U-Boot for WeTek Core2

WeTek Core2 is an Android STB based on the Q200 reference design with the following specifications:

  • Amlogic S912 ARM Cortex-A53 octo-core SoC @ 1.5GHz

  • ARM Mali T820 GPU

  • 3GB DDR4 SDRAM

  • 10/100 Realtek RTL8152 Ethernet (internal USB)

  • HDMI 2.0 4K/60Hz display

  • 2x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB 2.0 OTG (internal)

  • 32GB eMMC

  • microSD

  • SDIO Wifi Module, Bluetooth

  • Two channel IR receiver

U-Boot compilation

$ export CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-none-elf-
$ make wetek-core2_defconfig
$ make

Image creation

Amlogic does not provide sources for the firmware or the tools needed to create the bootloader image, and WeTek has not publicly shared the precompiled FIP binaries. However the public Khadas VIM2 sources also work with the Core2 box so we can use the Khadas git tree:

$ wget https://releases.linaro.org/archive/13.11/components/toolchain/binaries/gcc-linaro-aarch64-none-elf-4.8-2013.11_linux.tar.xz
$ wget https://releases.linaro.org/archive/13.11/components/toolchain/binaries/gcc-linaro-arm-none-eabi-4.8-2013.11_linux.tar.xz
$ tar xvfJ gcc-linaro-aarch64-none-elf-4.8-2013.11_linux.tar.xz
$ tar xvfJ gcc-linaro-arm-none-eabi-4.8-2013.11_linux.tar.xz
$ export PATH=$PWD/gcc-linaro-aarch64-none-elf-4.8-2013.11_linux/bin:$PWD/gcc-linaro-arm-none-eabi-4.8-2013.11_linux/bin:$PATH
$ git clone https://github.com/khadas/u-boot -b khadas-vim-v2015.01 vim-u-boot
$ cd vim-u-boot
$ make kvim2_defconfig
$ make
$ export FIPDIR=$PWD/fip

Go back to mainline U-Boot source tree then:

$ mkdir fip
$ cp $FIPDIR/gxl/bl2.bin fip/
$ cp $FIPDIR/gxl/acs.bin fip/
$ cp $FIPDIR/gxl/bl21.bin fip/
$ cp $FIPDIR/gxl/bl30.bin fip/
$ cp $FIPDIR/gxl/bl301.bin fip/
$ cp $FIPDIR/gxl/bl31.img fip/
$ cp u-boot.bin fip/bl33.bin
$ $FIPDIR/blx_fix.sh \
    fip/bl30.bin \
    fip/zero_tmp \
    fip/bl30_zero.bin \
    fip/bl301.bin \
    fip/bl301_zero.bin \
    fip/bl30_new.bin \
    bl30
$ python $FIPDIR/acs_tool.pyc fip/bl2.bin fip/bl2_acs.bin fip/acs.bin 0
$ $FIPDIR/blx_fix.sh \
    fip/bl2_acs.bin \
    fip/zero_tmp \
    fip/bl2_zero.bin \
    fip/bl21.bin \
    fip/bl21_zero.bin \
    fip/bl2_new.bin \
    bl2
$ $FIPDIR/gxl/aml_encrypt_gxl --bl3enc --input fip/bl30_new.bin
$ $FIPDIR/gxl/aml_encrypt_gxl --bl3enc --input fip/bl31.img
$ $FIPDIR/gxl/aml_encrypt_gxl --bl3enc --input fip/bl33.bin
$ $FIPDIR/gxl/aml_encrypt_gxl --bl2sig --input fip/bl2_new.bin --output fip/bl2.n.bin.sig
$ $FIPDIR/gxl/aml_encrypt_gxl --bootmk \
    --output fip/u-boot.bin \
    --bl2 fip/bl2.n.bin.sig \
    --bl30 fip/bl30_new.bin.enc \
    --bl31 fip/bl31.img.enc \
    --bl33 fip/bl33.bin.enc

then write the image to SD with:

$ DEV=/dev/your_sd_device
$ dd if=fip/u-boot.bin.sd.bin of=$DEV conv=fsync,notrunc bs=512 skip=1 seek=1
$ dd if=fip/u-boot.bin.sd.bin of=$DEV conv=fsync,notrunc bs=1 count=444