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Custom ROM X7 Kitkat v2.0.0 Community Edition

Discussion in 'NEO X7 Custom ROMs, Kernels & Discussion' started by HardwareGuru, Nov 9, 2014.

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  1. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    After the Pre-release we are proud to announce the official release of the;

    MINIX Forum "Community Edition" Kitkat 4.4.2

    Changelog;
    - recovery/OTA fix
    - static ip bug fix
    - video player/hls fixes
    - security vulnarability fixes
    - init.d support
    - camera brightness fix
    - freeze after uninstall app fix
    - HDMI patch for DRM apps
    - DDR optimalisation ( not overclock )
    - Multi user support ( not fully working yet )
    - Dual input devices frees/crash fix.
    - new kernel logo
    - etc.

    Our team has been working hard to make it an awsome rom.
    The work was mostly based on stability and bugfixing.

    Download link:
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X7_Kitkat_CE_v2-0-0.zip
    MD5 checksum: 5FF7874FBE1CE8F1B9576467B63F06FC
    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 !)

    Available Updates:

    X7 CE v2.0.0 - root update
    X7 CE v2.0.0 - unroot update
    X7 CE v2.0.0 - VPN Fix

    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 or USB stick root, android will find the update and request you to install.

    From the MINIX Forum Developers Team;
    @gufone
    @KAR
    @HardwareGuru

    Also thanks to the MINIX Engeneers, without them we would not come this far!
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 1, 2014
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  2. hacii

    hacii Member

    is this the final release
  3. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Firmware is never final.
    But this is a stable release and NOT a beta.

    We will work on new releases after this, and also for other models.
    ( NO we dont have an ETA for other models yet )

    This is tested by our testcrew last few days without any complaint.
  4. hacii

    hacii Member

    can we just place it like a update or do i need to use the rk tool
  5. razer

    razer New Member

    thanks :)
    gonna give it a try ;)
    loved the kitkat pre-release.
  6. traxdata

    traxdata Retired Super Mod Moderator

    will install once downloaded....
  7. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    You need to use RK flash tool, do not try to flash it like an OTA update !
    Added this to #1 post also
  8. mapo

    mapo New Member

    thanks guys, I'll give it a try. (y)
  9. traxdata

    traxdata Retired Super Mod Moderator

    do you have to hold the power button in when restoring?
  10. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    No, just flash normaly
  11. traxdata

    traxdata Retired Super Mod Moderator

    ok, flashed twice now but on start up it says no partition and then sits on the loading screen. Not much happens after that..
  12. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Can you redownload it?
    i just tested it ( download, unpack, flash ) and works just fine.
    ( Note: the recovery may say some partitions can not be mounted.. this is normal )
    Anyone else having troubles?
  13. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

    From what release did you came ?

    Kar
  14. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Please wait a few minutes
    the kernel logo is exactly the same as the boot animation
    only on the animation you see the text MINIX flash a little
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2014
  15. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Do you see a green glowing arround the minix text ( on animation )?
  16. traxdata

    traxdata Retired Super Mod Moderator

    ok, now it worked. You need to leave it flash mod..e for some time after the restore. Thats all I did different
  17. Topher S.

    Topher S. New Member

    How do I use the rkflashtool? I'm not a techie. Can it be done with a Mac if I need an external computer. I've been waiting for this update because I'm sick of xbmc, Chrome and other apps constantly closing and the sluggish speed of the X7.My dual core phone is faster. I was expecting a regular OTA or flash. This is becoming a headache
  18. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    indeed.. i will clean up the thread as it was not something to do with the rom :D
  19. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Please look here:
    http://www.minixforum.com/threads/video-tutorial-on-flashing-firmware-rkflashtool.1548/

    You can use a virtual machine on mac but i dont have any experiance with it.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2014
  20. mapo

    mapo New Member

    installed without problems, first impression is good. :)
    I have the usual problem with my Sony Bravia tv. I can't set the HDMI mode to 1080p@60 because the screen blinking every second, only the 1080@24 is good for me... :( but i had this problem also with other firmwares.
    Jack likes this.
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