Banana Pi wont boot on Android images (solved)

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Post Last Edited by Automtaisch at 2014-10-13 12:18

Post Last Edited by Automtaisch at 2014-10-13 12:03

i have the same problem as you.
Tried with android 4.4 and 4.2 , different power supplies on normal power input (not OTG) , different phoenix versions ....
Any Idea ?
What kind of adapter works in ur case ?

SD Card: SanDisk Extreme HC I 32GB
ISO burn under Win7 64bit
2x Power supply with 2A 5V


Post Last Edited by ChrisP at 2014-10-13 15:02

did you try to press the reset or the power button for 2 second just after plugin the PSU and to wait patiently for, let's say 30 seconds ?
Please check also:

Edited by Automtaisch at 2014-10-14 07:53
ChrisP replied at 2014-10-13 14:59
Post Last Edited by ChrisP at 2014-10-13 15:02

did you try to press the reset or the power button ...

Thanks for your help,

yes i try to press the reset or power button for long time.
This evening i will test with other SD Cards, power supplies, another CardReader and direkt plug
the pi to HDMI TV (at the moment i use HDMI-DVI).

My SD Card works fine with Linux images.

How does your SD Card look like if you plug it into a cardreader under windows ?
Does Windows announce that your should format it or did you get file access to the android file ?
In my case the SD Card ist empty.

BTW another question,
can i write the android image with phoenix on a SATA drive ?
The SATA drive is plugin with a USB adapter kit on my win7 system.
I will test this too later.

Edited by Automtaisch at 2014-10-14 12:34

SOLVED ! with HDMI-DVI it dont work in my case. On my HDMI TV´s i waited to short

my results after testing:

tried 2 different HD TV´s with HDMI-HDMI Cable and 1 HDMI - DVI TFT Monitor
tried 3 different Types of SD Cards (32 GB SD HC Class 10, 2 GB hama SD, 2 GB Micro SD with Adapter)
tried 4 different Types of Power Supply (1 A, 2,0 A, 2x 2,1 A) - tried with 1 only and with 2 (power and OTG).

each try with pressing each button for several times and waiting 30 sec. +

Format the SD´s with SDFormatter Options: "Quick and ON"
Using PhoenixCard V3.1.0 and V3.09 to Burn: "Startup" 1.) "Format to normal" 2.) "Burn" without any Errors
Unplug the drive in Windows Taskbar

Tested all variants above with "Android_For_BananaPi_v2_0.img", "android_for_bananapi_4.4_beta1.img", "STOCK-MOD.img" (rooted with xbmc include (from forum))

between that i tested raspian successfull

WTF should i test now ? :-D

Thanks for your Ideas

Edited by actkk2000 at 2014-10-14 13:18

I use this image "android_for_bananapi_4.2.2-8g.img.7z", some people don't like it but at least it doesn't need Phoenixcard to burn it: ... mp;usp=sharing#list
This is from this site: ... pi-release-note#287

Here the readme:
  1. 1. Android 4.2.2 Images:

  2. (1) android_for_bananapi_4.2.2.img.7z  - to burn with PhoenixCard

  3. (2) android_for_bananapi_4.2.2-8g.img.7z - to burn with Win32 Disk Imager, or Linux dd command

  4. 2. How to burn the OS image with PhoenixCard: (Only works on Windows PC for now)

  5. [url][/url]

  6. Read the "Install Android OS image" section.

  7. (1) Download the PhoenixCard_V310_20130618.rar from the same folder as this file, extract it to a folder, then launch PhoenixCard.exe

  8. (2) Download android_for_bananapi_4.2.2.img.7z, and extract it to android_for_bananapi_4.2.2.img

  9. (3) From PhoenixCard GUI, Select a disk corresponding to the sdcard, and select the image file you downloaded in step (2): android_for_bananapi_4.4_beta1.img

  10. (4) Select write mode: Startup, this is very important

  11. (5) Click Format to Normal

  12. (6) Click Burn to write the image to the sdcard, after a few minutes, the sdcard will be ready to boot your Banana Pi device.

  13. 3. How to burn OS image with Win32 Disk Imager, or Linux dd command

  14. Extract android_for_bananapi_4.2.2-8g.img.7z to android_for_bananapi_4.2.2-8g.img, then find a sd card with at least 8G size.

  15. For some reason that PhoenixCard is not working for you, or if you don't have a Windows PC, you can download the 2nd image,
  16. which is a physical copy from a 8G sd card. you can use any disk tools to simply write this image to your sd card.

  17. For example:

  18. Win32 Disk Imager, [url][/url]
  19. linux dd command
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