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Official Release X5mini Kitkat 240 ( june 4th 2015 )

Discussion in 'NEO X5 mini Official Firmware Releases' started by KAR, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

    Finally after a long wait we have the new release of Kitkat ready for the x5 Series (Version 240)

    This release was made by the developers team at www.minixforum.com;
    - HardwareGuru
    - Gufone
    - KAR

    The firmware is build through the MINIX guidelines and thus provided as Official firmware.
    - Approved by MINIX.

    Changelog (2.4.0) ( Current release )
    - USB fixes ( X5 series )
    - Camera fixes (the versions we tested : C110, C210, C270, C920, Logitech quickcam pro, 9000, miscrosoft hd)
    - Sleep working (X5 series)
    - Full redesign of the media framework ( more video apps should work now by default HLS 0 ! )
    - fixed permission issues.
    - disabled multi user for now, till we find a remote friendly lock-screen.
    - Rendering a new layer for video.
    - X5 series have full 1080p now ( screen scale works )
    - updated pre-installed apps
    - New OTA methods
    - After fw update also preinstalled updates will reinstall.
    - new bigger mouse pointer.
    - Google play music added to pre-installed apps.
    - Updated the pre-installed apps.
    - Google play music, Hulu Plus, Youtube live are working !
    - No missing bitmaps any more during recovery.

    Changelog (2.3.0) ( Previous release )
    - Added: HLS configuration menu
    - Added: Preparation for Delta OTA (smaller update packages)
    - Added: Frameswitch working for SPMC
    - Fixed: remove not supported 1080i (X5 series)
    - Fixed: camera support
    - Removed: HD Filemanager
    - Updated: better branche managment (sources)
    - Updated: OTA update service ( complete revision )
    Some other stuff..

    Download link (to be used for a Fresh install or pre CE210 versions)

    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=x5mini-rk3066-240.rar (drivers and Flashtool included)

    (You need to use RK flashtool, do not try to flash it like an OTA update.zip !)

    Full OTA:
    ONLY For people that have online OTA errors when system was tampered with.
    Rename to "update.zip" and copy it to your internal flash.

    MINIX Metro: The version included does not work with the x5mini. It is failing on a Bluetooth check (x5mini does not have Bluetooth) . A complete new version (v2.0) has been uploaded and will work fine now. : http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=MINIX_METRO_v2.rar

    Many thanks to the Minix Development team for providing a new version!!

    Rooted devices may have issues with the OTA, if that happens you have to reflash your device!
    Changed system files can cause the OTA to abort! you can use the Full OTA above.

    People can upgrade from Community edition firmware (2.1.0+) will receive an OTA update online. You don't have to flash this firmware!

    MD5 Checksums:

    x5mini-rk3066-240.rar - 44b141930e6490dde43e5dc258c14eea
    x5mini-rk3066-OTA-240.zip - 3bf7b9f3ecd8e8ab17cad09a6a55d01b

    Available Updates:
    XSeries v2.x.0 - root update
    XSeries v2.x.0 - unroot update

    To install the available updates (this is not for the Firmware!) rename the downloaded file to update.zip and place at the internal flash drive root, android will find the update and request you to install.

    From the MINIX Forum Developers Team;

    Also thanks to the MINIX Engineers, without them we would not come this far!
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2015
  2. Tim1984

    Tim1984 New Member

    Nice work guys! There's only one bug. After the OTA update the metro launcher stops working. After this I did a complete firmware update. Still I can't get it working. Hope I'll get a fix soon!
  3. james b

    james b New Member

    I confirm this, Metro Launcher does not fire up. Disabled Google Security Settings on App verification to test, still not launching.
    USB issue: only one port active is now resolved.

    thank you,

  4. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

    Will take a look into it.

    nicaroxo likes this.
  5. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

    OK seen the issue.. all devices except the x5mini are working. Will check ASAP.

    nicaroxo likes this.
  6. anhvu

    anhvu Member

  7. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

  8. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

  9. timboom009

    timboom009 Member

    Working also with hardware guru?
  10. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Yes hardwareguru dashboard will work after the update
  11. anhvu

    anhvu Member

  12. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

    Seems to be the new version causing issues for the x5mini (expected to fail due to a Bluetooth check) anyway the old version included in 230 is working fine.

    Please see first post for the Download the the old METRO version which works.

  13. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

    Tim, see first post. A working version of Metro has been posted. Seems the version currently included failed at x5mini.

    Tim1984 likes this.
  14. KingKong

    KingKong Member

    How come when i uninstall all the apps the latest update installs they then re appear when i reboot the box??? Also a fresh install stick 2 versions of youtube and skype on my box. Ive flashed a mini and X7 and both boxes same thing.
  15. KingKong

    KingKong Member

    Deleting them second time around seems to work. Weird!!!
  16. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    When you reboot before the reinstaller is fully finished the reinstaller sees that it has not completed and will start all over again.
  17. kingluc

    kingluc New Member

    How do I install this update on my X5 Mini? I have downloaded the x5mini-rk3066-240.rar file, unzipped it, and ran the driver installation on two different PC's and neither has even picked up my device.

    Is there any way to install the update only using the X5 mini itself, or how do I get Windows to pick up the X5 Mini whilst it is plugged in using the USB to USB cable that came with the device?

    Sorry if these are stupid questions I'm new to this. Thanks
  18. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    download the toolpack from here:
    and use the windows 8 flashtool ( i figuire you are on windows 8 )
  19. kingluc

    kingluc New Member

  20. KingKong

    KingKong Member

    I could only ever get the installer to work and pick up the boxes via a pc running WinXP. If have try. Works everytime. Anytime i use a win 8.1 nothing.