A few people have asked after my last Joggler post, so here’s how to unlock the potential of your dusty Joggler…
Step 1 – Prepare a USB stick
Follow the instructions at the top of the Android Prebuild Image page of the Joggler Wiki. I used the simple option, writing the empty partition .img file from Christian with the Image Writer for Microsoft Windows tool.
Step 2 – Download Android image
Step 3 – Enjoy
Just unzip the image to the Android partition, boot up* and enjoy.
* I still haven’t made it to the Hursley Chinese lessons so I did have to switch to English. This is easier with the latest image which has a language option in grub.cfg – change it from LANG=zh to LANG=en before booting. To change the keyboard, long-press the text entry field and change the input type.
Step 3a – Get the market working
To get the most out of Android on the Joggler you’ll definitely want to install a few apps. Thanks to Angelo, it’s easy to get the Market working; the latest instructions are on the Joggler Wiki.
And finally, a few links which may be of use:
- Android page on the Joggler Wiki
- Joggler people on Twitter
- My Joggler bookmarks
- A few Joggler friendly apps
- More recommended apps
- Pre-loaded images
(includes market and other apps as described on the Joggler forum)
- Right angle USB adapter
Updated: updated steps for latest version, Mijuu Release 1.2.3/Android 2.2.2. (22 June 2011)
Update: James Pearce has been doing some great work on creating a pre-loaded image to make it easier to get Android up and running on a Joggler. I haven’t tried the tweaked images but they seem well worth a look to avoid headaches coaxing the Market in to life using the vanilla image. (11 August 2011)
Update: the 1.2.3 release from Mijuu is probably still the best version of Android I’ve found for the Joggler, but there have been a few updates since I originally wrote this post. (3 April 2012)