Sunday, 4 November 2012

Running Android on the Raspberry Pi

Check out the video of Android running on my Pi here

I had my first boot of an Android system on my Raspberry Pi on Friday.  We have made many exciting uses of the Pi at home - programming, web use etc by running Android on the Pi (and therefore on the TV) would be a big step forward.

Back in July 2012 the first tentative mentions of Android running on the Pi were made.

Following the threads and links from Google I found these instructions at:

Step 1: Download an image (this was a compressed file) from 

Step 2: Extract the image file.

Step 3: Create the image file to a SD card (minimum 2GB) using dd or image writer which can be found here

Step 4: Boot!

Running a simple time-trial it took approximately 30 second to launch an Android welcome screen and then approximately another 5 minutes before the user interface appeared.  This sadly was too slow to be useable (at the moment).


  1. thanks for sharing.

  2. the pi doesn't seem to recognize there is anything plugged in. What do you suppose could be the problem?