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NEO X5 newest firmware 0117 release Improved MTS, m2ts, mov playback quality/Added picture-in-picture video mode

Hi guys: We just get the newest firmware for NEO X5, here is the changelog:

1.) Improved MTS, m2ts, mov playback quality;

2.) Added picture-in-picture video mode, support size control via scroll button of mouse;

3.) Added support for upcoming IR-002 remote control;

4.) Added support for future OTA server upgrade protocol;

Firmware download link: (


There is flash tool and driver and firmware on the above download file. Update instruction is here:

  1. Download Firmware and unpack
  2. Turn on the Minix Neo X5 and connect it via the OTG port with the computer
  3. On the back is a small button called “RECOVER”. Press down gently using a paper clip (you can feel a distinct resistance)
  4. Turn on the device while holding the RECOVER button and release after 5 to 7 seconds
  5. Now Windows will try to install the driver, but will fail. In the Device Manager is now an unknown device. Install the appropriate drivers from the “Driver” folder manually (depending on your operating system 32/64 bit version)
  6. Open the RKBatchTool… You should see a pink or green button. If it’s pink start over from 2.-4.
  7. If the dot is green, RKBatchTool has detected the X5 and you can select the .img file from the firmware folder (neo_x5.img).
  8. Press “Restore” (NOT: “Upgrade”!).
  9. The Neo X5 will restart after the successful firmware upgrade. This takes 1-2min… Be patient :)
  10. Done.

Please don’t stop the power when you do the upgrade, and if you use the windows 8,you should download the driver here

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