[APP][MortScript][Alpha] OSLoader - Android on Windows (Embedded) CE

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jwoegerbauer

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    Yes I know there is Gen.Y DualBOOT out since January, 2010, a bootlauncher application for Windows Mobile. It is not designed to be used with landscape oriented touchscreen devices running Windows (Embedded) CE - as this is the case with many SatNav units. Also, for me, it is not generic enough, ex. drive names where an Android installation is searched for, are hardcoded. Hence I decided to 're-code' this bootloader in MortScript, so that each one can modify the code on the fly, if needed. I named the project 'OSLoader'.

    OSLoaderMenu-Demo-Screenshot.png


    Be aware, 'OSLoader' is only a bootlauncher application, so that you still need to provide a suitable Android on your CE device for yourself.
    And, as it is with Gen.Y DualBOOT too, actually 'HaRET' is used to boot Android.

    Important Note:
    Besides the fact you need to provide a suitable Android on your CE device for yourself - the Android distribution that comes with 'OSLoader' only serves demonstration purposes, it doesn't make any sense to try to get Android running on Windows (Embedded) CE via 'HaRET', if you can't obtain a copy of CE's main display driver as named in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\GDI\Drivers\MainDisplay, (perhaps using tool 'NDumpCE' by ablbd and renaming this 'ddi.dll' to 'ace_ddi.dll' ) this because 'HaRET' (at least all its current available versions I've used) expects library 'ace_ddi.dll' (a Samsung's main display driver) to be present in device's folder \Windows. Of course 'OSLoader' comes with a 'ace_ddi.dll' replacement...

    'OSLoader' is still under development. It may be incomplete, may contain bugs. Please feel free to report any bugs, suggest any improvements.

    Downloads: see post #2
    Installation Instructions: see post #3

    Disclaimer:

    THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION AND ANY AND ALL UPDATES AND MODIFICATIONS TO THEM ARE LICENSED 'AS IS.' I DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE OR ITS DOCUMENTATION WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL RUN ERROR-FREE. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES COVERING THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF DESIGN, MERCHANTABLITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT

    Credits:

    Mirko Schenk (AKA Mort) -> MortScript [ http://www.sto-helit.de/index.php?lang=en ]
    TroNik -> CE-utilities (esp. RegFlushKey.exe)
    Daniel Schumann .-> SystemInformation [ http://www.ultimatelaunch.de/index_en.html ]

    PLEASE ALWAYS USE THIS THREAD TO POST ISSUES RELATED TO OSLoader, DO NOT PM ME. THANK YOU.
     
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    Version history:

    2013-08-05 Fixed some typos (thanks to bulldozerecske)
    Version 0.0.4 Android-on-CE-DualBoot-0.0.4.zip MD5: 1d73ade6ac8cbc102dc603dfa8d4d66d

    2012-12-27 Fixed calculation of RAM needed to run supplied Android port
    Version 0.0.3

    2012-12-24 Script bugs fixed (thanks to Viper The Ripper)
    Version 0.0.2

    2012-12-20 Initial release
    Version 0.0.1


    Kindly remark: Please do NOT mirror 'OSLoader' somewhere else. Thank you.
     
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    FAQ:

    1. How does HaRET work?
    As I understand it, the Android port you privide IS NOT A ROM. Hence you copy the Rootfs, Kernel and HaRet to the SD-card and run it. No flashing at all. HaRET unloads Windows (Embedded) CE and starts Android. The internal storage is mounted under Android as a normal partition. After a soft-reset (warm-boot) it returns to Windows (Embedded) CE automatically. So no flashing and no formatting with different filesystem.

    2. What is the correct machine type ID for my device?
    Honestly I don't know this. AFAIK a generic machine type isn't defined here. If you don't find a valuable identifier please feel free to register your device with http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/developer/machines/ and then use the machine type ID assigned.
     
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    Awesome! this will work on all devices with windows ce 6.0?
    I've looking for running Android on my Toshiba Journe Touch with windows ce 6.0 but I've never found anyone who port Android to this device :( so I will try you work! ;)
    I would like to have Android, whichever (donut, froyo...) would be better than windows ce :(
     

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    Awesome! this will work on all devices with windows ce 6.0?
    I've looking for running Android on my Toshiba Journe Touch with windows ce 6.0 but I've never found anyone who port Android to this device :( so I will try you work! ;)
    I would like to have Android, whichever (donut, froyo...) would be better than windows ce :(
    If you mean 'OSLoader' itself, then the answer is YES. If you mean the applied Android distribution, then the answer is I DON'T KNOW. :)
     
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    If you mean 'OSLoader' itself, then the answer is YES. If you mean the applied Android distribution, then the answer is I DON'T KNOW. :)

    Didn' t work :D but great work!
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    waarffockrnosjahwbfe!!! I need Android on my device, winCE is useless... I can't use flash player! Do you know any way to port android to this device? lol!
     

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    'OSLoader' is a bootlauncher, not a bootloader, as this is with 'HaRET' which is called by 'OSLoader' to boot Windows (Embedded) CE and/or Windows Mobile in Android.

