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Official X8-H PLUS 011 firmware (20170119)

Discussion in 'NEO X8-H PLUS 011 firmware via MINIX FOTA' started by MINIX - Ken, Feb 14, 2017.

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  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all NEO X8-H PLUS users,

    Official firmware 11 has been released, you may now update from firmware 10 via MINIX OTA.
    (We believe many of you have done it already.)

    Full system image with USB flashing tool (clean flash, doesn't keep data):
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8H_PLUS_FW011_20170119.rar
    MD5 checksum: FC7B6B01630C22EBBBA6C972440A8311
    Update instruction:
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/how-to-flash-firmware-image-x6-x8-series.116/


    USB .zip update package (keeping exisiting data, requires FAT32 USB drive):
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8H_PLUS_FW011.zip
    MD5 checksum: F1B0DC1310FABC041C964F213E48F11A
    Update instruction:
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/how-to-use-the-usb-zip-update-method-x6-x8-series.6828/

    Change log (since FW010 20160829 firmware):

    1.) Fixed MPEG video playback issue in Kodi (XBMC)
    2.) Updated built-in apps

    Extra:
    MINIX XBMC V16.3 build:
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=MINIX_XBMC_V16.3_20160911.apk

    NEVER DISCONNECT THE POWER DURING THE UPDATE PROCESS!!

    Cheers,
    Team MINIX.
  2. Menorca Man

    Menorca Man Active Member Trusted Helper

    Does this version of FW011 come with the same bug (missing Long Press Power Menu) as FW011 for the Neo U1 (U1 waiting for FW012) or does that bug not apply to the X8-H Plus??
  3. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    That shouldn't apply!
    For the U1 this happened when adding the Power Key definition feature and I guess there was a slight slip up in the coding.
    The X8-H plus does not have this feature!
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  4. Menorca Man

    Menorca Man Active Member Trusted Helper

    Thanks Villa. I wasn't sure whether the Power Key definition feature (and hence the associated bug) was included in this new build.
  5. mchp92

    mchp92 Active Member

    Is kodi v16.3 part of the fe update? Or is that a separate download?


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  6. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    No as I believe apps can not be updated via FOTA.
    Yes, separate download!
  7. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator

    Installed great as usual... thanks all . Watched a 1080 flick using Minix 16.3 , played awesome (y) X8-H plus running great !!
    Jag61 likes this.
  8. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    That can't be possible? :eek:
    Surely you need to have Android 5 and Kodi 17 for this device to function properly! ;):D
    What Wizardry! :rolleyes:
    dryster likes this.
  9. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator

    Yes, it's a miracle ;)... Can't explain it . I agree, this can't be !!:whistle::rolleyes:
    Villa likes this.
  10. kiwiblogger

    kiwiblogger Member

    So guys just to confirm, this version is the same as 20161222 that I downloaded a while ago as I am unable to download this version OTA. It says I am up to date. ive always been able to download OTA updates previously
    Cizzz likes this.
  11. Spellbound

    Spellbound Member

    I don't feel sarcasm like this is called for when users have concerns about the longevity of their purchases.

    I still have the audio dropout issue that has been an issue for many others too, there are a couple of threads about it as people call it by a different name.

    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/persistent-audio-interruption-x8-h-plus.15217/#post-118375

    I feel this issue will never be resolved though as the box has reached it's End of Life for updates even though it can still be bought new.
    Grippy Man, triks and zimist like this.
  12. rmulraine

    rmulraine New Member

    Yea same to me I wanna know also!

    My box is not showing this update can anyone tell me why?
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 22, 2017
  13. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    I believe that if you already have 20161222 you will not see 20170119
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/x8-h-plus-firmware-11-kot49h-20161222.15266/page-3#post-121190
  14. Autoroam

    Autoroam New Member

    I downloaded and applied this update (20170119) with no immediate issues.

    However I keep seeing this new prompt when starting up.
    However when I go into settings and manually look for updates, it says I am up to date.
    Is this an official update from Minix? Or something to be suspicious of?
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  15. HereIsTom

    HereIsTom Member

    Still no Android update for the X8-H Plus?
    Kodi 17.0 is now standards-compliant with Android’s official Audio API and requires Android 5.0 or higher as the minimum version.
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  16. setopboxer

    setopboxer Member

    i doubt they'll do anything to this device already,
    they already have a new and more ADVANCE media player launched with Android 6.0
    and everyone will still tell you, kodi 16.3 is working awesomely on this device!
  17. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all,

    We shall release a Lollipop based firmware for X8H-PLUS in March or April,
    based on the last SDK released by Amlogic (May 2015).

    This is not within our original plan because of the lack of support from chipset vendor,
    but we understand lots of you want it and therefore we shall just make one.

    Kodi 17 will work but will not be fully functional.
    (e.g. their newest passthrough needs API23 or higher)

    Please note.

    Reference:
    http://openlinux.amlogic.com/Android/Mbox/5.1_ReleaseInfo
    Meir Eliyahu, swistak, Jag61 and 9 others like this.
  18. rmulraine

    rmulraine New Member

    Ok ken waiting patiently for that update!
  19. João Almeida

    João Almeida New Member

  20. HereIsTom

    HereIsTom Member

    Then an update actually has no sense without sound is working!?
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