How do I prepare/put Android on an SD card using etcher
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I've tried to install both, android-7.1-rock-64-rock64_atv-v0.3.13-r115-taw.img.gz and android-7.1-rock-64-rockbox_atv-v0.3.13-r115-taw.img.gz but when I try to flash the SD card it says that these images are not bootable. Why does it say this and what do I do to fix this? Likewise when I click "continue" and it flashes to the card, it won't boot. What do I do?

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(04-17-2018, 11:24 PM)cdotsubo3000 Wrote: I've tried to install both, android-7.1-rock-64-rock64_atv-v0.3.13-r115-taw.img.gz and android-7.1-rock-64-rockbox_atv-v0.3.13-r115-taw.img.gz but when I try to flash the SD card it says that these images are not bootable. Why does it say this and what do I do to fix this? Likewise when I click "continue" and it flashes to the card, it won't boot. What do I do?

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Unarchive the files (so that they are in .img format) and try again.
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I've had the most consistent results using the below in bash shell

To usb mmc adapter:
gunzip -c android-7.1-rock-64-rock64_atv-v0.3.13-r115-raw.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX
To sdcard
gunzip -c android-7.1-rock-64-rock64_atv-v0.3.12-r115-raw.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/mmcblkX

same again in xz
to mmc
xzcat rock64_20171204_stock_android_7.1.2_rooted_emmc.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX
or to sdcard
xzcat rock64_20171204_stock_android_7.1.2_rooted_sd2emmc.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/mmcblkX

I don't trust etcher, or anything dd'ing w/o telling me what it's doing

For me it's /dev/sdb and /dev/mmbblk0 btw, if in doubt plug or unplug the device and do
sudo dmesg
youl'll see it activated/deactivated and what it's name is

Prob work in MacOS, and should work in win10 with Windows Subsystem for Linux
I've only done myself in Debian.
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(04-17-2018, 11:24 PM)cdotsubo3000 Wrote: I've tried to install both, android-7.1-rock-64-rock64_atv-v0.3.13-r115-taw.img.gz and android-7.1-rock-64-rockbox_atv-v0.3.13-r115-taw.img.gz but when I try to flash the SD card it says that these images are not bootable. Why does it say this and what do I do to fix this? Likewise when I click "continue" and it flashes to the card, it won't boot. What do I do?

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Same as https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=6034 - ignore the warning, it boots fine.
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