Starter Guide

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The standard set of FirePrime includes the following accessories:

  • Firefly-RK3288 board (1pcs)
  • USB power cord (1pcs)
  • WiFi antenna

The optional accessories are:

  • Acrylic rack (to protect board)
  • 5V/2A DC USB power adapter (support 220V/100V input)

Additionally, the following accessories or devices are needed:

  • Display device
    • Display or TV supporting VGA interface, and VGA cable
    • Display or TV supporting HDMI interface, and HDMI cable
  • Network
    • 100M/1000M ethernet cable, and corresponding router
    • WiFi router
  • Input devices
    • USB wire/wireless mouse/keyboard
    • Infrared remote control
  • Flash image, debugging
    • Micro USB cable
    • USB to serial adapter


After confirming all the connections are OK, plug the power adapter into the socket to power up the board. The board will boot automatically at the first power on.

Select "Shutdown" in Android system, keeping the board's power. Then we can boot FirePrime by two ways:

  1. Long press power button for more than 3 seconds
  2. Press "power" button on the infrared remote control

During booting, the blue LED will light up.


Switch between Android and Ubuntu

FirePrime development boards are preloaded with dual system image by default. We'll show you how to switch between Android and Ubuntu system.

Switch to Ubuntu from Android

In Android system, click the shutdown icon on the status bar, which will pop up a shutdown dialog. If your board is flashed with dual system image, an item of "Switch System" will show up. Click it and you'll be brought into Ubuntu system. FirePrime android2ubuntu.jpg

Switch to Android from Ubuntu

On Ubuntu desktop, there is an Android icon named "Boot Android". Click it, then press "OK" button to confirm, and you'll be back to Android system.

FirePrime ubuntu2android.jpg

Abnormal boot and reboot cycle

It probably not enough supply current, please use the voltage of 5V, current is 2.5A ~ 3A power.

username and password of lubuntu

Username: root Password: firefly
Username: firefly Password: firefly

Wiki link address

Git link address

MAC address programming

You can change MAC address of the FirePrime by yourself, and you can program MAC address by UpgradeDllTool (RKTools/windows/ in SDK).

About the fan

The fan of FirePrime operating voltage is 5V, the black power line of fan connect to FAN- of FirePrime, and the red power line of fan connect to FAN+ of FirePrime. the FAN- and FAN+ directly connected with the FirePrime's power supply module,so the fan can not be controlled by software.