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Official Release X7mini Kitkat 250 ( february 8th 2016 )

Discussion in 'NEO X7 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 x7mini 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:

    9cf7714d5e92b693b74ebcaf09e8f553 x7mini-rk3188-OTA-250.zip
    47180e9ed64bbbb84973b1ef191a16e0 x7mini-rk3188-250.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. scrabble

    scrabble Member

    Thank you so much! I try tonight and then I will tell you. Thanks again.
  4. Rodrigo Martinez

    Rodrigo Martinez New Member

  5. Myk

    Myk New Member

    This is really great news. I bought my X7 Mini in Jan 2014 and after 2 years I still use it daily so I'm delighted that there are still updates.
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  6. scrabble

    scrabble Member

    Goodmorning everyone,

    as a result of the rapid test, I can say that the video / audio department is ok, but what about security unfortunately I have to state that my MINIX is still vulnerable:

  7. Senior Dand

    Senior Dand New Member

    Thanks for the update. Is there any community in spanish? I have a few months with my Minix x7 mini. Greetings from Mexico!

    Si existen personas que hablen español, les propongo hacer algún grupo en facebook u otro medio sobre el Minix X7 Mini y otros dispositivos Minix.

    Mod edit: Google translate...
    If there are people who speak Spanish, I propose to make a group on Facebook or other means on the Minix Minix X7 Mini and other devices.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 9, 2016
  8. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    There are many Spanish members in this community! :)
    I would suggest that you should post in Spanish and English. Use Google translate! (y)

    Hay muchos miembros españoles de esta comunidad! :)
    Yo sugeriría que se debe publicar en español e Inglés. ¡Usa el traductor de Google! (y)
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  9. Senior Dand

    Senior Dand New Member

    Seguro! Soy nuevo en este foro y en los temas sobre Minix. Hay poca información en español sobre Minix y sus actualizaciones. Gracias!

    Sure! I'm a new member on this forum and the topics of Minix . There is not information in spanish on sites web about Minix and updates . Thank you!
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
  10. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

    We are working on this vulnerability. We have already applied official patches but didn't resolve all CVE.
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  11. Rodrigo Martinez

    Rodrigo Martinez New Member

    Please, could you tell me how to copy the root update.zip file to the internal flash, I'm using ES explorer and reports me error
    Another one, it comes with kodi or xbmc mini?
    There is a spanish forum, foro.androidpc.com but with low activity. 2 years ago they developed quickshot, a good rom for the minix x7 (normal and mini) but feel free to speak in spanish
    Hay un foro en español, foro.androidpc.com pero está bastante parado. Hace 2 años sacaron una rom bastante buena, saludos.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
  12. Galmok

    Galmok New Member

    Can I use the same HDMI patch as previous versions could?
  13. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

  14. Rodrigo Martinez

    Rodrigo Martinez New Member

    updated and rooted. Some comments,
    still audio dropouts with digital audio and SPDIF output on kodi. SPMC or minix XBMC perfect.
    VOD yomvi app still with some audio lags.
    Some icons on desktop dissapear after reboot
    I'll post more comments.
    Very good rom. Thanks.
  15. Galmok

    Galmok New Member

    So far it has not been necessary. Could the patch applied prior the upgrade still work on the system after the upgrade?
  16. gufone

    gufone Big Owl Super Moderator

    Not possible. I must see in details the changes we have made in the 250. Probably the patch is included in the 250.
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  17. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    I do recall a mention of it being included/fixed in 250 ! (y)

    To quote @HardwareGuru...
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  18. Obi-Wahn

    Obi-Wahn Member Beta Tester

    Thanks! :) A new Minix U1 replaced my old X7 Mini some weeks ago, but the little one is now my "mobile" device for dumb TVs at other places. :-D
  19. za_sly

    za_sly New Member

    Awesome work. Congrats dev !
    Only one minor issue so far.... the image from the camera has some weird lines across it, from time to time...
    On a side note, any idea how to get 1080p in youtube?
  20. Galmok

    Galmok New Member

    It seems this release is much more stable than the previous releases. The previous releases caused sudden lockups followed by reboots, especially during video playback and heavy browser activity. This current release has not crashed yet. Great! :)