Release date: 6/23/2020

Variscite is pleased to inform about the Android Pie P9.0.0_2.0.0 v1.10 update release for its i.MX 8QuadMax System on Modules.


Release: p9.0.0_2.0.0-ga_var-som-mx8_v110


  • Filesystem:
    Android Pie (based on official NXP release imx-p9.0.0_2.0.0-ga, which is based on Android 9.0.0_r30).
  • Linux kernel:
    Variscite p9.0.0_2.0.0-ga_var01 branch (based on official NXP release p9.0.0_2.0.0-ga, which is based on Linux 4.14.98).
  • U-Boot:
    Variscite imx_v2018.03_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga_var01 branch (based on official NXP release imx_v2018.03_4.14.98_2.0.0_ga, which is based on U-Boot 2018.03).

Noteworthy updates:

Release 1.10

  • VAR-SOM-MX8: Added support for Symphony-Board v1.3A
    (fix for the second Ethernet port on Symphony-Board v1.3A)

Release 1.9


  • Fix for suspend/resume crash
  • Added MTP and PTP support
  • Android policies change to use either eth0 or eth1 interface.
  • Add USB3 and OTG automount support in fstab


  • Added support for SPL
  • imx-sc-firmware: Upgraded to SCFW ver. 1.2.10
  • Upgraded LPDDR4 configuration to RPA V19 CBT
  • Read DDR configuration from EEPROM
  • SPL: Disable SD Card Detect pin
  • Add support for reading DRAM size from the EEPROM
  • Load HDP firmware from vendor partition to support DP and HDMI
  • USB storage: Limit transfer size to 120 kiB
  • Autoboot: Stop setting the environment to default when booting from USB


  • Added support for HDMI audio
  • MLK-23408: ASoC: fsl_amix: make clock and output src write only

Release 1.8

  • Added HDMI / DP support
  • Improved WiFi stability over SDIO
  • Moved to kernel bootargs to be dtb dependent
  • Extended USB key support to all available USB ports
  • Fixed WiFi detection on latest revision of VAR-SOM-MX8
  • Fixed bootable SD card creation when SD card has no partitions
  • Upgraded BT and WiFi to Laird release
  • Upgraded SCFW to ver. 1.2.8 to support latest CPU and PMIC revisions
  • WiFi: Restored mutual exclusion between STA and AP


External Information
Release notes
Developers info: VAR-SOM-MX8, SPEAR-MX8