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The list of models that are running Armbian (Amlogic, Rockchip etc)

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This theme is designed to help potential users with the selection of equipment to run Armbian on TV boxes and other devices with ARM chips. I propose to leave here information about specific models, with a description of the technical parameters of the equipment, which specific versions of Armbian images and what settings or additional steps have been launched.

 

Pay attention. In this thread are only a good or not run the system on specific models TV box. All discussions and questions, post in other topics.

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Nexbox a95x(soc amlogic s905 ram 1 storage 8)

All image with kernel 3.14 work with generic gxbb_p200.dtb(old u-boot). Don't have now this box, so don't have opportunity check mainline.  It have some exotic wi-fi module without open sources drivers, so no wi-fi.

 

Sunvell T95X(soc amlogic s905x ram 2 storage 8).

All image with kernel 3.14 and mainline. With stock firmware don't need manipulate with .dtb files(3.14 kernel), for mainline need generic p212 dtb. Wi-fi  sci9082c, didn't test.

Spoiler

It don't have open sources drivers...

 

 

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I'm currently running a Beelink GT1 ultimate (S912, 3Go DDR4, 32Go) with your armbian 5.37 based on 3.14.29 debian stretch without specifying any dtb file.  It is used as a server with openmediavault and homeassistant. I'm running armbian from sd card.

I just made upgrades and got armbian-config 5.64 with an uptime of 70 days.

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I'm using scshion v88 pro, s905x, 1gb ram.

It works great with all builds i tried (in latest builds with 4.x kernel there is no wifi, i never had time to compile drivers for RTL8189ES). MBR partition table also works with latest builds.

Still android 7.1 (installed version for nexbox a95x) is much faster for multimedia and until we get fluid youtube in chromium i will stick with android.

Edited by zogu

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Caidao T1 - s905x 2gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_600192.html

meson-gxbb-p201.dtb

ARMBIAN 5.62 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.18.7-aml-s9xxx

ARMBIAN 5.60 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.18.7-aml-s9xxx (non-desktop) +xserver-xorg+xinit+pulseaudio+x2goclient

Armbian_5.84_Aml-s905_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.1.0-rc1_20190507 meson-gxl-s905x-p212 xserver-xorg+xinit+pulseaudio+x2goclient

Armbian_5.89_Aml-s905_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.1.0_desktop_20190617

 

S11 TV Box - s905 1gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_356693.html?wid=1112942

meson-gxbb-p201.dtb

Spoiler

 

ARMBIAN 5.60 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.18.7-aml-s9xxx

ARMBIAN 5.64 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.19.0-rc7-aml-s9xxx 

Armbian_5.77-Aml_s905_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.0.2_20190401 x2goclient works with sound

Armbian_5.89_Aml-s905_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.1.0_desktop_20190617

Armbian_5.90_Aml-s905_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.1.0_desktop_20190701 wifi works

Armbian_5.91_Aml-g12_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.2.0_desktop_20190711

Armbian_5.91_Aml-g12_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.2.0_desktop_20190715

Armbian_5.94_Aml-g12_Ubuntu_bionic_dev_5.3.0-rc5_desktop_20190825

 

Armbian_5.94_Aml-g12_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.3.0-rc6_desktop_20190901

 

BM8 Pro - s912 2gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_493137.html

meson-gxm-q200.dtb

Armbian_5.67_Aml-s9xxx_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.19.6_desktop_20181205 +compton intermittent eth

Fix: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10712159/

Armbian_5.77_Aml-s912_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.0.2_20190318 x2goclient works with sound

Armbian_5.77_Aml-s905_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.1.0-rc1_desktop_20190407


running x2goclient via eth connecting to Scientific Linux 7.5 MATE desktop

.xinitrc: x2goclient -geometry 1980x1080 --maximize --thinclient --session=FIRST

/lib/systemd/system/getty@.service: ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty --noclear -a amirul %I $TERM

~/.profile: startx

 

Armbian_5.90_Aml-s905_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.1.0_desktop_20190701

Armbian_5.91_Aml-g12_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.2.0_desktop_20190711

 

A5X Max - RK3328 4gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009367872782.html

ARMBIAN 5.64 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.4.143-rk3328-tv +compton

ARMBIAN 5.67 user-built Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 4.4.143-rk3328-tv 20181203 +compton

Armbian_5.71_Rk3328-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190119

Armbian_5.71_Rk3328-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_dev_4.4.167_desktop_20190119

fine with Kingston DataTraveller 100 G3 128Gb stick

To get 1.51GHz with correct dtb, MAX_SPEED=1512000 in /etc/default/cpufrequtils. Temp upto 83 degrees

bricked

 

Scishion V99 Star - rk3368 octacore 2gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_590115.html

