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Official Release NEO U1 FW006 - 20160411

Discussion in 'Official Firmwares' started by MINIX - Ken, Mar 31, 2016.

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  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all,

    Sorry to keep you guys waiting this long,

    now we are pleased to announce the official 006 firmware for NEO U1: FW006, 20160411.

    Users with FW005 (20160129) may update to FW006 simply by OTA update, again.
    (via our MINIX OTA app).

    Here is the changelog since FW005:

    1.) Fixed MINIX UI 12/24hrs clock display bug
    2.) Fixed EDID detection error during system wakeup
    3.) Fixed occasionally wakeup from sleep with no video output bug
    4.) Added force RGB output option for older TVs and monitors
    5.) Fixed Bluetooth file transfer bug
    6.) Added more file types support for Bluetooth file transfer
    7.) Fixed hotspot freezing bug
    8.) Fixed viewing Ethernet data usage crashing problem
    9.) Added support for more game controllers
    10.) Fixed watching YouTube live stream video/audio stuttering issue
    11.) Fixed Livestream app live streaming issue
    12.) Improved SD videos playback deinterlace quality
    13.) Added EXT4 file system support
    14.) Added USB DAC support via OTG port
    15.) Fixed text copy/paste bug
    16.) Added Samba server support (experimental)
    17.) New HDMI spoofing logic
    18.) Updated eMMC storage driver
    19.) Fixed external HDD occasionally not powering down during sleep
    20.) Updated stock Android launcher to fix app icons graphical error

    OTA package size:
    From FW005 (20160129) --> FW006 (20160411): 47.62MB

    OTA update procedures:
    1.) All Apps -> System update (MINIX OTA app) -> Check for updates
    2.) Download the OTA update package
    3.) Confirm to update and let the system to reboot and complete the update process
    [Please clear the app cache if the check update failed, or showing network error]

    To enable the new Kodi passthrough:
    1.) Go to Settings -> Audio -> Digital Sounds
    2.) Configure as "HDMI" or "SPDIF" depends on your amplifier type
    3.) If you don't have an amplifier, simply leave this option as "PCM"
    4.) In Settings -> Security & Restrictions -> Unknown sources -> On -> OK to confirm
    5.) Download and install the new MINIX XBMC apk which supports the new passthrough mechanism
    6.) Enable passthrough in Kodi settings, you DON'T have to if you don't have an amplifier.
    (DO NOT enable those receiver options that your setup does not support.)

    Remote controller app for Android phones:

    Please use a download tool which support resume function to download the update package, make sure you verify the MD5 checksum before proceeding to update!!

    Team MINIX.
  2. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    OTA update window is opened today.
  3. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    GOOD NEWS 2:
    SKY now tv live is working now.
    Maybe we have achieved "stage 2" already.
  4. Johno102

    Johno102 Active Member

    Well the Sky Now TV app might be working, but the Sky Go app is still detecting an HDMI connection.
  5. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Well, the development is not complete like I've said.
    Account info will be necessary for us to continue. :)
    There could be stage 3, stage 4..., and maybe not (if we failed, it could fail).

    Spoofing has no guarantee, we shall try our bests.
  6. gordi1973

    gordi1973 Member

    is kodi updated also on this firmware?
  7. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

  8. blizzard

    blizzard Member

    Are we gonna get a new Kodi MINIX Edition later this week or it's just fine to use the current one (released 20151230) ?
  9. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    No. Yes just fine.
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  10. DutchDiversion

    DutchDiversion Active Member

    Installation went fine, thnx for the update Ken!

    One note for people using passthrough, you need to reset the digital sounds option to get the passthrough working again. Took me 5 minutes to figure out....

    Will test and try tonight and report back :)
  11. DutchDiversion

    DutchDiversion Active Member

    Update 1, running fine, everything I throw at it runs perfectly smooth in minix xbmc and spmc 16.2 and no issues seen with passthrough of DTS so far.
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  12. SolidSouf

    SolidSouf New Member

    ps4 gamepad does get recognized, pairs but doesn't work :cry:
  13. Porkys

    Porkys New Member

    Wii and wiiU controller does get recognized
  14. micki

    micki New Member

    The OTA to FW006 update worked beautiful for me without any installation headaches. I thank Ken and the Minix crew and believe it's going to be worth the small wait :)
    Andkler likes this.
  15. Terry Clark

    Terry Clark New Member

    I can't find anything related to Samba Server. Is it in this release?
  16. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

  17. Brook Warren

    Brook Warren New Member

    I've been reading through the other threads and I don't actually see a solution to problems with writing to ext4 SD cards. Is that issue resolved in this release? Essentially, I can mount and read from an ext4 SD card fine, but I can't write to it.
  18. dord

    dord New Member


    I've just tried to update to 006, and after writing 'rebooting' the box just shut down and won't reboot. The blue light is still on, but the TV shows 'no video signal'.

    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
  19. newbie99

    newbie99 Moderator Moderator

    Best case (I hope you doesn’t switched the box off) it only took a little bit longer till the U1 is “back to life” but this should meanwhile happened…

    At worst case you should try to reflash the U1 with PC via USB (but it seems MINIX will release a 006A so you have to wait… meanwhile you can try to install the Tool at PC and check if you could connect the U1 with PC and the Tool will recognize the U1)...

  20. newbie99

    newbie99 Moderator Moderator

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