Just got my BPI-M3 today… so far, huge PITA.
Got it to boot the Android image a few times after a painful time getting the EMMC flashed. Said all was good with the flash, but no video, until the 5th time it worked.
It ran for a little bit, but once I tried using the WIFI , it boots up to a certain spot and resets. Reflashed the Android image a few more times, but no go.
This the is the version with the mini USB port on it for power. Tried multiple cables and power bricks with it.
I would like to skip Android and try one of the Linux builds. I have a SD card flashed and ready to go. It actually booted up my Raspberry Pi2 for testing.
But I can’t seem to find anything about booting off SD… or erasing the EMMC or any of that stuff that seems to be common with the BPI-M3 currently. Lack of documents, and lack of being able to read Chinese on what little I can find.
So far, big waste of money and time.