SDK Download and Build

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System requirements

Listed below are the recommended requirements for downloading and building the SDK:

  • CPU: x86_64 or better family processor
  • Memory: 8GB or higher
  • Disk: 10GB free hard disk space
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (tested) or higher
  • Network: internet connection

Linux host setup

Ubuntu 14.04

HINT: later version should also work.

Install qemu and debootstrap

$ sudo apt-get install qemu qemu-user-static debootstrap

Sudo without password

$ sudo visudo

Add this line at the end (change “james” to your username):


Ctrl-X to leave, save your changes, and you're done!


The SDK is available on github.

We use Repo manage Git repositories. Clone Repo from android Git repositories or other mirrors and install it.

For Lindenis V5, download the SDK via:

$ repo init -u -b v5
$ repo sync

The Download time depends on your network connection speed. After finish the download, you should get below directories:

build  debian  device  kernel  tools  u-boot

Start a branch for local workspace:

$ repo start v5 --all


Setup env

For Lindenis V5 SBC:

$ source build/
All available platforms:
   0. eagle(Allwinner-V5,sun8iw12p1,arm)
   1. petrel(Allwinner-H3,sun8iw7p1,arm)
   2. cuckoo(Allwinner-V3,sun8iw8p1,arm)
Choice: 0
All available OS:
   0. buildroot
   1. debian
Choice: 1
   0. allwinner-dvb
   1. lindeni-v5
Choice: 1

Build source

$ ./

Build image

$ ./ flat-fw


Install the image to MicroSD Card by Etcher is recommended.