Friday, January 9, 2015

The Androux project

Finally, I've completed the linux support for the ports. I have decided to call the project androux. A play on words android and linux. You can grab the source from github. Finally "make" works and the compile script works on linux x86_64. The build scripts still won't run if you are using 32 bit machine. Will try to bring support for that in future. The android shell is not fit to run the configure scripts and hence a port of few utilities like sed and bash shell is required. I am working on it.

As of now you can create a Makefile and compile your projects on the device. I have tried a basic test and make works fine.

Visit github for instructions on compiling.

After compiling, you need to copy system folder created to the system folder of your device. You also need to copy the include and lib folders from platform directory corresponding to android version that your device runs.

The final system image will be quite big and I am quite sure that the partitions that are created in your phone by default are not enough to hold it all. There are two ways of approaching this problem, either extend the system partition, if the inbuilt flash can hold it or create a new partition in the sdcard and change the mount scripts to mount that partition as system instead.

When writing install scripts in make file we need to take care that system partition is mounted r/w. By default the system partition is read only in android. Or you could choose another install location.

I still haven't had time or resources to test on an actual device. Please let me know if any of you can do so and share the results

Cheers ! :-)
Stay Awesome  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

MAKE compile script added

Quick repo update. I've added the compile script for make

Have fun!! Cheers :-)

c++ and g++ compile scripts fixed to build on mac OS X

I have finally found time to fix the scripts to build c++ and g++. I have pushed the code to the github. You can grab a snapshot here - Or you can alternatively do

git clone -depth=1

I am also working on getting linux scripts to work so that building can be supported on ubuntu. Next plan is to fix make and bash so that everything can be run smoothly on the device.

Future plans is to grab a AOSP source and integrate into it. I was thinking of first trying it on GB. Still haven't done it yet.

As far as putting it up on a real device. I am trying to procure an android device, unfortunately its an old one running GB (xperia play). I need help to try it out on other devices. Let me know if anyone is willing to.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Source for linux utilities on Android

Hi all,

I have finally made time to push the source of my ports to github. Access the source at To get the source clone the repo by
git clone As of now the source only compiles binutils gmp mpc and mpfr. And will only work on linux. I will put up more stuff as the time comes

Cheers, Have fun :)