New Tronmart Prometheus Firmware Fixes XBMC Audio/Video Sync, Adds DLNA and Smartphone Control App

A new firmware is now available for Tronsmart Prometheus with the following key changes:

  • New Android 4.2
  • XBMC audio/video sync bug fix
  • DLNA support
  • Smartphone control function
  • Internal storage for apps increased to 2GB

In order to use the smartphone control function, you need to download and install RC_Client.apk into your Android smartphone or tablet, and run this app to control your Prometheus. I haven’t tried myself, and they did not provide detail, so I don’t know whether functionalities are similar to DroidMote.

To update your device if It’s already running the previous Android 4.2 beta firmware:

  1. Download and extract Tronsmart Prometheus new stock firmware.zip.  It would be really nice if they could just provide version numbers for firmware releases.
  2. Open the download folder, copy the 5 files in the root folder of an SD card, and insert it into your device.
  3. Use a paper clip to press and hold the reset key at back  of the box, and power the device;
  4. Wait for blue LED to flash 3 times, release reset key, and wait for the system to automatically upgrade. Please note there’s no video output during the upgrade.
  5. Upon completion, the device will be reboot into the new firmware.
  6. I’m not sure why it’s not part of the firmware, but you also have to download, and install the updated version XBMC:  Tronsmart Prometheus-xbmcapp-20130507-debug.apk.

If you’ve bought a new device it will come with Android 4.1, and to successfully complete the firmware upgrade, you’ll have to repeat steps 1 to 5, before installing XBMC.

Future firmware releases will be available in Tronsmart’s Download page.

Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.

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