Installing XBMC Linux Port to the Pivos XIOS DS

Right now the Pivos XIOS DS is running a version of XBMC Linux specific to their hardware pretty well, while the Android software is still under heavy development. It’s a custom version of XBMX for Linux made specifically for the Pivos XIOS DS, and runs XBMC perfectly, just as well as it does on any other platform such as the Apple TV. It’s literally easier than pie to Install XBMC to the Pivos XIOS DS, and we’re now going to teach you how.

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INSTALLING XBMC LINUX PORT TO THE PIVOS XIOS DS

Requirements

  • Pivos XIOS DS (with fixed wifi)
  • 4 GB Micro SD Card Inserted
  • 100 MB USB Thumb Drive (FAT formatted)
  • Update File for Pivos XIOS DS M1 (or this file for M3 model)
  • Paper Clip

Step 1: Download and Extract the latest update file used to install XBMC Linux for the Pivos XIOS DS. Use this file for the M1 model, or this file for the M3 model. The serial number of the M1 model will look like “0002 G X XX XX XXXX” and the M3 will resemble “0002 G M3 X XX XX XXXX” so be sure to use the correct one.

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Step 2: Copy the update.img installation file to your USB Thumb Drive.

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Step 3: Plug the USB Thumb Drive into the side USB slot on the Pivos XIOS DS.

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Step 4: While holding the reset button down at the bottom of the unit down with the Paper Clip, plug the electrical power cord into the device.

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Step 5: Release the reset button once the upgrading function appears on your screen and wait a minute for the installation to complete.

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Step 6: Once your device reboots you can unplug the USB Thumb Drive.

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Step 7: The Pivos XIOS DS will now boot directly into XBMC when turned on.

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Step 8: Go to the “Settings” submenu under the “SYSTEM” heading and then navigate to the “Network” tab to configure your wireless internet connection. You can SSH in using the username “root” and password “letmein” both without quotations.

Congratulations! You’ve succeeded in installing the XBMC Linux port to your Pivos XIOS DS. The entertainment has just begun, you’ll now probably want to use the Fusion Installer to Enable XBMC Addons on your configuration.

NOTE: You can Factory Restore your device at anytime by repeating Step 4 above, but without having the USB Thumb Drive present, and then choosing the factory reset function.

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