Processor SDK Android Installer

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Overview

The Processor SDK Installer (ti-processor-sdk-android-am57xx-evm-xx.xx.xx.xx-Linux-x86-Install.bin) will install the necessary components to start your development on the TI microprocessor. The SDK consists of source for the universal bootloader (u-boot), the Linux kernel, toolchain and board support package, ease of use scripts and documentation. The Android file system sources can also be cloned to the SDK using the provided repo tool and manifest file.

The Processor SDK was built and tested against a specific Linux Distribution name and version, Ubuntu 14.04. Note this does not prevent the user from installing the SDK on other Linux distributions.


How to Get the SDK Installer

Download from the Android SDK download page. This will always host the latest version of SDK.


How to Run the SDK Installer

Make sure that the execute permissions are set. Bring up a terminal window and change directories to the where the installer is located (probably the Downloads directory if downloaded) and run the following commands:

chmod +x ./ti-processor-sdk-android-am57xx-evm-xx.xx.xx.xx-Linux-x86-Install.bin
./ti-processor-sdk-android-am57xx-evm-xx.xx.xx.xx-Linux-x86-Install.bin


Alternatively, you can give execute permissions and run the SDK Installer by double clicking on it within your Linux host PC.

NOTE

If nothing seems to happen, you are probably running a 32-bit version of Linux. The installer is 64-bit, and will not execute properly.


Additional Installer Options

Invoking the installer with argument --help will list available options for the installer (e.g. text installer, etc.):

./ti-processor-sdk-linux-[platformName]-evm-xx.xx.xx.xx-Linux-x86-Install.bin --help


SDK Installer Execution Steps

  1. Environment Support Message
    User is to acknowledge the host operating system recommendations.
  2. GPLv3 Components Notice
    User is to acknowledge the use of GPLv3 components in the SDK.
  3. Directory Install Location
    The user will be prompted for a location on where to put the Processor SDK. An example is given below.
  4. Review and Confirm
    User is to confirm if loading the Processor SDK is ok. This is important to note if the user is trying to over-install on an existing directory and has made changes to the directory.
  5. Installation of software
    The software is installed.

Where to install the Processor SDK package

The default selection of where to install is the user's home directory. In this particular example the name of the user is 'sitara'.

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