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 https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download

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).

2 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing.

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

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