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Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.1 – Build 170423/170422 – with GAPPS and kernel 4.11-rc7/4.10.11-exton-android-x86_64

NEWS 170423: AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 with kernel 4.11-rc7-exton-android-x86_64 respectively kernel 4.10-11-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS

My new builds of Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.1 have GAPPS pre-installed. I.e. Google Play Services, Google Play Store 7.6.08.N-all, Gmail and YouTube 12.09.58. Also many other apps. For example: Spotify 8.4.0.539, Clash of Clans 8.709.23, File Manager 2.0.0.355, Google Earth, Google Maps 9.48.2, SnapTube 4.3.0, Firefox 53.0 and Google Chrome 58.0. The two systems are called android_x86_64-7.1.1-nougat-gapps-kernel-4.11.rc7-exton-1160mb-170423 respectively android_x86_64-7.1.1-nougat-gapps-kernel-4.10.11-exton-1160mb-170422.

PREREQUISITE
Both systems have to be installed manually to hard drive. To be able to do that you must have at least one Linux system installed on your hard drive. You must also use Grub as bootloader.

ABOUT Andex Nougat 7.1.1
My compiled Android-x86_64 systems (Nougat 7.1.1) can run from hard drive on certain computers. They must be installed to hard drive and run from there. The systems can be installed on almost all newer laptops (and some Desktop computers). For example Acer (Aspire), HP, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Thinkpad, Fujitsu, Panasonic and Asus laptops. I can also mention that I could run my new Nougat versions without problems on a HP Pavilion 500-317no Desktop Computer. The Android-AndEX systems are distributed in the form of a Zip files. I.e. not as ISO files as the rest of my Linux distributions. You must do a manual installation to hard drive. That can even be done to a drive where you already have another Linux system (for example Ubuntu 17.04) installed. That’s sort of a Frugal Installation (normally used by Puppy Linux).

Android Nougat 7.1.1 was released 170106.

KERNELS
AndEX Nougat Build 170423 uses kernel 4.11-rc7. (Latest kernel by 170423). AndEX Nougat Build 170422 uses kernel 4.10.11. (The second latest stable kernel by 170423).

KNOWN ISSUES
1. You can’t run AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 Build 170423/170422 in VirtualBox and VMware. Note that my other two Android Nougat systems from 170201 respectively 161107 can run in VirtualBox and VMware.
2. Bluetooth won’t work.

And once again please note this
PREREQUISITE
Both systems have to be installed manually to hard drive. To be able to do that you must have at least one Linux system installed on your hard drive. You must also use Grub as bootloader.

SCREENSHOTS
Screenshot 1 – AndEX Nougat (ZIP) Desktop – kernel 4.11-rc7: andex.exton.net/andex-nougat-170423-desktop2.jpg
Screenshot 2 – AndEX Nougat (ZIP) Desktop – kernel 4.10.11: andex.exton.net/andex-nougat-170422-desktop.jpg
Screenshot 3 – About: andex.exton.net/andex-nougat-170421-vmware-about2.jpg

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  1. Thanks for your work with Android on RPi2 – It’s a good start but needs more work. I find the work done with Android on the BananaPi more stable and user friendly even though it is only v4.2.2

    It took me quite a while to figure where and then how to get Aptoide loaded. Having a web site link in addition to the program name would have saved a ton of time and frustration here. The rest of the instructions were relatively easy to follow. I used the Hiren’s Boot CD v15.2 (PartedMagic OS) to do the rest of the setup (http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd).

    Why won’t the Google Play Store app load? (actually got it to load – it just flashes and goes away when running it however)

    I found most of the media player type apps want to flip-rotate the screen and therefore don’t work either.

    I know Android because of my smart phone – less about Linux – but am a master with anything Windows. Wish I knew more on loading Android from scratch like I can with Windows. For the time being I am going back to my Android setup on the BananaPi.

    I do appreciate your work and development on the RPi2. Let me know if you want or need a tester on any future releases/upgrades.

    Thanks,

    John Scoville

  2. Dimitris Logothetis says:

    Hello
    I tried today to install RaspArch on RPI 2. The wifi started only after wicd.
    Most difficult was to install PepperFlash-12.0.0.77-armv7h.tar.gz, I tried to put it to plugins under chromium as under chromium-browser but it wont work. With exec /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium “$@” –user-data-dir
    the chromium works but only as root and without flash.
    I will try to uninstall chromium and install it from scratch but it will take a lot of time and I dont think is right, did I missed something?
    I would appreciate your help.
    I tried also RaspEx as well, the installation of flash was much easier but chrome freezes after playing a video (youtube or streamTV) for a couple of seconds (also a problem to solve).
    RaspArch seems better and not so heavy but I have to solve the problem with Flash.
    best regards
    Dimitris

    • exton says:

      Thanks for trying RaspArch and RaspEX.

      The problems you describe are not related to the fact that the systems run on Raspberry. I think.

      Have you tried flash in Firefox?

      Try to find a solution in Arch Linux documentation/forums (if you haven’t done so already).

  3. Ted says:

    Hi, great work.

    I wish to try RaspEX with chromium but wanted to determine if chromium supports HW video acceleration in tags as I wish to run webRTC at 15+fps if possible.

    Thanks

    Ted

  4. Jon says:

    Hi, i was looking at raspand, i am wondering, as each new build comes out, do i need to pay the $9, or how does that work?

    • exton says:

      I won’t release a new version of RaspAnd until I find a way to include GAPPS. In that case it will be a total rebuild.

      • Speshial says:

        Though when that rebuild does eventually come out… Do people who have already payed that $9 fee get it free or do we end up having to pay another $9?

        • exton says:

          It will be a TOTAL rebuild then, but those who ask me nicely will get it for free (if they have paid for a previous version).

  5. freard says:

    hello,
    I installed Raspex on my Rpi2 .
    I want to use putty for remote manipulation. But what is the id and password?
    I like to install Scratch 2.0 requires adobe air installation .
    Is it possible?
    Thank you very much for your work.
    Michel FREARD
    French teatcher

  6. Ross Bell says:

    Hi
    Managed to get raspex up and running, was trying to configure wsjtx but keeps giving the wrong configuration for sound input. How is the sound configured?

    Thanks Ross Bell

  7. Erik Kemper says:

    Hi,

    Is there a trick to get the 3inch PiTFT to work on the android?

    Cheers
    Erik

  8. Richard says:

    Thank hou for all your hard work this is great ttnews for rPi2 owners. Can you tell me if the Ace plawyer engine works ok?

    Many thanks

    Richard

  9. mohd says:

    hi
    first of all, I don’t know if are going to see this message or not, but I wanted to thank you for making this possible.
    secondly, I wanted to ask, do raspAnd system support raspberry extensions like the speaker, mic and fone ones

    thanks

  10. learning64 says:

    Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for efforts in building an awesome OS for the Rasberry Pi2 experience. Unfortunately, I have tried my best to get it loaded for the last three days with no luck. I have downloaded versions of Raspex from different locations, tried three different Pi modules and three different Micro SD Cards from different manufacturers. I keep getting the same error. Error states “kernel panic – not syncing : attempted to kill init!”. I have searched the net for a fix but nothing that has worked. So now I must ask should I continue trying with this Raspex version for the Pi that sounds awesome or just give up and go with another distribution. Please advise.. “learning64”

  11. learning64 says:

    I downloaded image per the link, transferred to SD card as I’ve done few times over, same issue. Must be same image, no difference. Error reads:

    “end Kernel panic – not syncing: Attempted to kill init” exit code=0x00000000b”

    I also tried two different brand of SD cards. I’m sure I’m the only one getting this error?

