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Rockpi4/install/android-eMMC-rkupdate

ROCK Pi 4 > Install > Install on eMMC module (rkupdate iamge)

Requirements

This page describe how to download and install the rkupdate image on an eMMC module and boot on ROCK Pi 4. You need at least the following.

  • an eMMC module, you can buy it from radxa distributor, the eMMC module from Odroid or PINE64 also works on ROCK Pi 4.

Emmc module top.png Emmc module bottom.png

  • an USB Male A to USB Male A cable

UsbA-A.jpeg

  • a PC/laptop running Windows or Linux or MacOS


You also need the following to run on ROCK Pi 4

  • ROCK Pi 4 board with power supply
  • HDMI cable for display
  • USB keyboard and mouse for input

Boot To Maskrom Mode

Case 1: Empty SPI flash, Empty eMMC module

  • Power off the board and remove any bootable storage media, remove microSD card
  • Plug Empty eMMC module
  • Plug the USB Male A to Male A cable to ROCK Pi 4 OTG port (the upper USB3 port), the other side to PC
  • Power on the board


Case 2: Empty SPI flash, Bootable eMMC module:

  • Power off the board and remove any bootable storage media, remove microSD card, remove eMMC module
  • Plug the USB Male A to Male A cable to ROCK Pi 4 OTG port (the upper USB3 port), the other side to PC
  • Power on the board
  • Plug Empty eMMC module


Case 3: Bootable SPI flash, Empty eMMC module:

Spi clk gnd.jpg

  • Use cable to connect PIN23 and PIN25
  • Power off the board and remove any bootable storage media, remove microSD card
  • Plug Empty eMMC module
  • Plug the USB Male A to Male A cable to ROCK Pi 4 OTG port (the upper USB3 port), the other side to PC
  • Power on the board


Case 4: Bootable SPI flash, Bootable eMMC module:

  • Use cable to connect PIN23 and PIN25
  • Power off the board and remove any bootable storage media, remove microSD card, remove eMMC module
  • Plug the USB Male A to Male A cable to ROCK Pi 4 OTG port (the upper USB3 port), the other side to PC
  • Power on the board
  • Plug Empty eMMC module

Download Image

1. Use upgrade_tool on Linux. Configuration upgrade_tool.

   radxa$ upgrade_tool uf android9-*-rkupdate.img

2. Use AndroidTool on Windows. Useing AndroidTool.