Android 6.0 Tablet and TV (release candidate, maintained)
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(11-30-2016, 07:57 AM)ayufan Wrote: So, basically these tools require specially created images, in special format, with special headers. I don't think that this is possible the `dd` images then. I basically had very bad experience with these tools.

I believe that even today, you can prepare SD image that will basically install (dd) system to nand. It seems easier and more user friendly.

Allwinner wrote those tools and they work on all of their chips. They know the various bugs in the boot ROMs with FEL mode. I am also not in agreement with their approach, but these tools have been around since the A10 and they work everywhere.

Pine has not been exposed to this world since it lacks a eMMC chip on board.  I consider not having a eMMC chip a major flaw in Pine since eMMC is far faster and way more reliable than SD Card. Pine also has a big flaw in not having working OTG for FEL mode.

I am shifting development onto the BananaPi M64 board which does not have Pine's flaws.
http://www.banana-pi.org/m64.html

The Bpi boards are similar but not exact clones. It is a minor amount of work to port BananaPi M64 Android back to Pine. So far the only difference I have discovered other than the addition of more hardware is that wifi is on DLDO3 instead of DLDo4 (Pine).

BTW - NAND is a complete mess on Allwinner, avoid it if possible. That was another major reason for the Allwinner tools, they can use the various NAND controllers to write the NAND.
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RE: Android 6.0 on Pine A64 - by neyron - 11-26-2016, 05:21 AM
RE: Android 6.0 on Pine A64 - by Luke - 11-26-2016, 05:52 AM
RE: Android 6.0 on Pine A64 - by trenton4k - 11-26-2016, 09:07 AM
RE: Android 6.0 on Pine A64 - by ayufan - 11-26-2016, 10:20 AM
RE: Android 6.0 on Pine A64 - by mhump711 - 11-26-2016, 12:41 PM
RE: Android 6.0 on Pine A64 - by ayufan - 11-27-2016, 04:51 AM
RE: Android 6.0 on Pine A64 - by wappi - 11-28-2016, 01:02 PM
RE: Android 6.0 on Pine A64 - by ayufan - 11-28-2016, 01:06 PM
RE: Android 6.0 Tablet and TV (release candidate, maintained) - by jonsmirl - 11-30-2016, 08:14 AM

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