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  1. On 9/28/2022 at 7:01 PM, dasargentum said:

    and surprisingly it worked

    That isn't surprising really.  The old builds of armbian that are available are for kernel 5.9.0.  While there isn't a lot of fixes being made to the amlogic code in the kernel, there are some that trickle in and the debian link you provided is just from a newer kernel with a more correct dtb.  If someone were to pick up balbes150's work and publish new armbian images with a more recent kernel the armbian images would also likely work better.

  2. I have been playing with this issue for other reasons today.  You should be able to restore the default u-boot environment by the following uboot commands:

    env default -a



    Since I doubt you have a serial connection to your box allowing you to debug/monitor u-boot, you can cause these commands to be run by using the attached aml_autoscript file.


    If you put this file on your usb stick and use the 'adb reboot update' that should run the above commands which are contained in that special aml_autoscript file.  After that you can restore the original armbian aml_autoscript file to your usb stick and do the 'adb reboot update' with that one and then you should have a working armbian environment.


  3. First you need to read the following TV Box FAQ items:




    Note in particular  from the instructions posted above, that because you have previously run coreelec you will need to find an original android firmware and reinstall that to reset the boot environment to its default state.  coreelec and armbian make incompatible changes to the boot environment and you can't use armbian after coreelec.


    Otherwise, while I haven't heard of anyone running armbian on this box, given the steps you did to get coreelec running, the same should work for armbian.  The hack of using "adb reboot update" should have the same effect as the toothpick method to set the multiboot uboot environment variables. 

  4. I don't think you understand.  First your device isn't supported.  Per the previous discussions on the site that I linked and you confirmed you read, no one has successfully installed armbian on your device.  And finally the information contained in the previous posts indicates that it isn't possible to put armbian on your device.

    This is open source, so feel free to work on this yourself if you desire, but you aren't going to get any additional help from armbian maintainers on this.

  5. Armbian doesn't support upgrades between releases of ubuntu or debian.  Having said that you can search the forum for others who have asked this same question.  While it can be done manually there are things to watch out for.  Make sure you have a backup in case things go wrong.

  6. @mcb777 Please note that posting such resources (i.e. the ophub build "amlogic-s9xxx-armbian" above) in this forum can be insulting towards Armbian developers since the developers behind ophub do not participate in the Armbian development effort nor these forums.  In fact they use the Armbian name for their fork without permission.  The concern being that users of these other code bases will turn to these forums for support not knowing the code they are running is not Armbian and burden our already scarce resources. I would ask you not to post such links in the Armbian forums in the future.

  7. @aKingabut Please read the two Tv box forum FAQ posts to understand the status of tv boxes under Armbian (short version don't expect any support and balbes150 has moved on from his working with amlogic CPUs)




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