Burning Android L to eMMC on Banana Pi M3 Guide


(zhiz z) #1

This is a guide on burning the Android image onto the eMMC on the Banana Pi BPI-M3. The eMMC is 8GB and decently fast.

You will need to burn android onto MicroSD with Phoenix Card first and boot it. Then you need to enable USB debugging, install Google Composite ADB drivers, and write the image to eMMC with Phoenix Suit. Then you can take out the MicroSD card and boot M3 from eMMC.

Phoenix Card https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bws__BuxGR2VMEdFTlZOSHhNZnM/view?usp=sharing

Phoenix Suit https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bws__BuxGR2VcmRxTE5aTWxubHc/view?usp=sharing

Android Google Composite ADB Driver https://developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html


How to burn android image to BPI-M3 EMMC
(Yoram Gottesman) #2

phoenix suite tool sees only the sd card. Never sees the emmc memory. How can I really put the android 15.1 to emmc from a windows 7 computer. The computer does not see the emmc memory at all. Sometimes I can get it to see the sd card. I installed the adb driver, connected the usb after upgrade and followed this guide to the point that it became a fairy tale…


How to burn android image to BPI-M3 EMMC
(JZ) #3

Want to verify that method is doable or not – anyone else? I also saw the Youtube instruction


(JZ) #4

I verified the method works very well, that is the easiest way to write into eMMC. better than manufacture’s way if you have an extra SD card.


(JZ) #5

Works with both my BPI-M3 and BPI-M2 Plus.


(Yoram Gottesman) #6

Nice stories but no working instructions how to do this nor screenshots/youtube. Emmc is nothing but a dead chip on my BPI-M3…