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Post time 2021-10-30 21:57:29 | Show all posts |Read mode
Edited by Demetris at 2021-11-05 03:18

Greetings,
My name is Demetris and i am part of Batocera developer team. After the generous contribution from Beelink i am proud to present you a test image for the upcoming v33 stable release for the GT-KING android box.
I need to be clear that we are still far from a stable release and much can be changed or altered and with your help we can squash all the bugs before we reach the code freeze state.
Without further delay you can download the image here:
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=7161016148664831004

Feel welcome to join our discord channel to report any issues or for support  

https://discord.gg/wkVMGvFu

Best regards


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 Author| Post time 2021-11-02 02:54:08 | Show all posts
@beelink Can you please review my other pending thread over gt-king-pro. Thank you.
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Post time 2021-11-02 04:15:11 | Show all posts
Dear Demetris,

Thanks for your work, we are glad to see you here.

I downloaded your image and flashed it to an SD card but it did not boot.
I tried with an usb drive it did not boot too.
So what are the instructions to boot your image properly?

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 Author| Post time 2021-11-02 04:32:23 | Show all posts
Edited by Demetris at 2021-11-02 06:15

I went full with mainline support in everything so amlogic scripting using the old uboot(bootloader version) on the emmc wont be able to boot this image
Uboot is the latest 2021.10
Kernel is the latest lts one 5.10.74
And for GPU driver the latest stable mesa3d version 21.2.4 is used
I would recommend to extract the image on a usb drive boot into the included sdcard with coreelec and flash the image with dd on the emmc
Something like this should work fine
dd if=image.name.img of=/dev/mmcblkX bs=1M && sync
image.name.img = batocera extracted image
/dev/mmcblkX = X being the internal emmc number
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Post time 2021-11-02 15:07:59 | Show all posts
Demetris replied at 2021-11-02 02:54
@beelink Can you please review my other pending thread over gt-king-pro. Thank you.

Hi, nice to meet you, I'll take care of the thread you posted, it's no problem
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Post time 2021-11-03 03:58:05 | Show all posts
Edited by darkstar at 2021-11-03 04:00
Demetris replied at 2021-11-02 04:32
I went full with mainline support in everything so amlogic scripting using the old uboot(bootloader  ...

I don't like the idea of flashing third party firmwares to emmc.
In my opinion official firmware must be on emmc and others can be on SD/USB.
It is a better and safer solution for all users, if you don't like the 3rd party firmware you tried just remove SD/USB and reboot.

Beelink officially supports only their own build Android firmwares.
If any user has problem flashing 3rd party firmware and brick the device it will be out of warranty.

Please make your builds to run from SD or USB drives to make it safer.
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 Author| Post time 2021-11-03 07:21:08 | Show all posts
You can choose not to flash to emmc then.
About "Beelink officially supports only their own build Android firmwares"
Why on earth they should support any 3rd party firmware they have no power upon?
Flash batocera on the emmc try it and if you dont like it feel free to go back to official android by amlogic burn tool.
Why you think you will brick the device? Both images(GTking&GTkingPro) are tested and verified working fine
We don't fool around with peoples hardware. What you claim here is a bit offending to the whole opensource world because you dont want to do it doesn't matter to anyone than you.
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 Author| Post time 2021-11-03 07:26:56 | Show all posts
beelink replied at 2021-11-02 15:07
Hi, nice to meet you, I'll take care of the thread you posted, it's no problem

Screenshot at 2021-11-03 01-24-23.png
Hello :)

As you can see in the screenshot my other post in GT-King-Pro forum is still pending approval.
Can you please take care of it? Thank you in advance

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Post time 2021-11-03 10:53:37 | Show all posts
Edited by JFL at 2021-11-03 11:08
darkstar replied at 2021-11-02 04:15
Dear Demetris,

Thanks for your work, we are glad to see you here.
I downloaded your image and flashed it to an SD card but it did not boot.
I tried with an usb drive it did not boot too.

As this image uses mainline u-boot which is similar to your Ubuntu-Impish image which also uses the mainline u-boot. May be adding a chainloader u-boot.ext might work?
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Post time 2021-11-03 12:06:56 | Show all posts
Demetris replied at 2021-11-03 07:26
Hello :)

As you can see in the screenshot my other post in GT-King-Pro forum is still pending a ...

Sorry, I checked the pending review list and there is no post of yours, but I searched for your post with this, but I can't open it, it says pending review or doesn't exist, can you repost your post?
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