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Release Note 5.1-rc1
The The Android-x86 project is glad to announce 5.1-rc1 release to public. This is the first release candidate for Android-x86 5.1 (lollipop-x86) stable release. The prebuilt images are available in the following site:
The 5.1-rc1 release is based on the Android 5.1.1_r24. We added many x86 specified code and fixed issues to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets. The key features contain
- Supports 64-bit kernel and userspace, as well as 32-bit system.
- Update kernel to 4.0.9.
- Enable OpenGL ES hardware acceleration for Intel/AMD(radeon/radeonsi)/Nvidia(nouveau) chipsets.
- Support booting from UEFI and installing to UEFI disk.
- Be able to install to ext4/ext3/ext2/ntfs/fat32 filesystems via a text based GUI installer.
- Support Multi-touch, Audio, Wifi, Bluetooth, Sensors, Camera and Ethernet (DHCP only).
- Auto-mount external usb drive and sdcard with filesystem vfat/ntfs/exfat/ext4.
- Support VM including Qemu, VirtualBox and VMware.
- Support foreign archs (arm / arm64) via the native bridge mechanism. (Settings -> Apps Compatibility)
We create universal images for most x86 platforms. This release contains two files. One is the 32-bit x86 ISO and the other is the 64-bit x86_64 ISO. Both can be boot from legacy BIOS and newer UEFI firmware. You can choose one of them depends on your devices. In doubt, try the 32-bit ISO for legacy BIOS devices and 64-bit ISO for UEFI devices.
Both files can be dumped into a usb drive to create a bootable usb stick like :
dd if=android-x86-5.1-rc1.iso of=/dev/sdX
where /dev/sdX is the device name of your usb drive.
- Uvesafb doesn't work for x86_64.
- Superuser doesn't work for x86_64.
- Suspend and resume doesn't work on some devices.
- No grub splah image.
The source code is available in the main git server.
repo init -u git://git.osdn.net/gitroot/android-x86/manifest -b lollipop-x86
Read this page for how to compile source code.