Say man, I have SCISHION V88 mini II RK3229 TV Box. I loaded the ROCK64 Ubuntu Mate image on a mcroSD card and it booted up without doing anything. No toothpick, no standing on my head, no nothing. Ethernet worked until I upgraded the kernel. Or maybe it was because of the reboot. Not sure. The MAC address of the NIC changes with every reboot. So I plugged a USB ethernet adapter into the USB 3.0 port and I had network connectivity again. I was able to run Subsonic and Samba/NFS on it to make it a media and file server with decent throughput due to the USB 3.0 port. For under $30, not a bad little box and things will only get better when/if a proper device tree is available for the box. Well now that I think of it, the box was $30 but if you add another $10 for a USB NIC and another $10 for a USB 3.0 hub, it loses it's appeal as a cheap NAS.