Gemei G9

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Gemei G9
Gemei g9 front.jpg
Manufacturer Gemei Technologies (Defunct)
Dimensions 244mm x 187mm x 12mm
Release Date February 2012
SoC A10 @ 1Ghz
DRAM 1GiB DDR3 @ 432MHz/480MHz (4x NT5CB256M8DN-CG)
NAND 16GB (2x Micron MT29F64G08CBAAAWP MLC)
Power DC 5V @ 3A, 8000mAh 3.7V Li-Ion battery
LCD 1024x768 (9.7" 4:3) (LG LP097X02-SLQ2)
Touchscreen 10-finger capacitive (Goodix GT801 2+1)
Video HDMI (Type C - mini)
Audio 3.5mm headphone plug, HDMI, internal stereo speakers, internal speaker, internal microphone
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Realtek RTL8188CUS)
Storage µSD
USB 1 USB2.0 Host, 1 USB2.0 OTG
Camera 1.3MP (1280x1024) front, 5MP (2560x1920) rear
Other Accelerometer (Bosch BMA250)
Headers UART


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

  • Model Number: MID970
  • Build Number: 03F2-P1-H1-H01-AH40.20120330
  • Kernel version: 3.0.8+ inet_dada@InetSoftware #162

Sunxi support

Mainline status

u-boot supported since 2015.4

  • Use sunxi_Gemei_G9_defconfig target

Linux kernel supported since 4.1

  • sun4i-a10-gemei-g9.dts

Things todo

  • Audio input (need A10 codec support)
  • Battery management (axp209 powersupply driver)
  • Camera interface (no CSI driver)
  • NAND
  • Touchscreen (no gt801_2plus1 driver)
  • USB OTG (host mode part works)

sunxi-3.4 status

Somewhat supported. Wifi doesn't work

Everything else is the same as the manual build howto.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

Add MANUFACTURER DEVICE specific tips, tricks, Caveats and nice to have changes here.

FEL mode

The something button triggers FEL mode.


Adding a serial port (voids warranty)

Gemei G9 UART pads

Device disassembly

Remove the two screws on the connectors side. Gently pry the back cover off with your plastic tool.

Locating the UART

There are clearly labelled UART pads under the touchscreen cable. Just solder on some wires according to our UART howto.


Also known as

See also

Teardown on slatedroid forums.