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## About the package

This package creates an Android update for a Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660
running Android 2.3.3. It can also run on any other phone running 2.3.3
that has a rfs filesystem on /system and is located on an MTD partition.

However, this README and the Makefile should contain enough information
to make an update for your own phone. Linux experience and knowledge of
the C programming language is assumed. So don't use this if you don't
know what you're doing.

This update deploys a 'su' binary like found on the Android emulator
image. This 'su' binary allows you to run root commands, but only if you
are the 'shell' user. You can become the 'shell' user by connecting via
the Android Debug Bridge (adb) from the Android SDK.

There are two ways to use the 'su' binary:
	$ su
	$ su <uid> <command>

The update can be installed by booting into recovery mode.
Make sure you have enough free space on /system to deploy 'su'.

The Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 can be booted in recovery mode by holding
down the home button while the device is powered off. You can then
navigate using the volume up and volume down buttons, and confirm with
the home button. Go to 'apply update from sdcard', and then select the
update file that you just created. Note that the update file must be
located on the root of the SD card.

All files are open source and found in the android tree.

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## About what you need

You need to have following stuff installed:
	* android SDK - for zipalign
	* jdk6 (not jdk7) - for keytool + jarsigner

You can then the create the update file like this:
	* make SDKDIR=<path-to-android-sdk>

It will ask you to create a key to sign the package.
The 'out/update-final.zip' is the final outcome.

If you don't want to download the android SDK, you can try removing the
zipalign and SDK check from the Makefile. I don't think it is mandatory
to align the zip, but it is a recommended optimization.

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## About the files

You can build the binaries yourself, or grab them from an emulator.
The Included binaries can be found on an android 2.3.3 system.img.

I created my own build of the binaries, but it produced the same
binaries as found on the 2.3.3 system.img from the Android SDK.
You can verify the checksums, the files are exactly the same.

I used this tag: android-2.3.3_r1
And this lunch target: full-eng

The sources for these files can be found in the android tree:
    * bootable/recovery/updater/
    * system/extras/su/

The updater-script is written in the edify language.

The source code for the edify functions can be found here:
    * bootable/recovery/updater/install.c
    * bootable/recovery/edify/expr.c

If you want to verify/fetch the files from a 2.3.3 image,
you can boot an AVD, then fetch them using the debug bridge:
    $ adb pull /system/bin/updater
    $ adb pull /system/xbin/su

An AVD is an Android Virtual Device, which can be booted using the AVD
manager from the Android SDK (for Eclipse).

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Have fun -- I am not responsible if you brick your phone!
If you brick it, I will be happy to accept it as a donation :-)