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Android 5.1 Support for NEO X8-H Plus

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H Plus' started by Maneesh, Jan 2, 2017.

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  1. MrBig

    MrBig Active Member

    What was mentioned above. Right now The NEO X8 PLUS is a door stop, since MINIX has possibly abandonded it.
    I use many including exodus, specto fork, etc. All streams fail in Exodus, no internet issues, commercial 100mbps up and down. And KODI 17 and all add ons work perfect on same network using windows 10 laptop.
  2. mark2

    mark2 Active Member

  3. GrahamD

    GrahamD New Member

    I tried a search in exodus and got 497 streams using kodi 16.1 on my x8h-plus. Then I downloaded xbmc for mini 16.3 and repeated the same search and got exactly the same result. Exodus is unusual as my daughter will phone me from England to ask is exodus down as there are no streams and I run the same search 5 mins later in Spain and get loads of streams.
  4. dryster

    dryster Active Member

    It's not an exact science, but what I have just found after installing "the mighty" Kodi 17.1 on my NUC, and running the same search for that particular survivor episode 34x05 on exodus is that it yielded the same 4 HD sources and a total of 512 sources, ok, a couple of days have gone by, so I jumped back onto my MINIX NEO X8-H Plus and repeated the same search :

    TV Show Survivor, season 34, episode 34x05

    XBMC for Minix 16.3 - 5 HD available : 500 Total sources
    FTMC build 25 - 9 HD available : 517 Total sources
    SPMC 16.4.2 - 5 HD available : 500 Total sources

    So on that unscientific study, not much difference between any of them, but FTMC does pull more sources in for sure.
  5. GrahamD

    GrahamD New Member

    That just shows how versatile this x8-h plus is , 500 streams is enough how many times do we need to watch it. I am still happy with my minix and will buy a u9 when this gives up.
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  6. dryster

    dryster Active Member

    I use Kodi for TV catchup, so I can't say how the likes of Exodus performs on illegal content, new movies etc, perhaps that is what all the fuss is about with 17.1 but for us here, the X8-H Plus works fine and gets us what we want, sure it will be nice to upgrade, but no need yet, I'll keep that excitement for another day on the ranch. (I have a generic S905 box on my upstairs TV, perhaps I should see how that performs with 17.1)
  7. GrahamD

    GrahamD New Member

    Sometimes these generic boxes are good for a short time but with no support can be a false economy. The x8-h plus is the best box I have owned.
  8. dryster

    dryster Active Member

    Oh I hear you @GrahamD and I'm under no illusion, that's why the S905 is on a games TV, running ROMs and very little else.

    I installed Kodi 17.1 and Exodus and did the same search TV Show Survivor, season 34, episode 34x05

    11 HD sources, 117 Total Sources.

    First HD source worked. 720p

    So, as I don't usually go for HD sources, Krypton actually does worse on total sources than SPMC, MINIX-XBMC or FTMC

    BUT - the s905 box is upstairs, Wifi and a bit distant from the router, so it could be a time-out thing when it comes to total sources.
  9. Lrddread

    Lrddread New Member

    Problem is that all sources will eventually not work in kodi 16.1 once all the addons update there code to use python and ssl that is not in 16.1 so you will need kodi 17 or for now even ftmc like others have posted
  10. ictghost

    ictghost New Member

    I posted this under the "KODI 17.1" thread, but thought I'd post it here to:

    I just want to thank everyone that mentioned FTMC! I only check this forum every few weeks and after seeing this I installed FTMC on both of my X8-H Plus boxes. Now, for the first time in a few months, ALL of my add-ons update properly. As long as this keeps working this way (correctly) I'm happy and don't have to think about updating my OS or replacing those boxes. WooHoo!!!
  11. Maneesh

    Maneesh New Member

    Hi Ken,

    Is there any further update on getting Kodi 17 onX8H-PLUS.. We are nearing the end of April
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  12. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator

    But it's not the end !o_O
  13. scubascuba3

    scubascuba3 Member

    No, but there's no harm in asking, Minix should know when.
  14. Menorca Man

    Menorca Man Active Member Trusted Helper

    Perhaps the most worrying thing for the vast majority of users of Android KitKat 4.4.x is the inability of Kodi 16.x and Minix-XBMC 16.3 to communicate with websites using the https protocol. This will increasingly become a problem as more and more on-line streaming sources begin to utilize https links.

    @MINIX - Ken, if you're reading this, would it be possible to update Minix-XBMC to incorporate similar code to that used by Freaktabs in their https compliant version of FTMC ?? I believe this would satisfy many Minix users without the need to flash a crippled version of Android Lollipop (no audio pass-through) along with a fresh install of Kodi 17.x. It's just a thought. ;)
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  15. gsaronni

    gsaronni New Member


    I am using a Marantz AV receiver connected to my Minix, what problems should I have if loosing the passthrough audio that now I use?
  16. Frederick_99

    Frederick_99 Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    simple......why don't you just configure your set up without passthrough to find out ?
  17. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator


    Not sure which one will come first !
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  18. Menorca Man

    Menorca Man Active Member Trusted Helper

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  19. Ernegeo

    Ernegeo New Member


    Hi from Argentina, im new here. I wonder the same, my box works great, but an upgragade to lolipop would be welcome ;)
  20. scubascuba3

    scubascuba3 Member

    I'm not sure why Minix keep such a low profile on their forum
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