Former Writer · May 11, 2012 at 10:30 am

Guide Helps Users Port AOSP ROMs to Their Device

In Android, things are ported all the time. Sometimes it’s a ROM going to different devices, apps coming from different platforms, or in some cases even root methods can be shared between devices. As it stands, porting things can yield some of the most exciting and rewarding development work until built-from-source ROMs like CyanogenMod 9 are released. In some cases, many aspiring developers pick up the torch and begin the porting process themselves. Many wonder where to even begin, and while there are tutorials out there, some can be downright intimidating to read through.

This is something that aspiring developers need not worry about thanks to a tutorial written by XDA Senior Member Peteragent5. The guide, which covers the very basics of porting, will help you get started on the right track to properly porting your favorite AOSP-derived ROM to your favorite device.

To start with, Peteragent5 explains the very basics. The ROM you are porting must support the same instruction set as the target device (ARMv6, ARMv7, etc). The guide then walks users through finding a proper base ROM and how to port. Unfortunately, the guide won’t help you fix bugs or issues. However, the hardest part of becoming a developer is getting started, and this is a tutorial that beginning developers absolutely cannot pass up.

For the full guide, head over to the original thread and get started.


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