  12. learning64 says:

    Question could the reasons be my Pi units? I have Rasp Pi 2 B+ units with 512k memory. Are these compatible? do I need 1mb units? The micro SD Cards are 8gb’s. Pls respond.. Tks

  13. learning64 says:

    Correction, I have 512mb not 1gb RAM units. Imaged straight to formatted an 8gb SD Card. No partitions created manually.

  14. exton says:

    Insufficient RAM (512MB) can be the reason.

  15. learning64 says:

    That’s what I was suspecting judging from what I was finding on the internet. Is there a DTB file available for download that is configured for my unit with 512mb RAM so I can try or can one be made available?

  16. alonso says:

    excellent work. could compile system/bin files with busybox, su and sqlite3 to rooting. I have tried to use these files that are used in phones but I do not work here, I guess the processor RPI.

  17. learning64 says:

    Hi again, just wanted to update my thread. I switched my Pi from a 512MB RAM model to a new ver.2 1GB RAM model and RaspEx was able to boot up. So the 512mb units are not compatible with RaspEx. I have tested for a week and it’s not bad. Just need to work on choppy animations/youtube content. I will monitor the site for updates. All the best !

  18. Fabio says:

    You do not hear the sound from the browser chromium during the video, since the last installation of RaspEX: how to do, what to install, alternatives?
    Congratulations on the work you do.

    • sds says:

      Chromium does not have flash installed, maybe that’s the problem? I do get sound with html5 but it’s too choppy…

  19. Will says:

    The pinkish red background is incredibly hard on the eyes and with my 2560×1440 monitor the background is taking up around half of the screen. Any chance you guys could change it to something a bit more subtle? It’s annoying removing it on every page.

  20. Robert says:

    Hello,

    On RaspAnd 150924, how do I get the WiFi and GPS working? They work fine in Raspbian.

    Thank you,
    Robert~

  21. PETE says:

    google play is extremely slow it is just not usable, is there any way of speeding it up

  22. Petr says:

    Hello,

    First of all – thank you for all your great work!

    I was wondering – is there any plan for the RaspAnd to support the new DSI connected touchscreen display?

    This would be an amazing way to create tablet like experience with official components.

  23. Henry says:

    Have a question. Can this build run on a Rockchip RK3288 and/or RK3368 ?

  24. Phil.M says:

    How can i get a refund for a not working software?

    • exton says:

      What do you mean “not working”? All Raspberry Pi 2 are the same. I.e. all my builds for Raspberry Pi 2 work as intended. You just have to follow my instructions.

  25. Henry says:

    Hello Exton. Have a question.. I have a Rasp Pi2 B+. I downloaded and installed RaspAnd on another partition (not the 2nd Partition). How can I instruct the supplied bootloader to find the RaspAnd build in the 4th partition? Also, can I use GRUB to do the bootloading instead?

  26. Filippo says:

    Hi exton, is this Android installation capable to support GPS sensor, acceleration sensor and Camera shields for Rasp Pi3? In case not, do you think it will be possible in future versions?
    Thank you.

    • exton says:

      No, unfortunately this RaspAnd version (150924) only works on Raspberry Pi 2. As soon as possibly I will will build a new version of RaspAnd as I have done already with RaspEX.

  27. Arri says:

    Hi.

    Having fun with RaspEx, faster than Raspbian as promised!

    Trying to run kodi (no problem for installation) without success (crash…).

    Is there any solution? It would be nice to have this all-on-one.

    Regards.

    • exton says:

      Glad you like RaspEX!

      I will do a test installation of Kodi myself later. (In a couple of days or so).

      • Arri says:

        Thanks a lot.

        I have tried again following the steps stated at the referenced Kodi page (uninstalling it previously).

        The difference is that in my first try I didn’t add the repository (add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa).

        The problem becomes now at installation time.

        Regards!

