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NEO X8/X8-H 002 beta 8 firmware (20140809)

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  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Please make sure you've read and fully understood this post before proceeding, if not, feel free ask us questions! http://minixforums.com/index.php?threads/How-to-flash-the-(beta)-firmware-image.7433/

    MINIX NEO X8/X8-H 20140809 (002 beta 8) 4.4.2 firmware
    Release Date: 2014-08-09

    Change log ( over beta 7 ):
    1.) Extra permissions granted to XBMC;
    2.) Preloaded latest V13.3.0 MINIX XBMC;
    3.) HDMI-CEC fixes (device wakeup from TV's menu is not available yet, will be updated on final 002);
    4.) Firmware based on release-keys;
    5.) HDMI output status spoofing;
    6.) CPU governor changed to Interactive mode;
    7.) Windows animation deactivated;
    8.) Added key layout profiles of Mele F10/F10 PRO airmouses; (CREDIT TO HARDWAREGURU FOR PROVIDING US THE KL FILES)

    Official download Link:
    From the new MINIX download center; ( Trial/beta )
    MD5 checksum: FA5D91BE904EEB1B3B5A2987DEFDA027

    We are closer and closer to final 002.
    Please stop downloading BETA 3 - BETA 7 from now on. We've removed those files from the server. Please use BETA 8 and BETA 2 at the moment if you want a firmware newer than the stock firmware.

    MINIX NEO X8/X8-H 20140618 (002 beta 2) 4.4.2 firmware
    Release Date: 2014-06-18

    1.) Native Android virtual keyboard bug fix;
    2.) Fixed Aututu auto exit issue;
    3.) Fixed XBMC displaying with 1/4 screen size while playing 4K videos;
    4.) Ethernet MAC address information added;
    5.) Preloaded CloudTV app.;
    6.) Improved SONY 4K TV HDMI compatibility;
    7.) DVI-type signal output enabled for older TVs and monitors;
    8.) Added NEO A2 gyromouse key layout profile;
    9.) MINIX edition XBMC updated to version 13.1, support real 4K video output;
    10.) Preloaded Sopcast app;
    10.) Bug fixes of MINIX Metro launcher, weather info. service is now unlimited;
    11.) Various bug fixes of user interface;
    12.) Deep sleep mode enabled, system idle power down to 0.25W;
    13.) Added 1080p@24Hz mode; (Amlogic still haven't perfect it, treat it as experimental at the moment please)
    14.) Full screen app. running enabled;

    Download link:
    MD5 checksum: b432e2534c6c03c02e94d373069fe844

    MINIX NEO X8/X8-H 20140722 (002 beta 7) 4.4.2 firmware

    Release Date: 2014-07-22
    Change log (over beta 6):
    1.) USB/ airmouse wakeup slowdown bug fix;
    2.) Netflix performance improvement; [Attention: NO support for 1080p]
    3.) Amlogic OMX video decoder update;
    4.) SMB2 support;
    5.) NFS cache, CIFS cache support;
    6.) Soundloss fix;
    7.) Stock browser random crash fix;

    MINIX NEO X8/X8-H 20140711 (002 beta 5) 4.4.2 firmware
    Release Date: 2014-07-11
    Change log (over beta 4):
    1.) Fixed deep sleep wakeup audio loss/video slow down bug (a BETA 3/ BETA 4 bug);
    2.) New weather service provider for MINIX launcher (openweathermap.org);
    3.) Weather service now could be switched between °C/°F;
    4.) 1080P 23.976Hz output support;
    5.) Top status bar show/hide support (SETTINGS -> "Hide status bar" option)
    6.) m3u8 fixes;
    7.) SPDIF clock auto-standby is back (Removing it causing deep sleep wakeup bug of 1.);
    8.) System's VPN fixes;

    MINIX NEO X8/X8-H 20140701 (002 beta 4) 4.4.2 firmware
    Release Date: 2014-07-01
    Change log (over beta 3):
    1.) Enabled NFS protocol;
    2.) Fixed "App Market" problem of MINIX Metro launcher;
    3.) Enabled support for Logitech HID devices;
    4.) Added PS3 game controller support;
    5.) Improved eMMC read/write performance;

