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We have stock ROMs, aosp, omni, paranoid versions and more.

As we all know mobile phone manufactures like to include there own apps. Now porting them seems like a complicates process which in most cases seems unlikely to happen.

I open this topic to hopefully get a better understanding of how apks are put together. Here I have a few question to start with and hopefully we could find a way to make porting of apps easier in the future.

1.how does the the android framework affect the app?

2.what files in the apk check the framework if compatible?

3.which files in the apk rely on the androids framework to function?

4.What are the main files to edit in an apk?

I know many apps are different but there's obviously something which stops the from being able to work on other phones. If apps in play store can played on all phones then manufacturer software must be able too.

Hopefully together we can make it possible. I've opened this to get some ideas and views from different people and more experienced developers.


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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10i
ROM - ***FeraLab*** v28

ASUS Transformer TF300T
ROM - ADRiLAB - S.P.S Ultra Series - v1.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505
ROM - Stock 4.2.2
 
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We have stock ROMs, aosp, omni, paranoid versions and more.

As we all know mobile phone manufactures like to include there own apps. Now porting them seems like a complicates process which in most cases seems unlikely to happen.

I open this topic to hopefully get a better understanding of how apks are put together. Here I have a few question to start with and hopefully we could find a way to make porting of apps easier in the future.

1.how does the the android framework affect the app?

2.what files in the apk check the framework if compatible?

3.which files in the apk rely on the androids framework to function?

4.What are the main files to edit in an apk?

I know many apps are different but there's obviously something which stops the from being able to work on other phones. If apps in play store can played on all phones then manufacturer software must be able too.

Hopefully together we can make it possible. I've opened this to get some ideas and views from different people and more experienced developers.


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framework-res.apk basically contains the
elements of the Graphical User Interface for the
phone. This file is available at /system/ framework/framework-res.apk. Poking in this file would mean changing the
complete look and feel of your device. Since it is
the main element of your screen, replacing it
directly by pushing it through ADB would lead to
soft-brick. Therefore, this apk should carefully be
modified and replaced using the recovery module of the phone.
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