Discussion in 'NEO Z64 Android OS' started by MINIX - Ken, Mar 11, 2015.
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it dident work .error massage "Image type X64 is not supported by this IA32 shell" please help
What is it that you are trying to do? You have posted in Windows Install, Bios Conversion and Android Reflash threads.
Are you using Minix official Bios conversion files or the one from Lifeforce?
i downloaded Gadget Friendlys files
I have used Lifeforce files only once (They are not Gadget Friendly's files). I have since used Minix provided UEFI conversion files. I have never had a problem with them.
so gadget freindly is using lifeforce files. is it possible to use minix uefi converison files in this state ? and were do i find them ?
New to this forum so my excueses I am asking a NOOB question.
Can anyone confirm this really reflashes the Z64A with android the way it was when you received it.
So If I have this Android Image I can do the switch to windows 8.1 (With other Bios) and back to android only using this IMG file?
Thanks for this. Had to flash back after a little stint with ubuntu!
It does, you will notice no difference at all. Best way to think of it is flashing Windows first required the windows bios then you do the windows install. Reverting back to android requires you first install the android bios and then flash back android. In my experience with flashing android it takes approx an hour to complete so it is quite time consuming to do it but it does work.
When I have all the files in the USB and get into EFI Shell, I get errors.
parition using fs_type 'vfat'
E:installer device ignored
E:installer device ignored
E:No valid installer medium found.
Could not open /sys/devices/virtual/backlight
It won' go past that. I downloaded the .img file 3 times and wrote the img file to my usb like 5 times and still keep getting this error. Any ideas?
I'm not a developer but I think the clue is in the first line - "parition using fs_type 'vfat'". Maybe the usb drive isn't formatted correctly.
Did you follow the instructions in the doc exactly?
I thought of that too so I formatted the USB to different types then ran it through Win32Imager and noticed that the program formats it on its own to FAT32. I also tested the USB and know that the files are written correctly.
My problem started after installing Xposed Framework. Now my Z64 goes through boot loops. I know that by creating a folder at the location data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/conf/disabled will disable the framework which will let me boot correctly. If I can find a way to create that folder outside of the OS I will solve my problem.
Try to use rufus program to write the img file to the USB disk
I just tried Rufus and its a better program than Win32Imager but I still get the same problem. Thanks I was exited for a minute.
How about trying to convert the .img file to .iso then writing it using YUMI?
An old link for reference. Long shot; hope it helps.
Ty very much... hugs!
I'm new to this, but could this mean you have booted to the BIOS for Windows (which is a 32 bit BIOS) then are trying to execute 64 bit code?
That answer is maybe confusing:
Q. "back to android only using this IMG file?" A. "It does" .... a single step
A. "you first install the android bios and then flash back android" ..... two steps, 64bit BIOS first then Android.
I think it must be two steps.
If I'm correct then look at Minix Neo Z64A to Z64W and reverse at freaktab site /forum/tv-player-support/intel-based-tv-players/minix-z64/24814-minix-neo-z64a-to-z64w-and-reverse (sorry can't post a link yet).
That covers BIOS switch both ways and installing Windows, but not how to install Android.
The instructions and video don't all match the download files now available. I'm about to post there a summary of what's been said and files needed. You'd need to follow the BIOS Install section, using the files from the extracted folder Z64 BIOS \windows-to-android
Then come back here and install Android.
thanks for information
Is it possible to do the flash process without a USB keyboard? The steps in the word document state:
7. Connect the keyboard and USB drive to NEO Z64, boot your NEO Z64 while pressing F11
But I don't have a USB keyboard available.
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