It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
Compile CyanogenMod 10 for the Galaxy S
Since the Jelly Bean source was released, we’ve brought you news of a very large number of official and unofficial CyanogenMod 10 ports. Now, as new releases are beginning to wind down, various developers are writing up guides to show others how to do it. One early guide on compiling Jelly Bean from source was already covered on our Portal not too long ago. Now, more device specific guides are beginning to slip through the cracks, including for the Samsung Galaxy S I9000.
Posted here by XDA Senior Member pmos69, the guide builds on existing guides that teach how to compile CM9 from source—all fully credited, of course. It starts with the very basics, including installing Ubuntu packages, Android SDK, and Java. Then, it goes through that now familiar task of installing the repository.
After the set up, pmos69 walks users through how to compile the ROM and flash it to their devices. It is a very elementary guide, but perfect for those looking to start out and want to do so on the latest version of CyanogenMod 10. Additionally, there are tips on how to update the repository. While some may want more topics explained, it is quite easy to follow for even the most novice of users.
For more information, check out the original thread.
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