- Hisilicon Kirin 960 SoC
- 4x Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz
- 4x Arm Cortex-A73 @ 2.4 GHz
- 3 / 4 GB RAM
- 32 GB eMMC
- Micro SD
- 2x USB 3.0 host, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C OTG
- PCIe M.2 Key M
- TI WL18MODGI Wifi module
- 96Boards Consumer Edition compliant 40-pin low-speed expansion connector
- 96Boards Consumer Edition compliant high-speed expansion connector
$ git clone https://github.com/96boards-hikey/tools-images-hikey960.git
$ cd tools-images-hikey960
config_opensuse and modify the last line to point to our recovery.bin:
./hisi-sec_usb_xloader.img 0x00020000 ./hisi-sec_uce_boot.img 0x6A908000 ../recovery.bin 0x1AC00000
Prepare a serial console - if you connect the Seeed 96Boards UART adapter board to your host, you should get a /dev/ttyUSBx device that you can access with
screen or another tool of your choice (
minicom is discouraged). For other adapters the device name might vary (e.g., ttyACMx).
Connect a suitable USB 3.1 Type-C cable (e.g., to USB 3.0 Type-A) between HiKey 960 board and your host.
Set DIP switches "Boot mode" to "ON" and "Auto power" to "ON", then power on the board.
You will not see any serial output, but a new /dev/ttyUSBy device should appear.
# ./hikey_idt -p /dev/ttyUSBy -c config_opensuse
Once you see on the serial console a "
." prompt from the UEFI firmware, press
f to enter the Android fastboot app in order to flash the new firmware.
$ fastboot flash ptable ../ptable-linux-32g.img
$ fastboot flash xloader hisi-sec_xloader.img
$ fastboot flash fastboot ../l-loader.bin
$ fastboot flash fip ../fip.bin
Remember to return the "Boot mode" DIP switch to its default position of off before you do
fastboot reboot or a reset.
Known EDK2 issues
- 96Boards bug #692: Arrow keys not working in EFI boot menus or GRUB
- 96Boards bug #693: SD based installation boot problems
- 96Boards bug #694: USB/M.2 based installation boot problems
- 96Boards bug #695: Kernel boot problems with DT
- 96Boards bug #703: Kernel boot problems with MMC1
- Bug #1080449 (Hi6421 PMU)