Q&A – What are the best ROMs for the MK808 mini PC?

mk808Q. What are the best ROM options for the MK808 mini PC?

A. The MK808 mini PC is a strange beast – it has some good potential but let down by some ROM issues, particularly with its strange 1024×720-pixel default screen desktop resolution. However, there are two main alternatives.

Sometime ago, Rikomagic released an Android 4.2.2 stock ROM, which offers improvements over the original release. You can try this by downloading it from Freaktab forum – however, make sure you read through the forum first and only install the ROM designed for your device. Generally, MK808B ROMs (B for ‘Bluetooth’ version) cannot be installed on the non-Bluetooth MK808 original – so make sure you get the right version.

The alternative is the latest Finless Custom ROM 2.1 for the MK808 available on this Freaktab.com forum thread. It delivers a raft of extra features you won’t find in the original, including root-access, added SuperUser, removal of bloatware, a fix for Google Play’s Gameloft app, all-new Google APK apps and more.

The MK808 is a dual-core mini PC powered by Rockchip’s RK3066 dual-core SoC CPU with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of flash storage. It features a MicroSD/TF card slot for an extra 32GB of storage, along with a miniHDMI socket. It also includes a type-A USB port plus a second miniUSB OTG port. It’s still available from online retailers for around $US50.

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