Intel NUC DN2820FYKH + Android + Multitouch

I was searching for a more powerful android device with low power consumption. Then I found the Intel NUC DN2820FYKH for only ~150€. With this box (power consumption: ~6 Watt) you can install and run android from an USB Stick (SDCard). I’m using  a 32 GB Class 10 SDCard and a Dell P2314 Mutlitouch IPS Monitor (power consumption: ~13 Watt).

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What’s good:

  • Only ~6 Watt power consumption (idle)
  • 10 Point Multitouch support with the DELL P2314 Touch Monitor 
  • Ethernet and Wifi are working fine
  • KODI 15.2 under Android is working good
  • USB HID compatible Gamepads are working (Logitech USB Rumble Pad 2 tested with Minecraft)
  • Pre-Rooted
  • Powerful Graphics (Antutu 5.7.1: 31771, 3D: 6344 / Ice Storm Extreme “test 1”: 40 Fps)

What’s bad:

  • Bluetooth is not working under Android (License issues)
  • You have to use the app “full!screen” to avoid the android fullscreen immersion screen bug
  • Sometimes you get a tinted green monitor picture
  • XBox 360 controller is not working out of the box, you need a Gamepad Emulation tool (root)
  • Audio Output is not good (crackling), but you can use an external USB Audio Card (SoundBlaster Play2)

 

Installation:

  1. Download the Android Image: “android-4.4.2_r1-ia2 (28. Apr. 2014)” Bay Trail Generic 64Bit UEFI Installer from the Intel Open Source Website
  2. Write this image on a 8 GB (Class 10) SDCard or USB Stick
  3. Boot from this SDCard via an USB Port (press F10 for Boot Menu)
  4. Choose “Install Android with interaction”
  5. Choose your installation target drive (I’ve used an external 32 GB SDCard with USB adapter)

 

If you want to use the Google Play Store, then you have to do the following steps:

  • Find and download the “gapps-kk-20140606-signed.zip”
  • Unzip the downloaded file “gapps-kk-20140606-signed.zip” and delete the “addon.d” folder
  • Now you have to enable the developer usb debugging over ethernet under android

    – Open the Android “Settings” 
    – Scroll to the bottom and press 6 times “About”
    – Open “Developer Options” and activate “USB-Debugging” and “Allow Debugging over Ethernet”

  • Use the Android “adb” developer command line tool to copy the gapps “system” folder into the NUC:

    adb connect 192.168.3.223:5555 (enter here the IP from your Intel NUC Device)
    adb root

    adb shell
    mount -o rw,remount /system
    exit

    (now copy all the files of the “system” from the “gapps-kk-20140606-signed.zip” with:)

    adb push ./system/ system/
    adb reboot

 

After reboot you have to “disable” the “Goolge+” app in the Android Settings => Apps. This will resolve the annoying “Google+” update hint.