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    1. Solved the issue. The archive is perfect but run out of memory.
      However, is there a google play?
      How can I avoid the parse error when trying to install apk files?

  1. I have a very simple Raspberry Pi 3 project. I want to load two .jpgs and a single mpg4 movie. On a direct port controlled touch screen, I want to display one of the .jpgs which has almost a quarter of the top left corner as a touch button that starts the mpg movie. If touched again, it restarts it.

    The bottom left corner pauses the movie and if touched again continues it.

    A vertical stripe along the right side mutes and allows full volume of the sound, depending on where a finger touches it… top right = loud and bottom right = mute.

    The center area turns the HDMI on with that second jpg as a back ground, then when touched again it again, it goes dark.

    A great addition to the above is… the touch display part is controlled by one Raspberry pi, and an ethernet line goes to another raspberry pi which controls the HDMI video and sound in response to what the touch screen on the first Raspberry Pi tells it to do. Sort of a servo, from a controller pi, to the actual video and sound player pi, through an ethernet line.

    Can you write to the email given here and give me an idea of how long it would take to deliver the code, and how much money it would cost? This is a hobbyist thing, for a classroom.

    control touch screen:
    _______________________
    ………………………../\ loud
    <start/stop……………|
    …………………………|
    …………on/off……….|
    …………………………|
    <Pause/resume…..….|
    ………………………..\/ mute
    _______________________

    1. Hi,
      I’m able to have this image working with the TV (via HDMI cable). Does anybody know how to enable the raspberry touchscreen?

      1. This wasnt tested, but changing the HDMI modes may enable the TFT. I had to do the following to get my 7″ eleduino display to work.

        hdmi_group=2
        hdmi_mode=1
        hdmi_mode=87
        hdmi_cvt 1024 600 60 6 0 0 0

          1. I have eleduino 7inc display on RPI3 (android 6.0.1). Also touchscreen works with it. I had to have following changes in SD card file boot/config.txt:

            hdmi_force_hotplug=1
            hdmi_drive=2
            config_hdmi_boost=4
            hdmi_group=2
            hdmi_mode=1
            hdmi_mode=87
            hdmi_cvt=1024 600 60 6 0 0 0
            max_usb_current=1
            hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080 (may not be necessary?)
            disable_overscan=1
            framebuffer_width=1024
            framebuffer_height=600
            kernel=zImage
            device_tree=bcm2710-rpi-3-b.dtb

            The display was still incorrect resolution (overflow) and there was need to adjust the following resolution in SD card/system/build.prop file:
            debug.drm.mode.force=1024×600 (for my display resolution)

  2. When i installed the orriginal version of android tv the storage only showed 5gb even though it was on a 64gb sd card, was the image written specifically for an 8 gb sd card, does this same issue happen on the update and is there any way to expand the storage to get the full amount of the 64 gb sd card?

  3. Hi, can you tell me how to resize the screen? Pi show a “too big display” on the TV screen (or some say overspill). Also, how do you shutdown it?

  4. In this build I can’t install gapps because system partition is mounted only to read :/

    P.S.
    Could you make root by defult until it will be stable?

  5. Hi,
    I’ve mounted the Android build, kudos to you for the work, Excellent!
    I realise this is a WIP, and that I’m probably wayyyy too early for these, but I’m keen and have a few questions:
    Is pulling the power the only power-down option?
    How do I update/upgrade the version to the latest offering? I have 4.4.12-v7+ and current is .15
    I am attempting to run – mostly successfully – a movie streaming service (S.B.), however when I go to stream a file (options are VLC or Android Player) I get audio but no vision. Only one time with AP I had both, but A & V were wildly out of sync. I have attempted to mount MK viewer as I believe it’s necessary, but all that I get is a report that either the file is corrupted (I tried various iterations) or the version of Android is incompatible. Any steps I need to take?
    In total Awe,
    Fi

