[GUIDE] Develop NOW! 3rd Edition - How To Build ROMs, Kernels, and MODs [Hercules]
By request from other overworked developers on this forum, I proudly present Develop NOW! - A Basic Manual to Help ANYONE Begin Android Development.
Now you can learn how to build your own ROMs, Kernels, and MODs!!!!
This manual is Primarily made for HERCULES T-989 and T-989D Owners! If you have another device you will have to change some of these instructions to your device name instead!
Develop NOW! currently has 40 pages! From these pages you can learn…
- How to set up an android build environment
- Basic Development Terminology
- How to build with Linaro
- How to tweak ROM manifests to build your own ROM.
- Kernel building (Basic)
- Flashable ZIP Creation
- Starting you own ROM
- LOTS MORE!!!!!
For Everyone – Please try to post relative questions here. If you want verification that you have the correct xml string in your manifest this would be the place to post. If you run into weird errors as you follow the manual, this would be the place to post! If you want to let me know how grateful you are for this manual you can either 1) Join my Google+ Community and write a little thank you note there 2) Click “Thanks” below this post or 3) you can send me a dollar. (Nothing says thank you like I little tip once in a while)
This manual is not copyrighted! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT STEAL IT AND TRY TO SELL IT!!! Download it for your personal use! Make sure to share it with your friends too by sending them to this thread! The more the merrier! Everyone can learn to develop!
For Developers - If you are a Developer and think you have an easier way to perform any of the tasks I’ve described in this manual PM me. If you would like me to add one of your tutorials to my Additional Resources Chapter I’ll be more than happy to add you.
Other Developers who have created some of the tools I recommend in this manual deserve your thanks as well!
Go find all of these threads and thank the developers involved when you get a chance!!!
Project Rookie -This has a guide for doing just about anything. Many items are specifically for Skyrocket but you can learn things such as MOD creation, Kernel Building, and other Advanced Customization. I would start reading here if I were you!
Dsixda’s Android Kitchen - This is a tool that is very usefully for Signing files, unpacking boot images, and many more development things.
AROMA - This was a guide made by CarvsDriver about Aroma.
Linaro Toolchains - This is the Linaro toolchain “hotspot” for discussion. You can learn more about linaro and ask question about building toolchains here.
Flashable ZIP Creation - This tutorial by wilskywalker is much more detailed than my quick chapter on Flashable ZIPs. Read this if you really want to be a MOD guru!
This is a gold mine my friend. One stop shop to learn how to to build roms. I noticed you said that your work isn't copyrighted. I know in Adobe Acrobat you can add some form of credentials, watermarks, password protect document, and maybe encrypt it (don't know for sure). Just want you to know options are available if you feel you need to have them in place.
And just earlier today I was thinking I'd make a simplified guide to explain outright everything I did to make jellybeast.. but I think this posting will cover the subjects. Good work!
This will definitely fall into the hands of the Darkside.
I'll be back in a flash
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