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+Android Verified Boot 2.0
+This file contains information about the current support of Android Verified
+Boot 2.0 in U-boot
+Verified Boot establishes a chain of trust from the bootloader to system images
+* Provides integrity checking for:
+ - Android Boot image: Linux kernel + ramdisk. RAW hashing of the whole
+ partition is done and the hash is compared with the one stored in
+ the VBMeta image
+ - system/vendor partitions: verifying root hash of dm-verity hashtrees.
+* Provides capabilities for rollback protection.
+Integrity of the bootloader (U-boot BLOB and environment) is out of scope.
+For additional details check:
+1.1. AVB using OP-TEE (optional)
+If AVB is configured to use OP-TEE (see 4. below) rollback indexes and
+device lock state are stored in RPMB. The RPMB partition is managed by
+OP-TEE ( which is a secure OS leveraging ARM
+Provides CLI interface to invoke AVB 2.0 verification + misc. commands for
+different testing purposes:
+avb init <dev> - initialize avb 2.0 for <dev>
+avb verify - run verification process using hash data from vbmeta structure
+avb read_rb <num> - read rollback index at location <num>
+avb write_rb <num> <rb> - write rollback index <rb> to <num>
+avb is_unlocked - returns unlock status of the device
+avb get_uuid <partname> - read and print uuid of partition <partname>
+avb read_part <partname> <offset> <num> <addr> - read <num> bytes from
+partition <partname> to buffer <addr>
+avb write_part <partname> <offset> <num> <addr> - write <num> bytes to
+<partname> by <offset> using data from <addr>
+Boot or system/vendor (dm-verity metadata section) is tampered:
+=> avb init 1
+=> avb verify
+avb_slot_verify.c:175: ERROR: boot: Hash of data does not match digest in
+Slot verification result: ERROR_IO
+Vbmeta partition is tampered:
+=> avb init 1
+=> avb verify
+avb_vbmeta_image.c:206: ERROR: Hash does not match!
+avb_slot_verify.c:388: ERROR: vbmeta: Error verifying vbmeta image:
+Slot verification result: ERROR_IO
+The following options must be enabled:
+In addtion optionally if storing rollback indexes in RPMB with help of
+Then add `avb verify` invocation to your android boot sequence of commands,
+=> avb_verify=avb init $mmcdev; avb verify;
+=> if run avb_verify; then \
+ echo AVB verification OK. Continue boot; \
+ set bootargs $bootargs $avb_bootargs; \
+ else \
+ echo AVB verification failed; \
+ exit; \
+ fi; \
+=> emmc_android_boot= \
+ echo Trying to boot Android from eMMC ...; \
+ ... \
+ run avb_verify; \
+ mmc read ${fdtaddr} ${fdt_start} ${fdt_size}; \
+ mmc read ${loadaddr} ${boot_start} ${boot_size}; \
+ bootm $loadaddr $loadaddr $fdtaddr; \
+To switch on automatic generation of vbmeta partition in AOSP build, add these
+lines to device configuration mk file:
+BOARD_BOOTIMAGE_PARTITION_SIZE := <boot partition size>
+After flashing U-boot don't forget to update environment and write new
+partition table:
+=> env default -f -a
+=> setenv partitions $partitions_android
+=> env save
+=> gpt write mmc 1 $partitions_android