Root, Unroot, System mods (no CWM / no PC needed)

gufone

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Many users asked me to create a thread where to share custom updates for ours minix devices. I'll post here my packages.​
You don't need cwm or custom recovery. You can install them from MINIX stock rom/recovery. All the updates should work on many rk devices (rk29sdk,rk30sdk,rk31sdk).
To install my updates simply download the needed file into the root of internal or external SD and rename it to update.zip. Click Install when the update popup appear. This can take some time (it's the same procedure to update an official OTA).​
If one of the files I've posted is useful to you please click the like button​
PLEASE KEEP BUGS HERE on this topic !!
If there would be a problem that is caused by the way this update is made and flashed I don't want MINIX to get false info on the official firmware topic.
Even if the packages have been tested you are the only responsible in case of problems with this update! You are free to not use it.
The udpates you will find here aren't compatible with the KK Community Edition ROM. For the CE ROM just look at the CE release thread.
ROOT
I've made two update.zip to root and unroot minix firmwares. I've used a generic method to provide root and therefore the files I share shall work on all rk devices. I used Koush Superuser App as I don't like SuperSU. If the Superuser app is updated by playstore it's better to uninstall the update manually before uninstall with this update.zip.
  • To root use this update.zip Link not active
  • To unroot use this update.zip Link not active
  • MINIX X8: To root use this ... (moved to the X8 section)
  • MINIX X8: To unroot Minix X8 use this ... (moved to the X8 section)
FACTORY RESET
  • To factory reset your device (keeping data on the internal and external SD) use this update.zip Link not active
  • To factory full reset your device (erasing data on the internal SD and keeping data on the external SD) use this update.zip Link not active
REMOVE ADS
  • To remove ads on your device use this update.zip Link not active (replace /system/etc/hosts by one created with AdAway) (last update: 02.08.2014)
  • To restore hosts file on your device use this update.zip Link not active
BOOTANIMATION
  • To replace boot animation with a new one that I made (inspired from Google) use this update.zip Link not active
  • To restore minix original boot animation use this update.zip Link not active
KEY LAYOUT
  • To replace /usr/keylayout/rkxx-remotectl.kl for use an emulated MINIX X5 IR remote (apply to all the IR remotes like Harmony and my Rii i13) use this update.zip Link not active
  • To restore minix original /usr/keylayout/rkxx-remotectl.kl use this update.zip Link not active
  • To install support for use a Mele F10 remote use this update.zip Link not active
  • To install support for use a Mele F10 remote AND Logitech K400R use this update.zip Link not active
HLS STREAMING
  • MINIX X7 FW010: To replace libs to supports HLS streaming (like Zattoo) use this update.zip Link not active (Many thanks to HardwareGuru)
  • MINIX X7 FW010: To restore minix original libs use this update.zip Link not active
VIDEO OVERLAY
  • MINIX X7 FW010_720: To replace build.prop to enable 1080 (disable video overlay and set 240dpi) use this update.zip Link not active
  • MINIX X7 FW010_720: To restore original build.prop (enable video overlay and set 160dpi) use this update.zip Link not active
  • MINIX X7 FW010_720: To replace build.prop to enable 1080 (disable video overlay and set 240dpi) AND patch for HLS streaming AND add some anti DRM checks use this update.zip Link not active (Thank to HardwareGuru for the hint)
4.4 ROM PRE-ROOTED
This is not an update.zip file. It is an IMG file that must be installed with the rktool. Update.zip will maybe come in the near future (to root).​
Minix has released the 4.4 ROM for ours X7 devices. Here you will find the custom ROM that I've made based on the stock ROM.
The only change is that is pre-rooted.
All credits go to MINIX.
Even if this is the stock rom with just root added, please report problems with this custom ROM only in this thread, not to MINIX!
As request by MINIX
WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! NOT EASY TO GO BACK TO 4.2!!
  • gufone-rooted-NEO-X7-216A_2014.7.17.4.4.002.zip [LINK REMOVED, please use the latest Community Edition]
TRY IT ONLY IF YOU ARE READY !!
Please don't forward the firmware link without a warning.
We worry that users don't know it's hard going back and flash it then complain us...
Thanks.
SHA1 CHECKSUMS
Code:
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c2437082d7383d887cdb5db9550b0c7cf36928b9  update-gufone-bootanimation-v1.zip
c20535240b13379fafb3630181d2eb5e1dbc8879  update-gufone-factory-full-reset.zip
cb95f12dc7f24813c1c4625a16307a494e6a2702  update-gufone-factory-reset.zip
ae104f0e848d4f9ddeb234b4454d8caf178da8fe  update-gufone-G4CustomIRkeys.zip
4d10323ef91b153a5c257fcc6d25262bf3d29796  update-gufone-hls-restore-original.zip
7070d2bb0c9e913bc52c91e3b3b957fa076b9dde  update-gufone-hls.zip
757c733e21503a454f69c3bcad193f3817c2b89b  update-gufone-hosts-original.zip
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caa6bcfcf74f59a13b2eab48ce1b69500fc951b1  update-gufone-meleF10-k400r.zip
e0daa6fb34b985920c37422af3f36a72874797dd  update-gufone-MeleF10.zip
ea13573f0876cfddc9476a09a81d1407b727908a  update-gufone-METRO-system-to-data.zip
4d06f4c1a347b3c139515e55c9d43b361feb0729  update-gufone-MinixX7OrigIRkeys.zip
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cfb4216bf7d15b5b19e99950a24779fcf3a3ba1e  update-gufone-unroot.zip
65ab07e7f6e49b09efade3a6d0a51b4a862b50f5  update-gufone-X7-010-build-720-original.zip
d2794743c11822e165a1a8afe112d13563c60fb1  update-gufone-X7-010-build-prop-720-to-1080-240dpi.zip
e7832d60d0a16b626c7b53a144fa8c2978e00783  update-gufone-X7-010-drm-hls-no-overlay.zip
 
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