Rufus for SD card writing from Windows
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Hi everyone, not sure anyone's posted about this yet, so I just wanted to say I've had great success installing Android images to SD cards using Rufus, the utility recommended by Ubuntu for creating bootable USB drives.  Turns out it supports dd images, so no need to mess with Phoenix or actually run dd in linux.  FWIW, I was using Rufus on Windows 10 with my laptop's built-in SD card slot.

I first validated the cards using the tester recommended on the wiki (H2testw), then imaged them with Rufus.  Validation and imaging took a very long time, probably because I have a crappy SD writer, but as a result pine64 boots into Android as quickly as my phone. Big Grin
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(06-08-2016, 11:36 AM)psmacmur Wrote: Hi everyone, not sure anyone's posted about this yet, so I just wanted to say I've had great success installing Android images to SD cards using Rufus, the utility recommended by Ubuntu for creating bootable USB drives.  Turns out it supports dd images, so no need to mess with Phoenix or actually run dd in linux.  FWIW, I was using Rufus on Windows 10 with my laptop's built-in SD card slot.

I first validated the cards using the tester recommended on the wiki (H2testw), then imaged them with Rufus.  Validation and imaging took a very long time, probably because I have a crappy SD writer, but as a result pine64  boots into Android as quickly as my phone. Big Grin

Thanks for the post psmacmur Smile  
However, just so as to not confuse ppl: Phoenix card cannot be used to burn dd images in case someone misreads psmacmur
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