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Build 20120101

Test build 20120101 for Android-x86 4.0 (ICS-x86).

The Android-x86 project is glad to announce a new test build 20120101 for public testing. This is a test release for android-x86 4.0. Live CD ISOs are available from our sites, as usual

Key Features

The test build is based on the Android 4.0.3 (ICS branch). We fixed and added many x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for tablets and netbooks. The key features contain
  • Kernel 3.0.8 with KMS enabled. Most tablets/netbooks can run Android-x86 in the native resolution.
  • OpenGL hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon and Intel chipsets. However, if you have trouble with it, you can disable it by adding HWACCEL=0 to the cmdline.
  • Support Wifi, multitouch and audio.
  • Experimental support of Renderscript.
  • Hybrid mode of iso images.
  • A new text based GUI installer which supports ext3/ext2/ntfs/fat32 filesystems.
  • External usb drive and sdcard are auto mounted on plugging.
  • Compressed filesystem (squashfs).

Released Files

We create targets optimized for different x86 platforms. Choose a suitable image for your platform.
  • android-x86-4.0-amd_brazos-20120101.iso    for AMD Brazos Tablets

    sha1sum: b5908539a4bfce6b92d9eef70f991babfaf21699

  • android-x86-4.0-eeepc-20120101.iso    for ASUS Eee PC family

    sha1sum: 6b0d2e0afafb13ec2d5b48a61d03aa91ee681ab1

  • android-x86-4.0-asus_laptop-20120101.iso    for some ASUS Laptops/Tablets

    sha1sum: 6c362a915a72c73c23179e7c1ff86bb23720b2e9

  • android-x86-4.0-tegav2-20120101.iso    for Tegav2 / Viewpad 10

    sha1sum: a58079c5e38f4476d0222d9dda710f9977914fda

The iso files are hybrid format. That means you can dump the iso into a usb drive and get a bootable usb stick, like

$ dd if=android-x86-4.0-xxx.iso of=/dev/sdX

where /dev/sdX is the device name of your usb drive.

Known issues

  • Camera doesn't work.
  • Not support Ethernet.
  • Suspend and resume doesn't work on some targets.

Source code

The source code is available in the main git server,

    $ repo init -u http://git.android-x86.org/manifest -b ics-x86
    $ repo sync

as well as the SourceForge mirror:

    $ repo init -u git://android-x86.git.sf.net/gitroot/android-x86/manifest.git -b ics-x86

Read this page for how to compile the source code.

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