Haven't found a way to boot sdcard yet

 

T95Z Plus - s912 octacore 3gb ram

https://shopee.com.my/Tv-Box-2.4-5Ghz-3Gb-32Gb-Core-Wifi-T95Z-Plus-S912-Android-7.1-Bluetooth-New-i.77595696.1561323781

meson-gxm-q200.dtb

Armbian_5.67_Aml-s9xxx_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.19.7_desktop_20181218, patched meson-gxm-q200.dtb

Armbian_5.71_Aml-s912_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.20.2_desktop_20190122, meson-gxm-q200 as is

Armbian_5.75_Aml-s912_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.20.5_desktop_20190211

Intermittent USB with Kingston DataTraveller 100 G3 128Gb stick. Maybe try a 3A power adapter? (no change)- use powered HDD docking

Armbian_5.77_Aml-s905_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.1.0-rc1_desktop_20190407

Armbian_5.90_Aml-s905_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.1.0_desktop_20190701 usb stick flaky

 

TX9 Pro - s912 octacore 3gb ram

http://www.tanix-box.com/project-view/tanix-tx9-tv-box-amlogic-s912-android-7-1/

meson-gxm-q200.dtb

Armbian_5.72_Aml-s912_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.20.2_desktop_20190124

Armbian_5.73_Aml-s912_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.20.2_desktop_20190129

Armbian_5.75_Aml-s912_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.20.5_desktop_20190211

Armbian_5.76_Aml-s912_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.20.5_desktop_20190224

meson-gxm-q200.dtb

fine with unpowered Kingston DataTraveller 100 G3 128Gb usb stick

echo 'on' > '/sys/bus/usb/devices/1-1/power/control' # get rid of annoying mouse glitches

Armbian_5.91_Aml-g12_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.2.0_desktop_20190711

 

T9 - RK3328 4gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009675791724.html

Armbian_5.72_Rk3328-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190123.img rk3328-evb.dtb

Boots via SD+USB method but no kb/mouse

Armbian_5.82_Rk3328-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190427

rk3328-t9.dtb by @hexdump boots everything except bluetooth

 

MX10 - RK3328 4Gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_961951.html

rk3328-mx10-fast.dtb

Armbian_5.74_Rk3328-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190208 rk3328-mx10-fast.dtb

set-default-sink alsa_output.platform-hdmi-sound.stereo-fallback in /etc/pulse/default.pa for hdmi sound

Cpu Temp hits 101 C (!) smooth desktop

caseless, Cpu Temp in the 80s at full load

 

Magicsee N6 max RK3399 6-core 4Gb ram

https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009567599676.html

rk3399-magicsee-n6-max.dtb

Armbian_5.77_Rk3399-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190331

Armbian_5.86_Rk3399-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190517

Armbian_5.88_Rk3399-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190612

All works except bluetooth, good fullscreen video cpu temp in the 80's, excellent desktop

Discovered wifi device not ready, fix by using /lib/firmware/brcm from 4.86

media-rk3399_1.0 best with modesetting no accel, which is as per original. Desktop icons became invisible with compositing

Armbian_5.88_Rk3399-tv_Ubuntu_disco_default_4.4.154_20190612 a bit rough round the edges, prefer bionic

Armbian_5.89_Rk3399-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190627

Armbian_5.91_Rk3399-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190709

Armbian_5.96_Rk3399-tv_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.4.154_desktop_20190913 cpu 1.7 & 2.18Ghz

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Tanix TX3 mini 2GB RAM (S905W)

5.41.1 Ubuntu Xenial 3.14.29 icewm 20180406: everything working, boot from SD, system on HDD

 

A5X Max 4GB RAM (RK3328)

5.62 Ubuntu Bionic 4.4.143 desktop 20181014: rk3328-evb.dtb, boot from SD, system on HDD, just started testing, wifi and audio not working yet, ethernet okay.

 

2018-12-19: audio is working.

 

5.91 Ubuntu Bionic 4.4.154 desktop 20190726: rk3328-mx10-fast.dtb, boot from SD, system on HDD, everything working so far, ethernet, wifi, audio. Playing Test.mp4 on full screen runs very hot, around 93°C,  normal computing tasks are very fluid.

Edited by KY69
Further testing

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Old Sunvell R69 just boot with proper microSD card (in my case boot directly with Toshiba Exceria but not but with Samsung or Sandisk).

I'm using images shared in Google Drive from this post 

Sunvell R69 with Allwinner H2+

Running ARMBIAN 5.67 with kernel 4.14.81 
from internal eMMC

HDMI at 1080p 24fps

Wi-Fi OK,

Ethernet OK

 

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The first great thing @balbes150

 

Quintaix Q912 , S912 , 3g , 32 rom , in the pendriver SankDisk Ultra 32g  , proved in the microsd samsung evo 64 and SSD 60g kingston.

