Compiling Busybox for ARM and Android

# Download the source from git

hamilton@saygon:/tmp$ git clone git://

hamilton@saygon:/tmp$ cd busybox/

#Export ARCH and  CROSS_COMPILE (check your toolchain)

export ARCH=arm
export CROSS_COMPILE=/opt/gcc-4.1.2-glibc-2.5-nptl-3/arm-none-linux-gnueabi/bin/arm-none-linux-gnueabi-

#Enter the configuration interface

hamilton@saygon:/tmp/busybox$ make menuconfig

#and follow these procedures

$ Busybox Settings --> Build Options --> Build Busybox as a static binary (no shared libs)  -  Enable this option by pressing "Y"
$ Busybox Settings --> Build Options --> Cross compiler prefix  -  Set this option equal to "arm-none-linux-gnueabi-"
$ Busybox Settings --> Installation Options --> Don't use /usr  -  Enable this option by pressing "Y"
$ Linux Module Utilities --> () Default directory containing modules - Set this option to nothing
$ Linux Module Utilities --> () Default name of modules.dep - Set this option to nothing

#Select desired packages and save your configuration and run make, after compilation you will have a busybox binary

hamilton@saygon:/tmp/busybox$ file busybox
busybox: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, for GNU/Linux 2.6.14, stripped

#Upload the file to your adb device and install busybox using ./busybox –install -s

#You can find more tips here

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