Android Developement

Hi All,
Does anybody know how to boot android using beagleboard-xm or Ubuntu?
Please do help...

Thanks
Regards,
Nicky

There is a project on github porting android on BB:
http://www.arowboat.org/

They have detailed information on how to build it.

Regrads
Ueli

Quoting Nicky <nickypeh@gmail.com>:

Google will help you.

Quoting Maxim Podbereznyy <lisarden@gmail.com>:

Google will help you.

Very useless comment. If you google for "beagleboard android" you get a several options. Sure. But who wants to try all of them?

Regards
Ueli

FWIW, these blog posts detail a run-through of a hands-on I did at ESC Boston last fall using TI's Android Dev Kit:
http://www.opersys.com/blog/esc-boston-vm-september-2011
http://www.opersys.com/blog/esc-boston2011-beagleboard
http://www.opersys.com/blog/esc-boston-2011-wrapup

In that specific case, the xMs had a ULCD plugged into them, but it's pretty much the same thing if you're using dvi save for omitting all ulcd stuff.

Hope this helps,

Hi,
In order to compile or put all the required files into the sd card,
host computer will need to use UBUNTU or any other linux based
operating system right?
I am very new in this field and have no experience in using shell
program such as x-term. So, sometimes the tutorial from the website i
found is very confusing..Does that any other way around or any proper
guidance that could lead me to understand the whole system better?

Regards,
Nicky

Try these tutorials: http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/

Ueli Niederer wrote:

Quoting Maxim Podbereznyy<lisarden@gmail.com>:

Google will help you.

Very useless comment. If you google for "beagleboard android" you get
a several options. Sure. But who wants to try all of them?

yet the original poster did not seem to have tried *any* of them.

Quoting Vladimir Pantelic <vladoman@gmail.com>:

Ueli Niederer wrote:

Quoting Maxim Podbereznyy<lisarden@gmail.com>:

Google will help you.

Very useless comment. If you google for "beagleboard android" you get
a several options. Sure. But who wants to try all of them?

yet the original poster did not seem to have tried *any* of them.

I see no point in trying out blindly all the options presented by google.

I interpreted the original posters request as a question "where to start?" and in my opinion that's a legitimate one.

Of course one could go out and read every possible tutorial until I find out if it tells me how to start. But I see no point in that either.

Quoting Nicky <nickypeh@gmail.com>:

In order to compile or put all the required files into the sd card,
host computer will need to use UBUNTU or any other linux based
operating system right?

Right.

Does that any other way around or any proper
guidance that could lead me to understand the whole system better?

I'd recommend starting to read the instructions in the rowboat-wiki[1]. They provide sort of a walk through starting from preparing the system over getting the source[2], and so on. It's all in a "do this, then do that" way, so these documents helped me a lot as I were in your shoes and had to get up the whole system and get it run using my own kernel and stuff.

Regards
Ueli

[1] http://code.google.com/p/rowboat/wiki/Main?tm=6
[2] http://code.google.com/p/rowboat/wiki/Source

I suggest to start from elinux.org/BeagleBoard then.

In order to compile or put all the required files into the sd card,
host computer will need to use UBUNTU or any other linux based
operating system right?

Not necessarily, you can run Linux as a guest and share the USB port. That's in fact what we had done during the workshop I mentioned.

I am very new in this field and have no experience in using shell
program such as x-term. So, sometimes the tutorial from the website i
found is very confusing..Does that any other way around or any proper
guidance that could lead me to understand the whole system better?

Sorry, you have to bite the bullet on this one. There's just too much information. The instructions I pointed to earlier make it as simple as possible by having you use a VM to remain in your preferred workstation environment, but you still have to learn how to navigate your way around the unix command line and ubuntu in general.

Hi All,
Sorry for the late reply. Had been busy. Thanks a lot for the recommendation.
Will try to follow up. :slight_smile:

Regards,
Nicky