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Custom ROM HardwareGuru 5.0 Malipatch/HLS/DRM for X7mini

Discussion in 'NEO X7 mini Custom ROMs, Kernels & Discussion' started by HardwareGuru, Jul 24, 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. What about the Netflix scramble bug do you have a solution for that already ? My kids are not very patiance :)
    Are you working on a KitKat version already ?
  3. mali02

    mali02 New Member

  4. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Yes but the progress is slow ( not enough time atm ).. It will be a cooperation with Gufone :D
  6. Nestor

    Nestor Member Beta Tester

    Hi. Would any RKbatchtool will do? I found version 1.6 and 1.7 people used to flash their CS918, perhaps they are the same.

    And do you include the driver for this box on Windows 7 in the zip file?
  7. za_sly

    za_sly New Member

    RKbatchtool will not work. You need rkflashtool. I am still trying to understand how to use it.
  8. Nestor

    Nestor Member Beta Tester

    Opps I didn't even notice the name difference... Anyway will not tamper anything for now before Kitkat.
  9. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Kitkat is allready available
  10. Where ?
  11. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

  12. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Ah ok.. Np.. Will hopefully be soon. I dont have an eta at the moment.
  13. ibn

    ibn New Member


    I don't know how to install the Custom Firmware. Is there tutorial how to install the firmware?
    It's possible to go back to the official Firmware?
  14. mali02

    mali02 New Member

    Anyone using Netflix on this Rom?
    It's finally available in Germany from today, so I installed the app, everything is fine till I start to watch anything, completely blurry, only half screen etc.
    Any ideas?
  15. Just wat for 20 seconds and It wil work fine
  16. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Only first 5-30 seconds depending on your internet speed.
  17. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    When it reach 480p it will be good. But better use our new rom kitkat. See my signature
  18. ibn

    ibn New Member

    When I watch Live Stream with the Digiturk Play App, I have black borders on the sides and the video is not full screen (but the App is Fullscreen) When I try the same App on my HTC One M7 the live stream works fine and is full screen.
    Any idea?
  19. mali02

    mali02 New Member

    I don't mean blurry like shitty res. but blurry like only top 50% of the screen is used and no clear pic at all, even after a minute.
    Will upgrade to your KitKat rom and let you know, thanks for the hint.