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minix x7mini failing to update

Discussion in 'NEO X7 mini' started by ds4e, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. ds4e

    ds4e New Member

    I have a lot of issues flashing this firmware on my minix: http://www.minixforum.com/threads/x7mini-kitkat-250-february-8th-2016.10906/

    Actually, no 4.4 firmware will flash with success:

    18:14:46 000 Rockchip Batch Tool v1.8.5.0 start run in vs2008 build
    18:15:31 018 **********Restore Start Total<1>**********
    18:15:31 018 <Layer 1-3> Test Device Start
    18:15:31 033 <Layer 1-3> Test Device Success
    18:15:31 033 <Layer 1-3> Lowerformat Device Start
    18:15:46 187 <Layer 1-3> Lowerformat Device Success
    18:15:46 187 <Layer 1-3> Test Device Start
    18:15:46 187 <Layer 1-3> Test Device Success
    18:15:46 187 <Layer 1-3> Check Chip Start
    18:15:46 187 <Layer 1-3> Check Chip Success
    18:15:46 187 <Layer 1-3> Get FlashInfo Start
    18:15:46 187 <LAYER 1-3> INFO:FlashInfo: 00 00 00 01 00 20 20 28 1F 01 01
    18:15:46 187 <Layer 1-3> Get FlashInfo Success
    18:15:46 187 <Layer 1-3> Prepare IDB Start
    18:15:46 187 <LAYER 1-3> INFO:CS(1) (8192MB) (TOSHIBA)
    18:15:46 202 <Layer 1-3> Prepare IDB Success
    18:15:46 202 <Layer 1-3> Download IDB Start
    18:15:46 804 <Layer 1-3> Download IDB Success
    18:15:46 804 <Layer 1-3> Reset Device Start
    18:15:47 821 <Layer 1-3> Reset Device Success
    18:15:47 822 <Layer 1-3> Wait For Loader Start
    18:15:48 602 <Layer 1-3> Wait For Loader Success
    18:15:48 604 <Layer 1-3> Test Device Start
    18:15:48 606 <Layer 1-3> Test Device Success
    18:15:48 608 <Layer 1-3> Download Firmware Start
    18:16:03 201 <LAYER 1-3> ERROR:RKA_Param_Check-->Memcmp failed,Read(0)
    18:16:03 201 <LAYER 1-3> ERROR:DownloadImage-->RKA_Param_Check failed
    18:16:03 201 <Layer 1-3> Download Firmware Fail
    18:16:03 201 **********Restore Done Success<0> Fail<1> Time<32188>ms**********

    I bricked the device several times and unbricked it (maskmode) with a 4.2 firmware.

    (I have noticed, that if a firmware has bootloader 1.24 it will flash with success. If the bootloader of the firmware is v2, it will fail always.)

    Is there any reason why the 4.4 won't flash on my minix x7mini?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. ds4e

    ds4e New Member

    No one arround to help? Maybe I need a custom firmware or something...
  3. Yujah

    Yujah New Member

    Noting that the regular X7 version (i.e., not "mini") of the 250 firmware flashes fine for me both as an upgrade from the official 010 (4.2) and a downgrade from the Wasser 3.06 (5.1) firmware, which is to say that I didn't need to myself... does it work when you first flash a V2 bootloader as a separate step? See http://www.minixforum.com/threads/downgrade-4-4-2-kitkat-to-4-2-2-jellybean-rockchip-only.5218/. That post is about downgrading 4.4 to 4.2 but the "Replace your bootloader" step works for the V2 bootloader as well (and said bootloader is together with a V1 bootloader supplied with the at the start of that post mentioned tools).

    I rather expect you'll need to flash the actual firmware directly following the bootloader without trying to reboot the X7mini in between, but you seem to be fairly comfortable flashing, bricking and unbricking things so thought it might be a useful test. You may also need to make sure to use the specifically mentioned tool-versions. I seem to remember my RKBatchTool that I uses for actually flashing the firmware to be 1.7 (and from Windows 7) and I see 1.8.5 mentioned for yours.

    Anyways, just suggesting; hope it's useful.
  4. ds4e

    ds4e New Member

    Thanks Yujah, tried this and didn't work. Thanks anyway.