How to Use LiveSuit to Flash Firmware on Allwinner Devices
LiveSuit is a small Windows application that allows you to flash stock firmware (.img) on devices that use Allwinner chipset, such as Allwinner A10, A13, A20, and A31. In this article, we will show you how to use LiveSuit to flash firmware on your Allwinner device using a Windows 7 64 bit computer.
A Windows 7 64 bit computer with administrator privileges.
A USB cable to connect your device to the computer.
A stock firmware (.img) file for your device. You can download it from the official website of your device manufacturer or from other sources.
The latest version of LiveSuit for Windows. You can download it from here[^1^].
The Allwinner drivers for your device. You can install them using the LiveSuit installer or manually from here.
Steps to Flash Firmware Using LiveSuit
Extract the LiveSuit zip file on your computer and run the LiveSuit.exe file as administrator.
When prompted, choose whether to enter the Upgrade Guide or not. If you choose Yes, you will see a step-by-step wizard that will guide you through the flashing process. If you choose No, you will see the main interface of LiveSuit.
Click on the Select Img button and browse to the location where you have saved the firmware (.img) file. Select it and click Open.
Now, power off your device and connect it to the computer using the USB cable. You may need to press and hold a specific key combination (such as Volume Up + Power) on your device to enter the flashing mode. Refer to your device manual for more details.
Once your device is detected by LiveSuit, you will see a pop-up window asking you to format or upgrade your device. Choose Upgrade or Force Upgrade according to your preference and click Yes.
The flashing process will begin and you will see a progress bar on the LiveSuit interface. Wait patiently until it reaches 100% and shows a green tick mark.
When the flashing is completed, disconnect your device from the computer and reboot it. You have successfully flashed firmware on your Allwinner device using LiveSuit.
If you encounter any issues while using LiveSuit, such as device not found error, driver installation failure, or firmware loading error, you can try the following solutions: