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  • Finless
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    Originally posted by vxxozxxv View Post
    Hi Bob. I just got my Minix X8-H Plus a few days ago, and finished installing your 1.0 ROM and it's working great, thank you . If I now upgrade to 1.1 can I somehow backup all of my freshly installed apps, settings, and launcher before I do, then just apply the backup to the new ROM? I just recently created a backup using your supplied TWRP recovering along with the ROM, will this be able to be applied after going to 1.1? Your guidance is very appreciated.

    Thank you for all you have done for this system.
    Yes you can restore your stuff from 1.0 to 1.1 using TWRP.
    BUT DO NOT restore SYSTEM. Only restore DATA.
    If you restore SYSTEM it will take you back to 1.0.

    Bob

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  • vxxozxxv
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    Originally posted by Finless View Post
    Ooops.....

    Link now fixed.

    Bob

    Hi Bob. I just got my Minix X8-H Plus a few days ago, and finished installing your 1.0 ROM and it's working great, thank you . If I now upgrade to 1.1 can I somehow backup all of my freshly installed apps, settings, and launcher before I do, then just apply the backup to the new ROM? I just recently created a backup using your supplied TWRP recovering along with the ROM, will this be able to be applied after going to 1.1? Your guidance is very appreciated.

    Thank you for all you have done for this system.

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  • whereistomo
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    Thank you!! I will be trying this out tonight.



    tom

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  • Finless
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    Ooops.....

    Link now fixed.

    Bob

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  • southpole
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    Thanks Bob!!!!

    But download link is not working...



    southpole

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  • Finless
    started a topic Finless 1.1 ROM for the Minix X8H-PLUS

    Finless 1.1 ROM for the Minix X8H-PLUS

    OK folks, with the release of new firmware 12/25 for the X8 Plus, here is my new 1.1 ROM.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    Minix has now been Google certified. What this means is special keys have been flashed to NAND.
    The kernel checks these keys and if they are not right it wont boot.
    Because of this, the stock recovery will ONLY boot from NAND memory.
    It will not boot the stock recovery from SDcard!
    If you are on a pre-11/22 ROM then to flash my ROM you need the recovery.img I provide in this ZIP on Sdcard.
    The one in NAND memory pre-11/22 does not work (blank screen).
    What I have done is put a non-locked kernel in this recovery and in the TWRP recovery I provide.
    These work fine from SDcard or NAND.


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    Features of my Finless ROM 1.1

    1) This erases NAND /data so YES you lose all data! Sorry I must do this for clean up!

    2) It roots the ROM properly.
    Let me tell you Rooting on Kitkat in the ROM itself gets harder all the time to do it correctly and not using scripts!

    3) It debloats the ROM of all those pre-installed APPS. This includes Airplay and Minix XBMC!
    I have given you those APPs in a folder called Removed_Apps in this Zip so you can install them yourself if you like.

    4) I removed useless system apps.
    Note: Minix had several APKs in /system/app that do not even work! Prime example is Gmail APP.
    Sometimes I wonder why they stay so behind in this area.

    5) I updated what APPs are left including Google Play and all the Google framework.
    As of this release, everything is updated so when you logon to Google Play nothing needs updating.

    6) Minix messed up Google calendar again. APK was there but did not work.
    Also because they are still using a old Google Core, contacts sync messes up after update.
    T^his is all fixed.

    7) I fixed Google+ (plus) and Google Music APPs so you can install and use these direct from the play store!
    You do not need to use the old Google Music Minix provides.
    Google+ now shows up in the Play Store where on stock ROM it would not. Even side loading the APK it would not work.

    8) Installs a cleaned up the AOSP launcher and puts more useful things in the doc bar.

    9) I give you a TWRP recovery! Yes this flashes a TWRP recovery to NAND.
    However, understand how recovery works.
    If you put a recovery.img on External SDcard the box will boot that recovery instead of TWRP in NAND.
    In this package I give you a stock recovery flasher.
    This ZIP will install the stock recovery to NAND if you don't want TWRP.
    NOTE: Now that Minix has become Google certified, the stock recovery.img WILL NOT BOOT from SDcard!
    It will only boot from NAND. However, in this package I give you a stock recovery.img that works.
    This is NOT the one in my recovery flasher. My recovery flasher to flash the stock recovery back, will install the locked recovery.
    The recovery.img at the root of this ZIP file will work from SDcard and it is used to flash my ROM.
    If you are on a Pre 11/22 Minix Plus ROM, you will need this recovery on sdcard!

    10) I set the default settings to allow non-market APPs.
    Now when you go to install a APK you wont be forced to go into settings and turn that on. I personally hate that

    11) I give you build.prop spoofer ZIP updates in this download!
    One will switch build.prop to emulate a Nexus 10.
    The other one will switch you back to a NEO-X8H-PLUS.
    You can use these back and forth and they do not erase anything!
    Please note: You may want to clear the cache and data on the Google Play Store, Google Play Services after switching!
    To do this, go into settings/apps scroll over to ALL and click on each and clear cache and data.
    You know you did it right if the next time you run Google Play it asks you to accept terms.
    NOTE: The new FOTA updater will still work with the nexus build.prop.
    I did not modify the FOTA section of build.prop.
    BUT REALIZE, depending on the OTA update from Minix, this may bust my ROM and take you back to stock!

    12) Minix unlocked the low CPU frequency scaling and the governor type.
    Thus my old CPU Fix patches are no longer needed as you can now use CPU control APPs.
    However I did find something that could be better tweaked for CPU control and that is default and max CPU scaling.
    So I supply you with one CPU patcher to fix those and allow them to "stick" when set.
    See the README in that folder for what it is and does and how to use them!

    13) Did a little "theming" this time. Hope you like it. Also Themed the Metro launcher

    14) Other tweaks and mods I do for my ROMs.

    15) Updated the boot logo to show if your booting up in 1080 or 720.


    ______________________________________________



    DO NOT just copy this download ZIP to SDcard and expect it to work!
    UNZIP it and read the README for instructions!



    ROM -> Minix Neo X8H-PLUS - Finless 1.1 ROM (477 megs)


    Enjoy!
    Bob
    Last edited by Finless; 12-29-2014, 13:27.
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