Update the BIOS for NEO Z64-W to install Android OS

#1
If you want to replace Windows OS with Android OS firmware for NEO Z64, you may follow these instructions.

Instructions:

1. Download the BIOS for Android OS here:
http://theminixforum.com:9009/bios/Z64-A-BIOS_V1.53.zip

2. Extract the contents(fparts.txt, fpt.efi, fpt64.efi, JDRDA132.BIN)of the downloaded .zip file to the root directory of the USB stick.
BIOS_Files.png

3. Attach a power adapter and a conventional wired keyboard to the NEO Z64, and also connect a TV screen to it.
Insert the USB stick(mentioned above) to NEO Z64.

4. Power on the NEO Z64 by pressing the power button, and press F11 key on the keyboard, and choose "UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell".

5. Type command on the Shell: fs3:

6. Run the following command to update the BIOS. (See attached picture Update_BIOS.png)
fpt.efi /F JCRDA132.BIN

7. Just wait until it finished, then you can install Android OS firmware that is built for NEO Z64-A to the NEO Z64-W.
Instructions for installing the Android OS on NEO Z64 can be found here:
https://theminixforum.com/index.php?threads/neo-z64-a-instruction-for-installing-the-firmware.280/
 

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#3
Dear Minix Team in my office I am using more than 40 minix computers. Last week there is no display in some minix computers. But lights glowing and keyboard also working. I checked by pressing the nums lock and caps lock. Display only not coming. May I know the cause and how to resole it. I think the bios may be problem after some windows update. Please help me Minix team
 
#4
Dear MiniX Team
i am now using Z64-w windows 10 pro installed 1.83 bios version upgraded, but the problem was when i install windows 7 at first doing fine i can partition and install but suddenly when the installation is about to finished there is an error message "windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase" anyone famillar with this? i tried all the links in google,youtube still not working
 

notrui

Trusted Helper
#7
aright.. even if i install a 32bit windows 7 also?
I don't have your device and i don't know if win 7 32 bits works also.
But i don't advice you install, you may face drivers problems (if even works...) and the device is not going to work well and win 7 is a older OS....
 

Villa

Administrator
#8
aright.. even if i install a 32bit windows 7 also?
No!

I found this...
"If you're installing Windows 7 x64 then you can just install it with no issues in Secure Boot mode and it will just work. Windows 7 x64 has the ability to install and boot from EFI/UEFI partitions."

I expect this would require a 64 bit UEFI.
 
#9
No!

I found this...
"If you're installing Windows 7 x64 then you can just install it with no issues in Secure Boot mode and it will just work. Windows 7 x64 has the ability to install and boot from EFI/UEFI partitions."

I expect this would require a 64 bit UEFI.
Hi.. i will try today and give you update later thanks man.. Why my z64-w has no secure boot option bios upgraded to JCRTS183.BIN
 
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