Update/root X7

#1
Hello folks,

I’m here to ask for some simple instructions.

Today I’m discontinuing my X7 after years of service, but only as “tv box”.

I would still like to use it as VPN router (share my NordVPN connection).

However at the mo I can’t run iptables as I don’t have root access.

I’m attaching a picture of my current config. I haven’t touched it since 2015.

Anyone would be so kind to point me to the steps I need in my case to root/update the device?

Thanks.

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#11
Have you replaced the recovery partition or are you using the one that cone with 250 ROM?
That seems like an important question. Which I have no idea how to answer :) Any way for me to tell? I installed CE 250 when it came out years ago, with a full flash using a borrowed Window machine. That's all I remember.
 

gufone

Big Owl
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#12
That seems like an important question. Which I have no idea how to answer :) Any way for me to tell? I installed CE 250 when it came out years ago, with a full flash using a borrowed Window machine. That's all I remember.
So I think you are using stock Recovery. It's a good start :). I'll try to resign the updates with the certificate we've used for 250.
 
#14
Thanks @gufone -- That worked perfectly. Much easier than flashing the whole thing, thanks very much for providing that.
It's also somewhat fulfilling to still be able to use my X7 for something useful! :)

The icing on the cake would be if I could remote access the device, with something VNC-style. I looked, but there doesn't seem to be anything of the sort. Anyway, I digress.
 
#16
Hey @gufone and others. Sort of hijacking the original topic: the WiFi hotspot created with my Minix X7 is really slow. Is that expected? Meaning the device was never meant to be used that way? The actual device connectivity via Ethernet is the expected speed (30Mbps), and to be honest before now I used to connect the X7 to the local router via WiFi, and it had good speed. Any reason why it wouldn’t be as good in hotspot mode? (Bear in mind the behaviour is the same with or without VPN enabled). Thanks :)
 
#17
For posterity, it was slow just between the Minix and my phone. It works otherwise really well, achieving 25Mbps. Very happy with it.

@pusb87 Unfortunately Teamviewer server doesn't work on this device. Thanks though :)
 
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