filament.io 6 Flares ×
Comments
  1. 10 months ago
    • 10 months ago
  2. 9 months ago
  3. 9 months ago
    • 9 months ago
  4. 9 months ago
    • 8 months ago
  5. 8 months ago
    • 7 months ago
  6. 8 months ago
  7. 8 months ago
    • 8 months ago
  8. 8 months ago
  9. 8 months ago
    • 8 months ago
  10. 7 months ago
  11. 6 months ago
    • 6 months ago
  12. 6 months ago
  13. 6 months ago
  14. 5 months ago
    • 5 months ago
  15. 5 months ago
  16. 5 months ago
  17. 5 months ago
  18. 5 months ago
  19. 4 months ago
  20. 4 months ago
  21. 4 months ago
  22. 1 month ago

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *

6 Flares Twitter 1 Facebook 5 Filament.io 6 Flares ×