2.1. Release Notes

2.1.1. Overview

The Processor Software Development Kit (Processor-SDK) for Android provides a fundamental software platform for development, deployment and execution of Android based applications and includes the following:

  • Bootloaders & Filesystems
  • SDK Installer
  • Setup Scripts
  • Makefiles
  • eMMC Images
  • Android UI
  • Example Applications

2.1.2. Licensing

Please refer to the software manifest, which outlines the licensing status for all packages included in this release. The manifest can be found on the SDK download page. The manifest can be found on the SDK download page or in the installed directory as indicated below. In addition, see Processor SDK Android GPLv3 Disclaimer

2.1.3. Documentation

  • Software Developer Guide: Provides information on features, functions, delivery package and, compile tools for the Processor SDK Android release. This also provides detailed information regarding software elements and software infrastructure to allow developers to start creating applications.
  • Getting Started Guide: provides information on getting the software and running examples/demonstrations bundled in the SDK.
  • Software Manifest: Provides license information on software included in the SDK release. This document is in the release at [INSTALL-DIR]/docs.
  • EVM Quick Start Guide: Provides information on hardware setup and running the demonstration application that is loaded on flash. This document is provided as part of the EVM kit.

2.1.4. Release 05.02.00

Released December 2018

What’s New

  • This is an “O-Pastry” based release of Processor SDK Android for AM57x
  • PRU-Ethernet support
  • Android Treble support
  • Full CTS/VTS execution

Release Features

Following features are enabled/tested in this release for AM57x:

  • Boot: fastboot, emmc boot, GP with FIT model
  • Platform: LPAE support, SELinux Permissive mode
  • Connectivity: USB2.0/USB3.0 Host, Gadget, Ethernet, PRU Ethernet, SD card detect, eMMC
  • Power: AVS0, MPU DVFS, ABB
  • Thermal: Governors implemented for MPU (On Die), Monitoring implemented for all on chip sensors
  • Video: 720p30 MP4/H264/MP2
  • Audio: MP3/AAC playback
  • Display: SGX accelerated UI and touch, DRM/KMS
  • Android Treble Support

SDK Components and Versions

Component Version
Linux Kernel 4.14.80
U-boot 2018.01
Android Android O-Pastry 8.1
Toolchain Linaro GCC 7.2-2017.11

2.1.5. Supported Platforms

See Processor_SDK_Supported_Platforms_and_Versions for a list of supported platforms and links to more information.

2.1.6. Issue Tracker Issues opened in previous releases that were closed on this release

Record ID Platform Title
LCPD-13602 am571x-idk, am572x-idk, am574x-idk, am57xx-evm Android: Treble: Selinux warnings and enforcing mode errors
LCPD-12491 am57xx-evm Android: Selinux warnings during bootup Issues found and closed on this release that may be applicable to prior releases

Record ID Platform Title
LCPD-14172 am571x-idk, am572x-idk, am574x-idk, am57xx-evm Android: am57xevm: ADB Broken
LCPD-14267 am57xx-evm Android: Android System Internal error reported at boot_complete
LCPD-14222 am571x-idk, am572x-idk, am574x-idk, am57xx-evm Android: 4.14.77 PVR Mismatch: Boot failure
LCPD-13894 am571x-idk, am572x-idk, am574x-idk, am57xx-evm Android: 4.14.71 PVR Mismatch: Boot failure
LCPD-14095   [Android] allmodconfig warning on linux 4.14 Known Issues

Record ID Platform Title Workaround
LCPD-14325   U-boot fails to read tispl.bin during android boot on some boards  
LCPD-12513 am57xx-evm Android O: Board takes longer to boot compared to MM  
LCPD-12928 am57xx-evm Periodic frame freezes observed while decoding H264 video  
LCPD-13956 am571x-idk, am572x-idk, am574x-idk, am57xx-evm Graphics stack crash after HDMI hot un-plug  
LCPD-12511 am57xx-evm Audio record is not working  
LCPD-14423 am57xx-evm Some Am57xx EVMs board are not able to fully boot from emmc  
LCPD-13797 am57xx-evm Android:CTS Failures  
LCPD-13796 am57xx-evm Android: monkey test causes system crash after 10 mins of execution  
LCPD-13795 am571x-idk, am572x-idk, am57xx-evm Android: Graphics service failure with “stop” and “start” command  
LCPD-13723   [android] allmodconfig fails to build on kernel build redirect  
LCPD-13409 am571x-idk, am572x-idk, am574x-idk Android: IDK: Bootloader images fail to boot from eMMC  

2.1.7. Installation and Usage

The Software Developer’s Guide provides instructions on how to setup up your Android development environment, install the SDK and start your development.

2.1.8. Host Support

The Processor SDK is developed, built and verified on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, and 18.04.


Processor SDK Installer is 64-bit, and installs only on 64-bit host machine. Support for 32-bit host is dropped as Linaro toolchain is available only for 64-bit machines