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Minix Neo X5 Android 4.1.1. Jelly Bean Firmware Upgrade

by on Nov.29, 2012, under Linux

Minix just released a new firmware/rom (beta though) for the Minix Neo X5 Android Box which was shipped with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwic) Now it’s possible to upgrade to Android 4.1.1. (Jelly Bean).

MINIX announced on their facebook page:

4.1.1+1080p firmware for NEO X5 available here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/cisp01 you may download it first and wait for our instruction about how to flash it! DON’T do it without our tutorial.

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Workaround: Minix Neo G4 and X5 Audio/Video Synchronization Problem

by on Nov.07, 2012, under Linux

I experienced a slight delay/lag of audio during video playback on the MINIX Neo G4 (and X5). The audio and video are not synchronized correctly (out of sync).

I haven’t really found a fix but you can temporarily work around this by using software decoding instead of hardware decoding (acceleration). A few video players out there have this option. I’m using MXPlayer. I think MoboPlayer and DicePlayer have this option as well…

This problem seems to be an issue especially of devices with the Rockchip 3066 (rk3066) processor. At least the Rikomagic mk802 has this problem too.

Please comment if you found a real solution for this problem!

Thanks!


Update:
The new rom for the x5 fixed this issue for me…

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How to use ADB with rk3066 devices (e.g. Minix Neo G4 X5)

by on Nov.06, 2012, under Linux

Devices like the MINIX Neo G4 and Neo X5 are not recognized by the Android Debugging Bridge (adb) which comes with the official Android SDK. Nonetheless if you want to establish an connection through adb do the followong: (continue reading…)

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Minix Neo G4 AnTuTu Benchmark Results

by on Nov.03, 2012, under Linux

I tested a Minix Neo G4 device with AnTuTu Benchmark v2.9.4 and these are the results:

Total Score: 6232
Ram: 1020
CPU integer: 1630
CPU flat-point: 1362
2D graphics: 296
3D graphics: 1228
Database IO: 420
SD card write: (7.2MB/s) 72
SD card read: (>50 MB/s) 204
CPU frequency: 1608 MHz

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Minix Neo X5 AnTuTu Benchmark

by on Nov.03, 2012, under Linux

I tested a Minix Neo X5 device with AnTuTu Benchmark v2.9.4 and these are the results:

Total Score: 8060

Ram: 1560
CPU integer: 2439
CPU flat-point: 1815
2D graphics: 298
3D graphics: 1108
Database IO: 540
SD card write: (9.6MB/s) 96
SD card read: (>50 MB/s) 204
CPU frequency: 1608 MHz

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How to Root MINIX Neo X5, G4 (RK3066)

by on Nov.02, 2012, under Linux

Instructions how to root your Minix Neo G4 and X5 Android computer with a Rockchip RK3066 processor.

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WordPress Error: Unknown column ‘post_category’ in ‘field list’

by on Oct.24, 2012, under Linux, Web Development

I wanted to move one WordPress installation from one server to another. Therefore I began with a clean WordPress and tried to import the wp_posts table via sql:

wordpress@t30700:~/public_html/dev/blog$ mysql -u wordpress -p*PASSWORD* --database=wp_blog < wp_blog.sql

Output:

ERROR 1054 (42S22) at line 2: Unknown column 'post_category' in 'field list'
ERROR 1054 (42S22) at line 2: Unknown column 'robotsmeta' in 'field list'

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How to Create a MySQL Backup of a big Database

by on Feb.02, 2010, under Linux, Web Development

It’s not possible to create a backup from a MySQL database with phpMyAdmin which is bigger than 2 MB. If you are running MySQL on a Linux based system, try this: (continue reading…)

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