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By N!ghty, Senior Member on 28th February 2010, 01:59 PM
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It is not quite self-explaining how to install Android on our Windows Mobile devices. Therefore I took some time and wrote down all the steps for people who are new to "Android".

More testers -> more experience -> more knowledge -> faster/better development.

I hope this way the forum is kept clean(er) from all kinds of questioned that have already been answered many times.


ReadMe Includes:
- Partitioning
- Device preparations
- Boot loader
- Install steps
- Fixes
- Links
- more...


If you are a developer (you create your own package) feel free to use my ReadMe for your packages (update regularly though).


to download the ReadMe click the [Android Repository] button in my signature.
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28th February 2010, 02:32 PM |#2  
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It goes to a rapidshare page with 3 files, and when I click on the filename Android_README.TXT

or start download, I get the error

The file could not be found. Please check the download link.
28th February 2010, 02:48 PM |#3  
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ok thanks. i fixed it (rs bug when renaming files ^^)
3rd March 2010, 03:35 AM |#4  
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How would i partition a 1GB SD Card? ie what sizes etc are the last 3 same but the unallocated is just whats left over?

I want to use a spare card rather then the one that came with my HD.
3rd March 2010, 05:44 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by ATHiEST

How would i partition a 1GB SD Card? ie what sizes etc are the last 3 same but the unallocated is just whats left over?

I want to use a spare card rather then the one that came with my HD.

normally just calculate how i wrote in the readme:
whole space -768 (3* 256) and then the other 3 x 256
but in ur case i would make the swap smaller (i think its not even used at all) and the fat32 bigger; for instance:
fat32 - 384 MB
ext2 - 256 MB
ext2 - 256 MB
swap - 128 MB (rest)
4th March 2010, 04:13 PM |#6  
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To be honest the bit I find most confusing is all the different versions!
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i didnt create any partitions on my card, and android works as good as it does on any, mind you i have not updated the files fo0r a month so alot might have changed
15th March 2010, 06:43 PM |#8  
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ReadMe updated!
updated a bit...
15th March 2010, 11:32 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Geeba

To be honest the bit I find most confusing is all the different versions!

i agree...

i've been looking these posts here for a couple of days now and i still don't know how to do it....

especially the DualBoot thing...

is it possible to make a little bigger how-to manual?
or at least explain the versioning and the needed thing a little more?
16th March 2010, 01:54 PM |#10  
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the readme is about 50 times longer than anything else u will find about installing android anywhere else

the different versions are just like in windows mobile, theres not much to explain, its rather up to ur personal preference. doesnt take as long as flashing a wm rom, so its easy to try out more versions, especially with more sd cards.

dual boot is easy:
1. install the cab
2. open the dual boot program and make all your settings, for example: auto boot android (click on the checkbox/ratio under android logo), check auto boot checkbox and check fast boot (means 3 instead of 10 secs).
3. restart your device, DONT LAUNCH HARET because that will destroy all the dualboot settings. if you restart/shutdown the device normally, the settings will be stored and android will automatically booted at next startup (or whatever you set before)

if you have android autoboot and u want to boot wm, just QUICKLY press the wm LOGO when the dual boot screen appears.

i might include this in the readme soon, just dont have the time right now unfortunally
16th March 2010, 08:33 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by N!ghty

the readme is about 50 times longer than anything else u will find about installing android anywhere else

the different versions are just like in windows mobile, theres not much to explain, its rather up to ur personal preference. doesnt take as long as flashing a wm rom, so its easy to try out more versions, especially with more sd cards.

dual boot is easy:
1. install the cab
2. open the dual boot program and make all your settings, for example: auto boot android (click on the checkbox/ratio under android logo), check auto boot checkbox and check fast boot (means 3 instead of 10 secs).
3. restart your device, DONT LAUNCH HARET because that will destroy all the dualboot settings. if you restart/shutdown the device normally, the settings will be stored and android will automatically booted at next startup (or whatever you set before)

if you have android autoboot and u want to boot wm, just QUICKLY press the wm LOGO when the dual boot screen appears.

i might include this in the readme soon, just dont have the time right now unfortunally

Thanks for the dualboot help... i'll try that...

the first problem I have encountered yesterday when trying to put Android was SD card formating...

i downloaded the program you said and followed the instructions oh how-to and was not able to do it under Windows 7 with my 16GB SD card... does it even work for Windows 7??? is there another program I can try to do it with???

I have also dualboot on my PC with the Kubuntu being the second OS, but I'm not using it as much as Windows 7... I can try with it if you think it will work.. but first I have to download the 15GB of data from my SD card to my PC, again

I would like to put the Espresso build cause I saw that it has everything working beside the GPRS and camera...

can you tell me what should I download for my Blackstone so it works properly???

thanks alot...

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