So it seems that Pineriver finally decided to listen. Yes there is still some DRM implemented that the firmware works only on non-counterfeited boxes (specific MAC address range).
The good news is everyone FINALLY can restore his/her MiniX Plus (both versions 512/1GB) to factory state when something has gone wrong.
This is not the first available image around, I have waited some time to publish this, as there were bootloops reported in earlier versions.
Also, there is a new version of E-control app out.
The changelog for this January 2013 firmware is:
1) update “base” dir of android,
2) Google TV remote is supported;
3) NAND driver updated
The image is rooted. Have fun!