Building Replicant 6.0 on the N7100
For some reason, replicant 6.0 on the Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) is not documented anywhere for the phone and there are many build issues that are encountered before compiling.
Installing Debian Stretch
Starting with replicant 6.0 Debian Stretch is a build requirement. Fortunately, you can just install a Debian chroot and compile from there.
There's a good guide for how to do this on Wolfgang Wiedmeyer's blog: https://blog.fossencdi.org/debian-stretch-debootstrap-replicant.html
Downloading the replicant source code
Before you download the sources to any android build, it is always important to remember that you'll need to have a ton of free space, 60-70gb is the minimum.
Installing the repo tool
The repo tool here comes from Google and is required to sync replicant sources to your system.
wget https://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo chmod a+x repo cd ../
Downloading the sources
If you're using repo for the first time, you will need to put basic information down about yourself. Downloading sources may take a long time, depending on your network speed.
mkdir replicant-6.0 cd replicant-6.0 ../repo init -u https://code.fossencdi.org/replicant_manifest.git -b replicant-6.0 ../repo sync
Building toolchain and adding fdroid
Building the toolchain may also take a while.
Adding device specific changes
There is a strange issue with the git repository for device_samsung_n7100 that prevents repo from downloading it, the work around is just to download the device specific code to the build location manually.
cd device/samsung/ wget https://git.replicant.us/replicant/device_samsung_n7100/repository/archive.tar.gz?ref=replicant-6.0 tar -xvf device_samsung_n7100-replicant-6.0-a1ae70bdae481f5a09f527b8e49995677132b357.tar.gz mv device_samsung_n7100-replicant-6.0-a1ae70bdae481f5a09f527b8e49995677132b357 n7100 cd ../..
- Note: The filename for the downloaded tar may be different from the name listed above
Compiling the ROM
First, prepare the build environment then build the ROM. I'm also opening up another shell to prevent problems from occurring after building the toolchain.
bash . build/envsetup.sh lunch replicant_n7100-userdebug export ANDROID_JAVA_HOME=$JAVA_HOME
parallel_tasks=$(echo "$(grep 'processor' /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l ) + 1" | bc) make -j$parallel_tasks bacon
And finally, sign the resulting images.