NEO Z64-A: Instruction for installing the firmware

#1
This is what you need:
# Windows-based PC (minimum Windows 7).
# An USB Stick with 8GB memory or more.
# Firmware (Download firmware here).
# A tool for writing firmware to the USB (Download tool here).

Please note, when you write the firmware to the USB stick, the USB stick will be formatted and be divided into two parts(About 1GB is active, the rest memory is unallocated). See the following picture
USB_Being_Formatted.png

So, before writing the firmware to the USB stick, please do backup the data in the USB stick.

Instructions:

1. Extract the compressed firmware file(*.zip), you can find a file with a .zip extension and another one with the .img extension.

2. Extract the "Z64-A-Burning_Tool-Win32_Disk_Imager.zip", and run the tool on Windows-based PC by double-clicking "Win32DiskImager.exe".
The user interface of this tool should be like Win32DiskImager.png

3. Insert the USB stick to the Windows-based PC, and load the firmware. (See attached picture Prepare_to_write.png)

4. Click "Write" to write the firmware to the USB stick. (See attached picture Write_firmware_to_USB_Stick.png)

5. When finished the above procedure, plug-out the USB stick from the Windows-based PC, and plug it into the NEO Z64 unit.
Attach a conventional wired keyboard to the NEO Z64.

6. Attach the power adapter for the NEO Z64, power on the NEO Z64 by pressing the power button for 1-2 seconds, and press F11 key on the keyboard, and choose "UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell" option to start.
(See attached picture Start_From_Built-in EFI Shell.png)

7. You don't need to do anything, just wait around 10 minutes before it finished. (See attached picture Installing.png)
The NEO Z64 will restart when firmware installation finished.

8. You may recover your USB stick by using Disk Genius or Easy recovery, or you may go to "Disk management" in the Windows OS.
 

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#5
Yep, followed the instructions and prerequisites.
I'll give it another go. I don't know why the efi shell is looking for a specific directory.
Kind regards
Angelo
 
#6
I changed the efl shell directory to my USB drive (blk1)
Run startup.nsh command and now I'm loading into droidboot.
I have no control in droidboot.
After CMD partition,ERASE factory and cache.
It just seems to hang.
 
#10
I have 3 Z64.
I wanted to see if Stbemu works.
It does. Good picture, but very jerky with sound and movement.
Not really watchable.
Maybe I can tweak it. Doubt it.
Could be a hardware decoding issue.
 

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#11
I'll be going back to windows, more useful to me and up to date.
I think I'll wait for the X39.
Might get cheap Android tv box tho.
 
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#13
Yep, I recognise the process.
Just wait. It takes a while, maybe 15mins or more, before it advances.
IMO, don't go back to Android, it's not worth it.
Really cheap Boxes can out perform the Z64.
Intel stopped support for Android a long time ago.
Rockchip and AMlogic are awesome chipset's, I'm so impressed with their capabilities and performance running native Android OS.
 
#15
Hi All, I'm trying to get Android back on my Minix z64 after having windows on it.
It was an Android z64.
I've installed the Android Bios, with no problems.
I can't get Android Kit Kat installed.
Any ideas.
Thanks in advance
Angelo
I am stuck in the first Picture what can i do?
 
#18
hey guys.
I'm so sorry for the question but I need your help please.....
Look the image and....tell me what I have to do now please.
Thank you so much
 

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#20
This is what you need:
# Windows-based PC (minimum Windows 7).
# An USB Stick with 8GB memory or more.
# Firmware (Download firmware here).
# A tool for writing firmware to the USB (Download tool here).

Please note, when you write the firmware to the USB stick, the USB stick will be formatted and be divided into two parts(About 1GB is active, the rest memory is unallocated). See the following picture
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So, before writing the firmware to the USB stick, please do backup the data in the USB stick.

Instructions:

1. Extract the compressed firmware file(*.zip), you can find a file with a .zip extension and another one with the .img extension.

2. Extract the "Z64-A-Burning_Tool-Win32_Disk_Imager.zip", and run the tool on Windows-based PC by double-clicking "Win32DiskImager.exe".
The user interface of this tool should be like Win32DiskImager.png

3. Insert the USB stick to the Windows-based PC, and load the firmware. (See attached picture Prepare_to_write.png)

4. Click "Write" to write the firmware to the USB stick. (See attached picture Write_firmware_to_USB_Stick.png)

5. When finished the above procedure, plug-out the USB stick from the Windows-based PC, and plug it into the NEO Z64 unit.
Attach a conventional wired keyboard to the NEO Z64.

6. Attach the power adapter for the NEO Z64, power on the NEO Z64 by pressing the power button for 1-2 seconds, and press F11 key on the keyboard, and choose "UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell" option to start.
(See attached picture Start_From_Built-in EFI Shell.png)

7. You don't need to do anything, just wait around 10 minutes before it finished. (See attached picture Installing.png)
The NEO Z64 will restart when firmware installation finished.

8. You may recover your USB stick by using Disk Genius or Easy recovery, or you may go to "Disk management" in the Windows OS.
Hi Martin. When I press F11 key cant get any start option, it goes directly to Minix startup scren and then to Android.
Can you help?
Thx
 
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