Originally Posted by prtbrown
I just got the tvpad yesterday
i want to install the cantonese apps but even after reading the forum and faqs i can't get it to work.
i have tried both putting the pkg files on a FAT32 usb and microsd. The usb and microsd icons will show up fine in the bottom right hand corner but i just can't find where to get tvpad to install the apps. If i go to the app manager it always only downloads apps from the net.
what am i doing wrong?
I bought the tvpad m121s and could not find tvb on the download section in the app manager.
After a bit of searching I finally got tvb to work. It was because 粵海寬頻 (Yue Hai Cantonese TV), 港粤快看(Cantonese Quick Look) and HiTV were not available to download from on the app manager over the net. These apps contain TVB and other Cantonese channels.
You can still get them if you download the apps from tvpadzone http://tvpadzone.com/english/download/apps300.html
Simply download connect the MicroSD to your pc and extract the contents of the rar to the root of the MicroSD. Put the SD card back in then go to other(far right tab) in the app manager and install the apps from the sd card.
I didn't try with FAT32 as the tvpad formatted the sd card in EXT3 format.
1) I recommend turning off the TVPAD when inserting and removing the MicroSD card.
2) I had to use ext2fsd (http://www.ext2fsd.com/?page_id=16
) to get the files onto the sd card because I have windows xp.
I will also try formatting the sd card to FAT32 and trying again to see if it works as EXT3 format is a little tricky to use on windows. But tvpad themselves recommend to format it to EXT3 because some apps use it for buffering.