1. Justin Cardwell's Avatar
    I would like to learn how to port a Rom, if anyone has time.
    01-06-2013 09:17 PM
  2. progranade's Avatar
    I do add me on skype: pro_granade
    01-06-2013 10:57 PM
  3. dark_mirage's Avatar
    What a ridiculous question
    /thread

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    01-06-2013 11:29 PM
  4. progranade's Avatar
    Don't worry. I got this.
    01-06-2013 11:43 PM
  5. Justin Cardwell's Avatar
    I did Pro granade
    01-07-2013 06:44 PM
  6. n0ve's Avatar
    Do you even know basic unix? If your running windows, start off by designating a month minimum to stay away from microsoft, install a beginner linux (Ubuntu if you must but i think that encourages people to think microsoft and the point is not to ;\, other choices IMO would be Mint 12 or Fedora...) In navigating around your new OS, installing drivers, you'll automatically learn some basics, and take it from there. For example you will learn what the actual definition of root means.
    01-07-2013 08:23 PM
  7. dark_mirage's Avatar
    Exactly. I so very much agree with this. Ubuntu can no longer be called a starter distro because of how much it cups your sack. Like n0ve said, fedora and mint are good for noobies.

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    01-07-2013 09:02 PM
  8. n0ve's Avatar
    sudo apt-get update dark_mirage
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    01-08-2013 01:00 AM
  9. gollum18's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend Ubuntu 12.04, building android isn't stable for it yet. The preferred and what Google recommends is Ubuntu 10.04.

    Its very user friendly. Took me a whole week to master.

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    01-08-2013 02:20 AM
  10. n0ve's Avatar
    We weren't recommending ubuntu at all, just if he wanted the most "windows ui like" , but suggested others.
    01-08-2013 03:00 AM
  11. gollum18's Avatar
    Surprised to see someone else up as late as me its 3 am where I live.

    Anyways I know you guys weren't recommending it, but 10.04 isn't really that hard to learn. Still I should get around to trying mint or fedora myself

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    01-08-2013 03:09 AM
  12. Justin Cardwell's Avatar
    Would MAC OSX be ok, I know it is base on linux.
    01-08-2013 05:15 PM
  13. jonnie_r's Avatar
    OS X isn't based on Linux, its based around a Unix framework with a fork of FreeBSD which isn't Linux, it is generally classified as a POSIX system.

    However it does share similarities in the command line with the Linux kernel based systems.

    Your best choice to learn is as others suggested, get your hands dirty on a Linux based system like ArchLinux or Fedora.

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    01-08-2013 05:29 PM
  14. n0ve's Avatar
    I think fedora is your best bet, install a VM if needed.

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    01-08-2013 05:38 PM
  15. Justin Cardwell's Avatar
    I am wondering if a program such as [KITCHEN] Android Kitchen, v0.218 [Linux / Mac / Windows] - xda-developers would work.
    I read through and it is with LG VIPER.
    01-08-2013 06:09 PM
  16. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    I am wondering if a program such as [KITCHEN] Android Kitchen, v0.218 [Linux / Mac / Windows] - xda-developers would work.
    I read through and it is with LG VIPER.
    It would be better to do the coding by hand until until you know your way into terminal. But whatever floats your boat.
    01-08-2013 07:19 PM
  17. n0ve's Avatar
    It would be better to do the coding by hand until until you know your way into terminal. But whatever floats your boat.
    Exactly, because if you only learn like that when you run into trouble and there's no step 123467 what do you do? Lol

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    01-08-2013 11:11 PM
  18. dark_mirage's Avatar
    I wouldn't just suggest arch to people if I were you

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    01-09-2013 09:19 AM
  19. gollum18's Avatar
    May be a little off topic but one of my college textbooks is all about Unix, the history and everything. It even has intros to programming in it (its about 800 pages btw), which is what my major is, software development I mean.

    OSX is based on BSD Unix, the university of berkelys version of att-bells original Unix. And Linux is often referred to as a Unix clone, since it mimics the look and feel of Unix but isn't based on Unix or BSD Unix source code at all.

    Gosh I feel like a nerd now...

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    01-09-2013 07:36 PM
  20. Justin Cardwell's Avatar
    How did you learn how to port ROMS. I know this is not a innate behavior for one to wake up one day and begin. If there is a website that may help me learn. PLEASE POST!
    01-09-2013 07:49 PM
  21. Justin Cardwell's Avatar
    Me precious.
    01-09-2013 07:51 PM
  22. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    How did you learn how to port ROMS. I know this is not a innate behavior for one to wake up one day and begin. If there is a website that may help me learn. PLEASE POST!
    Actually I learned by accidently bricking my phone a couple dozen times. Luckily I have insurance.

    No seriously though, you want a guide, try something basic first like building a rom for a device that is actually supported by AOSP. Trust and believe that there are no roms on the viper yet because it's a dumb device. And LGE is just as dumb.
    01-09-2013 08:16 PM
  23. gollum18's Avatar
    Actually I learned by accidently bricking my phone a couple dozen times. Luckily I have insurance.

    No seriously though, you want a guide, try something basic first like building a rom for a device that is actually supported by AOSP. Trust and believe that there are no roms on the viper yet because it's a dumb device. And LGE is just as dumb.
    +1


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    01-09-2013 10:18 PM
  24. gollum18's Avatar
    My advice to you though, is to first learn at least some c/c++ and java (if you don't already know them) since they are the two primary languages used in android.

    Don't even fiddle with smali code at first since you have to be a cyborg to read it

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    01-10-2013 07:03 PM
  25. tommyjoesanders's Avatar
    Actually I learned by accidently bricking my phone a couple dozen times. Luckily I have insurance.

    No seriously though, you want a guide, try something basic first like building a rom for a device that is actually supported by AOSP. Trust and believe that there are no roms on the viper yet because it's a dumb device. And LGE is just as dumb.
    LGE made sure they were going make people work too unlock bootloader. and took the fun out making roms for this phone.
    01-11-2013 04:33 PM

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