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[Was-A-ROM] TeamMaverick's Custom ROM - Info for developers like me

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28th September 2013, 01:28 PM   |  #1  
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(NOTE to Mods: I know this is now not related to the ROM, but once this was a good thread, until ZTE messed up)
Fellow MediaTek developers alike, ZTE Grand X Pro enthusiasts, and people alike...
I have a message. There will NOT be a ROM released. I've tried everything, got different errors in CWM, bricked devices, and I don't wanna talk about that.
Once this was a very big dream of mine, but then, I was a very big fool. The Grand X Pro, in my outlook, will never get further from a simple, flashable, Stock ROM... But that is also the past, since all copies of it are long gone...
I have to put this in a list of things our device doesn't support:
- Modification for themes
- CyanogenMod porting (No kernel source anyway...)
- Extensive build.prop modding
- Aroma installer
- Literally ANYTHING that is cool about custom ROM's...

Things we can do:
- Change the boot.img
- Change the recovery.img
- Flash the stock ROM from FlashTool
- Create a Nandroid
- Do a factory reset in CWM without bricking the device
- Install TWRP (albeit unusable)
- Install a custom Bootanimation

We have made some progress, but it's not enough for custom ROM development.
I'd like to thank the following fellow XDA members for their support during the actual ROM developement:

- heraSK -- ROM Betatester
- kevinrus123 -- Developing Support
- kozimcfly -- Betatester
- kudzo -- Betatester & fellow developer
- NotShouting -- Helpful resources
- apeelme -- updater-script
- Tonny73 -- Development support
- marijan130 -- Betatester

Anyone that wants to can ask me for my dumped ROM via PM.
Everything else like: "Please restart the ROM developement" will be ignored.
This ROM is now officially dead. We have ZTE to blame for that. They are completely developer-unfriendly and they are breaking Google's main rule about Android: "Android is about freedom"
Where is the freedom in NOT sharing their ROM sources? FFS, we just wanted to port JB, that they, a huge company was too lazy to do.
This thread is not meant to flame on ZTE, just to warn fellow developers...

Update: 10th of October , 2014:

I've found some alternatives to the Grand X Pro for around the same price tag now:
Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini
Samsung Galaxy S4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4
JiaYu G2S and G3 models
Sony Xperia U
Sony Xperia mini

Now what I recommend from here is especially Sony, because they are so dev-friendly that you can download the entire Google Android source from their developer site.

Also, in this post I announce my retirement from the Grand X Pro project, but still, you may feel free to contact me for support. The original stock ROM was taken down from Google Drive, along with it's components.
The flashtool is still available at the site: apeelme.blogspot.hu
The stock ROM *can* be optimized to an, albeit acceptable speed.
So here is the way how to make the phone faster:
1. Root it & download CWM . (TIP: Download 3 versions of CWM on your PC and compare their MD5 sums)
[COLOR="Gold"]Downloads :
CWM 5.0 - safe build
CWM 6.0.1.0 - warmly recommended
2. Install CWM via MobileUncle tools
3. Wipe cache, and Dalvik cache
4. Install Nova Launcher and other eye candy
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28th September 2013, 04:42 PM   |  #2  
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yay, our first grand x pro rom!

so, I've tried downloading but it says I can't access file. not uploaded yet?

did you made it as an updater? I thought that before flashing new rom we're supposed to wipe everything, not just cache and dalwik cache...?
28th September 2013, 05:10 PM   |  #3  
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Oh yes. Gonna add that to the how-to flash

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28th September 2013, 05:17 PM   |  #4  
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All fixed now

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okay, I have tested it. flashing went fine. first boot took few minutes, but that's normal for deodexed roms.

it booted fine but I got mixed results after it. I have wiped everything I found in CWM: factory reset, cache, dalwik cache, but somehow some of my apps from the stock rom have survived and I'm sure they weren't on the list in aroma. that could be CWM recovery's fault, since there's no option for wiping system. I'll try again with your twrp.

nova launcher was force closing but holo launcher from my stock rom survived so I could use the phone. oh, and you probably don't want to have all systems apps to choose from in aroma. someone might deselect something important. but, then again, we can always select all if not sure...

so much for now, I'll install twrp and try again...
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Hmmpfh ... idk what's the issue...
If it doesn't work, I'll re-upload tomorrow

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DO NOT FLASH ROM! Currently being fixed...

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DO NOT FLASH ROM! Currently being fixed...

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I was impatient and flash it before I see this message....now stuck on boot screen.I made a backup from CWM but it is on the internal storage and MD5 mismatch error shows up and cant fix it because I cant mount int. storage... please help
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I was impatient and flash it before I see this message....now stuck on boot screen.I made a backup from CWM but it is on the internal storage and MD5 mismatch error shows up and cant fix it because I cant mount int. storage... please help

Ow... I'll release a UnbrickTool in a few hours or so... Please be patient and your phone will be fixed...
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Rom is fixed!
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