New Android 4.2 ROM for MK808/MK808B mini PCs fixes Netflix scrambling

mk808netflixOne of the most popular uses for mini PCs is as internet-powered media players connected to an HDMI-ready TV. Since they have no fans, these mini PCs create no noise, so they produce the ideal home theatre environment. Netflix is a popular example, getting use not just with mini PCs but MHL-equipped smartphones and HDMI-ready tablets.

However, the MK808-series has had a few troubles on the way and new ROMs have appeared to help stabilise its performance. One recent problem though has been video scrambling on the popular Netflix app. now has a new Android 4.2 ROM it has tested and claims stops the problem.

You can download the ROM and find installation information over at the blog page – but be warned.

This ROM is only for the MK808 – there is a separate ROM for the Bluetooth-equipped MK808B. Also, says this ROM is just for the version it sells – if you try to load it into the generic version, you may lose your Wi-Fi.

The MK808 and its Bluetooth-equipped MK808B sibling both featured the first Rockchip dual-core SoC CPU, the RK3066, running at 1.4GHz. It came also with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board flash, expandable through its MicroSD card slot and the type-A USB2.0 host port on the device itself.

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