Android 4.4.2 Pandaboard ES rev B3

I couldn’t find a reliable tutorial on installing Android for the latest Pandaboard so after much trial and error here is mine, all binaries are provided so it should be extremely simple to get setup and running.


1. Pandaboard ES rev B3

2. SD card

3. Linux distro


Install linaro-image-tools

  $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linaro-maintainers/tools
  $ sudo apt-get update
  $ sudo apt-get install linaro-image-tools

Download boot.tar.bz2 system.tar.bz2  userdata.tar.bz2 from

Insert an SD card

Run ‘dmesg’

$ dmesg

Look for a line that looks like the following at the end of the log

[288582.790722]  sdc: sdc1 sdc2 sdc3 sdc4 < sdc5 sdc6 >

For me the device showed as mmcblk0.

Then simply run this command replacing the “sdc” with your device name.

sudo linaro-android-media-create --mmc /dev/sdc --dev panda --boot boot.tar.bz2 --system system.tar.bz2 --userdata userdata.tar.bz2

Once completed, remove the SD card from the device writer and plug it into the board and boot.

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