7.9. HiKey

HiKey is one of 96boards. Hisilicon Kirin6220 processor is installed on HiKey.

More information are listed in link.

7.9.1. How to build Code Locations Build Procedure

  • Fetch all the above repositories into local host. Make all the repositories in the same ${BUILD_PATH}.

git clone https://github.com/ARM-software/arm-trusted-firmware -b integration
git clone https://github.com/OP-TEE/optee_os
git clone https://github.com/96boards-hikey/edk2 -b testing/hikey960_v2.5
git clone https://github.com/96boards-hikey/OpenPlatformPkg -b testing/hikey960_v1.3.4
git clone https://github.com/96boards-hikey/l-loader -b testing/hikey960_v1.2
git clone https://github.com/96boards-hikey/atf-fastboot
  • Create the symbol link to OpenPlatformPkg in edk2.

    $cd ${BUILD_PATH}/edk2
    $ln -sf ../OpenPlatformPkg
  • Prepare AARCH64 && AARCH32 toolchain. Prepare python.

  • If your hikey hardware is built by CircuitCo, update OpenPlatformPkg/Platforms/Hisilicon/HiKey/HiKey.dsc first. (optional) console on hikey.**


    If your hikey hardware is built by LeMaker, nothing to do.

  • Build it as debug mode. Create your own build script file or you could refer to build_uefi.sh in l-loader git repository.

    cd {BUILD_PATH}/arm-trusted-firmware
    sh ../l-loader/build_uefi.sh hikey
  • Generate l-loader.bin and partition table for aosp. The eMMC capacity is either 8GB or 4GB. Just change “aosp-8g” to “linux-8g” for debian.

    cd ${BUILD_PATH}/l-loader
    ln -sf ${EDK2_OUTPUT_DIR}/FV/bl1.bin
    ln -sf ${EDK2_OUTPUT_DIR}/FV/bl2.bin
    ln -sf ${BUILD_PATH}/atf-fastboot/build/hikey/${FASTBOOT_BUILD_OPTION}/bl1.bin fastboot.bin
    make hikey PTABLE_LST=aosp-8g

7.9.2. Setup Console

  • Install ser2net. Use telnet as the console since UEFI fails to display Boot Manager GUI in minicom. If you don’t need Boot Manager GUI, just ignore this section.

    $sudo apt-get install ser2net
  • Configure ser2net.

    $sudo vi /etc/ser2net.conf

    Append one line for serial-over-USB in below. #ser2net.conf

    2004:telnet:0:/dev/ttyUSB0:115200 8DATABITS NONE 1STOPBIT banner
  • Start ser2net

    $sudo killall ser2net
    $sudo ser2net -u
  • Open the console.

    $telnet localhost 2004

    And you could open the console remotely, too.

7.9.3. Flash images in recovery mode

  • Make sure Pin3-Pin4 on J15 are connected for recovery mode. Then power on HiKey.

  • Remove the modemmanager package. This package may cause the idt tool failure.

    $sudo apt-get purge modemmanager
  • Run the command to download recovery.bin into HiKey.

    $sudo python hisi-idt.py -d /dev/ttyUSB1 --img1 recovery.bin
  • Update images. All aosp or debian images could be fetched from link.

    $sudo fastboot flash ptable prm_ptable.img
    $sudo fastboot flash loader l-loader.bin
    $sudo fastboot flash fastboot fip.bin
    $sudo fastboot flash boot boot.img
    $sudo fastboot flash cache cache.img
    $sudo fastboot flash system system.img
    $sudo  fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

7.9.4. Boot UEFI in normal mode

  • Make sure Pin3-Pin4 on J15 are open for normal boot mode. Then power on HiKey.

  • Reference link