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  1. TLDR; Official source from OEM says bootloader is locked and likely will remain so. Go play with open source friendly boards. Also new photos. an ACER power adapter for simplifying a solution to ops port workarounds (AM40 hardware confirmed) QIMG_20200903_162556.webp No new or productive info like anything not already known to rockchip community forums such as Armbian.. I thought it might be nice to share a final update on this topic with some confirmation.. I should have just called them first. Randomly today I found the AM40 in the to_do, uh, repurpose later grave
  2. Just to give you a realistic idea of total you may spend. at least $35 to 50 if you shop around and be patient, possibly up to $70 or more if you just don't want to wait and haggle so much. So aside from the board you buy, you may want/need any one of these or similiar.. daughter board for the ops slot. and that oddly hard to find barrel jack adapter pin *top row, last tip on the right).. or if somehow you get lucky and find something like this ops adapter kit, it has ops power
  3. Thank you, I was looking for just these sort of things. What you suggested will be my next step forward. first however, I will boot it up once more in a moment and see if I can get some better screenshots with some of those unknowns answered.. I will try to make the usb-uart debug logs the next report asap. Was just about to work out how to go about something like this as well; ... also wont hurt if I read some of the documentation on boards like this, just as a similar reference since the am40 lacks OEM documentation that we need
  4. you'd be supprised at how the asking price and market value can find a reasonable middle ground with a reasonablely low offer on technology. because the supported hardware/software revision has expired anyhow (EOL); i believe any open pluggable specification device pre 2017 are about (less) as useful as my virtualboy or sega saturn was at its EOL as far as market value is concerned. i imagine if they ask more than $50-70 the seller better verify from buyer and seller should confirm its not EOL, is model 2017+ new or used with all parts in working order.. and boots to an OS... o
  5. Progress Report! Stubborn resolve because, well we got that kind of time these days ! termux adb and permissions to play around with android 7 so far. good news so far, it doesn't feel (or smell) like it runs hot at all, i'll get some logs up later and try to share the specs or bench. . Just wanted to rush some pics in. I had just given up tonight too. and now goodnight
  6. *shrugs* CSA96 from ebay looked legit. Reviews looked good. Google it and double check of course. https://www.ebay.com/itm/CSA96-H-264-H-265-RK3399-4G-32G-Smart-TV-Box-Set-Top-Box-For-Android-6-0-4K/254503916001?hash=item3b419d91e1:g:BhsAAOSwzixdJF4l You need to try out all the rk3399-*.dtb in /boot/dtb/rockchip. Good luck
  7. Thank you! Seems this is on hold on my end as well. I'm still learning so, this actual project will be on hold.. While I am making good progress on another individuals unrelated project that was posted on hackaday Adding a CC1101 module to SRXE Shifting focus here is giving me a great hands-on experience to work with some core fundamentals I was sorely lacking. Before I return to the Smart Tech AM40 I will need the right tools it seems. I'll likely get a low cost DIY oscilloscope kit or something like the Espotek Labrador The focus s
  8. -update 20FEB2020 OPS interface board seems to be simple keywords to find what is needed. Phew! Ok much less confusing now. ... and I feel dumb yet almost vindicated in not wasting all this time now. Pictures and links: https://www.google.com/search?q=OPS+interface+board&source=lnms&tbm=isch OPS interface board $11 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32965114732.html overpriced example of all pieces needed on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEC-OPS-SLIDE-IN-Intel-i3-4th-Gen-with-Interface-board-and-Powe
  9. thank yoy Thank you for the through reply. It was suspected it was like an android box in the likes of such as i saw the manufacturer also sells plug n play rack mounts, or thin clients chrome boxes and not so cleverly renamed "appliances and modules" like the chrome boxes as well. Id almost paid $50 to a counter-offer for another that was listed open box but new. Came with both antenna and machine..After reading up on the open power integration on many of these, i didnt raise up to the counter offer. Now reading what details you've laid out your voice here on what these ac
  10. Oh, sorry for the confusion. Here is a full snippit from the conversation.soerenderfor suggest your armbian images as a solution to flashing to a possibly adaptable digital signage rk3399 heres the converastion: bubbadestroy 1 Started conversation: Wednesday at 04:13 PM I recently added and cleaned up with several edits an inquiry about a rk3399 board called AM40 iQ. Do you have any suggestions on how I might approach the forum to get support on working with this strange device? The goal would be to put armbian on it and get a bad ass M4 eq
  11. Okay goin to bed. new photos are up! more to come. I think I found a regular power supply I/O port hidden inside case, just covered so normal users woudnt see it. tomorrow if a regular old 12v power supply works on it ill see how plug and play ready it is as is! then possibly balbes150? oh, and the heatsink lol... that freakin heatsink is awesome. since the whole unit was meant to go INSIDE tv, it has to stay pretty cool while outside of one.
  12. Regarding OPS Open_Pluggable_Specification - this board, and so far possible solutions. 1. Buy a damn dock. (too expensive, anymore than $10 to $20 is unreasonable for consumer use for just one or two products it will ever be needed by) https://www.amazon.com/NEC-Extended-Docking-Standalone-OPS-Dock/dp/B00IFE91TO/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=NEC+OPS&qid=1581316055&sr=8-1 2. Adapt- err.. Having a bit of trouble with safely powering the unit on yet. I think I'm making it more complicated than it should be though. https://en.wikipedia.org
  13. It arrived! This is going to be a non-professional tear-down and quite a WIP! The intent of posting this up was not just to show off a cheaply found / obscurely deployed rk3399 board, but to possibly open development using Armbian. If possible, boards like this and other hidden gems that might pop out of the woodwork as we may find them may come with amazing things only found at usually outrageous prices for the business market. As I found this, it was intended to be a $400-600 DIGITAL SIGNAGE MODULE sold to education private and public I suppose. For one rea
  14. SMART AM40 iQ Appliance P/N: 1031572 Model: UGK-AM40-EDU | EWY1-AM40-EDU | EWY2-AM40-EDU Processor RK3399, Dual-core A72+Quad-core A53, 64 bits, 2GHz Memory 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM Storage 32 GB eMMC 5.1 Wireless technology Bluetooth 4.1 802.11A/B/G/N/Ac Capture options Establish a Bluetooth wireless connection with a supported mobile device Connectors HDMI 1.4 (1920 × 1080) output for external monitor USB 3.0 Type-A (×2) RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet --Update-- For de