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Official Release X7mini Kitkat 240 ( june 4th 2015 )

Discussion in 'NEO X7 mini Official Firmware Releases' started by HardwareGuru, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Finally after a long wait we have the new release of Kitkat ready for the x7mini Series (Version 240)

    THE DEV TEAM;
    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 )
    - 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=x7mini-rk3188-240.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 can upgrade from Community edition firmware (2.1.0+) will receive an OTA update online.
    You don't have to flash this firmware!

    Full OTA:
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=x7mini-rk3188-OTA-240.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.

    MD5 Checksums:
    x7mini-rk3188-240.rar - 7e713795b05912fc37935c7e5ad43d94
    x7mini-rk3188-OTA-240.zip - ca5720858912af4b5f0c72735a6aa26b

    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:
    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.

    From the MINIX Forum Developers Team;
    @gufone
    @HardwareGuru
    @KAR
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 27, 2015
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  2. Galmok

    Galmok New Member

    Sounds nice. :)

    Is a HDMI flicker patch necessary? (I had to use the flicker patch for 2 3.0)
  3. Polly80

    Polly80 New Member

    Thanx. Will install it asap.
  4. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    yes still needed if you have issues.

    If you have 210-230 installed you will get an OTA update prompt.. no need to flash then
  5. Polly80

    Polly80 New Member

    Have seen it. I have 230 installed.
  6. Galmok

    Galmok New Member

    Ok. Is the patch from 2.3.0 usable on 2.4.0?
  7. HellBoy

    HellBoy New Member


    i'm getting this error using OTA : error in /mnt/internal_sd/update-minixforum.zip status 7 installation aborted.

    i'm running kitkat 430
  8. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    are you on a rooted firmware?
  9. HellBoy

    HellBoy New Member

    No


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  10. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    does it tell at what stepp the process was aborted?
  11. HellBoy

    HellBoy New Member

    [​IMG]


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  12. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    ok let me check that..
  13. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    ok guys.. OTA will be shut down for a little while till we fix the date issue.. we just confimed it.
    Thanks for reporting @HellBoy
  14. HellBoy

    HellBoy New Member

    Sure thing
    Thanks !


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  15. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    we are fixing the delta file now.. with the correct fingerprint date.. ;)
  16. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    OTA has resumed for x7mini with Full OTA package(bigger) instead of the small delta package.
    All should work now.
  17. HellBoy

    HellBoy New Member

    So far so good


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  18. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Did you get the new ota ?
  19. HellBoy

    HellBoy New Member

    Yes, so far looks ok


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  20. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback!