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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
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Chapter 7. Tailoring Your Personal Android System

In the previous chapter, you learned about the most popular custom Android ROMs. We started to dive deep and analyze those parts of the system involved in the modding process, to effectively understand where to customize and how to do it, mastering the Android modding toolset.

In this chapter, we will go even further, diving deeper into every single aspect of a ROM, using practical examples to show how to customize and increase the performance of your ROM.

The main topics of this chapter are:

  • Hacking the Android framework

  • Adding new Android applications to the build system

  • Adding new Linux-native apps, using the Android source code, or editing an existing binary ROM image

  • Optimizing the system to better support custom hardware, with focus on the application layer and on the kernel layer.