NEO X8-H Plus: Android Lollipop OS Firmware [20170612]

Success guys! burn card method on SD card worked perfect.. Thanks again for all the help.. The burn tool method was getting frustrating after trying so many different combinations and resets, to no avail.. Possibly my laptop is too old or needs updating, as Im not on it alot and it goes out of date quite frequently...appreciate everything and keep up the good work. Minix has always come through for support when Ive needed here. After 4 years and Im still able to use this product is amazing indeed..

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Ok....For those having problems with Ethernet after this firmware update - I was able to fix mine.
Not sure what did it, but I re-flashed it, this time doing 2 things differently:
  • When the flashing process was done (bar turned green and reported 100%), I pressed the big "STOP" button. The first time I flashed, I did not do this. I just assumed when it got to 100% and said success, it was done, and I unplugged the power (and USB cable) and plugged the power cable back in and turned it on. This time I pressed "STOP" first and when that was done I only unplugged the power (not the USB) and then plugged power back in and turned it on.
  • I also tried using the img file from the 2nd link this time. First time I used the img file from the first link.

Not sure which of these two things solved it, but I am guessing it is the first (img files should both be the same one would hope?). Hope this helps someone else. The instructions PDF could definitely be a lot clearer regarding steps 6 and 7.
(I dont speak english sorry)

Confirmed. I have flashed many times with link1 and ethernet doesn't work
Thanks to you I decided to flash with link 2 (MEGA) and ethernet works perfect

JeffJacober... thank you very very much!!!
 
Hi everyone. I have the Minix NEO X8-H Plus. I have finally successfully downloaded the usb burning tool v2.0.9 and have imported the lollipop 5.1 file. But I can't connect my Minix NEO X8-H Plus to the usb burning tool. I am using a standard micro usb cable (android charging cable) as per video instructions but I am putting the micro usb cable into a OTG port on the side of the minix box. Could this be the reason why it's not downloading? I have noticed that OTG cables are micro USB to female USB. Does that mean I then have to connect USB to USB via the OTG cable to my computer? Or is this a firmware issue?
 

pusb87

Trusted Helper
Hi everyone. I have the Minix NEO X8-H Plus. I have finally successfully downloaded the usb burning tool v2.0.9 and have imported the lollipop 5.1 file. But I can't connect my Minix NEO X8-H Plus to the usb burning tool. I am using a standard micro usb cable (android charging cable) as per video instructions but I am putting the micro usb cable into a OTG port on the side of the minix box. Could this be the reason why it's not downloading? I have noticed that OTG cables are micro USB to female USB. Does that mean I then have to connect USB to USB via the OTG cable to my computer? Or is this a firmware issue?
Its not very clear what you are doing and i add that the video is not that clear regarding cables.

However, the only usb connection made to your PC should be made with the cable that was supplied with your minix , one end into the OTG port (micro) of the minix and the other into a USB port on your PC. The cable provided is not just a charging cable but also carries DATA and it is essential to use a cable of this type.
 
Its not very clear what you are doing and i add that the video is not that clear regarding cables.

However, the only usb connection made to your PC should be made with the cable that was supplied with your minix , one end into the OTG port (micro) of the minix and the other into a USB port on your PC. The cable provided is not just a charging cable but also carries DATA and it is essential to use a cable of this type.
Thanks for the reply.
Yes I found the original OTG cable. I have got a connection now which is great.
You'll have to excuse me, this is the first time I have tried to update my firmware and I am struggling a bit.
My problem now is that after I have downloaded the second link on this page, the mega link "X8H_PLUS_LOLLIPOP_RC2.rar", when going to import the file with the USB burning tool, I cannot find the file as the USB burning tool automatically browses for .img files but the mega file is a .rar. Is there something I am doing wrong? Also I am using the USB burning tool v2.2.0, is this the most recent version of the burning tool?
 
Thanks for the reply.
Yes I found the original OTG cable. I have got a connection now which is great.
You'll have to excuse me, this is the first time I have tried to update my firmware and I am struggling a bit.
My problem now is that after I have downloaded the second link on this page, the mega link "X8H_PLUS_LOLLIPOP_RC2.rar", when going to import the file with the USB burning tool, I cannot find the file as the USB burning tool automatically browses for .img files but the mega file is a .rar. Is there something I am doing wrong? Also I am using the USB burning tool v2.2.0, is this the most recent version of the burning tool?
You need to extract the .img file from the rar file, winrar or 7-zip will do the job.
 
You need to extract the .img file from the rar file, winrar or 7-zip will do the job.
Thanks Marty. I have done that and is now a .img file
However I have now downloaded two different lollipop firmware updates for the minix x8-h plus and both times I have pressed start on the USB burning tool and it has said error. I have attached a screen shot. Am I doing something wrong still? screenshot im sad.jpg
 
Thanks Marty. I have done that and is now a .img file
However I have now downloaded two different lollipop firmware updates for the minix x8-h plus and both times I have pressed start on the USB burning tool and it has said error. I have attached a screen shot. Am I doing something wrong still?
All seems fine, can you just confirm on the sticker underneath your box that you have the X8-H Plus, see below:
Screenshot_20200115-155524.jpg
 
Thanks for replying Marty.
Sorry I did untick those boxes the second time I tried yesterday as I was trying to see if it would make a difference.
And yes I definitely have the NEO X8-H Plus.
 
Can you try the burn card method, if that fails then we know something is up with the device:
https://theminixforum.com/index.php...pop-firmware-update-with-burn-card-maker.234/
Ok success!!! However this isn't quite the whole story. After finding all the relevant things ie sd card, sd card to usb reader etc the downloading of lollipop to sd card went smotthly. However when inserting sd adapter card into minix unit we could not get the minix to turn on. Refusing to go into crisis mode I changed to a new sd adapter card and hey presto, it worked 1st time.

Thank you to all those who have helped me through this and all those involved in this forum. You're the best!
 
Hello guys, I manage to complete the fimware upgrade process using USB Burning tool. But after doing that I guess I'm missing something 'cause my Minix won´t reboot. Does this ring a bell on someone?
Cheers
 

notrui

Trusted Helper
Hello guys, I manage to complete the fimware upgrade process using USB Burning tool. But after doing that I guess I'm missing something 'cause my Minix won´t reboot. Does this ring a bell on someone?
Cheers
First boot after firmware upgrade always takes more time.

If the device does not boot (and if you had sucess in the upgrade process) leave the box turned off (with nothing connected , power cable included) and then after 5 minutes (more or less) turn on the device again.
 
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