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Official Release X7 Kitkat 250 ( february 8th 2016 )

Discussion in 'NEO X7 Official Firmware Releases' started by gufone, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. gufone

    gufone Big Owl - Developer Super Moderator

    Finally after a long wait we are proud to release the new release of Kitkat ready for the x7 Series (Version 250)

    THE DEV TEAM
    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)
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=x7-rk3188-250.rar
    (drivers and Flashtool included)

    WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! NOT EASY TO GO BACK TO 4.2!!
    (You need to use RK flashtool, do not try to flash it like an OTA update.zip !)


    OTA:
    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:
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=x7-rk3188-OTA-250.zip
    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:

    785a31fde9c413591f1b212c6c5ae388 x7-rk3188-OTA-250.zip
    e41ba18aec1a1c5539835c1fdb398332 x7-rk3188-250.rar

    ROOTED DEVICES!
    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.
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/x7-kitkat-250-february-8th-2016.10905/page-12#post-99059

    KODI 16 with Passtrough: (11-04-2016)
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/smpc-16-1-kodi-modified-for-rockchip.12201/

    From the MINIX Forum Developers Team :
    @gufone
    @HardwareGuru
    @KAR
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 12, 2016
  2. gufone

    gufone Big Owl - Developer Super Moderator

    reserved
  3. hocuspocus69

    hocuspocus69 New Member

    Yeahhhh thanx...
  4. bartux

    bartux New Member

    Thanks a lot! Testing it now. Everything seems fine so far. :)
  5. arritrancos

    arritrancos New Member

    Just now offer me dowload it...
    Thanks !!!
  6. arritrancos

    arritrancos New Member

    I hace tried and works!
    For example, I believe that Yomvi works better, with less lags.
    Thanks again!
  7. vn800art

    vn800art Member

    We are all happy for these news! Will apply in the following days!
    Regards
    Alessandro
  8. gufone

    gufone Big Owl - Developer Super Moderator

    Already over 7k OTA downloads...
    otchill and garolfe like this.
  9. JimK

    JimK Member

    Will the online OTA update delete or keep all the installed apps and data
    thanks
  10. grzmrc

    grzmrc New Member

    keep.

    thanks a lot for 250
  11. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

    I would think you just need to flash the full firmware image...
    Download link (to be used for a Fresh install or pre CE210 versions)
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=x7-rk3188-250.rar
    (drivers and Flashtool included)

    How to...
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/h...irmware-for-minix-x7-mini-x7-x5-mini-x5.5230/
  12. hocuspocus69

    hocuspocus69 New Member

    Ota update on rooted device ...what happens? Thanx
  13. gufone

    gufone Big Owl - Developer Super Moderator

    You just lose root as it is a full ota.
    But you can root again with the new root patch as the oldest aren't compatible.
    garolfe and hocuspocus69 like this.
  14. freshjustin

    freshjustin New Member

    Does this update fix the Kodi Passthrough problems ie. audio cutting out?
  15. gufone

    gufone Big Owl - Developer Super Moderator

    It should
    garolfe likes this.
  16. Hayo

    Hayo New Member

    OTA does not work after 3 attempt's. I am currently on v.240 and have it rooted.
    After download it reboots, then during install it comes with the message "can't install from ext sd"
    Any idea?
  17. hocuspocus69

    hocuspocus69 New Member

    try to download

    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=x7-rk3188-OTA-250.zip copy it to ext microsd rename to update.zip wait for message about update reboot...
  18. gufone

    gufone Big Owl - Developer Super Moderator

    Already over 13k OTA downloads...
    garolfe likes this.
  19. Villa

    Villa Trusted Helper Super Moderator

    Probably better to copy it to internal SD !

    Full OTA:
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=x7-rk3188-OTA-250.zip
    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).
  20. m6242

    m6242 Active Member

    Kodi Passthrough problems ie. audio cutting not fixed :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    Neither XBMC 13.3.3 nor Kodi 15.2 both have still audio cuttings while using passthrough.

    Greetings and very sad
    M6242