Building Android – Available Now!

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Android is OpenSourced, and you can build it yourself on MacOSX or an Ubuntu machine. THis is not the emulator, but real Android OS running on your system.

http://source.android.com/download

Has the directions.

Check out the known-issues page before giving up- there are some rough edges.

10/22 Update: watch out for your file system on the mac, you need to have one that is paritioned and formatted with case sensitivity, I just found out:

~/work/mydroid [558]$ make
build/core/product_config.mk:229: WARNING: adding test OTA key
build/core/main.mk:58: ************************************************************
build/core/main.mk:59: You are building on a case-insensitive filesystem.
build/core/main.mk:60: Please move your source tree to a case-sensitive filesystem.
build/core/main.mk:61: ************************************************************
build/core/main.mk:62: *** Case-insensitive filesystems not supported.  Stop.

2 thoughts on “Building Android – Available Now!

  1. Ah yes, that is an elegant (but slower I would think) solution. I was lucky- I had an external drive I use for TimeMachine. I bit the bullet and partitioned it out and shaved off 30G for my new case-sensitive partition.

  2. Ryan

    The easiest way to do this is to create a disk image to work from that is case sensitive HFS+ and build from there.

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