Utilite: Android: Installation and update

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Overview

The following outlines the procedure necessary to install Android on Utilite.

Installation target media

  • Utilite Value and Utilite Standard models use micro-SD card as root file system.
  • Utilite Pro model may use either micro-SD card or internal SSD as root file system.

Installation onto SD-Card

Prerequisites

  • Utilite device with valid U-Boot and display connected to HDMI output
  • Micro SD-Card with minimal capacity of 2GB, which will serve as boot medium and root file system
  • PC workstation for creating bootable SD-Card

Prepare bootable SD-Card

On Linux, the instructions below may be used instead:
# dd if=utilite-android.img of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

Boot

  • Insert bootable micro-SD card into SD-Card slot
  • Power on
  • Within 3 seconds the device should start booting into Android.
Within 60 seconds the display should start showing signs of life.

Installation onto SATA SSD

Prepare installer SD card

On Linux, the instructions below may be used instead:
# dd if=utilite-installer.img of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

Launch installer

  • Insert the bootable micro-SD card into the Utilite micro-SD socket and turn the device on.
  • Utilite will automatically boot into the installer LXDE desktop.
  • Double click on the Utilite Image Installer icon to begin installation and follow the installation wizard directions.

Installation wizard GUI

In the process of installation, the user is presented with a few dialogue windows.
In the top part of each window a brief description is provided.
The main stations in the installation process are:

  • Target device selection - currently, only internal SATA SSD may be presented.
  • Default partition size overriding - resizing the Android file system partitions, keep in mind:
    • userdata - is where user applications are installed
    • media - is where user content (such as downloaded files, recorded video or audio, etc.) goes
    • resizing additional partitions can hardly be benefited
Admolition note.png CompuLab's Jelly Bean release has no media partition, while media is merely a folder under userdata. However, the general considerations still hold.
  • Default video mode setting - select HDMI or DVI video output and its resolution. It is possible to override this setting later, following the display configuration directions.

Boot

  • After the installation is complete, shut down Utilite and remove the installation SD card.
  • Restart Utilite.
Admolition note.png If the installation SD card is not removed, Utilite will boot into the installer once again.
  • Within 3 seconds the device should start booting into Android.
Within 60 seconds the display should start showing signs of life.
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