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Before proceeding to upgrade to 002 firmware... PLEASE READ THIS!

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H PLUS 002 firmware' started by MINIX - Ken, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all NEO X8-H PLUS users,

    As promised, we are releasing the 002 firmware for NEO X8-H PLUS today.
    Before proceeding, please check your firmware version first:
    Open "SettingsMbox" -> Other -> Build number




    If your firmware is dated before 20141122, you are required to update using the full system image file (wipe data) - Full system image & tool:
    Download from MINIX server: http://minix.com.hk/firmware/X8H_PLUS_fw002.rar
    Download from Forum server: http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8H_PLUS_fw002.rar
    MD5 checksum: 6436743404B60C537DB757F4047C8744
    File size: 448, 705, 300 bytes

    How to flash:
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/how-to-flash-the-beta-firmware-image.116/
    donotoverwritekey.jpg
    Never check this option! And do not proceed if it's checked!



    And if your firmware version is dated on 20141122 or after,
    you may apply the 002 firmware update by either flashing the full image (wipe data, recommended) or the USB zip package (keep data);
    Full system image & tool:
    Download from MINIX server: http://minix.com.hk/firmware/X8H_PLUS_fw002.rar
    Download from Forum server: http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8H_PLUS_fw002.rar
    MD5 checksum: 6436743404B60C537DB757F4047C8744
    File size: 448, 705, 300 bytes
    How to flash:
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/how-to-flash-the-beta-firmware-image.116/

    USB .zip update package:
    Download from MINIX server: http://minix.com.hk/firmware/X8H-PLUS-FOTA-20141225.rar
    Download from Forum server: http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8H-PLUS-FOTA-20141225.rar
    [Reminder again: Required firmware version 20141122 or after]
    MD5 checksum: C3B3EAFD8837A9D6B199CEDEEB41772B
    File size: 467,586,273 bytes


    Update procedures:
    1.) Unrar the above package and you will get two files: a .zip update package file, plus an aml parameters file;
    2.) Copy both files to the ROOT directory of a FAT32 formatted USB stick;
    3.) Go to SETTINGS:
    4.) Then go to "Other", choose "System Update"
    5.) OR, launch the UPDATE&BACKUP app directly:
    6.) Press "Select"
    5.) Choose the "X8H_PLUS_OTA_20141225.zip" package from the ROOT directory of your USB drive, please be reminded that BOTH the "X8H_PLUS_OTA_20141225.zip" & "factory_update_param.aml" files must be stored in the ROOT directory of your USB drive before proceeding:
    6.) Choose "Update":
    7.) Confirm "Update", DO NOT UNPLUG THE POWER OR THE USB DRIVE during the whole process:
    8.) System will reboot itself and continue the rests of the process, it shall take less than 5 minutes and once update is complete it shall boot into the system again.



    BIG WARNING:
    If you flash using the USB burning tool, please make sure you would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER select the "Overwrite key" option or the HDCP key would be gone forever and your machine would be bricked!! It must NOT be checked!
    donotoverwritekey.jpg
    Never check this option! And do not proceed if it's checked!


    If you're not sure about what to do, please feel free to ask us. Don't hasitate!
    Don't proceed if you're uncertain about what you're going to do, thanks.
    After this update there will be no more flashing since the new FOTA service has been integrated to this 002 firmware.
    Sorry for the troubles, but this will be your last flashing, hopefully.


    Merry Christmas to you all!

    Regards,

    Team MINIX.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 29, 2014
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  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Official 002 firmware is released mainly because of the following reason:

    Our original, dedicated OTA update server for Amlogic-based products is under severe DDOS attack,
    to encounter that we have deployed a new "FOTA" service contracted with ADPUS with Amazon mirror servers worldwide:
    http://mg.adups.cn/adups/cooperate_en.html
    All future OTA updates will be delivered through this new ADPUS FOTA service and will be of differential packages (smaller files, faster updating).
    [​IMG]



    MINIX NEO X8-H Plus official 002 firmware change log (from stock firmware):
    Release date: 25/12/2014

    New ADPUS FOTA update software deployed
    Ethernet throughput increases from ~400Mbps -> ~900Mbps
    Increased eMMC read/write performance
    Unlocked WiFi Channel 13
    MINIX METRO launcher updated
    Added "HDMI & SPDIF passthrough" option
    Fixed Vietnam TV streaming app problem
    Fixed Sopcast V1.1.0 no video issue
    Added Logitech Harmony remote support
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  3. Strix

    Strix Member

    Is there any other server to download from? speed is 10.5 kb/sec
    Any mirror??

    Download stops at 90mb and donĀ“t finished.
    Tried like 5 times.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2014
  4. Christof Verbraeken

    Christof Verbraeken New Member

    Try to install a download manager . Mine is still busy the last 5 hours. A few hours left and then try this new update :)
  5. slekkas

    slekkas New Member

    So as I understand in order for my harmony to work I have to set it up as X5?
  6. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    Thanks Ken, any chance this includes English - Australian dictionary? ;)
  7. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Added forum server download links, you can chooce from where to download.
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  8. djmelgo

    djmelgo New Member

    Yes...


    Enviado desde mi iPhone utilizando Tapatalk
  9. Koala Bombato

    Koala Bombato New Member

    Anybody with ethernet problems after the upgrade?
  10. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    It appears the MAC address is changing
  11. djneo

    djneo New Member

    Hi,

    I tried 4 times, I tried different USB ports, and I keep getting the same error meson failed. I saw on another post that using a different USB port works, but seems that is not the case.

    I checked the file I downloaded:
    Clipboard01.jpg
    I connected the device as the instructions said and selected the options as described in the instruntions and I got the Connect success message and loaded the image aml_upgrade_package_20141225:
    Clipboard02.jpg

    And after I click on Start I get the error meson failed. Lucky me that I can still use the device:
    Clipboard03.jpg

    Additional information:
    Device Owned:
    NEO-X8H-PLUS (Stock, not rooted)
    Build Number: KOT49H.20141114 release-keys
    OS: Windows 7 Pro
    USB burning tool 2.0.1

    Log file Attached:

    Attached Files:

  12. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    @djneo You need to update the burning tool to the one included in the package 2.0.4
  13. djneo

    djneo New Member

    Thanks Gh0st! That solved my issue. We should delete/update the instructions in http://www.minixforum.com/threads/how-to-flash-the-beta-firmware-image.116/ since it says:

    3.) Install the Windows USB flash tool, downloading from:
    http://minix.com.hk/downfile/USB_Burning_Tool_v2.0.1_x86.rar , choose "Install anyway" when system prompts for driver installation, then open the application, and choose English (picture 1 & 2);

    Maybe somebody else could have this same issue due to this misunderstanding.
  14. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Your burning tool is outdated.
    Please update it first.
  15. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    I'm updating the tool to 2.0.4.3 without the capability to select the "Overwrite key" option,
    so everybody would be safe.
    Please wait a moment, I'm re-uploading the image package now. :)
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  16. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    I can confirm the Ethernet MAC address definitely changes after every reboot
  17. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    OK, noted.
  18. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    @Koala Bombato @Gh0st

    Don't worry, I've flashed it back to stock firmware and the MAC address is still there.
    It should be a very minor software bug which we could fix via FOTA.
    No worries, the MAC address can't be re-written by an upgrade.
  19. Scott4646

    Scott4646 Member

    Is there any way to update and keep your settings like the X8H update?

    Thanks.
  20. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    You could if your firmware version is dated 20141122 or after.
    Using the zip update method will keep the data.
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