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Custom ROM X7 Kitkat v2.2.0 Community Edition

Discussion in 'NEO X7 Custom ROMs, Kernels & Discussion' started by HardwareGuru, Feb 2, 2015.

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  1. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    MINIX Forum "Community Edition" Kitkat 4.4.2 for X7

    For everyone that has installed "Community Edition 2.1.0";
    - You will recieve an OTA opdate automaticly.
    - You dont have to flash anything, just wait till the update screen shows.

    For everyone that does not have "Community Edition 2.1.0" installed;
    - You need to manualy flash this firmware with the USB Flashtool
    - All the tools will be provided in the download .rar file.

    Note available YET.
    This topic is allready created for release, please be patiant.

    The future of CE;
    This is not realy a CE release anymore.
    This firmware is build as an "Official MINIX" release, so it has all proper MINIX logo's and background.
    The reason we release it under "custom roms" is beqause MINIX has to approve it first.
    Hopefully we can copy this topic to Official section soon. ( or we might do that on next release )

    Changelog (2.2.0);
    - Huge HLS revision
    - Camera brightness/saturation fix
    - TCP buffer adjusted
    - Network fixes
    - Powermenu, removed power off. (x7mini branche )
    - HDMI changes
    - MINIX Official build
    - Finisched X7mini branche ( currently available: X7,X7mini)
    - Preporations for X5 serie branches for future builds
    - rk3066 random mac fix

    Old Changelog (2.1.0)

    - sleep suspend fixed( wakeup from USB Remotes / IR remote / Powerbutton )
    - fully renewed audio bitstream system + audio input fix ( show usb audio input devices )
    - Screen settings all on one page
    - aditional VPN/networking config ( IPIP,L2TP,PPP )
    - removed PIN for VPN settings
    - VPN wifi hotspot fix
    - Removed google searchbar from desktop
    - long press menukey to hide/unhide systembar
    - update drivers for future X5 branch
    - recovery show UI + Null pointer fix
    - USB storrage announcements framework renewed
    - wifidisplay / miracast HDCP key integration ( not functional yet )
    - libffmpeg and RKffplayer updated to version 8-12
    - fixed RKexplore app
    - fixed WifiDisplay app
    - Small HLS fix ( not much yet )
    - Updated Gapps ( Google Apps )
    - Google sync issues fixed
    - New kernel logo / bootanimation ( add KAR )
    - a few others

    Old Changelog (2.0.0);
    - 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.

    Download link:

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

    Available Updates:
    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 or USB stick 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: Feb 2, 2015
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  2. gufone

    gufone Big Owl - Developer Super Moderator

    OTA is enabled for CE 2.1.0 users
  3. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    This topic will opened at the end of today.
  4. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Thread opened for OTA users.. The download will come later today..
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  5. Jeroen van den Ende

    Jeroen van den Ende New Member

    Immediately searched for it on my Minix, Found it under Settings/About device/Rockchip system updates.
    Install went smooth. Works great so far. Exchanged XBMC Minix for KODI.
    @ HardwareGuru why is it that you still deliver XBMC instead of Kodi ? Last one is working perfect for me. Would it further ever be possible if my Minix could understand CEC ?
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
  6. menthe

    menthe New Member


    First I would like to say thank you for your work.

    I just applied the OTA update and I can confirm you that the HLS changes you've made are working with Orange TV app (there is no more sound sync problems).

    I haven't tested this release as far as I should (I will do this tonight probably) but I can already report a problem with the camera, in fact my logitech c270 is recognized and detected by the system (I can use the integrated mic for google now voice detection) but when I try to launch the Android camera app there's an error saying that the application can't connect to the camera.

    I will test this and provide logs tonight.

    Bye, have a nice day :)
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
  7. tjay78

    tjay78 New Member

    the same with my logitech c270 :sneaky:
  8. Jeyapandian

    Jeyapandian New Member

    Hi, installation went well and smooth.. i was expecting a better camera. Camera doesn't recognize my logitec C920 camera at all. Error saying "Camera not found"..

  9. gufone

    gufone Big Owl - Developer Super Moderator

    UPDATED: Already 475 downloads via OTA update
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
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  10. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    We will have a look at camera asap..
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  11. menthe

    menthe New Member

    Another suggestion, on the boot image you should remove the droid bug image (wich is really uggly and that doesn't match with the high-end product impression that our mini PC should provide when it's booting) and just put the minix logo (and reduce its size to make it match with the minix bootanimation), details are important to me, but so far I think that this should be a good rom when the camera problem will be solved ^^
  12. gufone

    gufone Big Owl - Developer Super Moderator

    This was the case with the previous CE versions. We have decided to revert the boot and the kernel logo to the Minix's defaults to be aligned with the Officials ROMs.
  13. DutchDiversion

    DutchDiversion Active Member

    OTA download and install took 5 minutes in total, really impressive! Initial impression, playback using Kodi is perfect (as it was in previous version). Will update again after extensive testing. Awaiting to see if my HDMI resetting back to 1920x1080x60 is solved.

    Thnx for all the time and effort guys!
  14. himmon

    himmon New Member Beta Tester

    This is really an update for any Hulu Plus subscription users as I know there are quite a few of us.

    Just to confirm Hulu Plus does not currently work on this latest build of 2.2.0 (Really to save existing users time and effort of upgrading if you only want Hulu Plus to work) If you're still on Minix stock Jellybean 4.2.2 wanting to upgrade to this 2.2.0 build of Kitkat Android, it will not work)

    Hulu Plus latest build currently works only on the Minix official stock 4.2.2 roms rooted and non rooted along with many other developers custom 4.22 roms like Finless Bobs etc.
    On a positive note, one of the developers of this 2.2.0 Kitkat rom has kindly offered to try help resolve this issue sometime soon, work and personal time permitting as he's extremely busy. No promises of a guaranteed solution though so please be patient.

    Well done devs, brilliant rom again. Making great progress now and looks like the OTA push has been a complete success. Cheers.
  15. Thank you... un gros merci... the update work very well... l'updated fonctionne tres bien.

    Michael De Villers
  16. jari Petersen

    jari Petersen New Member

    Hi Guys,

    First, your work i great, thanks.

    Secondly after the update I tested my TV2 play app and got the error: Error code: -1000 (0xbebbb1b7) :(
    Any idea what that is and can i do something to get the app running?

    Thanks again..

  17. danilasib

    danilasib New Member

    Hi. Camera C270 not found.
    In previous versions worked . Live on YouTube works fine.
    Everything works fast. Lags are not observed ))
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
  18. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Uploaded firmware.
    #1 post updated.

    Have fun!
  19. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Just tested webcam.. you guys are right.. someware on the line something went wrong.. i got same issue now.
    We will fix it asap and probably make a update for it. ( ASAP means.. hopefully within a few days )
    *on our early tests the cam worked perfectly so now have to find what causes this now :S
  20. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    oh and for the people that like counting.. the OTA allready had 739 people updated :D
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