I've made an unboxing (and more) videos and written some article about the BPI-M6

For everyone who like to see the new Banana Pi BPI-M6 in wild: I’ve made an unboxing video:

and I’ve written an article about the new board with technical details, an comparison to the new Raspberry Pi 5 hardware and some cool photos:


Please note, that the video and the web page are in German. For the web page just use the buttons at the top for translation. For the Youtube video activate subtitles and the automatically translation to your preferred language.

Have fun watching and reading!

Thanks to Hailey for sharing this on Twitter / X

Update: new article

“Banana Pi BPI-M6: Ersteinrichtung und Hochladen eines Images” (Tutorial Upload Firmware to BPI-M6, in German):

Raspberry Pi / Banana Pi BPI-M6: Ersteinrichtung und Hochladen eines Images

Maybe useful for people, that have problems in the burning image process and are not speaking chinese like me.

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good job ,thank you for your share it

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Yet another article and 2 videos from me:

“Banana Pi BPI-M6: Test des Android Tablet Images”

Read more at: https://cool-web.de/raspberry/banana-pi-bpi-m6-raspberry-pi-5-alternative-android-tablet-firmware-test-temperaturen.htm

Two new videos about testing the Android Image are linked in the article.

Video Android Tablet Image: Browser

Video Android Tablet Image: Gallery

Have fun!

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I’ve written a new article how to connect an FTDI-Adapter and get the debug message over the UART-Port of the BPI-M6:


As always, it’s in German. Use the flag buttons at the top to translate it to your language.

Happy reading!

New article:

Unfortunately my problem persists: I cannot boot from SD, for more information see my newest article at https://cool-web.de/raspberry/banana-pi-bpi-m6-raspberry-pi-5-alternative-linux-ubuntu-firmware-bootet-nicht-von-sd-mehr-debugging.htm

You can learn about debugging the BPI-M6 and you may can help me:

If you have a FTDI Serial Adapter - Can you do me another favor?

Insert a normal FAT formatted Micro SD in your BPI-M6 and hold the SPI button and then please send my the UART Debug Log. More infos how to do this in my article (and the one before). My e-mail-Adress you find on my website cool-web.de. Just write to the webmaster there.

And maybe you can burn the Android Image to eMMC and tell me, if your Android Gallery can see photos on an SD-Card inserted into the BPI-M6?

Many thanks in advance

Hi, two new articles of mine:

  1. Debugging of the SD-Card-Slot via micro SD Card Sniffer and Oscilloscope, very technically: Raspberry Pi / Hardware Debugging mit dem Oszi: Banana Pi BPI-M6 will nicht von SD Karte booten

  2. After I got my working replacement from Banana Pi I now able to test the Ubuntu Image on SD. I done so with the newest image from 2024-01-25. Read my comprehensive test at https://cool-web.de/raspberry/banana-pi-bpi-m6-raspberry-pi-5-alternative-linux-ubuntu-firmware-test.htm Inside a link to a long Youtube Video (in german, use YouTube auto translation to read subs in your language).

Have fun reading and watching!


I’ve done a Benchmark for the Banana Pi M-6 und compared it with the Raspberry Pis 3, 4, 5, the Orange Pi 5 and more.

You find the results in my new blog https://cool-web.de/raspberry/banana-pi-bpi-m6-raspberry-pi-5-performance-benchmark-vergleich-sysbench-passmark.htm

Happy reading!

Hello again,

I tested the new Armbian v24.2.0 Linux Image with Xfce and compare it to the Ubuntu Image from 2024-01-25.

You found the article at https://cool-web.de/raspberry/banana-pi-bpi-m6-raspberry-pi-alternative-linux-armbian-xfce-2024-02-29-test.htm (Use the flag buttons at the top to translate it to your language.)

And, as always I made a video (link in the article)

Have fun reading and watching!

new Video about HDMI-In and Sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSei3D2etnk

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Update: new Video about the corrected sound problemens and arguments about Xfce over Cinnamon: (in German)

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