Move androidboot parameters to bootconfig for Cuttlefish

Now that boot config is supported, the androidboot parameters that were
being passed to the kernel commandline are now being passed to boot

"bootconfig" kernel parameter is required for the kernel to process the

Test: Boot cuttlefish device with bootloader and first_stage_init
changes to handle boot config.
Bug: 173815685

Change-Id: Id1b3841081ef750644159b8803fe412c25dfdfeb
1 file changed
tree: 278548f4913ff611657a88b58d57325cbd886f58
  1. build/
  2. common/
  3. guest/
  4. host/
  5. recovery/
  6. shared/
  7. tests/
  8. tools/
  9. vsoc_arm64/
  10. vsoc_arm64_only/
  11. vsoc_arm_only/
  12. vsoc_x86/
  13. vsoc_x86_64/
  14. vsoc_x86_64_only/
  15. vsoc_x86_noapex/
  16. vsoc_x86_only/
  17. .clang-format
  18. Android.bp
  22. default-permissions.xml
  23. dtb.img
  27. OWNERS
  28. PREUPLOAD.cfg
  30. required_images

Cuttlefish Getting Started

Try Cuttlefish

  1. Make sure virtualization with KVM is available.

     grep -c -w "vmx\|svm" /proc/cpuinfo

    This should return a non-zero value. If running on a cloud machine, this may take cloud-vendor-specific steps to enable. For Google Compute Engine specifically, see the GCE guide.

  2. Download, build, and install the host debian package:

    git clone
    cd android-cuttlefish
    debuild -i -us -uc -b
    sudo dpkg -i ../cuttlefish-common_*_amd64.deb || sudo apt-get install -f
    sudo reboot

    The reboot will trigger installing additional kernel modules and applying udev rules.

  3. Go to

  4. Enter a branch name. Start with aosp-master if you don‘t know what you’re looking for

  5. Navigate to aosp_cf_x86_phone and click on userdebug for the latest build

  6. Click on Artifacts

  7. Scroll down to the OTA images. These packages look like -- it will always have img in the name. Download this file

  8. Scroll down to cvd-host_package.tar.gz. You should always download a host package from the same build as your images.

  9. On your local system, combine the packages:

    mkdir cf
    cd cf
    tar xvf /path/to/cvd-host_package.tar.gz
    unzip /path/to/
  10. Launch cuttlefish with:

$ HOME=$PWD ./bin/launch_cvd

  1. Stop cuttlefish with:

$ HOME=$PWD ./bin/stop_cvd

Debug Cuttlefish

You can use adb to debug it, just like a physical device:

$ ./bin/adb -e shell

Launch Viewer

You can use the TightVNC JViewer. Once you have downloaded the TightVNC Java Viewer JAR in a ZIP archive, run it with

$ java -jar tightvnc-jviewer.jar -ScalingFactor=50 -Tunneling=no -host=localhost -port=6444

Click “Connect” and you should see a lock screen!