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Hi balbes150,

can you publish a link (s) to a step by step guide for dummies?

I got the VIM box from Gearbest installed with Android , I have an SD card. now what? (already installed LE on another VIM but it was not done with your method.)

Thanks a lot for your work!

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If something is not clear, ask, I will try to answer.

Even in this thread there are a number of details and description RDFTKV

Hi to all. I have some questions (especially то balbes150 Thanks in advance ). Today I got my khadas. Now it is with stock android. I want to use it with android on eMMC and libreelec on sd card and if its possible to boot in diferent images (android and libreelec) with my remote. I want to know if i will make the right steps:

  1. Make bootable sd card with libreelec image from here - without dtb file and with right remote.conf file.
  2. Make this changes in u-boot from here - usig UART for multi-boot
  3. Insert sd card in VIM and power on
    Is that all and in the correct sequence. Any advices are welcome. Regards.
  1. Yes, at this point all right.
  2. No. This paragraph needs to be other steps. If You want to use the UART to enable the multi-boot with stock firmware, Android (pay attention to the regular firmware is Android one, which is located in VIM when shipped from the factory).
  1. connect the prepared SD card
  2. power on VIM
  3. stop loading u-boot
  4. run these commands

fatload mmc 0 1020000 aml_autoscript
autoscr 1020000

This will start a script that will perform the activation of the multi-boot and automatically restart VIM, and then automatically starts the system with the prepared media. If you pull out (poweroff VIM) carrier , turning on the power supply, without external media will run regular Android

Thanks for now. I will try it. I am newbie and should read more.

Collected image LE (Krypton) for Khadas VIM. After writing the image to media - in the manual copy and delete is NOT required, all you need is in the image. To use you only need to activate the multi-boot and you can use the image. Support is installed in the internal memory (eMMC). Pay attention that this version works correctly with standard Android, for version dualOS, you must perform additional manual operation.



Can You tell me how to make this step?

Is it possible to run LE from eMMC?

You can use the standard activation procedure of the multi-download through the app “UpdateLocale”. Here is an excerpt from the description RDFTKV.

0.) To download an image, unpack, write image to media (SD or USB).

1.) With the Vim running Android, insert the prepared card (or USB flash) in to the Vim’s SD slot or use a USB card reader (or USB flash to USB).
Note: I like to use a card reader with activity LED, so I can see something is happening. The first boot can take a few minutes and the flashing LED is reassuring. :slight_smile:

2.) At Android/Settings/About Device/System/updates.
From the Update and Backup App, under the UpdateLocale section, click Select, select, click update.
Note: Leave “Wipe Data” and “Wipe Media” unchecked/unticked. To be clear, do not use those options
-The Vim will reboot, it will do so a couple of times.

P.S. I will be very grateful to those who will make a video on how to activate the multi-boot. It’s all very simple, but it is better “to see once than 100 times to read”. :slight_smile:

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Yes, this is possible. The order of installation into the internal memory (eMMC) stock firmware of Android (NOT for dualOS). 1. All of the steps in the startup LE from the external media. 2. Be sure to check all the necessary functions for working with LE external media. 3. If you are satisfied with the job LE, then you can run the installation procedure to the internal memory. To do this, power down the system, connect the media LE to a PC. Find the media file “” and name it “install.aml”. Plug the device into an off TV box and include it. The system LE is automatically installed in the internal memory. After installation, the system will turn off VIM. Removable media and turn VIM. Next, a custom LE as usual. Pay attention that when you install this will erase all information from the sections “sysytem” and “data” in the internal memory (Android will be deleted from internal memory). If at the first start of system in eMMC memory you will get an error that is not found partition /dev/system , run the installation again from the external media. To do this, don’t forget to rename the file “”. After installation, the script “install.aml” automatically returns to its original name “” and the LE will run as usual with the media.

Thank you balbes150, it is working fine from eMMC now. :+1:t2:

Balbes150: Are u planning to update LE for Khadas Vim, when new releases are coming?

Updated the images LE 20170219. For those who have LE already installed in internal memory (eMMC), re-installation is NOT required. The difference of the new images from the former only in the installation procedure in the internal memory. No longer requires manual renaming script “”. It is sufficient to choose the desired menu item in the group “Off”. The system, on reboot, perform installation and copy all the settings from the external media in the inside memory. Pay attention that the new system install on the internal memory automatically copies all existing at the time of installation settings in the internal memory. This means that when you select the menu item “Install to internal memory eMMC”, all created on an external drive settings will automatically be copied to the internal memory. In the new system is not necessary after the installation to configure everything again.

Added option LE Jarvis for VIM.


I don’t know is here place for my question. If not please replace. Is there
possibility to install Acestream engine?

Try this method.

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Use a program like WinSCP to transfer the files to /storage/.config
  4. chmod 777 (right-click properties): and the folder acestream (please select recursive)
  5. reboot, wait 1-2 minutes
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Try it but not work.

Hi,I’m having problems trying to get LE onto emmc, got Vim_Marshmallow_Root_170121 on emmc, got LE 20170219 sd card. When I do
Android/Settings/About Device/System/updates.
From the Update and Backup App, under the UpdateLocale section, click Select, select, click update.
and it reboots, all I get is it stuck on the vim screen and no lights on vim need a noobs guide on getting it on emmc.
Thanks David

I haven’t tested the activation of the multi-boot on Vim_Marshmallow_Root_170121. Maybe it uses u-boot, which is different from what comes from the factory. Try to write an image LE on the USB flash drive and run from it. There is a possibility that the problem may be the compatibility of the SD card and card reader. This often happens on many TV boxes.

wrote the LE image to usb and does not work stays on the vim screen even tried burning image Vim_Marshmallow_161211.7z to the Kkadas vim but that comes up with error 99% 0x30405004 uboot partition system/verify patition error

Will there ever be a LE image that you can burn emmc