Some questions about modding stuff in the source code

by TAKEphONE » Sun, 15 Mar 2009 19:25:14 GMT


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 Hi all,

I am not sure if this goes into the 'platform' or 'developers' forum,
so I am posting in both.
Forgive me for this, please...

I am about to take on a project requiring adding some stuff into the
OS itself (adding support for additional hardware features on a new
Android based device). I need to add/change some stuff in the OS
installed:

1. Adding pages to the SYSTEM preferences - to allow users to change
configuration of the hardware I am adding.

2. Adding packages of software and libraries to the OS code - to add
the modules needed to handle the additional hardware.

3. Changing some of the built-in modules/packages to allow the device
to recognize and use the hardware I am adding.

My questions - can all the 3 be done ?
What do I need ?
Do I need special certification ?
Do I need specific tools ?
Is there any documentation/samples to how I do this ?

I am really excited about this project - it will certainly add a
significant device to the Android arena.

Thanks in advance.
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Some questions about modding stuff in the source code

by Mark Murphy » Sun, 15 Mar 2009 20:07:33 GMT


 


As far as I know, yes. However, [android-porting] or [android-platform] 
are probably better Google Groups to use for these questions.


 http://source.android.com 

Instructions there will give you the tools to download and build the 
source code, which is your starting point. From there, ask concrete 
specific questions on [android-porting] or [android-platform].


Not generally.


See  http://source.android.com 


See  http://source.android.com  -- you might also check out XDA Developers 
or other sites that have spent time getting Android to run on 
non-standard hardware.

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