Developers Support Thread
Developers Support Thread
What does that mean?
Quite literally, this thread is intended to support developers. I intend to help out anyone who needs a hand in an attempt to develop for the Galaxy Nexus, or any other phone but I'm going to reference my website with step by step instructions to get you through the beginning stages and comfortable with development. This will also cut down on the number of "noob questions".
My private messages and e-mail stay filled with usually the same questions. There are lots of people who have android phones and the excitement of owning them doesn't stop there. They want to learn how these other people are creating custom roms on their phone. Some people want a minimalism rom, pure AOSP with maybe one or two mods, such as reboot and status bar toggles, but otherwise want a stock setup. They browse around all these great roms but they are just too many mods for their taste. What do you do from there? You can request a developer release a version with only those two mods, and then wait for the end of time because it's not coming. Or you can compile your own rom from source code and have whatever mods you choose.
1) No trolling. If someone appears to be a troll and everyone agrees they are a troll, leave it at that. NOT responding to a troll is the only way to defeat them so practice that rampid in this thread.
2) Anyone who knows an answer to a question posted, feel free to join in, the entire community including current developers should participate. This will only serve to strengthen the development community.
3) No question is too small. Everyone starts somewhere so if someone post asking what a terminal is, or how to find usb debugging in settings, do not discourage them from continuing to learn. There is no place for that and you will have become a troll. You will know it too because everyone will ignore your comments
Get your start here:
This is google's own instruction but it's hard for some people just starting off to feel comfortable with. I have elaborated on this guide with an entire website aimed at educating people. Please visit here: http://www.dreamsforgotten.net
Understand the site is very new, I have been working on it for a month or so, but it will grow and evolve as does this thread. Any questions that get tackled here that are repeated, and seem to affect many people, I will add the resolution to the website as well.
I do have ad sense on the website in an attempt to cover the hosting fees, there is no option to set up an account @ dreamsforgotten.net. Anyone is free to stop by and view it, and take from it what they need. So far I have enough instruction in place to get anyone who is using a supported development device (as well as sprint and verizon galaxy nexi lol) compiling from source rather quickly.
Please leave me feedback on what you would like to see addressed in the future, and consider this the support thread. Dreamsforgotten.net is for you to get a step by step instruction on setting up an environment, this thread is for you to expand that and get assistance when you hit a snag in the road. Thanks guys and I'll be responding to questions as I get time. Enjoy.