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How to install custom ROM on MINIX Neo X7 Mini?

Discussion in 'NEO X7 mini Custom ROMs, Kernels & Discussion' started by J Keijner, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. J Keijner

    J Keijner New Member

    Hi guys,

    I just got my new MINIX Neo X7 Mini and I want to install the HardwareGuru 5.0 Malipatch ROM.
    already got the files from http://www.minixforum.com/threads/hardwareguru-5-0-malipatch-hls-drm-for-x7mini.72/

    but whats next? how do i install custom roms on this device? some flashing is needed first with a tool?
    I can't seem to find any guides about installing custom roms on the minix.
    hope u guys can help me out! thnx!

  2. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    As mentioned in the post you linked to you need the rkflashtool (and drivers). - http://minix.com.hk/downfile/Flashtool_V1.7.rar

    X7 Mini firmware upgrade tutorial (took me 2 secs on google to find this :whistle: )

    See also the Flash Notes in the post you linked to;
    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
  3. J Keijner

    J Keijner New Member

    thnx a lot! didnt know they call it upgrading instead of flashing. RKbatchtool did the trick
    Higgs likes this.
  4. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Good to know it worked for you. Hardwareguru ( with gufone and kar) will likely have a new Kitkat firmware for the x7 mini shortly.

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