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Official Release NEO U1 FW011 - 20161201

Discussion in 'Official Firmwares' started by MINIX - Ken, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all,

    We have released the official 011 firmware for NEO U1: FW011 (20161201).

    Users with FW005/FW009A/FW010 may directly update to FW011 by OTA update.
    (via MINIX OTA app).

    Change log since FW010:
    1.) Fixed an Amlogic bug that is causing system stuck at logo during boot occasionally
    2.) Improved some standard definition (.avi, .mkv) videos playback smoothness
    3.) Fixed daydream sleep bug
    4.) Added one touch power off/sleep option of power button
    5.) Fixed CEC device name during sleep state
    6.) Added Mac-OS exFAT format support - not perfect yet, but fully functional
    7.) Added Xbox One S controller support
    8.) Updated AirPin(PRO) app to V3.3.3 - this update will be pushed by the app developer separately

    *Updated MINIX XBMC app (Manual update is required if you're updating by OTA method)

    1.) Fixed X264/X265/VC-1 playback/seek & audio out of sync issues;
    2.) Fixed HD audio passthrough 90-95 minutes sound loss issue;
    3.) Improved .mpg video playback smoothness;
    4.) Removed non-supported settings options;

    OTA update procedures:
    1.) All Apps -> System update (MINIX OTA app) -> Check for updates
    2.) Download the OTA update package
    3.) Confirm to update and let the system to reboot and complete the update process
    [Please clear the app cache and retry if the check update failed, or showing network error]

    To enable the new Kodi passthrough:
    1.) Go to Settings -> Audio -> Digital Sounds
    2.) Configure as "HDMI" or "SPDIF" depends on your amplifier type
    3.) If you don't have an amplifier, simply leave this option as "PCM"
    4.) In Settings -> Security & Restrictions -> Unknown sources -> On -> OK to confirm
    5.) Download and install the new MINIX XBMC V16.3.0 apk which supports the new passthrough mechanism
    6.) Enable passthrough in Kodi settings, you DON'T have to if you don't have an amplifier.
    (DO NOT enable those receiver options that your setup does not support.)

    Remote controller app for Android phones:

    Alternatively, you may also update to FW011 by the following flashing methods:

    Full system image with USB flashing tool:
    MD5 checksum: 6A4192E0E8E6FCAEC61F557674C5E467

    Full system image flashing guide:


    USB.zip update package:
    MD5 checksum: 9FB26C885714238B442249317C047C1F

    USB .zip update guide:


    Please use a download tool which support resume function to download the update package,
    and please make sure you verify the MD5 checksum before proceeding to update!!

    Team MINIX.
    damca, gymnos, David_Cole and 4 others like this.
  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Known issue:

    When safely removing the USB storage device(s) from U1,
    a message will be left on the status bar,
    it's safe and doesn't affect using the USB drives.
    We are going to fix it on next release soon.

    It's a small side effect of adding the Mac exFAT support.
    damca and DutchDiversion like this.
  3. gumage

    gumage Member

    Please return as it was power menu on long pressing the power button on the remote.

    Please make a button to close background apps, swipe fly mouse torment.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 2, 2016
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  4. danlat1415

    danlat1415 Active Member

    All running smooth so far.

    Only slight annoyance was running the OTA reset system setting again, so had to go back in settings and change audio output etc. (same as fw10)

    All apps and user data was fine though.
  5. Gunpoint69

    Gunpoint69 New Member

    Hello I am fairly new to minix u1 I have a few minix u1 boxes many other boxes different brands
    I have a bug to report I am using kodi 16.1 latest release not the Xbmc by minix I will be testing this this week end
    I am uprooted
    All my live content prior to this last update played smooth no buffering it kept up with my other comparable units
    Ever since I updated my unit on Dec. 1 I can't watch any live content it buffering like MAD! on my minix u1
    But it is running flawlessly on my other units running the old s802 on android 5.1.1
    Any ideas?
  6. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    What does this mean?
  7. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Uninstall the app, reinstall again.
    "Ever since I updated my unit on Dec" <--- this means something.

    By the way, why not using MINIX XBMC? So much effort spent to debug & customize for U1.
  8. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    We understand the "annoyance" but if we don't apply the command to wipe cache partition after each OTA update,
    the left-over cache files from the previous firmware could do more troubles than goods... so please understand.
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  9. gumage

    gumage Member

    1. The power button on the remote does not include power menu.
    2. Add a button to the interface please

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  10. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Long press the power button brings out the power menu...
  11. franciscdan

    franciscdan New Member

    FW011 is the best! Please do not change anything now!

    I use MINIX_XBMC_20160424, this application is the only one to match to my TV, LG 55UF8517. 3D function works very well with this application is the only one that satisfies me. Newest does not work properly with my TV does not switch correctly in 3D.
    gymnos likes this.
  12. kingsizept

    kingsizept Member

    For me "Long press the power button brings out the power menu..." no work anymore.
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  13. gumage

    gumage Member

    Not brings out the power menu. Tested on two MINIX U1 (FW011).
    Check please!!!
    David_Cole, kingsizept and carlos3210 like this.
  14. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Then it's a BUG...
    Definitely not our intention.
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  15. Gunpoint69

    Gunpoint69 New Member

    ok so i uninstalled kodi then reinstalled kodi still having lots of buffering problems with live content
    I am now running MINIX XBMC still having buffering issues with almost all live tv
    I am going to do a factory reset try again if its the same Ill just reinstall firmware manually via usb
    Apfelali likes this.
  16. tbucha

    tbucha New Member

    Sir during ota update it gives me unzip fail after downloading complete I try many times reboot and again download ota update problem is same it is with this update I face before or last till FW010 all process was OK and no error with all update and by the way I am from pak and love mimix u1 such a lovely device.
  17. carlos3210

    carlos3210 New Member

    Me too... Long press or quick press button on remote turn off the screen but blue light in unit is ON. :(

    The only way to sleep or turn off the unit is with de desktop icon.
  18. carlos3210

    carlos3210 New Member

    CEC failure updating FW011 (open)
    And CEC doesn't works now with LG. On FW010, if you turned on the U1, the TV turned on too. And when you turned off the TV, the U1 turned off too. On FW011 doesn't works. :cry:

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016
  19. keanustar

    keanustar Member

    I already reported this issue here, but the Minix Dev Team does not seem to care...
    Minix XBMC Beta 16.3 9.11 - 3D Issue
    gumage likes this.
  20. tbucha

    tbucha New Member

    sir any reply with me i try to update both method via ota or via usb both are fail to update my device.