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Question about how to compile and decompile DTB files for Coreelec?

fayehoo

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Coreelec is a JEOS(Just enough OS) linux branch for kodi player.
Recently, I am trying to make a Coreelec firmware for a TV box (ARM architecture SOC), but there is no suitable DTB file of this TV box for Coreelec. I have only one DTB file extracted from the firmware (maybe Android 7.0) of the TV box itself.
I want to ask:
Q1: Can I decompile the DTB file into DTS file with dtc command on any Linux system (such as Ubuntu 18.04) without the environment of Coreelec or system that the DTB file was originally compiled. I tried on Ubuntu, and I got a decompiled dts file , but I can’t confirm whether it’s the correct orginal dts file?
Q2:After editing the DTS file,if I want to compile it into the DTB file for coreelec, how to compile it? Need coreelec source code ? Is it possible to compile it with just dtc command on Ubuntu 18.04?
 


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