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Compiling your own toolchain from scratch

1. Download your device kernel, unpack this and create configs and headers:

make mapphone_defconfig
make headers_install ARCH=arm INSTALL_HDR_PATH=~/build/kern_h/

You must know, what proccessor chip you have on target device, and set optimisation options from ( For example, if you have Motorola Milestone - so processor chip is TI OMAP3430 - ARM Cortex a8 (armv7a arch) ( So you need use configs with -omap3430 suffix.

Also, I recommend use kernel-...configs instead of XVilka-...configs for creating toolchain for kernel building and hacking.

Set enviroment variable for building options:

export _XXCFLAGS=" -march=armv7-a -mtune=cortex-a8 -mfpu=neon" (if you have Milestone/Droid or other device on TI OMAP3430)
export _XXCFLAGS=" -march=armv6j -mtune=arm1136jf-s" (if you have HTC Hero or other device on Quallcomm MSM 7200A)

2. Download crosstool-ng (, Unpack, build (you need for: make,install,bash,cut,sed,grep,gcc,awk,bison,flex,automake,libtool,stat, wget,cvs,patch,tar,gzip,bzip2,lzma,readlink,ncurses, mpfr-dev, gmp-dev)

make install

3. Create dir toolchain-android, cd to it and copy files: XVilka-crosstool-<suffix>.config in .config XVilka-uClibc-<suffix>.config in uClibc- and then run:

ct-ng menuconfig

change anything, if you need, and save to .config then exec:

ct-ng build

4. Done! We have toolchain in build/x-tools. All tools have this triplet: arm-android-linux-uclibsgnueabi-* just add them in PATH

export PATH=$HOME/build/x-tools/arm-android-linux-uclibcgnueabi/bin:$PATH
export CROSS_COMPILE=arm-android-linux-uclibcgnueabi-
export KERNEL_CROSS_COMPILE=arm-android-linux-uclibcgnueabi-

So we can run arm-android-linux-uclibcgnueabi-gcc Also we have system root directory in: ~/build/x-tools/arm-android-linux-uclibcgnueabi/arm-android-linux-uclibcgnueabi/sys-root For some reasons we just copy it in ~/build/cross/sys-root

chmod +w sys-root
chmod +w sys-root/usr
chmod +w sys-root/usr/lib