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⚡️ Flashing the Fydetab Duo

Here is a step-by-step guide for flashing a new OS onto your Fydetab Duo.

To make Fydetab Duo boot into "maskrom" mode

  • Connect your Fydetab Duo to a computer that you intend to use to perform the OS flash, then power off your Fydetab Duo.
  • Press the volume up button and hold it, then press the power button to power up the device.
  • Keep holding the volume up button until you see the screen lit up but displays nothing.
  • Your Fydetab Duo should boot into "maskrom" mode where you should see the screen lit up but displays nothing.
  • It's all about timing; if your Fydetab Duo accidentally boots into an OS, you can repeat the process until it reaches the "maskrom" mode.

Utilising the image flash tool provided by Rockchip:

Using Linux

  • Clone or download the flash tools from our GitHub repository here.
  • Unarchive the downloaded update image using your favourite tool.
  • Fire up a terminal session and issue the following commands:
    cd foundation-rk3588/rk3588-image-maker
    sudo ./Linux_Upgrade_Tool/upgrade_tool uf <filename of the update image>.img

Using macOS

  • Download the upgrade tools here.
  • Unarchive the downloaded update image file using your favourite tool.
  • Fire up a terminal session and issue the following commands:
    chmod +x upgrade_tool
    sudo ./upgrade_tool uf <filename of the update image>.img

Using Windows

  • Download the tool here.
  • It's a GUI tool, so it's pretty self-explanatory. For detailed instructions, here and here are good references.