IMX8 Android Platform

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DART-MX8M-MINI Android Pie

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In addition, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Wear OS for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on game consoles, digital cameras, PCs and other electronics. Freescale/NXP i.MX is part of OHA the Android Project providing a release based on the Android Project and Google and Linux Foundation sources. Variscite extends this release to support its i.MX8 System On Module products.

Release version: P9.0.0_r01


Test and use an Interface



  • In any "How-to" steps where manual steps to be executed on the target are mentioned, either the serial port or an adb shell should be used.
  • If a certain interface requires changes in the kernel code, then after those changes are done the boot image needs to be rebuilt and flashed on the SOM.
  • All device tree changes and kernel driver changes the code path is: