MINIX NEO X7mini Firmware Upgrade Procedure
Power on the device and connect your MINIX NEO X7mini to your PC using the supplied Male-Male USB cable.
If the device isn’t detected by the PC then enable “Connect to PC” on Android Settings -> USB.
Now your PC will detect the device as external storage.
Now, unplug the power and USB cable from the NEO X7mini. Connect the USB cable first, whilst keeping the reset button pressed (located at the bottom of the NEO X7mini; a pin is required) , now plug in the power again. Keep the reset button pressed for another 4-6 seconds and release. At this point, the Windows PC should be connected to the NEO X7mini and the PC goes into a looking-for-driver search mode. When prompted, point the PC to the driver folder location, remember to use the correct location relevant to your PC configuration (e.g. x7mini\NEO_USBdriverV3.5\Win32bit\win7). If it does not prompt, go to device manager on the windows and configure the driver manually.
Once this is successfully completed, run RKbatchtool.exe. It should show a “connected devices” square icon in GREEN. Choose RESTORE (Important: DO NOT use Upgrade) button and point to the firmware file in the folder created in Step 1. The firmware upgrade will begin and do not press any buttons or unplug anything until the process is fully finished.
The NEO X7mini will reboot itself with the newly updated firmware, the whole process takes approximately 10 minutes.