Fri 25 May 2018

Filed under Gentoo

Tags android gentoo gsoc

Preface

As we now have preinit and the crucial UART console available, we can start bringing up the real GNU/Linux system--Gentoo Linux in this case. This article will focus on the following topics:

  • Filesystem structure and mounting procedure (in details)
  • Launch sequence to bring up OpenRC
  • Crafting a preinit …
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Mon 21 May 2018

Filed under GSoC 2018

Tags android gentoo gsoc

Things done this week

Due to having to take an exam in Algebra last Friday, I revised for the test this week and didn't have much progress in GSoC this week. This article sums up what I've tried to achieve in the past week.

Makefile to unpack and repack boot …

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Sat 12 May 2018

Filed under GSoC 2018

Tags android gentoo gsoc

Things done this week

This week was about creating a repository for an init program written in C/C++, testing it out, and trying to load the real init inside Gentoo root. The progress of each subproject are listed below.

Writing a "preinit" in C/C++

I've set up a …

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Fri 11 May 2018

Filed under Android

Tags android gsoc encryption

The story

I'm working on my GSoC 2018 project, and part of my work at this point is to take over init on an Android system. In order to get to the real root located in /data on Android, I need to mount the encrypted Android userdata partition, which uses …

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Sat 05 May 2018

Filed under GSoC 2018

Tags android gsoc

Preface

As a part of my GSoC 2018 project, I'll replace Android's init with one of the init systems from GNU/Linux (OpenRC to be exact), and I've been experimenting with replacing the holy PID1 on an Android system pretty long ago (dating back to 2015), though things didn't work …

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