How to upgrade an existing Android eMMC load with new release
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If I have an existing Rock64 eMMC Android load running how do I update to the newly released Android image without wiping out any changes I'd made to the load (apps installed, Google account signed in, settings tweaked, etc.)? Do I pull the "update" zip package, unpack it and then run the update.img using the Androidtool? If so, will that write over the my existing Android image on the eMMC module or just update it?  I've looked on the forum and github but haven't found much yet. By the way, the instructions for flashing the eMMC image worked flawlessly once I located a USB A to A cable. Nice work.
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Yes, it should be possible to perform update. Just try to flash everything except misc.img partition.
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(08-28-2017, 07:03 AM)ayufan Wrote: Yes, it should be possible to perform update. Just try to flash everything except misc.img partition.

I use SD instead of eMMC, but i assume upgrading with OTG is the same. Has anyone tried it and the google account is still signed in?

I have Stock Rom, what is the difference to the community build? Can i also flash the community build over the Stock Rom without loosing the google signing in status?
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(02-07-2018, 04:10 AM)isndw Wrote:
(08-28-2017, 07:03 AM)ayufan Wrote: Yes, it should be possible to perform update. Just try to flash everything except misc.img partition.

I use SD instead of eMMC, but i assume upgrading with OTG is the same. Has anyone tried it and the google account is still signed in?

I have Stock Rom, what is the difference to the community build? Can i also flash the community build over the Stock Rom without loosing the google signing in status?

Stock ROM is the OS build based on software SDK that provided by SoC vendor. The community build O comes from community developers. In general, the community build update frequency is higher than stock build. When you flash the community build over stock one or vice-versa, this like fresh installation and all current data will be loss. The good way is build the new OS on second SD card first and check out whether you likes the experience, and then decide.
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Thank you for your answer :-)
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