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Official Release NEO X7 008 firmware (1st Jan)

Discussion in 'NEO X7 Official Firmware Releases' started by MINIX - Ken, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all users,


    the 008 firmware is available at:

    MINIX NEO X7 20140101 (version 008) 4.2.2 firmware
    Release Date: 2014-01-01

    Change log:

    1.) Preloaded official XBMC MINIX Edition (Version 12.4 MINIX);

    2.) Preloaded latest AirPin(PRO), AirDroid, CloudTV app.;

    3.) Removed SU folder;

    4.) Removed low speed parameters;

    5.) Improved web camera support;

    6.) Preloaded Skype app.;

    7.) Battery status adjusted from 0% to 100%;

    8.) Fixed overlay screen capture bug; (partial, incomplete)

    9.) Enhanced HDMI signal strength;

    10.) Removed USB mouse movement wake-up;

    11.) Updated Rockchip SDK;

    12.) Enabled OTA update protocol for future updates;

    Known issue:
    Screen capture is still not complete because of overlay

    Special note to HONG KONG users:
    MyTV app. isn't compatible with this firmware, live broadcast would cause immediate system crash,
    we have no way to solve it at the moment.
    It worked fine with V3.0.1, however the app. force upgrade to the disastrous V3.0.4 which is very buggy. This app. deserves the numerous 1 star rating. Very bad.
    We're deeply sorry about that but there is not much we can do about it.
  2. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

  3. thedude72

    thedude72 New Member

    Hi Higgs!
    Please I need your help. I have download the 008 firmware from your link and the installation went well but when I try to update my minix neo X7 it only say that I have the latest update. I go to Settings--->About--->System am I doing it wrong or? After alot of searching and reading I understand that you know alot about this ;) Iam very new/noob. I hope you understand what I mean.
  4. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Which firmware do you currently have(build number)?

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  5. thedude72

    thedude72 New Member

    Firmware from your link above. build number: rk31sdk-eng4.2.2JDQ39eng.root20131230.155133test-keys and thanks for the fast awnser :)
  6. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    If you want to update to fw010 look at the 010fw thread.
    The download link and instructions to install it are in the first post.
    Let me know if you have any questions or how it works for you.

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  7. thedude72

    thedude72 New Member

    Ok thank you so much will look at it right now. I will let you know Higgs
  8. thedude72

    thedude72 New Member

    One more question(n) how do I do this step especially step 3 or just all of them?
    1.) Download the above .zip package;
    2.) Upon successful download, then rename the file to "update.zip";
    3.) Put the file to the the hub's root directory (Also called "Internal Flash");
    4.) System will prompt asking for confirmation to update, choose Install;
    5.) System will reboot itself and complete the rests of the update process;
    6.) Upon successful update, system will boot into the Launcher selection screen;
    7.) Remove the update file when system prompt and ask you, or remove it manually afterwards;
  9. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    If you have a sdcard then the easiest way is to download the firmware, rename to update.zip and put it on the sdcard (not in any folder)
    Put the sdcard in the x7 and reboot

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  10. thedude72

    thedude72 New Member

    Hi Higgs!
    Thank you very much for your fast awnser you are very helpful.
    It went well I downloaded the Forum link it was faster. But I wonder is Pure 1080P package better? Or if it is can I install it the same way? Is it any guides how I can install through root I want to learn ;). BTW I went to sleep after the succesful install thats why the late awnser.
  11. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

  12. Gerry

    Gerry New Member

    I am trying to upgrade my FW 006 to FW 008. Once transferred to the SD card I get a follow up message saying "Please insert the last disc of the Multi volume set and click OK to continue" . Having read and re-read the posts on the forum, I am at a loss as to what to do next!
  13. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    For 008fw you need to update using a pc. Try with the 010fw instead

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  14. Gerry

    Gerry New Member

    Thank you very much, that was soooo easy!! I did not think I could go straight to the latest FW from FW006. What a vast improvement in display
    Higgs likes this.
  15. mgrthom

    mgrthom New Member

    I have updated my X7 to FW 008 and I am having a small issue with video playback in a few apps: Youtube and a TV streaming app for SBS television. The video playback does not expand in full screen mode and is located off-centre in the right-hand corner of the screen. Is there a setting or something I am missing?
  16. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator