Official Release X5mini Kitkat 250 ( february 8th 2016 )

gufone

Big Owl
Administrator
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Finally after a long wait we are proud to release the new release of Kitkat ready for the x5mini Series (Version 250)

THE DEV TEAM
This release was made by the developers team of the official minixforum :
- Gufone
- HardwareGuru
- KAR

The firmware is built through the MINIX guidelines and thus provided as Official firmware.
- Approved by MINIX.

Changelog (2.5.0) ( Current release )
- Audio/video player fixes
- Audio drop issues
- network fixes (wifi/ethernet MAC fix)
- Microphone fix.
- spdif adjustments
- Powermenu (layout)
- Security fixes
- and more...

Changelog (2.4.0)
- USB fixes ( X5 series )
- Sleep working (X5 series)
- Camera fixes
- Full redesign of the media framework ( more video apps should work now by default HLS 0 ! )
- fixed permission issues.
- disabled multi user for now, till we find a remote friendly lock-screen.
- Rendering a new layer for video.
- X5 series have full 1080p now ( screen scale works )
- updated pre-installed apps
- New OTA methods
- After fw update also preinstalled updates will reinstall.
- new bigger mouse pointer.
- Google play music added to pre-installed apps.
- Updated the pre-installed apps.
- Google play music, Hulu Plus, Youtube live are working !
- No missing bitmaps any more during recovery.
- and lots of things you wont even notice

Changelog (2.3.0) ( Previous release )
- Added: HLS configuration menu
- Added: Preparation for Delta OTA (smaller update packages)
- Added: Frameswitch working for SPMC
- Fixed: remove not supported 1080i (X5 series)
- Fixed: camera support
- Removed: HD Filemanager
- Updated: better branche managment (sources)
- Updated: OTA update service ( complete revision )
- Some other stuff...

WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! NOT EASY TO GO BACK TO 4.2!!
(You need to use RK flashtool, do not try to flash it like an OTA update.zip !)

OTA:
People with Community edition firmware (2.1.0+) will receive an OTA update online.
Please pay attention that we will not distribute to all the devices at the same time.
Please be patient and wait an open slot for your device.


Full OTA:
To be used for a Fresh install or pre CE210 versions, or for people that have online OTA errors when system was tampered with.
Drivers and Flashtool included. Rename to "update.zip" and copy it to your internal flash.
You cannot install this update over an already updated device (already in 250).

Download links and MD5 Checksums:
3a389b62d1c07d9f78f41fc28a771224 x5mini-rk3066-OTA-250.zip
e9401afea684dbc1080cde8044631fbd x5mini-rk3066-250.rar Link active

ROOTED DEVICES!
Rooted devices may have issues with the OTA, if that happens you have to reflash your device!
Changed system files can cause the OTA to abort! you can use the Full OTA above.


Available Updates: The old root/unroot updates are not compatible anymore with this release !
Kitkat CE - root update Link active
Kitkat CE - unroot update Link active

To install the available updates (this is not for the Firmware!) rename the downloaded file to update.zip and place at the internal flash drive root, android will find the update and request you to install.

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Download Link 1 [MINIX Forum Server]:

http://theminixforum.com:9009/firmwares/x5mini-rk3066-250.rar

Download Link 2 [Mega]:

https://mega.nz/#!C24wEA5K!bS8tQIBoXMdMLhLxtAgscakIpifA2jSBnJ4BQRDIvYo

File Name: x5mini-rk3066-250.rar

File Size: 518.6MB

Firmware installation instructions are attached to this post.

Tutorial Video:
[NEO X5 mini installation process same as NEO X7 mini]
 

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Hi I tried to install the update but had some issues can you please help.

I'm using a minix neo x5 and updating via windows 10 which i can't find operating system in the driver folder? when i tried installing from windows 8 folder it wont install? see picture of fault.
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Thanks mate.

