Here are some development tools useful for working with Android
- Fastboot - Android Fastboot is a tool to boot and manipulate the partitions on an Android development phone.
- toolchains -
- logging system -
- Emulator - See http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/tools/emulator.html
The emulator is a version of QEMU, which mimics the instruction set of an ARM processor, and the hardware that one might find on a mobile phone. The emulator runs on an x86 system, but executes an ARM linux kernel and programs. The flow of control is:
- application ->
- dalvik VM ->
- C/C++ libraries ->
- ARM linux kernel ->
- emulated instructions and hardware (QEMU)->
- C libraries->
- x86 kernel ->
- real hardware
- agcc - A wrapper tool for compiling native Android apps (linked directly to bionic)
Android ships with a utility suite (called 'toolbox') that is not busybox.
You can get a binary busybox for Android here The site includes instructions for easy installation on your device.
- Statically linked binary available at: http://benno.id.au/blog/2007/11/18/android-runtime-strace
- Instructions for building Android strace - http://discuz-android.blogspot.com/2008/01/create-google-android-strace-tool.html
Serial Cable for G1
You can build a serial cable to use with the G1, which is helpful to see kernel boot messages on the serial console.
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