[Android] on SD card

clare johnstone claregj at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 08:33:01 CET 2009

Radek thank you very much for this post. I was able to try the
Android; very interesting.
Having the SD card version was a great help. I like the real clock
faces especially.
I will try your further suggestions if I get some spare time, by then
it may all be different..
Good wishes for New Year,

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 12:05 PM, Radek Polak <psonek2 at seznam.cz> wrote:
> Hi,
> i have android booting from SD card. It wasn't that hard to make it work.
> You will need SD with one ext3 partition. Download and unpack tarball from
> here [1] and boot with Qi [2]. First boot take quite a lot of time. Then it
> will be faster.
> You can also compile from sources [3] and put the rootfs together yourself.
> You just have to put together what is in out/target/product/freerunner
> directory and add kernel (either the Sean's [4] or andy tracking[5]). I have
> attached my script which does this [6]. Last this is to modify init.rc file
> so that it mounts SD card, you can find it attached or here [7].
> While Android boots or later you can attach to it with adb like this:
> ifconfig usb0
> adb kill-server
> adb shell
> adb logcat
> I hope this helps us with killing bugs that Android on FR currently has
> (suspend, power off, GSM crashes, ...)
> Cheers
> Radek
> [1] http://activationrecord.net/radekp/openmoko/android/rootfs.tar.gz
> [2] http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Qi
> [3] http://git.koolu.org/
> [4] http://people.openmoko.org/sean_mcneil/
> [5] http://people.openmoko.org/andy/
> [6] http://activationrecord.net/radekp/openmoko/android/mk_rootfs.sh
> [7] http://activationrecord.net/radekp/openmoko/android/init.rc
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