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Custom ROM UPDATE 18-Okt-2014: X8-H Flashable zip for NEO X8(H)

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  1. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    LAST UPDATE: Updated 18-Okt-2014:

    PLEASE NOTE:
    This is a totaly different way of flashing and for that reason i ASK you to PLEASE keep bugs in this thread so MINIX can seporate the used firmware.

    Make sure you have a USB keyboard plugged in or you will not be able to use the menu.
    Also this will not work if the OTG cable is connected, plese remove it first.

    How to flash:
    1. download firmware zipfile.
    2. DO NOT UNZIP!, the zipfile IS the update package!
    3. format a sdcard or usbstick to FAT32 ( NTFS formated drives dont work )
    4. Put the .zip file on the root of the sdcard or usbstick.

    5. Power off the MINIX
    6. Insert the sdcard or usbstick. ( dont use the side USB, allways use the back USB port )
    7. press the restore button with a pin ( insert in the recovery hole on the back ) and KEEP it pressed.
    8. Press the powerbuttin and keep it pressed till you see the boot logo, then let go
    9. let go of the restore button

    You will see a menu:
    1. Select : apply update from EXT ( using your keyboard cursor )
    2. Select : Update from Sdcard / Update from udisk << usbstick
    3. Select the .zip file
    4. hit enter and wait till its done.

    When it is done select reboot and hit enter.
    All done!!

    PLEASE KEEP BUGS HERE on this topic !!
    If there would be a bug that is caused by the way this is made and flashed i dont want MINIX to get false info on the official firmware topic.

    Updated 18-Okt-2014:

    Update 002Beta9-2 ( revised: 18-10-2014 )
    MINIX NEO X8/X8-H 20141018 (002 beta 9-2) 4.4.2 firmware
    Release Date: 2014-10-18
    HardwareGuru zip version: 2.6b

    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 ( only on factory reset version )

    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    X8(h) firmware 002Beta9-2 - Factory Reset
    - Preloaded XBMC for MINIX including frequency switch addon preloaded.
    - No Kernel Logo so you have a black screen for a few seconds at bootup.

    ( Niet voor HardwareGuru Klanten, U raakt GuruXBMC/MinixMC kwijt !! )

    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8-v2.6b-Public-FactoryReset.zip
    - A Full factory reset with default preloaded apps from minix.

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    X8(h) firmware 002Beta9-2 - Keep Data
    - No Kernel Logo so you have a black screen for a few seconds at bootup.

    Ook voor HardwareGuru Klanten met behoud van GuruXBMC 5.0
    LET OP! Klanten met MinixMC moeten nog even wachten, deze werkt niet op Beta9.
    We zijn bezig met GuruXBMC 5.1 binnenkort verkrijgbaar is via onze website.
    U kunt ook altijd gebruik maken van GuruXBMC 5.0 welke ook op uw box is geïnstalleerd.

    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8-v2.6b-Public-KeepData.zip
    - This keeps al your data and apps, Preloaded apps will remain, they will not be overwritten.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------




    EXTRA Updates/Apps

    NOTE: When you use "Keep Data" you have to install the new XBMC for MINIX manualy !

    Auto frame switching addon, thanks to the great add-on developed by @jk-nz . (Huge credit must be given to @jk-nz , thanks!!)
    See topic about this addon:
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/autoframerate-detection-switching-output-in-xbmc.601/
    I preloaded it into latest XBMC for MINIX;
    XBMC for MINIX 13.3 + Frequention switcher 1.3.1 + included needed dependancies.
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=XBMC133_Freqswitch131.apk
    You need to activate and save the services before use and restart XBMC once after activating.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------- Old releases below ----------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Update 002Beta:
    1.) Native Android virtual keyboard bug fix;
    2.) Fixed Aututu auto exit issue;
    3.) Fixed XBMC displaying with 1/4 screen size while playing 4K videos;
    4.) Ethernet MAC address information added;
    5.) Preloaded CloudTV app.;
    6.) Improved SONY 4K TV HDMI compatibility;
    7.) DVI-type signal output enabled for older TVs and monitors;
    8.) Added NEO A2 gyromouse key layout profile;
    9.) MINIX edition XBMC updated to version 13.1, support real 4K video output;
    10.) Preloaded Sopcast app;
    10.) Bug fixes of MINIX Metro launcher, weather info. service is now unlimited;
    11.) Various bug fixes of user interface;


