Setting up a Dragonboard


When you're working with a new Dragonboard, it comes with Android installed. You will need to wipe and load the device using the eMMC flashing method, here.


If you're running into any audio-related issues with your DragonBoard, we advise that you read through Qualcomm's manual here.

When setting up a Dragonboard for prototyping, we recommend using the Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard. However, if you're looking to manufacture with a Dragonboard, please refer to the IoT Core Manufacturing Guide. You cannot use maker images for manufacturing.

Using the Dashboard

To flash, or download, IoT Core onto your MinnowBoard, you'll need:

  • A computer running Windows 10
  • Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard
  • MicroUSB cable
  • An external display
  • Any other peripherals (e.g. mouse, keyboard, etc.)


  1. Run the Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard and click on Set up a new device.
  2. Select "Qualcomm [DragonBoard 410c]" as the device type.
  3. Connect the DragonBoard to your compuetr using a microUSB cable.
  4. Hook up your DragongBoard to a external display.
  5. Power on your Dragonboard using a 12V (>1A) power supply while holding down the volume up (+) button. The device - when connected to a display - should show the image of a hammer, a lightning bolt, and a cog.
  6. The device should now be visible on the Dashboard as shown below. Select the appropriate device.
  7. Accept the software license terms and click Download and install. You'll see that Windows 10 IoT Core is now flashing onto your device.

DragonBoard in flash mode

Connect to a network

Wired connection

If your device comes with an Ethernet port or USB Ethernet adapter support to enable a wired connection, attach an Ethernet cable to connect it to your network.

Wireless connection

If your device supports Wi-Fi connectivity and you've connected a display to it, you'll need to:

  1. Go into your default application and click the settings button next to the clock.
  2. On the settings page, select Network and Wi-Fi.
  3. Your device will begin scanning for wireless networks.
  4. Once your network appears in this list, select it and click Connect.

If you haven't connected a display and would like to connect via Wi-Fi, you'll need to:

  1. Go to the IoT Dashboard and click on My Devices.
  2. Find your unconfigured board from the list. Its name will begin with "AJ_"... (e.g. AJ_58EA6C68). If you don't see your board appear after a few minutes, try rebooting your board.
  3. Click on Configure Device and enter your network credentials. This will connect your board to the network.


Wifi on your computer will need to be turned on in order to find other networks.

Connect to Windows Device Portal

Use the Windows Device Portal to connect your device through a web browser. The device portal makes valuable configuration and device management capabilities available.