What firmware for MK802II - new user

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What firmware for MK802II - new user

Postby ola » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:25 pm

Hi,

I just got a MK802II from a friend. I'm now looking into getting rid of all his stuff and install a new firmware. I've read the docs for how to do it and I think I'll fix that without too much problems.

I'm a bit stuck on what firmware to chose though...

I would like to install and configure it once and then use it without any hassle. Do you have any recommendations? Should I stick with the newest official, should I use Uhost or some other firmware?

Thanks in advance

//OL
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Re: What firmware for MK802II - new user

Postby loupaschris » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:45 pm

Hello,

The bad news : forget the official firmwares, they are buggy and not really usable (audio desync, ...).
The good news : there are some other devices with the same hardware, which give us a lot of alternative firmwares to try.

Recently I've been trying a lot of firwmares to see which one is the best (all credits go to danyrolux and his amazing work ! see http://www.rikomagic.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3876 and http://touchscreen-apps.blogspot.ro/2013/01/mk802ii-firmwares-gathered-on-one-place.html.

To make it quick, in my opinion the best firmware actually is this one : http://touchscreen-apps.blogspot.ro/2013/03/justop-android-tv-box-v20-rev3-beta.html.
It's still a little buggy (but pretty stable though). I didn't have wifi problems like danyrolux. Some applications seem to be not compatible in the play store (like most of the other firmwares anyway...). But in most cases you can download the .apk (just google the application) and it will play just fine. For example, Tunein radio was showing not compatible, but it works fine with the .apk.

The only thing that I regret actually is that you can't change the resolution, so it may not be working with your tv.

In this forum they talk about the original device and the firmware :
http://forums.justop.com/forum6.html?si ... 39c5f0b9f0

The second best firmware is an old one, but still on the top : http://touchscreen-apps.blogspot.ro/201 ... -post.html
I think most users use this last one.

And a third one, it would be my favourite if it was less buggy : http://touchscreen-apps.blogspot.ro/201 ... odern.html

It has a pretty nice interface, I really like it. The problem is that I couldn't make youtube work (even with the provided .apk), and play store works but is buggy. if you want to install gapps with this one, it's a little tricky : by /mnt/sdcard/Download (take a look at the link) they mean the internal memory, so be careful.

Other things to know :
- skype won't work (at least on the uhost and the original firmware, I haven't tried on the justop firmware)
- otg port doesn't work with others than the original firmware. You can use a usb hub instead.
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Re: What firmware for MK802II - new user

Postby ola » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:36 am

Wow. Thanks a lot!

I did a full reset and installed the latest firmware from Rikomagic: MK802III Android 4.2 FW(20130827)
I had some problems that mine didn't have any reset button but I found a guide for how to shorten 2 pins on the motherboard and it worked: http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php? ... a-MK802III

I've installed Netflix and some other streaming services and it seems to work quite ok. My plan is now to stick with the standard firmware for a while to test it. I have never used Android before so I have some learning curve.
Once something fails I'll start with your suggestions. They look really good.

Thanks again

//OL
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Re: What firmware for MK802II - new user

Postby loupaschris » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:26 pm

OK it seems that you're in the wrong forum, this is the MK 802 II (2) forum, and not MK 802 III (3).
The device you have is newer than mk 802 II... all the advices I given do not apply for you...
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Re: What firmware for MK802II - new user

Postby ola » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:56 am

Oups. I'm really sorry about that.

Thanks for a great answer anyway :)
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Re: What firmware for MK802II - new user

Postby mrhoque » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:21 pm

Hi
I am new to this forum.
Planning to flash my MK802II since it is causing problem with xbmc 12.2.
It seems like there are lot of firmware but i like to know which one works best for xbmc
Can anybody suggest me a firmware for xbmc?
Thanks
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Re: What firmware for MK802II - new user

Postby mrhoque » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:24 pm

Hi
I am new to this forum.
Planning to flash my MK802II since it is causing problem with xbmc 12.2.
It seems like there are lot of firmware but i like to know which one works best for xbmc
Can anybody suggest me a firmware for xbmc?
Thanks
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Re: What firmware for MK802II - new user

Postby loupaschris » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:58 am

Forget xbmc for the moment, it works but it's still in beta for android so you'll get problems anyway...
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