Full Update on OS 4.4 TV Boxes

Below are written instructions for updating your tv box. These instructions are the most up to date with all the latest information and are applicable to most tv boxes. We recommend you use these instructions but if you prefer a video tutorial, click here.


First: Clear The File Browser

It’s a good idea to start by clearing the File Browser. Every time something new is downloaded onto your tv box, it gets filed away in the File Browser. Clearing the File Browser will prevent confusion should you have past files downloaded.
Not all tv boxes have a File Browser, if yours doesn’t, you don’t need to do this. 

How to clear the File Browser video link here.

Second: Uninstall Old Apps

For reference, the Kodi icon will look similar to this. The Ebox4.4 icon looks like this.

OS 4.4 boxes cannot run Kodi 17 using Kodi. We are using MyGica Media Centre, a program that allows OS 4.4 boxes to run Kodi 17. We were previously using Ebox4.4 for this, however, Ebox4.4 is now outdated.

1. Start on the main opening screen of your tv box. Scroll over to Settings.
Note: On some boxes, you may need to then go to Advanced or Other or More Settings.
Some boxes may have a picture of a gear or screwdriver instead of the word Settings.

2. Scroll to Apps. Click it.

3. If your tv box has either Kodi or Ebox4.4, scroll to it and click it.

4. Click Uninstall. Click OK and OK if prompted.

Note: Below is a list of all apps that need to be uninstalled. You may not have all apps listed below on your tv box.
Uninstall the ones listed below that you do have.
ONLY uninstall the apps listed below.

5. Scroll to FreeFlix. Click it. Arrow to Uninstall and click it.

6. Scroll to MX Player. Click it. Arrow to Uninstall and click it.

7. Repeat Uninstalling for any of the apps below that are on your tv box. 

Morpheus 

Tea TV

T Player

Terrarium 

Yes Player

Titanium

Now you’ve uninstalled all old apps. Click Escape or the back button until you return to the main opening screen. 

Third: Install New Apps

1. On your tv box, open Chrome.   You may find Chrome on the main screen of your tv box, if not, look under Apps/MyApps.
Don’t use the factory Browser, it may not let you download the files.

Don’t have Chrome? Instructions to download it are here.

2. In Chrome, type in www.homearcadeinabox.com. Click on the Download Page tab.

3. Scroll down and click on MyGica Kodi 17 for 4.4.

NOTE: If you see the message “Chrome needs storage access to download files”, follow these steps:

  • Click Update Permissions or Continue
  • Click Allow
  • Close the internet browser window, this updates the permission
  • Now open the internet browser window again and repeat Step 3

4. Allow any permissions, some boxes ask, some don’t.
Watch for the message at the bottom of the screen that says “Downloading” or “Download Started”.
It will flash on and off quickly so watch for it to confirm the download has started.

Once you have seen Download Started message for MyGica Kodi 17 for 4.4, you can go to the next step.

5. Go back to the Download window and click on Home Arcade Wizard.
Allow any permissions.
Watch for the message at the bottom of the screen that says Downloading or Download Started or Download Completed.
Once you have seen Download Started message, you can go to the next step.

6. Go back to the Download window and click on MX Player.
Allow any permissions.
Watch for the message at the bottom of the screen that says Downloading or Download Started or Download Completed.
Once you have seen Download Started message, you can go to the next step.

7. Go back to the Download window and click on FreeFlix.
Allow any permissions.
Watch for the message at the bottom of the screen that says Downloading or Download Started or Download Completed.
Once you have seen Download Started message, you can go to the next step.

8. Go back to the Download window and click on Titanium.
Allow any permissions.
Watch for the message at the bottom of the screen that says Downloading or Download Started or Download Completed.
Once you have seen Download Started message, you can go to the next step.

Downloading done! Now to Install:

1. Press the home key to get back to the main screen.

2. Click Apps/My Apps. 

3. Click App Installer.
Note: If your tv box says APK Installer, click it and then click
here for instructions specific to your box.

4. Click on Local Disk.
You should see your files there. (Home Arcade Wizard won’t appear here) If you do, continue to Step 5.
Don’t see any files in Local Disk? Read below:

a. Exit App Installer and scroll to File Browser
b. Click on Local Disk
c. Scroll to and click on Download
d. You should see your downloaded files there. If not, go back to the Download page of the website and click on any download that didn’t come in and give it more time to come in. Watch for the message to say the download has started. After giving it more time to come in, return to Step 3.
e. Continue following Step 5 and so on.

5. Click on MyGica Media Centre. Click Install. When it’s done, click Done.

6. Click on MX Player. Click Install. When it’s done, click Open. Allow permissions if asked. Click Escape or back button.

7. Click FreeFlix. Click Install. When it’s done, click Open. Allow permissions if asked. Click Escape or back button.

8. Click Titanium. Click Install. When it’s done, click Open. Allow permissions if asked. Choose MX Player when prompted to choose Default Player.

Note: If you didn’t get the prompt, go to the three lines in the top left corner and click it. Go down to the bottom and click Settings. Arrow down to Choose Default Video Player, click it. Choose MX Player from the list. 

9. Now you can exit back out to the main screen.

Finally: Install MyGica Media Centre

1. Scroll over to MyGica Media Centre. If you don’t see it on the main screen, click Apps/My Apps. It’s in there.

If your tv box has a “+”, you have a shortcut bar. To add any apps you like to the shortcuts, click the “+” then click the app you want to add, like Kodi. See the green checkmark that’s appeared? That shows you have selected that app. If you want to remove an app, click its icon to remove the green checkmark. When you’re done, click Escape or back and the added apps will appear in the shortcut menu. 

Note: At some point, a pop up saying “Version Check: Using 17.0 stable while 17.6 stable is available” may appear. Click OK to dismiss.

2. Click the MyGica icon.

3. Click the gear wheel found in the top left-hand corner.

4. Click System Settings found in the middle on the right-hand side.

5. Scroll down to Add-ons. Arrow over to Show notifications. Click OK to turn the toggle to on.

6. Arrow down to Unknown Sources. Click OK to turn the toggle to on.

7. Choose Yes for the pop-up window.

8. Press Escape or back twice.

9. Scroll down to Add-ons. Click it.

10. Arrow up to the open box icon on the top left (first icon). Click OK.

11. Scroll down to Install from Zip File. Click OK.

12. Scroll down to External Storage. Click OK.

13. Scroll down to Download. Click OK.

14. Scroll down to plugin.program.homearcadewizard.zip. Click OK.

15. Wait a few moments for a pop-up menu to appear.

16. Scroll to Keep My Trakt and click OK to fill in the circle.

17. Scroll to Keep My Real Debrid and click OK to fill in the circle.

18. Scroll to Keep My Favourites and click OK to fill in the circle.

19. Scroll to Continue and click it. 

20. A pop up will appear. Click Build Menu.

21. Scroll down to Home Arcade In A Box: Fresh Install. Click it.

22. Click Continue.

Should the update wizard time out and get stuck on a generic blue screen with white words, use the directions in this video to restart it.

23. When the update wizard is done, click Force Close. And you’re done!