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004 FIRMWARE - updated

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H PLUS 004 firmware via MINIX FOTA' started by danlat1415, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. Lanzalad

    Lanzalad Member

    Thanks for the tip and i'll give it a go tomorrow..
  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    FOTA has been pulled off for a few days until we found the root cause causing the "90% status stuck".

    For those who want to use this firmware now,
    please use the USB burning tool method.

    We don't want to put you guys into any risks,
    please understand!
  3. pangster

    pangster New Member

    was just about to post to say I couldn't find any OTA updates.... looks like thats because you pulled it Ken!! LOL!
  4. Sotiris

    Sotiris New Member

    Is BBC IPlayer working or not with this update?
  5. Omaha

    Omaha Member

    The problem was with 4.6 apk with 4,5 and 4.7 apk (iPlayer) it's ok (with oo3 and now with 004).
  6. Sotiris

    Sotiris New Member

    I am in ver 002. Until now i need to download first BBC programme and then to watch it.

    Can you watch live the BBC programmes?
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2015
  7. Lanzalad

    Lanzalad Member

    Its nothing to do with the iplayer its all to do with the BBC media player and the last one that worked was the 3.0.6 and every version after this one has not worked.

    If the BBC did not force the updates then we all would not have a problem....

    Now if the media player 3.0.6 worked fine and had no problem how can they blame android and how can we push minix to fix it.

    I've even tried the re compile the 3.0.6 as the latest version and it still doen't work...
  8. Sotiris

    Sotiris New Member


    OK, Thank you for your answer.
  9. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    I've forgotten to mention that we have added 2 keys to the HDMI-CEC control:

    Yellow key - HOME
    Blue key - Menu

    That should make the CEC control better.
  10. Omaha

    Omaha Member

    Frame rate automatic switch and CEC now function almost ok with my setup (after Minix hard reset).
    HBO GO apk now works ok (but of course SD only).
    Iplayer BBC works ok ( but of course SD only).
    VidOn XBMC - it's nice add but no 3D BD iso yet for Amlogic SoC and with free version no passthrough (not even for DTS and Dolby).
    Ethernet and Wifi speeds are definitely worst after 004 update.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015
  11. Sotiris

    Sotiris New Member



    I have Neo X8H-Plus
    Build No: KOT49H.20141225
    kernel ver: 3.10.33

    I would like to upgrade to firm 004. The MD5 checksum value for firm 004 downloaded from minix forum is
    857003f9d038e3e6edc419bbccd653cf and not 440DEDE4FEFAA2445E89F6153EA2C304.
    Can i upgrade it or not?

    Thank you in advance
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015
  12. Frederick_99

    Frederick_99 Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    not with the file you have downloaded if the checksums don't match, something went wrong with your download or you have downloaded the wrong file
  13. Sotiris

    Sotiris New Member

    Where is
    OK thank you.
    I made a mistake. Now fixed.
  14. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    But we changed nothing about Wifi except enabling 2 more channels? same driver?
    how could it affect the speed?
    for ethernet, our iPerf results were in fact better.
    Anyway, we shall look into that after the holidays.

    Relieving to know HBO Go & BBC work again.
  15. Omaha

    Omaha Member

    Again your right, sorry. I read your mesage and I tried to find the problem with my setup. Last solution because I find an update for my router FW, I reset it and apply the update and now .... ethernet speed for Minix are ok (~220Mbps). But with Wifi the speed it's still limited at 75Mbps and with 003 the limit was 85Mbps.
    Ok it's not a big diference and maybe with 005 we could see 100Mbps with Wifi ( or maybe it's still my setup mistery only)
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2015
  16. Fra

    Fra New Member

    Good day,
    I've downloaded the above fw4 file Minix-Ken linked to three times,
    the file sum keeps failing to match.
    Is this download link not well?

    EDIT; never mind, just downloaded the one from the forum server which checks ok.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2015
  17. vel tins

    vel tins Member

    Can somebody upload the firmware 004 "update.zip" (NOT the complete firmware) somewhere?
    thanks in advance
  18. Rui Oliveira

    Rui Oliveira Active Member

    hi. the 004 firmware update is a full update
    check this:
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/official-004-firmware-via-minix-fota.5196/

    "It's a full update package because the firmware is based on the latest SDK (March 2015)."
    So we have to download the full rar (almost 100% certainly ):
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8H_PLUS_004FW.rar
    The OTA upgrade is the same, 500MB (more or less)...
  19. JRShield

    JRShield Member

    Still, the OTA file could be posted somewhere (this is the update.zip), but I suppose this will also have the 90% status check bug. We'll have to wait untill Minix squaches it and release the OTA update again.
  20. Rui Oliveira

    Rui Oliveira Active Member

    Yes we have to wait for a minix response to that.....
    But with the full firmware image we can install any version (firmware).
    I always donwload the full image and i do backup to all the fw versions.
    The OTA for me went well, no problems at all.
    I am in portugal and i download the file from the Forum server (for a backup), no problems also.
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8H_PLUS_004FW.rar
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015