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Ethernet MAC Address changing after reboot or power off/on (or a bad flash??)

Discussion in '[Bugtracker] NEO X8/X8-H 002 beta 9 firmware' started by tomson, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. tomson

    tomson Member

    Hi...... Sorry for my bad English and the inconvenience.

    When I flashed to Beta 9, I selected FORCE ERASE ALL in
    USB Burning Tool - I made the update identically the picture below
    (I have NOT marked the third and the fourth option)
    [​IMG]

    Now I'm having a problem: evertime that I reboot (or turn off-on) the
    Minix, I get a new MAC Address - always different. So I can't use a fixed
    IP in my Router, cause the MAC change. (I use only Ethernet Connection)

    I did another flash (beta 9) with NORMAL ERASE, but the problem persists.

    Is there any way to get my Minix again with a fixed MAC Address for Ethernet????

    Thank for everything.....

    detail: the seventh and the eighth picutre of the post How to flash the (beta) firmware image
    (http://www.minixforum.com/attachments/7-jpg.20/ ; http://www.minixforum.com/attachments/8-jpg.21/)
    is selected FORCE ALL ERASE.
  2. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    I will look into this.

    Thanks for pointing out to the picture.
  3. tomson

    tomson Member

    Hi, Guru....... Thanks alot for your support.....
    (I'm from Brasil and I dont speak English very well, sorry)

    Using Google I found this "threads" (links below)

    http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.ph...ss-in-tronsmart-vega-s89-series/#.U5plo9ySzFg
    http://www.freaktab.com/showthread....using-ethernet&p=191013&viewfull=1#post191013
    http://www.freaktab.com/showthread....lease-Solution&p=191442&viewfull=1#post191442

    Could I use them to solve my problem without damage the MINIX (specifically the first link), or wait another solution from you??
  4. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    The option "false erase all" was wrong,
    should choose "normal erase" instead, we reminded many times.
  5. tomson

    tomson Member

    Ken, please, give a support to solve my problem!!!!!
    The links in my post number 3 will solve my problem, or I will brick my Minix??????
  6. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    He gave a solutulion.. Normal erase as option.. Here i have never a changing mac adress.
  7. tomson

    tomson Member

    I read the "solution" of Ken. Actually is not the solution to my problem... He just explaining how I should have done, since I made a wrong Flash process.......

    What I would like to know if it is possible fix this problem of the bad Flash (MAC changing every restart)..... Sorry, I dont want to annoy you, but I would be grateful for some help.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014
  8. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    I'll private message you, please check.
  9. gcampi

    gcampi New Member

    Hi, I have a NEO 8x-h plus off which the mac addresses were errased after a flash fw beta 9
    I would like to restore the wifi en lan en BT mac addresses , is there any tool for that?
    My TV box starts normal , but cannot connect to the internet.

    Many Thanks.
  10. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    you should update to official 003 firmware. make sure you update the firmware for the correct product, wrong firmware will result in loss of WiFi and Bluetooth.
  11. gcampi

    gcampi New Member

    But without wifi or internet on the minix I cannot update it.
    I tried to download the fw003 but all end up corrupt.Is there anyother way to get the correct one or through you?

    greetz
  12. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    use bitcomet to download, dude.
  13. adi_tca

    adi_tca Trusted Helper Trusted Helper

    In order to upgrade to FW 003 you will have to go through FW 002 first (I understand you are still with FW 002 Beta 9). Upgrade to FW 002 can be done only via downloading the FW on a USB stick or via burning tool. After upgrading to FW 002, you can upgrade to FW 003 via FOTA.

    So you will have 3-4 steps: beta 9 ->002A (13122014)->002A FOTA (24122014) ->003 FOTA

    All upgrade details are here: http://minixforum.com/threads/official-003-firmware-via-minix-fota.4050/

    Prerequisite for receiving this update:
    1.) Updated to firmware 002A we released before:
    http://minixforum.com/threads/official-002a-firmware.2413/
    2.) Update to "20141224" firmware from 002A via MINIX FOTA
    3.) No rooting has been done
    4.) Check for update using this app: System Update
  14. Frederick_99

    Frederick_99 Well-Known Member


    can you not just upgrade straight to fw003 by using the usb flash burning tool and the 003 firmware ?

    there is a link in the link you provided from Ken for the full system image and windows usb burning tool.
  15. adi_tca

    adi_tca Trusted Helper Trusted Helper

    never tested it, but if the full FW 003 & flash tool is there, then it should work by flashing it directly. I thought initially he was talking about only the FW 003 update from yesterday, which is not the full FW.