Hcore hc860

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Hcore hc860
Hcore hc860 full.jpeg
Manufacturer Cosmvision
Dimensions 130mm x 100mm x 35mm
Release Date December 2012
Website Product Page
SoC A10 @ 1Ghz
DRAM 1GB DDR3 @ 384MHz
Power DC 5V @ 2A
Video HDMI (Type A), VGA, AV 3.5mm connector.
Audio HDMI, AV breakout cable.
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Realtek RTL8188CTV), 10/100Mbps Ethernet (Realtek RTL8201CP)
Storage SD
USB 4 USB2.0 Host
Other IRDA
Headers UART


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

  • Model Number: SoftwinnerEvb
  • Kernel Version: 3.0.8 zjq@dell-PowerEdge-T710 #2 Thu Jan 17 11:59:39 CST 2013
  • Build Number: apollo_huangcheng-eng 4.0.4 IMM76D 20130118 test-keys

Sunxi support

Current status





Manual build

  • For building u-boot, use the "HCore_HC860" target.
  • The .fex file can be found in sunxi-boards as hcore_hc860.fex

Everything else is the same as the Manual build howto.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

VGA connector

Like all devices derived from the Allwinner A10 reference board, this device does not have DDC support on its VGA connector, even though its connector is blue.

FEL mode

Forget it. There seems to be no USB device or OTG port available, so our lack of any buttons apart from power is not the only stumbling block to get to FEL mode.

Adding a serial port (voids warranty)


The UART is easy to spot on the mainboard and just needs some jumperwires soldered on.

Device disassembly

This set-top-box is trivially disassembled by removing some screws.

Locating the UART

The uart pads are located between the power-button and the ram chips. The top pin is Vcc and should not be connected. The bottom pin is obviously ground. The second pin from the top is TX. Just solder on some wires and attach a UART-USB module as described in our UART howto.


Also known as

This device carries a big "tvpad3" logo on the top, but there are no known clones so far.

See also