# Build Bliss OS (v14.x)

# Starting Off

Download the BlissRoms source code, based on AOSP, phhusson & BlissRoms

Please read the AOSP building instructions before proceeding.

# What you need to build BlissOS

Latest Ubuntu LTS Releases https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server
Decent CPU (Dual Core or better for a faster performance)
8GB RAM (16GB for Virtual Machine)
250GB Hard Drive (about 170GB for the Repo and then building space needed)

Installing Java 8

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openjdk/ppa
sudo apt-get update && upgrade
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
update-alternatives --config java  (make sure Java 8 is selected)
update-alternatives --config javac (make sure Java 8 is selected)

# Grabbing Dependencies

$ sudo apt-get install git-core git-lfs gnupg flex bison maven gperf build-essential zip curl zlib1g-dev gcc-multilib g++-multilib libc6-dev-i386 lib32ncurses5-dev x11proto-core-dev libx11-dev lib32z-dev ccache libgl1-mesa-dev libxml2-utils xsltproc unzip squashfs-tools python-mako libssl-dev ninja-build lunzip syslinux syslinux-utils gettext genisoimage gettext bc xorriso libncurses5 xmlstarlet build-essential git imagemagick lib32readline-dev lib32z1-dev liblz4-tool libncurses5-dev libsdl1.2-dev libxml2 lzop pngcrush rsync schedtool python-enum34 python3-mako libelf-dev aapt zstd rdfind nasm rustc bindgen

If you plan on building the kernel with the NO_KERNEL_CROSS_COMPILE flag, you will need to also have gcc-10+ installed:

$ sudo apt-get install gcc-10 g++-10

# Initializing Repository

Repo initialization :

## Releases Repo ##
repo init -u https://github.com/BlissRoms-x86/manifest.git -b r11-x86 --git-lfs

sync repo :

$ repo sync -c --force-sync --no-tags --no-clone-bundle -j$(nproc --all) --optimized-fetch --prune

# Options

BLISS_BUILD_VARIANT - (vanilla, opengapps, foss) - We currently use this to specify what type of extra apps and services to iunclude in the build. 


BLISS_SPECIAL_VARIANT - This can be custom set if you wanna build a version for a specific device 
for example -jupiter for Steam Deck or -surface for Microsoft Surface series

BLISS_SPECIAL_VARIANT - This can be custom set if you wanna build a version for a specific device for example -jupiter for Steam Deck or -surface for Microsoft Surface series

## Building

$ . build/envsetup.sh
$ lunch bliss_x86_64-userdebug && make blissify iso_img -j23

# Setup FOSS apps or OpenGapps

  • If you want to build with FOSS (this will include microG Services & some extra apps), go to vendor/foss and then type

And then choose 1 (x86/x86_64) to fetch all the apps. If you want to include Bromite Webview in, type this instead

    ./update.sh "" bromite
  • If you want to build with OpenGapps, first make sure to get git-lfs (already listed in above). Once you got git-lfs, type this
    repo forall -c git lfs pull

To fetch the packages.

# Building

$ . build/envsetup.sh
$ lunch bliss_x86_64-userdebug
$ make iso_img

Adding build options

Before running make iso_img, you can adding variables into the build to integrate more stuff into the image. Note that you can put different variables into the build.

  • To build with FOSS
    export BLISS_BUILD_VARIANT=foss
  • To build with OpenGapps
    export BLISS_BUILD_VARIANT=opengapps
  • To build with proprietary libhoudini extracted from WSA
  • To add a custom label into a device-specific build
    export BLISS_SPECIAL_VARIANT=-Jupiter
  • To build the special "surface" variant which include kernel with patches from linux-surface and the iptsd userspace touchscreen daemon
    export BOARD_IS_SURFACE_BUILD=true
  • To build the special "go" variant for BlissOS Go
    export BOARD_IS_GO_BUILD=true

More build options will be in Extras part including proprietary native-bridge/widevine libraries

# Extras

We do offer some extra libraries that can be compiled into the build. These include :

ChromeOS's libhoudini/Widevine DRM L3


Clone to vendor/google/chromeos-x86, go to the folder and open terminal ./extract-files.sh

The variable to activate this is USE_CROS_HOUDINI_NB=true for libhoudini and USE_WIDEVINE=true for Widevine.

Prebuilt Widevine from Windows Subsystem for Android


Clone to vendor/google/proprietary/widevine-prebuilt, The variable to activate this is USE_WIDEVINE=true

Windows Subsystem for Android's libhoudini


Clone to vendor/intel/proprietary/houdini, The variable to activate this is ANDROID_USE_INTEL_HOUDINI=true

# Report build issues