    MINIX NEO X8/X8-H 20140628 (002 beta 3) 4.4.2 firmware
    Release Date: 2014-06-28
    Change log (over beta 2):
    1.) Added XBOX controller support; (PS3 support coming on next update);
    2.) Removed lock screen when using VPN;
    3.) Fixed non-USB audio setting lost after reboot issue;
    4.) Added keyboard layouts of NEO X7;
    5.) Increased TCP buffer (credit to Finless @ freaktab.com);
    6.) Removed SPDIF auto-standby feature; (experimental)
    7.) Support NTFS write;
    8.) Fixed filebrowser return key (direct-exit when pressing back button) bug;
    9.) Updated preloaded app. version;
    10.) Fixed HDMI audio has output when using SPDIF passthrough issue;
    11.) Fixed OTA panel message error;
    12.) Fixed IR remote can't select default launcher issue;

    Team MINIX.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2014
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  2. Exup

    Exup New Member

    Thanks for the new firmware...going to test it.

    Keep up with the good work, listening to your customers complaints and solving all the gimmicks that appear.

    Still not perfect...but going in a good path!! ;-)
  3. Jeroen Hutjens

    Jeroen Hutjens New Member


    I just bought a Minix X8-h. I read all the forums and I'm having netflix problems, when will netflix 1080P will be supported again? This is my main program where I use it for. Currently using WDTV and that works good on netflix. Can you give me a proximate date for Netflix fix? Is the ethernet functionality working in this beta release? Thanks in advance.


  4. dr0op

    dr0op Member

    Minix needs to be certified from Netflix so they can use 1080 if i remember it correctly.
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  5. Jeroen Hutjens

    Jeroen Hutjens New Member

  6. Jeroen Hutjens

    Jeroen Hutjens New Member

    @MINIX - John , @MINIX - Ken I am running windows 8, When installing an AML flash tool I am not able to install it fully, I get a driver error. And it is not working. Do I have to wait for a zip rom? Is it possible to create a zip rom from Minix itself? Thanks in Advance...
  7. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

  8. dr0op

    dr0op Member

    You need this driver update and it will work for you. search for: X8_X8H_Win8_driver.zip

    *can't post url's yet but i think you can find the file with google, new member... lol
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  9. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    People need a like before posting links.. it is a new spam protection. You should be able now
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  10. dr0op

    dr0op Member

    Have to wait 1 day to be able to post links -> The number of days you have been registered must exceed: 1

    I can wait, it's better to have a good spam protection :)

    *I'm pretty sure Jeroen Hutjens will find the right file with a google search.
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  11. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    hmm yes forgot about that one :confused:
  12. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

  13. djnata

    djnata Member

    one question,when the official firmware go out the update do a factory reset, or we need do it manually?

    Give me a like please,i need to post a link :|
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  14. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    We have been told that Minix has made several attempts to get in touch with Netflix, but Netflix hasn't contacted Minix yet.
    Netflix has started switching to HTML5 player. Amazon FireTV is already using HTML5 player. One of the required components for DRM is still missing on other Android devices. When that becomes available, all Android devices should be able to play Netflix HD (at least 720p).
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  15. djnata

    djnata Member

    netflix only works to USA residents?
  16. MuscleMan2000

    MuscleMan2000 Member

    The system freeze when I use xbmc and when I use mele f10 pro, it's not freeze direct but after a time of use.. It's happened 2 times in 2 latest days
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
  17. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    No, It is available in North and South America, the Caribbean, and parts of Europe (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom) according to Wikipedia. It will also be available in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg sometime this year.
  18. Jeroen Hutjens

    Jeroen Hutjens New Member


    I would like to use the otg update procedure. I wanted to download the windows 8 drivers but I got a virus alert by avast antivirus. After that I was not able to download the file anymore at all, maybe because avast blocks the link. Can anybody from Minix check the file on viruses??
  19. djnata

    djnata Member

    you need to check the antivirus,not the file... the file has fine.
  20. anhil

    anhil New Member

    I have have had a soft boot in 008 almost every time I have exit the ROM-built-in XBMC Minix Edition and especially when I have modified my library of videos. My lib is large and I am using Dalvik - not Art.