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Introduction to Android Things

Setup Utility Tool, Flashing Android Things


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This lesson is going to show you how you can use the Android Things Setup Utility tool to flash a compatible development board with Android Things, In our case this will be the Raspberry Pi 3. Getting it up and running ready for developing your apps.

The Android Things tools exist to streamline development of your Android Things projects.

The Setup Utility command line tool will get you up and running with Android Things quickly. It will help you flash your board with either a generic image or your own custom image of Android Things and connect your board to Wi-Fi. A generic image is for early prototyping only and you will not have access to other Console features, such as metrics, crash reports, and over-the-air (OTA) updates. A custom image is for developers in the later stages of development beyond early prototyping. All of this will be explained across the setup utility lessons.

Hardware needed.

For this lesson you will require:

  • A Raspberry Pi 3
  • A microSD card >= 8gig

See course description for links to purchasing hardware.




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