Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,736,733 Members 54,339 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Porting a Verizon ROM

Tip us?
 
thisnamestoolong
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 18
Join Date: Apr 2011
Default [Q] Porting a Verizon ROM

I won't mention which particular ROM this is, as I am only using it for personal use and have no wish to make the developers of the particular ROM feel as though I am expecting support for this clearly unsupported endeavour. By copying over the appropriate libraries (APNs, RIL drivers, etc) and editing build.prop, I was successfully able to boot the ROM, and all network functions worked with the exception of receiving phone calls (mobile data of all speeds, outgoing calls, send and receive SMS, wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS). Would anyone here have any clue what I could have missed? I realize that this is a fairly open ended question, and am not expecting a lot.
 
orateam
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 75
Posts: 558
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Orlando
Quote:
Originally Posted by thisnamestoolong View Post
I won't mention which particular ROM this is, as I am only using it for personal use and have no wish to make the developers of the particular ROM feel as though I am expecting support for this clearly unsupported endeavour. By copying over the appropriate libraries (APNs, RIL drivers, etc) and editing build.prop, I was successfully able to boot the ROM, and all network functions worked with the exception of receiving phone calls (mobile data of all speeds, outgoing calls, send and receive SMS, wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS). Would anyone here have any clue what I could have missed? I realize that this is a fairly open ended question, and am not expecting a lot.
I've done this a few times with T-mobile roms.

List the detail step by step methods you took, i'll see if you missed something. I was going to create a porting how-to thread but i'm too lazy. Perhaps yours will serve as one.
The Following User Says Thank You to orateam For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
thisnamestoolong
Old
#3  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 18
Join Date: Apr 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by orateam View Post
I've done this a few times with T-mobile roms.

List the detail step by step methods you took, i'll see if you missed something. I was going to create a porting how-to thread but i'm too lazy. Perhaps yours will serve as one.
Okay, here is a quick breakdown:
(The rom is question is based on the official Verizon 4.3 TW build)

1) I copied apns-conf.xml, GlobalConfig.jar, SecPhone.apk and more or less any library file with 'ril' in the title from the old rom to the new.
2) I edited build.prop to replace every reference to Verizon to reference T-Mobile, including device names
3) I did a factory reset (inc cache and Dalvik), installed the repackaged rom, then installed a T-Mobile 4.3 TW friendly kernel.
4) The default apn was epc.tmobile.com, which I had to change to fast.t-mobile.com to get LTE. After this change EVERYTHING net related with the exception of receiving phone calls worked.
 
orateam
Old
#4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 75
Posts: 558
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Orlando
Quote:
Originally Posted by thisnamestoolong View Post
Okay, here is a quick breakdown:
(The rom is question is based on the official Verizon 4.3 TW build)

1) I copied apns-conf.xml, GlobalConfig.jar, SecPhone.apk and more or less any library file with 'ril' in the title from the old rom to the new.
2) I edited build.prop to replace every reference to Verizon to reference T-Mobile, including device names
3) I did a factory reset (inc cache and Dalvik), installed the repackaged rom, then installed a T-Mobile 4.3 TW friendly kernel.
4) The default apn was epc.tmobile.com, which I had to change to fast.t-mobile.com to get LTE. After this change EVERYTHING net related with the exception of receiving phone calls worked.
looks complete, are you sure the ROM you're porting didn't include a verizon baseband? try flashing a Tmobile phone baseband.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes