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[Q] How To Use Another Android Phones Rom On Another Android Phone?

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By Renzler, Junior Member on 5th January 2013, 07:31 AM
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I am new to android and was wondering can we use another android phones rom on a another phone? Like can we use Galaxy Mini Cyanogenmod on Xperia Mini? And Can we do this by changing the firmware or kernel version?
 
 
5th January 2013, 07:36 AM |#2  
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I am new to android and was wondering can we use another android phones rom on a another phone? Like can we use Galaxy Mini Cyanogenmod on Xperia Mini? And Can we do this by changing the firmware or kernel version?

You can't use Galaxy Mini Cyanogenmod on Xperia Mini . Other wish you break your phone.



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As stated above only do this if you need a brick. Only flash things ment for your device.

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You can't use Galaxy Mini Cyanogenmod on Xperia Mini . Other wish you break your phone.



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can i use another cell phones rom instead of cyanogenmod? and is there any way to use the rom without breaking my phone?
5th January 2013, 09:15 AM |#5  
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can i use another cell phones rom instead of cyanogenmod? and is there any way to use the rom without breaking my phone?

You were already told no.

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5th January 2013, 11:06 AM |#6  
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thanks for the info zelende and dkmali. And last question can flash another mobiles firmware or kernel version to my android? and yes can I then use things meant for those android? don't by the question get irrigated just wanted know !!
5th January 2013, 12:28 PM |#7  
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thanks for the info zelende and dkmali. And last question can flash another mobiles firmware or kernel version to my android? and yes can I then use things meant for those android? don't by the question get irrigated just wanted know !!

u cant use a rom
but there is something called porting
u cant even flash kernel because drivers are different
but there are some things u can use like stock apps that too if its same version
6th January 2013, 08:44 AM |#8  
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thanks for the info zelende and dkmali. And last question can flash another mobiles firmware or kernel version to my android? and yes can I then use things meant for those android? don't by the question get irrigated just wanted know !!

Dude you asked the same question thrice, just differently worded. For god's sake.

Read up on porting ROMs if you want to know how a ROM for one device is made to work on another. It usually requires a device specific kernel that's made to be compatible with the other device's ROM, and then there's resizing work to be done for all the apps if the other device's screen is of a larger resolution.

Judging by your questions, it's obvious you don't have any developer knowledge, and porting requires quite a bit of it. So, for the last time, NO you can't do whatever you're asking.
8th May 2013, 09:18 PM |#9  
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same specs device
hi,
i have a similar question but for an identical hardware phones.
my device is with mt6577 cpu (neo n002), and running ICS i searched for a JB rom but didn't find one.
there are other devices with that chipset even same ram (size), screen resolution, maybe same camera, so i wonder if i can port
the JB rom to my device or even install the rom as it is?
if so, can i keep specific drivers from the ICS version, in case i get a problem with gps/camera/mic.....?

thanx.
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I want to ask can i install htc ONE's ROM on HTC DESIRE HD...?
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