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Android SDK for RK3566

Two Android SDKs are available from Pine64 for RK3566 devices:


Android 11 SDK

For Quartz64 model A SBC and SOQuartz


Android 11 eink SDK

For PineNote and Quart64 model A SBC


Build machine

  • 64 bit Linux (Manjaro tested)

  • At least 16G RAM

  • At least 250G free storage, preferably SSD based

  • Use a POSIX compliant shell such as bash, not zsh (in Manjaro "chsh -s /bin/bash username")

Manjaro packages

The following packages are needed (install with "sudo pacman -S packagename"):-

  • make

  • gcc

  • python-pip

  • dtc

  • bison

  • flex

  • cpio

  • unzip

  • zip

Once this is done run

  • pip install pyelftools

    • sudo isnโ€™t needed

You will also need libncurses.so.5. The easiest way to install this appears to be using an Arch AUR package.

  • Enable AUR

  • pamac install ncurses5-compat-libs

    • donโ€™t use sudo



For QUARTZ64-model-A_eink.android11_SDK the following files will need to be updated:-

  • rk3566_ebook/u-boot/arch/arm/mach-rockchip/decode_bl31.py

  • rk3566_ebook/u-boot/arch/arm/dts/Makefile

  • rk3566_ebook/u-boot/scripts/dtc/dtc-lexer.l

  • rk3566_ebook/u-boot/scripts/dtc/dtc-lexer.lex.c

  • rk3566_ebook/u-boot/scripts/dtc/dtc-lexer.lex.c_shipped

  • Download link QUARTZ64-model-A_eink.android11_SDK.patches.04112021.tar

  • Only the PineNote target has been tested at this time.

Compilation process

  • cd rk3566 (for non eink)

  • cd rk3566_ebook (for eink)

  • source build/envsetup.sh

  • lunch

  • ./build.sh -UCKAu