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FAQs - Android

Frequently Asked Questions About Android

What Versions Of Android Work On The Pine64?
Currently the official version is 5.1.1 Lollipop which is currently in beta.
Will Android Run On The Pine A64 Model?
In short no. You must have the Pine A64+ model with 1gb or 2gb of RAM in order to run Android.
How Do I Burn An Android Image Onto The SD Card?
An Android image requires the Phoenix Card utility for Windows in order to be burned to disk. When burning an image with the utility remember to select the Startup option under the Write Mode section.
Why Does Android Hang On Startup Or Not Boot?
There are a number of possibilities as to why it is hanging or not booting.

-On first boot please refrain from connecting an ethernet cable. After you have successfully booted into a desktop UI you can safely connect the ethernet.
-Please check that you are using a properly rated power supply that provides 5 volts 2 amps.
-Ensure your USB cable is not the problem. Shorter cables are preferred as longer cables provide more resistance. We recommend using USB cables that are no greater than 1 foot (30 cm) for the best results.
-Finally make sure your SD card is not a counterfeit. For more details on how to detect counterfeit disks click here.
Why Is My Screen Cropped With Android?
This is an issue with overscan on your TV/monitor. One way to correct the problem is to go through your TV/Monitor options. Usually there is an option to zoom/fit to screen/fullscreen. If there are no options within your TV/monitor settings you can try adjusting the width/height display settings within Android (the latest images provide these options).
Why Doesn't My LCD Touch Screen Work?
The Pine64 LCD screen uses a special android image listed 'LCD Version'. It is different to the regular image. Please note, the SD card that comes with android pre-loaded with your Pine64 is NOT for the use with the LCD panel.
Is There A Rooted Version Of Android?
Yes, there is a rooted version of the android image available for download on the Official Pine64 Wiki.