This post will walk you through building an Android Emulator for the Nook step-by-step in Eclipse and via the command-line. These instructions are based on the original instructions located at the nookdevs website.
smali and baksmali. Description from the developer's site:
"smali/baksmali is an assembler/disassembler for the dex format used by dalvik, Android's Java VM implementation".
1. Download them into your ~/bin/ directory.
2. "chmod +x" the wrapper scripts (smali and baksmali)
3. rename the jar files: smali.jar and baksmali.jar.
unyaffs description: Unyaffs is a program to extract files from a yaffs file system image.
1. download unyaffs into your
~/bin; chmod +x unyaffs;
1. download mkyaffs2image. I downloaded the yaffs2-binary.tar, untarred it and copied yaffs2/utils/mkyaffs2image to my ~/bin/ and chmod +x it.
Okay we have the tools and our environment is ready!
1. I'm assuming you already have Eclipse set up and running with the Android Development Kit. Nook runs on the cupcake 1.5 platform of Android. So first we have to make sure that the Android 1.5 Platform is installed. Assuming you downloaded the Android SDK into your home directory, run:
This will start the Android SDK and AVD Manager. Click on Installed Packages and look for SDK Platform 1.5. If you do not see it, click on Available Packages and download and install it.
2. Grab the original 1.0.0 image from bn.com (mirrored here: multiupload).
This takes a while. You now have signed-bravo-update.1.0.0.tar.gz
4.Uncompress the new file: signed-bravo-update.1.0.0.tar.gz
Now you have the uncompressed folder Firmware_Update,
5. Rename bravo_update.dat to bravo_update.tar.gz and extract it.
This uncompresses another Firmware_Update folder, cd in to it.
if you pwd, you'll be in Firmware_Update/Firmware_Update
6. Extract root.tgz
this uncompresses a lot of stuff. All of the Android system image actually. Later we will re-compress the system folder to create the system.img
7. Extract system/framework/services.jar with your favorite unzip utility.
I did this from the GUI, right click on file and select "Extract here".
$ cd services
8. disassemble the file classes.dex with baksmai
This create out/
9. vi out/com/android/server/ServerThread.smali
delete the line
(for the vi-newbies, you can search in vi by typing a forward slash and typing in a phrase like "if\-lt", then type dd, to delete the line, and ":wq" to write the file and quit)
10. reassemble the file with
11. Replace the old classes.dex with this re-assembled file:12. delete the old out/ directory and re-jar the contents of the services folder, but the not the services folder itself.
(I moved the META-INF folder and classes.dex out of the services directory and into the parent framework directory. Removed the empty services directory. Right clicked the classes.dex and selected "compress", and selected as name "services" and type as "jar" file, then I dragged the META-INF file onto the new services.jar. Yes, I know there is a better way, but I'm kind of new to jar files...)
Now we are going to build an android AVD, so we can extract a single file to use back in this system.
13. if your android SDK tools are in your path Run,
else find the android command and run it, or run it from eclipse.
This starts the Android SDK and AVD Manager. To create a new AVD, click New...
Target: Android 1.5
Skin: click Resolution, and fill in 488 x 944
click "Create AVD".
Then click "Details" to see where it was created. It should be at ~/.android/avd/nook.avd
14. unyaffs the system.img and grab a file15. re-create the system.img with the new audio file.
this creates a new system.img
16. Sketchy step where you overwrite the good Android 1.5 platform system.img in your Android SDK with this new one.Remember to change this back later if you want to do non-nook related Android Development.17. run the emulator!