        Output:
        Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
        requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
        distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
        or been moved out of Incoming.
        The following information may help to resolve the situation:

        The following packages have unmet dependencies:
        kodi : Depends: kodi-bin (>= 2:16.0~git20160220.1654-final-0wily) but 15.1+dfsg1-3 is to be installed
        Depends: libgif5 but it is not installable
        Depends: libshairplay0 but it is not installable
        Recommends: libva-intel-vaapi-driver but it is not installable
        E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

        • exton says:

          Ok, it seems difficult to get Kodi to work, (but not impossible). You could test to use Raspbian’s sources.list temporarily to get the missing packages installed – see my answer to max below (re. Bluetooth).

          • Arri says:

            No way… anyway thanks for your response.

            Arri.

            1. After configuring raspbian repos and apt-get update…


            Reading package lists… Done
            W: GPG error: http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 9165938D90FDDD2E
            W: GPG error: http://archive.raspbian.org jessie InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 9165938D90FDDD2E

            2. apt-get install kodi:
            raspex@raspberry:~$ sudo apt-get install kodi
            Reading package lists… Done
            Building dependency tree
            Reading state information… Done
            E: Unable to locate package kodi

          • exton says:

            I wasn’t thinking of Kodi. I saw it as a possibility to install the missing packages to be able to install Kodi the other way. (Using the repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa).

            You don’t have to care about the GPG errors.

            Anyway I will try to install Kodi later on in RaspEX and tell you how I did it (if I’m successful).

            EDIT a few hours later
            Well, I could install Kodi in RaspEX. It was a bit tricky, but…
            If you want to give it another try you should follow the guidelines here:
            1. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=99866
            2. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=99866
            3. http://kodi.wiki/view/Raspberry_Pi/FAQ#Video_and_audio_formats_the_Raspberry_Pi_can_playback

            Kodi is started with the command kodi-standalone

            Kodi will look like this when running in RaspEX

            NOTE: To be able to install all packages needed you’ll have to switch between RaspEX’s sources.list and Raspbian’s sources.list a couple of times. Use Synaptic when installing new packages. Start with installing kodi-bin.

            Maybe I will make a RaspEX version with Kodi preinstalled, but it depends on how useful I’ll find it to run Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3/2. (I have never used Kodi before in any OS).

  28. Robert Flanagan says:

    Thanks for the new RaspEX version. I included the line “disable_overscan=1” in /boot/config.txt to remove the black bar around my screen. Great work!

  29. Greetings from Howick, Auckland New Zealand.

    I bought, recently, a Raspberry Pi 3 B and have tried your RaspEX OS with it.

    However, I have a slight problem. When the OS boots up, the text and the icons are both too small to see properly.

    The font size is about .5 mm and the icons about 1.5 mm to 2.0mm.

    I’m guessing that you might have used a different resolution on your monitor screen when you saved the files. Could that be correct?

    Keep up the good work.

    Regards.

    G.S. Williams

  30. P.S.

    I’m using the RPi 7″ screen.

    G.S. Williams

    • exton says:

      So you can run RaspEX and use the official Rpi 7″ touchscreen? That’s good news!

      Font sizes: Try to change values in /boot/config.txt. Maybe you should also change LXDE’s Desktop preferences.

      If you run the command sudo raspi-config and you will get a menu with different configuration alternatives. Maybe you can change something there.

      Do me a favor and post a picture of your Raspberry Pi 3 with the touchscreen attached while running RaspEX.

      • Hi Exton,

        I don’t think that you got the point!

        The font size in the boot-up and on the main screen after boot-up were too small to read, so it is impossible to use the CLI.
        The graphics settings need to be changed for the Raspi 7″ screen, and that can only be done at your end. The screen settings need to be changed.

        Thanks.

        G.S. Williams

        • exton says:

          I think I did. If you can’t read anything because of the small font size (while using the touchscreen) you’ll have to use another monitor (first) and do your changes.

          • Unfortunately, I tried that unsuccessfully. My Pi , even with other OSs, would not recognise any other monitor.

