S Series Instructions / S Serie Anleitungen

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  • External Channel list import / Externe Kanalliste importieren

    1. Download your channel list, unpack the file and rename. For example: Downloaded calls "19&13.nsvc", please rename in to "SVC_171031.nsvc".


    2. Please format your USB Stick with FAT32 first and copy the renamed file SVC_171031.nsvc. Insert your USB Stick into free USB port of your Box.


    3. Go now to: Menu -> Setting -> System Recovery -> Reset TV service data -> right arrow (Pin 0000), chose and confirm delete.


    4. Pin: 0000


    5. Confirm with yes.


    6. After successful delete you are automatically again in Menu. Chose Manager and then Data Transfer icon.


    7. Go to -> Data download from USB storage and press OK.


    8. With right Button chose "Service Data Download" and you will see your file shown. Press OK.


    9. Confirm with Yes.


    10. Transfer Status to the Box. Please let the Box finish, reboot will be automatically done.


    11. After reboot (new Channel List should already work if all match), please go first into Menu ->Setting -> Dish Setting and check your Diseqc [lexicon]settings[/lexicon], change if necessary.


    12. Back to TV, press OK to come into the Service List. With "Blue- Service List Option" you can change the Channel Numbers etc. if needed.


    13. With Service List Manager you can change manually if needed.


    14. Finish.


  • Here is Formuler RCU Manual for all learning Formuler RCU, for Z and S Series. Picture shows Z Series RCU.


  • Official Formuler S-Series Factory Reset Tool and how to

    If some error occur (like corrupt Channel DB "LNR issue" or other corrupt DB uploades to your box that require manual factory reset) and you are not able to boot your box any more, then please take your time and follow the instruction in this post.

    Important: Please don't use how to`s and files from other clones, otherwise the Factory reset can fail.


    File Info:

    File: update.ird
    CRC: 66EFBF81
    MD5: 8941ac7bb40316f773c1682699d09b0c
    Size: 566KB

    OOB File Info: https://twitter.com/FormulerTv/status/931059756176773120


    S Series Factory Reset:

    • Format your USB Stick with Fat 32
    • Check update.ird file integrity before proceeding
    • Copy update.ird to USB root
    • Power off S-Series device
    • Insert USB into S-Series device
    • Power on S-Series device while repeatedly pressing the CH-UP button on the RCU. (Don't hold the button down. Press it repeatedly. See Video.)
    • Update progress bar appears on the screen. Stop pressing the CH-UP button
    • Wait for the progress bar to reach 100%. The device will reboot automatically when finished.
    • Note: If first attempt fails to perform a rescue (no progress bar) power down the device and check the USB Stick on a Windows desktop or compatible iMac. You may find default folders have appeared: Android Folder & LOST:DIR.
    • Delete Android Folder & LOST:DIR from the USB Stick and keep the original update.ird file.
    • Remove the power cable from the rear of the device and reinsert the USB Stick to the rear of the S Series device again.
    • Reinsert the power cable and continue with step 5 onwards.
    • If needed and existing, update your box to latest SW trough OTA and install again your Apps or Backups.


    Video update success:

    Video update fail:

  • Channel list backup and edit with C-Tech Editor Studio 3.25

    In this how to we want to show you easy way of channel list backup, import and export with C-Tech [lexicon]Editor[/lexicon] Studio and at the end upload to your box again. Please follow the steps like shown you under.

    1. First of all you need USB Stick formatted with Fat 32. Please insert into USB port and go to Menu --> Manager --> Data Transfer.


    2. Chose: Transfer Service data to USB storage.


    3. Confirm offered file name (current date) with red button on your RCU.


    4. Transfer and saving of channel list is in progress. When its done you will see the message complete. You can now disconnect your USB Stick from your box.


    5. Go to Menu - Setting - System Recovery and chose on right side "Reset tv service data".


    6. Enter Pin code: 0000


    7. Confirm reset of all service data to factory default with YES. Your old channel list is now deleted on your box.


    8. Insert your USB Stick on your PC. You will see now your saved channel list "SVC_171126".


    9. Open C-Tech [lexicon]Editor[/lexicon] Studio, go to File -Import (not open list).


    10. Chose C-Tech HD 265 (channel list is compatible with S-Series) and click on import.


    11. File Name: chose all files "."


    12. Mark your saved file on USB Stick and click open.


    13. If now error appear like this one on picture, please press OK until the message disappear.


    14. Now the channel list is successfully imported.


    15. After editing and done work, you need to export the channel list. Click on --> File --> Export.


    16. Chose again C-Tech HD 265 and click on export.


    17. In next window type take the same file name, like your old channel list (SVC_171126) and save this on your USB Stick. The exported file will be saved as .asvc and not .nsvc.


