Two queries about Android installation

Neil Jerram neiljerram at
Sat Apr 24 12:59:55 CEST 2010

I'm interested in taking a look at Android...

1. The installation instructions seem to involve both a full SD card
(which will be completely overwritten) and flashing the NAND.  What I
don't understand is whether the SD card is only needed during
installation, or if the same SD card needs to stay in the phone
afterwards, when booting Android from NAND.

2. I understand that the Android installation flashes a modified
version of the Qi bootloader.  Can this modified version still boot
other distributions, in particular Debian?

Basically the situation is that I want to keep Debian (on SD) as my
main distribution, but have Android in NAND for trying out.  I have
another SD card (512Mb) that I can use just for the Android install,
but after that I'd like to put the Debian SD card back in.

Thanks for any answers and advice!


More information about the community mailing list