One 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.
Geekbuying.com 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 Geekbuying.com blog page – but be warned.
This ROM is only for the MK808 – there is a separate ROM for the Bluetooth-equipped MK808B. Also, Geekbuying.com 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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