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HCL:Nexus9

tagline: From openSUSE

The HTC Nexus 9 is a tablet shipped with Android.

Technical data

  • Nvidia Tegra K1 "Denver" SoC
    • Dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A CPU @ 2.3 GHz
  • USB OTG
  • UART via headphone jack (DIY)

Kernel

The Android kernel is packaged in Contrib:Tegra.

To temporarily boot that kernel into an openSUSE aarch64 rootfs on an external USB disk:

$ adb reboot bootloader
$ fastboot -c "fbcon=rotate:1 root=/dev/sda1 rootwait rw" boot Image.gz-dtb
creating boot image...
creating boot image - 7147520 bytes
downloading 'boot.img'...
OKAY [  0.537s]
booting...
OKAY [  0.159s]
finished. total time: 0.697s

Initial upstream patches for "tegra132" have been posted on linux-tegra mailing list on Jan 16, 2015.