Running Android on the Pi

Video footage of Android running on the Raspberry Pi

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First attempt at Android on Raspberry Pi

I had my first boot of an Android system on my Raspberry Pi on Friday. We have made many exciting uses of the Pi at home - programming, web use etc by running Android on the Pi (and therefore on the TV) would be a big step forward.


Back in July 2012 the first tentative mentions of Android running on the Pi were made.

Following the threads and links from Google I found these instructions at:

http://androidpi.wikia.com/wiki/Android_Pi_Wiki

Step 1: Download an image (this was a compressed file) from
http://rosefire.us/~razdroid/aaa801/Gingerbread+EthernetManager.7z

Step 2: Extract the image file.

Step 3: Create the image file to a SD card (minimum 2GB) using dd or image writer which can be found here
https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download

Step 4: Boot!

Running a simple time-trial it took approximately 30 second to launch an Android welcome screen and then approximately another 5 minutes before the user interface appeared. This sadly was too slow to be useable (at the moment).

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