iMito QX1 Quad Core Android HDMI TV Stick Sells for $30

As new platforms are being introduced to market, companies have to clear their stock of older devices, and iMito QX1 HDMI TV dongle based on Rockchip RK3188 quad core processor is now going for $30 on Aliexpress, including shipping.
iMito_QX1iMito QX1 specifications as a reminder:

  • SoC –  Rockchip RK3188 Quad core Cortex A9 @ 1.6Ghz with Mali-400 MP4 GPU. (or maybe RK3188T @ 1.4 GHz  now)
  • System Memory –  2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB NAND Flash + microSD card
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Video Output – HDMI
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host + 1x mini USB port for power
  • Misc – Reset/recovery button, external antenna connector.
  • Power – 5V/2A via mini USB port
  • Dimensions – 99 x 40 x 10.8mm
  • Weight – 42 grams

The latest firmware is based on Android 4.2.2, and there are also some custom ROMS (Finless, Nitro Team, etc..) for the device. QX1 is sold with a power supply with a USB cable, and a short HDMI cable. An external antenna does not seem to be included, so if you want one, you’ll need to spend a few dollars. The antenna can be purchased on GeekBuying or Aliexpress for about $7.

Thanks to Gabe.

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Max
Max
6 years ago

Nice 🙂

Ordered one to runing a HTTP server on it.

Paul Taraneh
Paul Taraneh
6 years ago

Yet this doesn’t stop the manufacturers from quoting prices of 78.$ for the same item

manny
manny
6 years ago

Does this support miracast and stuff?

fossxplorer
fossxplorer
6 years ago

@Max, is there any Linux rom or is there a way to run web server off custom Android?

Max
Max
6 years ago

@fossxplorer I am using the “Ultimate Servers Pro” App, which has over 60 different server types. Including MySQL and PHP/lighttpd.

vpeter
vpeter
6 years ago

There is also Ubuntu for this device: https://github.com/sgjava/ubuntu-mini

Max
Max
6 years ago

You are right but i would like to use the stick also for XBMC and SNES emulator. I think this is simplier done with Android than Ubuntu. The only thing i am not sure about performance regarding Android vs. Ubuntu.

afrfb09ba
afrfb09ba
6 years ago

It seems the US$30 dongle advertised as iMito QX1, it is not an original iMito as shown in the last photo.
Beware
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/iMiTO-QX1-Mini-TV-box-Android-4-2-RK3188-Quad-Core-1-6GHz-TV-Box-2G/2055146699.html

Balint Banyasz
Balint Banyasz
6 years ago

“Ipegtop A2 is OEM production by imito,just different brand with imito”
http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?5958-Clone-or-not-Ipegtop-A2

Also, here are are some pictures of the original QX1 and the Ipegtop A2 for comparison :

iMito QX1 (Geekbuying):
http://blogimage.geekbuying.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/IMG_4546.jpg
http://blogimage.geekbuying.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/IMG_4547.jpg
http://blogimage.geekbuying.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/IMG_4548.jpg
http://blogimage.geekbuying.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/IMG_4550.jpg

iPEGTOP A2 (eBay):
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/z/mF8AAOxy-NVSDlQx/$(KGrHqF,!qcFH748sFTpBSDlQwMDng~~60_57.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/z/1FAAAOxymnFSDlQr/$T2eC16F,!zcE9s4g0uVlBSDlQrmfdQ~~60_57.JPG

They seem to have the same components (Hynix memory, RDA5876A BT, RTL8189 WiFi).
I’ve ordered one so I hope it isn’t a scam.

Btw leolas from Freaktab has working 3.0.36 Jelly Bean kernel sources for QX1 on his github:
https://github.com/leolas/ANDROID-KERNEL-QX1

fossxplorer
fossxplorer
6 years ago

So the ROMs out there won’t work on this clone? I’ve already ordere done already.

Max
Max
6 years ago

Me too :/

I have send a message to the seller and asked if this is the iMito or the clone.

fossxplorer
fossxplorer
6 years ago

@Max, i did also send a msg to the seller. If i can’t run custom ROM or Linux as they indicate on Freaktab, it’s less interesting.
Although it’s kinda cheap 🙂

Laurens
Laurens
6 years ago

Price seems to be 60 euros for me?

fossxplorer
fossxplorer
6 years ago
Tim
Tim
6 years ago

it seems to still be the cheapest price, but it’s up to $72 USD now. 🙁 I guess I missed the boat.

Harley
Harley
6 years ago

Firefox OS firmware port from Matchstick for this would be cool

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/matchstick/matchstick-the-streaming-stick-built-on-firefox-os

Klaus
Klaus
6 years ago

The Ipegtop photo was removed. So maybe original 🙂

The seller has not responded so far :/

fossxplorer
fossxplorer
6 years ago

Who would pay $72, it’s kinda outdated and you’ll find RK3288 based ones for $90-100.
But the seller replied to me and said it’s original iMito. But it remains to see when i receive it 🙂

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Mine arrived ultra fast after 8 days. It looks like the original iMito QX1.
The package contains the minipc, HDMI extender, 5V/2A adapter and the antenna.
It works, I will run some tests later today to see if the hardware matches the description.

Fabry
Fabry
6 years ago

My order instead has been canceled by seller after 8 days, no shipment done and no shipment will be done.
Now I must wait for a refund (probably another 1 or 2 weeks) and I will risk to loss some money on exchange commissions

Max
Max
6 years ago

Received mine today in silver. Also with antena, HDMI cable and power suply 🙂

Balint Banyasz
Balint Banyasz
6 years ago

Mine arrived on Tuesday (black version + antenna). I’ll try to build a KitKat kernel for this device. Thanks Gabe and cnxsoft, it really was a bargain 🙂

Timur
Timur
6 years ago

@Max

Hi, have you succeeded with running Web-Server on this TV-stick?
What web-server dare you using?
I need something with PHP and MySQL.

Thanks in advance.

Max
Max
6 years ago

@Timur

Hi Timur,

Sorry for late reply.

I am running Lighttpd with PHP and MySQL on this stick. Works perfect 🙂

Best,
Max

Jayar
6 years ago

@Max

i’m looking for the same thing. are you running that on the android system it comes with?

Balint Banyasz
Balint Banyasz
6 years ago
Thijzer
Thijzer
6 years ago

@Balint Banyasz

Hi Balint,

I just noticed your work, much appreciated man!
I have a QX1 myself currently running Leolas 4.2 JB version not very stable but it’s working as a TV+kodi setup.
How is your Kitkat version? is it stable enough to go make the jump?
Are IO speeds improved because on 4.2 it’s kinda terrible.

Need any help btw?
I’m a somewhat all around developer .NET,SQL,PHP,JS,Gen. UNIX exp but don’t have any kernel building experience.

thanks for the reply!

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