Philips 10BDL4551T - Manual Setup

1. Access Main Menu using Hardware Buttons

The panel is set up by default in "Kiosking mode". This means that it is locked to one app. Whenever you need to access the device settings, you need to press two of the hardware buttons simultaneously.

To access the Main Menu at any time, press buttons 1 and 3 together

Once you've pressed the two buttons, you need to enter a PIN to unlock the device.

The default PIN is 1234.

Note:This guide assumes that you have a new or factory reset device. You can perform a factory reset by going to Settings > Signage display > System tools > Factory reset.

2. Setup Wizard

  1. After a factory reset, on the Welcome screen, select your language and press Start.
  2. On the Security Setting screen, only enable SICP Network Port.
  3. The SICP port is used to change change system settings, and among other things, the color of the LEDs on the side

  4. On the Signage Display Settings screen, tap on Manual Setup.
  5. Enter a Signage Display Name then tap on Next.
  6. On the Network Setting page select either WiFi or Ethernet.
  7. On the Clone Media Files into Internal tap Skip and then tap Complete.
  8. The Philips CMND & Deploy app will start and will ask you to accept the terms thereof.

3. Change Default Keyboard

The device uses the Kika 3rd party keyboard by default. While there is no evidence of the keyboard being compromised, we feel that there is no reason to risk using a 3rd party keyboard, especially when entering login credentials.

  1. On the Main Menu screen tap on Settings > System > Languages & input > Virtual keyboard.
  2. Tap on + Manage keyboards.
  3. Enable Android Keyboard (AOSP).
  4. Disable Kika Keyboard.

4. (optional) Install a newer version of Chromium

The version of Chromium on the factory version of the tablet is slightly older. A bug exists on this version of Chromium that causes a crash the first time you tap on an input field. To prevent this, you can install a newer version from the Google repository: Chromium APK (build 949994)

  1. Click on the file to download it.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file and copy ChromePublic.apk to a flash disk or SD card.
  3. Insert the flash disk or SD card into the tablet.
  4. Access the main menu using the hardware buttons, then tap on Storage.
  5. Browse to the location of ChromePublic.apk, tap on it to open it, and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

5. Install Fishbowl

The Philips 10BDL4551T does not have the Play Store installed. Instead, you can download the Fishbowl from our repository, and install the APK.

  1. On the Main Menu screen tap on Chromium.
  2. In the address bar, type in
  3. When prompted tap on Allow to allow Chromium to download the file.
  4. Tap on Download.
  5. In the bottom bar, tap on Open.
  6. When prompted tap on Settings.
  7. On the Install unknown apps screen, toggle it to Allow from this source.
  8. When asked to install Fishbowl, tap on Install then tap on Open once it has been installed.

6. Set Fishbowl as the default app

  1. On the Main Menu screen tap on Settings > Signage Display > Source settings > Custom app.
  2. Tap on Select app.
  3. Tap on Fishbowl then tap on Save.
  4. Tap the back arrow top left until you are back at the Settings screen.
  5. Tap on Signage Display > General settings > Boot on source.
  6. Tap on Input and select Custom app.
  7. Tap the back arrow in the top left corner until you are back at the Settings screen.

7. Change time zone and time format

  1. On the Settings screen tap on System.
  2. Tap on Date & time.
  3. Tap on Select time zone, and select the correct time zone.
  4. Enable Use 24-hour format if you prefer this.
  5. Tap the back arrow in the top left corner until you are back at the Settings screen.

8. (optional) Change Brightness

  1. On the Settings screen tap on Display.
  2. Tap on Brightness level and choose the desired brightness. In most cases this would be set to 100%.