Android 10 on Raspberry pi 4 – TV Edition Over Clocked – Setup

Raspberry Pi gives you the freedom to install a huge range of operating systems, including some niche operating systems! While systems that were designed for Raspberry Pi tend to provide a more reliable user experience, there may be a time when you need a very specific feature set, like accessing Android apps. 

The Raspberry Pi has been used in many different ways over the years by many different people, but installing Android on a Raspberry Pi has always presented a challenge.
Raspberry Pi gives you the freedom to install a huge range of operating systems, including some niche operating systems! While systems that were designed for Raspberry Pi tend to provide a more reliable user experience, there may be a time when you need a very specific feature set, like accessing Android apps. 


In this article you’ll learn how to bring touchscreen support by installing Android 10.0 on Raspberry Pi 4. While the user experience can sometimes feel awkward and laggy, you’ll have multi-touch and touchscreen support, access to a huge variety of Android apps, and the bragging rights that you managed to get Android up and running on Raspberry Pi! 

What you’ll need

To complete this tutorial, you’ll need:

  • A Raspberry Pi 4
  • An SD card
  • A laptop or computer where you’ll download the Android 10 system image
  • A power cable that’s compatible with your Raspberry Pi
  • A micro HDMI cable
  • An external monitor, or, if you want that authentic Android experience, a screen that has touchscreen support
  • An external keyboard and a way to attach this keyboard to your Raspberry Pi
  • A mouse or the trackpad on your external keyboard
  • Optionally, an ethernet cable
  • Once you’ve assembled your tools, you’re ready to get Android 10 running on Raspberry Pi! 

Downloading Android 10 This build is a little special because it actually has hardware acceleration so games and apps that rely on Open GL will work with this build! 
We’re flashing this system image to our SD card using the free Etcher application, so if you don’t already have this set up on your computer or laptop, then head over to the balenaEtcher website and download the latest version. 

  • Head over to the https://lemoncrest.com/community/resources/software and download LineageOS 16.0. 
  • Insert the SD card into your laptop or computer. 
  • Launch the Etcher application.
  • In Etcher, click “Select image” and then choose the Android img file you just downloaded.
  • Click “Select target” and choose your target boot medium, which in this instance is the SD card.
  • Etcher will now flash the system image to the SD card. 

Running Android on Raspberry Pi You’re now ready to get your first taste of Android running on the Raspberry Pi! 

  • Remove the SD card from the laptop or computer and insert it into the Raspberry Pi.
  • Attach the monitor to the Raspberry Pi using the micro HDMI cable.
  • Attach the keyboard to the Raspberry Pi device.
  • Attach an ethernet cable to the Raspberry Pi. 
  • Plug the Raspberry Pi into a power source. The device should now boot automatically.
  • After a few minutes you’ll see the “Android” welcome screen. 

Mohan

Basically a Mechatronics Engineer, but frankly a Tech freak

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