[NOTICE] ODROID-N2 DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

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[NOTICE] ODROID-N2 DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by tobetter » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:01 pm

This is the notice of changing the DDR memory components from 4x 512MB to 2x 1GB, this change affects to ODROID-N2 2GB model only.
An OS you already have in a memory card (SD/eMMC) may not boot with the board due to the different memory setup, therefore the boot loader must be updated with a new version. The update boot loader source code and the prebuilt image are uploaded to Hardkernel Github. The Petitboot (v20191213+) is already applied to support this memory configuration.
https://github.com/hardkernel/u-boot/co ... 2-v2015.01
https://github.com/hardkernel/u-boot/re ... droidn2-75
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Re: [NOTICE] DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by odroid » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:59 pm

Affected OS images.

Hardkernel Ubuntu images (Fixed version will be release early next week)
Hardkernel Android images (Fixed version will be release early next week)

CoreELEC image (Pull-request has been sent)
meveric's Debian image
voodik''s Android Lineage/ATV images
secuflag's Android AOSP image
Armbian image
EmuELEC image
Batocera.os image
RetroArena image
vleewt 's Manjaro image
ArchLinuxARM (ALARM) image
tobetter's Netboot images
and so on.

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Re: [NOTICE] DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by mad_ady » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:59 pm

So... The 2GB model is user upgradeable if the user can easily solder BGA components? :)
Is the change made to facilitate component management?
Also, will the new board get a different revision number?

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Unread post by voodik » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:37 pm

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Re: [NOTICE] DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by siyatalerja » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:42 pm

Thanks for the information.

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Re: [NOTICE] DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by o_lampe » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:38 pm

mad_ady wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:59 pm
So... The 2GB model is user upgradeable if the user can easily solder BGA components? :)
Sourcing the parts for reasonable prices is another problem, unless you have another dead N2 to 'borrow' the parts . But is it worth the risk?
You'll probably end up with two bricked N2's or the selfmade 4GB model is unstable...

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Re: [NOTICE] DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by o_lampe » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:39 pm

mad_ady wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:59 pm
So... The 2GB model is user upgradeable if the user can easily solder BGA components? :)
Sourcing the parts for reasonable prices is another problem, unless you have another dead N2 to 'borrow' the parts . But is it worth the risk?
You'll probably end up with two bricked N2's or the selfmade 4GB model is unstable...

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Re: [NOTICE] DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by cdu13a » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:35 am

o_lampe wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:39 pm
mad_ady wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:59 pm
So... The 2GB model is user upgradeable if the user can easily solder BGA components? :)
Sourcing the parts for reasonable prices is another problem, unless you have another dead N2 to 'borrow' the parts . But is it worth the risk?
You'll probably end up with two bricked N2's or the selfmade 4GB model is unstable...
I don't think he was suggesting that it was something the average user could do. Or that is was in anyway a practical thing to do.
However I have seen some users here that have the equipment and definitely have above average soldering skill that could probably pull it off.

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Re: [NOTICE] DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by mad_ady » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:50 am

I was kidding, but I know that won't stop determined users for trying...

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Re: [NOTICE] DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by igorpec » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:17 am

Armbian images were updated yesterday and should be off the list ;)
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Re: [NOTICE] DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by o_lampe » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:55 pm

There is a N2 2Gb coming my way with CoreELEC. I downloaded the latest stable CoreElec image 9.2.1 for N2, but could not choose between any subversions.
Will it work regardless of the memory config I'll get? ( It's from pollin.de, so I expect 4x 512MB )

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Re: [NOTICE] DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by tobetter » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:57 pm

o_lampe wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:55 pm
There is a N2 2Gb coming my way with CoreELEC. I downloaded the latest stable CoreElec image 9.2.1 for N2, but could not choose between any subversions.
Will it work regardless of the memory config I'll get? ( It's from pollin.de, so I expect 4x 512MB )
Your board will be ok to boot with the image, otherwise please do start your own thread to follow up.

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Re: [NOTICE] ODROID-N2 DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by odroid » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:17 pm

New Ubuntu OS images for the 2GB variant model are available.

Ubuntu Minimal 18.04.4 LTS : https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-n2/os_im ... u/20200229
Ubuntu MATE 18.04.4 LTS : https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-n2/os_im ... u/20200224

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Re: [NOTICE] ODROID-N2 DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by mengxi » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:29 pm

Does this new image also work with the old memory configuration? Or we need the new image for the new revision, and old image for old revision?

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Re: [NOTICE] ODROID-N2 DDR memory changes to 2GB model only

Unread post by tobetter » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:33 pm

mengxi wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:29 pm
Does this new image also work with the old memory configuration? Or we need the new image for the new revision, and old image for old revision?
The new image will work with the previous revision.

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