ADT-1 Android TV Box Gets Android 5.0 Update Via OTA/Sideload

October 19, 2014 - Written By Jeremiah Nelson

Google’s early developer box for Android TV, the ADT-1, is currently slated to receive an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. In fact, a select few boxes have already received the update over-the-air. In true Google fashion, the update is staggered and is taking a long time to get pushed out to everyone. There aren’t a lot of the ADT-1 Android TV boxes in the wild, but those of you that have them want the update sooner rather than later. That’s ok, though. You can download the update from Google and then sideload it yourself. It’s a big update and there are a lot of changes.

The ADT-1 Android 5.0 Lollipop update fixes the overheating issue that has been plaguing the box since it first came out. This thing used to run so hot that you thought it was going to burn your hand when you picked it up. This is the biggest bug fix and would be enough of an update by itself. Google Play Games has had its player information removed from the upper left side of the screen. Player info has been moved to its own card. The Settings section has had a few slight changes to the icons and tiles, just cleaning things up a little bit. The Display settings section is just gone after the update. This removes the option for overscan calibration. The Daydream options have been moved to their own settings section as well.

The Security section is now called Security & Restrictions and now has a Restricted Profile toggle. The home screen has been updated with cards that have rounded off corners, and the Notifications icon is also gone. The Play Store has been updated with smaller cards and a setting to control the maturity level for apps and games, movies got a slight visual tweak to its cards as well. Android Police broke all this down in detail and has step-by-step instructions to install the update yourself, if that’s what you’re looking to do. You can wait on Google to push it out to you if you want, but you don’t have to. Hit the source link below and let us know what you think in the comments.