            Sorry, we missed again.

            G.S. Williams

          • exton says:

            That’s strange. I can’t very well make a special version of RaspEX for the 7″ touchscreen. Especially since I don’t have one myself.

            The file /boot/config.txt is anyhow possible for you to edit. Have you tried that?

  31. Fred Finster says:

    How difficult would it be to port your RaspberryPi3 RaspEX software to this NanoPi2 hardware. https://andahammer.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=61_77
    https://andahammer.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_77&product_id=51 Using the AmPak AP6212 Wifi & Bluetooth interface

    http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/10/30/nanopi2-is-a-tiny-board-with-samsung-s5p4418-processor-wifi-and-bluetooth-connectivity/

    http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/images/5/57/AP6212_V1.1_09022014.pdf

    http://www.nanopi.org/NanoPi-2_Feature.html

    If I mailed you NanoPi2 Hardware to Sweden, What other “items” would you need to port RaspEX onto this NanoPi2 Hardware. Fred Finster WB7ODY Amateur Radio operator. Private email with details. I Don’t expect you to write software for free.

    • exton says:

      If you can’t run RaspEX or Raspbian on the NanoPi2 right now (not even boot up the systems) the whole thing involves a lot of work. Then I don’t think I’m the right person to turn to. It’s something for the developers at Linaro.

  32. Hi, Exton,

    When I first tried to use my main Monitor, the 7″ touch-screen monitor was still connected and was stopping the Pi from recognising the main monitor, hence the problem.

    Since our last communication, I have disconnected the 7″ touch-screen and tried the main monitor again, successfully.

    So I wish to apologize for wasting your time.

    Best wishes.

    G.S. Williams

    • exton says:

      Ok, but if you can fix your issues please do me a favor and post a picture of your Raspberry Pi 3 with the touchscreen attached while running RaspEX.

  33. Don Gateley says:

    Hi, Exton. Thanks for Raspex. I’m trying to use 421 headless without ever connecting a monitor or keyboard and find that neither VNC Viewer or TightVNC Viewer are able to make a connection. I tried 192.168.1.1xx:1 and raspberry:1 as addresses and am told “The connection was refused by the host computer”

    I can log in via PuTTY ok as raspex (the root password doesn’t seem to be root) but sudo apt-get update fails to find paths it needs.

    Must the first graphical connection be via keyboard/display hardware rather than VNC? Thanks.

    • exton says:

      As I say at http://raspex.exton.se/?p=328 under About SSH, PuTTY, Samba, VNC4Server and VNC Viewer
      Please read the developers information about how to configure PuTTy and VNC Viewer
      I’m no expert, but I could connect without problems. (I don’t remember right now how I did it).

  34. Nick Liversidge says:

    Hi Exton, I have installed the latest build of RaspAnd, Android 5.1 lollipop, and I have one issue and one question 🙂

    My issue is, in settings Wireless & Network I only have … More that has VPN in it and no other networking options even with a network cable plugged in. How do I fix this please.

    My question is, is there a way to root this build as I would like to use su commands?
    Thank you

  35. Javier says:

    Sorry for my English, It is posible install RaspEX in Spanish, and it would command

  36. Pat says:

    First off , Thank you.

    I recently purchased a rasp pi 3 and was searching for a new os that was not limited to media server functionality. Raspi sounded perfect. I downloaded and booted Raspi on one of my old Rasp pi 2 Computers and everything seemed to work fine. I have since moved the Micro SD card t0 my Raspberry pi 3 and although the pi boots and has Ip connectivity (previously set on Pi2) it does not prompt for a login but instead shows the kodi screen blank with no menu. Am I missing something obvious? FYI I can login via SSH

    Relevant information build 160703

  37. Pat says:

    oops, found the issue, thanks anyway

  38. X says:

    Hi.

    Thanks for all the hard work.

