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Learning Embedded Android N Programming

By : Ivan Morgillo
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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

Compiling the kernel

Once you have a properly configured environment and a brand new configuration file, you just need one single command to start the building process. On your terminal emulator, in the kernel source folder, launch:

$ make

The make command will wrap up the necessary configuration and will launch the compiling and assembling process. The duration of the process heavily depends on the performance of your system: it could be one minute or one hour. As a reference, an i5 2.40 GHz CPU with 8 GB of RAM takes 5-10 minutes to complete a clean build. This is incredibly quicker than compiling the whole AOSP image, as you can see, due to the different complexity and size of the code base.