How to get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) distribution
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Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) is the version of 2011-November of the Android platform for phones, tablets, and more. It builds on the things people love most about Android — easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and deep interactivity — and adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing.
Rowboat project provides Android on OMAP35xx and DM37xx platforms and enables key processor hardware features (ARM plus NEON, DSP, 2D/3D Accelerated Graphics and others). Key differentiators among many others:
- Active and open development of a quality Android port.
- Focused on a stable, well tested and benchmarked Android port for OMAP35xx and DM37xx.
- Graphics and Multimedia performance optimizations.
Overview of How-To
This How-To is meant to be a starting point for people to learn build and run Android images for IGEP PARIS and IGEP BERLIN devices as quickly and easily as possible.
Download pre-built Android
If you don't want to build Android yourself, you can just download the pre-built image and install it on a SD-card. Please see the README file shipped with the archive for more information.
You can find the archive following this link: igep_firmware-android-ics
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Android Platform Setup Environment
To build your Android distribution for IGEP PARIS/BERLIN boards, you need to set up the build environment first. The following part is based on Ubuntu 12.04. Beware that using a different version of Ubuntu or a different Linux distribution might need different steps to set up your environment, as it highly depends on the versions of the software packages.
Set up the build environment under Ubuntu 12.04 Linux (32-bit x86)
To set up your Linux development environment, make sure you have the following:
- Git 1.5.4 or newer and the GNU Privacy Guard.
- flex, bison, gperf, libsdl-dev, libesd0-dev, libwxgtk2.6-dev (optional), build-essential, zip, curl.
Get Java SE 6 Update 32 (JDK) in version 6 from:
The file is called something like jdk-6u32-linux-i586.bin In the download folder, execute the following commands:
$ chmod u+x jdk-6u32-linux-i586.bin $ ./jdk-6u32-linux-i586.bin $ sudo mv jdk1.6.0_32 /usr/lib/jvm/ $ sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.0_32/bin/java" 1 $ sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/javac" "javac" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.0_32/bin/javac" 1
Do the last step as well for javap, javah, javadoc, javaws and jar.
Afterwards set the alternatives link to the newly installed Java version:
$ sudo update-alternatives --config java $ sudo update-alternatives --config javac
Do the last step as well for javap, javah, javadoc, javaws and jar. See also https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java#Oracle_.28Sun.29_Java_6
Apart from that you need to install a older version of gcc and c++ to be compatible with the build environment:
$ sudo apt-get install gcc-4.4-multilib g++-4.4
To create the igep-x-loader (MLO) we need the poky cross compile toolchain installed on our machine.
Download the toolchain from:
Follow the setps given on the download page, unless you reach step 5. Instead of sourcing the environment file, export add the path to the toolchain to your $PATH variable:
Best practice is to put this line in your ~/.bashrc file.
To check it if it's installed, try:
$ arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-gcc --version arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-gcc (GCC) 4.6.4 20120303 (prerelease) Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Download the source code
In order to build an android image for this release, you need to download the corresponding android repository.
$ curl https://dl-ssl.google.com/dl/googlesource/git-repo/repo > ~/bin/repo $ chmod a+x ~/bin/repo $ mkdir android $ cd android $ repo init -u git://git.isee.biz/pub/scm/android/manifest -b master -m rowboat-ics.xml $ repo sync
Build the source code
Having downloaded the source code, you can build an igep00x0 image as such:
$ . build/envsetup.sh $ make HOST_CC=gcc-4.4 HOST_CXX=g++-4.4 TARGET_PRODUCT=igep00x0 OMAPES=5.x -j8