PX4 Cloning without submodules

Hello everbody!

In order to upload PX4 to my git I had to remove the PX4 submodules.
I was wondering if I can clone PX4 and build it without the submodules being added. ( I want to clone my git and later update the submodules manually.)

Is this something that can be done and if yes can you please let me know how to go around doing it?

Thanks for your replies!