Arrow DragonBoard 410c (arrow-db410c)

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Arrow DragonBoard 410c
DragonBoard 410c
DragonBoard 410c
Manufacturer Arrow
Name DragonBoard 410c
Codename arrow-db410c
Released 2015
Category community
Original software Android / Linux / Windows IoT Core
postmarketOS kernel Mainline
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (APQ8016)
CPU 4x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 306
Display HDMI
Storage 8 GB
Memory 1 GB
Architecture AArch64
Type Single Board Computer
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
WiFi
Works
FDE
Works
Mainline
Works
3D Acceleration
Works
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
GPS
Works
Internal storage
USB OTG
Works
Misc
Built-in DVB
Camera Flash
USB-A
Works
HDMI/DP
Works
Ir RX
Stylus
Memory Card
Haptics
Ethernet
FOSS bootloader
Works
U-Boot
Primary Bootloader
Works
Secondary Bootloader
Mainline
Works
Internal Storage
Works
SD card
Works
USB Host
Works
USB Peripheral
Works
Display
Buttons
Works
This device is based on the Snapdragon 410.
See the SoC page for common tips, guides and troubleshooting steps

DragonBoard 410c is a single board computer designed by Qualcomm and manufactured by Arrow. It's a reference design for apq8016e devices and as with many other DragonBoards it has great mainline support. The board is based on the 96Boards CE specification. A lot of the documentation for the board and it's apq8016e platform is available on the Qualcomm Developer Portal. The availability of this documentation makes apq8016e, db410c and all other msm8916 based devices into a very good mainlining target. Some other manufacturers (e.g. Geniatech) make other sbc's based on the db410c design and those boards can be fully or in most compatible with this port. Boards that are known to be compatible include: Geniatech DB4 (v1).

Contributors

Users owning this device

  • Minecrell
  • TravMurav (Notes: Actually Geniatech DB4 but seems fully compatible, has 2GB RAM)


How to enter flash mode

At the moment, the recommended way is to flash postmarketOS to a SD card. The SD card needs to be manually prepared with the bootloader and necessary firmware. Then you can boot the board into Fastboot mode and flash postmarketOS normally from there.

Prepare SD card

Note WARNING: The SD card will be completely erased! Make sure to backup important data before you proceed.

First, connect the SD card to your PC and find out the device name (usually either /dev/sdX or /dev/mmcblkX). lsblk might be helpful. Make sure it is the correct device, since it will be entirely erased by the following commands.

Download https://releases.linaro.org/96boards/dragonboard410c/linaro/rescue/latest/dragonboard-410c-bootloader-sd-linux-*.zip and unpack it.

$ git clone https://git.linaro.org/landing-teams/working/qualcomm/db-boot-tools.git
$ cd db-boot-tools
$ SD_CARD="/dev/sdX" # Replace this by your device name
$ sudo ./mksdcard -o "$SD_CARD" -p dragonboard410c/linux/partitions.txt -i ../dragonboard-410c-bootloader-sd-linux-*/ -s $(($(sudo blockdev --getsz "$SD_CARD") / 2))

Writing the SD card will take a while. Then insert it into the DragonBoard 410c and turn it on. Now you can connect a micro USB cable to get access to Fastboot.

If you want to access Fastboot again later (after flashing a boot image), press Volume Down before turning on the device.

Installation

Follow Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410/412_(MSM8916)#Installation. Note that lk2nd is not required for the Dragonboard 410c, but the bootloader installed above behaves essentially the same way.

Note Note: On the first boot the file system will be extended to span the entire SD card. This may take several minutes. You can see this if the disk LED (3) is active.

Audio

See Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410_(MSM8916)#Audio.

To play via HDMI, use set _verb HDMI or select HDMI in the PulseAudio mixer.

See also