Building for an Android Dev Phone

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The basic manifest for 1.6 defines which projects are needed to do a generic build for the emulator or for unlocked Dream devices (e.g. the Android Dev Phone 1). You need to have an appropriate device running a matching official image.

To build donut for dream (your device needs to be an ADP1 running an official 1.6 system):

  1. Follow the normal steps to setup repo and check out the sources.

  2. At the root of your source tree, run . build/ like you normally would for an emulator build.

  3. Run make adb if you don't already have adb in your path.

  4. run adb root.

  5. in vendor/htc/dream-open/ there is a script called "" that must be run (from that directory) to extract some proprietary binaries from your device (*). You only need to do this once.

  6. run lunch aosp_dream_us-eng to specifically configure the build system for dream (the default is the equivalent of "lunch generic-eng", which doesn't contain dream-specific files).

  7. run make from the top of the source tree.

  8. from this point, the fastboot tool (which is put automatically in your path) can be used to flash a device: boot the device into the bootloader by holding the back key while pressing the power key, and run fastboot -w flashall.

Note: these instructions work for the sapphire (ADP2) build target, as well. Simply replace "dream" with "sapphire" above.