[mythtv-users] v30 upgrade - Changing Android Frontend Name

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 17:34:40 UTC 2019

On 2/1/19 11:02 AM, Peter Bennett wrote:
> On 1/31/19 3:40 PM, Jon Boehm wrote:
>> Hi,
>> How would I perverse the current setting for MythFrontend on Android 
>> if I change the custom id in the frontend?   In anticipation for 
>> sideloading a new v30 binary I want to give my frontend a reusable 
>> name before I upgrade.  If I change the name on my current v29 
>> install will it save the current frontend setting under the new 
>> resuable name?  All of my current setting are working great on v29 
>> and I'd like to preserve them when upgrading to v30.
>> INFO - When launching MythFrontend on Android for the first time it 
>> generates a custom frontend name, android-xxxxx where xxxxx is a 
>> random string of hexadecimal numbers.  This is changeable from Setup 
>> -> General -> Database Configuration ->Use Custom Identifier.
>> Source of name change info - https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Android
>> Thanks
> If you install a new version over the existing version it will 
> remember the custom name. If you uninstall and install again it will 
> lose that information and will generate a different android-xxxxx from 
> the previous time.

When I tried to upgrade from v30-pre 983 to v30.0-7 I could not adb  
install. I had to go to the Shield TV and remove mythtv and then go to 
adb and install.  It did remember my setting automatically because I did 
have a custom name.

Jim A

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