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Prompt [PROJECT][DISCUSSION] IncrediPi | Porting Android for Raspberry Pi

As far as I know, Broadcom promised to get android on our small little computer Raspberry Pi but their is no news of it till now

So I started this thread to discuss all the possible ways to Port Android to RasPi

Project Name: IncrediPi

This thread on MADTeam Forums: http://madteam.co/forum/development-...-raspberry-pi/
This thread here on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2321557

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One of my uncles also has RasPi and he knows hell lot of knowledge in Programming!

Biggest problem we will see in this project is hardware drivers... Broadcom is kinda closed source I remember how my devices Galaxy Y got a semi-stable CM... Galaxy Y uses Broacom so I know the pain when we started developing xD

I hope we can see Android Running on Pi Someday

Similar articles:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/android
http://androidpi.wikia.com/wiki/Android_Pi_Wiki
http://www.linuxtoday.com/upload/bui...528005512.html

Will update this thread with more such links everyday

ALSO SEE: I am not a developer, Just trying to gather information from people

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I just saw this: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/70

He says he got the system booting fine but due to the lack of egl drivers the h/w isn't accelerating... I'll catch hold of that guy! I hope we are able to make it work
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I was after this also, in what i can help let me know.

Also, at this moment the main issue is the broadcom driver,!!

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I was after this also, in what i can help let me know.

Also, at this moment the main issue is the broadcom driver,!!

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Yes, I also own a Galaxy Y which uses similar GPU and CPU! It took 2000+ Signs in a petition for them to provide us test egl binaries! I hope with the same method broadcom will release drivers for Pi

I will never loose hope

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Last update from raspberry pi was at july 2012....almost a year ago.I think its time to broadcom provide that drivers. I will get more inside this subject, broadcom drivers, them i will try something, also it would be perfect that some developers get into this thread.

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Yes, I also own a Galaxy Y which uses similar GPU and CPU! It took 2000+ Signs in a petition for them to provide us test egl binaries! I hope with the same method broadcom will release drivers for Pi

I will never loose hope

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Last update from raspberry pi was at july 2012....almost a year ago.I think its time to broadcom provide that drivers. I will get more inside this subject, broadcom drivers, them i will try something, also it would be perfect that some developers get into this thread.

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Yeah....

I am studying C right now...

Also, Please some developers needed here
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Ok!

I was working on a Website for this project and its nearly complete....

I will share it here!

Also, I have started looking into other porting processes! Just like HTC HD2 has so many OS's RasPi will also have
 
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What version of android does your Uncle have running?
There have been cyanogenmod 7 running on the Raspberry Pi for a while without any hardware acceleration, the main problem developers are having are getting anything above android 4.0 running without hardware acceleration.
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What version of android does your Uncle have running?
There have been cyanogenmod 7 running on the Raspberry Pi for a while without any hardware acceleration, the main problem developers are having are getting anything above android 4.0 running without hardware acceleration.
Can you link me to CynogenMod 7 for Pi?

For EGL Libs we have to start a petition against broadcom asking for the drivers But unfortunately we have to!
 
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This is something that i have to dig deep before start anything, because i want to understand very well every aspect of this project.

What confuses me is, if there is already an arm 6 cellphone android with the same broadcom chip for graphics, why we cannot start from there?!! keep in mind the raspberry pi uses the same arm 6 cpu \ broadcom gpu

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Can you link me to CynogenMod 7 for Pi?

For EGL Libs we have to start a petition against broadcom asking for the drivers But unfortunately we have to!
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This is something that i have to dig deep before start anything, because i want to understand very well every aspect of this project.

What confuses me is, if there is already an arm 6 cellphone android with the same broadcom chip for graphics, why we cannot start from there?!!

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Main problem is that no manufacturer except samsung provides Broacom chip on their phones!

also, In my country Pi is out of stock :/

The closest Armv6 Phone which uses Broadcom chip is Galaxy Y and it has a quite similar GPU and CPU as compared to that of in Pi! *I HAVE THIS DEVICE*

But I am not sure if we can engineer its drivers to make it work with Pi!

Also we struggled alot to get a semi stable CyanogenMod 7!

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