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Just updated FW How to Root

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H PLUS 007 firmware via MINIX FOTA' started by Quincy1, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Quincy1

    Quincy1 New Member

    Hello everyone I just updated to latest firmware and now I am unable to figure out a way to root my Minix Neo X8-H Plus. Can some one please help with this please.
  2. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

  3. Quincy1

    Quincy1 New Member

    I have downloaded the root.zip file but how do i install it on latest firmware? When i goto system update it says im uptodate. On stock firmware u could goto system update then go load the file from sdcard. On this firmware i cant or missing info on how to do it. I have the zip on sdcard
  4. Frederick_99

    Frederick_99 Well-Known Member

    just read the instructions in the link @Villa provided !
  5. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

    Let's make it simpler! ;)


    1. Download root zipfile
    2. DO NOT UNZIP!, the zipfile IS the update package!
    3. Format a sdcard or usbstick to FAT32
    4. Put the .zip file on the root of the sdcard or usbstick. Rename the file to update.zip

    5. Power off the MINIX X8
    6. Insert the sdcard or usbstick
    7. Press the restore button with a pin (insert in the hole on the back) and keep it pressed
    8. Press the power button and keep it pressed till you see the boot logo, then release it
    9. Release the restore button

    You will see a menu:
    1. Select : apply update from EXT ( using your keyboard cursor )
    2. Select : Update from Sdcard / Update from udisk (usb stick)
    3. Select the .zip file
    4. Press enter and wait until it is finished

    When it is done select reboot and press enter.
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