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Cyanogenmod for mediatek devices

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By bucefal82, Junior Member on 11th May 2013, 07:02 PM
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Hey guys, We are going to try something new for our china phones - cyanogenmod.

But we need some more devs to get everything going.

For now we have:

-Github tree for Lenovo P700i(mediatek 6577, android 4.0.4, kernel 3.0.8)

-Lens_flare - original port author(may work with system folder and configs)

-some kernel source from other devices like liquid gallant

The main problem is getting adb to work that could help a lot on remaining development. For now even zygote not starting, but all partitions seems mounted successfully.

We need more devs (especially that could assemble working kernel for device), working with p700i may lead to following porting for other mtk devices, as sources are nearly the same.
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12th May 2013, 08:13 AM |#2  
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good project
i am in...
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12th May 2013, 01:32 PM |#3  
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We've done our best to deliver robust and delicious custom roms to our device (even using andrea or some other work [which are great], but, well.. android is opensource in the end :P).

We hope you could help us with cm development (mostly on kernel part).

At last it would be great to see some light in the mtk darkness..
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12th May 2013, 11:21 PM |#4  
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I'm trying to start working on CM for MTK6589 device. (Star S7589)
Kernel sources (for normal Android) can be found (has been released by Acer few weeks ago), but the biggest problem is the "device" folder.
I've written e-mails to few producers (ZOPO, Cubot, THL), and even that I've gotten replies from ZOPO and THL, they don't want to share anything, nor the kernel, nor any other sources.

If you'll get to something, please post it here, or pm me, and if I'd make any step I'll also keep you informed.
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13th May 2013, 03:18 PM |#5  
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Maybe it would be a good idea to sign a petition to Lenovo to "open the source code for the device"? 4pda russian forum would participate in signing such petition. And I assume there will be much more other communities / forums where we can spread this information to join us!

There are two steps to do this:

1. What is a petition website preferrable for such action?
2. To prepare the text for the petition which would be technically correct and would cover all the aspects we are waiting from Lenovo.

Anyone to take responsibilities for any paragraph?

---------- Post added at 03:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:50 PM ----------

Originally Posted by dmplot

1. What is a petition website preferrable for such action?

As an example of petition I looked at the "Give us Ice Cream Sandwich for HTC Desire HD".

So, the petition site I think is chosen. It is

So, who will take care of technically correct statement for the petition?

There is one more issue: the channels for such information spread. As to my thoughts it might be:

1. xda developers (of course),
2. 4pda russian forum,
3. Lenovo russian forum,
4. Please propose more...
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13th May 2013, 03:20 PM |#6  
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nice to see guys good if we get this working but any chance of mt6575 processors they are capable of running ics so cyanogenmod 9 ?
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13th May 2013, 06:21 PM |#7  
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This is great, im a ZTE v970 MT6577 owner and love the idea. I have kernel for ZTE Grand X V970 already uploaded to github and download the android sources and CM to start building.

The problem is im not a dev or have any kind of formation so I dont know if Im doing rigth. But i will try

I build a cm from scratch to my htc wildfire but I just had to do the steps of the CM tutorials.

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13th May 2013, 07:06 PM |#8  
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Good luck to you guys, i was lurking on XDA just to search for a few optimizations for my MTK6589 phone (HDC). This quadcore cpu is spreading like wildfire among chinese phones due to its low price, so hopefully you will get some good help for getting started.
19th May 2013, 09:01 AM |#9  
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i'am hopi will custom rom ICS for my phone lenovo a690 mtk 6575,rom512,ram512

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19th May 2013, 03:15 PM |#10  
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Short update on the topic:

1. I've made working TWRP recovery for mine Star.
I had to rip it a bit (awfully small recovery partition), but it looks like it's 90-95% working, just without partitioning possibilities. (But backups/recovery of them fully works, as same as other TWRP functions, and offcourse it's all operated by touch.)

2. I've compiled CM10.1, but it doesn't start, so here there is really a lot of work in front.
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