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MK802: First impressions, teardown and adding an uart.

I finally got it! For roughly 60 bucks an 1Ghz ARM CPU + 1GiB RAM is a deal. Anyways, since android is quite useless on such a device, the first thing I’ve done (after insuring that all came in working), I took the thing apart.
Some teardown photos can be found here.
Next was the surgical procedure of adding an UART header. I bet I’ll need that one pretty soon. The 4 pads near the CPU are Vcc(?), GND and RX&TX pair, so adding a header was simple and straightforward.

Vanilla firmware boot log follows.
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