    Update 002Beta2: ( 16-06-2014 )
    1.) Deep sleep mode enabled, system idle power down to 0.25W;
    2.) Added 1080p@24Hz mode; (Amlogic still haven't perfect it, treat it as experimental at the moment please)
    2.) Full screen app. running enabled;
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    X8(h) firmware 002Beta2 - Factory Reset
    http://xbmc.hardwareguru.nl/X8-v1.8-Public-FactoryReset2.zip
    ( Niet voor HardwareGuru Klanten, U raakt GuruXBMC kwijt !! )
    - A Full factory reset with default preloaded apps from minix.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    X8(h) firmware 002Beta2 - Keep Data
    http://xbmc.hardwareguru.nl/X8-v1.8-Upgrade-KeepData2.zip
    ( Ook voor HardwareGuru Klanten met behoud van GuruXBMC )
    - This keeps al your data and apps, Preloaded apps will remain, they will not be overwritten.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------



    Update 002Beta3: ( 28-06-2014 )
    1.) Added XBOX controller support; (PS3 support coming on next update);
    2.) Removed lock screen when using VPN;
    3.) Fixed non-USB audio setting lost after reboot issue;
    4.) Added keyboard layouts of NEO X7;
    5.) Increased TCP buffer
    6.) Removed SPDIF auto-standby feature;
    7.) Support NTFS write;
    8.) Fixed filebrowser return key (direct-exit when pressing back button) bug;
    9.) Updated preloaded app. version;
    10.) Fixed HDMI audio has output when using SPDIF passthrough issue;
    11.) Fixed OTA panel message error;
    12.) Fixed IR remote can't select default launcher issue;
    Downloads removed



    Update 002Beta4: ( 01-07-2014 )
    1.) Enabled NFS protocol;
    2.) Fixed "App Market" problem of MINIX Metro launcher;
    3.) Enabled support for Logitech HID devices;
    4.) Added PS3 game controller support;
    5.) Improved eMMC read/write performance;
    Downloads removed


    Update 002Beta5: ( 11-07-2014 )
    1.) Fixed deep sleep wakeup audio loss/video slow down bug (a BETA 3/ BETA 4 bug);
    2.) New weather service provider for MINIX launcher (openweathermap.org);
    3.) Weather service now could be switched between °C/°F;
    4.) 1080P 23.976Hz output support;
    5.) Top status bar show/hide support (SETTINGS -> "Hide status bar" option)
    6.) m3u8 fixes;
    7.) SPDIF clock auto-standby is back (Removing it causing deep sleep wakeup bug of 1.);
    8.) System's VPN fixes;
    Download removed



    Update 002Beta6: ( 17-07-2014 )
    1.) Fixed system (e.g. Antutu) random crashing problem caused by Mali GPU PMU DVFS management bug which failed to adjust dynamic frequencies properly;
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    X8(h) firmware 002Beta6 - Factory Reset
    xbmc.hardwareguru.nl/X8-v2.3-Public-FactoryReset_signed.zip
    ( Niet voor HardwareGuru Klanten, U raakt GuruXBMC kwijt !! )
    - A Full factory reset with default preloaded apps from minix.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    X8(h) firmware 002Beta6 - Keep Data
    http://xbmc.hardwareguru.nl/X8-v2.3-Public-KeepData_signed.zip
    ( Ook voor HardwareGuru Klanten met behoud van GuruXBMC )
    - This keeps al your data and apps, Preloaded apps will remain, they will not be overwritten.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------


