Can someone give me step for step tutorial how I can load the Android image to the emmc. I tried the tutorial here but with no success.
So I used PheonixSuit. Pressed the Uboot button (and hold it). Connected the USB Cable to my computer ( was connected to the OTG port of BPI). The red led turned on. But nothing happend. PhoenixSuit can’t find any device.
So what made I wrong?
Thank you for your help.
Linux gyarfastoth-Lenovo-G580 3.19.0-32-generic #37~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 22 09:41:40 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
You are running on Linux
Linux distribution Linux does not supported!!!
Yes! I have done this successfully last night although it took me forever.
My BPI-M3 had Android in eMMC and working (somewhat), and I was able to boot using a microsd with Ubuntu and then reflash eMMC with Ubuntu image (I didn’t dd from my microsd but used a separate image using USB drive).
Since then, BPI-M3 is running Ubuntu 15.10 (beta of course) using its eMMC. I didn’t measure time, but it seems faster.
Now, I need its GPU driver, the whole source for M3 linux (whatever they want to call it since it’s not going to be bananian according to bananian), and somewhat stability proved by SINOVOIP.
But this same review and the many unanswered questions here, missing documentation and plenty of OS images all being incomplete now let me believe it’s a bad idea to get an M3 now. Maybe this might change within the next months but since there also exist hardware issues (sudden power-offs, slow SATA) these can’t be fixed through software updates or documentation fixes.
create boot microsdcard of linuxalso copy linux image to a uab driveboot M3 using the created microsdunmount a couple of partitions as shown in the instructio ndd to write the linux image in the usb to eMMC on M3now you can boot from eMMC
Hi. How can I flash a Linux image on eMMC memory? It seems that this way works only with Android ROMs, and the PhoenixSuite.zip link is corrupted. How should I install Raspbian/Debian for this machine?
I tell you this. The so called tool does not RECOGNIZE the emmc at all. It’s not there. I also noticed the barrel power connector sometimes works and sometimes it does not. The welding and board quality control for the BPI M3 is crap. If you ask the morans on BPI “support” why the emmc does not appear on the tool they tell you to use you’ll never get an answer from them. If you ask them for a reliable tool or image they never answer. they took monkeys off a tree and put them for support. These monkeys can only eat banana. not support one. It is time we all give them a piece of our opinion in every forum we know. Let them choke on their attitude to customers…