Reflash Minix Z64A BIOS/Firmware and root

Guide to reflash Z64 Android BIOS, Z64 Factory Firmware, and Root Z64A.

 

Pre-requisites:

S1-1. Download Z64A Image Bundle includes:

  • Z64A BIOS (UEFI 64-BIT)
  • Z64A Factory Firmware (v20150307) and Updates (v20150903)
  • Root Z64A

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Note: Extract using 7-Zip

S1-2. Requires USB Disk at least 2GB and format with FAT32 filesystem

S1-3. Extract Z64A Image Bundle to USB Disk.

Z64A_01

 

Flashing Z64A BIOS

Latest Z64A BIOS: v1.42 (UEFI 64-BIT)

Z64A_02

 

 

If your BIOS is the latest Android Version, you can skip this step.

You must flash Z64A BIOS to run Android:

S2-1. Plug USB Disk, enter BIOS by pressing F11 or DEL key during startup

S2-2. In BIOS, Navigate to Save & Exit, select Boot Override UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell

Z64A_03

S2-2. In UEFI Shell, Press ESC to cancel auto execute startup.nsh

S2-3. In UEFI Shell, execute the following command:

shell>blk1:

blk1:>cd BIOS-W2A

blk1:>startup.nsh

S2-4. BIOS flashing will start and do not interrupt or power off the device as failed flash BIOS will cause brick.

S2-5. Reboot device

 

Flash Z64A Android Firmware

S3-1. Plug USB Disk, enter BIOS by pressing F11 or DEL key during startup

S3-2. In BIOS, Navigate to Save & Exit, select Boot Override UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell

Z64A_03

S3-3. Z64A will start flashing factory firmware v20150307

S3-4. Do not interrupt the firmware flashing and it will auto reboot once flashing is completed.

S3-5. Run Minix System Update App, Select Local to update firmware to v20150907

S3-5. Z64A will reboot and update will start

 

Root Z64A

S4-1. On Minix Z64A, enable LAN and record IPv4 Address

S4-2. Enable USB Debugging

S4-3. Plug USB Disk to Windows PC and change directory to USB:\Root-Z64A

S4-4. Run root_z64.bat

S4-5. Enter IP Address and follow the instruction.

S4-6. Once completed, if your device does not automatically reboot, reboot manually

S4-7. SuperSU should appear

S4-8. Install Root Checker or Root-Enabled app to test.

 

 

References:

R-01. MINIX Forum

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