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NEO X8/X8-H 002 beta 9-2 firmware (20141018)

Discussion in 'NEO X8/X8-H 002 beta 9 firmware (20141018)' started by MINIX - Ken, Oct 12, 2014.

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  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all,

    Sorry for keeping you guys to have waited this long, we have been waiting too because Amlogic's old SDKs can't solve the playback issues.

    We got the new SDK and have been working very hard to release this new beta 9 to you guys after 3 trial versions were released earlier to our beta test group. (thanks to the crew for helping us identifying bugs)

    Firmware:
    Here is the download link of BETA 9-2. (revised 18-Okt-2014)
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8_X8H_002BETA9-2.rar

    Changelog over original BETA9:
    1. Dual input devices fixed
    2. Google play movies fixed. ( maybe also other drm related streaming apps work now also )
    3. M1 menu button fixed
    4. Preloaded XBMC+frame switching addon

    Usb burning tool ( flashtool);
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=USB_Burning_Tool_v2.0.1_x86.rar

    Windows8 driver:
    http://minix.com.hk/downfile/X8_X8H_Win8_driver.zip

    Howto flash:
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/how-to-flash-the-beta-firmware-image.116/


    @HardwareGuru has made a special version of MINIX XBMC with auto frame switching capability, thanks to the great add-on developed by @jk-nz . (Huge credit must be given to @jk-nz, thanks!!)
    You need to activate and save the services before use and restart XBMC once after activating.


    Best Regards,
    Team MINIX.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 19, 2014
  2. tampametal

    tampametal XBMC GEEK

    1st post... YAY!

    Anyways,

    I know you guys worked very hard on this....

    On behalf of myself and my entire Kodi USA team I would like to first thank my friend John Scutt for letting me review this great device and also HardwareGuru, Ken and the entire Minix Team.

    ... And now lets have some fun! :)
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014
  3. Bingolong

    Bingolong New Member

    Thank you very much. Appreciate all your effort. (y)
  4. tomson

    tomson Member

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  5. tampametal

    tampametal XBMC GEEK

    Nope must flash like other betas
  6. hawzman

    hawzman Member

  7. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    First of all thanks to the entire Minix team (y)

    I haven't spent much time with beta 9, but couple of things that I have noticed
    1) Setting for DTS HD Multi-Asset mixing. I guess this will solve the problems some folks were having with secondary audio.
    2) Downloads/File Browser shortcut on the Navigation Bar

    Online Streaming
    1) Hulu Plus - NOW WORKS with the latest version (y)
    2) Showtime Anytime - NOW WORKS (y) (has never worked in any of the betas before, HDMI spoof seems to be working now)
    3) HBO Go - Same as before
    4) Netflix - Same as before
    5) YouTube - @ 720p
    6) Amazon Instant - checking now will update later (sadly, doesn't work)

    I haven't had any of the playback problems (random slow down/stutter etc). So, cannot comment on those.

    Hmm.. I am seeing a slightly slower WiFi performance. I used to get 34 Mbps (up) and 36 Mbps (down) on 2.4 GHz. Now, I am only getting 26 Mbps (up) and 29 Mbps (down). These are speeds within my network. With Ookla app, I am now getting only 19 Mbps down. My provisioned Interent speed is 33 Mbps down and I get 34.12 Mbps 24x7. This was an isolated incident.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014
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  8. tampametal

    tampametal XBMC GEEK

    So far not one force close after several tries with Simple Client and our BBTS list will keep testing...
  9. SmashD

    SmashD Member

    First of all THANKS for Beta9 :)

    Second, do we need to use the special modded version or is it fine to install the frequency switcher on our own - are there any other changes compared to the stock 13.3 Minix XBMC?
  10. taip

    taip New Member

    I tested 002 beta 9 firmware and is fantastic version,great job fellas......
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  11. ChrisMtl

    ChrisMtl New Member

    Just uninstalled the original Minix XBMC and installed this new one. Having issue with addons not downloading such as "mashup" or "1channel".
  12. tampametal

    tampametal XBMC GEEK

    1channel or Mashup is not related to firmware release... You can google search for appropriate forums or also checkout my community based help group in my signature. We are ran by addon developers. :)
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014
  13. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    You need another Gotham repo addon installed before you could get those add ons, also some countries have banned these add ons unless you access through vpn...
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  14. tampametal

    tampametal XBMC GEEK

    @MINIX - Ken

    I was getting major force close issues with simple client loading my iptv list on beta 8 and so far hasn't happened once... Will keep posted! :)
  15. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    I never had this issue on beta 8, granted I haven't used simple client IPTV that much.
  16. tampametal

    tampametal XBMC GEEK

    I use it quite a bit obviously if you see my signature lol.

    So we have just been disabling it when not using before cause it didn't happen all the time but when it did its very annoying. But like I was saying so far so good and will keep finger cross and I try to abuse it a little more to force issue. ;)
  17. ChrisMtl

    ChrisMtl New Member

    Thanks,
    I originally wanted to try this update because I was having issues with my xbmc.
    I ended up just installing the Gotham version and it working fine.
    What benefits do I have if I were to use the "MINIX XBMC"?
  18. Manc

    Manc New Member

    I have downloaded the beta 9 firmware twice but when i try to extract it i get errors
    ! C:\Users\Chris\Downloads\X8_X8H_002BETA9 (1).rar: Checksum error in aml_upgrade_package.img. The file is corrupt
    ! C:\Users\Chris\Downloads\X8_X8H_002BETA9 (1).rar: Unexpected end of archive
    any ideas? thanks
  19. tampametal

    tampametal XBMC GEEK

    Issue with delay in sound on startup seems to be fixed.
  20. tampametal

    tampametal XBMC GEEK

    I had same issue trying to download earlier on wifi. 1st try wired and was fine for some reason
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