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[Q] Is it possible to port a Sony ROM for our beloved Moto G?

3rd July 2014, 05:52 PM |#1  
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Hi all, I bought the Moto G last month to replace my old Xperia U.
It was a great choice, but I was used to Sony's Timescape UI and, IMO, it's the best OEM overlay of the Android world, I really love it.
Now, I saw that they're trying to port Sense 6 from the HTC One Mini 2, which has almost the same chipset as our Moto G.
My question is, is it possible to port a Sony ROM as well, maybe from the Xperia M2, which has the exact same SOC (Snapdragon 400 MSM8226) as our Moto G?
See the screenshot below, from Wikipedia
Thanks to anyone who will enlighten me on this, because I'm very curious about this

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3rd July 2014, 07:13 PM |#2  
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Hi all, I bought the Moto G last month to replace my old Xperia U.
It was a great choice, but I was used to Sony's Timescape UI and, IMO, it's the best OEM overlay of the Android world, I really love it.
Now, I saw that they're trying to port Sense 6 from the HTC One Mini 2, which has almost the same chipset as our Moto G.
My question is, is it possible to port a Sony ROM as well, maybe from the Xperia M2, which has the exact same SOC (Snapdragon 400 MSM8226) as our Moto G?
See the screenshot below, from Wikipedia
Thanks to anyone who will enlighten me on this, because I'm very curious about this

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Sure...anything is possible so long as we have the developers to help us..I'll try porting it myself!
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3rd July 2014, 07:23 PM |#3  
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Sure...anything is possible so long as we have the developers to help us..I'll try porting it myself!

Really dude? That's awesome! If you succeed, share with the community!
Even if you fail, someone may be able to help you here

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3rd July 2014, 08:21 PM |#4  
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There was some sort of ported Xperia Z Rom or smth like that for the Moto G, search the forums.
3rd July 2014, 08:48 PM |#5  
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There was some sort of ported Xperia Z Rom or smth like that for the Moto G, search the forums.

If you're talking about the Xperia ZG2 ROM, that was just a themed CM11 man..

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If you're talking about the Xperia ZG2 ROM, that was just a themed CM11 man..

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That's probably the closest one you'll ever see.A direct ROM port will be nearly impossible to port since they might have the same chipset, but there is a loads and loads of different hardware and drivers for them + patches and so on.
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11th November 2014, 04:49 PM |#7  
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That's probably the closest one you'll ever see.A direct ROM port will be nearly impossible to port since they might have the same chipset, but there is a loads and loads of different hardware and drivers for them + patches and so on.

Now we have
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It is possible to port everything, it miui has been already ported, I think that a xperia rom can be ported too
12th November 2014, 05:35 AM |#9  
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It is possible to port everything, it miui has been already ported, I think that a xperia rom can be ported too

Do not compare.
That's not because "MIUI has been ported that we can do everything..." every rom is different. MIUI has his own porting rules.
25th November 2014, 06:28 AM |#10  
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Now we have

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