Build Instructions


Build Preparation

  1. Getting the source code if you haven’t already.

  2. Set your config_site.h to the following:

/* Activate Android specific settings in the 'config_site_sample.h' */
#include <pj/config_site_sample.h>

Building PJSIP

Just run:

$ cd /path/to/your/pjsip/dir
$ export ANDROID_NDK_ROOT=/path_to_android_ndk_dir
$ ./configure-android
$ make dep && make clean && make


On MinGW32/MSys, use absolute path format D:/path/to/android/ndk instead of /D/path/to/android/ndk for setting ANDROID_NDK_ROOT.

This will build armV64 target, to build for other targets such as armeabi-v7a, x86 see next section.

Building for other architectures

  • Make sure to cleanup all existing binary and intermediate files, e.g:

    $ cd /path/to/your/pjsip/dir
    $ make clean
    # cleanup pjsua sample app
    $ cd pjsip-apps/src/pjsua/android/jni
    $ make clean
    # also cleanup pjsua2 sample app (SWIG)
    $ cd /path/to/your/pjsip/dir
    $ cd pjsip-apps/src/swig
    $ make clean
  • Specify the target arch in TARGET_ABI and run it with --use-ndk-cflags, for example:

    TARGET_ABI=arm64-v8a ./configure-android --use-ndk-cflags

    Also you should adjust and library packaging path (see also #1803).


    • The ./configure-android is a wrapper that calls the standard ./configure script with settings suitable for Android target. Standard ./configure options should be applicable to this script too.

    • Please check ./configure-android --help for more info.

    • Other customizations are similar to what is explained in Building with GNU Tools/Autoconf page.

Video Support


Video on Android has been supported since PJSIP version 2.4. Some of the highlighted features include:


OpenH264 (optional)

  1. For general information on OpenH264 integration see OpenH264

  2. Copy all library .so files into your Android application project directory, for example:

    cp /Users/me/openh264/android/*.so /Users/me/pjproject-2.0/pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/libs/armeabi

libvpx (if you need VP8 or VP9 codec)

See VP8 and VP9 (libvpx)

ffmpeg (optional)

See Adding FFMPEG support

AMediaCodec, native Android codecs (experimental)

See Android H.264, VP8, VP9 (native)


To enable video, append this into config_site.h:


Specify third-party video libraries when invoking ./configure-android, e.g:

$ ./configure-android --with-openh264=/Users/me/openh264/android

Make sure openh264 is detected by ./configure-android:

Using OpenH264 prefix... /Users/me/openh264/android
checking OpenH264 availability... ok


If you use PJSIP before version 2.6, you need to specify external libyuv via the configure script param --with-libyuv, check #1776 for more info.

Adding Video Capture Device to Your Application

Copy the java part of PJSIP Android capture device to the application’s source directory:

cp pjmedia/src/pjmedia-videodev/android/PjCamera*.java [your_app]/src/org/pjsip/

Since 2.12, the capture device uses Camera2 API (see also #2797 for more info), application need to configure the CameraManager instance in PjCameraInfo2 before using the camera, e.g:

@Override protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
   CameraManager cm = (CameraManager)getSystemService(Context.CAMERA_SERVICE);

Using Video API

Please check Working with Video (PJSUA2 Guide).

Video capture orientation support

To send video in the proper orientation (i.e. head always up regardless of the device orientation), application needs to do the following:

  1. Setup the application to get orientation change notification (by adding android:configChanges="orientation|keyboardHidden|screenSize" in the application manifest file and override the callback onConfigurationChanged()).

  2. Inside the callback, call PJSUA2 API VidDevManager::setCaptureOrient() to set the video device to the correct orientation.

For sample usage, please refer to pjsua2 sample app. Ticket #1861 explains this feature in detail.

OpenSSL Support

  1. Build OpenSSL (tested with OpenSSL 1.0.2s) for Android. The instruction provided here is specifically for arm64. For other architectures, modify accordingly.

    Please visit this page for reference and some examples.