    I recently purchased Raspberry Pi image ( with Android Lollipop 5.1). I know it has no support for wifi and bluetooth, but I bought an Edimax USB wifi dongle in order to test connectivity.
    Have you tried with usb wifi dongles ? It is possible to add Wifi and Bluetooth support through USB dongles with this 5.1 Lollipop version?

    Regards

    Regards

  39. Isaac says:

    Hello,

    I have purchased image some weeks ago (5,1 version) and since now (summer) I didn’t have time for testing it. But now I can make it 🙁

    I have created SD partitions from lubuntu following your guide here: http://raspex.exton.se/?p=43
    Everything seem to be ok, I can see 8 files on /boot and android like structure folder on /system etc… However I can not run it. I am only see a multi color screen on Raspberry, nothing else, 2 o 3 minutes waiting… nothing…

    Can you please help me?
    Thanks in advance!

    • exton says:

      Please read all other comments from people who had similar boot problems. I.e. you have done something wrong during the installation. You shall see the word ANDROID on the screen (no multi colors). The boot process is very slow btw.

      • Isaac says:

        Hello exton and thank you a lot for reply me. The screen I see is http://elinux.org/images/9/9e/Debug-screen.jpg which seems to mean about KERNEL problem. I tried different ways to make the SD card, always the same.

        You mention about reading about other users comments, but I can not see any reference to multi colors, etc.

        For me, it is not a problem if the system load slow. I only need to run a very single app on Android. I really need having an Android running 24/365…

        Maybe could I try a newest image from you? 6.0? Could I try please?

        I really appreciate your help!
        Thank you so much

  40. Bernd Titze says:

    Hellp Exton

    I purchased this version
    RaspAnd 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 160717
    but I’m not able to install is on a micro-sd with linux-partitions, because I use W10.
    So the best way for me would be a img-file of your installation, which I can write in once on a sd-card. Can you offer something else ? Or where can I get it ?
    Best regards – Bernd

    • exton says:

      Bernd,

      No, I can’t. Sorry. RaspAnd has to be installed exactly as I describe on the INFO site. To do it you don’t have to have a Linux system installed on your computer. You can just use a Linux live CD with GParted pre-installed.

  41. Jony says:

    Dear, Exton Linux
    The link expiration time was too short. Please, request a new download link.
    I count on the understanding of you.

  42. rafp says:

    Hello,
    I Installed the new version but the apps: IPTV Player Latino, You TV Player and PlayView: I can heard the videos BUT I can’t watch them.

    The app: Google Play Service: It keep popping windows “Stopped”

    What can I do for fix it?
    What I am making wrong?

    Thanks for your help,

    Regards

  43. Peter says:

    Hi,

    I just installed the 160915 version, because in the 160315 my Clash of Clans stopped working after the update last week, I could not get it updated because the whole screen corrupted, Aptoid gave only “Server Errors”.
    At the 160915 things look beter, but when updating Clash of Clans it gives a “Not available for this device”.
    How to get it back running again??

    • exton says:

      Peter,

      Maybe this new version of Clash of Clans isn’t compatible then. What you can do is to reinstall and keep the old version of Clash of Clans. Or is there a big difference between the versions do you mean?

      • Peter Prins says:

        Hi,

        I try to uninstall it from the ES explorer, then will try a install from the playstore again, for a full install instead of a update.
        But I got the message from the ES explorer to enable root explorer from settings, I searched like hell can’t find that setting!
        Where do I find it?

        • exton says:

          Unfortunately you can’t become root.

          When I said “reinstall” in my previous answer I meant the whole system.

          • Peter Prins says:

            Pitty, so far for RaspAnd it was the only reason for me to buy it, to play Clash of Clans on a big screen.
            In the first version I bought it worked fine until a update, CoC updates are mandatory after a update release the previous refuses to start.
            But why can’t you uninstall a APP?,…it’s a basic function even on a Android phone, or am I missing something?

