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96Boards – CE Debian Reference Platform Build 15.10 – HiKey

Build description:

Install Instructions

This guide describes how to get started with the CE Debian Reference Platform Build, release 15.10, for HiKey.

For more information about the HiKey development board, please check

Image Components

The CE Debian RPB 15.10 – HiKey build is composed of the following artifacts:

Closed source binaries

The following components requires a closed source binary for better hardware support:

Downloading the pre-built binaries

The build is mainly composed by two image files (boot and rootfs), but to avoid incompatibilities issues with older bootloaders, or different partition tables, it’s also recommended to flash the bootloader.

Flashing and booting from the external SD Card is not supported by this release.

Bootloader files:


CE Debian RPB image:

gunzip hikey-*



To flash the bootloader the recovery mode is required. For more information about the recovery mode, how to enable and use, please check

On recovery mode, flash the bootloader with the following command:

sudo python --img1=l-loader.bin -d /dev/ttyUSB0
sudo fastboot flash ptable ptable-linux.img
sudo fastboot flash fastboot fip.bin

Change ttyUSB0 to the right interface name that gets exported to your host system.

Make sure to reboot the board after updating the partition table (ptable-linux.img), otherwise flashing the rootfs might fail.

Boot and Rootfs

Fastboot is required to flash both the boot and rootfs images.

Due bug 117, it’s recommended to flash both the boot and rootfs images via recovery mode (after running

Flashing boot and rootfs:

sudo fastboot flash boot hikey-boot-linux-20151106-31.uefi.img
sudo fastboot flash system hikey-rootfs-debian-jessie-alip-20151106-31.emmc.img

Once flashed, make sure recovery mode is not enabled (pin3-pin4 on J15), then just reboot the board and enjoy :-)

Additional resources

For known issues and more information about this release, please check