Android on FreeBSD


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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: [cmd=]# cd /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose && make install clean[/cmd]
    - You can find more details on the site.
  2. Download the pre-installed VM file located in the following link:
  3. You have to import it, to the VirtualBox by using the File/Import Appliance/Open Appliance... menu:
  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: 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: