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Old August 4th, 2010, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just 2 days ago a user who has been hammering away for a couple of months on a port of Rockbox for Android released it along with the daily builds. There is currently no pre-built APK (like there is for the different media players the project already supports) so you'll haveto download the source and compile it yourself... Initial reports sound promising and already some major bugs like high CPU load, are being improved rapidly

Rockbox - Open Source Jukebox Firmware

For those who don't know Rockbox is an alternative OS that runs on a lot of different media player platforms, iPod, Sansa, Archos, etc... Extending their capablities, such as additional music file support (like FLAC), Hugely customizable GUI and constant updates and improvements.

I use it for my aging iPod Video and always hoped they would build the music player portion into an Android app someday

I havent been able to download the source code to compile an APK for it, either the server is down or my job's network is blocking it.

I don't know if i would be allowed to post a compiled APK here. I'll let you guys know once i can, or if i find one already compiled.

Unless someone here beats me to it

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Old August 5th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well my main laptop with Linux is not very happy. Thankfully my little netbook is working fine. Downloading the rockbox source and the needed apps/libraries to build the APK. Hopefully should have one built and I will post it either tonight or tomorrow with whatever latest source is out at the time.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 11:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well thats weird... someones post as well as my reply got deleted?! What happened?

Anyhow i'll repost:

i'm having issues with building the APK, got the libraries and tools installed but keep getting an error. Haven't tried again since last week though, may take another crack at it this weekend.

Good news is that the guy working on it has been making drastic improvements since he released the source into the daily builds. I'm still hoping that, like the other player builds, they'll soon start releasing an actual APK build of it soon, especially if i can't figure out my problem.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 11:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's some news on this!

Over at XDA-Developers I made a thread kinda similar to this (you can find it here: Rockbox for Android - xda-developers). They have pre-built APKs posted in the thread and you can also find prebult APKs on the Android port of the Rockbox Wiki (AndroidPort < Main < Wiki). These are some exciting times!
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Im excited theres gonna be a rockbox prot to android.always been a fan of this
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Loved Rockbox on my 5th gen iPod Video. This is going to be pretty neat.
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Just wondering what ever happened with this project? I had a rockboxed sansa for years and I'd love to have a Rockbox App on my droid.
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