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About the Reference Linaro Confectionary Release for AM572x Evaluation Module(referred to as X15 in this document)

This Reference Linaro Confectionary Release is the release for X15 board,
it is based on the Oreo android-8.0.0_r17 branch. This build is a
userdebug variant build, which contains support for allowing full use of the
Cortex-A15 architecture, supports 32-bit applications, and run in permissive mode.

The kernel used for this build is mirror from,
plus with some linaro changes, and built with the default AOSP toolchain 32bit gcc4.9.
The version is based on version 4.4.

The userspace components are built with AOSP LLVM 3.8 clang-2690385 (based on LLVM 3.8.256229),
and gcc 4.9 for 32bit.

The Android AOSP software provided in this release is functionally
tested with CTS version 8.0 R1 and the CTS results are shared with
members. We also added some benchmark tests to observe the
performance trend in various fields.

Sources are also made available so you can build your own images
(see the Building from Source tab).

What is new

  • Android source updated to base on android-8.0.0_r17 version
  • CTS test package update to use 8.0 R1 version
  • Enabled most of the LAVAv2 tests.
  • Fixed problem on dalvik settings


Please check the changelog.txt for details to see what Linaro has done on top of AOSP android-8.0.0_r17.


Subscribe to the important Linaro mailing lists and join our IRC
channels to stay on top of Linaro development.

  • Linaro Android Development ‘Mailing list’
  • Linaro Android IRC channel on at #linaro-android
  • Linaro Android ART IRC channel on at #linaro-art
  • Bug reports should be filed in ‘Bugzilla’ under “Linaro Android” product and “R-LCR-X15” component.
    • You will need to login to your Linaro account. If you do not have an account or are having problems, email for help.
  • More general bug reports should be filed in Bugzilla against the individual packages that are affected.
  • Questions? ‘ask linaro’
  • Interested in commercial support? inquire at ‘Linaro Support’

Android Patch Summary

There are patches developed by TI and Linaro engineering teams were applied
to get Android booting to UI on the X15 development platform.
These patches can be found on Linaro’s Android Git repositories via files:

Any patches can be contributed through the instructions described Here

Known Issues and Limitations

Known issues

The following known issues are present in this release. Please contact if you wish to know more information about these issues or have access problems when attempting to view them.

Bug ID Bug title Bug summary
Bug 3448 HiKey/X15: piglit-gles3 has 0 pass with oreo build
Bug 3340 X15: video_codec_h264_enc and audio_codec_mp3 failed with the oreo build
Bug 3416 X15: kernel panic during boottime test
Bug 3439 HiKey/X15: javawhetstone benchamrk has regression with Oreo build
Bug 3367 HiKey/X15: CtsUsbTests failed on lava
Bug 3368 HiKey/X15: CtsThemeHostTestCases failed with hikey/x15 oreo reference builds
Bug 3442 X15: oreo build cts test armeabi-v7a.CtsMediaStressTestCases only has 1 pass of 120 test cases
Bug 3443 X15: armeabi-v7a.CtsSystemUiTestCases has failures with oreo build
Bug 3444 X15: armeabi-v7a.CtsTrustedVoiceHostTestCases has failures with oreo build
Bug 3473 X15: armeabi-v7a.CtsCameraApi25TestCases has 0 pass with oreo build
Bug 3474 X15: armeabi-v7a.CtsJvmtiTrackingHostTestCases has 0 pass with oreo build
Bug 3445 X15: vts-hal has 0 pass with the oreo build
Bug 3446 X15: vts-library has 0 pass with the oreo build
Bug 3447 X15: vts-performance has 0 pass with oreo build


Get “OTG cable” and “Serial console cable” connected between the X15 board and your PC.

If this is the first time you use X15 board, please reference here for the initial setup instructions.

Get artifacts

Click on each link to download:

  • MLO
  • u-boot.img
  • am57xx-evm-reva3.dtb
  • boot.img
  • system.img
  • userdata.img
  • vendor.img

Boot X15 board to fastboot mode

Press power or reset button to start the X15 board, and on the serial console,
get to U-Boot shell on device and run next command to enter fastboot mode:

    => fastboot 1

Then on the host side, run following command to make sure it’s in fastboot mode:

$ fastboot devices
0e005017394200e2    fastboot

Flash images

Flash the downloaded image files into the X15 board under fastboot mode with
following commands:

$ fastboot flash xloader MLO
$ fastboot flash bootloader u-boot.img
$ fastboot flash environment am57xx-evm-reva3.dtb
$ fastboot flash boot boot.img
$ fastboot flash system system.img
$ fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
$ fastboot flash vendor vendor.img

Boot X15 board with Android images

Run “fastboot reboot” or press the reset button to restart X15 board
after the fastboot flash commands, then the X15 board will boot with
the android images just flashed.

You can use following command to check if the adb connection is connected:

$ adb devices
List of devices attached
0e005017394200e2  device

Linaro Android Source Code

Download the Android building script for this build
from the list of artifacts listed above, and run it.
This script will help to download the entire source code for Android and attempt to build it.

Most commonly used options for

$ ./ -h #To print the script usage
$ ./ -t #To build from the tip of the branch without overlay
$ ./ -t -u <url-aosp-mirror-manifest> #As -t, but repo sync from local mirror
$ ./ -m <pinned_manifest> #To reproduce an exact build from pinned manifest
$ ./ -m <pinned_manifest> -u <url-aosp-mirror-manifest> #As -m, but repo sync from local mirror

The pinned manifest(pinned-manifest.xml(?) and source manifest(source-manifest.xml) can be found from the list of artifacts

Compiling Linaro Android RootFS

The following simple steps download, install and compile a complete Linaro Android distribution

  • Download and install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit or newer (download)
  • Download the Android building script for this build from the list of artifacts
  • Run the script downloaded, and answer the questions when promopted

Build from the tip of the source:

chmod a+x
./ -t or  ./ -t -u <url-aosp-mirror-manifest>

Or reproduce the exactly the same as this buid:

chmod a+x
./ -m pinned-manifest.xml or ./ -m pinned-manifest.xml -u <url-aosp-mirror-manifest>

Installing Android to your x15 board

Following commands will flash the images into your x15 board via the fastboot command.

    $ fastboot flash xloader out/target/product/am57xevm/MLO
    $ fastboot flash bootloader out/target/product/am57xevm/u-boot.img
    $ fastboot flash environment out/target/product/am57xevm/am57xx-evm-reva3.dtb
    $ fastboot flash boot out/target/product/am57xevm/boot.img
    $ fastboot flash system out/target/product/am57xevm/system.img
    $ fastboot flash userdata out/target/product/am57xevm/userdata.img
    $ fastboot flash vendor out/target/product/am57xevm/vendor.img