Android - backports (Xenial only)

PPA description

Android backports (android-platform-system-core with adb) for Xenial only.


                      Android - backports (Xenial only)


*boringssl, *libselinux, *libunwind, *libnativehelper, *system-core (includes
adb), *system-extras, f2fs-tools, p7zip

  * denotes a shorthand package name with a common prefix or suffix removed


Backports of various Android related packages to Xenial from Eoan.

*** Install ***

To install adb (from android-platform-system-core) requires GCC > 6 so first add a toolchain PPA (with backported GCC) must be added. Do the following:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/toolchain
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install adb

*** Build ***

Packages were built with GCC 7.4.0 from ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test [*] due build failures on GCC 5.4.0 (GCC > 6 is required and GCC 7.4.0 was chosen).


Two additional backports (f2fs-tools and p7zip) are required for successful building and install, so they are copied here (from ppa:savoury1/backports).

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:savoury1/android to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/android
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

deb xenial main 
deb-src xenial main 
Signing key:
4096R/E996735927E427A733BB653E374C7797FB006459 (What is this?)


For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Rob Savoury.

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18 of 8 results
Package Version Uploaded by
android-platform-external-boringssl 8.1.0+r23-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-10-02)
android-platform-external-libselinux 8.1.0+r23-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-10-02)
android-platform-external-libunwind 8.1.0+r23-2~16.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2019-10-02)
android-platform-libnativehelper 8.1.0+r23-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-10-02)
android-platform-system-core 1:8.1.0+r23-5~16.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2019-10-02)
android-platform-system-extras 8.1.0+r23-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-10-02)
f2fs-tools 1.11.0-1.1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-10-02)
p7zip 16.02+dfsg-7~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2019-10-02)
18 of 8 results

Latest updates

  • android-platform-system-core 68 weeks ago
    Successfully built
  • android-platform-system-extras 68 weeks ago
    Successfully built
  • p7zip 68 weeks ago
    Successfully built
  • android-platform-external-libunwind 68 weeks ago
    Successfully built
  • android-platform-external-libselinux 68 weeks ago
    Successfully built