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Google Pixel 5 (redfin)

AOSP Build (Ubuntu 18.04)

Setup LXC Build Container

lxc-create aosp -t download -- -d ubuntu -r bionic -a amd64
sed -i "s/lxc.net.0.type = empty/lxc.net.0.type = none/g" /var/lib/lxc/aosp/config

lxc-start aosp
lxc-attach aosp

echo 'echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf' >> /root/.bashrc && exit
lxc-attach aosp

Install Dependencies

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rsync git-core gnupg flex bison build-essential zip curl zlib1g-dev gcc-multilib g++-multilib libncurses5 libc6-dev-i386 lib32ncurses5-dev x11proto-core-dev libx11-dev lib32z1-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libxml2-utils xsltproc unzip fontconfig python2.7 repo android-sdk-platform-tools-common vim
sudo gpasswd -a ubuntu plugdev

Prepare User

git config --global user.name "Bob Builder"
git config --global user.email "[email protected]"

Fetch sources

Check google's build numbers to identify the best tag for pixel 5: Codenames, Tags, and Build Numbers

mkdir aosp; cd aosp
repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b android-11.0.0_r14
repo sync -q -c -j8

Get the Binaries

The latest version of the binaries can be found on the Driver Binaries page. At the time of writing, this is RD1A.201105.003.B1 for EU according to this post.

curl https://dl.google.com/dl/android/aosp/google_devices-redfin-rd1a.201105.003.b1-5dbe21dd.tgz | tar xvz

curl https://dl.google.com/dl/android/aosp/qcom-redfin-rd1a.201105.003.b1-675b4528.tgz | tar xvz

git clone https://github.com/shagu/pixelmod/ vendor/pixelmod

Configure Environment

source build/envsetup.sh
lunch aosp_redfin-userdebug


m dist
m fastboot adb


Stock ROM: Download Page (Direct Download)

To enable OEM unlocking on the device: - In Settings, tap About phone, then tap Build number seven times. - When you see the message You are a developer, tap the back button. - Tap Developer options and enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging.

Turn off the phone, press and hold Volume Down, then press and hold Power.

fastboot flashing unlock

Flash all images:

export ANDROID_PRODUCT_OUT=/home/lxc/aosp/rootfs/home/ubuntu/aosp/out/target/product/redfin
fastboot flashall -w --skip-reboot

Lock bootloader again:

fastboot flashing lock


Building on Archlinux (Unstable)

The build requires ncruses5 which is no longer in the arch repositorys. It's possible to use the prebuild library that is shipped with the aosp sources or to install ncurses5-compat-libs (AUR).

pacman -S base-devel multilib-devel gcc repo git gnupg gperf sdl wxgtk2 squashfs-tools curl ncurses zlib schedtool perl-switch zip unzip libxslt bc rsync ccache lib32-zlib lib32-ncurses lib32-readline
cp prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/host/x86_64-linux-glibc2.17-4.8/sysroot/usr/lib/libncurses.so.5 /lib/libncurses.so.5

Additional Flash Commands

Flash image zip via fastboot file:

fastboot -w update aosp_redfin-img-eng.ubuntu.zip

Flash otau update via adb/recovery:

adb sideload aosp_redfin-ota-eng.ubuntu.zip