Exciting news today as we get something quite un-expected. Developer mode is now available as part of new firmwares for select Tizen TVs. This enables developers to test their apps directly on a Smart TV. In order to get this functionality, you need to be on the latest firmwares as listed below:

Available Firmware List (2015/Sep/24)

 

  • T-HKMAKUC-1402.0 ( TV model name : UNXXJUXXXX )
  • T-HKPDEUC-1401.0 ( TV model name : UEXXJSXXXX )
  • T-HKMDEUC-1401.0 ( TV model name : UEXXJUXXXX )
  • T-HKPUABC-1401.0 ( TV model name : UAXXJSXXXX )
  • T-HKMFUABC-1401.0 ( TV model name : UAXXJXXXX )

Not supported yet (2015/Sep/24)

  • T-HKPAKUC ( TV model name : UNXXJSXXXX )
  • T-HKMFDEUC ( TV model name : UEXXJXXXX )
  • T-HKMUABC ( TV model name : UAXXJUXXXX )

(Updated) Unfortunately, the expected firmware update has been delayed.

Please refer to below table, to find out the expected firmware version and schedule.

 

FW Cancelled
FW Version
Expected
FW Version
Expected
OTN Plan
HKPAKUC 1402 1403 ~2015/Oct/15
HKMAKUC 1402 ~2015/Oct/09
HKMFAKUC 1402 ~2015/Oct/14
HKPDEUC 1401.3 1411 ~2015/Oct/15
HKMDEUC 1401.4 ~2015/Oct/09
HKMFDEUC 1401.4 ~2015/Oct/14
HKPUABC 1401.3 1402 TBD
HKMUABC 1401.1
HKMFUABC 1401.2

 

 How to check Current Firmware

In TV, MENU/123 -> Menu -> Support -> Contact Samsung

Check Software Version

 How to update firmware

Connect TV to network.

In TV, MENU/123 -> Menu -> Support -> Software Update -> Update now

 How to use developer mode

Refer to below guide

http://samsungdforum.com/TizenGuide/?FolderName=tizen3511&FileName=index.html

 Known Issue (2015/Sep/24)

  •   You can’t test an application with partner or platform privilege on TV
  • You can’t use author certificate and device profile which are issued from SamsungDForum server. (You can use only locally made certificates)
  • When you run debug as, you can’t get console log till remote inspector is launched. (You may lost logs of first 3~5 seconds from app launching.)

How to set “Developer Mode” in the TV

    1. After starting the TV, press “Smart Hub” button.

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    1. Enter the “Apps” panel.
    2. After entering “Apps” panel, enter the “Magic” sequence (buttons numbered with “1”, “2”, “3”, “4” and “5” in sequence). It will show an interface for setting “Developer Mode”.

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    1. Set “Developer Mode” to “On”, and then enter the IP address of your personal computer which will be connected to TV.

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    1. After completing all setting, reboot the TV.

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    1. You can see a screen like below, when you re-enter “Apps panel” after rebooting.
      “Developer Mode” will be marked on the top of the screen.

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How to check Current Firmware

In TV, MENU/123 -> Menu -> Support -> Contact Samsung

How to update firmware

  • Connect TV to network.
  • In TV, MENU/123 -> Menu -> Support -> Software Update -> Update now

 

Further Information about developer mode

Refer to the following guide