About Raspberry Pi 4
This build (RaspAnd 11 201020) works very well on the new Raspberry Pi 4. I used the latest model with 8GB RAM, but you can of course use the other models too.
ABOUT RaspAnd 11
RaspAnd 11 runs very well on a Raspberry Pi 4. I.e. the system is pretty responsive if you use a micro SD card of good quality. RaspAnd 11 has the following apps pre-installed: Firefox, Clash of Clans, Aptoide App Manager, F-Droid, Aida64 and Root Explorer. Unfortunately not Google Play Store, but Aptoide and F-Droid work as good replacements for it.
Startup of RaspAnd 11 Build 201020
The first thing you will see on the screen is this boot animation.
If you do not see this animation you haven’t installed RaspAnd correctly on the SD card. (Please use Rufus 3.12 in Windows for the installation to the SD Card).
About Aptoide App Manager
Aptoide is a software “marketplace” application for installing mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system. In Aptoide, unlike the Android-default Google Play Store, there is not a unique and centralized store; instead, each user manages their own store. So Aptoide works as a pretty good replacement for Google Play Store. I think.
F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.
About different launchers
If you install Lucid Launcher via Aptoide App Manager you can change wallpaper to whatever you want.
You can find my sources for RaspAnd 11 here. Following those instructions you can build your own “RaspAnd”.
What is Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
Read more about Raspberry Pi…
The Raspberry Pi 4 made in May 2020. It has:
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Power-over-Ethernet (this will require a PoE HAT)
- 40-pin GPIO header
- 2× micro-HDMI ports (up to 4Kp60 supported)
- H.265 (4Kp60 decode)
- H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
- OpenGL ES, 3.0 graphics
- DSI display port
- CSI camera port
- Combined 3.5mm analog audio and composite video jack
- Micro-SD card slot
- USB-C power
- 2GB, 4GB or 8GB RAM
Compatibility :: October 2020
Unfortunately not all systems made for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 will run on the new Raspberry Pi 4 computer. They need to be upgraded with a new kernel. I therefore have to upgrade the systems I distribute. I.e. RaspEX, RaspEX with OpenCPN, exGENT, RaspEX BunsenLabs, RaspEX Kodi, RaspAnd Marshmallow, RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2, RaspAnd Oreo 8.1, RaspAnd Pie, RaspAnd 10, EXTON OpSuS Rpi, FedEX Rpi3 and RaspArch. I have until now (201020) only upgraded RaspAnd 11, RaspAnd 10, RaspEX, RaspEX Kodi, RaspArch, exGENT and RaspEX with OpenCPN. Read about the new Raspberry Pi 4.
MORE NEWS 201020 ABOUT RaspAnd 11
RaspAnd 11 can be installed to a Micro SD card (preferable a class 10 card) in Windows 10 using Rufus, Win32 Disk Imager or Etcher. You can alternatively (of course) use the dd-command in a Linux system. Unzip the downloaded file raspand-android-11-rpi4-921mb-201020.zip. Then open a terminal and run the command dd if=raspand-android-11-rpi4-7500mb-201018.img of=/dev/sdX bs=4MiB
(Change X to b, d or…).
Using Rufus it will look like this.
Different Micro SD Cards
For best performance you should use SD Cards of good quality. I can recommend Samsung MicroSD Pro Plus 32GB Class 10. Write speed up to 95 MB/s. Also Samsung MicroSD EVO 16GB Class 10. Write speed up to 48 MB/s. Price 47 $ respectively 10 $ (in Sweden).
Using GParted to increase the data partition
As I said above RaspAnd 11 can be installed in Windows using Rufus, Win32 Disk Imager or Etcher. This method has one disadvantage. Only about about 5GB can be used as data storage no matter which card you use. Now say, for example, that you use Micro SD card (preferable a class 10 card) of 64GB about 56GB will be “wasted”. You can, however, change that with the help of GParted. See below how to do it.
How to get rid of the 5GB limit after Rufus, Win32 Disk Imager or Etcher has been used:
– write the image with Rufus, Win32 Disk Imager or Etcher
– start up Ubuntu or another Linux system – you can also use a Linux Live CD/USB stick
– insert your card
– start GParted – screenshot before resizing
– resize the DATA partition – screenshot after resizing
Kernel 5.4.70-exton-v8+ is used in RaspAnd 11 Build 201020.
The newer versions of RaspAnd has excellent support for WiFi (on Raspberry Pi 4, 3 Model B and Model B+). Previous problems with the WiFi connection are gone. I.e. the WiFi connection will automatically be re-established after every reboot.
PLEASE NOTE that you must be aware of the fact that the Raspberry Pi 4, Pi 3 Model B and Pi 3 Model B+ computer has its limitations and that Android 11 is a very advanced Linux system. Having said that I must also say that the apps I have included in this Build (see above) work very well.
1. Bluetooth doesn’t fully work. You can scan for Bluetooth devices and see them in RaspAnd 11 – screenshot. The pairing seems to work, but you won’t get any real Bluetooth connection. You can however use Samba to connect to your Windows computers in your Network and transfer files from or to your Raspberry Pi – screenshot
2. You can’t run Netflix.
1. The Desktop with Clash of Clans installed
2. Aida64 running showing the system info
3. YouTube running in Firefox
4. Clash of Clans running (installed via Aptoide)
5. Root Explorer running showing a Samba connection with a Windows computer
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