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Hello,
I am pretty sure this is a fairly common question and everyone would like to have kitkat on his device. I can use google to find out most of the tasks i am about to do, but i have to ask first.
I have a pretty anonymous device, a Chinese phone, rebranded in Europe. It features a hardware similar to this: mediatek MT6577
However the manufacturers only released a 4.0.4 ICS Android for it, and the comunity managed to develop a 4.2.2 JB. It is important to know that other manufacturers have rebranded this phone as well.
It is known as Allview p5 duo, Fly IQ441, Walter Primo G1(i think) and other brands.
What would i need to make a kitkat ROM image for this model? How hard is it to "port" a kernel that was in ICS to 4.4? What tools would i need, and also what knowledge?
I hope some dev sees this post, sheds some light over the issue and points me in the right direction. I really want to learn about Android OS developement and i feel this is the best way. Also i want kitkat on the phone.
Thank you !
 
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Hello,
I am pretty sure this is a fairly common question and everyone would like to have kitkat on his device. I can use google to find out most of the tasks i am about to do, but i have to ask first.
I have a pretty anonymous device, a Chinese phone, rebranded in Europe. It features a hardware similar to this: mediatek MT6577
However the manufacturers only released a 4.0.4 ICS Android for it, and the comunity managed to develop a 4.2.2 JB. It is important to know that other manufacturers have rebranded this phone as well.
It is known as Allview p5 duo, Fly IQ441, Walter Primo G1(i think) and other brands.
What would i need to make a kitkat ROM image for this model? How hard is it to "port" a kernel that was in ICS to 4.4? What tools would i need, and also what knowledge?
I hope some dev sees this post, sheds some light over the issue and points me in the right direction. I really want to learn about Android OS developement and i feel this is the best way. Also i want kitkat on the phone.
Thank you !
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Thank you for your answer. I would also be interested in actual development as it is an area that interests me. What would i need to actually be developing parts of the Android OS. No dalvik parts related, only the OS / kernel parts. Do you guys know any good books on this?
 
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