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Official Release X5mini Kitkat 250 ( february 8th 2016 )

Discussion in 'NEO X5 mini Official Firmware Releases' started by gufone, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

    Finally after a long wait we are proud to release the new release of Kitkat ready for the x5mini Series (Version 250)

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

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

    Changelog (2.5.0) ( Current release )
    - Audio/video player fixes
    - Audio drop issues
    - network fixes (wifi/ethernet MAC fix)
    - Microphone fix.
    - spdif adjustments
    - Powermenu (layout)
    - Security fixes
    - and more...

    Changelog (2.4.0)
    - USB fixes ( X5 series )
    - Sleep working (X5 series)
    - Camera fixes
    - 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.
    - and lots of things you wont even notice

    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)
    (drivers and Flashtool included)

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

    People with Community edition firmware (2.1.0+) will receive an OTA update online.
    Please pay attention that we will not distribute to all the devices at the same time.
    Please be patient and wait an open slot for your device.

    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.
    You cannot install this update over an already updated device (already in 250).

    MD5 Checksums:

    3a389b62d1c07d9f78f41fc28a771224 x5mini-rk3066-OTA-250.zip
    e9401afea684dbc1080cde8044631fbd x5mini-rk3066-250.rar

    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.

    Available Updates: The old root/unroot updates are not compatible anymore with this release !
    Kitkat CE - root update
    Kitkat CE - 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.

    KODI 16 with Passtrough: (11-04-2016)

    From the MINIX Forum Developers Team :
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 11, 2016
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  2. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

  3. Hans56

    Hans56 New Member

    Hi, I am impressed by your support.
    Have been reading these forums a lot lately hoping to find an solution to my problem with upgrading my NEO X5 Mini. Have flashed about all images published here by now but all of them seems to stop booting after the first screen with the android and HDMI logo's (left it running for 24 hours).
    After reading all the cheerful joy about these new versions, enabling to use Netflix, I really like to be able to upgrade.
    Flashing all runs smooth with the green success displaying at the end.

    Also tried the OTA240/250 zip files as update.zip, but its rejected with: "not a valid update package"

    What could be the problem?

    Thanks, Hans
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  4. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

    You cannot use 250 update.zip if you already are in 250 or in another custom ROM.
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  5. titusdingjan

    titusdingjan New Member

    Looks like you first need to go to the first 4.4.2 version and flash your minix with the windows tool... http://www.minixforum.com/index.php?threads/5230/
    I did so yesterday and after that it updated it self via OTA to 250 and it is running smoothly.
    (for Windows 10 users I had to use the reg file fix and it did the job perfectly)

    Good luck.

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  6. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    You could have just flashed the 250 full system image! ;)
    Then no need for OTA. :)
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  7. titusdingjan

    titusdingjan New Member

    Nope, I came from a 4.2.2 image and it gave me the same "not a valid update package". I even checked the md5 and it was valid. The only way to get it to work was to load the NEO-X5-20150205-220.img image. After that al was a peace of cake.

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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
  8. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    I said ''Flash the full system image'' the .rar file from the OP, NOT the .zip file!
    You flashed 220 so you could have just flashed 250! (y)

    If coming from Jelly Bean 4.2.2 then NO, OTA is not possible!
  9. titusdingjan

    titusdingjan New Member

    I know and I tried but for some reason the x5-rk3066-240 gave me that "not a valid update" error.

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  10. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

    Have you tried with the rockchip pc tool? The signature error appear only if you try to use the .rar as an zip update. But the rar file contains the binary image to be flashed with the rockchip tool.
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  11. titusdingjan

    titusdingjan New Member

    That was with the rockchip tool. I was still on a 4.2.2 image. But somehow it only worked with the (first?) 4.4.2 img (NEO-X5-20150205-220) so i'm happy.

    And complements on the improved handeling all the apps are running much more smoothly.

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  12. Hans56

    Hans56 New Member

    My problem is solved, little bit ashamed to say but it appears I do not have a mini. I flashed the X5 firmware and wauw, what an improvement.

    Thanks and sorry for the confusion.
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  13. Makis

    Makis New Member

    Just updated! Everything works great. Thanks for the support for our old minix. Keep up the good work.
  14. toantoet

    toantoet New Member

    It worked fine, thank you for your work to support old minix. Btw, could you show full changelog of this release?
    It will be better if we can remove some unnecessary apps for android box like e-mail or contact...
  15. cuong_ngo

    cuong_ngo New Member

    How to upgrage Minix X5 Mini ?
  16. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

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  17. Absolutely fenomenal that this device is still being supported.
    Kudos to the devs and MINIX!

    Btw, maybe I missed it but this update, will it destroy the data or only upgrade system?
    Dont realy want to install everything again..
  18. phamtuantb

    phamtuantb New Member

    Wifi display not work, about 2 min conect be out.
  19. phuhuunew

    phuhuunew New Member

    have the opportunity to upgrade to android 5.1 is not? Version 2.5.0 has diminished brightness
  20. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

    It depend of the version do you have actually installed.
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