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Custom ROM X7mini Kitkat v2.2.0 Community Edition

Discussion in 'NEO X7 mini Custom ROMs, Kernels & Discussion' started by HardwareGuru, Jan 24, 2015.

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  1. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    MINIX Forum "Community Edition" Kitkat 4.4.2 for X7mini

    OTA;
    For this release there will be NO OTA to update from Jellybean or another Kitkat firmware to this version, sorry guys..
    It is technicaly imposible to do.
    We will provide OTA updates from this version upwards.

    Flashable Image:
    This firmware will be provided as flashable firmware.
    You NEED to flash it with the usb flashtool provided in the download link.

    The future of CE;
    This will probably the first and last "Community edition" for X7mini and next releases will become "Official MINIX" releases. This meens it will have the MINIX logo's etc but still our team will be working on it. An OTA update will be provided when an new release is available.

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


    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:
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X7mini_Kitkat_CE_v2-2-0.rar
    (Flashtool, Driver assistant and firmware.img 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 !)


    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;
    @gufone
    @KAR
    @HardwareGuru

    Also thanks to the MINIX Engineers, without them we would not come this far!
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2015
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  2. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Firmware Uploaded.
    Have fun all !
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  3. Donny Yeo

    Donny Yeo New Member

    Firmware supports full 1080 resolution?
    No overlay?
  4. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    yes it is full 1080p
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  5. georgead

    georgead New Member

    Is there a step by step guide for this?
    Do I install the drivers first?
  6. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator



    The only difference from X7 and X7mini is that you have to press(keep it pressed) the recovery(hole in the bottom) and then insert the power adapter.
    *off cource the USB has to be inserted before ( use the USB port closest to the front ).
    When the green square is shown at the flashtool you can release the recovery button and press "Restore".
  7. Donny Yeo

    Donny Yeo New Member

  8. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

  9. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    No these are aditional updates, if people need to root/unroot there MINIX.
    If you dont know what it is you dont need them.
  10. super-grusha

    super-grusha New Member

    Hi, does this custom ROM comes with MINIX custom UI?
  11. KAR

    KAR Developer Super Moderator

    Launcher and metro

    Kar
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  12. Nestor

    Nestor Member Beta Tester

    Hi,

    Any instruction to flash with Windows 8.1 64bit?
  13. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    Unfortunaly i dont have w8 64bit :( so i cant tell.
  14. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    125+ downloads.. So i guess it runs good? :)
  15. super-grusha

    super-grusha New Member

    Hi, I had same problem. This guide should help: install-guide.png
  16. Win 8.1 64 bit only works if the device currently has a KitKat rom installed. If you are running Jealybean the divice has loader 1.0 and won't work on Windows 8 SP1 or higher. Then you just need a Windows 7 laptop.
    On some hardware you need to change the RKBAtchtools config.ini to include
    SUPPORTLOWUSB=TRUE

    I need that to support my USB 3.0 ports

    In any other case you just need Windows 7
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  17. Kitkat installals a new loader 2.0. This is why it supports Windows 8.1 for flashing after that.
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  18. Nestor

    Nestor Member Beta Tester

    ^
    ^
    and ^
    Thank you for the info. Lucky I still have an grandpa laptop with Windows Vista. Hope that's work.
  19. Thats right the old fashion way always works :)
  20. Obi-Wahn

    Obi-Wahn Member Beta Tester

    This release runs very nice on my x7mini! :) Thanks gufone, KAR and HardwareGuru! :) I'm looking forward to the official version!

    The Wifi-Display-App works again! :)
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