Agree with you, if you do find a guide, they honestly don't help, trust me on that one.
Plus you'll need a lot of knowledge on development before you take a leap into development, so my main advice to you for now is to learn the fundamentals of android development and continue from there.
You will not learn it fast but you'll get it soon in time, you can try the basics and try new things and from there you can explore the development side of android.
If you have any other queries just ask it in this section. Someone will help you out, good luck mate.
Cake man krish.
Rom Developer for
Huawei U8160 and U8180
Huawei Ascend G300
Planning on being one for Desire X
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