Celadon project delivers the Android 10 Pre-Production Early Release for evaluation and development purposes, it MUST not be used for production purposes.
The following hardware are required to proceed with the installation.
Intel NUC system - Celadon has been validated on Intel NUC models with the lunch targets listed in the following table:
A HDMI PC monitor display
A USB keyboard and a USB mouse
A 8GB USB flash drive
A development PC workstation running 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Linux
The firmware of your target system must support UEFI Shell in order to install the Celadon installer images. Proceed with the following section to setup the Intel NUC device with the kernelflinger UEFI executables.
Android Q is supported on Intel Platforms, and the Intel NUC system model NUC6CAYH is the leading platform for IVI configuration with the celadon_ivi lunch target.
Install using kernelflinger executables
Copy kernelflinger executables to a USB flash drive
The kernelflinger installation approach does not require you to erase the content of the USB flash drive, but the USB flash drive needs to have at least a 2GB VFAT file system on it to store the kernelflinger UEFI executables. The kernelflinger executables are packaged in a flashfile in .ZIP format, which is available under the out/ folder after building the Celadon source code. Unzip the content of the .ZIP file to a USB flash drive before the installation.
Boot the built-in EFI Shell to bootstrap the installation
The kernelflinger executables are loaded and run by the UEFI Shell. To enable the built-in UEFI Shell in the UEFI firmware of Intel NUC, power on the device and press F2 to enter the firmware setup menu.
Click the Advanced button on the Boot Order pane, then click the Boot Configuration tab to ensure the Internal UEFI Shell option is checked in the Boot Devices list.
On a refresh of the 7th generation Intel NUC model (i.e. Dawson Canyon), if you have ever installed Celadon on the Intel NUC system, you can install Celadon on it with Intel Platform Flash Tool Lite using Android fastboot protocol. Proceed with the instructions on the Install Celadon using Intel Platform Flash Tool Lite section to install Celadon using Intel Platform Flash Tool.
Save any modified configuration before rebooting the system, and press F10 to enter the Boot Menu. Plug the USB flash drive with kernelflinger executables on it to any USB port, and select UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell to boot the NUC. After counting down, the UEFI Shell runs the
startup.nsh script on the USB flash drive, and installs the Celadon images automatically.
Install Celadon using Intel Platform Flash Tool Lite
If you are installing Celadon on a refresh of the 7th generation Intel NUC model, to take advantage of flashing and updating the Intel NUC system using fastboot protocol, make sure the firmware of the system has been updated to version 0057 or later, and the Device Mode option is selected for the internal USB 3.0 port header on the USB category of the Devices tab.
You also need a USB dongle (e.g. Dawson Canyon USB 3.0 female to 10-pin header cable) to exercise the internal USB 3.0 port header on the main board of the Intel NUC system. Refer to the Technical Product Specification to identify the USB 3.0 port header on the main board.
Save the modified configuration before rebooting the system, press F10 to enter the Boot Menu. Select UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell to boot the NUC, press any key to stop the countdown timer and enter the UEFI Shell. Run the Celadon loader in Fastboot mode with the following command in the UEFI shell:
Shell> loader -f
Once the Intel NUC system boots to the Fastboot console, connect the Intel NUC system to your Ubuntu development workstation with a USB Type A male to Type A male cable.
Download and install Intel Platform Flash Tool lite on the Ubuntu workstation if you havn’t done so. Launch the Intel Platform Flash Tool Lite, the program should detect the presence of the connected Intel NUC system through Fastboot protocol:
Click the Browse button, enter the folder contains the content of the unzipped flashfile, open the flash.json configuration file, and simply press the Start to flash button to start the installation.
If your Intel NUC system is installed with huge disk storage (e.g. 128G, 256G, etc.), it will take very long time to wipe the data on the disk. To mitigate the long waiting, two configurations,
Update_without_lock, are added to Intel Platform Flash Tool which leave the device in unlock state after the flash operation, so that the wipe data operation caused by lock state changed can be skipped.
Reboot to Android UI
Once the installation is complete, the device re-boots automatically. However, Celadon implements the Android Verified Boot mechanism developed by Google. We did not enroll any keys such as other commercial Android products do, so a kernelflinger warning screen is displayed before showing the traditional Android booting screen.
The first boot of the device takes time to prepare the built-in apps. Be patient, the Android home screen will show after the system boots up. The following screenshots illustrate the traditional Android tablet UI booted from a celadon lunch target image.
In addition to the traditional Android UI launcher, Celadon supports the experimental automotive UI launcher introduced in Android 9.0 Pie. The automotive UI is enabled in the images built for cel_kbl and cel_apl lunch targets.
The following screenshots show the device running the Android 10 Pre-Production Early Release.