Mele M3

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Mele M3
Manufacturer Mele
Dimensions 140mm x 105mm x 40mm
Release Date September 2013
Website Device Product Page (see page#14)
SoC A20 @ 1Ghz
Power DC 5V @ 2A
Video HDMI 1.4 (Type A - full), Composite, VGA
Audio Left/Right RCA connectors, HDMI, SPDIF
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Realtek RTL8188EUS), 10/100Mbps Ethernet (Realtek RTL8201CP)
Storage SD
USB 3 USB2.0 Host
Other IRDA
Headers UART

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The Mele M3 is an A20 based HTPC housed in the case of the original Mele A2000.


Device has only "Mele" but no "M3" printed on the case, but you can find "Mele M3" on the carton.

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

  • Model Number: SoftwinerEvb
  • Build Number: v1.1.1

Sunxi support

Current status


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

Not supported

  • u-boot-sunxi is deprecated, use mainline u-boot as delineated below.

Mainline U-Boot

For building mainline u-boot, use the Mele_M3_defconfig target.

Linux Kernel

Sunxi/Legacy Kernel

The .fex file can be found in sunxi-boards as Mele_M3.fex

Mainline kernel

Use the sun7i-a20-m3.dtb device-tree file for the mainline kernel.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

FEL mode

The Mele A1000 can be put into FEL mode by shorting jumper 11K1. This has not been verified to work on the M3.

Adding a serial port (voids warranty)

Mele M3 UART pads

Device disassembly

When you remove 2 screws at top corners of the back side, you can simply take off the plastic cover.

Locating the UART

The Mele M3 has a 4 pin 2.0 pitch JST-PH connector available for its UART0 port (same as Mele A1000). This is the same as some 90s analog audio cables which ran from a CDROM to the sound card. More information is available at our UART howto.


Take some pictures of your device, upload them, and add them here. DO NOT UPLOAD PICTURES WHICH YOU PLUCKED OFF THE INTERNET.

Also known as

  • Mele A100/A20
  • Mele A100 dual core

See also