Beelink is not the only vendor that has a Dual OS version (Android + CoreELEC) for a series of its devices (more here). UGOOS company also has dual boot firmware. UGOOS prepared dual boot firmware v.0.2.8 + CoreElec for UGOOS AM6 / AM6 Pro & UGOOS X2 / X3 Series models (Beta version).
UGOOS Dual Boot Firmware Overview
Dual Boot firmware is based on two systems: main OS is Android with latest RC firmware v 0.2.8. Main system is a standard for this device and has regular updates. The secondary system is CoreElec. The system graphically consists of Kodi application with devices settings integrated in standard configuration settings.
CoreElec has several advantages in comparison with standard android system like:
- Multi PCM sound support
- Higher level CEC compatibility
- Improved playback (in comparison with Kodi installed in Android)
The firmware version with CoreElec prepared by UGOOS team is the BETA version. If you want the system update automatically, you need to wait Dual Boot build based on stable firmware.
The process looks like standard device reflashing, so you need following tools:
- Image file
- Host PC
- USB OTG Cable
- Supported host OS: Windows XP (32/64bit) Windows 7 (32/64bit) Windows 8 (32/64bit) Windows 10 (32/64bit)
Detailed reflashing guide you can find in UGOOS FAQ section
As we mentioned before this system is a real dual boot version so device will not require additional hardware (sd card, or else) to start another system. After reflashing your device, a standard Android system will start normally as standard out of the box. The only one difference you can find there is modified power menu.
The second restart button will let you initialize a mechanism immediately switch system. You can configure both systems, save all data, apps and be sure after switching system back again all data will remain. Factory reset in Android boot will not cause any changes in CoreElec system as well.
Switch back to Android system you also can from power menu in main dialog window in CoreElec system. You need to choose “reboot from eMMC/NAND” function.
After turning off the device or standard restart the previous loaded system will start again and again until you switch it in power menu.
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