Install Android on Odroid-U3 (SD-Card, Linux)

Some words on how to install Android on your Odroid-U3 using Linux:

  • Download the Image from
  • Extract the ZIP-File with your GUI-ZIP-Tool or in Command-Line
  • Prepare the Micro-SD (USB-Card Reader with your SD)
    • Clear your SD with dd first: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=4M
      (Depending on the size of your SD, this action can take a lot of time…)
    • Now we flash the image on the SD-Card: sudo dd if=image.img of=/dev/sdX bs=4M
    • To safely remove the SD: sync
  • Now we insert the SD into our Odroid-U3 and first boot will proceed – and it will take some minutes (with black screen) !!! (Anyways At the first booting, the self-installing will take about 1~2 minutes. While installation, the blue LED is blinking and fan is running. The blue-LED will turn off after installation. Turn on again and enjoy.)

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