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Grogbuild - H4 ATV 6.1 2017-11-29

Simple ATV 6.1 build for zgemma H4 with Kidac's skins

  1. grog68
    Instructions for the H7C version of this build are available at http://www.techkings.org/resources/grogbbuild-h7c-atv-6-1-cable.32/ and the H2H/H52tc at http://www.techkings.org/resources/grogbbuild-h2h-and-h5-2tc-atv-6-1-cable.30/

    If you have any questions or problems please post them http://www.techkings.org/threads/grogbuild-atv-6-1-cable-only-build-for-h5-2tc-and-h7c.129946/

    If you are reflashing an existing box, please make sure you back up your sytems settings, on ATV this is done by pressing the blue button and then selecting 'Backup settings'. Once flashed you can then press the blue button and select 'Restore Settings'

    Reflashing online

    If you have installed grogbuild since early October 2017 then you can reflash your box online. Otherwise you need to follow the manual flash instructions further down.

    1. Press the blue button and then select 'Backup settings'
    2. Once backup is complete, select 'Flash online' and then on the next screen press the Green button
    3. You should now see Grogbuild at the top of the list. Highlight this and press the green button to flash. If prompted to backup settings select no as we've already done this.
    4. Once the files have been downloaded you will be given a menu of options to flash. Select option 2.
    5. The box will now flash, this takes a few minutes and your settings should be restored.

    New Install / Manual reflash
    This is my first build release for the H4, it is in Beta as the box is new and I would like to see it running on a few boxes before taking it out of beta.

    CCcam 2.3.0, mgcamd_1.38r1 and oscam_atv_emu 1.2 installed
    Kiddacs SlyK HD, vskin-HD, vskin-Bolt, vskin-RED and slyk-q skins installed - Vskin-HD set up as default.

    Installed Plugins :
    • Dream Explorer
    • EPG-Importer
    • Auto Bouquets Maker
    • IPTV Player
    • Media Player
    • Media Scanner
    • Movie Organisor
    • OpenWebif
    • Picture player
    In addition, @dsayers modifications to EPGList and UsageConfig are installed for channel numbers.

    Picons are installed on your HD once your HD is first setup and then the box is rebooted.


    A simple script of mine updates the 'Top Pick', 'In My Shows', 'You Might Like' and 'Watch now' images on the Vskins menu screen and the top picks screen on Slyk HD via crontab twice a day.


    Download the zip file and unzip it to a usb stick. So your usb stick should now contain the zgemma folder and it's contents. Browse to zgemma/h4 folder and rename noforce to force.

    Turn off your box and insert the usb stick into the rear usb port and turn the box on. The LED display will say FLSH for a few minutes before the box reboots.

    Remove the USB stick from the back of the box and insert a blank usb stick/hdd for recordings etc. I recommend nothing less than 64GB. Now press the menu button on remote and select Setup -> System -> Storage Device -> Initialisation -> YOUR USB DEVICE -> Red Button.

    Once the initialisation has completed, hold the power button on remote until a menu appears and select 'Restart Gui'.

    Once restarted, just make sure the usb stick/hdd is mounted correctly by pressing the RED button on the remote and selecting Plugins -> Mount Manager. Your USB device should be listed and should say Mount: /media/hdd

    If it does just press the exit button until you exit the menus, if it doesn't press the Green button to Setup Mounts and using the Left/Right arrows on the remote change the mount until /media/hdd is selected and press the Green button to save. Answer yes if prompted to restart the box.

    I found that the H4 requires a swapfile set up, you can do this by pressing the red button on the remote and selecting Plugins -> SwapManager. Press the Green button to create and then select the usb stick. I found setting to 256mb worked fine. Once the swap file is created, Press the red button to Activate it and then the yellow button to enable 'autostart'. Now press the exit button a few times to return to tv picture.

    Now we need to set up your NetID, if you don't know it check my NetID map at h52tc.com/netids.html and select the Town closest to you. Now press the Menu Button and select Setup -> Service Searching -> Tuner Configuration -> Tuner A

    Using the numeric keys on your remote enter your Net ID in the Network ID field. I then set Provider to Scan to Virgin Media UK (Pure) but as we're using ABM this doesn't matter.

    Press Green button to save and then repeat for Tuners B and C.

    Now press the exit button once to return to Service Searching menu and select AutoBouquetsMaker->Providers

    Now move down to Virgin (UK):Area and using the left/right arrow keys scroll through the list of Net ID's until the one you entered in tuner config above is highlighted. DO NOT change the bouquet options.
    Now press the GREEN button to save.

    Now press the Green button to run a scan.

    Once the scan has completed, press the exit button 4 times to return to TV picture and then press the green button and select EPG-Importer.

    Press the Blue button to select sources.

    Now select '(New) Rytec UK/Ireland Virgin XMLTV' to open the options and then select each of the 6 options so each box is ticked.
    Press the Green button to save.

    Now press the Yellow button to run a scan. Select yes when prompted. On the right you will see 'Importing: Rytec xxx' once the importing has finished it will show 'Last Updated' with the date.

    You can exit this plugin now and the import will continue iin the background.

    V-Skin HD is already setup with pics in menus changing daily

    V-Skin Red and V-skin Bolt are installed, just set it as your skin – menu, setup, usage and gui skin setup

    slyk1hd included, just set it as your skin – menu, setup, usage and gui skin setup

    Kiddacs sly-q with no mods included just set as your skin – menu, setup, usage and gui skin setup

    Now you need to install and set up your line, if you are using cccam or mgcamd you need to put your CCcam.cfg or newcamd.list file into the /usr/keys folder, if using oscam then the oscam.server file needs to go into /usr/keys/oscam_atv folder.

    Now restart the cam by pressing the Menu button and selecting InfoPanel -> Softcam Panel. Use the left/right keys to set the cam1 to the cam type you are using and then press the GREEN button to restart it.

    I hope that covers it, if I've missed anything please let me know.


Recent Reviews

  1. bvilko1
    Version: 2017-11-29
    Thanks for the easy to use guide all up and running.
  2. Tech01
    Version: 2017-11-22
    Easy to install and nice build, thanks.
  3. Sp4rkst4rt3r
    Version: 2017-11-03
    Easy to follow instructions, tidy build, even for a novice like me :)
  4. wayneee1234
    Version: 2017-10-02
    great setup everything is user friendly :D only 1 question, whenever my tv has been off for a long time and back on the box seems to be switched off aswell and ive to reboot the box to get a picture again.. dunno if its my end or the box or the image lol
  5. nozzabarr
    Version: 2017-10-02
    really good image thank you
  6. Ch45
    Version: 2017-10-02
    Very user friendly. Nice layout & button configuration for bouquets.
  7. Gump147
    Version: 2017-10-02
    Could do with a region setup, but other than that spot on. Thanks Grog
    1. grog68
      Author's Response
      to be honest setting the region only takes a matter of minutes and is a waste of resources having a plugin to set the region once and then never be used again