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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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Enhancing the system performance

Lots of the custom ROMs that you can find on the Net bring performance enhancements, extended battery life, and lots of small tweaks. Most of these enhancements can be achieved with a surgical tuning of the build.prop file.

Customizing the system property file

The Android build.prop file contains details about a variety of system settings that are applied to the system during the boot sequence. Before diving into its customization, we need an overview about its internal structure.

Open a terminal and connect to your device using the following command:

:$ adb shell

Navigate to the /system folder and open the build.prop file. The content will look like the following snippet:

ro.product.model=Nexus 6

As you can guess, parts of these instructions are specific for every device, but a few of them are quite common. We surely have device model name, brand, codename for product...