Any word about Android builds?
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(11-06-2019, 12:33 PM)binholz Wrote:
(11-06-2019, 12:16 PM)tophneal Wrote:
(11-06-2019, 12:09 PM)binholz Wrote: I got my pinebook pro the other day.  I installed chromium OS, it was OK until it crashed twice (and rebooted) when trying to watching a YouTube video.  I have it installed on the emmc.  For some reason, Android is not loading from the SD card (or other Linux systems on an SD); Chromium os still boots.  Will I need to turn off the emmc and boot with it off to reset the boot order?  Is the recovery button under the hood the only way to flash Android to the emmc?  

Please let me know, thanks

Yes! The default Debian is the only one that will look for SD to boot. By default the uboot prioritizes eMMC over SD. In order to boot from SD, you'll want to disable the eMMC. (I learned this hard way, in a very similar situation.)

Your easiest options to write a new image to the eMMC will either be through mask rom mode, or taking out the eMMC and connecting it to the USB adapter to burn directly from your computer.

I didn't buy the adapter for the emmc. So I can't go that route.  Many of my SD cards now fail on write/verify with the Pine64 version of etcher.  Is there a version of uboot that is easier to configure like grub ?
The real issue with the uboot seems to be that the SoC default put eMMC before SD for Rockchip SoCs. The default Debian build has a script (on the eMMC) that checks if an SD is bootable and boots it. You'd probably want to emulate that. (I would love it if we could flash a modified uboot that does just this to SPI.) No, I don't think there is any other uboots to try, considering the main difference is the boot order and all other Rockchip uboots don't seem to switch the 2 in boot order. I've tried inquiring about a different uboot for the SoC after installing ChromiumOS to the eMMC, but haven't heard or found anything yet..

For some OSes, particularly the Androids, there are alternate builds that will let you use the Rockchip flash tool. I believe it's used by plugging a USB-C cable to the PBP and you computer, then using the rkflashtool to send the image to the eMMC.

Here's a link to the wiki with terminal commands. It is available for Windows and Linux, and can be installed on Macs using Terminal or Brew.


Messages In This Thread
Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 07-25-2019, 09:53 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by danielt - 07-25-2019, 10:10 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 07-25-2019, 10:20 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by Luke - 07-25-2019, 01:24 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tllim - 07-27-2019, 05:20 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 07-30-2019, 11:18 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tllim - 08-15-2019, 06:23 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 08-16-2019, 01:11 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by binholz - 08-22-2019, 12:53 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by Wizzard - 09-27-2019, 06:59 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 10-24-2019, 06:15 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by swulff - 10-09-2019, 02:11 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by Wizzard - 10-09-2019, 04:37 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by swulff - 10-09-2019, 06:18 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by Wizzard - 10-09-2019, 06:57 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by Wizzard - 10-24-2019, 02:58 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by binholz - 01-18-2020, 02:07 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by binholz - 11-06-2019, 12:09 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 11-06-2019, 12:16 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by binholz - 11-06-2019, 12:33 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 11-06-2019, 12:45 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by binholz - 11-10-2019, 04:24 PM
Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 11-10-2019, 06:25 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by binholz - 11-10-2019, 06:38 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 11-11-2019, 07:20 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by Wizzard - 11-14-2019, 06:29 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by binholz - 12-02-2019, 08:05 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 01-14-2020, 07:06 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by Wizzard - 01-14-2020, 07:26 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 01-14-2020, 07:47 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by tophneal - 01-14-2020, 08:31 AM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by lowrck - 01-25-2020, 04:09 PM
RE: Any word about Android builds? - by Account - 01-26-2020, 12:06 AM

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