BPI-R2 Pro startup Problem

Hello all,

I bought a Bpi-R2 pro and I am not sure if it is working well.

I operate it at a 12V 2A AC/DC adapter. After plug-in power a the red led turned on. After pushing the power swtich nothing else happens. I expected some green Led, like I recognized in some videos on youtube, but nothing either. There is also not output on the HDMI which I expected from the Bootloader.

Anyway I followed the Instructions from the Getting-Started page. I downloaded the OpenWRT Image for SD-Card and the usb-upgrade tool for Linux. The tool quits with the message: No Rockchip device found, please connect any rockchip device.

Is the device fine? What I am doing wrong? What is the expactable bhavior for a brand new device just after turning it on?

Here is the dmesg log if I just connect the device:

[  183.783363] usb 2-1: Product: USB Serial
[  183.786095] ch341 2-1:1.0: ch341-uart converter detected
[  183.786733] usb 2-1: ch341-uart converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[  184.384046] input: BRLTTY 6.4 Linux Screen Driver Keyboard as /devices/virtual/input/input25
[  184.523458] usb 2-1: usbfs: interface 0 claimed by ch341 while 'brltty' sets config #1
[  184.524179] ch341-uart ttyUSB0: ch341-uart converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
[  184.524224] ch341 2-1:1.0: device disconnected


I have the same problem. I thought you can use it like every SBC, but no. There is a sd-card tool which is only in chinese language, and they need a firmware update, which nowhere could be found. I’m disappointed.