You thought you could no longer get Apps for your Minix Neo X8 and X8H because your android version is too old and were considering disposing of it but all is not lost.
In this video Driveway Dudes Paul upgrades a Minix Neo X8 from factory default android KitKat 4.4.2 to Lollipop 5.1.1
Using the Amlogic USB burning tool and a Lollipop firmware image file found online and using Windows 7 he easily installs a successful working 5.1.1 in a matter of minutes.
Not tools needed.
Link to Amlogic USB Burning Tool
Link to Lollipop Firmware
You can now install Apps that were no longer supported on Kitkat.
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