I’ve setup Eclipse and the Android SDK as I fancied tinkering with CM7 and maybe write an App or two.

Below is a screenshot of a 2.3.3 Gingerbread “AVD” running in the emulator, with my “Hello World!” icon:


I tried to compile the Cyanogenmod 7 ROM and kernel for the emulator using these instructions on the wiki, however after downloading a few gigs worth of Git repo’s, and a few hours crunching away, it wouldn’t compile.

It seemed to get stuck near the end whilst creating symlinks to Busybox. I think it was stuck in recursive symlink hell – i.e. creating symlinks pointing to other symlinks that pointed to a non-existant file, probably meaning that busybox hadn’t compiled by that point.