          • exton says:

            Unfortunately RaspAnd doesn’t work quite as good an Android phone (yet).

            What you can do is to mount the img file and remove the Clash of Clans app. Then reinstall. Hopefully you can install the now version of Clash of Clans then. Use Aptoide for that.

  44. Carlos says:

    Sorry, use the cable but can not access the Internet, I have tried the wi fi. I can not access the internet pages. raspex-ubuntu-16.10-lxde-1110mb-161019.

  45. Naveen says:

    Hi,

    I didn’t receive the download link. Please advise….

  46. Rolle says:

    My old Plasma TV doesn’t have settings for underscan or overscan the display. Fortunately Openelec/Kodi for the Raspberry let me do this.
    Does your Android also have a setting for that?

  47. Benni says:

    I´ve installed the actual release onto my PI 2B, but the system wont boot up. Didnt see any picture….

    tried 2 sdcards, to powersupplys…to type of led-tvs 🙁

  48. ugo chirico says:

    I’m studying your RaspAnd for my Raspberri Pi 3 application. It seems more promising then the other Android+Raspberry works.
    My question is: I want to set my custom boot display with my logo and texts. Is it possible with RaspAnd?

  49. Moe says:

    Hello,
    I just want to know before buy raspand if apps consider RasPand as an emulator ? are they detecting it’s an emulator ? Can you test wit the “AppLike” application on th google play store ? if you arrive to register and acces to the menu it’s mean the app doesn’t detect RaspAnd as an emulator

    Thanks in advance

  50. JJ van der Dusssen says:

    Hi, I have bought RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3/2 Build 160703 – based on Ubuntu 16.04 – with OpenCPN 4.4.0 pre-installed. I’m running it on a Raspberry 3 model B with build in wifi and bluetooth adapter. I’m trying to get the bluetooth working build have faild so far. I have seen your comment: “Bluetooth connections
    It seems difficult to use the “built in” Bluetooth adapter running RaspEX on Raspberry Pi 3. Two packages are missing. Namely pi-bluetooth and bluez-firmware. Those packages can’t be installed in RaspEX unless you temporarily change /etc/apt/sources.list. Unfortunately I could not get Bluetooth to work in RaspEX on Raspberry Pi 3 even with pi-bluetooth and bluez-firmware installed, but I’m no Bluetooth “expert”. Please let me know if you have better luck. (And how you did it). ”

    I have tried to change source.list as you described but the content is now different from what you described, so I’m a bit lost now.. I can see that those posts were from march 2016, so we are almost a year later. Is there any change ? What would be the solution to get bluetooth to work? I find it strange that it is so hard to get bluetooth to work on the R3 with this install while with standard raspian it work directly.

    • exton says:

      Probably it’s a kernel matter. My latest RaspEX build – to be released later today – uses kernel 4.4.49-exton-v7+. Kernel 4.4.49 is the latest kernel available for Raspberry Pi.

      Bluetooth works in my latest build after installing Blueman (Bluetooth Manager).
      Screenshot 1 – showing Bluetooth Manager and my Android phone
      Screenshot 2 – sending a file from my Raspberry Pi 3 to my mobile phone

      I will make a new version of RaspEX with OpenCPN with the new kernel installed (and Blueman). Just tell me you want it when it’s ready.

      EDIT a little later
      Sorry, but I have to correct myself. It seems difficult (maybe impossible) to use the “built in” Bluetooth adapter running RaspEX on Raspberry Pi 3. Using a Bluetooth dongle for example Asus USB-BT400 dongle on Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 you should have no trouble using Bluetooth in RaspEX. Watch these two screenshots when Blueman (Graphical Bluetooth Manager) is running.
      1. Showing “paring” with my Android phone
      2. Showing the sending process of a file from RaspEX/Raspberry Pi 3 to my Android phone

  51. Rishabh says:

    Hi Exton 🙂
    First thank you for all your great work! 😀
    i bought raspand Marshmallow 160915 few months back
    i was wondering is there a way to stop Android app optimizing on every boot.
    they take very long time to load ages.. 🙂

  52. R4gtl says:

    hello.
    I test last raspex.
    But i havent any internet connection (eth or wifi).
    I have an IP, i can ping my modem, but i cant go on internet “no valid active connections found”.

