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X8, X8 Plus, X8-H Official Firmware 004A (NOT for X8-H Plus)

Discussion in 'X8, X8 Plus, X8-H Official Firmware 004' started by MINIX - Ken, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all NEO X8, X8 PLUS, X8-H users,
    (Please note that this firmware does NOT work with X8-H PLUS - different CPU/ wireless chipset)

    First of all, sorry for the long wait, we've been waiting for the latest SDK to prepare this update.
    Some old bugs couldn't be fixed on the old SDK and that's why we have to wait.

    OK, here is official 004 firmware for your device(s).
    It's a full update package because the firmware is based on the latest SDK (March 2015).

    FOTA window is now opened, please check update using the "system update" app.
    Major change log (since 20150207 firmware):
    1.) Fixed various app compatibility issues
    2.) Improved auto refresh rate switching compatibility (mainly for online contents)
    3.) Added Google+ support
    4.) Improved amplifier compatibility
    5.) Added support for Vidon XBMC/Kodi (for technical questions regarding Vidon XBMC, please contact them directly, we don't answer questions related to this software since we don't make it and we don't know much about it)
    6.) Fixed MX player playback crash issue
    7.) Hebrew language UI bug fix
    8.) Fixed HDMI-CEC long press freezing bug (on some TVs)
    9.) Fixed mouse movement doesn't exit screensaver issue
    10.) Fixed XBMC/Kodi wakeup bug
    11.) Fixed AML remote control failed to connect issue
    12.) Fixed MX player subtitle duplicating issue
    13.) Fixed when muted the UI key movement still have sound issue
    14.) Fixed HDMI-CEC multi devices issues
    15.) Fixed BEIN SPORTS MENA & YOMVI unable to playback issue (FW004A)

    Plus many other minor fixes!


    Full system image w/Windows USB burning tool:

    Download from MINIX server (ASIA): http://minix.com.hk/firmware/X8_X8PLUS_X8H_FW004A.rar
    Download from forum server (EU): http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8_X8PLUS_X8H_FW004A.rar
    MD5 checksum: A44F2FEC7493805C4AC11952E0285AC3

    Guide to flash a firmware image with a PC:

    Team MINIX.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 29, 2015
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  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    As mentioned above, FOTA window will be opened next week.
    damca and hellohell76 like this.
  3. Grimag

    Grimag New Member

    USB burning tool , this is the worst method, why not flashable zip if we have to wait until next week to update via OTA? Is that a big deal to prepare flashable zip?

    And of course, as usual, the download from MINIX servers = "unexpected end of arhive"
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  4. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    In fact it is the most reliable and stable update method,
    you can't say it's the worst method simply because you don't like it,
    or because it's not as easy as other means.

    And, we have it, by the way.
    We don't want to release it because based on history there were way more inquiries with this than the burning tool.

    RE: "the download from MINIX servers = "unexpected end of arhive"
    Use a downloader dude, e.g. BitComet, for large files, it's common sense.
  5. Grimag

    Grimag New Member

    The same simple way as any other, but somehow I do not want to fight with the cables, so that a device that is used to connect to the TV in the living room move to a room where I have my computer. MINIX X8-H is a living room device, it is not a tablet or phone.
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  6. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Please wait for the FOTA update.
    Target release schedule: 28th April.
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  7. Grimag

    Grimag New Member

    We have it but we do not give it :)
    ok I waited so many days, I can wait a few more
  8. Salvatore

    Salvatore Member

    will this update (with above method or via FOTA) keep my applications, data and settings or will delete everything?
  9. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    USB burning tool will erase all data.
    FOTA will keep all data.
    It's a really big update with an entirely new SDK, so we recommend a clean flash.
    Even updating with FOTA we will recommend a factory reset afterwards.
    Hope that I've answered your questions clearly.
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  10. Elendal

    Elendal New Member

    Could anyone in Spain who has already updated it with this Fw tell me if Yomvi is working?
  11. Aaiemron

    Aaiemron New Member

    Which Kodi or XBMC should I use in FW004? Kodi 14.2 or the MiniX XBMC 13.3.3 final?
  12. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    I will add forum server download link asap
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  13. Ravendark

    Ravendark Member

  14. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Smooth update to 004. Appreciate the hardwork put in by Minix Team (y)

    Frame rate switching works perfectly with local media and YouTube. It worked with 23.976/25/29.94/59.94/60fps clips on YouTube.
    As for other online streaming services, of the ones available in the US, it worked only for Vudu Movies & TV.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
  15. mark2000

    mark2000 New Member

    No funciona, ni Yomvy ni Movistar.

    It doesn't work at all, same issue than on FW003, as well as on MovistarTV. Even when Minix said that it was fixed
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  16. Ravendark

    Ravendark Member

    The Update/backup application is missing... Is there an apk to install it on 004?
  17. Davidvb

    Davidvb New Member

    A consumer product that requires a factory reset after updating? Ok...
    I'm an experienced tweaker and even I hate having to go through such a hairy process. Regular consumers won't do so at all..

    Btw, have the known issues with some Samsung TV's been solved yet?

    Lastly I want to say I'm shocked with the tone you use when replying to some customers. This is very unprofessional and just plain offensive, even to a Dutch man like myself who are known for being very direct! (e.g. towards user Grimag about not using "a downloader" (Sorry.. a what??! — Perhaps you meant a download manager? Which is terribly old fashion and not from this time. Just get your hosting sorted out, Minix!)
  18. Hariharan

    Hariharan New Member

    Worked like a charm. Excellent work by Minix Team (y)
  19. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

  20. Salvatore

    Salvatore Member

    I did this updated mainly for ONE REASON ONLY. To get Bein Sports MENA working, as it has been promised to be working with the new 004.
    But it is not! I m using latest 4.4 version form Google store.

    Pls advise if I m missing something or the f/w is still not compatible with it

    Hope it will be fixed next week and released as patch or something immediately.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
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