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Android on FreeBSD

Discussion in 'Howtos and FAQs (Moderated)' started by gferenc88, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. gferenc88

    gferenc88 New Member

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    Hello everybody,

    Maybe it is not a big thing, but I have managed to run the Android OS with OpenGL support on FreeBSD.

    Before we start, you must have enabled the Linuxulator and install the Linux base distribution from ports (emulators/linux_base-f10).

    Here are the ToDo-s:
    1. Install VirtualBox by using: # cd /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose && make install clean
      - You can find more details on the https://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox site.
    2. Download the pre-installed VM file located in the following link: http://androvm.org/Download/androVM_vbox86tp_4.1.1_r4-20121119-gapps-houdini-flash.ova.
    3. You have to import it, to the VirtualBox by using the File/Import Appliance/Open Appliance... menu:
      http://kepfeltoltes.hu/view/130204/test_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg
    4. Go to the VM network settings and set the "Adapter 1" to “Host Only Adapter”
    5. Start the virtual machine. When the Android is loaded, go to the Menu/androVM Configuration and enable OpenGL.
    6. Restart the VM. If you have a firewall with default deny policy, you have to enable the traffic in/out on the vboxnet0 virtual adapter.
    7. Finally you have to download the VMPlayer: http://androvm.org/Download/AndroVMplayer-linux32-20121119.tgz. Unpack the package copy the libraries to /compat/linux/usr/lib. When it is done, you can start the VMPlayer by clicking on it or from the shell (make it executable by using chmod 755).

    Some screens:
    http://kepfeltoltes.hu/130204/13405883732_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg
    http://kepfeltoltes.hu/130204/11858357081_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg
    http://kepfeltoltes.hu/130204/11541033483_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg