Do the following to perform a local update on your TCL Android TV 8
This guide applies to Android TV 8. If your TCL TV is running Android TV 9, please use the guide for Android TV 9 by clicking here.
Before you start
Download the update for your TV. Unzip/extract the downloaded zip file. Then copy the new zip file you get to the root catalogue of an empty USB-drive formatted in FAT or FAT32. Click here to open the software download page.
Insert the USB-drive in the USB port on the back of the TV, and follow the instructions below.
- From the Android TV home screen, select "Settings" in the upper right corner with the remote.
- Scroll down and select "About" with the remote.
- Select "System update" with the remote.
- Select "Local update" with the remote.
- The TV will start to validate the update file.
If this does not happen, something might be wrong with the USB-drive or the update file.
Make sure you have the correct update file for your TV. Try another USB-drive.
- After the validation is completed you will prompted to start the update. Select OK with the remote to start the update process.
The procedure takes 5 - 20 minutes to complete. The TV will restart during this process, do not unplug power. When the update is completed you will see the Android TV home screen.
Watch a video of the process here
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