    • exton says:

      Wireless connections
      The new Raspberry Pi 3 computer has “built in” 802.11n Wireless LAN.
      Using Raspberry Pi 2 you have to have a Wireless USB Adapter. The only one which works for Raspberry Pi 2 is Edimax EW-7811Un (as far as I know). I both cases you must configure Wicd Network Manager (apt-get upgrade) before you can use it. (You don’t need a wired connection for that). I.e. Wicd is already installed by me, but as I just said Wicd has to be configured before you can use it. Then change Wicd’s preferences to suit your wireless connection. IMPORTANT: You’ll also have to add your router’s IP address to /etc/resolv.conf to be sure to get a permanent stable Internet connection.
      NOTE also: You’ll have to edit /etc/resolv.conf even if you use a wired connection.

  53. Per says:

    Hi!

    Just found this page and all the work you put in for the RPi – amazing work 🙂
    Based on what I’ve seen here, is there any distant plans on releasing something similar amazing for the Asus Tinker Board?
    https://www.asus.com/uk/Single-board-Computer/TINKER-BOARD/
    The current state of their own Linaro-based “TinkerOS” is not up to par with what you should expect from a company like Asus..

    Thanks in advance,

  54. Multiverse says:

    Hi exton when is your next raspand coming out.

  55. Govind Raj says:

    Reg:- RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3/2 – Build 170221 – based on Ubuntu 16.10 with LXDE, kernel 4.4.49-exton-v7+.
    I installed it on RPi3 and runs well. Appreciate your work.

    Question :- I installed Kodi from synaptic package manager and tried to run it. But I get a black scree. Can Kodi run on this build or do I have to install some other build.?
    Thanks

  56. Govind Raj says:

    Please suggest how to configure Plank dock to autostart in RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3/2 – Build 170221 – based on Ubuntu 16.10 with LXDE, kernel 4.4.49-exton-v7+, installed and running on Raspberry Pi3.

    Thanks

    • exton says:

      I don’t know how to do it. Please use Google to find a solution. Suggested search words: Ubuntu how to auto start programs boot login.

  57. Guajho says:

    Hi, I installed the version for win32disk in Rpi3. I work relatively well. The problem is that I can’t install games like the clash royale, since it tells me that the device is incompatible. Can I anything be done? thanks

    • exton says:

      I don’t think so. We will have to accept that some big games like Clash of Clans can run and others can’t.

  58. gabriel says:

    Hello, I have tried to connect to the internet with the latest version of raspex-ubuntu. But I can not connect. What am I doing wrong? I follow all the steps and I have edited resolv.conf with my ip but I can not connect to the browser.

    • exton says:

      You must do it like this:

      Wireless connections
      The new Raspberry Pi 3 computer has “built in” 802.11n Wireless LAN.
      Using Raspberry Pi 2 you have to have a Wireless USB Adapter. The only one which works for Raspberry Pi 2 is Edimax EW-7811Un (as far as I know). I both cases you must configure Wicd Network Manager (apt-get upgrade) before you can use it. (You don’t need a wired connection for that). I.e. Wicd is already installed by me, but as I just said Wicd has to be configured before you can use it. Then change Wicd’s preferences to suit your wireless connection. IMPORTANT: You’ll also have to add your router’s IP address to /etc/resolv.conf to be sure to get a permanent stable Internet connection.
      NOTE also: You’ll have to edit /etc/resolv.conf even if you use a wired connection.

      If you have done exactly like this your Internet connection MUST work. Please restart your Rpi if it doesn’t.

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