In README.sunxi64 we tell the user how to optionally create
u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin by manually running cat. Instead, have the
build system create the file automatically just like it does for 32-bit
sunxi boards.

Signed-off-by: Tuomas Tynkkynen <>
 Makefile                   | 5 +++++
 board/sunxi/README.sunxi64 | 3 +--
 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 24a79446d8..4b203a0155 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -1191,8 +1191,13 @@ u-boot-x86-16bit.bin: u-boot FORCE
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_ARCH_SUNXI),)
+ifeq ($(CONFIG_ARM64),)
 u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin: spl/sunxi-spl.bin u-boot.img u-boot.dtb FORCE
        $(call if_changed,binman)
+u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin: spl/sunxi-spl.bin u-boot.itb FORCE
+       $(call if_changed,cat)
 ifneq ($(CONFIG_TEGRA),)
diff --git a/board/sunxi/README.sunxi64 b/board/sunxi/README.sunxi64
index c492f749b8..5a363d27b8 100644
--- a/board/sunxi/README.sunxi64
+++ b/board/sunxi/README.sunxi64
@@ -95,9 +95,8 @@ Transfer the SPL and the U-Boot FIT image directly to an uSD 
 (replace /dev/sdx with you SD card device file name, which could be
 /dev/mmcblk[x] as well).
-Alternatively you can concatenate the SPL and the U-Boot FIT image into a
+Alternatively you can use the SPL and the U-Boot FIT image combined into a
 single file and transfer that instead:
-$ cat spl/sunxi-spl.bin u-boot.itb > u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin
 # dd if=u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin of=/dev/sdx bs=8k seek=1
 You can partition the microSD card, but leave the first MB unallocated (most

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