    Update 002Beta7: ( 22-07-2014 )
    Change log (over beta 6):
    1.) USB/ airmouse wakeup slowdown bug fix;
    2.) Netflix performance improvement; [Attention: NO support for 1080p]
    3.) Amlogic OMX video decoder update;
    4.) SMB2 support;
    5.) NFS cache, CIFS cache support;
    6.) Soundloss fix;
    7.) Stock browser random crash fix;
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    X8(h) firmware 002Beta7 - Factory Reset
    ( Niet voor HardwareGuru Klanten, U raakt GuruXBMC kwijt !! )
    http://xbmc.hardwareguru.nl/X8-v2.4-Public-FactoryReset_signed.zip
    - A Full factory reset with default preloaded apps from minix.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    X8(h) firmware 002Beta7 - Keep Data
    ( Ook voor HardwareGuru Klanten met behoud van GuruXBMC )
    http://xbmc.hardwareguru.nl/X8-v2.4-Public-KeepData_signed.zip
    - This keeps al your data and apps, Preloaded apps will remain, they will not be overwritten.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------


    Update 002Beta8: ( 10-08-2014 )
    Release Date: 2014-08-092
    Change log ( over beta 7 ):
    1.) Extra permissions granted to XBMC;
    2.) Preloaded latest V13.3.0 MINIX XBMC;
    3.) HDMI-CEC fixes (device wakeup from TV's menu is not available yet, will be updated on final 002);
    4.) Firmware based on release-keys;
    5.) HDMI output status spoofing;
    6.) CPU governor changed to Interactive mode;
    7.) Windows animation deactivated;
    8.) Added key layout profiles of Mele F10/F10 PRO airmouses;
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    X8(h) firmware 002Beta8 - Factory Reset
    ( Niet voor HardwareGuru Klanten, U raakt GuruXBMC kwijt !! )
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8-v2.5-Public-FactoryReset.zip
    - A Full factory reset with default preloaded apps from minix.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    X8(h) firmware 002Beta8 - Keep Data
    ( Ook voor HardwareGuru Klanten met behoud van GuruXBMC )
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8-v2.5-Public-KeepData.zip
    - This keeps al your data and apps, Preloaded apps will remain, they will not be overwritten.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014
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  2. KingKong

    KingKong Member

    beta 7 or Beta 2

    Which one do i stick on a fresh outa the box x8h?
  3. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Just wait .. i will make the 002Beta8 ready tonight
    ( after the forum huricane is over (y) )
  4. morais

    morais Member

  5. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Updated :D
    Have fun
  6. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Oh btw.. i changed the kernel boot logo.. :D
  7. Sim

    Sim New Member

    Thanks man, used your last 07 version & everything was great...
  8. KingKong

    KingKong Member

    The latest download has 3 files!? The zip and one called win8 and one call public factory reset. Is this right!?

    Do i stick all 3 on the sd card before flashing?

    Thanks in advance!
  9. WilfredG

    WilfredG Member

  10. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    ?? the zipfile is called "X8-v2.5-Public-FactoryReset.zip"
    There are no other files
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  11. cachirro

    cachirro New Member

    what's the difference from this beta8 to the official beta8?
  12. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    not much.. the way you flash it is all.
    this dont need a PC
    Only a custom boot logo and animation
  13. wanna

    wanna New Member

    Hi guru, just a quick 1 my YouTube is not working in xbmc
  14. bignjato

    bignjato New Member

  15. morais

    morais Member

    thank you

    but how to do this step please ?

    "you have to install the new XBMC for MINIX manually !"

    Where can I download XBMC for MINIX ?

    Thanks
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  16. ycodryn

    ycodryn New Member

    Hi HG thank you for sd card method, now i'm on vacation and i don't have a pc to do the flash metod and I hae used only minix box to download the update/apk that I need :). Can I delete .apk that I don't need from .zip and update it or I have to resign it ?
  17. Arab

    Arab New Member

    install and working beta 8 100 % thx you
  18. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

  19. KingKong

    KingKong Member

    Installed from a flash stick. An sd card freshly formatted failed !?? several attempts. Flash stick all good though. CHEERS!!!
  20. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Anyone tested the F10 remote yet?
    ( on beta 8 )
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