Introduction: Install Android 2.3 on a Rasperry Pi

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In this (very) short tutorial, I will show you how to install Android 2.3 (Cyanogen Mod) on a Raspberry Pi, it is very simple to do.

To do taht, we will need some hardware and downloads :

Once you have all, let's begin !

Step 1: Step 1 : "Burning" Our Android Image on the SD Card

The first part is very simple to do (you probably done it before with Raspbian for example). We have to "put" our image on the SD card to make the RasPi able to read it and boot it :

Open Win32 Disk Imager and follow the unique step like this :

When the process is finished, you can go to the test !

Step 2: Step 2 : Connect You Pi to the TV and Power It !

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You have now Android on Rapsberry Pi !


za_tbr (author)2017-12-02

kind of worked for me . just no usb support. so no keyboard or mouse or wifi support

ArifSae (author)2017-01-25

is it only for me or the images on bottom of article are missing

Eric Brouwer (author)2015-07-19

Thanks for sharing... I need to test this on my Pi 2

The link provided, directed me to a file named "Gingerbread+EthernetManager.7z". I do not know if this is the correct image file.
I tested the file for errors, unzipped it, and burned the image to my Raspberry Pi 2 as instructed, but no response. Only power LED is on.

To bad for me.

Akuhcap (author)Eric Brouwer2017-01-22

It does this to compress, just like zip and tar. Go to and download the program to "unzip" it

mattrn99 (author)2015-07-28

Bluetooth USB dongol support?

CyprienA (author)mattrn992015-11-08

I don't know ...

gavinh6 (author)2015-11-03

Awesome, I wonder if I could turn this into a android tablet.

CyprienA (author)gavinh62015-11-08

Yeah, just buy a LCD capacitive touchscreen !

dumitrudany (author)2015-07-19

So... having Android on Raspberry, can I use the pins to control sensors or something? or is only for fun/entertaiment?

CyprienA (author)dumitrudany2015-07-20

I never tried but I think it could be possible.

Vhglxy1 (author)2015-07-20

So the purpose is just to run android apps? Anything else.... just to be able to do it is enough just asking....

dan3008 (author)2015-07-19

whats the speed like on it? Previous versions ran unusably slow... Hope this works better, I've wanted android as an option on my pi for ages...

CyprienA (author)dan30082015-07-19

It depends on your Pi, on the 2 B it is pretty good !

JavaProgrammer (author)2015-07-19

can this run apks(android apps)?

CyprienA (author)JavaProgrammer2015-07-19

Yes ouf course !

hubbe (author)2015-07-19

gotta try

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