3.14.29 dtb specific q912_otg.dtb  = all work hdmi 1080p

 

4.19.7 and 4.20.0 meson-gxm-q200.dtb = bluetooth no work , I started in dvi mode instead of hdmi, and it's weird since I turn off and turn on the monitor and it goes into hdmi mode, and tried everything that occurred to me but nothing worked (if someone has any ideas?). It is a 24 p full hd tv, but even stranger than on the TV in the living room if it works correctly.
In the version 4.21 of the kernel there are changes in the hdmi to see if I am lucky, otherwise I will have to continue with the 3.14.29 that goes phenomenal.

 

 

 

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I am using a Phicomm N1

Armbian runs well on it.

CPU: Amlogic S905D, ARM Cortex-A53, Quad Core 2GHz

GPU: ARM Mali™-450, 4K@60fps Hardware acceleration support, HDMI 2.0

RAM: K4B4G1646E, DDR3-1866MHz 512MB*4=2GB

ROM: KLM8G1GEME, 8GB eMMC

Port: 1*HDMI 2.0; 2*USB2.0; 1*Gigabit Ethernet

Power Adapter: Input 110-240V~50/60Hz AC; Output 12V/2A DC

Ethernet: RTL8211F Gigabit Ethernet

WIFI/Bluetooth: CYW43455 (same as Raspberry Pi 3B+) 2.4G/5G WiFi IEEE 802.11n/ac with Integrated Bluetooth 4.1

 

and a Phicomm T1

CPU: Amlogic S912, ARM Cortex-A53, Octa Core 1.5GHz

GPU: ARM Mali™-820, 4K UHD, DOLBY H.265(HEVC)

RAM: 2GB

ROM: 16GB eMMC

Port: 1*HDMI 2.0; 1*USB2.0; 100m Ethernet

Power Adapter: Input 110-240V~50/60Hz AC; Output 5V/2A DC

WIFI/Bluetooth: 2.4G/5G WiFi IEEE 802.11n/ac with Integrated Bluetooth 4.1

【Remark: I cannot find a specified DTB file for this device】

 

and there is another device to recommend.  ZTE9 FunBox.

I hope this box will be supported by Armbian Linux.

The FunBox is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra4 processor, based on the A15 architecture, and the superior graphics performance is delivered by a 72-core GeForce graphics processor with 2GB DDR3L memory and 8GB of Flash memory.

The specifications make the FunBox the highest performance home entertainment console in 2014.

 

 

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Edited by Bangliang Shen

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Beelink A1 (rk3328, 4GB ram, 32GB emmc)

Tested with Armbian_5.67_Rk3328-tv_Debian_stretch_default_4.4.154_desktop_20181227.img.xz. Boot with rk3328-evb.dtb, but have to modify some entries to make ethernet and usb2 work.

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On 1/9/2019 at 3:38 AM, raksan said:

Beelink A1 (rk3328, 4GB ram, 32GB emmc)

Tested with Armbian_5.67_Rk3328-tv_Debian_stretch_default_4.4.154_desktop_20181227.img.xz. Boot with rk3328-evb.dtb, but have to modify some entries to make ethernet and usb2 work.

I am thinking to bay Beelink A1 box. Can you pleae tell me what is working (USB3.0, USB2.0, GBIT LAN, 2.4/5.0 MHz WIFI, Blue Tooth, RAM, ...)? Can you please upload your dtb file?

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On 2/17/2019 at 10:57 PM, Mulder said:

Can you pleae tell me what is working (USB3.0, USB2.0, GBIT LAN, 2.4/5.0 MHz WIFI, Blue Tooth, RAM, ...)? Can you please upload your dtb file?

What work so far:

  • USB2.0/USB3.0
  • Gigabit LAN
  • Wifi both 2.4/5.0 Mhz

What not work:

  • No bluetooth

And I don't know what RAM you mean, I can see mine 4GB but I don't know about the speed etc.

I compiled the wifi driver from this repo. Or you can use the file below to "sudo make install" if you're running current linux kernel (4.4.154). You can see in the attached tar.gz, I only modified "Makefile" a few entries. And also, check the DTB and DTS file below.

 

I can't commend about stability of this box as I haven't run it continuously, because I always reboot it when the attached USB3 external SSD error. 

rtl8821CU.tar.gz

rk3328-a1.dts

rk3328-a1.dtb

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Mecool Km8-P 1G/8G, using Armbian 5.44 with 3.14.29 kernel works fine as Ubuntu 18.04.2 server.

