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X8, X8 Plus, X8-H Official firmware 009 (20160324)

Discussion in 'X8, X8 Plus, X8-H Official Firmware 009' started by MINIX - Ken, Mar 25, 2016.

  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)

    Official firmware 009 has been released, you may now update from firmware 008 via MINIX OTA.
    For those who prefer to keep your existing data, you may enjoy this update first.

    Full system image with USB flashing tool:
    MD5 checksum: 5ff2182fc32fd13284ce5cff93be513f


    USB .zip update package (keeping exisiting data, requires FAT32 USB drive):
    MD5 checksum: 2315b29ea1555a162951433d764155d3

    Update instruction:

    Change log (since FW008 20160115 firmware):

    1.) Fixed PVR channel switch problem within XBMC/Kodi
    2.) Fixed Google Play Store bug
    3.) Fixed Livestream app streaming issue
    4.) Updated MINIX UI
    5.) Added long press power button entering recovery menu option (~8s)

    New MINIX XBMC release candidate build (based on Kodi Isengard 15.3):


    Team MINIX.
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  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Note: X8-H PLUS's firmware will be updated on next week.
    It doesn't share the same firmware.
  3. xbmcking

    xbmcking New Member


    Where is download link.

    Was it removed

  4. dmatik

    dmatik Member

    I have updated through OTA today, all went well. I have no root.
    Not able to play many AVI files in Minix XBMC since then. They sort of freezing the video but the audio continue playing.
    MKV and MP4 files I have tried played properly.
    I tried 2 latest versions of Minix XBMC, one of them I was using with same files for weeks now, so the issue definitely with update and not with XBMC.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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  5. pk1973

    pk1973 New Member

    I confirm - avi do not work properly with this fw - only on kodi 16 play well - on kodi < 16 and mx player avi not working
    ... So dont' install this update :(...

    Wysłane z mojego D5503 przy użyciu Tapatalka
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  6. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

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  7. Mario Buhagiar

    Mario Buhagiar New Member

    same here ....avi files can not be played after ota update
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  8. dmatik

    dmatik Member

    Any advice from the team? Can we expect the fix soon or we should revert, and if revert, what is the best approach to not loose the data?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  9. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    If you mean revert back to an earlier fimware then you will lose data as the only way is to flash the full system image via a PC.
  10. Arezzo

    Arezzo New Member

    Hello, If you turn off all hardware acceleration in Isengard 15.3 Minix version your avi's should play again.
    I also turned HW acceleration off in MX player and enabled SW acceleration and that fixed MX PLayer with avi.
    But couldn't find options for 4K player so it's still pooched. Avi's play fine in in Jarvis 16.0 with HW acceleration on except for the click in dolby digital sound when starting video or resuming from pause.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016
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  11. dmatik

    dmatik Member

    The whole point of buying Minix is HW acceleration...
    Anyway that would solve the Avi issue but other formats will not play without HW acceleration.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  12. Arezzo

    Arezzo New Member

    I meant this info as a temporary fix until the problem is fixed which I have no doubt it will be.
    BTW: The new Mnix 15.3 20160313 changes the trouble but doesn't fix it.

    Sorry for any confusion.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016
  13. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Please let us fix it ASAP, sorry!
  14. adi_tca

    adi_tca Trusted Helper Trusted Helper

    Updated to 009. Just to confirm that Livestream app is working now. Tested also all the Live TV/VOD apps from my ISPs, they are still working fine (ethernet + WiFI disguised option checked).
    Checked Kodi 16.0 from Playstore with one online movie, it was working fine (a 1080p mkv). Same for MX Player, it was working fine with that mkv.
    Didn't had time to test any of my old avi files.
  15. broekpolder

    broekpolder New Member

    I'm on fw 008 but can't update ?? Fota says that its up to date . What else can i try?
  16. zarbman

    zarbman Active Member

    Please note that this firmware does NOT work with X8-H PLUS - different CPU/ wireless chipset.....

    This update is for MINIX NEO X8, X8 Plus, X8-H
  17. broekpolder

    broekpolder New Member

    Yes i'm aware, i have the x8-h model. Tried it with wifi en with ethernet but no luck
  18. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Try clearing data from the System Update app.
  19. broekpolder

    broekpolder New Member

    Thanx for the tip! cleared the data and cache but still no luck
  20. Ulises Rodriguez PhD

    Ulises Rodriguez PhD Active Member

    Thanks MINIX/Ken, for the quick and excellent information about this latest update!

    So, you recommend not to install this update and better wait for a new update with fixes, that could be available in a couple of days?