How-to: run JBoss AS 7 on an Android

    First of all the disclaimer: you can brick your Android. Read the warnings before proceeding.


    In essence we're going to install a chroot-ed environment in which we run JBoss AS 7 using OpenJDK on the booted (stock) Android Linux kernel.


    Install a Debian Distribution

    Use Linux Installer to create the chroot environment. Make sure to create a loop file which is large enough to hold the base installation, the JDK and JBoss AS 7 itself.


         I used 2GB and ended up with 743MB in use.

    Install a JDK

    Use your favorite package manager to install a JDK.


    # aptitude install default-jdk

    Create a jboss user

    For security we create a jboss user and switch to it.

    Add jboss user

    Create a jboss user under which to run JBoss AS 7.


    # useradd -m jboss

    Add permission for jboss user

    By default Android does not allow normal users access to network resources.


    # addgroup --gid 3003 aid_inet

    # adduser jboss aid_inet


    Switch to jboss user

    # su - jboss

    Install JBoss AS 7

    Get JBoss AS 7 and boot it up.

    Download and unpack

    $ wget

    $ tar zxf jboss-as-7.1.0.CR1b.tar.gz


    $ cd jboss-as-7.1.0.CR1b/bin

    $ ./