Rikomagic has recently updated the firmware for their MK802III Mini PC. According the the manufacturer revision history, this last release (2012/11/29) brings better compatibility with Hubs, and USB LAN adapters, it also adds new features to the MK802III, such as WiFI hotspot and a new Remote Control. While the stock firmware update comes rooted, we have brought some improvements such as latest SuperSU free version (0.99) to control the root access and extended storage space for applications with 2 Gb instead of the 500 Mb on the stock firmware.

Remote Control feature

This firmware is one of the first to offer a Remote Control feature for Rockchip RK3066 based devices. This function allows to control the MK802III Mini PC remotely from an Android device such as a Phone or a Tablet. This is done thru an Android application to run on the controlling device. There is nothing to configure on the controlled device (MiniPC).

The Remote Control application can be downloaded here: MK802_III_Remote.apk (2.2 MB)
(MK802 III Remote application version 1.1.0)

The following video demonstrates an MK802III Mini PC controlled from a Nexus 10 tablet.

Rikomagic MK802III rooted firmware feature list

  • Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean based on latest manufacturer’s update (2012/11/29)
  • rooted Android system with latest SuperSU 0.99 by ChainFire (free version)
  • /system partition fully writable
  • extended space for applications (/data) up to 2 GB

MK802III rooted firmware download

Custom rooted firmware for MK802III Mini PC (release 20121129)

kasty-rikomagic-mk802iii-41-20121129-rooted-2G.zip

This firmware is specific to the MK802III MiniPC and should not be installed on other devices.

WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DEVICE.

THIS FIRMWARE UPDATE IS USED AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WE RECOMMEND TO FLASH THIS FIRMWARE ONLY IF YOU ARE ABLE TO RESCUE A BRICKED DEVICE USING ROCKCHIP FLASHING TOOLS.

Let us know how it works for you in our Rikomagic MK802III forum.

20 COMMENTS

  1. Ir worked perfectly On my UG802 4gb
    In some ways better than the finless 2dark4u 1.7 rom.
    The remote function works perfectly. Almost like my air mouse ipazzport.
    Great job. Was this rom intended for the ug802 also?

      • on my UG802 wifi is perfect.

        My idea is the UG802 HW and MK802III HW are the same (I think just Ricomagic recalled it that way, with its logo and its FW of course). What about?

        The only issue is it does not seems Full HD (just 720p), but I think it’s OK, as one can see bigger icons.
        Moreover, it seems to me just a little slower than the original FW at start up.

        Moreover, With Atutu, some times ago I reached about 8000, but with new version of Atutu and the device I have right now (the same model but another device, as I have donated the first one), it scores about 6800. It’s not very clear why (may be I have another kind of external microSD, or may be the newer version of Atutu works in a different way).

        My hope is the newer FWs for MK802III can be also customized with:
        – the 2GB for app (this is absolutely super!)
        – 1080p

        Thank you

  2. any chance you can compilr the firmware in a .zip format instead of .img, so that the flashing would be hussle free, u just a TF card (could find a complete flashing guide and with the guides posted above I couldn’t manage to flash )
    Thanks you in advance!

    • Having a bad keyboard day, this is what I ment to write:
      Any chance you can compile the firmware in a .zip format instead of .img, so that the flashing would be hussle free, using just a TF card?
      (couldn’t find a complete flashing guide and with the guides posted above I couldn’t manage to flash )
      Thanks you in advance!

  3. In order to use the “Rockchip flashing tool”, one must know how th place the MK802 III in flash mode. The flashing tool does not cover this for the MK802 III… so a device specific “flashing guide” is urgently needed.

    PS: Since the “Custom rooted firmware for MK802III Mini PC (release 20121129)” mentioned above is a “.zip”, file can it just be renamed it as an “update.zip”, placed on a microSD and place in the MK802 III microSD slot. Will it reflash in that way?
    TIA…

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