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= Preparation steps =
 
= Preparation steps =
 
* Obtain a Linux PC workstation.
 
* Obtain a Linux PC workstation.
* Obtain a USB SD card reader and an micro-SD Card. Any commercially available micro-SD card of <b>8GB</b> (or larger) may be used for the installation.
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* Obtain a USB SD card reader and a micro-SD Card. Any commercially available micro-SD card of <b>8GB</b> (or larger) may be used for the installation.
 
* Plug the USB SD card reader into the host PC. Insert the micro-SD card into the card reader. From now we assume the device name of the SD card on your Linux PC is {{filename|/dev/sdX}}.
 
* Plug the USB SD card reader into the host PC. Insert the micro-SD card into the card reader. From now we assume the device name of the SD card on your Linux PC is {{filename|/dev/sdX}}.
 
* Obtain the UCM-iMX8M-Mini Android image:
 
* Obtain the UCM-iMX8M-Mini Android image:
 
:- Download the compressed UCM-iMX8M-Mini Android image from [https://www.compulab.com/products/computer-on-modules/ucm-imx8m-mini-nxp-i-mx-8m-mini-som-system-on-module-computer/#devres CompuLab website].
 
:- Download the compressed UCM-iMX8M-Mini Android image from [https://www.compulab.com/products/computer-on-modules/ucm-imx8m-mini-nxp-i-mx-8m-mini-som-system-on-module-computer/#devres CompuLab website].
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:- Prepare the uSD card:
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:<pre>sudo dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=16 of=/dev/sdX</pre>
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:<pre>sudo partprobe /dev/sdx</pre>
 
:- Deflate the image to the uSD card:
 
:- Deflate the image to the uSD card:
 
:<pre>unzip -p ucm-imx8m-mini_android-8gb-image.zip | sudo dd bs=1M of=/dev/sdX</pre>
 
:<pre>unzip -p ucm-imx8m-mini_android-8gb-image.zip | sudo dd bs=1M of=/dev/sdX</pre>

Latest revision as of 18:41, 10 June 2019

Introduction

This article provides instructions needed to install the Android image on SD card using a Linux Host workstation. The image provides full boot system including U-Boot, Linux kernel, device driver modules and necessary filesystems.

Preparation steps

  • Obtain a Linux PC workstation.
  • Obtain a USB SD card reader and a micro-SD Card. Any commercially available micro-SD card of 8GB (or larger) may be used for the installation.
  • Plug the USB SD card reader into the host PC. Insert the micro-SD card into the card reader. From now we assume the device name of the SD card on your Linux PC is /dev/sdX.
  • Obtain the UCM-iMX8M-Mini Android image:
- Download the compressed UCM-iMX8M-Mini Android image from CompuLab website.
- Prepare the uSD card:
sudo dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=16 of=/dev/sdX
sudo partprobe /dev/sdx
- Deflate the image to the uSD card:
unzip -p ucm-imx8m-mini_android-8gb-image.zip | sudo dd bs=1M of=/dev/sdX
OR
- Build your own Android image from source

Boot from the SD-card

  • Insert the prepared SD card into micro-SD socket P23
  • Power on the board
  • Press and hold SW6 (RESET) and SW7 (ALT_BOOT) buttons
  • Release SW6 and then SW7

The system will boot into Android.