First, what Hawk said...I looked at the OPi Zero and it also has no video output. I'm not into SSHing or UARTing. Last night on eBay a Chinese dealer had OPi One 512mb boards for $25+tax (it has HDMI). They sold out overnight. "He who hesitates is lost" I thought 😐
Now about a strange thing that happened this week. I bought an MXQ Pro 5G box out of curiosity. It's supposed to have an Amlogic S905, Android 10.1, 4G+64G, BT4.0 etc. This box turned out to be a total fake. It's really an H3 1+8 board with Android 7.0. I consider that a plus if it boots EB NG. Unlike the R69 it has all 4 USB ports and a fullsize SD slot but, also like my R69, this fake MXQ Pro will not boot anything from the SD card slot (EB NG, Armbian 10, Lubuntu 16.04, ROPi 4.3). So for now it's in my "junk TV Box" Box.. Out of 5 H3 Tv Boxes one boots everything, one boots EB NG only and the rest boot nothing from the card slot 🙁
Guidol: You of Armbian fame (I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy) I'm reading the R69 thread on the Armbian forums right now. Perhaps you could tell me why 3 of my 5 H3 Android TV boxes will not boot anything but a recovery SD card even though the H3 should boot from SD first? I futzed up my Turwell T95S box in a failed flashing experiment so I successfully flashed the original firmware from a uSD card just fine. But it still boots nothing else. And the Longyi T95S boots EB NG but not any other Op Sys from the card slot. It's very confusing 😅
I do wish we had private messaging on here. Other than that I like this forum very much 😁 Happy holidays all!