android gcs signing the apk to be able to use google maps.

jhitesma edited this page Oct 14, 2014 · 9 revisions
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  • Create your key keytool -genkey -v -keystore my-release-key.keystore -alias alias_name -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -validity 10000
  • List your keys keytool -list -v -keystore my-release-key.keystore it will output something like:
    Alias name: mykey
    Creation date: Sep 8, 2013
    Entry type: PrivateKeyEntry
    Certificate chain length: 1
    Owner: CN=XXX, OU=Unknown, O=Unknown, L=Unknown, ST=Unknown, C=Unknown
    Issuer: CN=XXX, OU=Unknown, O=Unknown, L=Unknown, ST=Unknown, C=Unknown
    Serial number: XXX
    Valid from: Sun Sep 08 20:55:45 WEST 2013 until: Sat Dec 07 19:55:45 WET 2013
    Certificate fingerprints:
         Signature algorithm name: SHA1withDSA
         Version: 3
  • On your browser navigate to Google API console and click "Create Project"
  • Under "Services" enable Google Maps Android API v2 and accept terms

  • Under "API Access" click "Generate new Android key..."
  • Fill the form with the content of your SHA1 and the name of the package
  • Change the NEW_VALUE on AndroidManifest.xml line <meta-data android:name="" android:value="NEW_VALUE"/> with the value of your newly created API key (red rectangle below).
  • Build the android gcs in release mode make androidgcs ANDROIDGCS_BUILD_CONF=release
  • Sign the package jarsigner -verbose -sigalg SHA1withRSA -digestalg SHA1 -keystore my-release-key.keystore PATH_TO_APK/androidgcs-release-unsigned.apk mykey replacing the PATH_TO_APK to where your new apk is located
  • Rename the androidgcs-release-unsigned.apk to androidgcs-release.apk and run make androidgcs_install ANDROIDGCS_BUILD_CONF=release

To automatically type the password for your key create a file "" in androidgcs