I am trying to update my x5 to Android 4.1 but my pc is not detecting the device so I cannot install the drivers.
I first connect my x5 to my pc using the OTG connector. Then press and hold in recover button. Then power on device. I wait for a few seconds and then the little android man appears lying down with his chest open and a bit read triangle with an exclamation mark appears. Then nothing. The device does not appear in windows (or even in linux).
Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
I had this EXACT problem when trying to update my Neo X5. I saw the Android Guy laying down with his chest open and the triangle with an exclamation mark on my TV screen...LoL Luckily I had read through this forum before even trying to update so I was kinda expecting this. The micro USB cable that comes with the Neo X5 "feels" like it connects correctly when you stick it in the OTG port, but the black plastic on the connector rubs up against front of the Neo X5 creating a bad connection internally. So I just unplugged the cable and ran to my kitchen to get a sharp knife. I cut about 1-2 millimeters of plastic off the connector pretty easily. The best way judge about how far back to cut is by taking a look at the OTG cable that is included with the Neo X5. You'll notice that the metal microUSB connector on the OTG cable protrudes out a little further than the one on the regulare microUSB cable. So just make them match up in length and it all works out fine!
Just as a side note...once I trimmed the cable, I had no problem updating using a Samsung ATIV Smart PC Windows 8 Pro 32-bit tablet. I just used the Windows 8 32-bit driver that I found while searching through MiniX's Facebook page.