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Beta Release X8-H PLUS Lollipop RC2 firmware (July 2017)

Discussion in 'Beta Firmwares' started by MINIX - Ken, May 27, 2017.

  1. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Dear all NEO X8-H PLUS users,
    (This beta firmware is NOT for X8, X8 PLUS or X8-H)

    We're releasing this release candidate Android Lollipop firmware based on the last SDK released by Amlogic,
    because Amlogic have terminated to support this SDK, we have spent lots of time optimizing the firmware by ourselves.

    Please note that beta firmware users will not receive future FOTA updates.

    Features that we have integrated to this firmware:

    1.) Auto refresh rate switching of amcodec (not mediacodec), for both local and online media;
    2.) New SAMBA server function, based on the latest SMB release;
    3.) Faked Wi-Fi feature;
    4.) Latest MINIX launcher;
    5.) NEO A3 remote support;
    6.) Latest AirPin (PRO) app.;

    Features that are known to be not supported by this firmware:

    1.) HD audio passthrough - it's a S812 series CPU limitation, lack of I2S channels;
    2.) Refresh rate of mediacodec - Amlogic haven't make this feature working on Lollipop;

    After the release of this beta firmware, we shall start looking into the possibilities of getting these 2 features to work, but there is no guarantee, please note.

    We are releasing this beta as promised and hoping to collect feedback from you guys.

    For those who are interested to try out, we sincerely hope that you can help us by doing the following things:
    1.) Report any problems found in a gentle, peaceful manner;
    2.) Do not complain, if you were going to complain, we kindly advise you not to try, please;
    3.) Do not start fire of any kinds in this thread;

    Download link of X8H-PLUS Android Lollipop beta firmware:
    Download from MINIX forum server (Europe):
    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8H_PLUS_LOLLIPOP_BETA.rar

    MD5 checksum: E9D62CCF7EFE284071A34004424E0D12


    July 2017 update - release candidate 2 firmware:
    Download link of X8H-PLUS Android Lollipop release candidate firmware:
    Download from MINIX forum server (Europe):

    http://www.minixforum.com/downloads/download.php?file=X8H_PLUS_LOLLIPOP_RC2.rar

    MD5 checksum: BEF40381173A09F9FFA311BFAED20DA0


    We will be finalizing this firmware based on the feedback.
    So please feel free to try out and comment, thanks!

    Firmware image flash guide:

    http://minixforum.com/threads/how-to-flash-the-firmware-image.116/

    Cheers,
    Team MINIX.
  2. Marty

    Marty Active Member

    Thank you Ken
  3. Rui Oliveira

    Rui Oliveira Active Member

    Thank you Minix team for your great support.
    Filipe Oliveira and Marty like this.
  4. Rawhide85

    Rawhide85 Member

    Ken, it's been a long time coming but you just made a lot of owners happy. Cheers

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  5. frutiloopis

    frutiloopis Member

    Greatest news Minix Team. Thanks.


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  6. Marty

    Marty Active Member

    Woohoo, installed and feeling happy!!!
  7. Grippy Man

    Grippy Man Active Member

    Thanks Ken.
  8. Grippy Man

    Grippy Man Active Member

    Can I use Amlogic BootcardMaker for flashing from SD card using same .img file????
  9. mark2

    mark2 Active Member

    Minix the support that just keeps on giving (y)
  10. aston23

    aston23 New Member

    how we install this;
  11. frutiloopis

    frutiloopis Member

    Read the first post


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  12. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    D@Cod3r and Marty like this.
  13. Grippy Man

    Grippy Man Active Member

    Not a complain, just observation:

    1. Switching to WIFI not working when Ethernet is connected.
    2. "Lock Gps" is not turning on when using "GPS LOCKER" from play store (location is turned on with high accuracy).
    3. Notification bar is inaccessible while working on the stock browser.
    Last edited: May 27, 2017
  14. maorgit

    maorgit New Member

    Does the update wipe everything?

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  15. Grippy Man

    Grippy Man Active Member

    Yes. And it is not a update. You have to perform a clean firmware upgrade.

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  16. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    I can't try this firmware at the moment but if it's like the U1 then you have to switch Ethernet off first in Network Settings.
  17. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Yes it is.
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  18. Slaventiy

    Slaventiy Member

    What about root this fw?
  19. Grippy Man

    Grippy Man Active Member

    yes, once the Ethernet is switched off manually then i can turn on WiFi but yet I have got another problem relating to WiFi. I have two routers and one is set to 40Mhz and another is 20Mhz. So, Minix box can only now connect to 20Mhz. I have tried several times to connect to channel width 40Mhz but it cannot actually.
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  20. Dragan Novosel

    Dragan Novosel New Member

    I didn't flash my minix before, and i read the tutorisl forum, but I don't understand which is is a right metod, otg cable and usb burning tool or usbflash. Please help.

    Does the usb flashing tool works in windows 10?

    If i use the usb flash, do i need keyboard attached to minix and does it support rar files or should I unpack first?

    So otg or usb?
    Tnx

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