  6. Hi guys
    You are doing a very nice job, but i have a request for you.
    how can i set a static IP adress to rasp? using wifi everything work fine, also using a lan cable and a DHCP router…but i need to use it in a simple lan, without a DHCP capabilities.
    There is some file to edit in order to set a static IP.
    Thanks everybody
    BYE

    1. 1.) go to settings>wireless options>wifi settings
      2.) now click on the menu button
      3.) go to “Advance options”
      4.) cick on set up Static IP address
      NOTE: the steps from here are per wifi specific

      5.) enter IP as 192.168.1.65
      6.) enter subset mask : 255.255.255.0
      7.) default gateway :192.168.1.1

      for those of u who cannot figure still 

      run “ipconfig” from a windows pc connected to the wifi network and paste the output.

      1. Thanks Ric for your quick answare, but i need to use a wired lan on RJ45 connector instead wifi, is there a trick to set a static ip on lan interface? (with DHCP router everything work right)
        Thanks again

  7. I’ve got the Pi3 working reliably and running all the apps i want with a couple of exceptions. All that’s left is to attach the 7″ raspberry tou

    1. how you did it, the launcher cannot start for me on pi 3 B so I had to install apex launcher but apps takes too long to load and at the end neither chrome can come up :-( nor netflix

  8. Hello,

    i use my raspberry pi with touch. Touch works well but i cant go back after i start a application.
    Back, home and running app buttons are not shown on screen.

    How i can go back to homescreen or switch on the buttons (back, home etc.) on screen?

    Thx.

  9. Hi, I am trying to install gapps from opengapps.org
    I choose platform = arm, android version = 6.0, variant = pico, then downloaded archive open_gapps-arm-6.0-pico-20160903.zip
    After unzip I found PrebuiltGmsCore.apk, GoogleServicesFramework.apk, GoogleLoginService.apk, Phonesky.apk and pushed them to /system/priv-app

    I used these commands:

    adb remount

    adb push ‘open_gapps-arm-6.0-pico-20160903/Core/gmscore-arm/480/priv-app’ /system/priv-app
    pushed: /system/priv-app/PrebuiltGmsCore/PrebuiltGmsCore.apk

    adb push ‘open_gapps-arm-6.0-pico-20160903/Core/gsfcore-all/nodpi/priv-app’ /system/priv-app
    pushed: /system/priv-app/GoogleServicesFramework/GoogleServicesFramework.apk

    adb push ‘open_gapps-arm-6.0-pico-20160903/Core/gsflogin-all/nodpi/priv-app’ /system/priv-app
    pushed: /system/priv-app/GoogleLoginService/GoogleLoginService.apk

    adb push ‘open_gapps-arm-6.0-pico-20160903/Core/vending-all/nodpi/priv-app’ /system/priv-app
    pushed: /system/priv-app/Phonesky/Phonesky.apk

    adb reboot

    After reboot I saw an error dialog with the message “Unfortunately, Google play services has stopped.”
    When I try to open the Google Play, I see the error “This version of the app isn’t compatible with your device. To fix this problem, go to Settings and uninstall updates for the Google Play Store app.”
    But I can’t find any updates for the Google Play in the Settings app

    I also tried gapps for arm 64, but it doesn’t work too

    After all I found this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUc2oJuxk6E
    and successfully installed and opened Google Play, but some apps chashes with error about need to update the Google Play Services.

    How can I install the latest version of Google Play Services?

  10. hello,
    i have a problem with all the distributions of android for rpi

    My computer screen (21″) can run any version of android with my rpi3 but on my tv screen (panasonic TX-P42ST30E) 42″ it’s doesnt works…
    What can I do?
    Is it a graphic problem ?

    Raspbian, osmc etc works correctly…

  11. Dear Developer,
    in your blog could you add a section for the latest image for Android TV on Pi3, please?
    I have some trouble to find your last img.
    Moreover, could you add a Gapps (like pico Gapps) in the image, please?

    I’ll looking forward for a your reply,
    cheers

    1. That german student knows, and i have personal contact with Igor, go freakin read the video description. It’s all done with his permission. The freakin code is open-source, how is that stealing?

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