Upgrade Android Or Ubuntu Via An SD-Card

Here’s an example of upgrading Android.The way to upgrade Ubuntu is consistent with Android.

The operation of VIM1, VIM2 and VIM3 is almost the same, so this document will take VIM1 as an example.
As the burning card only support FAT32 filesystem, because the Ubuntu desktop image size is large then 4GB, so it is not supported to burn via TF card.


  • Download the Burn Card Maker Tool and extract it.
  • Prepare an SD-Card and a Card Reader. Your card will be formatted, so you might want to back up your data first.
  • A display/monitor that supports HDMI video-input.

Upgrading Steps:

  1. Run Burn_Card_Maker.exe tool:
    Image of BurnCardMaker_Tool
  2. Insert the SD-Card into your PC, it should appear as a new drive letter. Then:
    • Select your SD-Card from the drop-down list of Choose the disk.
    • [Optional] Enable To Partition and Format(Check this the first time you’re making a Booting Card for VIM).
    • Click the Open button and choose an image for VIM.
    • Click the Make button to create a Burning Card for VIM:
      Image of BurnCardMaker_Tool_Interface
  3. When everything is finished, click the Success button to terminate the current operation.
  4. Unplug the SD-Card from your PC and insert it into the SD-Card slot on your VIM.
  5. Connect the USB-C & HDMI cables, and VIM will power-on automatically.
  6. Place your VIM into Upgrade Mode to complete your Firmware upgrade:
    • Long press Power key without release it.
    • Short press Reset key and then release it.
    • Count 2 to 3 seconds and release the Power key to enter into Upgrade Mode.

If everything went fine, now your display/monitor should show this:
Image of Upgrading_Interface

Have Fun!

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