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As of August 2012, the quickest and easiest way to get a fully funtional install of Android 4 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) on a Pandaboard is to use a prebuilt disk image kindly provided by Always Innovating.
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As of August 2012, the quickest and easiest way to get a fully funtional install of Android 4 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) complete with SGX graphics accel, wifi, bluetooth etc. etc. on a Pandaboard is to use a prebuilt disk image kindly provided by Always Innovating.
==Download links==
==Download links==
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==Installation==
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See the README included within the zip for install instructions. You will need at least a 4GB SD card. The 4.0.3b version doesn't quite fit onto but should still work fine with a 4GB card.
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==Known Issues==
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There is no support included for onboard audio but audio should work fine via HDMI and also via class compliant USB audio devices. If you need onboard audio you need to compile Android or use another distro.
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Video output is limited to 1280x720 - fix unknown.
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With the 4.0.1 release on an original Pandaboard, pushing the power button prompts you if you'd like to power off but if you choose to do so Android reboots instead of shutting down.
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These builds both feature a semi-transparent text advert for Always Innovating's Dongle (for which these builds were created) and website in the bottom left of the Android desktop. It is currently unknown if this can be easily disabled or not.

Revision as of 09:45, 14 August 2012

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Installation and config of Always Innovating's Android ICS distro for Pandaboard

As of August 2012, the quickest and easiest way to get a fully funtional install of Android 4 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) complete with SGX graphics accel, wifi, bluetooth etc. etc. on a Pandaboard is to use a prebuilt disk image kindly provided by Always Innovating.

Download links

There is no official site hosting AI ICS but it can currently be downloaded from rapidshare:

https://rapidshare.com/files/3911501276/panda-ics-4.0.1.zip
https://rapidshare.com/files/15358511/panda-ics-4.0.3.b.zip

Installation

See the README included within the zip for install instructions. You will need at least a 4GB SD card. The 4.0.3b version doesn't quite fit onto but should still work fine with a 4GB card.

Known Issues

There is no support included for onboard audio but audio should work fine via HDMI and also via class compliant USB audio devices. If you need onboard audio you need to compile Android or use another distro.

Video output is limited to 1280x720 - fix unknown.

With the 4.0.1 release on an original Pandaboard, pushing the power button prompts you if you'd like to power off but if you choose to do so Android reboots instead of shutting down.

These builds both feature a semi-transparent text advert for Always Innovating's Dongle (for which these builds were created) and website in the bottom left of the Android desktop. It is currently unknown if this can be easily disabled or not.

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