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X8, X8 Plus, X8-H Official Firmware 005 (20150507)

Discussion in 'X8, X8 Plus, X8-H Official Firmware 005' started by MINIX - Ken, May 13, 2015.

  1. cyloncity2

    cyloncity2 Member

    Not sure what you are trying to do but that looks like a link for a x8h plus firmware update. Its got nothing to do with kodi and vice versa. What do you want to do exactly?
    Edit: meant x8h/x8plus
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2015
  2. exitguy

    exitguy Member

    NO - it's for the X8 / X8 Plus / X8-H - 005 firmware in zip format for USB updating
  3. cyloncity2

    cyloncity2 Member

    OK. But kodi has nothing to do with updating the firmware?
  4. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Yes, download that file then follow these instructions - http://minixforum.com/threads/official-002a-firmware.2413/

    I already directed you to this here - http://www.minixforum.com/threads/x8-x8-plus-x8-h-official-firmware-004a-not-for-x8-h-plus.5567/page-9#post-56143
  5. wms

    wms Member

    I guess I just wanted to know if I needed to update the firmware on my MINIX and if so, how to do it.

    So, in steps...sorry....still learning MINIX....

    Step 1. I download this file only to a USB stick:

    MINIX server: http://minix.com.hk/firmware/update.zip

    Step 2. I follow the Firmware instructions on this page:


    Update procedures:
    1.) Go to SETTINGS:
    2.) Then go to "Other", choose "System Update"
    3.) OR, launch the UPDATE&BACKUP app directly:
    4.) Press "Select"
    5.) Choose the "update.zip" package from the ROOT directory of your USB drive, please be reminded that BOTH the "update.zip" & "factory_update_param.aml" files must be stored in the ROOT directory of your USB drive before proceeding:
    6.) Choose "Update":
    7.) Confirm "Update", DO NOT UNPLUG THE POWER OR THE USB DRIVE during the whole process:
    8.) System will reboot itself and continue the rests of the process, it shall take less than 5 minutes and once update is complete it shall boot into the system again.

    Thanks again!
  6. cyloncity2

    cyloncity2 Member

    That's what I followed anyway. And it worked!
  7. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    You can download that update.zip but if you download v005 like you asked in Post #100 you can skip all FOTA updates!
    This file...

    Just copy this file along with the param.aml file of your choice (wipe data or not wipe data) to your FAT32 formated USB drive.
    In the instructions as you have copied out above where it says Choose the update.zip package choose the X8_X8PLUS_X8H_FW005_USB.zip
  8. wms

    wms Member

    Thanks Villa :)

    Sorry, maybe I was getting confused with all the file types...!

    So I'll download this zip. file to my USB stick:

    I'll plug my USB stick into MINIX.

    I'll follow the "procedure" above


    given the procedure instructions above, I will chose the X8_X8PLUS_X8H_FW005_USB.zip file for my MINIX X8-H version.

    Hopefully I have it now? :)
  9. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Don't forget the param.aml file too!

    Sorry I should have said you need to rename the X8.......FW005_USB.zip to update.zip

    Good Luck! (y)
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2015
  10. viktor

    viktor New Member

    I just wanted to say that with the latest firmware, my MINIX no longer freezes and requires a hard reboot every few days. I didn't even need to do a clean flash, just overwrite and it works fine. There are still a couple of issues such as audio drifting slightly out of sync during playback, but this was by far my biggest gripe with the device so I'm very happy about this being fixed. Thank you!
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  11. silentman13

    silentman13 Member

    I've updated via FOTA my Minix X8H (previous version was FW 3).
    KOT49H (my actual version) is FW 5?

  12. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    You need to check the build number (check that the date matches that shown in the thread title).
  13. QuicksilverCZ

    QuicksilverCZ Member

    he plan is a newer version of problem- solving 005? I see that with the other versions already have 006 beta 2 and X8-H cough ... :- (
  14. Atom1

    Atom1 New Member

    Hi, I am using 003 now on my x8h. Can I upgrade it to 005 directly without going through 004A?
    Also, can I simply doing all the upgrades using the app from the x8h ?
  15. cyloncity2

    cyloncity2 Member

  16. Joseph Smith

    Joseph Smith Member

    @MINIX - Ken Hi Ken could you let me know when the images will be available to download for the 006 firmware? Regards Joseph
  17. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    You may check few hours later.
  18. geob31

    geob31 New Member

    Attached Files:

  19. wms

    wms Member

    Not yet done Villa....I'm worried I'll mess it up. Also, I see there is yet another FW006 out now??

    Sorry, a lil' worried about messing the Minix up and just want to make sure I do this right.

    I guess I'm getting confused, since it appears I need two (2) files on a USB stick??

    1. USB update.zip package:
    Minix Server: http://minix.com.hk/firmware/X8_X8PLUS_X8H_FW006_20150708.zip

    2. "Don't forget the param.aml file too!"
    Where do I get this to save it to my PC and then save it to my USB again?

    Sorry...thanks for your patience.
  20. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Follow the guide here. You don't need the aml file for this method.
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