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Geekbox Firmware

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Firmware: Android & Ubuntu Dual BootAndroid OSBiz OSUbuntuWindows tools: Flash Tool English Version (Windows)Driver English Version (Windows)Linux tools: https://github.com/geekboxzone/utils Also we have Linux version for tools (actualy I use Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit for flashing GeekBox ROM).
I think it will work to flash GeekBox from another GeekBox(with Linux installed). I have not tried it yet, because I not have two GeekBox ... yet. GitHub Geekbox repositories: https://github.com/geekboxzone?tab=repositorieshttps://github.com/geekboxzoneForum: http://forum.geekbox.tv/ Forum is very useful. I used to make first steps with geekBox. There is an active and friendly community there. Also we can meet there ( there will be my user)

GeekBox As Programming Workstation

For my tests I chose to try Qt Creator and Lazarus. I use Synaptic Package Manager to search and install them from repository.



To put things in context I must say something about project used as test. It is a small project of mine called "Project Phoenix". In short it is a small IDE that which aims to help me to compile an edit from same interface code for different microcontrollers(like atmega, sam, stm32), using different libraries (including Aduino cores and Arduino libraries) and different compilers, and different flash tools.
So It is a "real" project not a "dummy" test, and I will probably use this platform to continuing the development. I think it would be an interesting thing to have a project first available on ARM and secondary to others platform.
For Lazarus I do not have a project in progress right now... but certainly is a framework that I love.

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Geekbox Firmware

Download firmware for GeekBox from here



Firmware: Android & Ubuntu Dual BootAndroid OSBiz OSUbuntuWindows tools: Flash Tool English Version (Windows)Driver English Version (Windows)Linux tools: https://github.com/geekboxzone/utils Also we have Linux version for tools (actualy I use Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit for flashing GeekBox ROM).
I think it will work to flash GeekBox from another GeekBox(with Linux installed). I have not tried it yet, because I not have two GeekBox ... yet. GitHub Geekbox repositories: https://github.com/geekboxzone?tab=repositorieshttps://github.com/geekboxzoneForum: http://forum.geekbox.tv/ Forum is very useful. I used to make first steps with geekBox. There is an active and friendly community there. Also we can meet there ( there will be my user)

OPEN SOURCE TV BOX - GEEKBOX

SpecificationsRK3368 High Performance 64bit Octa Core SoC RK3368 is an Integrated 64bit octa-core Cortex-A53 processor, made with 28nm HKMG techology, with PowerVR G6110 graphics chip: Octa core Cortex-A53 processor, up to 1.5GhzHigh performance GPU up to 600Mhz, support OpenGL ES 3.1/OpenCL 1.2/DirectX 9.34K*2K H264/H265 real-time video decoder4K*2K@60fps HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.22GB RAM It should be sufficient for both Linux and Android use. 16GB eMMC FLASH Samsung eMMC 5.0 fastest embedded memory, with an interface speed of 400MB/s For Android is ok, considering that we can add anytime a microSD or USB flash drive. For Linux(as desktop replacement) I think we need a proper HDD (or SSD) which will be connected via SATA to LandingShip (of course, we can use also microSD or USB flash drive). Later edit: All applications which is about in the article fit in 5GB. Actually it seems to be sufficient flash memory for Linux common use.

GeekBox Flashing (or installing) Lubuntu.

Even if GeekBox comes preinstalled with dual boot Android / Ubuntu, after I played around with this setup, I rushed to install only Ubuntu, to benefit from the full storage space only for Lubuntu.

For that task I downloaded an install upgrade tools for Linux. Obviously there are equivalent tools for windows.  I will follow the Linux way: sudo ./upgrade_tool