Welcome to the beta tester’s hangout. This is a place for the elite, the ones that are hardcore and really know their stuff when it comes to Android and Matricom products. This is the spot where dreams are broken and then reborn again through trial and error. This is the place where you can waste too much time if you’re not too careful. This is probably the most interesting place of all.
This section is dedicated to providing our development team with feedback on G-Box products. Your suggestions and bug reports will be investigated and worked into G-Box products. We take pride in our support and dedication to making our products the best on the market, but we can only do it with your feedback. If you have any suggestions or notice anything mis-behaving with your G-Box product, please take a moment to report it here for the Matricom Developers Team to investigate. Thank you!
Beta Firmware Explained
The firmware located in this section is for BETA testing only, designed specifically to gain feedback from advanced users of the G-Box community. Please only install the BETA firmware for testing purposes and to relate to the community and to Matricom to make further enhancements and improvements to the firmware.
MX2 Migration from 4.2.1 to 4.2.2
The firmware migration is outlined in this article post:
MX2 Beta Testing Firmware
v.1.1.4b – Firmware is still Beta. This is a landmark update with critical Amlogic NAND driver updates, better CPU utilization, bloat removal, XBMC updates, HDMI and Ethernet optimizations.
This is not a release candidate, it is a Stable Beta. There is still a lot of work being put into the firmware for features such as Bluetooth and additional external device support, however from internal testing we believe this is very stable and allows the device to run much cooler and Ethernet appears to be working optimally now through speed testing. This update also targets a critical issue that was causing the device to get stuck at the Matricom boot screen. Because of this major stability improvement we are rushing this out for those living on the cutting-edge to play with.
Prerequirement: You must be migrated from 4.2.1 to 4.2.2 and have firmware 1.1.4 installed, which is available below.
v1.1.4 – This firmware targets the following issues and features:
- HDMI Incompatibility with older TVs
- HDMI Incompatibility with specific receivers (Onkyo)
- XBMC Exiting issue
- Many tweaks regarding system stability and background task utilization
v1.1.2f – Android 4.2.2 users only. This firmware targets the following issues and features:
- ALSA Module fix
- Ethernet Tweaks
- DroidMote support request (uinput.ko)
- Improved P2P for Hotspot
- UI tweaks, force to GPU
- BT test launch for next release (apk)
- Lib touch ups
- RemoteControl Client
- AV fix (simoultaneous) defaulted to 720p
- FlashPlayer Full screen fixed
How to install the Beta firmware
Uncompress the update file to the root folder of a BLANK SD Card. Insert the SD Card into your Midnight after you have removed power from it.
Insert a toothpick into the A/V port on the back of your Midnight. Feel for the button hidden inside of the port. Press this button using the toothpick and plug the Midnight back in, while holding this button. Continue to hold this button until the upgrade process begins on your screen.
After the update is finished (about 5 minutes) a menu will appear. Choose the “Reboot” option. When the device reboots your device will be updated to the latest Beta firmware.
MX2 Feature requests and bug reporting
Do you have a suggestion for the MX2? Please let us know! We’re working hard to improve the MX2 for everybody to enjoy and we’re always taking suggestions from you, our loyal customer.
Please use our issue tracking system to provide us with requests for features and to report any bugs that you find while using the MX2. This will provide us with valuable feedback to enhance and improve the MX2 for everybody. Thank you very much for your support and for reporting to us.