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Beta Release 006 beta firmware

Discussion in 'Beta Firmwares' started by MINIX - Ken, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. givecredit

    givecredit Member Beta Tester

    Another observation from rc006:
    Default Launcher3 is a 4:3 launcher not 16:9. Looks like its set up for mobile. The apps are just filling 4:3 not the full 16:9 screen. The result being you can only have 6 apps in a row. Not 8 apps that fill 16:9 (widescreen) screen. So the result being that each page holds 10 less apps .

    Attached Files:

  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    More details, please?
  3. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Not every app could utilize the switching, e.g. Netflix & YouTube cannot, maybe there are others too.

    Please report in this post, following the format as described:
    http://minixforum.com/threads/improving-app-compatibility-campaign.10458/

    Thank you.
  4. Zdenda85

    Zdenda85 Member

    It would please to release 006 to arrange a repair ?
  5. SolidSouf

    SolidSouf New Member

    When will the fw 006 be released? And does anyone know if ps4 controller are compatible. Am dying over here to use it as an allround retro console!
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  6. Zdenda85

    Zdenda85 Member

    I have a problem on 006 fw rc. I have several purchased apps and rear Minix not see and yet on the tablet, mobile and another table where I have no problem. I would advise anyone how to solve it?

    //Resolved: Reinstall a Google Account to understand how it could damage itself. Anyway it work again
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016
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  7. TonyL

    TonyL Member

    Can anyone talk me through a backing up and restoring apps and setting procedure after full image update on the U1?

    Would like to try RC but not keen on redoing everything by hand. :rolleyes: I see there is a backup app, but not sure it's what I am thinking it is? Is that what I'm looking for to use? Is it reliable?

    TIA
  8. newbie99

    newbie99 Moderator Moderator

    You can use ES file explorer to backup all your apps (but I don't think it will be able to backup the settings at these apps) http://www.nairaland.com/1534957/how-backup-android-apps-apk ( http://www.howtogeek.com/221582/19-things-you-didnt-know-androids-es-file-explorer-can-do/ )
    and to backup your XBMC/KODI settings you should use http://kodi.wiki/view/Backup#Backup_add-on (or copy these folder http://www.minixforum.com/threads/backup-minix-x8h-plus-and-restore-on-another-box.7146/#post-64550 ) ...
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  9. TonyL

    TonyL Member

    Have you tried any of these yourself, newbie?

    Thanks anyway, I'll check it out.

    Cheers
  10. DutchDiversion

    DutchDiversion Active Member

    The Kodi back up/restore works fine.
  11. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

    I use the App backup feature all the time! (ES File Explorer)
    It makes going back an App version very easy after you update an app and find it doesn't work anymore!
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016
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  12. TonyL

    TonyL Member

    Do you mean the minix backup app? I forget what's it's called now, exactly...
  13. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

    Sorry, should have said, "I use ES File Explorer App backup feature all the time!" :)

    Re: @newbie99's post...
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  14. givecredit

    givecredit Member Beta Tester

    Just want to say a big thanks to Ken for getting the sky apps working. He has tested the new firmware 006 with one of the sky apps and all is good. Thanks very much Ken and Minix for your great support.
  15. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

    Do I recall you saying that All 4 worked with FW006 Beta?
    Now I updated to FW006 All 4 is broken!
    See here...
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/bugtracker-for-neo-u1-fw006.12209/#post-95469
  16. givecredit

    givecredit Member Beta Tester

  17. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    We can fix that All 4 problem by force adding the "component", but that means one more OTA update is needed.
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  18. DutchDiversion

    DutchDiversion Active Member

    But this would lead to OTA because an app is not working as it should, or am I missing something. To my understanding, the app maker needs to fix this issue, not you...
  19. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    No problem, it's OK that we do it.
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  20. givecredit

    givecredit Member Beta Tester