Updated Cox Contour Install Instructions for Fire TV 5.2.4.1!!

  1. If you were using my previous Cox Contour instructions, you may find that they stopped working due to a Fire TV update. Here are the new instructions for Fire TV 5.2.4.1

Contour 4.2.1.001 MOD

Chrome Mini

Dropbox setup instructions
This app requires a mouse…
check this one out if you have a usb port. http://amzn.to/2oF8xgK
And Bluetooth keyboard mouse kit for those using fire tv stick:Β http://amzn.to/2mMH33e

If you dont have a Fire TV, check it out here: http://amzn.to/2pekMky

26 Replies to “Updated Cox Contour Install Instructions for Fire TV 5.2.4.1!!”

  1. Great post!
    I got all the way to contour login. Once I finally got username and password in appropriate boxes and hit enter, I get an error from Cox server.
    “Whitelabel Error Page. There was an unexpected error (type=Unauthorized, status 401). Authentication Failed: Error validating SAML message.

    Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong?

    1. I am unsure why that is happening. Are you definitely using the Contour app I posted as well as the Chrome Mini version I uploaded? Another user had issues with using a different version of one of the files. If you are using the same, have you tried wiping data/cache for the contour app and maybe even the chrome app to make sure nothing previously entered is getting in the way? I will try my instructions again soon to see if I left anything out. Thanks! And sorry for taking a while, I get a lot of spam comments regarding viagra etc so I need to skim through the comments and see what’s important. πŸ™‚

      1. No worries, I got it working once I got my keyboard and could figure how to get my credentials correctly in there. This leads me to another question. My Fire stick works well with the app now but instead of getting a Fire TV I bought an Android box. Can the same be done for that? I’m guessing you are disabling the HDMI check the app performs and making it think it’s a tablet or phone. Can that be done for the regular android app like the Fire App?

  2. thanks for this! i think it would be better if you had a written tutorial too just because was a little long to go through. i got everything i needed from you though. thanks again!

    1. Yeah That is fair! I haven’t gotten around to making written guides yet as I have a busy full time job as well as a few kids, but thank you for workin through the steps and giving feedback! πŸ™‚ I will try to knock out written instruction one of the next couple weekends.

    1. Ken! I think per your comments on youtube you have figured it out, if anyone else is having trouble, it takes double (or triple) tapping the back button on the fire remote. kinda a pain, I will let you know if there is another solution. Thank you for the feedback!

      1. I hit the LEFT button then BACK button and the menu comes up everytime. There is also a post online describing how to fix the cutoff menus with the apk editors.

        1. Awesome I will look into updating the apk again after I get back home early next week. Thank you for the feedback!

  3. Thanks for doing this!! I’ve tried it and it works great. I always like to have the latest version though.

    I think there’s enough info provided for me to hopefully be self-sufficient in doing this for myself, but the problem I am having (maybe) is finding the correct version of the Contour apk for the Fire TV.

    Trying to get version 4.3.0.019 but any version I download can install but will not launch…even before trying to MOD. Modding it did not help either (I think I did it correctly).

    So what is your original source for the FireTV Contour apk?

    1. Disregard. The apk I got from apkpure.com works fine.

      Apparently I wasn’t changing the AndroidManifest.xml correctly. I used yours and just changed the first line which was updated in 4.3.0.019.

      There were 2 other lines added in AndroidManifest.xml in 4.3.0.019 but I left them out:

      Thanks again for this great forum!

  4. One could argue that it’s easier to use the app for Fire TV called “downloader” to download the files, instead of using Dropbox. But I guess it could be preference.

    P.S. The version posted here still works on fire OS 5.2.4.2

    1. That may be the best solution, as ES File Explorer is removing Dropbox support, as far as I know. I appreciate the feedback and will probably re-record the instructions using Fire TV downloader and showing how to sign in with Chrome, apparently it isn’t working for some. Thank you for your feedback! πŸ™‚

      1. You are a freaking genius! I put it in my x 96 box and it was easy to do. One problem it’s lagging quite a bit. Any suggestions.

        1. Thanks for the feedback! I dont actually have boxes outside of the fire tv box and an Nvidia shield and played with a MiBox for a little… πŸ™‚ Seems from reviews like the x 96 is a great box but hit or miss in the performance area sometimes? IDK though… πŸ™‚ If there is a newer contour build, I will look into it and updating the code, like they did for xfinity to open up tv browsing. but feel free to take a read into it here. πŸ™‚ https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/xfinity-tv-mod-android-box-hdmi-output-t3535881/page10

          1. Ok. So I went to load the 4.2.1 mod that you made available on me FTV. Box version 5.2.6 and it’s stuck on the on the second blue screen after Lets Get started page.. not loading up. Any suggestions? Thank you.

          2. HI! I believe you may have missed the install and run the browser part maybe?, I think that step is where it will initialize a browser to sign in.

  5. Forget. I got it. Forgot to load google. It works perfect!! So I loaded your 4.2.1 mid to ftv box and the 4.2 on x 96. Now I have eliminated the signal strength being questionable via WiFi. Now to go and test my lagging x 96, Thanks again!!

      1. Thanks. One thing for sure, the Firetv box runs flawlessly , the the x96 android box lags after hooking both up exactly the same way. Would you suspect the box or the contour app? Thanks

        1. Yeah, my guess is that the box is a little slower, do you have a 2gb one? how does the processor benchmark? If you have an old (2014 or so?) android phone to try this on, I would bet you would get similar performance. I didnt write the contour app, just rewrote 3 lines of code or so to open up the TV services on it. Lol. πŸ™‚

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