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The Woo

Armbian on i.MX6 Sololite based eBook Reader (tolino epos / Netronix E70Q2M) – How?

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I am looking for ways / support to run Armbian (no release preference; any version would be good) on the tolino epos 1 eInk display eBook reader (built by taiwanese manufacturer Netronix under model ID 37NB-E70Q2M+4A2).

 

The device currently/by default runs Android 4.4.2. I'm able to flash customized 4.4 images via fastboot and have ADB control (Android Debug Bridge) via USB and Wifi.

 

 

I've identified the following key components:

 

  • Freescale i.MX6 SoloLite
    (MCIMX6L8DVN10AB) CPU. Version with GPU and EPDC (Electrophoretic Display Controller; a feature-rich, low power, and high-performance direct-drive, active matrix EPD controller. It is specifically designed to drive E Ink EPD panels, supporting a wide variety of TFT backplanes).

  • Realtek RTL8189FTV – Wifi only, no Bluetooth

  • TI TPS65185 – Single Chip Power-Management Solution for E Ink® Vizplex™ Electronic Paper (E-Paper)

  • Elan eKTF – Touchscreen Controller

  • Ricoh RC5T619PMU – Power Management

  • Samsung KLM8G1GEME – 8 GB eNAND

  • Nanya NT6TL xxx – 512 MB RAM

 

The device will be used as internet-connected display device with no user interaction through the touch-screen.

 

What I need / what I don't need:

  • mandatory: access to a console via USB
  • very desireable: Wifi support
  • not mandatory: touchscreen support
  • mandatory: support for those Chinese, Qualcomm MDM9200/9600-based 3-in-1 LTE 4G USB Modems with Wi-Fi Hotspot (attached via USB OTG cable, used as direct modem, not as Hotspot)

 

Possible? If so, how?

e.g. How to create an image supporting the listed components? And: How and where to flash it? (There is no SD card slot, I must flash the any Armbian image to the internal 8 GB. Using fastboot? Stick to the existing bootloader or replace it? (Worried about bricking the device).

 

Sorry for the barrage of questions.

 

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On 7/29/2020 at 4:15 PM, The Woo said:

Freescale i.MX6 SoloLite

https://www.armbian.com/download/?tx_soc=nxp-freescale  maybe one of these comes close to yours.

 

On 7/29/2020 at 4:15 PM, The Woo said:

How and where to flash it? (There is no SD card slot, I must flash the any Armbian image to the internal 8 GB. Using fastboot? Stick to the existing bootloader or replace it? (Worried about bricking the device).

I would search the internet with your favorite search engine for: how to flash linux onto your device.

 

Once you know more...  https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Getting-Started/#how-to-install-to-emmc-nand-sata-usb

 

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