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VikR0001
Level 7

Update Text Above Channel Poster in Side-Loaded App?

See the text, "Netflix", above the channel poster?


On my side-loaded app (not Netflix of course -- my own app), it's old text that I need to change. I've tried the following:


  • Updated the Title in the manifest

  • Updated the name of the project folder

  • Changed the App Name in Eclipse Export

  • Created a new GenKey 

  • Created a new Roku channel with the new name (even though the app is just side-loaded at this point)


...but I haven't figured out how to update that text yet. 

What is the correct procedure?

Thanks very much in advance to all for any info.
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speechles
Level 7

Re: Update Text Above Channel Poster in Side-Loaded App?

The title in the manifest. If sideload means, uploaded to your Roku through the development portal on the devices web server then yeah, it's just the manifest required to change.

If this is an SDKA app. You cannot upload new applications to the store via private channels or public. This means no new manifest to upload to change the name. RIP SDKA.

If this is an RSGA app you can modify these things and upload your new pkg.

What your IDE calls your project shouldn't matter, just the manifest.
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VikR0001
Level 7

Re: Update Text Above Channel Poster in Side-Loaded App?

If sideload means, uploaded to your Roku through the development portal on the devices web server...

Yes. I exported the app from Eclipse to my local Roku.

...then yeah, it's just the manifest required to change.


I changed it in the manifest, but the old text still shows up on my Roku. What could explain this?
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renojim
Level 8

Re: Update Text Above Channel Poster in Side-Loaded App?

I'd point the finger at Eclipse. Check the manifest that's in the zip Eclipse created and see if it reflects the changes you made. Note: I've never used Eclipse.

-JT
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VikR0001
Level 7

Re: Update Text Above Channel Poster in Side-Loaded App?

Thanks for the suggestion. I opened the zip file, and the manifest contains the correct text:


title=Security Token Academy
major_version=1
minor_version=0
build_version=0
mm_icon_focus_hd=pkg:/images/Icon_focus_hd.png
mm_icon_focus_sd=pkg:/images/icon_focus_sd.png
mm_icon_side_hd=pkg:/images/icon_side_hd.png
mm_icon_side_sd=pkg:/images/icon_focus_sd.png
splash_screen_fhd=pkg:/images/splash_fhd.png
splash_screen_hd=pkg:/images/splash_hd.png
splash_screen_sd=pkg:/images/splash_sd.png
splash_color=#ffffff
splash_min_time=1
ui_resolutions=hd

What could possibly be causing this?
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squirreltown
Level 8

Re: Update Text Above Channel Poster in Side-Loaded App?

If you are supporting other languages, then the manifest in the Locale/en_US folder needs to be changed.
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enter0
Level 7

Re: Update Text Above Channel Poster in Side-Loaded App?

Occasionally when I update the title of an app, or replace the previously sideloaded app with a new one, the title on the home screen doesn't change until I return to the home screen and launch it by actually selecting the icon with the remote (rather than using curl or an IDE plugin or what-have-you).
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VikR0001
Level 7

Re: Update Text Above Channel Poster in Side-Loaded App?

I've removed the side-loaded app entirely, re-side-loaded it, and launched it via the icon, but I'm still seeing the old text.  :?:
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BVatBBOD
Level 7

Re: Update Text Above Channel Poster in Side-Loaded App?

I really think this may be because of there being support for other languages.  Are you sure you have on other manifest file in "/locale/en_US"?  This drove me nuts till I found the manifest title entry in "/locale/en_US/manifest".
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