Over at the 5Fans forum, a Five Technology staff member has posted instructions for the manual firmware update for the iFive Mini 4: Version 1.1.3 [Google Translate].
It’s probably straightforward when actually done, but reading the on-screen steps seems a bit hair-raising — especially if something hangs or fails and the dialog box is in Chinese!
Why this isn’t pushed out as an Over The Air upgrade is not explained.
No word on rooting yet. Still too early.