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To get the Android source code you to use two tools, Git and an additional tool called repo.
Install the Git command line tool. See Git tutorial for an introduction into Git and its installation.
You also need to install an additional tool called repo. Execute the following commands for this.
# assumes that you have a local directory called bin # in your home folder # download the tool from Google curl http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo > ~/bin/repo # make it executable chmod a+x ~/bin/repo
After you installed the repo tool you can get the Android source code with the following command.
// To get the current master repo init -u git://android.git.kernel.org/platform/manifest.git ; repo sync ;
The command "git branch -a" show you all available branches, e.g. froyo and gingerbread. You can checkout them via "git checkout branch_name".
To compile the code run the following command.
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