Allwinner A20 MiniX firmware

The guys at 4pda.ru forum have noticed that there is a firmware version for the MiniX with Allwinner A20 chipset.

Flash it at your own risk with Phoenixcard 3.0.9. Flash instructions are at the firmware page.

Link to firmware (ONLY for Allwinner A20)

http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=3680495037&uk=2970176433

Link to Phoenixcard 3.0.9

http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=2474892853&uk=2970176433

Different MiniX internals

I came across MiniX versions with different internals. Some have Allwinner A20 (dual-core) and some have A10S.
Interesting also is that some of the versions now seem to have mini HDMI instead of full and a headphone port added (because of the smaller HDMI plug).

There are some reports that these devices can be flashed with the 0202 firmware (1.6) I have put on the firmware page.

Please report any problems (as always on your own risk).

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mk805-inside1

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Power consumption

A user from 4PDA.ru measured the power consumption of the MiniX with the August firmware.
Off means when the led is red.

Off/standby – 10mA
Boot – 220-380mA
Android logo booting – 450mA
Idle(home screen) – 340-390mA
Mouse connected – 420mA
Mouse pointer move – 550-580mA
Interactive governer idle – 200-260mA
Video streaming from ex.ua app 300-500mA (maybe depends on FPS)
GTA3 with joystick connected – 550mA
Angry Birds – 590mA
Standby with interactive governer – 40mA
Standby default governer fantasy – 330mA

Dual core MiniX by Jesurun

Jesurun managed to make a MiniX, calling it the MT-BOX.
This with the well known RK3066 dual core chip by Rockchip, together with an Mediatek MT5931SA wifi chip.

No analog AV out anymore, This has been replaced by a reset button.

Reports have been that the firmware is bad.

Buy it at DX.com

http://dx.com/p/jesurun-mt-box-mali-400-dual-core-android-4-1-1-tv-player-box-black-silver-eu-plug-192515

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Android Sixaxis Key layout

So after much searching, I can confirm that the Sony Sixaxis keypad layout does work, and it is configurable.

No, I did not found yet the kernel module or kernel adaptation that was responsible for this.

What I do know is that since Android 4.0 there is partial support for Sixaxis and Xbox 360 keypads. I’m trying to enable the PS3 keypad ass well

Vendor_054c_Product_0268.kl

Ps3 sixaxis

 

If you have this in /system/usr/keylayout/ the Sixaxis works over usb.
Do NOT mess with the generic.kl or qwerty.kl or other kcm files.

Source:

http://apcmag.com/get-console-gaming-on-your-mini-pc.htm

http://www.thriveforums.org/forum/toshiba-thrive-development/9626-how-create-customized-keylayout-any-usb-bluetooth-keyboard-rooted.html