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[Q]Help getting started with ROM developement

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Hi, I am interested in starting some custom ROM work for our device. I am just looking for a little bit of direction on where to start. I understand things are a bit more complicated with our locked bootloader, but I know there is still a lot to be done. What are some good places to start tweaking performance? How about graphics and theming? if there is anything else I should know that would be great. I am not an extremely experienced programmer, but I have some experience and I am fairly comfortable tweaking system stuff. Lastly, Is there any way to get an emulater going for the A2? this would be very helpful for development to save the pain of boot loops and errors on our real device. thanks for everyone's help! Hopefully our development will take off for this phone once we get the bootloader bypass working or get it fully unlocked.
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This needs moved to general.

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This needs moved to general.

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ok sorry
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I just want to get one thing out there. If you want to develop you will NEED Linux. It makes things a lot easier than using windows.
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Moved to General to OP's request.
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I just want to get one thing out there. If you want to develop you will NEED Linux. It makes things a lot easier than using windows.

I am currently quad booting Windows, my custom arch build, ubuntu, and debian, so I am set there! I prefer linux to windows anyways, i mostly use windows just for compatability, but I am in ubuntu right now
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I am currently quad booting Windows, my custom arch build, ubuntu, and debian, so I am set there! I prefer linux to windows anyways, i mostly use windows just for compatability, but I am in ubuntu right now

Wow impressive.. I just use Ubuntu on a virtual machine..
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Wow impressive.. I just use an Ubuntu virtual machine..

Arch is pretty awesome if you have the patience/time to set it up. It's not that hard, just takes some work to figure it out
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Arch is pretty awesome if you have the patience/time to set it up. It's not that hard, just takes some work to figure it out

You'll also need a ROM kitchen to decompile ROM's, or you could just extract the zip and rezip... only problem is that if you make any major changes you need to write a new updater-script...
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