Getting Started – Android
Getting Android Up & Running
What You Need
Pine A64+ Board
Power Supply That Provides 5V 2.0 Amps
A PC With A SD Card Reader
A Minimum 8GB MicroSD Card
Disk Imaging Utility Etcher (Linux/Windows/Mac)
Step 1 Preparation
- This build optimizes Gigabit Ethernet parameter and improves on GbE connectivity.
- The Android build suitable for 1GB/2GB Pine A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB Pine A64 Board due to system memory constraint
- Set default HDMI output to 720P, video setting supports both 720P and 1080P
- DD images:
- For 8GB microSD Card
- For 16GB microSD Card
- For 32GB microSD Card
- For 64GB microSD Card
You will require Disk Imaging Utility Etcher (Linux/Windows/Mac) to write the image to your SD card. Download Etcher Linux/Windows/Mac version accordingly and install into your PC.
Step 2 Imaging SD Card
Let’s insert your MicroSD card into your PC/laptop card reader (may require micro to sd converter card) then proceed to use Etcher.
You should see the following
Now click on “Select image” to select the Android image you previously downloaded. Once selected, click “Select drive” select your SD card drive. To burn the image to your SD card simply click on “Flash!”.
Once the image has been written to your SD card be sure to close the application and to eject/remove your SD card safely from Windows/Linux/Mac.
Step 3 Booting
Now insert your SD card into the PINE A64+ and power it on by connecting the power adapter cable to the MicroUSB port.
Once booted, you should see the Android home screen.
Note: for first-time users it is recommended that you connect your PINE A64+ to a TV/Monitor capable of 1080p resolutions as well as hook up an ethernet cable to get direct access to the internet.