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Official 004 firmware via MINIX FOTA

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H PLUS 004 firmware via MINIX FOTA' started by MINIX - Ken, Apr 4, 2015.

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  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all NEO X8-H Plus users,
    (Please note that this firmware is for X8-H PLUS only,
    it does not work with X8, X8 PLUS or X8-H)

    Official 004 firmware has been released via MINIX FOTA.
    It's a full update package because the firmware is based on the latest SDK (March 2015).

    Prerequisite for receiving this update:
    1.) Updated to the last 20150207 firmware via MINIX FOTA;
    2.) No rooting has been done;
    3.) Check for update using this app:

    Change log (since 20150207 firmware):

    1.) Added WiFi channel 12, 13 support (2.4GHz)
    2.) Fixed various app compatibility issues (not including PLP, yet)
    3.) Enhanced gigabit ethernet performance
    4.) Improved refresh rate switching compatibility (mainly for online contents)
    5.) Added Google+ support
    6.) Improved amplifier compatibility
    7.) Added support for Vidon XBMC (for technical questions regarding Vidon XBMC, please contact them directly, we don't answer questions related to this software since we don't make it and we don't know much about it)
    8.) Fixed MX player playback crash issue
    9.) Hebrew language UI bug fix
    10.) Fixed HDMI-CEC long press freezing bug (on some TVs), and we have added 2 keys to the HDMI-CEC control: Yellow key - HOME; Blue key - Menu <-- These should make the CEC control better.

    MINIX XBMC V13.3.3 final (required manual installation):


    (Our engineers are having Easter holidays for the coming few days, so please excuse us for checking less here, feel free to leave any feedbacks/suggestions here, we shall follow-up when holidays finished, thanks!)

    Full system image w/Windows USB burning tool:
    Download from MINIX server: http://minix.com.hk/firmware/X8H_PLUS_004FW.rar
    Download from Forum server: http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8H_PLUS_004FW.rar
    MD5 checksum: 440DEDE4FEFAA2445E89F6153EA2C304

    Team MINIX.
  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    For those who stuck at 90% update status, please make sure you wait for at least another 10 minutes before unplugging the power and rebooting the box.
    I think it's a bug of the FOTA software for not reporting the % correctly.
    I am contacting the service provider to hold this update now.

    Sorry for scaring you!
  3. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    FOTA has been pulled off for a few days until we found the root cause causing the "90% status stuck".
  4. renegade01

    renegade01 New Member

    Is anyone else having difficulty downloading from the Full system image w/Windows USB burning tool: link? it downloads fine to 68.9 MB and then slows to a snails pace and states 2- 3 days to finish.
  5. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    I will add a forum download link whwn i get home.. Please be patiant.
    Chipsta likes this.
  6. renegade01

    renegade01 New Member

    No worries. Thanks for all everyone does.
  7. zimbo

    zimbo New Member

    How to install this firmware?
  8. pusb87

    pusb87 Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    no, downloaded fine for me, use a download manager such as BitComet and you should be OK
  9. desertplanet

    desertplanet Member

    I am also having same issue. Download actually cancels after speed gets to 0
  10. renegade01

    renegade01 New Member

    Frederick_99 thanks for the idea but sadly that did not work. I will wait for the forum firmware file to be uploaded. Tat has worked for me for every download.
  11. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    just wait 20 minutes .. working on the forum download now
  12. Hkr

    Hkr New Member


    How do i check what version firmware i am running? When i do a update check it says no updates available.

    The build number is: kot49h.20141122 release-keys

    Is this the latest firmware?

  13. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

  14. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Looks like you are still on the first firmware

    OTA update is on hold for now, only available is the flash method.
    OTA is on hold till we have investigated why some got stuck at 90%.
    Please be patiant if you are waiting for OTA, it is easter celebrations in china so it will be a few days before the engeneers are back on the factory.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2015
  15. Lanzalad

    Lanzalad Member

    Sorry but this is miss leading, now you say "(Please note that this firmware is for X8-H PLUS only, it does not work with X8, X8 PLUS or X8-H)"
    you say its for the minix neo X8H-plus then say this will not work on the X8 Plus...?

    Feel free to delete it if im wrong or if you edit your opening post.
  16. icy20

    icy20 Member

    The two you are mentioning are different devices...
  17. Lanzalad

    Lanzalad Member

    Ok then but i've not heard of the X8 Plus only the X8 the X8H and the X8H-Plus
  18. SirRafy

    SirRafy New Member

    I don:t now what happens but I took the firmware by ota without any problema.will be I'm from old school I am 65 years old and I've never had problem with my box thanks for the support that there are the best thanks
  19. renegade01

    renegade01 New Member

    New link downloaded perfectly thanks Hardwareguru
  20. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    As a reseller, you should keep yourself updated of the current models ;).
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