Flashing Android images

Here we are. Every piece of the puzzle is in place—you can finally move forward to installing your brand new custom Android version onto your device.


As a reminder, we built the so-called stock version of the Android system: you won't find any of the Google apps in here—no YouTube, no Google Play Store.

Nexus 6

After the build process is complete, you will find all the system images you need in the out/target/product/shamu folder:

  • system.img: This is, well, the system image. It contains the whole operating system—Android Framework, system native libraries, and the system utility app, such as Calc or Clock.
  • recovery.img: This image contains what we are going to place in the Recovery partition. It contains a kernel and the ...

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