Ha ha, I see why you guys go on about confusion now . . .
OK, my comment was referring to this part:
and then later this part:
Which, of course, are to be found here (as per documentation).
Hopefully this clears up all the confusion and helps the OP find the elusive link to F/W images
(All this in addition to the obvious method previously described)
I am not entirely straight on the OP’s desires. At first I thought they wanted to make a firmware image(img) after having setup their VIM3 the way they like it. While I think that is possible based on my recollection of the RK3288, that is only speculation for AML.
If I recall, in another thread, BowerR64 asked how large a file all of the Khadas firmware files totaled. I assume from that he wanted to “Site Grab” the firmware folder. For posterity? Not sure.
I received a VIM1 and it has a version of android on it 20200316 and i set it up and ran a benchmark
I didnt backup the stock firmware (why would i if there are newer versions better?)
I installed a newer version from the khadas.com>help>files i tried the 20200317 first and set it up ran a benchmark just for kicks and i got a slower score, (this wasnt what i had hoped) tried the other file (there was only 2 android files for the VIM1 at the time) setup the second firmware and it wasnt any better
So now i have 2 slower firmwares from my stock firmware and i ask for the stock firmware for my VIM1 and no one had a clue what im talking about, they have never heard of 20200316 or something i got no help. So i was stuck with 2 slower firmwares then what i had
So im not playing that game again, from now on before i try any other firmware im going to backup the firmware befiore i try any “newer” firmwares and then find out ive downgraded like i did with the VIM1
Does this make sense?
When i say backup i want the file to be just like the file from the khadas download site if possible, not a kresue image of the whole emmc just the firmware but in a file type like the khadas if its possible?
I already have a backup of the boards threw Krescue but i wanted it the way i installed it with an SD card before kresue was available
well right now is just a game (Asphalt 8) but this game is pretty stressful i have about 15 or so boxes, 7 SBC rest are android box, if they dont play this very well they wont do many other things i do very well.
Since i play this mostly i have a good idea of how fast it loads and looks comared to other devices.
I can judge it the way others have said about machines the same way.
I watch many videos they say S912 is just slightly faster then S905 and i see this also before benchmarks just playing the game. Then i read others say S905X3 is slightky faster then S912 again i see this same thing with the game
When i install firmware 20200317 i see some slight lag coompared to 20200316 and benchmark tells me the same thing its slightly slower under load compared to 20200316 but i dont know why.
RIght now i have not upgraded VIM3 but i want to make copy of just firmware before i try any new and maybe its slower