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The openAOS Android project (ArchDruid)
As no other open effort to bring Android 2.2 to gen7 (A5IT) exists to our knowledge we have decided to bundle the interested people and help them work together on this.
Please use this page to document overall progress and feel free to create new pages (preferably starting with 'Android…' so like AndroidFooBar )
List of people working on Android 2.2 :
* Gr8K (bruno.stevant AT gmail.com)
* Gaap (homen3 AT gmail.com)
* janis605 (janiselfert AT gmail.com
On IRC we currently meet on the #openaos channel on Freenode (redirecting to #openpma). Details and WebChat see here: http://www.openaos.org/chat
If you want a dedicated mailing-list - ping Thomas (dm8tbr) on IRC
How to set up the build environment
Put links to existing resources here, no need to reinvent the wheel.
- Build from sources: http://source.android.com/source/download.html
What to modify so it will boot on an A5IT
How to package it up and boot it on an A5IT
Currently the easiest way is to just put everything in an loop-mounted ext3 image. (Compare further the ArchDruid PoC image)
Later it would be wiser to put things directly into ubi0:system (NAND storage partition where usually the Archos Android cramfs files reside) as then access also on harddisk models will be a lot faster and performance in general will improve.
EiNSTeiN's Page about Gen6 Archos devices - Flashing Information, Other HOW-TOs. Especially some of the technical information also applies also to Gen7 devices. Flashing does not apply.