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Learning Embedded Android N Programming

By : Ivan Morgillo
Book Image

Learning Embedded Android N Programming

By: Ivan Morgillo

Overview of this book

Take a deep dive into the Android build system and its customization with Learning Embedded Android Programming, written to help you master the steep learning curve of working with embedded Android. Start by exploring the basics of Android OS, discover Google’s “repo” system, and discover how to retrieve AOSP source code. You'll then find out to set up the build environment and the first AOSP system. Next, learn how to customize the boot sequence with a new animation, and use an Android “kitchen” to “cook” your custom ROM. By the end of the book, you'll be able to build customized Android open source projects by developing your own set of features.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Learning Embedded Android N Programming
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

From zero to the screenlock

So far we have gathered an incredible amount of information about the architecture, about how to configure the build system, and our PoC device. It's time to create our first image for a real device and use it! We want to keep away all the possible hardware-related issues, so we will target the simplest nonhardware Android device: the Android emulator.

We are going to build the latest available Android Lollipop source code. As we learned, we are going to download it, configure it to target the emulator, build it, and try it on the device.


Let's set up our WORKING_DIRECTORY and download our precious source code. Open a Terminal and run the following commands:

:$ repo init –u -b \
:$ repo sync

After the download is completed, we can configure the environment. Let's run:

:$ build/

This will create all those handy tools we will need...