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** Ubunut LTS 16.04 64 bit - Download it from : http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-amd64.iso
 
** Ubunut LTS 16.04 64 bit - Download it from : http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-amd64.iso
 
* Debian 8.4 64bit [https://www.debian.org/releases https://www.debian.org/releases]
 
* Debian 8.4 64bit [https://www.debian.org/releases https://www.debian.org/releases]
 
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We recommend to have physical build machine with at least below Hardware Configuration:
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Minimum hardware requirements for the build machine (A physical build machine is recommended):
* CPU : Intel / AMD Quad Core or higher CPU cores with base frequency 2.3 Ghz or higher.
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* CPU: Intel / AMD 2.3 GHz Quad Core
* RAM : you need at least 16GB of RAM
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* RAM: 16GB
* SSD (Recommended) : 450 GB OR  HDD : 500 GB Free space
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* Free storage: 500 GB (SSD recommended)
* Internet Connectivity
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* Internet connectivity
<span style="color:red">Note: </span>The build process requires about 135GB of free space. Before any build, make sure you have adequate free space available on HDD / SDD
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before starting any build.
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Notes:<br>
 
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* The build process requires ~135GB of free storage space. Before starting a build, make sure you have adequate free space available.
<span style="color:red">Note: </span>Do not use other Ubuntu or Debian releases, than the ones recommended above.
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* Do not use other Ubuntu or Debian releases other than the ones recommended above.
 
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<span style="color:red">Note: </span>If you plan to use Virtual machines, make sure you have given at least '''16 GB RAM''' allocated to the Linux Virtual Machine.<br>
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You can create a bootable USB drive for installing the host OS. E.g.
::Otherwise your build may fail, as Android build requires quite significant resources specialy during linking stage the RAM usage minimumm '''16 GB RAM''' is required.
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* Using Windows: https://rufus.ie
 
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* Using Linux: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick
You could use USB pendrive to boot and install if you wish to,
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* Windows : https://rufus.ie/ and give above ISO as source, and follow https://rufus.ie/ guide
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* Linux Machine: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick
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Follow your Linux Distro specific wizards to install build OS.
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= Install required packages on host PC =
 
= Install required packages on host PC =

Latest revision as of 06:47, 23 March 2020


VAR-SOM-MX6 - Android Nougat N7.1.1 - Creating an Android Development Environment


1 Host PC requirements

The host development environment for Android is based on Ubuntu and Debian, please install one of the following


Minimum hardware requirements for the build machine (A physical build machine is recommended):

  • CPU: Intel / AMD 2.3 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Free storage: 500 GB (SSD recommended)
  • Internet connectivity


Notes:

  • The build process requires ~135GB of free storage space. Before starting a build, make sure you have adequate free space available.
  • Do not use other Ubuntu or Debian releases other than the ones recommended above.


You can create a bootable USB drive for installing the host OS. E.g.

2 Install required packages on host PC

Before you begin, make sure you installed correct version of build OS on your build machine. You can verify by using below commands

$  uname -a | grep "x86_64"

You should get output like below

Linux user-desktop 4.15.0-72-generic #81~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 26 16:34:21 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Notice the "x86_64" string, if you have installed other (32 bit version) such OS flavor for Android build is not supported currently.


$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get -y install gnupg flex bison gperf build-essential zip gcc-multilib g++-multilib 
$ sudo apt-get -y install libc6-dev-i386 lib32ncurses5-dev x11proto-core-dev libx11-dev lib32z-dev
$ sudo apt-get -y install ccache libgl1-mesa-dev libxml2-utils xsltproc unzip bc
$ sudo apt-get -y install uuid uuid-dev zlib1g-dev liblz-dev liblzo2-2 liblzo2-dev lzop git curl
$ sudo apt-get -y install u-boot-tools mtd-utils android-tools-fsutils device-tree-compiler gdisk m4 libz-dev

3 Install the OpenJDK

Android Nougat requires OpenJDK 8.

To install it:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk


If your Ubuntu version is missing the package (which shouldn't happen), add the PPA repository and run the previous commands again:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa


Update the default Java version by running:

$ sudo update-alternatives --config java
$ sudo update-alternatives --config javac