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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. saberzaid

    saberzaid New Member

    4.1 coming as hotfix?
  2. senzalice

    senzalice Member

    I also bought mine 2 days ago and I share Felindril's frustrations !!!
    I looked in "Settings > About Mediabox" and my Build number is...
    KOT49H.20141122 release-keys
    Why is the firmware being referenced as 001, 002, 003, 004 when I cannot see this number in my box?
    Can someone please explain and tell me what I have? I am so confused !!
    I cannot find the "minix update app" anywhere... I can only see the "backup and update app".
    How do I install this minix update app? And will this let me update to Firmware 004?
    Thank you for any assistance.
  3. windex961

    windex961 Member

    you need to first install the 002 firmware and the "system update" app (Blue square with MINIX inside of it) will be added... then you should be able to click on it and it will update itself..
    You can download the 002 firmware in a flashable zip format and install it first if the "system update" app is not already in your app folder
  4. senzalice

    senzalice Member

    Thank you for your reply.
    I went here to download 002

    I then went here for instructions
    ...and in the very first post #1, I followed this link for How to Flash:

    However, in the very first line of this post #1 , it says "Dear all X8/X8-H users," and does NOT mention X8-H PLUS users. Sorry...but I want to be sure about what i'm doing... I don't want to brick my device. Also, I cannot view the images in this post, it says I need to be logged in...and I am logged in !!
  5. windex961

    windex961 Member

    As long as the firmware file has the PLUS in the file name then the procedure is exactly the same.
  6. senzalice

    senzalice Member

  7. senzalice

    senzalice Member

    Thanks for your help windex961.
    I now have the OTA System Update app.

    However, I updated from 20141122 to firmware 002 using the "USB.zip update package" from here -

    I found this to be very easy to do, I did not lose any of my apps or settings and no need to attach the Minix box to a computer.
    It all went smoothly and took about 5mins.
    I will stay on 002 for a while before deciding to update to FOTA 004.
  8. newbie99

    newbie99 Ex Moderator

    FOTA 004 will also keeps your apps and so on (except the backup&update app at the moment, but I think they will (re)include it into the next FOTA)...
  9. Eman

    Eman New Member

    Im ready to do my update. Will the update clean out my XBMC add-ons and settings? Do I need to backup XBMC?
  10. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    You won't lose data if you are updating via FOTA service.
  11. Ambjörn Bergstad

    Ambjörn Bergstad New Member


    This might be a stupid question, but i cant find the FOTA service on my X8H Plux box.
    Can you please explain how i update my device? I must be missing something

    My current FW is: KOT49H.20141122 release-keys
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015
  12. Skakri

    Skakri New Member

    Before you upgrade via FOTA you have to manually update with this method:

    EDIT: forgot to mention, this is because you have the stock firmware KOT49H.20141122. Once you have updated the stock firmware manually you can update with FOTA.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015
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  13. Cyberg

    Cyberg New Member

    So I manually updated to 002 and then did 003 FOTA and now 004 FOTA. When it rebooted to install 004 it is now stuck near the end of installing system update for almost 20 minutes. Is this normal? What do I do?
  14. Argyrios

    Argyrios Member

    Wait, it will finish.
  15. Cyberg

    Cyberg New Member

    It was frozen for 50 minutes. I finally unplugged it and it restarted and updated again. This time it finished in about 2 minutes. Everything seems fine now. Thanks for your reply.
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  16. saberzaid

    saberzaid New Member

    I flash it but i feel my new minix 8-h plus slower then my old minix x8-h .
  17. saberzaid

    saberzaid New Member

    Guys what about spmc . Ist better on minix x8-h plus or kodi is better? . As my skin and addon run only on kodi or spmc based on kodi cuz minix xbmc not a kodi yet
  18. Berserko

    Berserko New Member

    After FOTA to 004 sound drops and an out of control skipping controller. Mine froze during the FOTA for hours before I had to unplug. I'll have to try a fresh flash install I guess.

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  19. Cyberg

    Cyberg New Member

    I have been using SPMC now for 36 hours. It works great. Plays all my x265 files perfectly with no stutter or sync issues. KODI was stuttering and out of sync the entire time. Bonus for SPMC is it will update automatically via PlayStore.
  20. Felipe Estades

    Felipe Estades New Member

    SPMC 13.4 or 14.2 ??

    self-adaptive refreah rate switching ON or OFF ??

    Adjust display refresh rate to match video ON or OFF?

    Sync playback to display ON or OFF ??
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