Originally Posted by aaz03
Hello , I'm very disappointed of the interest of the developpers for the LTE variant of the S3 so i wanted to port i9300 roms from myself , according to hardware , the only changes are the modem and the ram right ? So how could i port these roms ? From no specific knowings , i'd like to at least learn how to do it without big risks of brick so help please .
Thank you and sorry for english mistakes if i've done some.
this is not a easy question for random guys like me with almost zero knowledge about developing, although on the other hand a developer could simply explain how its done by f.e. making a thread about porting roms specifically to our i9305 in noobs language (if possible) but i doubt that this will happen, as it is very much time consuming and a lot of thinking and typing work. personally i think a thread like this would bring some life into our i9305s threads, dont you think so..?
to get you already started with some learning and discovering for yourself, read further..
the best method for porting roms is IMO building from source, but this is not as easy as it sounds..
first you will need to set up a build environment. I assume youre using Windows OS, now if you got a 64 bit system this is exactly what you need.. fortunately for you and others there is a custom branch of the Ubuntu OS thanks to @sylentprofet
to use with Oracles VB/VM (Virtual Box/Machine) already preconfigured for building
require building/developing experience though) all you need to do is download the source and commit, fork, cherry-pick etc. if you decide to step into the android development world, you will learn more step by step however having some basic knowledge like terminal commands and git commands would be useful.
Also you need to get familiar with github and how it is used, check out here
I recommend lots of research though before actually taking any actions!! all these things will make you feel
at times, but do not give up! for there were is a will, theres a way
Download builduntu v1.4 here
Download Oracles VB here
Guide-how to build rom from source
(most recent one i guess)