Use boot header version 4 for Cuttlefish

Test: Boot cuttlefish with bootloader changes for header v4
Bug: 173815685
Change-Id: I618b474295d35b11a03937d3dc9a4be42d7619f4
1 file changed
tree: f685a02c8b238258e8015ace4ebedcca38fedef2
  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!