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    Buzz TV Box - File Browsers, Managers and AppInstallers

    There are many apps available that are used to view files, or install files, or manage files.
    The Buzz box has a few pre-installed.

    I do mention in the text below ... "installed apk file" ... but in fact it is the application (app) that is installed and the apk file is basically just a carrier of the app.
    Can think of an APK as akin to a briefcase. The briefcase is just the carrier of what ever is inside
    So please forgive me for my slightly incorrect terminology concerning apk/app


    Open the APPS menu on your Buzz box and you should find one or all three of the apps shown

    -AppInstaller
    This is where we can install apk files onto the Buzz box.
    Apk files a way to install an application thru USB device drive. Once installed, the APP can be found in your My APPS menu.
    You will need the apk file placed on a FAT32 formatted USB drive.
    Always try to have the USB drive inserted into the Buzz box while the Buzz is powered off.
    If the drive is not recognized, then use the Power icon on bottom right on main Buzz screen and Reboot.
    Then enter AppInstaller again and the USB drive should now be seen.
    Appinstaller does only one thing and that is installing an Application (app) from an apk file.

    -File Browser
    Another apk installer.
    If the USB is not seen then again follow above procedure.
    On File Browser's main screen you should see..
    -Local Disk
    -USB drive
    Open USB and you will see the contents of the drive.
    .txt or any files can be opened and seen onscreen.
    .apk files can be installed, just click to install.
    This one can be used to open selected video files as well and be instantly played on command right from this File Manager.

    -File Manager
    A mouse is needed to use some functions nicely with this File Manager.
    There are alot of functions in this APP, hence the Manager title.
    Local Device & USB Device are seen here and can be opened.
    Content of USB drive can be opened or installed.

    Here we can also see a list of categories (just below where you see the USB Device, use mouse to scroll the page down).

    -Large Files
    -Unnecessary Files .. here we can clean up temp files or log files and empty folders.
    -Used APK Files .. here we can remove used apk files.
    -Installed Apps .. here we can uninstalled previously installed apps.
    -All Files .. here we can see storage use by analysis percentages.

    There are details and functions to be used in each category (such as deleting used apk files).
    Not necessary but an apk file can be deleted after the application has been installed from it (this saves a small amount of storage space on your Buzz).
    Just do not delete the root path of it.
    APKs in /system/app/ need to stay where they are to function appropriately.
    To see apks on system, follow path mnt/asec
    Many other functions here can be found on the side bar menus, have a look around in them.
    Last edited by crazed 9.6; 06-04-2021 at 09:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazed 9.6 View Post
    There are many apps available that are used to view files, or install files, or manage files.
    The Buzz box has a few onboard , or pre-installed.

    I do mention a few times in the text below ... "installed apk file" ... but in fact it is the application (app) that is installed and the apk file is basically just a carrier of the app.
    So please forgive me for my slightly incorrect terminology

    Open the APPS menu icon from the main Buzz screen

    -AppInstaller
    This is where we can install apk files onto the Buzz box.
    Apk files a way to install an application thru USB device drive. Once installed, the APP can be found in your My APPS menu.
    You will need the apk file placed on a FAT32 formatted USB drive.
    Always try to have the USB drive inserted into the Buzz box while the Buzz is powered off.
    If the drive is not recognized, then use the Power icon on bottom right on main Buzz screen and Reboot.
    Then enter AppInstaller again and the USB drive should now be seen.
    Appinstaller does only one thing and that is installing an Application (app) from an apk file.

    -File Browser
    Another apk installer.
    If the USB is not seen then again follow above procedure.
    On File Browser's main screen you should see..
    -Local Disk
    -USB drive
    Open USB and you will see the contents of the drive.
    .txt or any files can be opened and seen onscreen.
    .apk files can be installed, just click to install.
    This one can be used to open selected video files as well and be instantly played on command right from this File Manager.

    -File Manager
    A mouse is needed to use some functions nicely with this File Manager.
    There are alot of functions in this APP, hence the Manager title.
    Local Device & USB Device are seen here and can be opened.
    Content of USB drive can be opened or installed.

    Here we can also see a list of categories (just below where you see the USB Device, use mouse to scroll the page down).

    -Large Files
    -Unnecessary Files .. here we can clean up temp files or log files and empty folders.
    -Used APK Files .. here we can remove used apk files.
    -Installed Apps .. here we can uninstalled previously installed apps.
    -All Files .. here we can see storage use by analysis percentages.

    There are details and functions to be used in each category (such as deleting used apk files).
    Not necessary but an apk file can be deleted after the application has been installed from it (this saves a small amount of storage space on your Buzz).
    Just do not delete the root path of it.
    APKs in /system/app/ need to stay where they are to function appropriately.
    To see apks on system, follow path mnt/asec
    Many other functions here can be found on the side bar menus, have a look around in them.
    Thank you great post, so it seems no need for KODI if you have a Buzz box (and maybe others as well).

    I just need some some great APK's to load!! please post or PM me your favorites. I won't judge I'll just enjoy! LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by guest View Post
    Thank you great post, so it seems no need for KODI if you have a Buzz box (and maybe others as well).

    I just need some some great APK's to load!! please post or PM me your favorites. I won't judge I'll just enjoy! LoL
    I do not generally go looking for apps for TV shows or movies.
    I did at one time but seems I ended up looking for and testing apps only to end up frustrated. And then do it all over again.

    Google search 'best apk for 2021' ... and you should find some decent ones.

    You could try the apk I listed below just for some testing with this function of installing apk/app
    Code:
    https://apkpure.com/total-commander-file-manager/com.ghisler.android.TotalCommander
    That app is another file manager and not any type of movie app.
    It is a good one for copy and paste functions and is why I use it.

    Total Commander developer
    ghisler
    Last edited by crazed 9.6; 06-13-2021 at 11:26 PM.
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    or if you have a favorite app that you use thru Kodi and want to 'sideload' it on your Buzz box as an apk installed app, simply google search for that same app but add the term 'apk download' in the search dialogue
    That will find any apk version of that app, if any are available.

    I tend to stick with one apk download site, once I find it is trustworthy and/or ease of use, as like that apkpure website
    Last edited by crazed 9.6; 06-04-2021 at 09:39 AM.
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    Thank you for the terrific replies.

 

 

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