Wow. This firmware is a gigantic pile of fail. There have been numerous suggestions in this thread (and others on the net) which recommend fixes that are hacky at best. At worst, they are inexcusable when they have lingered for over a year without a firmware update that fixes them.
After tying some of the tips (no full factory reset yet, since I don't want to have to reupdate the firmware for 20 hours), I still do not have any working smarthub apps. They open, but they do not function. The closest is the TED app. I can select videos, but they never get past the first frame.
I'll give it a few days to see if the apps update. If not, I will unplug the network cable and ignore it. Between the Tivo and the Mac Mini underneath I have all the resources I need.
Followup: My TV seemed to have reverted to the 14xx firmware again. Update would not work. I finally ditched the wired network and switched to my guest wifi. Then I got a successful update to 1500 in about 15 minutes time. The SmartHub apps started working too. Since my home network performs flawlessly for everthing else, the only theories I can come up with are
Both ideas are really grasping at straws. I have little patience for debugging this further (that is, moving back to wired to see performance). At this point I am sticking with my isolated guest wifi because I don't trust this thing on my home network.
Has there been any updates on zek-3500 issues with the update loop and Netflix and Amazon not working
I have un55hu9000
I cannot use this one connect evolution upgrade do to these issues please let us know if they are fixing the problem and also what is the latest firmware it is to have current 1440.4 i be leave is on the evolution box
I have exactly the same problem on my UN55JS700DF XZA Smart TV and the workarounds mentioned here didn't help.
After I reset Smart Hub, I cannot install YouTube app back as the TV says: "Smart hub is being updated. Please try again later."
The funny thing is that resetting Smart Hub is a recommended workaround to fix this problem: https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/tv/page/1/thread-id/43024
I was a loyal Samsung customer for so many years but now I must say that I will never ever by anything with label "Samsung" on it.