    If you know of
    1. an Android port that is compiled for a HTC HD "blackstone", and
    2. the machine type identifier that matches your HTC or at least comes closest to it
    then you should be able to run Android on top of Windows Mobile using 'OSLoader', IMHO ...

    Perhaps this helps you: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=577
     
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    I want install android to dual boot on My car radio hardstone HS dpm63.....where can i begin from? Is there guide?

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    Thanks, I will try :)
    My device will not brick because OS Loader works from the SDcard...
    The Android version of your app is the 2.2?
     
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    My 2 din chinese radio with WinCe 6.0 has the arm1136jf-s processor.... where I need to put this information?

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      Yes I know there is Gen.Y DualBOOT out since January, 2010, a bootlauncher application for Windows Mobile. It is not designed to be used with landscape oriented touchscreen devices running Windows (Embedded) CE - as this is the case with many SatNav units. Also, for me, it is not generic enough, ex. drive names where an Android installation is searched for, are hardcoded. Hence I decided to 're-code' this bootloader in MortScript, so that each one can modify the code on the fly, if needed. I named the project 'OSLoader'.

      OSLoaderMenu-Demo-Screenshot.png


      Be aware, 'OSLoader' is only a bootlauncher application, so that you still need to provide a suitable Android on your CE device for yourself.
      And, as it is with Gen.Y DualBOOT too, actually 'HaRET' is used to boot Android.

      Important Note:
      Besides the fact you need to provide a suitable Android on your CE device for yourself - the Android distribution that comes with 'OSLoader' only serves demonstration purposes, it doesn't make any sense to try to get Android running on Windows (Embedded) CE via 'HaRET', if you can't obtain a copy of CE's main display driver as named in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\GDI\Drivers\MainDisplay, (perhaps using tool 'NDumpCE' by ablbd and renaming this 'ddi.dll' to 'ace_ddi.dll' ) this because 'HaRET' (at least all its current available versions I've used) expects library 'ace_ddi.dll' (a Samsung's main display driver) to be present in device's folder \Windows. Of course 'OSLoader' comes with a 'ace_ddi.dll' replacement...

      'OSLoader' is still under development. It may be incomplete, may contain bugs. Please feel free to report any bugs, suggest any improvements.

      Downloads: see post #2
      Installation Instructions: see post #3

      Disclaimer:

      THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION AND ANY AND ALL UPDATES AND MODIFICATIONS TO THEM ARE LICENSED 'AS IS.' I DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE OR ITS DOCUMENTATION WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL RUN ERROR-FREE. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES COVERING THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF DESIGN, MERCHANTABLITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT

      Credits:

      Mirko Schenk (AKA Mort) -> MortScript [ http://www.sto-helit.de/index.php?lang=en ]
      TroNik -> CE-utilities (esp. RegFlushKey.exe)
      Daniel Schumann .-> SystemInformation [ http://www.ultimatelaunch.de/index_en.html ]

      PLEASE ALWAYS USE THIS THREAD TO POST ISSUES RELATED TO OSLoader, DO NOT PM ME. THANK YOU.
      1
      Version history:

      2013-08-05 Fixed some typos (thanks to bulldozerecske)
      Version 0.0.4 Android-on-CE-DualBoot-0.0.4.zip MD5: 1d73ade6ac8cbc102dc603dfa8d4d66d

      2012-12-27 Fixed calculation of RAM needed to run supplied Android port
      Version 0.0.3

      2012-12-24 Script bugs fixed (thanks to Viper The Ripper)
      Version 0.0.2

      2012-12-20 Initial release
      Version 0.0.1


      Kindly remark: Please do NOT mirror 'OSLoader' somewhere else. Thank you.
      1
      Installation Instructions:

      Unpack .ZIP to root of SD-card. Run <sd-card>\OSLoader\OSLoader.exe
      1
      FAQ:

      1. How does HaRET work?
      As I understand it, the Android port you privide IS NOT A ROM. Hence you copy the Rootfs, Kernel and HaRet to the SD-card and run it. No flashing at all. HaRET unloads Windows (Embedded) CE and starts Android. The internal storage is mounted under Android as a normal partition. After a soft-reset (warm-boot) it returns to Windows (Embedded) CE automatically. So no flashing and no formatting with different filesystem.

      2. What is the correct machine type ID for my device?
      Honestly I don't know this. AFAIK a generic machine type isn't defined here. If you don't find a valuable identifier please feel free to register your device with http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/developer/machines/ and then use the machine type ID assigned.
      1
      Awesome! this will work on all devices with windows ce 6.0?
      I've looking for running Android on my Toshiba Journe Touch with windows ce 6.0 but I've never found anyone who port Android to this device :( so I will try you work! ;)
      I would like to have Android, whichever (donut, froyo...) would be better than windows ce :(
      If you mean 'OSLoader' itself, then the answer is YES. If you mean the applied Android distribution, then the answer is I DON'T KNOW. :)
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