|Dimensions||widthmm x breadthmm x heightmm|
|Release Date||Sept 2014|
|SoC||A31S @ XGhz|
|DRAM||1GiB DDR3 @ xxxMHz|
|NAND||8GB eMMC (Foresee NCTSTS76-08G)|
|Power||DC 5V @ 2A|
|Video||HDMI 1.4 (Type A)|
|Network||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Realtek RTL8188EUS]]), 10/100Mbps Ethernet (IC+ IP101A)|
|USB||2 USB2.0 Host|
If a device is special, then feel free to provide a terse description of what makes this device so special. But terse, no novels, no marketing blurb.
On the bottom of the device, the following is printed:
VidOn Box Input: 5V 2A Designed by: VidOn.me Made In China
The PCB has the following silkscreened on it:
VidOn.me on the top of the PCB
VidOn Box VBOX1-1.30 on the bottom of the PCB
In android, under Settings->About Tablet, you will find:
- Model Number: Softwinner
- Build Number: vidonme a31s v1.0.0
- Linux Version: 3.3.0 ([email protected])
- For building u-boot, use the MANUFACTURER_DEVICE target.
- The .fex file can be found in sunxi-boards as MANUFACTURER_DEVICE.fex
WIP: I've been unable to extract the fex file using the traditional method. It seems with A31 type devices that the fex file forms part of the uboot image. At the moment I've not be able to locate this on the flash device however the download zip file from a system upgrade does contain a file called uboot_sdcard.fex. By using the command
dd if=uboot_sdcard.fex bs=1 skip=688128 count=49134 of=script.bin
I'm able to produce a file that can be converted by bin2fex. This is linked below for now and will be uploaded to the usual place after I've done so more investigating.
Everything else is the same as the manual build howto.
If there is mainline u-boot support, add this section.
For building mainline u-boot, use the MANUFACTURER_DEVICE target.Don't forget to add
[[Category:Mainline_U-Boot]]at the bottom of the page.
If there is mainline kernel support, add this section.
Use the FAMILY-CHIP-DEVICE.dtb device-tree file for the mainline kernel.Don't forget to add
[[Category:Mainline_Kernel]]at the bottom of the page.
Tips, Tricks, Caveats
Add MANUFACTURER DEVICE specific tips, tricks, Caveats and nice to have changes here.
The something button triggers FEL mode.
Device specific topic
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Adding a serial port (voids warranty)
There are two small phillips head screws at the rear of the device. Once loosened the gold casing can easily slide off. The PCB is attached to the rear panel and the wireless anteena via a thin cable which can be removed but it isn't necessary.
Locating the UART
The VidOn Box has a 4 pin 2.0 pitch JST-PH connector available for its UART0 port(to confirm) which is labelled on the PCB. 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 our UART howto.
- Official Forum
- Kodi Forum: Nice thread which is thoroughly testing Kodi behaviour
- vidon_box.fex: Extracted fex file from OTA system update
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