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    Default [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    How I Port Roms



    PREREQUISITES :
    * Base rom(CM7/CM9)
    *Rom you want to port(Must be MDPI I believe)
    *7-zip or Winrar

    OPTIONAL: APKtool if you want to fix MMS


    STEP 1:

    Open Base Rom,

    If CM7: Delete Apps, Framework, and Media
    if CM9: Delete Apps, Framework, and go INTO the media folder, delete everything but the EMD files.


    STEP 2:
    IF CM7:Copy Apps, Framework, and Media from Port, to Base

    IF CM9:Copy Apps, Framework, And audio folder.

    MIUI: Copy Everything in the media folder except EMD files
    STEP 3:
    Go into bin of both roms, Copy EVERYTHING from Base, to Port. Next, copy everything in Port to Base. This will fill in missing files.
    STEP 4:
    Go into etc/Init.d/ in both roms. Copy EVERYTHING from Base, to Port. Next, Copy everything in Port to Base.

    STEP 5:
    Go into etc/Permissions in both roms. Copy EVERYTHING from Base to Port, then Port to Base
    STEP 6:
    Go into etc of both roms. Copy other files(NOT FOLDERS) from Base to Port, then Port to base.

    STEP 7:
    Go to Lib of both roms. Copy all Lib files from Base to Port, then Port to Base.


    IF it's a special rom, you need some other files. (Search XDA if you get problems)
    STEP 8:
    Go into Xbin of both roms. Copy all from Base, to port. Then Port to Base.



    After those are done, you should be able to flash the BASE rom with no problem, and enjoy the ported rom.



    Post #2 will be Hotfixes(MMS, How to include Tweaks properly, etc)


    I'll add screenshots when I get a chance.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    Awesome thank you!!

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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    Could I make my own fixes for like MMS, personal customizations with favorite roms, stuff like that?
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    What do you mean by that? :P

    Second post will also have something I call " The Lazy Porter " xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyLurkin View Post
    What do you mean by that? :P

    Second post will also have something I call " The Lazy Porter " xD
    I like to test like EVERY rom that comes out, and MMS doesn't work on some ports, and I want to learn to fix a bug if I see it.
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    Good guide thanks

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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    What do I use as a base?
    Any v rom I choose?


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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    Thank you for your wisdom. You are far too kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamhos View Post
    What do I use as a base?
    Any v rom I choose?


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    Yea any v rom that has at least mostly everything working

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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpackar View Post
    I like to test like EVERY rom that comes out, and MMS doesn't work on some ports, and I want to learn to fix a bug if I see it.
    You'll need APKtool to do so.

    android-apktool - A tool for reverse engineering Android apk files - Google Project Hosting

    If you use Windows, Extract files from

    apktool-install-windows-r04-brut1.tar.bz2
    apktool1.4.3.tar.bz2

    And put them in C:\Windows\
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyLurkin View Post
    You'll need APKtool to do so.

    android-apktool - A tool for reverse engineering Android apk files - Google Project Hosting

    If you use Windows, Extract files from

    apktool-install-windows-r04-brut1.tar.bz2
    apktool1.4.3.tar.bz2

    And put them in C:\Windows\
    Here is a new version of Apktool, the project was taken over by iBotPeaches because Brut.all stopped development.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    What devices can you port from? Could I port to the Optimus Slider? Or port in from something like the Nexus to the OV? Are there limitations.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    Quote Originally Posted by EarthnFire78 View Post
    Here is a new version of Apktool, the project was taken over by iBotPeaches because Brut.all stopped development.
    This explains sooooooo much! Now I can decompile systemui the right way for ICS!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky_1 View Post
    What devices can you port from? Could I port to the Optimus Slider? Or port in from something like the Nexus to the OV? Are there limitations.
    You can attempt. Won't hurt. Stock based roms won't boot though.

    CM7, 9 or 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky_1 View Post
    What devices can you port from? Could I port to the Optimus Slider? Or port in from something like the Nexus to the OV? Are there limitations.
    The nexus is an hdpi armv7 device. You can port, but you'll have to resize every single image to mdpi and recompile every single binary for armv6. And there will likely be some more issues too.

    Typically. When porting you stick with the same screen size and CPU instruction set. If you have an hdpi armv7 device, port from hdpi armv7 devices. If you have a tegra tablet, porting from other tegra tablets is easiest. If you have a crappy mdpi phone with an obsolete armv6 CPU, you know what to do.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    Thanks guys. I was thinking of porting a nice cm7 ROM to the wife's Slider, but with no cm7 base ROMs, looks like its a no go.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    I have op V and op slider. And I have been waiting for some fun with slider. And... just waiting ; kind of interesting to see the huge difference between op V and op slider, where the slider is supposed to be the big brother, but not much custom ROMs.

    bun
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    Port from the v to the slider


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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    [Q] When you are copying from base to port, are you overwriting almost all of the files in the port folder with the base files? Or are you skipping?
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    Writing Over. By doing so, it will fill in missing files if for apps. Like if your missing a lib for quickpic. It'll fill it in, and the app will work now

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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How I ported roms?

    Do you need permission to port someone's rom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky_1 View Post
    Do you need permission to port someone's rom?
    U only need permission if you want to release it

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