Steve
 

Villa

Administrator
#3
#8
Well, I have just had it with windows 10. Nothing seems to work.
Will try installing Windows 7 on a virtual machine and try from there.
Have you downloaded the latest RKBatchTool from here:

http://theminixforum.com:9009/tools/Rockchip update firmware tool for win10 FactoryTool_v1.33.zip

And the latest Rockchip Driver Assistant from below link:

http://theminixforum.com:9009/drivers/Rockchip DriverAssitant_v4.4.rar

Using these you should be able to complete the firmware installation procedure on Windows 10.
 
#9
Hi All,

I am trying to flash my X5 mini using the rkflashtool on Mac and would appreciate some help!
rkflashtool seems to be able to connect to the x5 as I can see the chip version and I could see the params.

I assumed that the image file x5mini-rk3066-250.img should be written from the start of the flash storage.
I tried the below without any luck. Now, when I boot the x5 mini, there's no signal to the TV via HDMI. I know it was working before I flashed the image!

Please can you help me flash the image properly?

Here is what I did:

$ rkflashtool v
rkflashtool: info: rkflashtool v6.1
rkflashtool: info: Detected RK3066...
rkflashtool: info: interface claimed
rkflashtool: info: chip version: 300A-2011.11.11-V101

$ rkflashtool n
rkflashtool: info: rkflashtool v6.1
rkflashtool: info: Detected RK3066...
rkflashtool: info: interface claimed
rkflashtool: info: Flash ID: ad de 94 eb 74
rkflashtool: info: Flash Info:
Manufacturer: Hynix (2)
Flash Size: 8192MB
Block Size: 4096KB
Page Size: 16KB
ECC Bits: 40
Access Time: 33
Flash CS: <0>

These are the params before I tried to flash.

$ rkflashtool p
rkflashtool: info: rkflashtool v6.1
rkflashtool: info: Detected RK3066...
rkflashtool: info: interface claimed
rkflashtool: info: reading parameters at offset 0x00000000
rkflashtool: info: size: 0x0000025b
FIRMWARE_VER:4.0.4
MACHINE_MODEL:rk30sdk
MACHINE_ID:007
MANUFACTURER:RK30SDK
MAGIC: 0x5041524B
ATAG: 0x60000800
MACHINE: 3066
CHECK_MASK: 0x80
KERNEL_IMG: 0x60408000
#RECOVER_KEY: 1,1,0,20,0
CMDLINE: console=ttyFIQ0 androidboot.console=ttyFIQ0 init=/init initrd=0x62000000,0x00800000 mtdparts=rk29xxnand:0x00002000@0x00002000(misc),0x00004000@0x00004000(kernel),0x00008000@0x00008000(boot),0x00008000@0x00010000(recovery),0x000C0000@0x00018000(backup),0x00040000@0x000D8000(cache),0x00400000@0x00118000(userdata),0x00002000@0x00518000(kpanic),0x00100000@0x0051A000(system),-@0x0063A000(user)

This is how I flashed the image:

$ rkflashtool w 0x00000000 1733977 < x5mini-rk3066-250/x5mini-rk3066-250.img
rkflashtool: info: rkflashtool v6.1
rkflashtool: info: Detected RK3066...
rkflashtool: info: interface claimed
rkflashtool: info: writing flash memory at offset 0x001a7540... Done!

I seem to have wiped away the existing partitions and now the parameters command shows an error.

$ rkflashtool p
rkflashtool: info: rkflashtool v6.1
rkflashtool: info: Detected RK3066...
rkflashtool: info: interface claimed
rkflashtool: info: reading parameters at offset 0x00000000
rkflashtool: info: size: 0x00020066
rkflashtool: fatal: Bad parameter length!
 
#10
Hi All,

I am trying to flash my X5 mini using the rkflashtool on Mac and would appreciate some help!
rkflashtool seems to be able to connect to the x5 as I can see the chip version and I could see the params.

I assumed that the image file x5mini-rk3066-250.img should be written from the start of the flash storage.
I tried the below without any luck. Now, when I boot the x5 mini, there's no signal to the TV via HDMI. I know it was working before I flashed the image!

Please can you help me flash the image properly?

