Tuesday, October 18, 2011

NeoniQ/Geniatech/Asiapads ATV1000 firmware updates etc

I bought one of the above Android-based media players and had a hard time getting it to play movies properly. The interface wasn't exactly the easiest to live with.

I have since found a newer version of the firmware (09Sep2011) *and* a version of the Android Market!!!

Download the above and then do the following:
1) copy the new firmware onto an SD card (not a USB disk!!!),
2) rename it to update.zip
3) On the media player, press F2 to go to the home screen, the F1 to bring up the options at the bottom of the screen. Select Settings, Privacy, Update firmware. It will reboot and install the new firmare.

Repeat this process for the market zip too.

Note: There have been a few updates since the above was written.
The first one is update_eng_0916 and the second one is update_Australia_0927

Update_eng_0916 is very similar to the original 09Sep2011 one, with a few more apps in it, as well as Flash player v10.2

The 'australian' one comes with Flash player v10.3

I am using the 'eng' version and, apart for the extra junk apps, it works very well.

The above updates do not include the HDMI switcher that came with the original firmware.
To get it back, do the following:

  • press and hold left mouse button
  • when the menu pops up, select Shortcuts, Settings, Display settings.
  • Done!


ps: Comments and/or links to this article are most welcome!


  1. Hi Nick,
    I'd like to get hold of the file: update_Australia_0927
    shown above, to try and get my NeonIQ working, but this link appears to be dead. Is it available from an alternative location?


    1. Hi Kane,

      I don't have any alternative locations but you could try http://androidforums.com/google-tv/408166-geniatech-enjoy-tv-26.html

      They seem to have quite a bit more info there, though you have to read quite a few posts first.
      Good luck and, if you find anything useful, please let me know so I can update this post.