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android on the pi

Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:50 am

How do I run android 4.0 or later on the raspberry pi. I NEED SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS! I am a noob when it comes to running android. I have never done it and I don't no where to start.
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Re: android on the pi

Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:00 am

Read the 1st thread (Sticky) in the android forum:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=73
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Re: android on the pi

Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:43 pm

rpiswag wrote:How do I run android 4.0 or later on the raspberry pi. I NEED SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS! I am a noob when it comes to running android. I have never done it and I don't no where to start.
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Re: android on the pi

Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:58 pm

You're wasting your time Android on the Pi won't happen because Broadcom are not providing the required files to cook a ROM and with good reason (the hardware sucks for Android).

If you seriously want Android then buy a Box TV or HDMI stick with dual or quad core ARMv7 processor there are plenty of cheap devices on eBay and Amazon just make sure the chipsets support your needs. :)

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Re: android on the pi

Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:05 pm

KitKat has just memory leak issues before being released.

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Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:07 pm

mimi123 wrote:KitKat has just memory leak issues before being released.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 54#p607754
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Re: android on the pi

Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:58 am

DougieLawson wrote:
mimi123 wrote:KitKat has just memory leak issues before being released.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 54#p607754
I'm the one working on it.
Basically, it needs gpu_mem=256 to be useable.
So you can play with the launcher and settings, but not much else.

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Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:01 am

mimi123 wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:
mimi123 wrote:KitKat has just memory leak issues before being released.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 54#p607754
I'm the one working on it.
Basically, it needs gpu_mem=256 to be useable.
So you can play with the launcher and settings, but not much else.
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Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:05 am

mimi123 wrote:
DougieLawson wrote:
mimi123 wrote:KitKat has just memory leak issues before being released.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 54#p607754
I'm the one working on it.
Basically, it needs gpu_mem=256 to be useable.
So you can play with the launcher and settings, but not much else.
Do u have a working .img, can u send it somehow???
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Re: android on the pi

Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:12 am

he may be able to, but without working hardware (GPU) acceleration, any android version would be unusuably slow, and there is no indication he has it working.

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Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:42 pm

mahjongg wrote:he may be able to, but without working hardware (GPU) acceleration, any android version would be unusuably slow, and there is no indication he has it working.
used GPU accel.

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Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:45 pm

i doubt it very much.... ill see it before i believe it.

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Re: android on the pi

Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:15 am

mahjongg wrote:i doubt it very much.... ill see it before i believe it.
OK. But before releasing, I will optimize memory usage a little.

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Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:31 am

mimi123 wrote:
mahjongg wrote:i doubt it very much.... ill see it before i believe it.
OK. But before releasing, I will optimize memory usage a little.
I can't wait!!!
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Re: android on the pi

Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:16 am

So now - how can it handle binary code compiled for newer ARM versions with different instruction sets? :) Can it run chrome, angry birds and any other typical application like that?

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Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:30 am

riklaunim wrote:So now - how can it handle binary code compiled for newer ARM versions with different instruction sets? :) Can it run chrome, angry birds and any other typical application like that?
I hope so. ;)

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Re: android on the pi

Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:41 am

Laurens-wuyts wrote:
riklaunim wrote:So now - how can it handle binary code compiled for newer ARM versions with different instruction sets? :) Can it run chrome, angry birds and any other typical application like that?
I hope so. ;)

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Re: android on the pi

Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:16 pm

Laurens-wuyts wrote:
riklaunim wrote:So now - how can it handle binary code compiled for newer ARM versions with different instruction sets? :) Can it run chrome, angry birds and any other typical application like that?
I hope so. ;)

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The GPU memory usage is so high that you can only play with the settings and launcher. Not even web browsing....

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Re: android on the pi

Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:23 pm

Odd, shouldn't be using that much. I've definitely seen Android running on a VC4 based system with similar memory IIRC.
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Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:36 pm

jamesh wrote:Odd, shouldn't be using that much. I've definitely seen Android running on a VC4 based system with similar memory IIRC.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand runs vc4
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Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:00 pm

jamesh wrote:Odd, shouldn't be using that much. I've definitely seen Android running on a VC4 based system with similar memory IIRC.
There is a *ton* of memory leaks.
( eglImage deallocating is not supported so size of textures grow quickly with time)

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Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:29 pm

ric96 wrote:
jamesh wrote:Odd, shouldn't be using that much. I've definitely seen Android running on a VC4 based system with similar memory IIRC.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand runs vc4
I worked on that one....
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Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:30 pm

mimi123 wrote:
jamesh wrote:Odd, shouldn't be using that much. I've definitely seen Android running on a VC4 based system with similar memory IIRC.
There is a *ton* of memory leaks.
( eglImage deallocating is not supported so size of textures grow quickly with time)
That's odd - we don't have that problem on commercial releases.
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Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:32 pm

jamesh wrote:
ric96 wrote:
jamesh wrote:Odd, shouldn't be using that much. I've definitely seen Android running on a VC4 based system with similar memory IIRC.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand runs vc4
I worked on that one....
I was wondering can we gain something from this device
My dad uses one!
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Re: android on the pi

Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:46 pm

jamesh wrote:
mimi123 wrote:
jamesh wrote:Odd, shouldn't be using that much. I've definitely seen Android running on a VC4 based system with similar memory IIRC.
There is a *ton* of memory leaks.
( eglImage deallocating is not supported so size of textures grow quickly with time)
That's odd - we don't have that problem on commercial releases.
It is hacked from the raspberrypi/userland code,... (with VCSM hacks for gralloc)

Did not use a line from the Broadcom tarball.

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