Official Release X7 Kitkat 250 ( february 8th 2016 )

gufone

Big Owl
Administrator
#1
Sept 2017: BEWARE this firmware is not suitable for the new industrial X7-i hardware revision!

Finally after a long wait we are proud to release the new release of Kitkat ready for the x7 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).

Flashtool and drivers (also windows 10, do not use the drivers included with the fw)
FactoryTool_v1.63.zip
DriverAssitant_v4.5.zip

Download links and MD5 Checksums:
785a31fde9c413591f1b212c6c5ae388 x7-rk3188-OTA-250.zip
e41ba18aec1a1c5539835c1fdb398332 x7-rk3188-250.rar Link active

ROOTED DEVICES!
Rooted devices may have issues with the OTA, if that happens you have to reflash your device!https://mega.nz/#!lIYRjACB
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 not active
Kitkat CE - unroot update Link not 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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#3
Scusate la mia poca competenza. Ho un PC con Windows 10 e non riesco a farlo perché il dispositivo non riconosce il dispositivo.
Mi ricordo che con Windows 7 non avevo avuto problemi ....
C'è qualcuno che può aiutarmi? sono bloccato ...
Grazie
brig2491 (Aurelio)
 
#4
Scusate mi si è cancellato un pezzo della mia richiesta ... Voglio aggiornare Minix neo x7 dopo un ripristino alle condizioni di fabbrica. Volevo dire che il sistema (WINDOWS 10) non visualizza il dispositivo, (dispositivo sconosciuto non funzionante). Andando in gestione dispositivi non riesco ad installare i driver corretti nel collegamento di cui sopra, perchè il sistema è già installato e driver corretti. SONO BLOCCATO! Qualcuno può aiutarmi?
Penso sia un problema di W10, perchè con W7 non avevo avuto problemi.
GRAZIE!
brig2491 (Aurelio)
 

Skynet

Administrator
#5
Scusate la mia poca competenza. Ho un PC con Windows 10 e non riesco a farlo perché il dispositivo non riconosce il dispositivo.
Mi ricordo che con Windows 7 non avevo avuto problemi ....
C'è qualcuno che può aiutarmi? sono bloccato ...
Grazie
brig2491 (Aurelio)
English please !

Sorry for my lack of expertise. I have a PC running Windows 10 and I can't do it because the device doesn't recognize the device.
I remember that with Windows 7 I had no problems ....
Is there anyone who can help me? I'm stuck...
Thank you
 

Skynet

Administrator
#6
Scusate mi si è cancellato un pezzo della mia richiesta ... Voglio aggiornare Minix neo x7 dopo un ripristino alle condizioni di fabbrica. Volevo dire che il sistema (WINDOWS 10) non visualizza il dispositivo, (dispositivo sconosciuto non funzionante). Andando in gestione dispositivi non riesco ad installare i driver corretti nel collegamento di cui sopra, perchè il sistema è già installato e driver corretti. SONO BLOCCATO! Qualcuno può aiutarmi?
Penso sia un problema di W10, perchè con W7 non avevo avuto problemi.
GRAZIE!
brig2491 (Aurelio)
Sorry I canceled a piece of my request ... I want to update Minix neo x7 after a reset to factory conditions. I wanted to say that the system (WINDOWS 10) does not display the device, (unknown device not working). Going into device management I can not install the correct drivers in the above link, because the system is already installed and correct drivers. I'M LOCKED! Can someone help me?
I think it's a W10 problem, because I had no problems with W7.
THANK YOU!
 
#7
I have time same problem with Windows 10 Pro 64: there is no specific driver for W10 in the downloaded rar-file and if I try to install the Win7 or Win8 driver, the system rejects the installation and declares that the best driver is already installed. I don't get any further ...
Does anyone has a solution? Thanks in advance for it!
 

KAR

Moderator
#8
My windows 10 machine works fine now with the x7 device but it is risky to play around with the windows 10 dll to get it working. Initial after replacing some dll's my windows keyb and mouse were stuck.

So best would be using an old laptop with w7 for example

KAR
 
#9
Hi guys...I downloaded all the relevant files from the forum ...in the driver folder there is no installation file so i can't install it manually(and there is no other way to install it) so my computer (win8 64bit) cannot recognise the device.

Second thing, when im opening the RKBatchTool I'm not seeing any light (pink/green), so is there something wrong with the RKBatchTool also?
Thanks for helping...
 

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#11
Salve, io volevo sapere se posso installare questo firmware (
versione di kit pronta per la serie x7 (versione 250)

tenendo montata la 3.0.6 di wasser versione 5.0.1 lollipop.
Grazie per eventuali iformazioni
 
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KAR

Moderator
#12
Salve, io volevo sapere se posso installare questo firmware (
versione di kitkat pronta per la serie x7 (versione 250)

avendo montata la 3.0.6 di wasser versoione 5.0.1 lollipop.
Grazie per eventuali iformazioni
English pls

Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G960F met Tapatalk
 
#13
sorry, I wanted to add that I solved, I installed the kitkat 250 and I must say that compared to the wasser is magnificent, until now everything works too, wonder of wonders nowtv. Is fast and manages well wifi etc etc, thanks to the developers .. .
 

KAR

Moderator
#14
sorry, I wanted to add that I solved, I installed the kitkat 250 and I must say that compared to the wasser is magnificent, until now everything works too, wonder of wonders nowtv. Is fast and manages well wifi etc etc, thanks to the developers .. .
Ofcourse... see kernel version or Easter egg

Kar

Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G960F met Tapatalk
 
#15
Hi Angelo, did you use windows 10 to have it updated?

How did u install the driver on windows 10? can you kindly assist me by providing all of us the steps please. Thanks
 
#20
I have had v250 running on a X7 test box for about two years now and here are some the things I observed:
1. Minix USA will not provide any support for this firmware version; citing developed by Minix's third party forum partners
2. The default stock launcher is much to be desired, need to install a Minix launcher from my X8-H box in order to install widgets
3. Kodi will not clear cache nor uninstall once you install it, only way to uninstall Kodi is to do a factory reset
5. Screen flickers and does some weird static backgrounds occasionally
 
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