Former Writer · May 22, 2012 at 08:00 pm

Port LewaOS and JoyOS to Your Android Phone

While the majority of XDA’s community members prefer vanilla-flavored Android, there are those who prefer their mobile OS to have a bit more of a unique touch. While there are always themes and other modifications to help color your experience, some prefer to load derivative OSes that only loosely resemble their Android core. For those, there are aftermarket operating systems such as LewaOS and JoyOS. Bearing striking resemblance to Xiaomi’s MIUI and Meizu’s FlymeOS, these variants could be just what the doctor ordered for those looking for a unique experience.

XDA Recognized Contributor blindndumb has released a guide that walks users through turning CM7 into Lewa or Joy in a process that, despite it’s many lines of code changing, really isn’t all that difficult. The process involves using tools that are easily available such as your favorite zip program, Notepad++, and ADB. It is essentially a crash course in porting, except all the steps have already been figured out. The guide runs through changing various lines of code in certain files, and replacing folders with stuff from the Lewa and Joy base ROMs.

While somewhat tedious for those not accustomed to working with code, the process for porting both OSes is very simple. Additionally, sometime in the near future, the guide will be expanded to support even more OSes. As always, make a backup in your favorite custom recovery before flashing one of your creations.

To get started with your porting efforts, visit the original thread.


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