Here is what I did:

$ rkflashtool v
rkflashtool: info: rkflashtool v6.1
rkflashtool: info: Detected RK3066...
rkflashtool: info: interface claimed
rkflashtool: info: chip version: 300A-2011.11.11-V101

$ rkflashtool n
rkflashtool: info: rkflashtool v6.1
rkflashtool: info: Detected RK3066...
rkflashtool: info: interface claimed
rkflashtool: info: Flash ID: ad de 94 eb 74
rkflashtool: info: Flash Info:
Manufacturer: Hynix (2)
Flash Size: 8192MB
Block Size: 4096KB
Page Size: 16KB
ECC Bits: 40
Access Time: 33
Flash CS: <0>

These are the params before I tried to flash.

$ rkflashtool p
rkflashtool: info: rkflashtool v6.1
rkflashtool: info: Detected RK3066...
rkflashtool: info: interface claimed
rkflashtool: info: reading parameters at offset 0x00000000
rkflashtool: info: size: 0x0000025b
FIRMWARE_VER:4.0.4
MACHINE_MODEL:rk30sdk
MACHINE_ID:007
MANUFACTURER:RK30SDK
MAGIC: 0x5041524B
ATAG: 0x60000800
MACHINE: 3066
CHECK_MASK: 0x80
KERNEL_IMG: 0x60408000
#RECOVER_KEY: 1,1,0,20,0
CMDLINE: console=ttyFIQ0 androidboot.console=ttyFIQ0 init=/init initrd=0x62000000,0x00800000 mtdparts=rk29xxnand:0x00002000@0x00002000(misc),0x00004000@0x00004000(kernel),0x00008000@0x00008000(boot),0x00008000@0x00010000(recovery),0x000C0000@0x00018000(backup),0x00040000@0x000D8000(cache),0x00400000@0x00118000(userdata),0x00002000@0x00518000(kpanic),0x00100000@0x0051A000(system),-@0x0063A000(user)

This is how I flashed the image:

$ rkflashtool w 0x00000000 1733977 < x5mini-rk3066-250/x5mini-rk3066-250.img
rkflashtool: info: rkflashtool v6.1
rkflashtool: info: Detected RK3066...
rkflashtool: info: interface claimed
rkflashtool: info: writing flash memory at offset 0x001a7540... Done!

I seem to have wiped away the existing partitions and now the parameters command shows an error.

$ rkflashtool p
rkflashtool: info: rkflashtool v6.1
rkflashtool: info: Detected RK3066...
rkflashtool: info: interface claimed
rkflashtool: info: reading parameters at offset 0x00000000
rkflashtool: info: size: 0x00020066
rkflashtool: fatal: Bad parameter length!
The firmware installation process must be done on a Windows PC, not a mac.
 
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#15
Got it done but only after disabling the driver signature. May need to include that in the instructions.

Any chance of upgrading this unit to Lollipop 5.0+?
Hello, i am new here and i want to ask how do you disable the driver signature?
Also, i want to know how do you install the drivers on windows 10

PS: I have windows 10 pro x64 and minix neo x5 mini 8GB(stucked on booting)

Thank you indvance i am waiting your reply asap, also if a moderator (@midnight) have an idea how to solve my problem!
 
#16
Hello, i am new here and i want to ask how do you disable the driver signature?
Did you try this....
https://www.howtogeek.com/167723/ho...8.1-so-that-you-can-install-unsigned-drivers/

@mrx777 may be the best one to help you out since he was able to get ti to work!

Also, i want to know how do you install the drivers on windows 10
And you followed this ?
https://theminixforum.com/index.php...i-kitkat-250-february-8th-2016.25/#post-12363
 
#17
Hello, i am new here and i want to ask how do you disable the driver signature?
Also, i want to know how do you install the drivers on windows 10

PS: I have windows 10 pro x64 and minix neo x5 mini 8GB(stucked on booting)

Thank you indvance i am waiting your reply asap, also if a moderator (@midnight) have an idea how to solve my problem!
I used option 2 in this article https://bit.ly/344CDMj to disable the driver signature. This works for Windows 7. Could not upgrade the firmware using Windows 10.
 
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