Android 8.1 Released
#1
An Android 8.1 release is now available for the RockPro64.
Two image versions are available - on for dd and one for rkflashtools
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#2
When upcoming the root version of Android?
#3
I loaded the image into etcher and it said it was not a bootable image. This was the first image to load into the emmc with the usb adapter.

just install it on the emmc, it will erase the old and install the new.

Cameras work under 8.1, they didn't work on 7.1

going to see if I can side load gapps.
#4
sideloading is still not working. I think this has to due with a partition missing. it is expecting a external_sd mount. But there is no mount.

cat recovery.fstab
# Android fstab file.
<src> <mnt_point> <type> <mnt_flags and options> <fs_mgr_flags>
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/user                   /mnt/internal_sd vfat defaults defaults
/dev/block/mmcblk0p1     /mnt/external_sd vfat /dev/block/mmcblk0 defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/system /system ext4 defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/vendor /vendor ext4 defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/oem /oem ext4 defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/cache /cache ext4 defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/metadata /metadata ext4 defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/userdata /data f2fs defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/cust /cust ext4 defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/custom /custom ext4 defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/radical_update /radical_update ext4 defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/misc /misc emmc defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/uboot /uboot emmc defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/charge /charge emmc defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/resource /resource emmc defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/parameter /parameter emmc defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/boot /boot emmc defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/recovery /recovery emmc defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/backup /backup emmc defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/trust /trust emmc defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/baseparamer /baseparamer emmc defaults defaults
/dev/block/platform/fe330000.sdhci/by-name/frp /frp emmc defaults defaults

cat partitions
major minor  #blocks  name

   1        0       8192 ram0
   1        1       8192 ram1
   1        2       8192 ram2
   1        3       8192 ram3
   1        4       8192 ram4
   1        5       8192 ram5
   1        6       8192 ram6
   1        7       8192 ram7
   1        8       8192 ram8
   1        9       8192 ram9
   1       10       8192 ram10
   1       11       8192 ram11
   1       12       8192 ram12
   1       13       8192 ram13
   1       14       8192 ram14
   1       15       8192 ram15
 179        0   60416000 mmcblk1
 179        1       4096 mmcblk1p1
 179        2       4096 mmcblk1p2
 179        3       4096 mmcblk1p3
 179        4       4096 mmcblk1p4
 179        5      16384 mmcblk1p5
 179        6      32768 mmcblk1p6
 179        7      32768 mmcblk1p7
 179        8      65536 mmcblk1p8
 179        9     114688 mmcblk1p9
 179       10       4096 mmcblk1p10
 179       11     524288 mmcblk1p11
 179       12    2621440 mmcblk1p12
 179       13      16384 mmcblk1p13
 179       14     524288 mmcblk1p14
 179       15     524288 mmcblk1p15
 179       16        512 mmcblk1p16
 179       17   55913984 mmcblk1p17
 179       96       4096 mmcblk1rpmb
 179       64       4096 mmcblk1boot1
 179       32       4096 mmcblk1boot0

it seems it is failing because the sd card is being called for as the external mount. so i need to prep the SD card to be used by the system?

update:
inserted my 64gb sd card and formated it for android as a media card. rebooted into android recovery. I'm about to see the mnt/external_sd when I goto update from sd card.
I was not able to push files to it. I'm going to try to download files in android and put them on the sd card then reboot into recovery mode

update:
got the files on the sd card, able to use the Apply update from SD card. However it is still failing signature verification. I think that what is needed is to have the SDK for the rk3399 8.1 android, then to download and build the opengapps for it specifically. I'm not sure if that is the direction we need to go?
#5
Awesome, wrote the image to my 64GB eMMC chip, booted Android 8.1, connected to my WIFI using the Pine64 WIFI adapter and now I'm back to where I was using the older image,
Side loaded Google Play Store and Google Play Services from APK Mirror, I'm getting spammed with "Google Play Services won't run unless you update Google Play services."
I click the msg and allow Google Play Store to open, but all I get is a spinning circle and am going nowhere fast...
I've tried a few different versions of the play store and services from apk mirror, still no luck...
Anybody have any luck getting Google Play Store to successfully run with this image?
#6
the open gapps are not sideloading on my machine. which ones did you side load that worked?

I just openned an issue on opengapps github to find out what the problem is.

they changed how things work and you need to give each app permissions now.
#7
(09-06-2018, 01:21 PM)Firesped Wrote: the open gapps are not sideloading on my machine. which ones did you side load that worked?

I just openned an issue on opengapps github to find out what the problem is.

they changed how things work and you need to give each app permissions now.

I downloaded the Google play services apk and Google play store apk from apk mirror.
Would the open gapps include anything needed to get the play store running? Right now I think my biggest hurdle on most of my arm sbc's is drm support from the Android image itself, I don't think I can get working drm just from installing a apk...
#8
Hello Pine Team,

Will this available for MicroSD boot later down the road? 

I would rather use eMMC but I have some customers asking about using MicroSD for 8.1 for RP64.

Thank you

Stephen
#9
I'm having no luck with Google Play on mine. Very little you can do without sideloading everything. Then it's hit or miss if they will work.
I'm using SD card for the time being.
I'm flashing it with RemixOS Pine64 edition to see if it works.
I don't know if I want to by an Emmc card just to try the newer operating system to see if Google play services work.
I did get Boinc running by sideloading so I have a feeling this is just going added to my pile of SBC that run Boinc in the corner and nothing else.
Sad, I hopes for a multimedia player and robot projects with Pine RockPro64.
It cant even load Netflix or Hulu or any of the other half million media apps if it can't do Google playstore.
#10
RemixOS didn't boot. Linux wont work on my SD card for some reason.
Back to the pink screen with no apps, SD card Android.
It plays some movies via the USB but still no way to run Google Apps.
Sideload from APK Mirror is the only hope and figuring out some apps that "work" is a pain.
So it will sit crunching Boinc in the corner while I play with my Tinkerboard and Rpies.

I ordered 5 Pine A64 boards for a Cluster build. Maybe the older boards will play well.
I'm a beta tester.


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