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How do I setup an Android Build environment?

Question asked by Rodney Fulk on Nov 20, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 22, 2012 by Rodney Fulk

I am trying to get to where I can build an android image for my board. Currently I have an IMX53QSB but I will also be picking up an IMX6 solo development board in the next month or so.

 

First step is deciding what version of Ubuntu to use, Seems that 11.10 is the most recent build I can find that is stable. I have an LTIB setup on a VM right now that seems to build my linux stuff fine although I have yet to test the build images on my board. I thought 12.04 was working but LTIB errored out when I tried to reconfigure the kernel.

 

I currently have the 4.2 release of gingerbread for my board and I am stuck at the "setup your host" step.

 

The android.com page is very out dated and some of the packages are not available or have been replaced from their scripts.

 

When I used 12.04 it did seem to install everything and It went through the build cycle seemingly fine but I never actually tested those built images to make sure they worked.

 

Anyhow, in the end I am trying to build 1 VM I can do all of my IMX development from. I want to be able to build my kernels for linux or android as well as for the imx53 qsb or my soon to purchase imx6 solo lite board.

 

I would appreciate any help I can get.

 

Rodney Fulk

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