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Hikey 96: how to enable phone feature in Android 6

Posted by on Set 4, 2016 in Android, AOSP, development, Linux |

I finally received my Hikey 96 board from Lemaker and I’m currently in the process of adding the phone feature to the AOSP build: let’s see how easy it will be… The Hikey 96 Board The HiKey board was the first board to be certified 96Boards Consumer Edition compatible: mine is the one from Lemaker. If you are wondering what 96Boards...

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mixin Intel AOSP mechanism with Minnowboard Max

Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in Android, AOSP, development |

When building Android AOSP, it is a common need to customize the build for adding files, libraries, services, properties (and other) to the Android device. Intel created a very convenient way for doing this kind of customizations: they called it mixin. Let’see how customizing the build is easy with this system. This tutorial is based on the Intel...

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Dir and files permissions in the AOSP filesystem

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Android, AOSP |

I’m currently working on the native part of Android using the 5.x AOSP release┬ámade by Intel for the Minnowboard MAX.┬áDuring one of my activities I had the need to put a shell script inside a directory of the system root. Since most of the AOSP filesystem is┬ámounted as read only, my question was: How are directories and files permissions set in the...

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sms2Group: just send sms to groups of contacts

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Android, app, development, sms2Group |

Today I would like to disclose my first Android app in Google Play Store: sms2Group. It is no more than a simple exercise due to┬áan actual┬áneed raised by my mum: sending the same sms to a group of contacts. She needed a very simple app, since she’s making her first steps with a smartphone and was a bit overwhelmed by all the new things to learn. I...

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