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Minix U1 FW13 - Finless superfast ROM 1.0

Discussion in 'NEO U1 Custom ROMs, Kernels & Discussion' started by Finless, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Finless

    Finless Member Dev Group

    UPDATE! Play Store is now fixed. Sorry about that.. Left out one updated lib file.
    Link below updated.

    Hey all... Been a awhile since I did a ROM [​IMG]

    I did this ROM basically for me as I still use this U1 box as it's still a nice box even over a year later.
    In the process I decided it's worth releasing to the public....
    This is based of the latest FW13 Firmware from Minix.

    I am not going to say a lot about it but here are the features.
    It's Pre-rooted but after first boot you need to run the Superuser APP as it needs to run at least once before using rooted APPS.
    Even though I updated the SU binary in the ROM, the SU APP still says it needs to do that.

    It's totally debloated! And I mean DEBLOATED! I did this to have this box just be for playing videos, KODI, etc.
    For me it runs Kodi 17.x great!
    This ROM is super-fast... After first boot, boots after that are super-fast... You almost don’t get time to watch the boot animation [​IMG]

    I did some other tweaks for memory and video performance. Kind of my usual tweaks I have always done.

    This is a IMG and flashed via the USB Flash Tool.
    Do not ask for a update.zip as I just do not have time to do it. The new ZIP architecture is a PITA and takes a lot of time which I do not have.

    Here is the download link:


    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017
  2. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Not possible to download!
    Download Permission - Viewers cannot download
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017
  3. Finless

    Finless Member Dev Group

    Sorry.... Should be fixed now. Let me know.

  4. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

  5. Sebby64

    Sebby64 New Member

    Thanks for rom, You make great job!
  6. mark2

    mark2 Active Member

    @Finless I tried this rom on my U1 you are correct it is fast but having a few problems
    playstore wont open unless you clear cache and data every time you want to use it
    also my vpn i use opens then shuts straight away without connecting takes me back to home page
    same as playstore will only work if i clear cache and data everytime i want to use it
    just wondering if you have any clues as to why
  7. Hayo

    Hayo New Member

    Great job again from Finless. I will install this super fast rom as soon as the minor issues are solved.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017
  8. Labsdj

    Labsdj New Member

    Make a video to view this rom playing and make other video with tutorial of this rom thanks for great job explain every issues and pros of this rom
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  9. Eligos

    Eligos New Member

    Looking forward to trying it! Version 2 maybe?
  10. Finless

    Finless Member Dev Group

    Odd... I will check again by I have not had any playsore issues. I update the playstore in this ROm to the latest.
    Will check again to be sure.
    I made no changes that should effect your VPN.

  11. Finless

    Finless Member Dev Group

    Damn.... OK I see the issues with Play store. I left out some new libraries.
    Stay tuned.
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  12. Finless

    Finless Member Dev Group

    Interesting... I am not seeing force closes? The libraries are there in this ROM. I thought I left some out but not..
    I have installed several APPs, searched, etc.
    Not sure why some are seeing force closes.

    Can you tell me when you see this? What are you doing when it force closes?

  13. mark2

    mark2 Active Member

    Give me a min I’ll switch the box on
  14. mark2

    mark2 Active Member

    Ok now when I click on the play store it doesn’t open at all
    Just tried my vpn it’s now working so I’ll try it after a reboot
  15. Finless

    Finless Member Dev Group

    OK I got it. I see you have to reboot the box and then playstore will not open again.
    Stay tuned I will fix it.

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  16. mark2

    mark2 Active Member

    Thank you for taking the time to fix
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  17. Sebby64

    Sebby64 New Member

    Bob, can you add to default any taskbar launcher to rom ... then we have a system like remix os :) ?
  18. Finless

    Finless Member Dev Group

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  19. mark2

    mark2 Active Member

    Thanks very much Bob very quick to resolve any problems
  20. Finless

    Finless Member Dev Group

    Taskkbar launcher? Not sure what you mean?