Android KitKat for CuBox-i and HummingBoard
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Android KitKat support for CuBox-i and HummingBoard


This is initial KitKat repository to support CuBox-i and HummingBoard.

The main changes from the beta-2 release are -

  1. Android KitKat 4.4.2 based
  2. Uses Freescale kk-4.4.2-1.0.0-ga release
  3. Uses Freescale LK 3.0.35

Build instructions

The instructions are mainly tested on Ubuntu 12.04 build machine (64bit)

  1. curl > ~/bin/repo

  2. chmod a+x ~/bin/repo

  3. mkdir myandroid

  4. cd myandroid

  5. ~/bin/repo init -u -b android-4.4.2_r1

  6. ~/bin/repo sync

  7. source < git tree location >/android-imx6-kitkat/

    Now you should have the c_patch function available

  8. c_patch < git tree location >/android-imx6-kitkat/ imx_kk4.4.2_1.0.0-ga

    imx_kk4.4.2_1.0.0-ga is the name of the branches which will be automatically created

    If everything OK then you should be getting the following message -

    Success: Now you can build the Android code from FSL i.MX6 platform

  9. git clone git:// kernel_imx cd kernel_imx; git checkout kk4.4.2_1.0.0-ga Alternative, until Freescale updates their tree tags, the kernel can be downloaded from -

  10. Manually patch kernel_imx - cd kernel_imx git am < git tree location >/android-imx6-kitkat/kernel_imx/3.0.35/*

cd .. 11. git clone bootable/bootloader/uboot-imx 12. source build/ 13. Config Android build configuration by 'lunch cuboxi-eng', 'lunch cuboxi-user' or 'choosecombo' 14. make

Flashing instructions

  1. Insert a micro SD into your Linux PC
  2. Determine the block device name of your micro SD (for instance /dev/sdc)
  3. Make sure all partitions of your micro SD are unmounted
  4. In the Android sources tree, run the following command (replace /dev/sdX with your SD card block device)-
  5. sudo < git tree location >/tools/ -f /dev/sdX