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Release Note of Android (v2.3)


Release Date Feb/15/2016 KST
Release Type Regular release
Release Files Self-installation Image (MD5SUM: 4e93ad33a69aa047b8314bde28ba5b17)

Android release 2.3 can be upgraded through network from the earlier version, v1.7 for example, please read this for more detail.

New updates

  • Improved Wi-Fi connection stability(WiFi #0 and #4) : Updated Backports WiFi drivers version to v3.19
  • Enable to unmount Internal Storage(vfat partition) : When some Apps could not be installed, Unmount the internal storage and try again.
  • Remove the auto suspend of USB host controller for better stability : Add “usbcore.autosuspend=-1” on the “bootargs” in boot.ini after update
  • Shape of icons on the navigation bar is improved. Taken from the CM icons.
  • Add some USB Serial device driver modules ( CP210X, FTDI_SIO )
  • Remove 1366×768 resolution because it cannot be supported. Use 1360×768.
  • Fixed the “infinite update” issue in the ODROID-Utility.
  • Add a few requested USB-Multitouch VID/PID. http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=15495
/* DMeasyTouch USB capacitive Screen */
#define USB_VENDOR_ID_DMEASY	0x7374

/* ELO 1002L USB capacitive Screen */
#define USB_VENDOR_ID_ELO_1002L	0x05E3
#define USB_DEVICE_ID_ELO_1002L_TOUCH	0x0608

/* LG 23ET63V USB capacitive Screen */
#define USB_VENDOR_ID_LG_23ET63V	0x0457
#define USB_DEVICE_ID_LG_23ET63V_TOUCH	0x1034

Notes for the ODROID-VU7

If you use the low resolution screen like the ODROID-VU7, you need to edit the lcd_density value manually to show the navigation bar properly.
Change “ro.sf.lcd_density=160” to “ro.sf.lcd_density=120” in build.prop file.

$ su
# mount -o rw,remount /system
# vi /system/build.prop
# reboot

Update Instruction

Self Installation

You can install the release to your MicroSD or eMMC with the tool dd in Linux or Win32DiskImager in Windows. Please refer this for more detail.

We have been reported that some of users can not watch Android logo on their TV while installing even though installation is proceeded. So please wait for 5 minutes since power on and red and blue LED is on. If blue led is started blinking then installation is proceeding, ODROID-C1 will reboot when finished.

Upgrade Installation

Since Android release 2.0, we provide you update package which can upgrade your device without rewrite your SD card or eMMC. This package can be downloaded and upgrade on ODROID Utility.

  • Update server setting
    • You can set your own update server and path where you upload your custom update package. Ordinary users does not need to run this and change the detail, it is already set with Hardkernel official download server for ODROID-C1.
  • Check online update
    • This will start to check latest update from Hardkernel official download server and start to download and install if new version is discovered. Your ODROID-C1 device must be connected through the network.
  • Package install from storage
    • This will help you to install the official upgrade package downloaded manually or custom update package. You can store a update file to external storage and select it to install.

For earlier version users

We provide you yet another upgrade patch application which can help you to upgrade your ODROID-C1 device, you can download the application and install to your current device by adb

adb install RecoveryUpdater.apk

Once you install the application, launch it and click the button Update. It will proceed to update necessary binaries on your device and start to reboot. Then you will be able to see the menus explained above on ODROID Utility. If you success on this, you can remove the application - RecoveryUpdater.apk.

Fastboot Update

Your can update the release by fastboot if you have MicroSD or eMMC already Android installed. If you have USB-Serial kit, you can enter to Fastboot mode when you execute the command fastboot on U-boot command line. Or if you run execute reboot fastboot from Android shell command line, your ODROID-C1 will reboot and get into fastboot mode immediately. You can check if your ODROID-C1 is attached via USB with the command fastboot devices in your desktop.

$ sudo fastboot flash bootloader u-boot.bin
$ sudo fastboot flash dtb meson8b_odroidc.dtb
$ sudo fastboot flash boot kernel
$ sudo fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
$ sudo fastboot flash logo hardkernel-720.bmp
$ sudo fastboot flash system rootsystem.img
$ sudo fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
$ sudo fastboot flash cache cache.img
$ sudo fastboot reboot

How to checkout

You can checkout Android source tree, please refer this page for more detail. Please note, Android source tree is uploading and would be completed in 1-2 days.


$ mkdir odroid-c1
$ cd odroid-c1
$ repo init -u https://github.com/hardkernel/android.git -b s805_4.4.2_master
$ repo sync
$ repo start s805_4.4.2_master --all

ODROID Utility

$ git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/codewalkerster/android_packages_apps_Utility.git -b s805_4.4.2_dev_master

Reference boot.ini

# Resolution Configuration
# 'hdmimode' must be one of below to configure display resolution within
# supported by your TV or monitor.
#    Symbol           | Resolution
# --------------------+-------------
#    "vga"            | 640x480
#    "480p"           | 720x480
#    "576p"           | 720x576
#    "800x480p60hz"   | 800x480
#    "800x600p60hz"   | 800x600
#    "1024x600p60hz"  | 1024x600
#    "1024x768p60hz"  | 1024x768
#    "1080i50hz"      | 1080I@50Hz
#    "1080p24hz"      | 1080P@24Hz
#    "1080p50hz"      | 1080P@50Hz
#    "1080p"          | 1080P@60Hz
#    "720p"           | 1280x720
#    "800p"           | 1280x800
#    "sxga"           | 1280x1024
#    "1360x768p60hz"  | 1360x768
#    "1366x768p60hz"  | 1366x768
#    "1440x900p60hz"  | 1440x900
#    "1600x900p60hz"  | 1600x900
#    "1680x1050p60hz" | 1680x1050
#    "1920x1200"      | 1920x1200
setenv hdmimode "720p"
# HDMI/DVI Mode Configuration
# This will enforce the singal type of display
# "hdmi" - For HDMI interface
# "dvi"  - For DVI interface
setenv vout_mode "hdmi"
# Overscan offset configuration
# All offsets are zero and can be tuned by manual or ODROID Utility
setenv top "0"
setenv left "0"
setenv bottom "0"
setenv right "0"
# UHS Card Configuration
# Uncomment the line below to __DISABLE__ UHS-1 MicroSD support
# This might break boot for some brand/models of cards.
#setenv disableuhs "disableuhs"
# CEC Configuration
setenv cecconfig "cecf"
# Disable IR remote
setenv ir_remote "1"
# Booting
setenv bootargs "root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rw console=ttyS0,115200n8 no_console_suspend vdaccfg=${vdac_config} logo=osd1,loaded,${fb_addr},${outputmode},full hdmimode=${hdmimode} cvbsmode=${cvbsmode} hdmitx=${cecconfig} vout=${vout_mode} ${disableuhs} overscan_top=${top} overscan_left=${left} overscan_bottom=${bottom} overscan_right=${right} androidboot.serialno=${fbt_id#} ir_remote=${ir_remote}"
setenv bootcmd "movi read boot 0 0x12000000; movi read dtb 0 0x12800000; bootm 0x12000000 - 0x12800000"
run bootcmd
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