Build AOSP for ROCK960

Build environment setup

Recommend build host is Ubuntu 16.04 64bit, for other hosts, refer official Android documents Establishing a Build Environment.

$ mkdir -p ~/bin
$ wget '' -P ~/bin
$ chmod +x ~/bin/repo

Android’s source code primarily consists of Java, C++, and XML files. To compile the source code, you’ll need to install OpenJDK 8, GNU C and C++ compilers, XML parsing libraries, ImageMagick, and several other related packages.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk android-tools-adb bc bison build-essential curl flex g++-multilib gcc-multilib gnupg gperf imagemagick lib32ncurses5-dev lib32readline-dev lib32z1-dev libesd0-dev liblz4-tool libncurses5-dev libsdl1.2-dev libssl-dev libwxgtk3.0-dev libxml2 libxml2-utils lzop pngcrush rsync schedtool squashfs-tools xsltproc yasm zip zlib1g-dev

Configure the JAVA environment

$ export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64
$ export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
$ export CLASSPATH=.:$JAVA_HOME/lib:$JAVA_HOME/lib/tools.jar

Download source code

$ mkdir rock960-android
$ cd rock960-android

Then run:

$ ~/bin/repo init -u -b rock960-box-7.1 -m rock960_box_7.1_release.xml
$ repo sync -j$(nproc) -c

It might take quite a bit of time to fetch the entire AOSP source code(around 140G)!

Build u-boot

$ cd u-boot
make distclean
# for rock960-ab
$ make rock960-ab-rk3399_defconfig
# for rock960-c
$ make rock960-c-rk3399_defconfig
$ ./
$ cd ..

The generated images are rk3399_loader_v_xxx.bin , uboot.img , idbloader.img

Building kernel

$ cd kernel
$ make rockchip_defconfig
# for rock960-ab
$ make rk3399-rock960-model-ab.img -j$(nproc)
# for rock960-c
$ make rk3399-rock960-model-c.img -j$(nproc)
$ cd ..

The generated images are kernel.img and resource.img:

  • kernel.img, kernel with rkcrc checksum
  • resource.img, contains dtb and boot logo, Rockchip format resource package

Building AOSP

$ source build/
$ lunch rk3399_box-userdebug
$ make -j$(nproc)

It takes a long time, take a break and wait…

Generate images

$ ln -s RKTools/linux/Linux_Pack_Firmware/rockdev/ rockdev
$ ./

The generated images under rockdev/Image-rk3399_box are

boot.img    MiniLoaderAll.bin  parameter.txt        pcba_whole_misc.img  resource.img  trust.img
kernel.img  misc.img           pcba_small_misc.img  recovery.img         system.img    uboot.img

They can be flashed with fastboot or Rockchip upgrade_tool.

Pack all partitions into one image.

$ cd rockdev
$ ln -s Image-rk3399_box Image
$ ./
Start to make update.img...
Android Firmware Package Tool v1.62
------ PACKAGE ------
Add file: ./package-file
Add file: ./Image/MiniLoaderAll.bin
Add file: ./Image/parameter.txt
Add file: ./Image/trust.img
Add file: ./Image/uboot.img
Add file: ./Image/misc.img
Add file: ./Image/resource.img
Add file: ./Image/kernel.img
Add file: ./Image/boot.img
Add file: ./Image/recovery.img
Add file: ./Image/system.img
Add CRC...
Make firmware OK!
------ OK ------
********RKImageMaker ver 1.63********
Generating new image, please wait...
Writing head info...
Writing boot file...
Writing firmware...
Generating MD5 data...
MD5 data generated successfully!
New image generated successfully!
Making update.img OK.

update.img is the packed image with all partitions.

Pack gpt image

$ cd rockdev
$ ln -s Image-rk3399_box Image
$ ./
idbloader       64              16383           8.000000       MB
Warning: The resulting partition is not properly aligned for best performance.
uboot           16384           24575           4.000000       MB
trust           24576           32767           4.000000       MB
misc            32768           40959           4.000000       MB
resource        40960           73727           16.000000      MB
kernel          73728           122879          24.000000      MB
boot            122880          188415          32.000000      MB
recovery        188416          253951          32.000000      MB
backup          253952          483327          112.000000     MB
cache           483328          745471          128.000000     MB
system          745472          3891199         1536.000000    MB
metadata        3891200         3923967         16.000000      MB
baseparamer     3923968         3932159         4.000000       MB
userdata        3932160         3932159         0.000000       MB

rockdev/gpt.img is the gpt image with all partitions.

Proceed to Installation Instructions