    You need to change the NDK path and the API platform level below.

    cd openssl-3.0.4
    export ANDROID_NDK_ROOT=[your_android_ndk_path]
    # Change the host as required (e.g: linux -> darwin)
    ./Configure android-arm64 -D__ANDROID_API__=29

    Then copy the libraries into lib folder:

    mkdir lib
    cp lib*.a lib/
  2. Specify OpenSSL location when running configure-android, for example (with Bash): (change the openssl path folder)

    TARGET_ABI=arm64-v8a ./configure-android --use-ndk-cflags --with-ssl=[your_openssl_path]

    And check that OpenSSL is detected by the configure script:

    checking for OpenSSL installations..
    checking openssl/ssl.h usability... yes
    checking openssl/ssl.h presence... no
    aconfigure: WARNING: openssl/ssl.h: accepted by the compiler, rejected by the preprocessor!
    aconfigure: WARNING: openssl/ssl.h: proceeding with the compiler's result
    checking for openssl/ssl.h... yes
    checking for ERR_load_BIO_strings in -lcrypto... yes
    checking for SSL_library_init in -lssl... yes
    OpenSSL library found, SSL support enabled
  3. Build the libraries:

    make dep && make

    If you encounter linking errors, you need to add this in user.mak:

    export LIBS += "-ldl -lz"

Trying our sample application and creating your own

Setting up the target device

To run or debug application (such as the sample applications below), first we need to setup the target device:

Building and running pjsua2 sample applications (Java & Kotlin)

Sample applications using pjsua2 API with SWIG Java binding is located under pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android. It is not built by default, and you need SWIG to build it.

Follow these steps to build pjsua2 sample applications:

  1. Make sure SWIG is in the build environment PATH.

  2. Run make from directory pjsip-apps/src/swig (note that the Android NDK root should be in the PATH), e.g:

    $ cd /path/to/your/pjsip/dir
    $ cd pjsip-apps/src/swig
    $ make

    This step should produce:

    • native library in pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/pjsua2/src/main/jniLibs/arm64-v8a


      If you are building for other target ABI, you’ll need to manually move to the appropriate target ABI directory, e.g: jniLibs/armeabi-v7a, please check here for target ABI directory names.

    • pjsua2 Java interface (a lot of .java files) in pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/pjsua2/src/main/java/org/pjsip/pjsua2

  3. Make sure any library dependencies are copied to pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/pjsua2/src/main/jniLibs/arm64-v8a (or the appropriate target ABI directory), e.g: for video support.

  4. Open pjsua2 project in Android Studio, it is located in pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android. It will contain three modules: - pjsua2 Java interface: pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/pjsua2 - Java sample app: pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/app - Kotlin sample app: pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/app-kotlin

  5. Run sample app.

Log output

The pjsua2 sample applications will write log messages to LogCat window.

Creating your own application

For developing Android application, you should use pjsua2 API whose Java interface available via SWIG Java binding.

  1. First, build pjproject libraries as described above.

  2. Also build pjsua2 sample application as described above, this step is required to generate the pjsua2 Java interface and the native library.

  3. Create Android application outside the PJSIP sources for your project.

  4. Get pjsua2 Java interface and native library from pjsua2 sample application:

    1. Copy pjsua2 Java interface files from `pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/app/src/main/java to your project’s app/src/main/java folder, e.g:

      $ cd $YOUR_PROJECT_DIR/app/src/main/java
      $ cp -r $PJSIP_DIR/pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/app/src/main/java .
      # Cleanup excess pjsua2 application sources.
      $ rm -r org/pjsip/pjsua2/app
    2. Copy native library from pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/app/src/main/jniLibs to your project’s app/src/main/jniLibs folder:

      $ cd $YOUR_PROJECT_DIR/app/src/main/jniLibs
      $ cp -r $PJSIP_DIR/{pjsip-apps/src/swig/java/android/app/src/main/jniLibs .
  5. Start writing your application, please check pjsua2 docs for reference.

Pjsua sample application with telnet interface

There is also the usual pjsua with telnet command line user interface, which is located under pjsip-apps/src/pjsua/android. It is not built by default and you need SWIG to build it. Application flow and user interface are handled mainly in the native level, so it doesn’t use pjsua2 API with Java interface.

Follow these steps to build pjsua:

  1. Make sure that pjsua app is included on the build.

    Call this before calling configure-android

  2. Proceed to normal build by calling configure-android, make dep, make

  3. Make sure SWIG is in the build environment PATH. Alternatively, update SWIG path in pjsip-apps/src/pjsua/android/jni/Makefile file.

  4. Run make from directory pjsip-apps/src/pjsua/android/jni. The Android NDK root should be in the PATH, e.g:

    $ cd /path/to/your/pjsip/dir
    $ cd pjsip-apps/src/pjsua/android/jni
    $ make
  5. Open pjsua2 app project in Android Studio, it is located in pjsip-apps/src/pjsua/android.

  6. Run it.

  7. You will see telnet instructions on the device’s screen. Telnet to this address to operate the application. See CLI Manual.

Kotlin Support

Have a look at #2648