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Official Release NEO U9-H stock firmware (FW003, 20170216)

Discussion in 'Official Firmwares' started by MINIX - Ken, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all U9-H users,

    We're pleased to announce the stock firmware for NEO U9-H: FW003, 20170216

    Users with FW001 & FW002 may update to FW003 simply by our MINIX OTA app.

    Here is the change log:

    1. Fixed a 4K .mkv video playback issue
    2. Enabled the All Apps drawer button of A3 & A2 Lite remotes
    3. Minimum CPU frequency boosts to 500MHz
    4. Fixed an Ethernet related bug during system boot

    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

    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 any official Kodi 17 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:

    Full system image with USB flashing tool:
    MD5 checksum: 0DA71B6A879307CA52F4E29B87AE84B6

    Full system image flashing guide:


    USB.zip update package:
    MD5 checksum: D435E86DA71476E87CE1CE0B17AA6310

    USB .zip update guide:


    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. FW004 is under development.

    Thanks & regards,
    Team MINIX.
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  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Regarding OTA update:

    FW001 (20161210) -> FW003 (20170216): testing internally, will be released no later than next week.
    FW002 (20161229) -> FW003 (20170216): released already.

    Please kindly note.
  3. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    @MINIX - Ken
    Added this line...
    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!!

    Edit: ...and you made it red. I thought that may a good idea too! (y)
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2017
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  4. kwabdul

    kwabdul New Member

    I love updates, wish i had a NEO U9-H to update but unfortunately I'm still using my dying X8H+. I'm hoping to update that and get some life back in it.

    Sent from my Z981 using Tapatalk
  5. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    My X8-H Plus is used daily and is full of life! :)
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  6. kwabdul

    kwabdul New Member

    Maybe when you upgrade to the U9-H you send me that X8H+, as i just checked and mine is actually the X8H only No Plus, that must be my issue.

    Sent from my Z981 using Tapatalk
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  7. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    When I said "my" and "daily" it is relatives that are using it and it was an upgrade from their X7!
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  8. Pandivalo

    Pandivalo New Member

    is it possible to watch netflix in HD with
    NEO U9-H ?

  9. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

    Yes, with a modified APK.
  10. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    720p is by definition HD. It depends whether you are OK with that or not.
  11. mark2

    mark2 Active Member

    720p HD is good enough for anyone
    gets tin hat:eek:
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  12. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Great to converse with the spokesperson for the 7.5 billion-1 people on the Earth :ROFLMAO:
  13. Pandivalo

    Pandivalo New Member

    NETFLIX HD : Yes, with a modified APK.

    Where can we find this APK ?
  14. rmulraine

    rmulraine New Member

    When I plug in my 1TB hard drive in my U9-H like it's malfunctioning please mention it to your team!

    Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
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  15. Nenito2k

    Nenito2k Guest

    Other owners don't have this issue...
  16. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    I don't think that is very helpful! o_O
  17. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

    Ken, could you open a separate bugtracker for this firmware please ?
  18. rmulraine

    rmulraine New Member

    I think there is a bug with the U-9H when using external hard drive with it,!
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  19. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator

    So you are not experiencing this ?
  20. Nenito2k

    Nenito2k Guest

    @midnight i answered based on my many readings...i don't have a U9...i am considering it...but not sold yet