 

VERY IMPORTANT. If you have a newer Km8-P box with Android 7.1, be advised that u-boot as shipped will not boot any 4.xx or 5.xx kernel (but boots kernel 3.14.29 without problems). You have to revert to an older Android image with Android 6.0 if you want to try any Armbian version > 5.44, check the 4pda thread on Km8-P for firmware images. You can flash the older firmware using the SD card method.

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Tested Beelink A1 (rk3328, 4GB ram, 16GB emmc) with dtb provided by raksan in this thread. Booted from SD card.

Bluetooth not working, and did not test installation to eMMC. Otherwise looks good.

Image tested "Armbian_5.76_Rk3328-tv_Debian_stretch_default_4.4.154_20190306.img"

 

Edited by Aleksejs
added some details

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Mecool Km8-P 2G/16G working with Armbian 5.76 Debian stretch default 5.0.0 on eMMC.


=> Had to put android 6 image with old bootloader first.

=> Exclusively boot on SD not USB.

 

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TX3 mini - a (2gb 32gb)

Armbian_5.68_Aml-s9xxx_Ubuntu_bionic_default_4.19.13_desktop_20190110.img.xz

 

All good, Audio, bt, internet, usb-tethering, bluetooth hotspot. USB keyboard/ mouse works perfect.

No overheating issues, max 50.3c on 1hour 98% cpu-load :D

 

 

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On 2/20/2019 at 2:12 PM, AndrewDB said:

Mecool Km8-P 1G/8G, using Armbian 5.44 with 3.14.29 kernel works fine as Ubuntu 18.04.2 server.

 

VERY IMPORTANT. If you have a newer Km8-P box with Android 7.1, be advised that u-boot as shipped will not boot any 4.xx or 5.xx kernel (but boots kernel 3.14.29 without problems). You have to revert to an older Android image with Android 6.0 if you want to try any Armbian version > 5.44, check the 4pda thread on Km8-P for firmware images. You can flash the older firmware using the SD card method. Lucky Patcher 9Apps VidMate

yes it's true it will start kernel 3.14.29 without any problem
but how for android 8.0

 

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@klimbo 

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but how for android 8.0

I don't have any Km8P box with Android 8.0, and as far as I know Mecool does not have an Android image for Android 8.0. So I am not sure your question makes any sense.

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@raksan can you give me your A5x Max dtb file?, I tried all rk3328 dtb files in the firmware but it not boot. I flashed firmware to SD card but it stuck with error "ROOTFS does not exists"

Thanks 

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Relating to the T95Z Max - s912 octacore 3gb ram - purchased in May, 2019 from Amazon.

 

I can get current Armbian releases to boot fine except it appears that the network interface doesn't come up with the standard release vtb or g200 vtb file.

 

Bluetooth, Wireless, USB (even see USB 3.0 now) works.  Display does not show when booting these in Armbian.

 

 

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MagicSee N5 Max (Amlogix S905x2), 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC

 

Image: Armbian_5.89_Aml-s905_Ubuntu_bionic_dev_5.2.0-rc4_desktop_20190621

 

Boot: from USB key, had to use Android Backup/Update utility to boot, not yet installed on eMMC

 

Three dtbs working (sort-of):

  1. meson-g12a-x96-max.dtb -- boots, ethernet dead, wifi works initially but has huge error rate and eventually hangs the box, bluetooth, audio untested
  2. meson-g12a-x96-max-rmii.dtb -- same as (1)
  3. meson-g12b-khadas-vim3.dtb -- boots, ethernet working (appears to be 1Gbit), wifi not working, bluetooth, audio untested

Note that this is a fairly low power box and will run off a 2A USB charger. I was even able to get it to boot on power from my iPad Pro 2018 (USB-C).

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H96 Max X2 (with S905X2 cpu) 4GB Ram ad 32GB Emmc

 

I purchased this box thinking I was getting an X96 Max (the naming of all these different boxes is very confusing).  But it turns out that it works well with current builds of balbes150's Armbian.  It works with the meson-g12a-x96-max-rmii.dtb.  It works well installed to eMMC.  The wifi does not work, and I haven't tried bluetooth or hdmi audio.

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Tanix TX9 Pro

Armbian_5.95_Aml-g12_Ubuntu_bionic_default_5.3.0-rc6_desktop_20190904

DTB used: meson-gxm-q200.dtb

 

Everything works except:

-Wifi/Bluetooth

-Shutdown (act as Restart)

-IR (remote doesnt work and IR packages fail to install)

-VFD (front display stuck on boot, will try to use OpenVFD and will update)

Edited by ktk
Fogot some things that didnt work

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Q HiFi Tv box Origin China,

Processor S912, 2GB RAM 8GB eMMC

SD card 32GB ARMbian Balbes150 image 5.95 Ubuntu Desktop

WIFi and Bluetooth Not working.

USB wifi dongle works.

can boot from USB thumb drive.

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