Getting Started with M1

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  The Banana Pi M1 is our first product in our goal of creating an open source devlopment board community. With a Banana Pi, we want you to explore and experience the world of DIY projects and portable computing. We welcome all companies, DIYers, and tech loving people within our community! Together, we can make a difference, we can discover our passions, inspire others, and build a practical project

Key Features

  • Dual-core 1.0GHz CPU
  • 1 GB DDR3 memeory
  • Mali-400 MP2 with Open GL ES 2.0/1.1

Development For Android

Load your first image on M1

 1.You could download latest image from our forum.
 2.Put your TF card into a TF-USB adapter, and then plug adapter in your Windows PC usb interface.
 3.Prepare your image, and download image burning tools PhoenixCard.exe.
 4.Use "PhoenixCard.exe" to burn android image to TF card.
 M3 Android Burning.png
 * Download PhoenixCard:

How to buld M1 Bsp code

 * Prepare a PC which runs ubuntu
 * Install Docker-ce on your PC,
 * After install Docker, execute "docker pull sinovoip/bpi-build-android:a20_01", to pull image
 * Then you pulled image, execute "docker run --privileged -d -p 2223:22 -v /media:/media sinovoip/bpi-build-android:a20_01" 
 * "ssh -p 2223 root@ #default passwd is root"
 * Execute "git clone" on your ubuntu terminal
 * Execute "./" to build M1 bsp code
 * After built, open a new terminal, execute "docker cp xxxxx(your container id):xxxxx(your project path) xxxxx(your pc path)"
 Docker operate.png

Development For Linux

Let's get start to develop on BPI-M1, see amazing things happen.

Basic Development

Prepare to develop

 * Prepare 8G/above TF card, USB-Serial interface, PC with Ubuntu System
 * Using your USB-Serial Connect debug console on M1
  Debug console wire.png
 M1 uart pins.png
 M1 console interface.png

Load your first image on M1

 1.You could download latest image from our forum
 * Here is the example link: 
 2.Install bpi-tools on your system. If you can't access this URL or any other problems, please go to bpi-tools repo and install this tools manually.
 * apt-get install pv
 * curl -sL | sudo -E bash
 3.After you download the image, insert your TF card into your Ubuntu
 * Execute "bpi-copy xxx.img /dev/sdx" to install image on your TF card.
 4.After step 3, then you can insert your TF card into M1, and press power button setup M1

Update your image

  * execute “bpi-tools”, to update your bpi tools;
  * execute “bpi-update -c bpi-m1.conf”, to download new driver to update your image
  * execute “file *.tgz”, to check download files’ type is compressed data
  * execute “bpi-bootsel”, you will see the bootloader path, “/usr/lib/u-boot/bananapi/u-boot-2018.01/u-boot-2018.01-bpi-m1-8k.img.gz”
  * execute “bpi-bootsel /usr/lib/u-boot/bananapi/u-boot-2018.01/u-boot-2018.01-bpi-m1-8k.img.gz”, to update your bootloader
  * reboot