Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

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Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by chrillzRed » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:29 am

Hello,

I have ordered a Odroid-MC1 and I am reading up on how to set it up.

I noticed that it can run LineageOS using the image from this thread: viewtopic.php?f=94&t=23911 (since its fully software compatible with the XU4).

Can i access it via SSH like an ordinary ubuntu image? Since i have no HDMI on the MC1 a am unsure how to interact with the android OS running on it?

Thanks!

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by odroid » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:34 am

We've never thought about a headless Android application.
Can you tell me why you want to run Android on a cluster computer?

I think you can use a USB-UART kit for shell access.
https://wiki.odroid.com/accessory/devel ... b_uart_kit
Or ADB over Ethernet.
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-xu4/trou ... over_tcpip

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by chrillzRed » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:17 pm

odroid wrote:We've never thought about a headless Android application.
Can you tell me why you want to run Android on a cluster computer?

I think you can use a USB-UART kit for shell access.
https://wiki.odroid.com/accessory/devel ... b_uart_kit
Or ADB over Ethernet.
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-xu4/trou ... over_tcpip
I was thinking about running some android BOINC projects on the MC1 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... oinc&hl=en). There are several projects that have work packages for android ARM but sadly not for Linux ARM. Therefore i was looking for a way to get android on it and controlling it remotely :)

I will read up on ADB over ethernet, thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

Edit: Is it still true that the MC1 is software compatible with the XU4 and therefore its possible to install an android image?

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by mad_ady » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:50 pm

Yes, you can install android on it. It might be worthwile to find a vnc server that can be started from adb...

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by additude » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:13 pm

I was just wondering if you got this android setup working on your MC1 ?

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by odroid » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:35 am

The latest update included the VNC server.
viewtopic.php?f=94&t=23911&start=1000#p211457

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by voodik » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:49 pm

At this moment Android 7 doesn't boot on MC1.
Console output is freezing just after u-boot.
This makes debugging almost impossible.
I will try with Kitkat image to understand where is the problem.
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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by feyhua » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:04 pm

Hello.
I tried to install android 4.4.4 on MC1 and the result is the same, through UART it is seen that u-boot was booted, but after the line "Starting kernel ..." console output freezes, and after about a minute the board reboots.
I also tried to disable hot-plug-detective (setenv hpd "0") in bootargs - this did not bring any result. Does anyone have any thoughts about this?

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by odroid » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:06 pm

We will try 4.4.4 on MC1 board tomorrow.

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by odroid » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:28 pm

We tried it and we could reproduce the issue. :(
We will investigate what is wrong.

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by Luke.go » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:19 pm

Hi there!

Can you test your mc1 with new android kernel that compiled by the attached config file?

In my test, it works, but first few times it be rebooted.
but after few times, it works. :)

EDITED:

Oh.. sorry. the file was collapsed. please download again and apply it to kernel and rebuild that.
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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by michaeltex » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:37 pm

I'm also trying to solve the problem of launching an android on MC1.
Tried all possible images, the result is the same.
It gets stuck on the kernel load and reboots in a circle.
(UART log screenshot) http://prntscr.com/ic90s2

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by michaeltex » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:44 pm

Luke.go wrote:Hi there!

Can you test your mc1 with new android kernel that compiled by the attached config file?

In my test, it works, but first few times it be rebooted.
but after few times, it works. :)
HI.
Thanks but I did not understand how to apply the file.
But I opened the file in a hex editor and it was empty, only zeros.
(screenshot) http://prntscr.com/ic955l
I think this will not help me.
Or is it a mistake?

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by michaeltex » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:59 pm

I have been working on solving the problem for many days.
Tried all possible images.
Nothing works.
I tried to build my own kernel, but it does not work either.
Why Hardkernel on the site says that "The OS is compatible with the ODROID-XU4" if it is not so?
I have equipment that does not work as it should.
And the developer ignores my problem.
I ask for help in this matter.

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by odroid » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:40 pm

Once the apply Luke.go's kernel configuration patch, the official Android 4.4.4 should work.

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by michaeltex » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:08 pm

I wrote, the file that Luke.go gave was empty.
The file is filled with zeros.
(screenshot) http://prntscr.com/ic955l

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by michaeltex » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:39 am

I have included a low-level debug kernel build.
Kernel stuck after "6[c0] Clock enables : TOP, MIF"
(screenshot) http://prntscr.com/ie7rnp
I do not know what to do next =(

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by Luke.go » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:14 am

I changed the file. please redownlaod the file.

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by michaeltex » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:31 pm

Luke.go wrote:I changed the file. please redownlaod the file.
Luke.go, thanks so much all works =)
Many times thanks.

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by podroid » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:34 am

by the by I do have one of the hardkernel linux images loading in command line, but the upgrade to 16.04 caused it to brick at login. I have spent 2 weeks removing and reloading files, resetting unity, etc etc etc but nothing works. I have watched endless videos on flashing and installing images for both ubuntu and android but nothing works.

do I have bad Xu4s? bad cards? bad brain cells?

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by voodik » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:54 am

podroid wrote:by the by I do have one of the hardkernel linux images loading in command line, but the upgrade to 16.04 caused it to brick at login. I have spent 2 weeks removing and reloading files, resetting unity, etc etc etc but nothing works. I have watched endless videos on flashing and installing images for both ubuntu and android but nothing works.

do I have bad Xu4s? bad cards? bad brain cells?
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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by mad_ady » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:54 am

What (exact) images have you flashed to the sd cards and what tools did you use (etcher)?
What is the position of the boot switch?

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by Luke.go » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:02 pm

Hi there.
New version will be released and the "VNC server on Android" wiki page also will be released.
please wait next release If you want it!! :)

Edit: new update v6.1 has been released.
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-xu4/os_i ... droid/v6.1

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by Lieutenant Wurst » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:45 pm

Hi everyone,

I'd like to install Android as well on a MC1. I didn't really get, which steps are necessary. What I understood is that I first need a XU4 to setup Android v6.1 and install VNC correct? Then I have to change the boot.ini and then put the SD Card in the MC1 and it works?

Did I forget something?

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by odroid » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:10 pm

No. Your understanding is correct.

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by Lieutenant Wurst » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:31 pm

Great, thanks!
One further question: Does this Android version support the Odroid WiFi dongles? I will probably have a problem with the available number of Ethernet ports.

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by odroid » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:50 pm

Yes, we've tested/supported the following items on Android OS images.
Wifi module 5: Realtek RTL8812AU(0BDA:8812)
Wifi module 4: Ralink RT5572 (148F:5572)
Wifi module 3: Realtek RTL8188CUS (0BDA:8176)
Wifi module 1/0: Ralink RT5370 (148F:5370)

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Re: Beginner question, Android image on MC1?

Unread post by Lieutenant Wurst » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:39 am

Thank you so much. I'll try it.

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