Eken t01a

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Eken t01a
T01a front.jpg
Manufacturer Eken
Dimensions widthmm x breadthmm x heightmm
Release Date 2012
Website Device Product Page
SoC A10 @ 1.008Ghz
DRAM 384MiB DDR3 @ xxxMHz
Power DC 5V @ 3A, 3700mAh 3.7V Li-Ion battery
LCD 800x480px (7" 16:9)
Touchscreen 2-finger capacitive (Manufacturer device)
Video mini HDMI
Audio 3.5mm headphone plug, HDMI, internal speaker, internal microphone
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Manufacturer device)
Storage µSD
USB 1 USB2.0 Host, 1 miniUSB2.0
Camera 0.3MP (640x480) front
Other Accelerometer (Manufacturer device)
Headers UART, LCD, VGA, ...

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Surprinsingly, on the back of the device there's no more than a Made in China label with a few regulatory logos.

The PCB has the following silkscreened on it:


In android, under Settings->About Tablet, you will find:

  • Model Number: T01A
  • Build Number: crane_evb-eng 4.0.3 IML74K 20120320 test-keys

Sunxi support

Current status

This device is still WIP, some stuff hasn't been tested. In fact, almost everything lives in personal repos. But you're more than welcomed to try them and open issues on broken stuff.


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Manual build

You can build things for yourself by following our Manual build howto and by choosing from the configurations available below.


Sunxi/Legacy U-Boot

Use the Eken_T01A build target.

Development currently is being done in a fork available here: https://github.com/SaulNunez/u-boot-sunxi-eken-t01a/tree/sunxi. Technically it should be ready, but I haven't had the time to set a build environment to get something to test.

Mainline U-Boot

WIP Almost ready, DTB for the device has basic support for hardware, NAND doesn't currently work.

Use the eken_t01a_defconfig build target.

Linux Kernel

Sunxi/Legacy Kernel

Use the eken_t01a.fex file.

Mainline kernel

Use the FAMILY-CHIP-DEVICE.dtb device-tree binary.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

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FEL mode

FEL mode is triggered by the reset button. It's located up, left of the volume rocker.

In a non powered state, press the reset button and the power on button, this will make the device boot up to FEL mode.

Device specific topic

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Adding a serial port (voids warranty)


This section explains how to attach a serial port to the device. Make sure it refers to our UART howto. For a development board, you can just mention how to find the header with the pins and include a picture, and you can remove the warranty voiding warning.

Device disassembly

Opening this tablet requires removing two screws on the back. Now the device is only hold together by about ten plastic tabs. Grab the back cover from the right side with the ports, nudge a finger between the usb port and the back cover, try nudge your nails between the sides, the trick is making the back cover to bend to the outside to not put strain on the tabs.

Locating the UART

UART is located as tests pads near the A10 SoC.In some models, it is extremely easy to see which test pads need to be soldered to with a soldermask describing what signal they are carrying (see Connecting RS232 to T01a down bellow).


Also known as

Supersonic SC-75MID

See also

Connecting RS232 to T01a

Manufacturer images

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