    18. When the pop up window comes with "Export only selected channels", chose NO. We want all channels to save.


    19. Export complete message.


    20. Next pop up window comes with "List modified. Save changes", chose YES. Now you have all saved also on your PC.


    21. You have now this two files on your USB Stick. The old with .nsvc and new one with .asvc ending. You don`t need to rename the new one.


    22. Disconnect your USB Stick from PC and connect with your S-Turbo or S-Mini. Go again to Menu --> Manager --> Data Transfer.


    23. Chose: Data download from your USB storage.


    24. Chose: New channel list and press Ok.


    25. Confirm with YES.


    26. Channel list transfer is in progress.


    27. After box reboot you can use your new channel list. Done.


    Attached you will find two files. One for Install and other portable.

  • New factory reset recovery mode with fw 1.6.0 and up. For use when Android is not loading properly.

    If problem occur with not loading Android properly or it stucks on reboot, please do factory reset like follow. Since fw 1.6.0 no need anymore to use extra tools or files to do factory reset, is now implemented directly into fw from S series.

    • AC power OFF > AC power ON
    • Repeatedly press the Red key until the front LED flashes alternating RED/GREEN
    • Press 1 on the RCU to factory reset the device
  • Audiocodec Install + Dolby Digital and DTS

    This how to is for someone who have AVR Receiver in use and want to play Dolby Digital and DTS content with Formuler Box and passtrough the Audio to AVR Receiver or something else that can decode DD and DTS. The "how to" is for both Series, S and Z.

    Automatic audio codec install trough MYTVOnline.

    1. Let us assume that we have fresh installed Box and started for first time Live TV in MYTVOnline after we set all needed settings. After zapping for first time trough few channels, comes the notice that this content need an external codec.


    What means this exactly? It means, channel use codec that is not installed yet on the Box and you can install this now automatically.
    At this point your Box can not decode any DD and DTS Audio, not even with Mediacenter App if you want to use files from your HDD, NAS or something else.

    So, next step would be to press OK and proceed with codec install. After you confirm with OK, there will be shown very short message "Download success". The Box should now reboot automatically to take affect with short message, if not, please reboot the box manually with holding the "STB Button" on your RCU for 1-2 sec. and chose restart.

    Info: The codec notice will not appear again until you do in future software or factory reset!

    2. After Box restart, please go from Home Menu first to Android -> Sound and do needed settings.

    HDMI Output to "Auto" , SPDIF Output to "RAW" and HBR Degrade Output to "Auto". This combination should work for most Users directly but depends also how is all connected and set on TV and AVR Receiver. If later some problems occur, try here to change the settings or check first your TV and AVR settings.


    3. Now we start MYTVOnline, go to channel with DD 2.0 or 5.1 (if from your Provider streamed) and the AVR should now show in display and decode DD.
    You can check on each channel with Red Button on RCU and Audio Track, which format is in use MP3, AAC, DD etc.




    From now on you can also use DD and DTS with Mediacenter for your files on HDD , NAS etc. Finish.


    Manual audio codec install with Addon Linker App.

    This second method install the same audio codec like first one but needs more steps to be done. If you already done the Automatic Install trough MYTVOnline, then is this second not necessary.
    When you marked the Notice from MYTVOnline audio codec install in past with "Don`t show again" and refused, then use this method.

    4. If Download Linker not already installed (please check first under My Apps), then download from our >> Filebase <<.
    Format USB Stick with Fat32, unzip/unrar the Addon Linker apk to your USB Stick and plug in into your Box. Please see pictures for next steps.











    5. After Install and reboot please proceed like in steps 2 and 3. Have fun with your DD and DTS content.

    Here also one picture with MYTVONline in 5.1 DD and second picture from NAS trough Mediacenter and Audio format DTS shown on AVR Display.
    For this how to is the Box directly connected to TV with HDMI and TV trough optical cable and HDMI(ARC) to AVR.