Pcduino8 A80 Board

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Pcduino8 A80 Board
A80 Pcduino8 Board Front.jpg
Manufacturer Pcduino
Dimensions widthmm x breadthmm x heightmm
Release Date August 2014
Website Device Product Page
SoC A80 @ 1008Mhz
DRAM 2GiB DDR3 @ 672MHz (SK hynix H5TQ4G63AFR-PBC 4Gb * 4)
Power DC 5V @ 3A, optional Li-Ion battery
LCD WidthxHeight (X" X:Y)
Video HDMI (Type A - full)
Audio 3.5mm headphone plug
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Ampak AP6330), 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet (Realtek RTL8211E)
Storage µSD
USB 2 USB2.0 Host, 1 USB3.0 OTG

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The A80 Pcduino8 Board is the first commercially available board for the Allwinner A80 SoC. For most parts the Pcduino8 board is identical to the Merrii A80 Optimus Board, however this one has NAND IC instead of EMMC.


The board has a clearly recognizable Pcduino beta label on it, and its white, a common PCB overlay color for all Pcduino products.

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

  • Model Number: UltraOcta A80 OptimusBoard (Its not a mistake. It actually reports a different board as the model)
  • Build Number: KOT49H

Sunxi support

Current status

Not supported yet.


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Manual build

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

Everything else is the same as the manual build howto.

Mainline U-Boot

Not supported yet.

Mainline kernel

Not supported yet.

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Use the FAMILY-CHIP-DEVICE.dtb device-tree file for the mainline kernel.

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Tips, Tricks, Caveats

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FEL mode

FEL mode yet to be found on the Pcduino8, one button acts as hard-reset, other one as power key(used in Android)


It comes with Android 4.4.2 KOT49H, and 3.4 based kernel.

Partition Table

bootloader = /dev/block/nanda

env = /dev/block/nanda

boot = /dev/block/nandc

system = /dev/block/nandd

misc = /dev/block/nande

recovery = /dev/block/nandf

cache = /dev/block/nandg

metadata = /dev/block/nandh

private = /dev/block/nandi

UDISK(userdata) = /dev/block/nandj

Source Code

Kernel source:

A80 common device: https://github.com/skoperst/android_device_sunxi_kylincommon Pcduino8 device: https://github.com/skoperst/android_device_sunxi_kylinoptimus

How to compile CWM/AOSP based recovery for the device:

. build/envsetup
lunch kylin_optimus-eng
make recoveryimage


Adding a serial port

The UART header is next to the Ethernet port. Use the provided UART cable.


See also

Pcduino's guide to flashing android image: http://learn.linksprite.com/pcduino/quick-start/pcduino8/re-flash-android-image-to-pcduino8-beta/

Manufacturer images

Image provided by Pcduino(Should be used with PhoenixCard-309 method):