Originally Posted by useltonm
Is it difficult to compile? I would like to try but have never done it and am not sure where to start.
Do you happen to know of any good tutorials?
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Well, I would say it's not difficult at all but then I'd be stretching the truth a bit. Really, it's not all that hard. If you run a native linux box then you are one step ahead of the game. Some use a VM (Virtual Machine) and some prefer to run a Linux distro like Ubuntu or Mint as their primary host OS. Either way it's the same to setup the build environment, you just have a couple more steps involved installing and configuring a VM. I personally like Mint as a dual boot along side my windows machine. I don't much care for VM's as they have issues from time to time because they share your windows OS resources. Linux Mint seems all around faster and easier to build on and packages seem to install easier, but that's just my personal opinion. I won't go into detail here because there are literally dozens of TUT's on here and around the net for a step by step on how to build AOSP. I will say this though, I like PAC for several reasons but one in particular is because their build script is nice. It grabs everything needed to compile, like dependencies and even lunches the device before the build starts saving you that extra bit of typing. I'll put a couple links below that I used when I first got started that will hopefully help you out. I suggest reading the very first carefully as it will answer a lot of questions you may have. Google is key and helps a great deal. I am in no way a pro but I will try to answer any questions you may have. Just PM me. Hope this helps..
Fiind all the info about Android and it's history and even an out-of-date build giuide here: source.android.com
Use this for setting up an Ubuntu build environment (can be used for Linux Mint also): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?t=2224142]
Thanks to sylentprofet for this great build guide!
And last but not least PAC's Readme for compiling PAC-MAN from source: https://github.com/PAC-man/pac/blob/pac-4.4/README.md
Special thanks to PAC for sharing their source and scripts