Upgrade Using a USB-C Cable

Upgrade Using Windows

Preparations

  • Download the USB driver and extract it.
  • Run DriverInstall.exe to install USB drivers.
    • Click the Uninstall button to uninstall old drivers
      DriverInstall uninstall
    • Click the Install button to install drivers
      DriverInstall install
  • Download the Android Tool and extract it.
  • AndroidTool.exe is the burning tool, you don’t need to install it.

Upgrading Steps

Make sure that you have installed the correct USB drivers, then follow these steps to upgrade:

  1. Open AndroidTool.exe, click Upgrade Firmware-->Firmware to choose an image for Edge.
    AndroidTool firmware select
  2. Connect Edge and PC with a USB-C data-cable (Edge will power-on automatically).
  3. Let Edge enter into Upgrade Mode to complete the upgrading.
  4. Your PC should have found your Edge device as a connected USB device, if you had correctly followed the instructions above.
  • Loader Mode:
    AndroidTool loader
  • Maskrom Mode:
    AndroidTool maskrom

Now all you need to do is to click the Upgrade button of the tool and wait for upgrading to complete:
AndroidTool upgrade

Upgrade Using Ubuntu

Preparations

$ sudo apt-get install libusb-dev git parted

Get Burning Tool

Image Burning Tool on Ubuntu is in this repository Utils.

$ git clone https://github.com/khadas/utils

Or just pull it if you have already cloned this repository.

$ cd /path/to/utils
$ git pull

Install Burning Tool

You need to install the USB rules and create some links.

$ cd /path/to/utils
$ ./INSTALL

You will see this if successful.

Installing Amlogic flash-tool...

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Host PC: Ubuntu 16.04

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Installing USB rules...
[sudo] password for nick:
Installing flash-tool...
Done!

Installing Rockchip flash-tool...

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Host PC: Ubuntu 16.04

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Installing USB rules...
Installing flash-tool...
Done!
Installing Khadas burn-tool...
Done!

NOTE: Root privilege is required.

How to Burn Images Using Ubuntu

There are two commands that can be used to burn images: burn-tool and rk-burn-tool.

  • General Command burn-tool:
$ burn-tool -v rk -i /path/to/image
  • Rockchip Command rk-burn-tool:
$ rk-burn-tool -i /path/to/image

You will see these logs if successful.

Try to burn Rockchip image...
Rockchip Android image (or linux image compatible with AndroidTool one image burning) found!
Try to burn Rockchip image...
Loading firmware...
Support Type:RK330C FW Ver:6.0.277 FW Time:2018-06-15 17:10:26
Loader ver:1.12 Loader Time:2018-06-15 16:59:09
Upgrade firmware ok.
Done!

Uninstall Burning Tool

$ cd /path/to/utils
$ ./UNINSTALL

NOTE: This burning tool has only been verified on Ubuntu 16.04.

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