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Custom ROM HardwareGuru 5.0 Malipatch/HLS/DRM for X7

Discussion in 'NEO X7 Custom ROMs, Kernels & Discussion' started by HardwareGuru, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    HardwareGuru Malipatch 5.0 with full HLS support

    - Improved gpu performance (not OC).
    - raised lower CPU clock.
    - Improved ram ( @ 720mhz )
    - 1080p kernel (Custom kernel)
    - True 1080p ( no overlay )
    - Malipatch included
    - DRM root detection disabled

    - Full HLS streaming support

    Known bugs:
    - none yet

    That was the less important .. now the important things..
    What does it do?

    LIVE Streaming Apps ( HLS ):
    - Root detection disabled (DRM), we need to test this !
    - All HLS app should work, YES ALL !!

    Tested apps: these where broken on rockchip!
    - NPO (fully functional)
    - RTLXL (fully functional)
    - 3FM (fully functional) also the cam!
    - NPO FIFA 2014 (fully functional)

    - Smooth 1080p playback. (also in preloaded XBMC internal player).. YES.. SMOOTH!!
    - It plays blueray .iso files and .mkv files in XBMC without frameskips.
    - DTS/DD audio passthrough
    - Not rooted
    Note: you can encounter some frameskipping in the first few seconds of a movie, after that it is gone.

    Need root?
    Remember Root breaks some apps for root detection!
    This is a basic non rooted rom for a simple reason.
    - Everyone that needs root can mostly root it..
    - People that dont need or want it mostly dont know how to unroot a firmware.
    I made rooting over adb simple so most tutorials will work to root it. (ro.secure=0)
    Tool to root: http://xbmc.hardwareguru.nl/MinixNeoX7_Utility.zip

    Only the ram has been set to 720 mhz.
    The lower cpu is raised but the high cpu is still at 1608mhz
    - The kernel is inside boot.img, no i will not take it outside

    Flash Notes: ( READ this )
    - Flashtool not included ( need rkflashtool )
    - Unzip the .img and flash it with rkflashtool
    - The kernel boot dont show a logo, so the first boot can give you about a minute black screen !! just be patiant !! the second boot will go much faster.
    - When you first boot, wait till "Airpin starts" before doing anything or the app installer will abort !! you will end up without preloaded apps !! This can take some time !! just be patiant !!
    ... Sorry for all the !! but some seem to need it



    Any suggestions.. just let me know.
    I do this in spare time so no promices but will do my best to keep it up to date or add requested features or fixes.

    Have fun guys
    Last edited: May 10, 2015
  2. Joop

    Joop New Member

    Hello Martin,

    I have a X7 (from Marc) , and it has a few issues.
    Every 5 to 10 minutes the screen drops black for a second. it is connected directly in my Sony 40ex500
    If connected in my Sony BD200 set, it only drops to black.
    So for now i give sound back thru hdmi cec.
    Another issue is that every now and then xbmc crashes.
    Could it be possible that a newer hwg rom fixes these issues.
    And if so, can i copy this rom to my internal sd, rename it to update.zip and install it this way.
    I only have a win 8.1 laptop.
    And do i stil have my hwg subscription.
    If added a screenshot showing the current version(think it is V3)

    Thanks in advance,

    Joop Keizer

    Attached Files:

  3. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Hello Joop,

    You can do that.
    Just backup GuruXBMC and Guru launcher, apps
    Yes your subscription stayes active.

    For support next time contact our custommer service by email or phone please.
    I am not comercialy active on the forum and would like to keep it that way.

    Best regards,
  4. Joop

    Joop New Member

    Ok thnx, i will do that
  5. huschpuscheli

    huschpuscheli New Member

    i hope it is allowed to post a question about this rom here: i can't get dolby digital working on my x7 with this rom. dts is passed through via spdif to my old receiver, which recognizes the dts signal successfully, just fine. but not dd. there is no audio and no white noise or such. any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
  6. DutchDiversion

    DutchDiversion Active Member

    Hi Guru, superb fw! Thank you for your time and effort once again!

    Do you know if it is posible to connect my ps3 controller to my minix using bluetooth? I used this feature in the offical fw 6 and 7 but could not use it in fw version 8 and haven't tried since.

    Would love to run old emulators again on my minix.

    Keep up the great work!
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  7. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    If you are having problems with the sixaxis app, maybe this will help.
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  8. DutchDiversion

    DutchDiversion Active Member

    Thanks Higgs, but "downgrading" to official is not an option. The thing is that I lost faith in the official fw at version 008 and 009 where it started performing worse than 007 and when I lost my bluetooth connection to my ps3 controller. Just want to know if it is still broken or that a fix/workaround has been found so that I can emulate the crap out of my beloved minix x7 again :)
  9. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    I just meant try the 'stopping bluetooth-share' fix with your current firmware. I'm assume you're using the sixaxis app with root.
    DutchDiversion likes this.
  10. DutchDiversion

    DutchDiversion Active Member

    I'm currently on the phone using tapatalk so I think that's why I didn't get to the correct post when clicking the link.

    Thank you for this information Higgs, much appreciated.

    Will try connecting the Sixaxis the next couple of free days, will post the results.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  11. DutchDiversion

    DutchDiversion Active Member

    Works like a charm! Thanks for the additional info Higgs!
    Higgs likes this.
  12. dani_sts

    dani_sts New Member

    Hello Martin,
    You know any ROM version like this with DRM root detection disabled and Full HLS streaming support for neo X8H?

    I use a Spanish application, and has been disabled the video output option. It seems that with the ROM in X7, the app works great.

    It will be possible in the future?

    Best regards,

  13. contra

    contra New Member

    What exactly does this mean/do? Mali is the GPU right? Whats been patched?
  14. Lhou

    Lhou New Member

    Problems with napster

    I installed the rom and everything works fine
    Only I have problems with napster
    I press play button but does not play anything (in my other android works)
    Does anyone have this problem?
  15. Nikos

    Nikos New Member


    I am very new to the Minix X7 and i have to set up the minix X7.
    I want to do this with this Custom ROM.
    I Download the .img file but i don't know what to do next.

    Where can I find a guide to do this?

  16. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

  17. Nikos

    Nikos New Member

  18. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Does the button go any colour?
    Do you hear a 'ping' when you connect it, or does it show in device manager?
    Make sure you use the mini usb cable that came with the box (it has a longer connection end)
  19. Nikos

    Nikos New Member

    The button stays grey.
    Yes I hear a ping and i have inslalled the right drivers.
    I also use the right cable.

    nothing happens (n)
  20. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    If you have installed the correct drivers and are connected in recovery mode thenthe button should turn green.

    Try connecting in normal mode (Tick the Connect to PC option in settings). In this mode I think the box should show pink. You can then press the 'Switch' button.