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Official Release NEO U9-H FW006 (20170810)

Discussion in 'Official Firmwares' started by MINIX - Ken, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all U9-H users,

    We're pleased to announce the official 006 firmware for NEO U9-H (20170810)

    Users with FW005 may update to FW006 simply by our MINIX OTA app.
    (OTA update window will be opened in the coming week)

    NOTE: Adoptive storage (e.g. TF card) is not supported by our OTA, please remove any of such storages before proceeding.

    Here is the change log since FW005:

    1.) Fixed MX Player HW decoder bug while streaming from SAMBA
    2.) Fixed deep color bug while refresh rate switching is ON - Fully automatic now
    3.) Fixed HDMI clock inaccurate problem - Verified by Quantum Data device, with frequency accuracy to 4 digits behind the "."
    4.) Fixed HDR bug - Fully automatic now
    5.) Disabled noise reduction to enhance video sharpness - As per you guys' requestsss
    6.) Fixed a problem related to 4K mkv playback
    7.) Fixed Daydream bug when using different languages
    8.) New time format for MINIX launcher - As per you guys' requestsss
    9.) Fully hiding status bar of some apps - e.g. Play Store
    10.) Matching device serial number with MAC address (by OTA only) - Needed by some apps

    OTA update procedures (will be available in the week coming):
    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

    To enable the new Kodi 17 passthrough:
    1.) Go to Settings -> Audio -> Digital Sounds
    2.) If you use a HDMI amplifier, just leave it as "PCM"
    3.) If you use a SPDIF amplifier, choose "SPDIF"
    4.) If you don't have an amplifier, simply leave this option as "PCM" (default)
    5.) In Settings -> Security & Restrictions -> Unknown sources -> On -> OK to confirm
    6.) Download and install official Kodi 17.1 stable version or latest nightlies
    7.) Enable passthrough in Kodi settings, you DON'T have to if you don't have an amplifier.
    8.) Check those passthrough options supported by your amplifier.

    Remote controller app for Android phones:
    http://minix.com.hk/downfile/U1_remote.apk
    [​IMG]

    Full system image with USB flashing tool:
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=U9H_FW006.rar

    MD5 checksum: 46932E8B8B8943B9FDCEDCE5836A971E

    Full system image flashing guide:

    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/neo-u1-full-system-image-reflashing-guide.10046/

    USB.zip update package:
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=U9H_FW006.zip


    MD5 checksum: 845AA2848CE8D50DE32E9286A6CE552C

    USB .zip update guide:
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/how-to-use-the-usb-zip-update-method-x6-x8-series.6828/

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

    P.S. FW007 is under development~! Schedule - Sep 2017.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Team MINIX.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 25, 2017
  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

  3. keanustar

    keanustar Member

    Thanks Ken, but you started this thread without at least the offline firmware download link?
    Also, could you please let us know what would be the correct level of auto-refresh rate switch that we should select on this FW? Level 1 or Level 2?
  4. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    We always do this the same way? OTA first, and then system image + .zip package?

    Default auto-refresh rate level is 1 for FW006 (sync without switching),
    please switch it back to level 2 if you love the switching.
    Some users are confused with this feature and thought the device is defective and returning it... (black screen during switching...)
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  5. Clemery76

    Clemery76 New Member

    Woohoo! Thanks Ken... have been eager for this update. Hopefully it removes my ghosting issues. (y)
  6. keanustar

    keanustar Member

    Does Level 2 affect the Deep Color/HDR anymore?
  7. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Great job (y) The Deep Color/HDR/HDMI clock issues are all fixed!

    Cool new options:)

    [​IMG]

    I did notice a playback issue with 2160p24 HDR videos (Life of Pi/Exodus clips). The playback is jerky for about 30sec. after the refresh rate switch.

    BTW, it is Quantum Data.
  8. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Downloaded and installed without any issues. (y)

    Screenshot_20170814-104417.png
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  9. Clemery76

    Clemery76 New Member

    Sorry if this has been asked before...

    I went to update and it says my system is up to date, but build is still FW005. Am I checking in the right place? Settings app, then About, then System Update? I'm connected via wifi.

    Thanks in advance!
  10. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Run this app...

    IMG_20160507_231139_5373.jpg


    Instruction is provided in Post #1
  11. Clemery76

    Clemery76 New Member

    D'oh... it was right in front of me!

    Thanks for the quick response, updating now!
  12. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    We shall look into the 4k24 videos, does HDR work for you?
  13. skynet

    skynet Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    Not for me, have a look in bug tracker thread.

    Sent with my S7 edge
  14. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Yes, HDR works fine in my system (Denon AVR, Samsung SUHD TV).
  15. Clemery76

    Clemery76 New Member

    Thanks again for the update...

    I can confirm that's it's solved most of my picture issues. The image itself is much sharper and more detailed in textures, the ghosting/smearing has been greatly reduced, and playback is silky smooth. Haven't noticed a single frame drop/dupe yet, even on 4K content (albeit not on a true 4K TV).

    Best of all though, I'm now finally happy with my U9-H and can now integrate it into my setup as my primary media device!
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  16. steveg32

    steveg32 Member

    Downloaded and installed without any issues. Mahalo!
  17. Geezer279

    Geezer279 New Member

    Hey guys, pretty please can the update.zip be released for those of us who don't want to go the OTA route, i'd rather not tempt fate with removing my adoptive storage....Thanks in advance!
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  18. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    I checked both videos you mentioned with system movie player / Kodi V17.3 + refresh rate switching level 2, they both played the videos fine?
    I looped them for 10 times in each player and tried RW and FF during playback.
  19. skynet

    skynet Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    Hi Ken,
    If you use refresh rate switching level 1 and Kodi with automatic switching then they stutter 20 sec and play fine after.

    Sent with my S7 edge
  20. Exequiel

    Exequiel New Member

    Thanks a lot for the update :)
    The image quality has vastly improved :p
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