— For a ready-to-go Virtual Machine based on these instructions, check out this post!— The aim of this guide is to simplify the configuration process and teach a little bit about the command line. It’s less than ten steps! Of course, this could be boiled down to a two-liner with some CLI wizardry, but that… Continue reading [HOW TO] Setup Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa to Compile Android ROMs
screenSHotter A shell script that automatically takes screenshots and saves them to a folder. Useful for writing how-to’s with pictures of code or other visual examples. Requires package scrot, will check and install if necessary.
— UPDATED 08/14/2016 — Workaround for Ubuntu 16.04 installation! See the end of the post In this article, we learn how to set up a Chromebook Pixel (samus) with Ubuntu natively, NOT using Crouton and some sort of chroot trick, transforming it into a mobile powerhouse.
I love the simplicity of XFCE, but it uses a notoriously garbage window compositor. The thing hasn’t worked correctly on most system configurations for years, and seems abandoned in terms of receiving a proper fix. In my experience, even using cutting-edge XFCE developer PPAs doesn’t do much to address the issue. The problem manifests as… Continue reading Fix Video Tearing in Xubuntu with Compton
UPDATED 04/29/2016 – Builduntu v2 BETA based on Xubuntu 16.04 LTS available! See Downloads If you prefer a ready-to-go Virtual Machine (ready for Windows, OSX, and Linux) check out BuilduntuVM here! Builduntu is a custom branch of the Ubuntu operating system, based on my guide for preparing Ubuntu 14.04 to compile Android ROMs from source.… Continue reading Builduntu Install Disc – Android Development OS
— If you would rather use a ready-to-go Virtual Machine based on these instructions, check out my post here! — With a new version of Ubuntu comes an update to my world-famous guide for setting up a build environment to compile Android ROMs. 14.04 Trusty Tahr is the next Long Term Support edition of the… Continue reading How to Prepare Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr to Compile Android ROMs
UPDATE 7/04/2016 – STABLE based on Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and OpenJDK 8 available! See Downloads BuilduntuVM is a ready-made virtual machine, based on my guide here for preparing Ubuntu 16.04 to compile Android ROMs from source. It includes everything needed to sync with the repo of your choice (Cyanogenmod, AOKP, AOSP, etc) and start building.… Continue reading BuilduntuVM – Compile Android ROMs in Windows and Mac OSX
— If you are looking for a ready-to-go Virtual Machine based on these instructions, check out my post here! — Initializing a fresh Android Build Environment in Ubuntu 13.10 sucks, right? The instructions at the AOSP page are outdated and inaccurate. Near as I can tell, they try to have you install 2 JDKs, the… Continue reading How to Setup Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander to Compile Android ROMs
— These instructions have been updated for the latest version of Ubuntu. Click here! — Initializing a fresh Android Build Environment in Ubuntu 13.04 sucks, right? The instructions at the aosp page are outdated at best, wrong at worst. Near as I can tell, they try to have you install 2 JDKs, the first… Continue reading How to Configure Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail for Properly Compiling Android ROMs
Hi everyone! Have you ever wanted to compile your own nightlies, but are too intimidated or “not a dev”? I’ve decided to write a guide about how you too can enter the wonderful world of development. Before we begin, I’m going to say one thing. PLEASE GOOGLE YOUR QUESTION FOR AT LEAST 5 MINUTES BEFORE… Continue reading How to Compile Your Own Android Nightlies (and Learn Something in the Process)