Can we change Android source code using Android NDK..?

I am having a requirement like to add a custom setting to android native settings(like when we go to Home->settings->Display we have Screen timeout,Animation,Auto-rotate screen,Brightness settings available.But i want to add one more setting like auto-screentimeout there.i,e i need to change the source code of android..some thing related to forked android consept)so,Is this possible..?if so can we use NDK for this... Thanks in advance...

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You can download the Android source code and then create your own settings APK. However it will probably only run on the phone you are testing it, and I assume you run into problems when using different Android versions or some modifications by device manufacturers.

Read more http://source.android.com/ on how to get started.

Alternatively you could extract the settings APK from your current phone, decompile it with apktools, and then re-create it again with your changes.

Read more on http://code.google.com/p/android-apktool/

In both ways you need to have root access to install the new APK... and probably a custom recovery to restore from a nandroid backup when your modification crashes!


The Android NDK is for writing application code in C or C++.

What you want is to build your own version of the Android firmware; it is a completely separate issue. Have a look at this for starters.


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